Thursday, July 31, 2014
Every year, thousands of new species of creatures are identified. Since naming something after oneself is considered a diva move in the scientific community, many choose the next best thing: the name of a real-life diva.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.
Monday, August 09, 2010
Iran's highest authority recently declared that music is "not compatible with the highest values" of his country. Today: guest host Jacqueline Cincotta finds out how the edict will affect the state's already tight restrictions on music. And, she talks with a member of Blurred Vision, the Canadian-Iranian band who turned its update of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" into a viral music video. Later: a live performance in our studio from singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the Old 97s.