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Andrew Bird: Live from Brooklyn

Friday, July 11, 2014

Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory play live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and he talks with bandmate Tift Merritt about how to overcome the fears that go along with being a performer.

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Andrew Bird & The New Breed of Motorcycles

Friday, July 11, 2014

Are young people getting less creative? New research suggests teens’ fiction is a lot less interesting than it was in the 1990s. Performance artists tell what they really think of Shia LaBeouf and James Franco muscling in on their turf. A new trend in stripped-down, minimal motorcycle design harkens back ...

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Andrew Bird: Greenland on My Mind

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory perform “Dear Old Greenland,” a song about escaping to the remotest location imaginable.

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Facing Fear with Andrew Bird, Jennifer Egan, and Hari Kondabolu

Friday, June 20, 2014

Live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a show devoted to the theme of fear —  the kind that that can motivate us, and the kind that can stop us in our tracks. Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory join us for a song about escape; comedian Hari Kondabolu ...

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Bonus Track: Death, Be Not Now

Friday, June 20, 2014

Andrew Bird, Tift Merritt, Hari Kondabolu, and Jennifer Egan join Kurt Andersen in this radio play about confronting the fear of death — and getting on with the business of living.

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New Sounds

Duos and Small Ensembles

Saturday, March 08, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient.

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Features

Video: Relive The Newport Folk Festival Performances

Friday, July 26, 2013

Watch a live stream of the Newport Folk Festival - featuring Feist, Beck, The Lumineers, Jim James, Andrew Bird and more!

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New Sounds

Indie Rock Branches Out

Saturday, May 04, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to indie artists straddle the divide between world music, ambient and electronica as they incorporate or approximate traditional instruments, traditional sounds, and take the results well out of indie rock-land.  We'll hear from the Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers record, the latest in the Congotronics series, where carefully chosen artists have recorded homages to the original source material - landing someplace between reinventions and cover versions, and often go as far as being worthy of the dancefloor.

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New Sounds

Duos and Small Ensembles

Monday, February 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient.

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New Sounds

Indie Rock Branches Out

Friday, April 20, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to indie artists straddle the divide between world music, ambient and electronica as they incorporate or approximate traditional instruments, traditional sounds, and take the results well out of indie rock-land.  We'll hear from the Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers record, the latest in the Congotronics series, where carefully chosen artists have recorded homages to the original source material - landing someplace between reinventions and cover versions, and often go as far as being worthy of the dancefloor.

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Andrew Bird: One-Man Band

Friday, March 16, 2012

Many artists wonder if the distractions of the modern world compromise their creative process. Songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird decided to put that theory to the test. Early in his career, after the breakup of a band, Bird holed up by himself on a farm in western Illinois ...

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Woody Guthrie & Andrew Bird

Friday, March 16, 2012

Kurt Andersen speaks with Pete Seeger, Sharon Jones, and others about why "This Land is Your Land" endures, as part of our American Icons series. Later in the hour, writer Anne Lamott and musician Andrew Bird let us in on their creative processes. Hint: one involves holing yourself up in ...

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New Sounds

Duos and Small Ensembles

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient. 

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New Sounds

New Releases, September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the month - the showcasing of new releases! On this New Sounds program, listen to the pick of the piles. There'll probably be new music from Rachel Elliot of Clogs, from pianists Brad Mehldau & Kevin Hays, along with something from the band Apparat.  Plus, hear the latest from violinist/singer-songwriter/whistler Andrew Bird, the duo itsnotyouitsme, and the lutenist Jozef van Wissem. 

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New Sounds

Things With Strings

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For this edition of New Sounds, hear new music for strings.  There’s music from Russian composer Anton Batagov, Estonian composer Arvo Part, and Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, and Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird.   The deluxe edition of Bird’s latest effort, “Noble Beast” is packaged with a companion album of adventurous instrumentals called “Useless Creatures,” which was just released last year on its own.  

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New Sounds

Indie Rock Branches Out

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to indie artists straddle the divide between world music, ambient and electronica as they incorporate or approximate traditional instruments, traditional sounds, and take the results well out of indie rock-land.  We'll hear from the Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers record, the latest in the Congotronics series, where carefully chosen artists have recorded homages to the original source material - landing someplace between reinventions and cover versions, and often go as far as being worthy of the dancefloor. 


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Studio 360

One-Man Band

Friday, March 23, 2007

Lots of us wonder if the distractions of the modern world compromise our creativity. Songwriter Andrew Bird put that theory to the test, holing up in a barn in western Illinois near the Mississippi River. In his isolation, Bird marveled at the innovation that flowed into his ...

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Lethem, Andrew Bird, Love Songs

Friday, March 23, 2007

Novelist Jonathan Lethem tells Kurt how he learned to love the solitary life of a writer. Songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird finds his muse in a barn in western Illinois. We also have a live performance from the duo that’s been called the sexiest couple in indie rock: Dean & Britta. And we announce the winner of our love song contest.

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One-Man Band

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Many artists wonder if distractions of the modern world compromise their creative process. Songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird decided to put that theory to the test, holing up on a farm in western Illinois. For his stage shows, he learned to play all the parts to his songs. ...

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