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Reuben Butchart "Nameless and Awake"

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Reuben Butchart (photo: David Garland)

Composer, singer, and pianist Reuben Butchart brings his song cycle "Nameless and Awake" to the WNYC Studio. Setting poems by John William Carroll, Butchart's music combines a soulful contemporary singing style with intricate, detailed arrangements that make use of the classical and jazz skills of The Millworkers, seven musicians playing woodwinds, cello, guitar, bass, drums, glass percussion, and more. David Garland talks with Butchart about the songs and how the music came together at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center. This show first aired October 14, 2012.

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Comments [1]

jdd from Brooklyn

I really enjoyed the show tonight... great music, intriguing poems/lyrics, and a very charming conversation. I will definitely look more into the works of both Reuben Butchart and John William Carroll. Thank you!

Jun. 09 2013 11:32 PM

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