Third Country Radio Episode 51: Classically Contemporary

One of the benefits of modern technology is the ability to blend art forms and sounds into fascinating new compositions - as well as the ability to share said pieces. This week, Conor and Katie explore contemporary classical works from yesterday and today. Composed and performed by artists from around the world, you're sure to find something that will challenge and enthrall you. Featuring tracks by Marja Ahti, Andrew Balfour and Jasper String Quartet.


  1. Violin Diptych- II. Changes Move by Samuel Adams on Currents (Other Minds)
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  3. Strange Waves- I by Kate Ellis & Ed Bennett on Strange Waves (Erdogos)
  4. Three High Places (double bass)- 1. Above Sunset Pass by John Luther Adams on Darkness and Scattered Light (Cold Blue Music)
  5. Songs and Dances for the Three Generous Sisters composed by Ron Warren by Dawn Avery on North American Indian Cello Project (Self-Released)
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  7. Featured Shrine (Aether) by Marja Ahti on Tender Membranes (Black Truffle)
  8. Part II by Les Certitudes on Construire sur les ruines d'un passé encore fumant (Discreet Editions)
  9. Featured Omaa Biindig by Andrew Balfour and musica intima on Nagamo (Redshift Music)
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  11. Each Time You Carry Me This Way (1993) by Klangforum Wien on Lucia Dlugoszewski: Abyss and Caress (col legno music GmbH)
  12. Featured String Quartet No. 1 IV. Moto Perpetuo – Presto Possible by Jasper String Quartet, Vivian Fung (Composer) on Insects & Machines (Sono Luminus)
  13. Pour Finir Encore I by Symon Clarke on Pour Finir Encore (Ablaze)
  14. Connor Chee - Coyotes by The Butterfly Trio on The Butterfly Trio: Live at the Array (Self-Released)
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  16. Section I by Chris Schlarb on Twilight & Ghost Stories (Asthmatic Kitty)