Pejk Malinovski

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.

Pejk Malinovski appears in the following:

A Final Visit with Pete Seeger

Friday, January 31, 2014

Pete Seeger was a giant, and barely a singer-songwriter has touched a guitar who doesn't owe him a musical debt. He died this week, at age 94. In 2010, Kurt Andersen went to Seeger's home — a house he built himself on the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. They talked about "This Land Is Your Land" ...

Video: Pete Seeger at Home


Suicide Forest

Friday, August 30, 2013

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.

Slideshow: Inside the Suicide Forest


American Icons: This Land is Your Land

Friday, March 16, 2012

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 ...

Video: Studio 360 Visits Pete Seeger

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Philippe Petit, Man On Wire

Friday, September 02, 2011

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 ...

Video: Philippe Petit walks between the Twin Towers

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Dreaming of Osama

Friday, May 06, 2011

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.

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Behind the Scenes with Daniel Lanois

Friday, March 18, 2011

In the behind-the-scenes realm of music producers, Daniel Lanois is a legend. He's the guy you call to juice up your career if you’re U2, Emmylou Harris, or Bob Dylan. Lanois recently published an autobiography, Soul Mining. Pejk ...

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My Poet/My Novelist

Friday, February 11, 2011

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.

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Learning From Ruby Bridges

Friday, December 03, 2010

In 1960, a 6 year-old black girl walked through the doors of an all-white school in New Orleans. Ruby Bridges was greeted by stares, jeers, and threats of violence. 50 years later her display of courage fascinates child psychiatrist Robert Coles, who tells Bridges’ ...

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Woody Guthrie 2.0

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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.'

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American Icons: This Land Is Your Land

Friday, October 01, 2010

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.

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The Judgment of Psycho

Friday, June 11, 2010

Would you ever want to get inside Norman Bates' head? Ready or not, it's the subject of John Haskell's eerie short story "The Judgment of Psycho." Haskell imagines what might have been racing through Bates' mind as he transformed into a killer. Produced by Studio 360's ...

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Starting Over at Sing Sing

Friday, June 04, 2010

A new play opened recently that had a very exclusive audience: patrons had to go to Sing Sing Correctional Facility to see it. It's called "Starting Over," and prisoners wrote and performed it. Produced by Jordan Sayle and Studio 360's Pejk Malinovski.

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The Heat Is On

Friday, February 26, 2010

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 ...

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Bonus Track: Radiator Symphony

Friday, February 26, 2010

Henry and Pejk’s musical composition created from radiator sounds.


Suicide Forest

Friday, January 08, 2010

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 ...


James Dean of classical music

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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”.

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Not Too Big To Fail

Friday, September 11, 2009

Not Too Big To Fail


What Did You Learn in School?

Friday, September 11, 2009

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.


Gang Side Story

Friday, June 05, 2009

A revival of “West Side Story” is up for four Tonys. With choreography, and score, and songs that are all regarded as classics, we sometimes forget the show is all about gang violence. The writer Bruce George is a former member of the Bronx gang ...

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Miranda July

Friday, May 29, 2009

Miranda July became an indie darling with the 2005 film "Me and You and Everyone We Know." She's also a performance artist, sculptor, and writer. She reads the story "This Person" from her award-winning collection No One Belongs Here More Than You. Produced by Studio 360’s ...

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