Lee Ranaldo is a composer, visual artist, writer, and founding member of the New York City group Sonic Youth, who continue to record new music and tour the world on a regular basis. Their most recent record, The Eternal, was relased in June 2009 on Matador Records. His visual and sound works have been shown at galleries and museums around the world.
His most recent solo recording is We'll Know Where When We Get There, in collaboration with partner Leah Singer. Against Refusing, a book of poems based on internet spam, will be published by Waterrow Press in 2010. His visual work will be on view in the show Sonic Youth, etc.: Sensational Fix, which opens at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid on January 28, 2010, and at Hogar Collection in Williamsburg, opening January 15/16, 2010.
In this episode: Soundcheck producer -- and new dog owner -- Katie Bishop shares her tale of canine separation anxiety woe and her experience with specially-designed music for calming dogs.
Then, a New York City Animal Care & Control behavior specialist explains why the organization recently started piping music into their shelters, and we hear from the founder of the Rescue Animal MP3 Project.
Plus, sound researcher Joshua Leeds talks about what dogs actually hear and why music can have an impact on domestic animals.
And, Lee Ranaldo, the longtime Sonic Youth guitarist, performs with his new band The Dust in the Soundcheck studio.
Hear Lee Ranaldo perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Longtime Sonic Youth guitarist and composer Lee Ranaldo shares a track from his upcoming album, Last Night On Earth. Plus, he puts together a Pick Three playlist.
In this episode: Sonic Youth may be on hold for the time being, but that hasn't stopped the band's longtime guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Hear a sneak preview of Ranaldo's upcoming album, Last Night On Earth, with the new song "Lecce, Leaving." Plus he offers a playlist for our Pick Three series.
Then, a lookahead at the bonkers annual festival Burning Man.
And Ivan Neville brings his New Orleans funk band Dumpstaphunk to the Soundcheck studio for a raucous and gritty performance.
Lee Ranaldo has written songs and played guitar in the veteran alternative rock group Sonic Youth for three decades. With the group facing an uncertain future after the breakup of members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Ranaldo has released a solo record titled "Between the Times and the Tides." Ranaldo and his band join us in studio to play some songs off the new album.
Steve Reich’s music first came to my attention during my university years in the mid '70s. I was beginning to find my own way into a life in music and art, and the power and innovation in his early works—the amplified Pendulum Music (perhaps the first formal use of amplified feedback in a composition), tape pieces such as Come Out and It’s Gonna Rain, the encyclopedic Drumming, and the mind-blowing Four Organs provided huge inspiration.