The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series: Composer, studied composition with Hall Overton in his Loft studio.
The composer that reinvented orchestral music on his new composition inspired by Radiohead.
In this episode: Steve Reich, the composer that reinvented orchestral music discusses his newest composition, Radio Rewrite, a work inspired by the music of Radiohead.
Then, music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear The Black Hat.
And, the Los Angeles-based power pop group HAIM perform in the Soundcheck studio.
In 1981, a young radio host from Brooklyn came to WNYC. John Schaefer was hired to read newscasts and introduce classical music, but soon found himself hosting a new music show that quickly became the on-air hub of the fertile downtown music scene.
Thoughout December, WNYC will celebrate Schaefer’s inimitable ...
When Steve Reich visited us back in April, he spoke about the deeply personal story behind his latest work, WTC 9/11. Today, we revisit that interview – and explore the controversy that erupted several months later when the album’s initial cover image (pictured) struck a nerve. Joining us will be Anne Midgette, classical music critic for the Washington Post.
Not everyone gets worldwide tribute concerts when they turn 75—but if anyone deserves it, it’s probably composer Steve Reich. The American minimalist giant has been deemed one of the nation’s most influential composers, and his innovative use of everything from hand claps to tape loops has inspired musicians like Sufjan Stevens and Brian Eno. His newest piece, titled “WTC 9/11,” premiered earlier this year -- and will be performed in New York by the Kronos Quartet during his upcoming Carnegie Hall birthday bash. He joins us in studio to share the deeply personal story behind this newest work.
This web extra for Episode 4, The Tapse, features photos from W. Eugene Smith and an interview clip from Jazz Loft regular Carman Moore.