Saturday, January 24, 2004
Musicians often describe the sounds their instruments make as colors — a red brassy tone from the trumpet, or a dark, chocolatey tone from the bass. The composer Maria Schneider describes her music this way, only her instrument is an entire jazz big band. She talked to Studio ...
Saturday, September 27, 2003
Back in the fall of 1892, the prominent Czech composer Antonin Dvorak sailed to New York and wound up staying for three and a half years. While he was here he created several masterworks, including his best known, the New World Symphony. Jeff Lunden explains that with that piece, ...
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Percussionist Evelyn Glennie made her name through playful performances where she would don exotic costumes and bang away at homemade instruments made from automobile exhaust pipes. Glennie introduces us to another musical daredevil — the New Zealand composer and drummer Gareth Farr. Produced by Amy Jeffries.
Saturday, June 28, 2003
Saturday, June 14, 2003
Studio 360 shows you three composers who have responded to the machine age in music: Annie Gosfield, a young contemporary composer; Genesis P-Orridge and his 1970's rock band Throbbing Gristle; and George Antheil, one of the Futurist composers from the 1920's. Produced by Michael Raphael.
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Morton Feldman was composer who decided graph paper could set his music free. He created a whole new way of notating music in the 1960’s. It included a lot of scribbled marks in rows of little boxes. The music scholar David Bernstein and percussionist Jan Williams describe how Feldman's graph ...
Thursday, May 29, 2003
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In "An Hour with Keith Jarrett," WNYC examines the remarkable work and career of American pianist and composer Keith Jarrett. Produced and hosted by WNYC culture attaché and The Fishko Files host Sara Fishko, the hour-long special ...
Saturday, February 08, 2003
Saturday, December 14, 2002
Many of us think the first great revolution of the 20th century came in October 1917 in Russia. But before Russia, there was Mexico. And with the Mexican revolution came an unparalleled period of artistic excitement and productivity. Sara Fishko has the story of a Mexican composer who was ...
Saturday, August 24, 2002
One recent Sunday in New York, composer Neely Bruce brought together six marching bands, a dozen choruses, a West African Drumming Ensemble, Javanese Gamelan, West Indian Steel Drums, bagpipers, and a fife and drum corps. Jeff Lunden was there for this afternoon of organized chaos.