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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dutch composer and performer Jozef van Wissem builds music with the sonorities of his unusual instrument: a 24-string Baroque lute.

This show first aired April 11, 2010.

The instrument is old-style, but the music is modern, drawing on minimalism and trance music as well as the lute's roots to conjure a timeless experience. Jozef van Wissem joins host David Garland to talk about and perform his music in the WNYC Studio.

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Comments [3]

ACW

what was the interlude music playing before and after segments? thanks.

Nov. 21 2010 09:30 PM
robert perea from hearo sunday 11/21/10 at 8;55pn

Where can I purchase mr. Wisswen music
Thank You, Robert Perea

Nov. 21 2010 08:53 PM
alice attie from nyc


Van Wissem.
Mesmerizing.
and in that way, yes, similar to middle eastern music.
extraordinary.
and the titles of the songs are heartrending.

Nov. 21 2010 08:30 PM

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