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Philippe Petit

The Leonard Lopate Show

'Man on Wire' Star Schools Us on the Keys to Creativity

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Creativity isn't always a high wire act. The beloved Philippe Petit shares with us new and unconventional ways of going about any endeavor—from the artistic to the everyday.

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2013 (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WNYC
John Schaefer sorts through the abundance of submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox to present some of the finest new releases for the month of June 2013.

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show.  He'll sort through the stacks of new CDs, the Soundcloud files, and other digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it. 

Hear music from the Mobius Trio, who make new guitar ensemble music, along with multi-layered 6-string magic from Ben Brody.   Then, listen to Dawn of Midi, who make groove music that sounds as though it is electronica, but it's made acoustically.  Also, hear the bayan, an accordion-like instrument, as it is used in the Bester Quartet. Plus, music from Philippe Petit which may or may not involve electric cymbalum, triple caterpillar drum guitar, and/or electric psalterion.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Philippe Petit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Philippe Petit was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how knots have made all the difference in his famous tightrope-walking performances. He also told us what he's a fan of!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Philippe Petit Ties Knots

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Philippe Petit, who performed on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers on August 7, 1974, talks about how knots have been indispensable throughout his celebrated career. His new book Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, Secure Knots! is a guide to tying his essential knots.

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Studio 360

Jonathan Franzen and The World Trade Center

Friday, September 02, 2011

This week, two stories from the World Trade Center as it once was: Kurt Andersen talks with Philippe Petit about his daring tightrope walk between the towers in 1974, and Stephen Vitiello composes music using the sounds of the building. Plus, the novelist Jonathan Franzen — his epic best-seller about ...

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Vantage Points

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Unique points of view in an award-winning novel and a serio-comic short story prompted us to call this program VANTAGE POINTS.    

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Studio 360

Philippe, Kehinde, DJ Shadow

Friday, July 25, 2008

Studio 360 takes some risks. Philippe Petit remembers his infamous highwire walk between the World Trade Center towers. DJ Shadow lectures on the occupational hazards of finding precious vinyl in record-store basements. And Bill Murray reads a poem – don’t worry, not his own. Plus, Kehinde Wiley paints hip-hop legends in the style of the Renaissance masters, and Miranda July reads a story from her recent collection.

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