Composer, Princeton University professor, and unrepentant electric guitarist Steven Mackey visits the WNYC studios for this edition of New Sounds. Mackey’s performance background is that of an accomplished Baroque lutenist who was also a “psychedelic” guitar player in Northern California rock bands during the late 1960’s and 70’s. As a composer, Mackey freely incorporates the influences of Led Zeppelin, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Muddy Waters, Mahler, Monk, and others into his pieces. Listen to music from his new CD, Banana/Dump Truck, featuring the title piece, a concerto for cello, and two duos for guitar and cello intended to be performed with his friend, cellist Fred Sherry. And much more.
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