Allison Lirish Dean

Allison Lirish Dean appears in the following:

Future of Downtown Brooklyn

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Kelly Anderson, filmmaker and director of “My Brooklyn”, and producer Allison Lirish Dean, discuss their film about gentrification in downtown Brooklyn.

→ Event: "My Brooklyn" will be screening at reRun Theater in DUMBO from Jan. 4-10. Purchase tickets here.

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More Than Midi

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Video games have surpassed Hollywood movies as a money making industry. And while video game music of yesterday consisted of simple blips and beeps, today game scores are being composed for full orchestras. Allison Lirish Dean explains how video game music has gone from midi to Mozart.


Landscape and Awe

Saturday, April 19, 2003

In the 19th century, a picture of a river or a forested mountain might be considered overwhelming in its own right, too much for the senses to absorb. Allison Lirish Dean takes a look at that time, and talks to a contemporary painter who plays with the landscape ...


Music of the Spheres

Saturday, June 29, 2002

Allison Dean explores how the ancient Greeks' model of the structure of the universe still shapes our music.

(Originally aired: January 10, 2002)


Now Playing: Polaroids by Walker Evans

Saturday, May 11, 2002

In this new book published by Scalo Press, we see work Walker Evans began late in life, in 1973, when the great American photographer traded in his sophisticated camera equipment for a Polaroid camera. 


Bach's Secret

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Years of detective work by music scholar Helga Thoene revealed secret messages in the solo violin music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On the album, Morimur, violinist Christoph Poppen and the Hilliard Ensemble interweave the newly discovered melodies with the existing violin music — with controversial results.


Music of the Spheres

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Allison Dean explores how the ancient Greeks' model of the structure of the universe still shapes our music.



Saturday, November 10, 2001

To produce their upcoming album, underground hip-hop artists Mike Ladd and Nat Gosman looked to avant-garde classical music for their samples and beats. 


Ruth Crawford Seeger

Saturday, October 20, 2001

In honor of the centennial of Ruth Crawford Seeger's birth, we look at her career as an avant-garde composer who started an urban folk revival movement.


Composer Harry Partch

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Producer Allison Dean listens to the strange sounds and rousing tunes of the non-conformist American composer and musical inventor who would have turned 100 this month.