Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 16, 2012
The prolific musician Sufjan Stevens has just unleashed 58 holiday songs on another Christmas box set, 'Silver & Gold.'
Sunday, November 04, 2012
David Garland presents some highlights from recent years, including Laura Marling, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, Dirty Projectors, Michael Gira, Diane Cluck, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and others-- even a portion of Christian Marclay's on-air improvisation on multiple turntables from November, 1987.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century. Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a 100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments. We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sufjan Stevens's latest project, the electro-pop album The Age of Adz, is a self-reflexive record dealing with themes of love and death. (Plus, there's a cosmic thing going on too.) Watch Stevens perform "Futile Devices" and "Pleasure Principle" live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
A human and a family of whales view each other over a distance; that's the inspiration for "Mount Wittenberg Orca," a song cycle Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors wrote for his group and singer Björk. Distance and connectedness are themes in new songs by Antony and the Johnsons, Owen Pallett, ...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Kurt Andersen gets a cello lesson. Ben Hong taught Jamie Foxx how to play for the new film "The Soloist," and now takes on Kurt as a student. West Side Story is back on Broadway and en español! Neuroscientists wrap their brains around magic. And the rabid fan base of Sufjan Stevens gets ugly with the winner of a songwriting contest.