May 18, 2017

[Mix for NTS Radio] Getting Warmer Episode 13: Joanna Brouk Tribute


My newest mix for NTS Radio is a two hour tribute to Joanna Brouk, who passed away this month at 68. Considered one of the early founders of New Age, Brouk never referred to herself as a composer, but rather insisted that she was a vessel for the music that flowed through her. Her work sat somewhere in between new age, drone, minimalism, and classically inclined ambient, with a curiosity and a roughness reminiscent of pioneering early electronic music. You can buy her excellent compilation released last year by Numero Group here. There's also a great interview with her here in which she talks about her early processes and her work in sound healing.

She often said that it was the space between the notes in which interesting things start to happen, and that music has to slow down in order to get there. I put this mix together of things that, to me, are similarly interested in space and silence. Some of these songs were written by her contemporaries; others are just things that I hope she might have liked. If you like it, there will be an mp3 download link here in a week. Thank you for everything, Joanna!



Tracklisting:
1. Joanna Brouk - Healing Music (excerpt)
2. Francesco Messina - Prati Bagnati Del Monte Alalogo (excerpt)
3. Kudsi Erguner & Xavier Bellenger - Apu-Caylioch / Le Seigneur Des Étoiles
4. Kevin Braheny - Lullaby for the Hearts of Space (excerpt)
5. John Clark - The Abhà Kingdom (excerpt)
6. Masahiro Sugaya - 水-(1)
7. Craig Kupka - Clouds II (excerpt)
8. Iasos - The Winds of Olympus
9. Daniel - Quartz Crystal Bells (Side A) (excerpt)
10. Daniel Kobialka - Planetary Mysteries
11. Ojas - Shiva Dance (excerpt)
12. Jansen / Barbieri - The Way The Light Falls
13. Hiroshi Yoshimura - Water Planet
14. Alice Damon - Waterfall Winds
15. Joanna Brouk - Golden Cloud Layers

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