New Sounds: Listener Poll Show for 2010

New York Polyphony

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Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where the listeners weigh in on the best new music releases of 2010. First off, a big thank you to all of the listeners who voted! We found that there were some hard-fought battles this year between well-waged Facebook (and other social media) campaigns and other organized mailing list calls-to-action. However, we have a clear front-runner, with some unexpected and predictable results.  The voting closed at noon today.  Tonight's 25th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show will contain the music that emerged victorious from this year's contest.

10. Steven Mackey, Synergy, Rinde Eckert & BMOP
Finale, excerpt [2:00]

9. Redhooker
Standing Still, excerpt [4:00]

8. Timothy Andres, David Kaplan
Shy and Mighty
Timothy Andres : Out of Shape [4:00]

7.  So Percussion and Matmos
Treasure State
Flame [4:35]

6. Brian Eno/ Jon Hopkins /Leo Abrahams
Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Lesser Heaven [3:21]

5. Nico Muhly
I Drink the Air Before Me
Storm Center [3:35]

4. Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi
Rainbow: Music of Central Asia vol. 8
Qashlarin Kamandir, excerpt [5:00]

Honorable Mention: William Brittelle
Television Landscape
Dunes of Vermillion, excerpt [2:00]

3. New York Polyphony
Tudor City
Andrew Smith:Surrexit Christus [3:24]

2. Maya Beiser
Tamar Muskal: Mar De Leche, excerpt [4:30]

1. Steve Reich/Bang on a Can All-Stars/eighth blackbird
Double Sextet / 2 x 5
Double Sextet – Fast (3)