Pejk Malinovski was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Almost immediately after learning to write he channeled that experience into modern, sometimes shattered poetry. Later, after experiments in documentary filmmaking, he somehow sneaked through a crack in the sound barrier at the National Danish Radio. His first radio piece was an abstract portrait of a street in Copenhagen, based on Guillaume Apollinaire's compositional ideas.
After studying an MA in Radio at Goldsmith College in London, he inexplicably landed up in the heart of capitalism to produce radio for WNYC's The Next Big Thing. Here he made radio drama, conceptual documentaries and sound art pieces, one of which won the Directors Choice award at Third Coast festival in Chicago. After a stint of freelancing, he moved up three floors to work for Studio 360.
Aokigahara is the forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. It’s mythologized in Japanese literature as a sacred place for people to end their lives — and every year close to a hundred suicides are committed there. Studio 360’s Pejk Malinovski went there to uncover why it lingers in the Japanese psyche.
This is the national anthem we actually know the words to. Americans sing it at school; Bruce Springsteen sang it at President Obama's inauguration. Yet Woody Guthrie's song was once branded anti-American, even Communist. Pete Seeger tells Kurt Andersen how Guthrie ...
It had all the glamour, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real — and the hero was wearing slippers. Long before 9/11, Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers in 1974 transfixed the world ...
Usually when we heard from Osama Bin Laden it was on audio tapes broadcast on Al Jazeera — but he also appeared in bedrooms all over the world, haunting our dreams. This piece, Dreaming of Osama, was produced by Pejk Malinovski and originally aired on WNYC and PRI's The Next Big Thing.
What’s it like to practice the same line of work as your spouse? What if you’re both writers, but one is a novelist — in love with plot and character — and one is a poet — obsessed with words? Novelist Naeem Murr wrote about that marriage for the Poetry Foundation. We brought him together with his wife, Averill Curdy, for both sides of the story.
Producing our American Icons story on “This Land Is Your Land” allowed me to meet some great people. As I trawled through Woody-land, I spoke with his daughter, Nora, and sang with his friend, Pete Seeger. I also stumbled upon this cool project by the folk-rock band Akron/Family called 'Woody Guthrie's America.'
All of America sings it at school and summer camp; Bruce Springsteen sang it at President Obama’s inauguration. Yet Woody Guthrie’s song was once called anti-American, even Communist.
With the rough weather this winter, writer Henry Alford has been cooped up inside more than he’d like. He’s been listening to the radiator clanging, banging, and hissing so long that it sounds like music. So he created his own composition for radiators, and he got a professional ...
Henry and Pejk’s musical composition created from radiator sounds.
Aokigahara is the forest at the foot of Mount Fuji. It’s mythologized in Japanese literature as a sacred place for people to end their lives - and every year close to a hundred suicides are committed there. Studio 360’s Pejk Malinovski went there to uncover why it ...
is what Tim Page the music critic called Glenn Gould. Privately they were close friends. When Gould had finished his legendary 1981 re-recording of the Goldberg variations he asked Tim Page, who was then a host of a music show at WNYC, to do an interview with him. Only, Gould would script it all! Casting his friend Tim Page in the role of music critic Tim Page and himself in the role as Glenn Gould and a fictitious actor “Sir John”.
Parents everywhere are asking the same question: what did you learn in school today? Studio 360’s Pejk Malinovski visited a Manhattan elementary school to find out for himself. With thanks to Rob Christiansen.