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Spinning on Air

John Zorn at 60

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The celebrations are already beginning for composer John Zorn's upcoming 60th birthday on September 2nd. During the next few months there will be concerts of Zorn's music in the museums and concert halls of New York City, as well as elsewhere in the world. Zorn has been David Garland's most frequent guest on Spinning On Air over the years, and now he returns to the show again, to share some new music that will be featured in two concerts that are part of the Lincoln Center Festival this month.

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WQXR Blog

Met Museum Concert Series Expands into Galleries for 2013-14 Season

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday announced its 2013-14 season of concerts and lectures, one that expands the number of events taking place in the museum’s galleries.

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Spinning on Air

Spinning On Air in The Greene Space with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, and others

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Spinning On Air's 25th anniversary was celebrated in WNYC's Greene Space on November 14th. Special guests Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, John Zorn, Diane Cluck, Vashti Bunyan, Jean Rohe, Nels Cline, Isabel Castellvi, Anders Griffen, Ryan Maxwell, Pauline Kim, Conrad Harris, and Brian Lehrer joined David Garland for an evening of ...

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Sunday, October 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Sounds

More Cross-Cultural Music

Monday, July 09, 2012

German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.  Then, with a bit of studio wizardry, he layered marimba, piano, and various other percussion atop the Kenyan musicians.  We’ll listen to this musical journey through Kenya for this New Sounds program. 

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New Sounds

New Music Soundtracks

Saturday, April 28, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some new music film scores by the likes of John Zorn, and keyboardist, composer and producer Wayne Horvitz.  Plus, from Greece, there's music by Eleni Karaindrou, along with music from Michael Nyman and Philip Glass.  And much more.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Sounds

Music for Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Listen to some music for Rosh Hashanah, (literally "head of the year"), the Jewish New Year, on this New Sounds program. Hear some music by Frank London of the Klezmatics, from his soulful collection of classic synagogue chanting (hazonos), scored for trumpet solo, harmoniums, glass harmonica and bass.   There's also music by Steve Reich, from "Tehillim, Part 3."  Plus, music by clarinetist Andy Statman and small ensemble music from John Zorn's Masada project. 

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: John Zorn with a Schmear

Friday, January 29, 2010

Niki Russ Federman, fourth generation of the smoked fish dynasty Russ & Daughters, resisted joining the family business. She explains why she owes her career choice to hipster klezmorim and the musician-composer John Zorn. Produced by Studio 360's

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WNYC News

An Enchanted Evening of Music

Friday, May 01, 2009

Terrance McKnight and David Garland brought Evening Music to the new Greene Space stage Thursday night with live performances by some of the brightest lights of the classical, contemporary and new music scenes today: Simone Dinnerstein, Don Byron, Jason Moran, Ute Lemper, John Zorn, and Nico Muhly as well ...

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Studio 360

John Zorn

Friday, September 29, 2006

Saxophonist and composer John Zorn may have just won a $500,000 MacArthur fellowship, but he started out as a rebel in the 1970s and transformed New York's downtown music scene. Since then, he's led a hardcore band, a jazz quartet and a chamber ensemble, and he founded ...

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