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Launching Sample Rate: A New Home for Electronic and Electroacoustic Music

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As part of our Q2 Music Spring Schedule makeover, we're proud to announce Sample Rate - a weekly destination celebrating the rich and underserved repertoire of modern electronic, electroacoustic and ambient music.

This unhosted two-hour program features music from around the globe that hovers near the nebulous boundary of "classical" and "electronic" music, ranging from groundbreaking electronic works (by the likes of Morton Subotnick, Alvin Curran and Pauline Oliveros) to music by established electronic musicians (William Basinski, Dan Deacon) and an ever-growing roster of emerging knob-twisting "chamber music" composers.

Hear everything from compositions built around field recordings to ambient electronic improvisations to recordings where post-production takes on a critical, creative role.

This week's episode features short, meditative works by British composer Tim Martin (a.k.a. Maps & Diagrams), Jason Treuting of So Percussion, post-rock pioneers Tortoise, Viennese duo Lokai and German pianist/composer Nils Frahm. We'll hear a mesmerizing collaboration between Portland singer-songwriter Laura Gibson and sound-artist Ethan Rose, an ambient work by Brooklyn-based duo Mountains and John Richard's Suite for Piano and Electronics.

The second hour is split between two longer electroacoustic works: Peter Broderick's Music for Falling from Trees and Tristan Perich's Active Field for 10 violins and 10-bit, 1-channel electronics.

Sample Rate streams Fridays from 7-9 pm and Sundays 10am-noon.