Tuesday, August 06, 2013
In this episode: Even at 86, acclaimed singer, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte is still making plenty headlines with his recent endorsement of New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his long-standing public standoff with rapper Jay Z. Writer Keli Goff joins us to talk about the activism of the "King of Calypso."
Then, the creators of Beat Making Lab talk about their portable electronic beat-making kits that they send to developing countries with the intention of improving communities.
And Wichita, Kansas roots rockers Moreland And Arbuckle perform songs from its new concept album based around 16th century explorer Coronado.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Hear electronic musician Jon Hopkins perform live in the studio.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The new video for The Knife's new song "Full Of Fire" is a challenging and stirring depiction of gender-bending characters and equally beautiful and unsettling imagery. The Knife describes the work as “Uncompromisingly current. Uncompromisingly sexy. Uncompromisingly political.”
Friday, November 30, 2012
In this 1959 episode of Recordings, E.T.C., Host Edward Tatnall Canby presents the "voices" of two canonical storytellers: Mark Twain and Hans Christian Andersen. Neither Twain nor Andersen is actually featured on these recordings, but Canby delights in the authenticity of Hal Holbrook's portrayal of Twain and Boris Karloff's readings of Andersen's tales.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Archives Department celebrates Robert Moog's 78th birthday with this 1980s episode of WQXR's This is My Music. Host Lloyd Moss talks with the inventor and musical pioneer and plays selections from Moog's library of compositions and influences. The program includes a virtuosic performance of Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 adapted for theremin and piano.