The New Edge

with your host, Ken Field

on WMBR 88.1FM in Cambridge, MA, USA



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Welcome to The New Edge home page. The New Edge features 2 hours each week of mostly instrumental creative new music, composed and improvised at the intersection of classical, jazz, and world styles.

Diverse musicians and composers interviewed on The New Edge have included guitarist John Abercrombie, the band Adelaide, pianist Tristan Allen, sound artist Ellen Band, pianist/composer Nik Bartsch, violinist Joshua Bell, composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel, multi-instrumentalist Alexander Berne, saxophonist Tim Berne, composer/vocalist Lisa Bielawa, producer Martin Bisi, guitarist/composer Brendan Burns, composer Eric Chasalow, composer/pianist/audio technologist David Chesky, violinist/arranger/composer Jeremy Cohen, keyboardist/bandleader Chick Corea, clarinetist/composer Beth Custer, composer Anthony Paul DeRitis, from Morocco the El Arabi-Serghini Trio, clarinetist/composer James Falzone, bassist Michael Formanek, pianist/composer Tord Gustavsen, Armenian pianist & composer Tigran Hamasayan, Pulizer Prize winning composer John Harbison, drummer/composer/bandleader John Hollenbeck, guitarist Glenn Jones, Iranian composer/musician Kayhan Kalhor, violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch, composer Darrell Katz, shakuhachi master Yoshio Kurahashi, multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Lamaster, flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert, saxophonist/composer Charles Lloyd, composer/pianist Moira Lo Bianco, saxophonist Jessica Lurie, composer Keeril Makan, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, pianist/composer Myra Melford, guitarist/pianist/composer Roger Miller, drummer Michal Miskiewicz (Tomasz Stanko), composer/conductor Butch Morris, composer/guitarist David Nichtern, percussionist Brian O'Neill, composer/pianist Fernando Otero, drummer Toss Panos, composer David Rakowski, guitarist/composer Jussi Reijonen, Boston Modern Orchestra Director Gil Rose, composer/saxophonist Mathew Rosenblum, multi-genre violinist/composer DBR (Daniel Bernard Roumaine), musician/composer/actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, trombonist Brett Sroka, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, pianist Bobo Stenson, saxophonist/composer Colin Stetson, ney player Fred Stubbs, bassist Steve Swallow, composer/guitarist David Torn, guitarist/composer Ralph Towner, fiddler & electronic musician Dan Trueman, composer Ken Ueno, composer Patricia Van Ness, vibist Marc Wagnon with bassist Percy Jones, percussionist Ken Winokur, bassist Randy Wong, clarinetist/composer/gamelanista Evan Ziporyn.
Look here for an interview about the show on Great Evolving Sound with Jeremy Meserve.

 

Live WMBR Broadcast

 

You can hear The New Edge on 88.1 FM, WMBR, Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm EST. WMBR's broadcast signal is heard throughout the greater Boston area, and worldwide via the internet.

Beginning in June 2008, you can also hear The New Edge on taintradio.org.

 

WMBR

You can view weekly playlists for The New Edge beginning at the show's inception in August 2002.

E-mail me at newedge@wmbr.org. Or call me when I'm on the air at 617-253-8810. Or write me at:

Ken Field
The New Edge
WMBR Radio
3 Ames St
Cambridge MA 02142

 

Photo credit: Jed Hickson

 

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Comments to newedge@wmbr.org. Copyright (c) 2003-2014 Ken Field. All rights reserved.

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