Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Award-winning composer, Paul Williams, collaborated with Daft Punk for their new album, Random Access Memories. Williams wrote the lyrics for the tracks "Beyond" and "Touch," which he also sings.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By Brian Wise
The Metropolitan Opera's resident ballet company is no more. The company has decided to disband the troupe, which has been dwindling in numbers, from 16 in 2011 to 8 presently.
Friday, May 17, 2013
By Kyle Norris
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Watch the Brooklyn-based electropop band play "This Moment" in the Soundcheck studio.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Rich Talauega and Tone Talauega have choreographed music videos for Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez; worked with Madonna on her tours and videos; and taken their moves to the popular show Dancing With The Stars. The brothers join us to talk about getting their first big break with Michael Jackson and growing up with Samoan traditional dance and hip hop freestyling. Plus, they share their collaboration wish list.
Friday, May 03, 2013
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.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
By Joel Rose
Friday, April 12, 2013
The samba “O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem” was recorded by the Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter, and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace — with unforeseen ...
Saturday, April 06, 2013
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
There are thousands of artists in New York City, some scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements, or on stage. WNYC is bringing some of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
Ravel's Quartet in F Major: Orion String Quartet and Jennifer Nugent of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
MacArthur Genius Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones has been creating modern dances of profound urgency and relevance for over 30 years.
Continuing to push the boundaries, Jones has set several of his dances to classical music. The upcoming New York season of The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the Joyce Theater will be danced entirely to chamber music by Mozart, Schubert and Ravel, performed live by the acclaimed Orion String Quartet.
Bill T. Jones, the Orion String Quartet and dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company joined us in The Greene Space recently for an evening of exploration and celebration of the connections between the very modern and the very classic. Watch company dancer Jennifer Nugent perform to Ravel's String Quartet in F Major, played by the Orion String Quartet.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
By NPR Staff
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin discusses Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her lasting impact on the high court. David Henry Hwang talks about “The Dance and the Railroad,” the second production of his year-long residency at the Signature Theater Company. And we’ll look at Guggenheim Partners—the company has bought the LA Dodgers and The Hollywood Reporter but remains incredibly secretive.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
David Henry Hwang talks about “The Dance and the Railroad,” presented by Signature Theatre Company. On a California mountaintop in 1867 near the Transcontinental Railroad, two Chinese workers struggle through poverty and hunger to reconnect with the traditions of their homeland. “The Dance and the Railroad” follows the twice-extended “Golden Child” as the second production in the Residency One: David Henry Hwang Series. It’s playing at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
It started quietly online with a short YouTube video of Spandex-clad dancers gyrating their hips and shoulders. Several thousand video responses and one Superbowl ad later, it's safe to say the dance known as the Harlem Shake has gone from meme to mainstream.
Friday, January 18, 2013
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Brooklyn is getting a taste of the Balkans this weekend. The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, New York’s largest Balkan music event, is celebrating its 28th year of regional music, food, drink and arts starting Friday evening.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sample music from unusual dance scores on this New Sounds program. Listen to music from the New York trio, Spanish Fly - consisting of slide trumpet player/composer Steven Bernstein, slide guitar mastermind Dave Tronzo and tuba genius Marcus Rojas- which draws on famous American folksongs. Some of that trio’s music was used for the production of “Fly by Night” by the San Francisco Ballet.