Your dreams can be part of a new song-cycle, devoted to stories about war. Contribute here.
One hint: it's not Brooklyn or Berlin. Watch the video.
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.
"Genteel" is not a word generally associated with the artistic output of Andre Williams, a 1950s hero for the gutter-minded.
The Music Dircetor of The American Symphony Orchestra helps us explore classical music beyond Beethoven and Bach.
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.
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.
Are you the next Lady Gaga? WNYC plans to host the Battle of the Boroughs, a new talent competition. Find out how to enter.
The Strokes put New York City (and shaggy hair) back on the rock-n-roll map nearly 10 years ago. Now, frontman Julian Casablancas is striking out on his own.
Fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor pulled together two great jazz/blues players -- virtuoso bassist John Patitucci and baby-faced guitarist Julian Lage -- for a three-night run at the Blue Note last week. The trio made their radio debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.
A studio visit with composer Marvin Hamlisch. A retirement home for former entertainers. A debate about race in the theater. Those were some of the top stories from Kurt Andersen, and Studio 360, this year.
Year-end lists are not just about remembering the best. Where there's the good, there's always the bad. Here are some "worst of the worst" lists that remind us of what we loved to hate in 2009.
The holiday season is no longer around the corner, it's here. However, the perfect gift for the classical music lover may not be. Good thing there's still a time to purchase something a little more personal than an Amazon.com gift card or another recording of a Beethoven symphony.
Julian Lennon says he wants his own Revolution. Along with digital pioneers Michael Birch and Todd Meagher, he just opened an artist-centric music company called theRevolution. One word. The group helps musicians take back control of their work from big timey labels and distribute directly to fans via the Internet.
The buzzy beach band Real Estate continues to make proverbial waves across the indie rock scene. The New Jersey natives just released their self-titled debut on Woodsist and plan to go on a European tour next month.
A selection of events for the weekend of Dec. 18 to 20.
Like David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Judas Priest before her, Tori Amos now joins the ranks of unlikely musicians to take the leap into the holiday music market. These albums can walk a fine line between festive and cheesy. But her new release, Midwinter Graces, overhauls traditional carols in a way only Tori Amos knows how. [Note that we haven't come down on the festive v. cheesy debate. That's up to you!]
A selection of cultural events to populate the weekend.