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Will Stratton: Surviving and Singing

Songwriter Will Stratton recently underwent difficult but successful chemotherapy and surgery. Stratton joins David Garland, with new songs to sing and a survivor's story to tell.

Cultures Converge in the Music of Bishi

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Bishi is a singer, composer, multi-media artist, and style icon from London. David Garland welcomes Bishi to the WNYC studio to talk about her life and work, and perform her music.
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Judy Collins Performs in the WNYC Studio

Sunday, November 30, 2014

David Garland welcomes Judy Collins back to the show to perform new and old songs, and to speak movingly with Garland about memory, time, family, loss, and love.
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The Sensational Voice of Scandinavian Singer Susanna

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hushed but full of emotion, Norwegian singer, composer, and pianist Susanna performs in the WNYC Studio with Helge Sten, electric guitar, and Fredrik Wallumrød, drums and vocals.
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Piers Faccini's Songs of Time Lost

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Piers Faccini's Songs of Time Lost brings him together with cellist Vincent Segal. David Garland features music from the album, as well as from Arthur Russell, Nick Drake, and more.
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Cantar alla Viola Revives a Sound Not Heard Since the Renaissance

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Voice and viola da gamba duo Cantar alla Viola joins David Garland in the WNYC studio to perform and talk about music of the Renaissance, plus their unique take on Brazilian Bossa Nova.
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Vashti Bunyan's Disarmingly Lovely "Heartleap"

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Vashti Bunyan has released "Heartleap," her third album since 1970. Hear her talk with David Garland, plus highlights from the new album and performances recorded for Spinning On Air.
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The Oddly Soulful Folk Songs of Josephine Foster & Victor Herrero

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Josephine Foster sings about temples built with beams of cartilage. Victor Herrero sings in Spanish of doves and horses. David Garland welcomes them to the WNYC Studio.
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Plug In: Aphex Twin and the Continuum of Electronic Music

Sunday, October 12, 2014

With Aphex Twin as a starting point, David Garland presents electronic music old and new--and sometimes it's not so easy to tell which is which.
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Instrument of the Angels

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Some performers are extending the harp into new territory, and their music is devilishly heavenly. David Garland presents new and old recordings by experimental harpists.
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Cibo Matto Returns With Hotel Valentine

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yuka C. Honda and Miho Hatori have resumed making music as Cibo Matto, and Hotel Valentine, is their best album yet. Hear them perform it live in the Spinning On Air studio.
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Envisioning Future Feminism

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Future Feminism is a provocative, celebratory collaboration. Participants Bianca Casady, Sierra Casady, and Kembra Pfahler join David Garland to talk and to perform in the WNYC Studio.
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Voices From Another World

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Extraordinary singing voices. David Garland presents recordings by Bishi Bhattacharya, Antony, Jenny Hval & Susanna, Samarth Nagarkar, Palimpsest, and CocoRosie.
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John Zorn Presents Masada: Angels, Inspiration, and Improvisation

Sunday, August 31, 2014

John Zorn visits the WNYC Studio to present some of his Masada series of compositions along with pianist Uri Caine, guitarist Jon Madof, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich.
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The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Irish guitar virtuoso Cian Nugent says his music has "Irish intentions" even though it isn't traditional Celtic music. 
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Rhythm Tote

Sunday, August 17, 2014

About 15 years ago in a second-hand store in Maine, host/producer David Garland's eye was caught by the vintage illustration on a "Rhythm Tote" carrying case full of 45 RPM records. Showing two teen-age girls enjoying their records, the Rhythm Tote turns out to be a time capsule from a very particular moment in pop history. David Garland opens up the Rhythm Tote, and invites you to listen, dance, reminisce, or enjoy these old songs for the first time. 

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Tom Brosseau's Songs of Wonder, Wondering, and Modern Devices

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The North Dakota singer-songwriter tackles such topics as being stuck on a roof, ambivalence about new beginnings, and our contemporary tendency to cradle our devices rather than our loved ones.

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The Improbable Delights of Industrial Musicals

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Steve Young, a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, and musician/writer/artist Sport Murphy have been marveling at and collecting Industrial Musical LPs for years, and now they've created a lavish, humorous coffee table book titled Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. David Garland welcomes Young and Murphy to the WNYC Studio to talk about and play examples of this music from a time when corporations wooed, soothed, and inspired their workforce with staged, costumed musicals featuring bouncy, razzle-dazzle songs about selling, buying, silicone, tractors, bathroom fixtures, air conditioners, or whatever was most germane.

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Karen Mantler's Lean Songs for Lean Times

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Karen Mantler has felt the economic downturn. In fact, her new album is called "Business is Bad." But for Karen, less has always been more. Her jazzy songs are lean, witty, and keenly observed, without an once of fat, or an extra note. She brings her new trio, with Doug Wieselman and Kato Hideki, to the WNYC Studio, joining David Garland for performances and conversation.

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Devon Sproule: Tuneful, Tender, and Nimble

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Devon Sproule's singing is honest and moving, playful and powerful. Her songs draw on folk, pop, and country influences, all in the service of her distinctive, personal, highly melodic sound. David Garland welcomes Devon Sproule to the WNYC Studio to perform and talk about her music.

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The Subtly Experimental Indie R&B of Bernice

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bernice is a band from Toronto, the project of imaginative songwriter and acrobatic singer Robin Dann. Dann says of the band, "We play indie R&B - songs that breathe, sometimes dance, and have plenty of soul and body feel." David Garland welcomes Bernice to the WNYC Studio for performance and conversation.

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