John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

RIP Bob Welch

Friday, June 08, 2012

Remembering Bob Welch - for the right reasons.

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Neil Young sounds off

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Why music sounded better before 1980

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Early progress on summer resolutions

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

AJ Jacobs, Bob Dylan, and snobs

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Summer Workshop Day 1

Monday, June 04, 2012

First thoughts about the Soundcheck redesign

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Soundcheck Workshop

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just like a band on tour pulls off the road and heads into the recording studio, Soundcheck will spend the summer off the air creating something new. We'll return after Labor Day with a new evening timeslot, a new and expanded digital presence, and a lineup of terrific live events. 

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The Rights and Wrongs of Spin's Guitar List

Thursday, May 24, 2012

John Schaefer's response to Spin's List of 100 Greatest Guitarists

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Food Vs Music?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Is food the new rock? One man's non-answer.

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My Hit Parade

Monday, May 21, 2012

John Schaefer reveals his iTunes play history

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RIP Donna Summer

Thursday, May 17, 2012

John Schaefer refuses to acknowledge his response to Donna Summer's music.

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Music and motion in concert

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dancing in concerts: John Schaefer feels strongly both ways.

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Remembering 1972

Friday, May 11, 2012

Music in 1972 was full of surprises.

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Remembering Pete Fornatale

Friday, April 27, 2012

John Schaefer recalls a New York radio legend

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live with Kaki King and Punch Brothers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2:00 PM



Join host John Schaefer in the Greene Space as Soundcheck presents an hour with modern-day guitar hero Kaki King and Punch Brothers led by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile.

Musician and composer Kaki King creates rich sound textures with her six-string skills – so well, in fact, that Rolling ...

Kudos to two very different musicians

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two musical awards are announced - one national, the other local.

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Kraftwerk at MOMA

Monday, April 16, 2012

John Schaefer reports back on Saturday's Kraftwerk performance

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Kraftwerk's Brilliantly Mixed Message

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kraftwerk's simple songs are not so simple after all.

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The Ring Haiku project

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Setting the stage for tomorrow's big Ring Haiku event!

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The Greene Space

Andrew Bird performs "Orpheo" Live on Soundcheck

Friday, March 30, 2012

2:00 PM

Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird joins John Schaefer in The Greene Space to play songs from his new album, "Break It Yourself" live on Soundcheck.

Terry Riley Remembers In C

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In this 2009 episode of WNYC's New Sounds, Terry Riley speaks with host John Schaefer about his landmark 1964 work In C which helped usher in the style known as minimalism.

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Lou Harrison Tunes the Gamelan for Western Ears

Monday, March 26, 2012

In this 1997 New Sounds with host John Schaefer, Lou Harrison talks about composing for the Indonesian gamelan, the associated complexities of intonation and his recollections of instrument building and experimentation with fellow West Coast maverick, Harry Partch.