Episode #1971

Program #1971

« previous episode | next episode »

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Composer, electric guitarist, and Princeton University professor of music Steve Mackey presents his electric guitar concerto “Tuck and Roll.” Mackey says that he named it after the type of leather upholstery used in American muscle cars made before the oil crunch of 1973. The overstuffed black leather, tucked and stitched to form rolls, is associated with cruisers, while the impression is dark, playful, and perhaps macho, like the electric guitar. Also, from a live recording, hear Mackey’s solo work “Heavy Light”.

PROGRAM #1971, with Steven Mackey (First aired on Thurs. 11/8/01)





Steven Mackey

Tuck and Roll

Anthem [6:30]
Dark Caprice [10:00]
Intrigue [7:00]
Puffe [8:30]

BMG/ RCA Red Seal #63826** Also available for purchase at*

Steven Mackey

Live, Alice Tully Hall, 2/9/01, "A Great Day In New York"

Heavy Light [9:00]

Not commercially available.

Steven Mackey

Tuck and Roll

Eating Greens, excerpt [2:00]

See above.

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.