John Schaefer


John Schaefer appears in the following:

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. 


Songs for a Future We Hope to Never See

Friday, March 23, 2012

Great songs for terrible futures

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Accordions And Prison Music - a followup

Friday, March 23, 2012

More listener comments on recent Soundcheck shows

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Frederic Rzewski and DIY Music-Making

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In this 2002 episode of WNYC's Soundcheck, host John Schaefer talks to maverick American icon Frederic Rzewski as well as fellow pianist-composers Michael Hersch and Russian-born Lera Auerbach about performing their own pieces, and working outside the musical mainstream.


Listen Now: Dan Deacon, NOW Ensemble and Calder Quartet

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listen now to indie heavyweight Dan Deacon's compositions performed in Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival.


The Best Wedding Bands May Not Be Wedding Bands

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

John Schaefer's search for a "cool wedding band"

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live

Monday, February 27, 2012

2:00 PM

Robert Glasper draws together his parallel passions for hip hop and jazz on his latest release, “Black Radio.” In addition to his formal jazz training, the pianist has long navigated the nebulous territory between the two genres – working with artists like Q-Tip, Mos Def, and Erykah Badu. For this ...