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New Music for String Quartet

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Hear a lot of new music for string quartet on this New Sounds.  Listen to Raz Mesinai’s  work for string quartet and four turntables where the string instruments are recorded and then manipulated by DJs, resulting in a hybrid of composition and turntablism.  Then there’s music by Steve Reich, his haunting Triple Quartet, which can be a string section of 36 players, three string quartets, or string quartet and pre-recorded tape.  

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Studio 360

Palahniuk, Foley, Costello

Friday, May 05, 2006

Kurt Andersen talks with ultraviolent novelist Chuck Palahniuk about why we love watching gruesome things that we hope never happen to us. A Foley artist explains how she uses sound effects to make hurting seem nastier. Jack Handey – of Saturday Night Live “Deep Thoughts” fame -- talks tough to our enemies. Plus: Elvis Costello stops by to explain why he wanted to tinker with some of his classic hits.

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Elvis Costello

Friday, May 05, 2006

Elvis Costello has kept his fans on their toes by zig-zagging musically over the last twenty-five years. For his latest recording, My Flame Burns Blue, Costello teams up with a Dutch big band called Metropole Orkest. They play new songs and reinterpret old hits ...

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Elvis Costello

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Elvis Costello has kept his fans on their toes by zig-zagging musically over the last twenty-five years, taking detours into chamber music, jazz and creamy pop. For his latest recording, My Flame Burns Blue, Costello teams up with a Dutch big band called Metropole Orkest. They play ...

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Studio 360

Costello, Crash, Sweeney

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Kurt Andersen talks with Elvis Costello about a career that stretches from "Allison" to opera. We ask Paul Haggis whether his film Crash, and other movies set in Los Angeles, have given rise to a new genre of storytelling. And we hear songs from the highly acclaimed and wildly innovative revival of "Sweeney Todd."

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Light, Vermeer, Loie

Saturday, April 21, 2001

Kurt Andersen and novelist Rebecca Goldstein look at the ways artists, dancers, and filmmakers play with light.

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Now Playing: Elvis Costello

Saturday, April 21, 2001

Musical chameleon Elvis Costello continues to defy classification on his new album, For the Stars, a highly unusual collaboration with mezzo-soprano Anne Sophie Von Otter. 

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