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Spinning on Air

Music New and on the Way

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New and forthcoming releases, mostly by musicians who have visited Spinning On Air to share their uncategorizable music, including Sufjan Stevens, Colleen, Chilly Gonzales, and others.

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New Sounds

"Indie Classical" and "Garage Chamber" (Special Podcast)

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Hear so-called “indie classical” works on this New Sounds - music which is at home in both the contemporary classical music world and the indie rock/pop music halls.

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New Sounds

"Indie Classical" and "Garage Chamber"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hear so-called “indie classical” works on this New Sounds - music which is at home in both the contemporary classical music world and the indie rock/pop music halls. 

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Soundcheck

Sufjan Stevens Returns To His Majestic Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 16, 2012

The prolific musician Sufjan Stevens has just unleashed 58 holiday songs on another Christmas box set, 'Silver & Gold.'

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Spinning on Air

Session Highlights

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.

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New Sounds

Orchestra of the 21st Century

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.

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Soundcheck

Live on Soundcheck: Sufjan Stevens

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.

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Spinning on Air

Mount Wittenberg Orca and More

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, ...

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Studio 360

Ben Hong, West Side Story, Sufjan

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.

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