Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Amanda Angel
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
For this New Sounds, listen to music involving yodeling, (the abrupt change of pitch in a voice during a single note) and hockets. Hocketing is a rhythmic technique where you take two or more musicians and split up the melody between them so that one note, pitch, (or chord) sounds while the other rests. Listen to music by Merrill Garbus, aka TuneYards, performed by her and some performed by the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth. Also, from vocal innovator, conductor, and improviser Bobby McFerrin, hear one of his Circle Songs.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
By Katie Bishop : Producer, Death, Sex & Money
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Hear new blues on tonight's New Sounds, including music from the likes of Bobby McFerrin and the recent record "Spirityouall." McFerrin takes two lines from Psalm 25, "'You know my eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare," and turns them into a deeply bluesy spiritual. Also, listen to arrangements of Skip James and Charlie Patton blues by Chris Thomas King and the Soldier String Quartet.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
In this episode: Best known for his solo performances, vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin goes back to his roots in jazz ensemble work on his new project called spirityouall, featuring an all-star lineup. He plays live.
Plus: Writer Carl Wilson recently penned a piece for Slate simply titled, “Why I Hate The National.” He joins us to talk about why he feels so strongly about the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, which recently released its sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me.
And: Music fans often stumble upon the name Vevo when they watch their favorite artists’ music videos online — particularly on YouTube. But what exactly is Vevo — and what are they trying to achieve? We talk with writer Peter Kafka, who covers the company for the website, All Things D.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Hear Bobby McFerrin perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, November 12, 2010
By Perry Santanachote : WNYC Culture Desk
After all these years, Bobby McFerrin, the man behind the hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” is still spreading that same message. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight talks to the 10-time Grammy Award winner about his new album, VOCAbuLarieS.
Saturday, June 15, 2002
Kurt Andersen and vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin talk about art and fatherhood.
McFerrin is one of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers. He is a ten-time Grammy winner, a classical conductor, and the father of three musical children. His own father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., was the first African-American ...