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Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hear acoustic guitar music that has been altered or augmented, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind, like Michael Hedges & Dominic Frasca.

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New Sounds

Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Thursday, December 19, 2013

For this New Sounds program, hear music for acoustic guitar that has been altered or augmented in some way, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind.  Listen to a work from the late Michael Hedges, for acoustic guitar and tape, chopped up, layered, and with some parts even spliced in backwards.

 

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Spinning on Air

The Gregarious Guitars of Don Bikoff

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Guitarist/composer Don Bikoff's album "Celestial Explosion" was released in 1968. The album featured acoustic guitar gently altered with studio effects, and an Eastern-influenced take on the bluesy finger-picking of Mississippi John Hurt and American Primitivism of John Fahey. Bikoff has continued to play and compose, and to accumulate experience with a sense of adventure and joy. He joins David Garland in the WNYC Studio to reminisce, laugh, and play us some guitar.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Great Bach Guitar Shredding Videos

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In bedrooms and living rooms around the world there are amateur rock guitarists who cut their teeth on classical music. Bach's music stands as a favorite for young guitar nerds.

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Soundcheck

A 'Banner' Mystery: How Rosie The Riveter Became Laura The Luthier

Friday, March 08, 2013

It’s a well known fact that during World War II women filled factories, making things like radar units and machine-gun rods. Turns out, they were crafting top-of-the-line acoustic guitars too. The writer John Thomas tells us how Rosie the Riveter became Laura the Luthier -- and why her story has been unknown, until now.

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New Sounds

Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Friday, September 21, 2012

For this New Sounds program, hear music for acoustic guitar that has been altered or augmented in some way, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind.  Listen to a work from the late Michael Hedges, for acoustic guitar and tape, chopped up, layered, and with some parts even spliced in backwards.

 

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Vintage Fretted Instruments

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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The Takeaway

American Ax-Men: The Met Celebrates Luthiers

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features about 65 guitars handcrafted by masters living in New York City in the early part of the 20th Century. The show, called “Guitar Heroes,”  embodies America’s nascent fascination, and ultimate adoption, of the European acoustic instrument. Jayson Kerr Dobney, associate curator of the Met’s Department of Musical Instruments discusses the show.

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Gallerina

This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WNYC

Picasso's guitars, Cézanne's card players, abstraction and the Arctic, not to mention a wonderful documentary about hobo graffiti. New York has got it going on this week. Here is WNYC's guide to what's tops.

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