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Spinning on Air's 25th Anniversary with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, John Zorn, and Diane Cluck.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

 

 

The event was hosted by the show's creator David Garland, and featured performances by, and conversations with, ...

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Hot Weather

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It sure has been hot, and David Garland has the solution for making it feel cooler: music that's hotter still! Hear sweltering performances by Anna Calvi, and the trio of Devin, Gary, and Ross; fiery music by Dave Hertzberg's Hearts & Bones, and The Mast; and even the cool breeze of songs from Bob Dylan, Arborea, and Holland Hopson.

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Elomar

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Elomar is a Brazilian singer and composer born in 1937. Elomar has created a unique approach to song, drawing on folk, classical, and ancient troubadour traditions. Host David Garland presents an introduction to Elomar's music.

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Plastic Spoon

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Plastic Spoon plays songs about money. This newly-formed New York group features great, creative musicians who've played with everybody, pushed musical boundaries, and are now experimenting with being a somewhat normal rock band. Host David Garland welcomes Plastic Spoon to the WNYC Studio to perform and talk about their music. Lend an ear--but only one ear, because Plastic Spoon demands that their music be heard in mono!

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Ed Askew

Sunday, May 29, 2011

 

Ed Askew could be considered an “outsider” artist--he certainly operates outside the mainstream--but there’s nothing arcane or closed-off about Ed’s songs. His first album was recorded in 1968, and Ed is still in touch with his unique muse, creating music that’s disarmingly full of heart. Ed’s music has been featured on Spinning On Air before, but this time he gives us the rare chance to hear him perform in the WNYC Studio and talk about his music with host David Garland. 
Pianist Thomas Bartlett and string player Sam Amidon, both accomplished songwriters and members of the band Doveman, provide the accompaniment for Askew’s in-studio performances, and David Garland plays 12-string guitar on one song. This show first aired June 1, 2008 (after the broadcast Ed wrote to correct his statement of age; he was 67, not 57, when this session was recorded). Recently, more of Ed's music has been released, and he's about to go on tour (details below). Some of the links spoken of on the show are out of date; please use those provided below.

 

Ed Askew's first album was recorded in 1968, and Ed is still in touch with his unique muse, creating music that’s disarmingly full of heart. He gives us the rare chance to hear him perform in the WNYC Studio (with Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett) and talk about his music with host David Garland. 

 

 

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Van Dyke Parks with Clare and The Reasons

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Van Dyke Parks has been shaping new possibilities of song since his 1960s collaborations with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, and his landmark 1968  album "Song Cycle." Having worked with everyone from Grace Kelly to Joanna Newsom during his long career, Parks is now performing together with the band Clare and The Reasons, and host David Garland welcomes them all to the WNYC Studio to talk about their music, and perform songs old and new.

This show first aired October 10, 2010.

Clare and The Reasons played one more song than could fit in the broadcast, but you can listen to "Pluton/Pluto" here:

 

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Mid-Century Modern Music

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In the mid-20th Century, modernist influences on the fields of architecture, and furniture, graphic, and industrial design resulted in chairs, films, and homes that combined innovation, practicality, and beauty. What is the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design? David Garland finds some examples.

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John Zorn presents Masada

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Composer John Zorn presents recordings of his Masada project, and talks with host David Garland about Masada and the upcoming Masada Marathon at New York City Opera, plus NYC Opera's staged performance of Zorn's monodrama "La Machine de l’être."

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Questioning Answers

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Songs are often more like questions than answers. They're starting points for consideration, introspection, and inspiration. Host David Garland presents some songs that wonder about time, secular songs about god, and joyful songs about the moment of now.

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What's New?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

David Garland presents new recordings, mostly by previous guests on the show, from musicians ranging in age from 6 to 65.

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Dark Dark Dark

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Dark Dark Dark brings a love of surprise, emotional intensity, and an orchestral sensibility to their music. Songs lunge, blaze, and soothe, carried by the powerful voice of Nona Marie Invie. Dark Dark Dark convene in the WNYC Studio to play their music, and talk about it with host David Garland.

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Van Dyke Parks with Clare and The Reasons

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Van Dyke Parks has worked with everyone from Grace Kelly to The Beach Boys to Joanna Newsom during his long career. Parks performs and talks about some of his extraordinary songs together with the band Clare and The Reasons in the WNYC Studio.

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Avocet

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Amplified dangling forks and spoons provide accompaniment to the songs of Avocet. Avocet is Meara O'Reilly, who performs in the WNYC Studio with her voice, guitar, and the extraordinary amplified silverware instrument she created.

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Tuli Kupferberg, New York Poet

Sunday, July 18, 2010

 Tuli Kupferberg, who died Monday, July 12 at age 86, specialized in breaking taboos through tuneful, energetic songs, but he also brought a lyrical, poetic sensibility to his group The Fugs. Host David Garland presents some funny, provocative work by this indelible, quintessential New Yorker.

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Peter Broderick

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Peter Broderick writes both intimate songs and minimalist chamber music, and to each he brings his sensitive ears, creative mind, and skills as guitarist, pianist, violinist, and singer.

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Holden

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Holden, a French duo with an American-sounding name and a strong reputation in both France and Chile, perform their songs in the WNYC Studio.

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