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The Melodious Rock of Invisible Familiars

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."

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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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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