Robert Wyatt has been exploring the unusual possibilities of song since the 1960s in the bands Soft Machine, Matching Mole, and others, plus his own solo albums. He sings in his distinctive, agile voice about the complex and obscure, as well as the simple and obvious. Via connection from London, this British musician talks thoughtfully and revealingly with host David Garland about “Comic Opera,” his new three-act album full of bright instrumental colors, dark observations about life and politics, and warm compassion for human dreams and foibles. This show first aired Nov. 4, 2007. Wyatt responded "I can honestly say it's the best interview I can remember (by streets and miles)."
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR, PRI and American Public Media, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.