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David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg appears in the following:

The Septendecennial Sing-Along

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Every 17 years, a deafening sex orchestra hits the East Coast -- billions and billions of cicadas crawl out of the ground, sing their hearts out, then mate and die. In this short, Jad and Robert talk to a man who gets inside that noise to dissect its meaning and musical components.

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Bug Music; Marnie Stern At Home; Musicians And Their Neighbors; Marques Toliver In The Studio

Thursday, May 02, 2013

In this episode: They’re coming… before the 17-year cicadas emerge this spring, we talk with writer, musician, and philosopher David Rothenberg about his book Bug Music, which examines the connection between human music and insect noise.

Plus: Guitarist and songwriter Marnie Stern gives us an inside look into her apartment. And, WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal’s Micropolis series examines musicians who rehearse in their apartments — and the neighbors that live next to them. 

Plus: A profile of this week's Check Ahead artist - the singer and songwriter Joshua James.

Also: The classically trained violinist and songwriter Marques Toliver showcases his compelling hybridized sound, where classical, pop, and R&B meet.

    Bugs Make 'Ancient, Thrumming, And Rhythmic' Music

    Thursday, May 02, 2013

    Musician and philosopher David Rothenberg discusses the beauty of insect sounds and shares some recordings of his own compositions — with performers from the insect community — that he made in the field.

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    Broadway, Social Justice, and Politics

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012

    David Rothenberg talks about his varied life, which has included Broadway's bright lights, prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. He’ll talks about his memoir Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion

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    Save the Whales (But Listen, Too)

    Thursday, June 26, 2008

    Clarinetist, naturalist, and author David Rothenberg wrote about his quest to jam with the biggest singers on the planet: whales. Scott McVay made historic underwater recordings of whale songs. They join us to share their sounds and theories of whale song.

    Our blog: John Schafer on whale songs: ...

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    Helping Ex-Inmates Adjust to Life Outside of Prison

    Monday, March 24, 2008

    Reintegrating ex-inmates into their communities can be difficult. We look into the challenges of successful prisoner re-entry with David Rothenberg and JoAnne Page of the non-profit The Fortune Society, as well as Cass Torres, a former inmate.

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