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New Sounds

Dramatic Accompaniment

Monday, January 21, 2013

This New Sounds brings musical accompaniment for drama in the form of the Portico Quartet, a young instrumental band, who play mostly acoustic music using wind instruments, bass and percussion, including a 21st century instrument called the hang.  (The hang is a dimpled dome-shaped, tuned metal percussion instrument that sounds like a cross between the steel drum and the mbira (thumb piano) and looks like two woks welded together.)

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Operavore

Just Like an Opera

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"In listening to Tempest, Bob Dylan’s newest album which dropped last Tuesday, I can’t help but be reminded of Stravinsky," writes Olivia Giovetti. Indeed, Dylan's songs frequently aspire to art-song sophistication.

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Soundcheck

A.J. Jacobs Learns to Love Dylan, Survives 'Tempest,'

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Before our team began the Soundcheck Workshop in June, we issued a challenge to our listeners. As we embarked on a self-improvement plan, we dared you to join us in making a summer resolution of your own. 

Many of you stepped up, including the writer A.J. Jacobs of Esquire magazine. Having authored books like The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy, Jacobs took experimental living to a new level: He set out to become a Bob Dylan fan. Today, A.J. describeshis summer of Dylan and reviews the singer-songwriter's new album, Tempest.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight Edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, John Dickerson, John Swansburg, and Farhad Manjoo discuss Bob Dylan's new album "Tempest," the 20th anniversary of the film "Sneakers", and a cheating scandal at Harvard.

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Soundcheck

Bob Dylan’s Two Tempests

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

News of the forthcoming Dylan album is jockeying for position with a TV show that claims to have found the electric guitar Dylan famously plugged in at Newport in 1965. First the new album: it will be called Tempest, and will be his 35th full-length release and his first album since the puzzling Christmas record he did in 2009.

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New Sounds

Dramatic Accompaniment

Friday, January 13, 2012

This New Sounds brings musical accompaniment for drama in the form of the Portico Quartet, a young instrumental band, who play mostly acoustic music using wind instruments, bass and percussion, including a 21st century instrument called the hang.  (The hang is a dimpled dome-shaped, tuned metal percussion instrument that sounds like a cross between the steel drum and the mbira (thumb piano) and looks like two woks welded together.)

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New Sounds

Dramatic Accompaniment

Monday, September 27, 2010

This New Sounds brings musical accompaniment for drama in the form of the Portico Quartet, a young instrumental band, who play mostly acoustic music using wind instruments, bass and percussion, including a 21st century instrument called the hang.  (The hang is a dimpled dome-shaped, tuned metal percussion instrument that sounds like a cross between the steel drum and the mbira (thumb piano) and looks like two woks welded together.) 

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