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Liturgy Live and Loud

The band Liturgy brings their visceral and virtuosic music to the WNYC studio. David Garland talks with the group about their music and the ideas and processes behind it.

Music New and on the Way

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New and forthcoming releases, mostly by musicians who have visited Spinning On Air to share their uncategorizable music, including Sufjan Stevens, Colleen, Chilly Gonzales, and others.
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Guy Klucevsek: Squeezing the Most Out of the Accordion

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Accordionist/composer Guy Klucevsek performs his virtuosic, joyful music with vocalists Peter Brown and Kamala Sankaram, pianist Jed Distler, and his trio All Accordions All the Time.
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Coping Strategies

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Celebrate loss. Say "so what?" to adversity. Shout into the abyss. Talk with friends. David Garland presents these and other "coping strategies" suggested in songs.
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Piers Faccini: Continental Drifter

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Piers Faccini's new Mediterranean hybrid music draws on his mixed European background, with influences from north Africa and elsewhere. He performs live and talks with David Garland.
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Devon Sproule: Tuneful, Tender, and Nimble

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Devon Sproule's singing is honest and moving, playful and powerful. Her songs are distinctive, personal, and highly melodic. David Garland welcomes her to the WNYC Studio.
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Other Languages

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Songs come at our brains from two directions: music and words. But to be meaningful, words don't always need to be understood. David Garland presents unusual songs in other languages.
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Alexandre Desplat Discusses His Two 2015 Oscar-Nominated Scores

Sunday, February 08, 2015

French composer Alexandre Desplat joins David Garland to present his two Oscar contenders in this year's Best Score category, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game.
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The Delicate Intensity of Olivia Chaney

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Olivia Chaney visits from London to perform traditional and original songs about connections, consolations, and imperfections, and to talk about her music with David Garland.
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The Melodious Rock of Invisible Familiars

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Invisible Familiars is a Brooklyn-based band led by songwriter Jared Samuel. David Garland welcomes the band to WNYC to perform and talk about their new album "Disturbing Wildlife."
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Listening to the Voice Within

Sunday, January 18, 2015

David Garland presents introspective music by Percy Mayfield, Jacob Cooper, Julia Holter, Harry Nilsson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kyle Gann, Dougie Bowne, Aaron Roche, and Michael Price.
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Songs of Sunlight for a Sunday Serenade

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Serenade for Sunday evening. Songs about sunlight, heroic pigeons, country living, and time passing, from Françoise Hardy, The Unthanks, Son Lux, The Zombies, Elodie Lauten, and others.
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Great In-Studio Performances 2014, pt. 2

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Music from 2014 sessions, including unaired performances by Patti Smith, and performances by Tree Lab, M. Lamar, Bernice, The GOASTT, Future Feminism, Bishi, Uri Caine, and others.
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Great In-Studio Performances 2014, Pt. 1

Sunday, December 28, 2014

David Garland presents highlights from SOA sessions that took place in 2014, including Patti Smith, Cibo Matto, Devon Sproule, The GOASTT, Susanna, Will Stratton, Jen Shyu, and others.
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'Tis the Musical Season

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas music has a short shelf-life. David Garland savors the moment, with the right music for the right time, offering Christmas classics in intriguing, odd, and lovely arrangements.
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Will Stratton: Surviving and Singing

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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.
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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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