Sunday, April 22, 2012
It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.
Wednesday, June 22, 1994
For this, the seventh edition of the John Cage: City Circus programs, hear the final radio appearance with John Cage, from July of 1992, just a few weeks before his death. (This aired originally on the daily music performance show, Around New York.) In this interview, Cage talks about the connection that his music shares with Erik Satie’s, and pianist Michael Torre performs live in the studio. Plus, Cage charmingly shocks host John Schaefer with the tidbit that he does not have a sound system for playing music back at home. The recording of the work, “Sonnekus” that rounds out the show, (featuring longtime Cage collaborator, Joan LaBarbara) is the first that Cage had heard.