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Oddio Overplay began in the 1990s as a directory for music shared online. As technology grew, so did Oddio by hosting original music and radio shows. When netlabels first appeared, Oddio Overplay was right there to filter through all the sounds and connect listeners with new artists.

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Here are some of the albums Oddio has added to the WFMU Free Music Archive. Click the dots above the row of album covers to see the next rows. Here's hoping you find some albums and collections you love.

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katya-oddio on 06/06/2015 at 06:23PM

Der Abend World Premiere

photo: "Flying heron in the early evening" by X posid

Harold Rosenbaum, conductor of the all-professional choir, The New York Virtuoso Singers, had this to say about American composer John Harbison's choral work "Der Abend":

"Der Abend (Evening) is a short work on a poem by Joseph von Eichendorff, for double choir, paying homage simultaneously to the homophonic simplicity of Schubert, the antiphonal style of the 17th century Venetians, and the bitonality of Ives. That is quite a mix! Beginning and ending both in C Major and G Minor, and seeming to traverse almost every other key in between, the effect, while appearing somewhat incongruous or jarring at first, soon transports us into a dreamlike state where, as the poem states, we begin to notice that, 'ancient days and gentle sorrows now fuse like quiet showers luminously through the heart.'"

A recording of the world premiere of the piece is now housed on the Free Music Archive, as well as a reprise of the piece in the same concert performed by the Massachusetts Instiitute of Technology Concert Choir.

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katya-oddio on 06/05/2015 at 09:16PM

Welcoming the New Season

The four seasons captured in photographs by Karen Arnold

The MIT Symphony Orchestra supports the MIT Concert Choir in this performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons).  The choir is conducted by William Cutter.

In failing health near the end of his musical career, Haydn composed this work over two years while struggling with a libretto prepared by Austrian nobleman Baron Gottfried van Swieten, who also penned the libretto for Haydn's popular The Creation.  The text is based on the poem "The Seasons" by English poet James Thomson.  Haydn's final work premiered in 1801.

In The Seasons, the chorus sings mostly in four parts, featuring three vocal soloists.  The same solo voices representing archetypal plain country people appear here as in The Creation — Simon (bass), Lucas (tenor), and Hanne (soprano).  For this performance, the soloists are Diana Hogland, Mark Evans, and Mark Andrew Cleveland.

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idiotprogrammer on 02/20/10 at 07:48AM
Hi, Katya, Nice to see a familiar name from Webjay days.

I've been hanging around jamendo but FMA looked interesting. Look forward to following your picks.

You might like my article I wrote about my favorite albums. http://www.imaginaryplanet.net/weblogs/idiotprogrammer/special/11-incredible-musicians-you-can-download-for-free-best-of-jamendo/

Out of Jamendo’s 29,000 free albums, I’ve listened to about 2200+ albums and downloaded 400+ musical albums for free. The article includes my 11 favorite.
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Black Lantern Music on 12/23/10 at 01:30PM
Hi Katya, thanks for including some Black Lantern tracks on your 2010 selection - really enjoyed all the music you chose!
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mirte86 on 02/02/11 at 02:48PM
Hello,

I would like to contact you about “The End: I am not here...” (by Aestrid Byrne)

I would like to use this song in my short animation project.
my email is flainc-cu2@xs4all.nl
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douglasawh on 05/28/12 at 01:55PM
We've played Oddio tracks on our podcast several times. Here's the latest example: http://www.musicmanumit.com/2012/05/music-only-120526-music-manumit-podcast.html

We'd like to have you on our show for an interview to talk about the great work you do. Please let me know if you are interested!
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FifaCrack on 04/14/15 at 10:28AM
very interesting
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adal2007 on 05/10/15 at 11:17PM
Hi, i run a small open music archive project, we want to enter to FMA
(free music archive curator) seems a good fit for the music we do, mainly electronica and videogame music, here are five samples:
https://archive.org/download/FREE_background_music_dhalius/backsound.mp3
https://archive.org/download/FREE_background_music_dhalius/google%20maps.mp3
https://archive.org/download/FREE_background_music_dhalius/remember%20the%20old%20days.mp3
https://archive.org/download/FREE_background_music_dhalius/YEAH.mp3
https://archive.org/download/FREE_background_music_dhalius/WonderfulLights.mp3

thanks'¿´+
Adrian
kreativaweb@gmail.com
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