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Min Xiao Fen

New Sounds

Lute Around the World

Saturday, July 28, 2012

On this New Sounds program, explore music from the lute family, embracing trance traditions, minimalism, and hearkening back to the Renaissance.  Listen to works for  instruments from Japan (the kugo), from Afghanistan (rebab), and from Mali (kora).   We’ll also hear music for sintir or gimbri (from Morocco), along with the oud, and the Persian tambour.  Plus, a live performance by Dutch lute player Jozef van Wissem on his swan-neck lute.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Written on the Wind: Huang Ruo and Min Xiao-fen

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tonight at 7 pm in The Greene Space, composer Huang Ruo joins host David Garland for an evening of conversation and premiere performances from New York and China-based composers.

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Interview: Musical Polymath Min Xiao-fen

Friday, January 27, 2012

Born in Nanjing, composer, singer, and pipa player Min Xiao-fen has become a fixture on the new-music, jazz and Chinese traditional musical scenes. Collaborations with such artists as John Zorn, Christian Marclay, Randy Weston, DJ Spooky, and Derek Bailey attest to her relentlessly exploratory spirit and open-minded approach to improvisation and music-making.

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New Sounds

Lute Around the World

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On this New Sounds program, explore music from the lute family, embracing trance traditions, minimalism, and hearkening back to the Renaissance.  Listen to works for  instruments from Japan (the kugo), from Afghanistan (rebab), and from Mali (kora).   We’ll also hear music for sintir or gimbri (from Morocco), along with the oud, and the Persian tambour.  Plus, a live performance by Dutch lute player Jozef van Wissem on his swan-neck lute.

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Studio 360

Dalai Lama, Handey, Smell Safari

Friday, May 09, 2008

Body spray confidential. Kurt Andersen hits the drugstore with a physicist and a perfume critic, and finds out why personal products smell the way they do. And writer Pico Iyer talks about his unique friendship with the Dalai Lama. Plus, satirist Jack Handey has a spooky legend to tell.

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