Friday, April 25, 2014
Listen to works inspired by and made for specific locations, including flutist Paul Horn's historic recording in the Taj Mahal, and Robert Fripp's soundscapes for the World Financial Center. Plus, Alvin Lucier's "I Am Sitting In A Room," which actually uses a room's natural resonance to produce the music over time as the initial utterance decays, and a recent recording by Paul Winter's from the alpine valley of Crestone, Colorado.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Pre-empted by A Paul Winter Solstice Concert.
The Winter Solstice Celebration is a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people came together during the longest night of the year to celebrate the return of the sun as the Earth begins its rotational cycle back towards summer. John Schaefer hosts this annual event now in its 33rd year. Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate joins The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, the Drummers of The Fores of Nature, Gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, and the historic reassembly of the Paul Winter Sextet in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral -- New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Paul Winter discusses his the Winter Solstice Celebration, now in its 34th year. For this year's event, “A Salute to Brazil,” superstar Ivan Lins and colleagues join with the Paul Winter Consort. The concert is dedicated to Oscar Castro-Neves (1940-2013), one of the founding figures of the Bossa Nova. Winter Solstice Celebration "A Salute to Brazil" is happening December 19-21 at New York’s St John the Divine.