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Color Theory

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 ...

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Dvorak

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, ...

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Microsound

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Music made out of tones that you can't always hear — but you can feel. The artists who make microsound think that even minute sonic changes can affect us. We asked three composers — Dan Abrams, Steve Roden, and Taylor Deupree — to ...

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Evelyn Glennie on Gareth Farr

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.

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Exiled in Hollywood

Saturday, June 28, 2003

In the 1930s and '40s, Hollywood became a major destination for European composers fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, and they made Tinseltown an important musical center, not just for film scores, but for contemporary classical music. Produced by Jeff Lunden.

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Industrial Music

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.

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Morton Feldman

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 ...

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An Hour with Keith Jarrett

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Airs Sunday, May 8 at 6PM on 93.9 FM

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 ...

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Schoenberg

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Schoenberg

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Microsound

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Music made out of tones that you can't always hear — but you can feel. The artists who make microsound think that even minute sonic changes can affect us. We asked three composers — Dan Abrams, Steve Roden, and Taylor Deupree — to tell us about their ...

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Revueltas

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 ...

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Vijay Iyer Experiments with Jazz

Saturday, November 23, 2002

Vijay Iyer is a jazz pianist and composer as well as an accomplished cognitive scientist. His studies of the brain and the body actively shape how he perceives and makes music.

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Pauline Oliveros's Deep Listening

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Producer David Krasnow profiles the experimental composer Pauline Oliveros, who built her career on what she calls “deep listening.”

(Originally aired: April 25, 2002)

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Now Playing: Convergence

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.

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Music Hooks

Saturday, August 24, 2002

For centuries composers and musicians have been engaged by repetition. WNYC music host John Schaefer joins Kurt and Guru in the studio, to play them some examples.

(Originally aired: February 14, 2002)

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Song of Songs

Saturday, May 25, 2002

Poet Chana Bloch and composer Jorge Liderman describe their linguistic and musical translations of an ancient love poem from the Hebrew Bible.

(Originally aired: November 10, 2001)

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Charles Mingus's Raging Jazz

Saturday, May 04, 2002

Charles Mingus was known to his enemies and his friends as the "Angry Man of Jazz." The bassist and composer wrote music fueled by rage. We look at the vengeful impulses of the late jazz legend. 

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Pauline Oliveros's Deep Listening

Saturday, April 27, 2002

Producer David Krasnow profiles the experimental composer Pauline Oliveros, who built her career on what she calls “deep listening.”

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Eve Beglarian: The Composer's Brain

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Contemporary composer Eve Beglarian obsesses over numbers, and plays her right brain against her left. 

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Different Trains

Saturday, April 06, 2002

An excerpt from American composer Steve Reich’s Grammy award-winning composition, performed by the Kronos Quartet.

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