Features : Archive for Music
Friday, July 09, 2010
African bands Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Konono No. 1, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Burkina Electric perform throughout the city and ensure that New York's focus on Africa continues beyond the World Cup.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now. The band’s latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel. When the band stopped by Studio 360 recently, frontman Robert Schneider ...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future
Legendary experimental jazz musician, composer, and multi-hyphenate Anthony Braxton, was honored last week on his 65th birthday. The two-night celebration, produced by the non-profit Tri-Centric Foundation, featured an array of contemporary jazz music’s leading lights, including John Zorn, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas and Nicole Mitchell. “If it weren’t for Anthony Braxton,” exclaimed a clearly humbled Zorn said from the stage, “we all wouldn’t be standing here.”
Friday, June 25, 2010
Memphis-bred bassist and composer Stephan Crump is a rising star on the New York music scene and a member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and other ensembles.
Monday, June 21, 2010
On the longest day of the year, there were over 1,000 performances in every borough and in every genre. From professionals to amateurs, electronic musicians to classical music aficianados, New York's latest and most cacophonous celebration, Make Music New York, filled the streets.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Cabaret at a Queens post office, hip-hop at a barber shop in the Bronx, an aqua-opus on the banks of the East River, and ukuleles en masse at the Union Square Green Market.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The World Cup isn’t just a soccer tournament – it’s an worldwide cultural happening. Find out about the best World Cup music, videos, art exhibitions, and books, right here.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Your dreams can be part of a new song-cycle, devoted to stories about war. Contribute here.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
One hint: it's not Brooklyn or Berlin. Watch the video.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Mat Schulz, founder of the Unsound art and music festival, discovered what it was like to be a music nut under the thumb of communism. View a slideshow of the postcards here.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
"Genteel" is not a word generally associated with the artistic output of Andre Williams, a 1950s hero for the gutter-minded.
Monday, February 01, 2010
The Music Dircetor of The American Symphony Orchestra helps us explore classical music beyond Beethoven and Bach.
Monday, February 01, 2010
The guitar Bob Mould discusses his influence on a new generation of musicians. And bemoans the fact that he's become a Granddaddy of Punk. Watch the video.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, who was born 200 years ago in March of 1810. This year marks a related anniversary for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who won the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland back in 1970.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Are you the next Lady Gaga? WNYC plans to host the Battle of the Boroughs, a new talent competition. Find out how to enter.