Sound Perimeter

Sound Perimeter: Exploring the Lullaby

Sep 24, 2020

This week, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe explores the lullaby, which is a song typically used to calm children to put them to sleep. We explore the style with selections from Amos Cochrane and Chucho Valdez. This segment originally aired on July 1, 2020.

Sound Perimeter: Let's Start a Revolution

Sep 17, 2020
Courtesy / Sarah Willis

In today's Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Professor of Music Lia Uribe, we explore how Frederic Chopin turned etudes from a piece of practice music to stand alone pieces performed in concert halls. We hear Chopin's Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor Revolutionary performed by Evgeny Kissin, Sonido Bestial by Bobby Cruz and Richie Ray, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto, K. 447, 3rd movement performed by Sarah Willis and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.

Sound Perimeter: Cheers and Tears

Sep 10, 2020
Courtesy / Tina Oppenheimer

On today's Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe explores the uniqueness of music that combines beauty and sadness and its ability to reach the core of our humanness. Uribe includes the following pieces of music to illustrate her point: Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony 7 in A major, opus 92, second movement performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings and Maxence Cyrin's piano cover of "Where is My Mind" by The Pixies.

Courtesy / Kronos Quartet

In today's Sound Perimeter, we learn more about string quartets, a chamber music group that consists of four string musicians: two violin players, one viola player and a cellist. The string quartet has been perhaps the most recognized chamber ensemble since the 1750s when classical composer Franz Joseph Haydn started writing for that instrument combination. String quartet also denotes the name of the pieces written for that ensemble.

Sound Perimeter: Are Bird Songs Music?

Aug 27, 2020
Courtesy / Brad Trent

Lia Uribe is a music professor at the University of Arkansas and recently, she had a discussion with her students about whether bird songs can be considered music. Uribe explores that idea with classical works inspired by birds and their songs, including Antonio Vivaldi's Spring Concerto, 1st Movement (from the Four Seasons), Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, 3rd movement called "Abyss of the Birds," and Meredith Monk's Bird Code.

Sound Perimeter: Bach is Always Back

Aug 20, 2020
Courtesy / Bela Fleck

This week, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe introduces us to the various interpretations of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. We'll hear Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, as well as Bela Fleck's rendition of Partita No. 1003, Gabriela Montero's performance of Air in G and Violin Concerto in A minor by Bobby McFerrin.

Sound Perimeter: Imani Winds

Aug 13, 2020
Courtesy / Arts Management Group

This week, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe expands our musical boundaries with a performance by Imani Winds, an ensemble of classically trained musicians of color, who are determined to make a statement about representation and be role models for children and young musicians who look like them.

On today's Sound Perimeter with Lia Uribe, we hear Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony #5 in C minor, as well as Cinco Salsa, an arrangement of the same work, performed by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Hovedoen Social Club.



Tango! on Sound Perimeter

Jul 30, 2020

This week's Sound Perimeter with Lia Uribe explores tango and features music from Anibal Troilo and Astor Piazzolla with "Volver," Chapeau (Valeria Martin and Daniela Mercado) with "Rhapsodia Bohemia" and "Ruta 40," and Carlos Gardel with "Por Una Cabeza."

Sound Perimeter: Virtual Orchestras

Jul 23, 2020

Although the pandemic is keeping musicians apart, Lia Uribe points out in her latest Sound Perimeter, some orchestras are still able to perform together virtually. She shares some of those performances, including one by the Tulsa Symphony.