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Music Based on East Asian Stories

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

For this New Sounds listen to ambitious works inspired by East Asian storytelling, including music based the classic Chinese epic tale – “Monkey,” as retold and done up by Damon Albarn.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Honorable William F. Hagarty on the Benefits of Exercise, December 1931

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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“May heaven speed the day when the length and breadth of our United States shall be peopled with men and women, and boys and girls, solely by those of this type: strong bodied, true hearted, big souled patriots, athletes all for the land they love and the God they worship.”

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Atsumasa Nakabayashi

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The guitarist Atsumasa Nakabayashi performs at Carnegie Hall Tuesday. Download "Caves of Altamira."

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New Sounds

Music Based on East Asian Stories

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

For this New Sounds listen to ambitious works inspired by East Asian storytelling.  There’s music based on one of the classic Chinese epic tales – “Monkey,” as retold and done up by Damon Albarn (of the Brit- pop band Blur, and of the animated rock band, Gorillaz), and Jamie Hewlett with many other participants.  “Monkey: Journey to the West” is a mammoth music theatre work/hybrid opera performed in Mandarin and features over 50 Chinese acrobats, martial arts experts and a team of tiny contortionists.  It will be part of the Lincoln Center Festival this summer. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Jay Rubin on working with Haruki Murakami

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jay Rubin on working with Haruki Murakami.

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