John Schaefer

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John Schaefer appears in the following:

Remembering The Musicians Who Passed Away in 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Prince. David Bowie. George Michael. Leonard Cohen. Sharon Jones. Merle Haggard. These are just a few of the musicians we lost in this past year.

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Listen: GABI Talks Fear, Vulnerability and the Human Voice

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

GABI is a composer and vocalist who brings together elements of classical music, electronica and the expressive vulnerability of the human voice.

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Winter Culture Scene: Music

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cultural offerings for the 2017 Winter season continue with a look at the must-see musical performances. 

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Listen: Daniel Wohl on Physical Performance and Electronic Sound

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

For composer Daniel Wohl, the distinction between a physical performer and an electronic sound is inconsequential. For this episode of LPR Live, we take in excerpts from "Holographic."

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Waiting in Line at The Polls? Here's Your Election Day Playlist

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, gives us a playlist for your visit to the polls and to get you through the day.

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Man Meets Machine on Dan Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Composer Dan Trueman is the inventor of a new instrument: the prepared digital piano. On this LPR Live, we hear So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski perform Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic.'

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Watsky, To Infinity and Beyond

Monday, October 31, 2016

The unconventional hip-hop artist and poet visits the Soundcheck studio. 

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Band of Skulls, In Studio

Thursday, October 27, 2016

British trio's massive riffs stripped to their...skeletal form.

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Listen: Port St. Willow Brings 'Syncope' to Life at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Port St. Willow, the project of Brooklyn-based Nicholas Principe, performed its second improvisational, atmospheric album "Syncope" at Le Poisson Rouge on November 17, 2015.

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Roosevelt's Feverish Dance Pop

Thursday, October 20, 2016

German artist inspired by New Wave and electronic sounds visits the studio. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Blue Moon, Dark City

Monday, October 17, 2016

Week of October 17: This week, a strange new version of an old standard, the return of Mexico’s rock royalty, and the new look of Prairie Home Companion.
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Jimmy Eat World, Sure and Certain

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Arizona alterna-pop heroes are back with a new record, and they visit Soundcheck to play a few of the electric new tunes.

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Regina Spektor Returns to Life

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The colorful, emotive singer-songwriter performs on the WNYC Steinway. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Go!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Week of October 10: This week, Alicia Keys gets personal, Regina Spektor gets mermaid-y, and a London duo turns the moon landing into dance music.
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Andrew Norman's Video Game-Inspired 'Gran Turismo' with Ensemble LPR

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

For this episode of LPR Live, we join the ambitious Ensemble LPR for a performance of music by composer Andrew Norman that draws its inspiration from a high octane racing-car video game.

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Hiss Golden Messenger, In the Studio

Monday, October 10, 2016

The lyrical folk and rock outfit brings its newly soul-infused sounds into the studio.

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Reuben Hollebon's Terminal Nostalgia

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The dark and lyrical British singer-songwriter visits the Soundcheck studio to play a live set from his debut, 'Terminal Nostalgia.'

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Weekly Music Roundup: Heavy (and Light) Entertainment

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Week of October 3: A Golden Suits premiere, a long-dead actor stars in a new music video, and the next step in artificial intelligence: songwriting.
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Peter, Bjorn, & John Reach Their Breakin' Point

Monday, October 03, 2016

Two-thirds of the infectious pop trio returns to the Soundcheck studio for a live set and conversation. 

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River Whyless Gathers Many Musical Tributaries

Thursday, September 29, 2016

West Africa meets Appalachia—the Asheville band visits the Soundcheck studio for a live set.

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