Brooklyn Rider


Brooklyn Rider; Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Shaw; The Quest For Silence In A Noisy World

Friday, May 03, 2013

In this episode: The string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs selections from their new album, A Walking Fire, in our studio.

Plus: We hear from a few more listeners about how they deal with noise in their day-to-day lives -- and, we bring you an excerpt from a recent BBC 4 radio series called "Noise: A Human History." In the final episode of the series, "The Search for Silence," Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex explores how humans have attempted to manage and escape noise throughout the ages. 

Also: Two weeks ago, the New York violinist, vocalist and composer Caroline Shaw became the youngest person to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. She talks about her award-winning composition.

And: more from our occasional series That Was A Hit?!?

The Greene Space

Check out Music aficionados listen to DJ Spooky remixing Beethoven with the Brooklyn Riders

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Ludwig van Beethoven meets the rhythm of the 21st century in this one-of-a-kind event.  Guests include DJ Rekha and DJ Spooky, and Brooklyn Rider.


New Sounds

Middle Eastern Chamber Music

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies.  We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.


New Sounds

A Journey Off the Silk Road

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hear music from Armenia, Iran, and Brooklyn, as New Sounds takes a journey off of the Silk Road for this program.  There are works from the new music quartet Brooklyn Rider, with and without kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player Kayhan Kalhor.  We'll also listen to music from Duduk virtuoso Gevorg Dabaghyan and Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble as well.

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