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Vijay Iyer: Live From The World Financial Center

Friday, December 07, 2012

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer. On the last night of the event, jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer performs with his trio. The set included the piece "Break Stuff" which was inspired by music writer Jeff Chang's history of hip hop, the 2005 book Can't Stop, Wont Stop, and tells us how he was moved by a pivotal story from the dawn of the genre.

 

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Soundcheck

Vijay Iyer And Missy Mazzoli Live At The WFC, Fleetwood Mac

Friday, December 07, 2012

Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the last of the three-part series of shows from the World Financial Center, a double-bill featuring jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and composer Missy Mazzoli's all-female band Victoire. Then, KCRW's Anne Litt digs into the recent trend of Fleetwood Mac cover songs on two tribute compilations that came out in 2012. 

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Cyndi Lauper, Vijay Iyer, And Jingles

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tonight on Soundcheck, Grammy Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper drops by the studio, not to sing, but to share tales from her new autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir.

Then, music from the latest collaboration between jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and spoken word artist Mike Ladd that delves deep into the psyche of modern-day veterans.

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Vijay Iyer Trio: In Studio

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Indian-American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer earned widespread acclaim for his 2009 album, “Historicity.” Now, the Ph.D. advances his forward-thinking jazz with an album called “Accelerando” – which moves through a blend of original compositions and those borrowed from the likes of Duke Ellington and even Michael Jackson. Iyer and his trio play live.

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New Sounds

Narration in Music

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

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New Sounds Live

Darcy James Argue vs. David T. Little with Vijay Iyer & Nicole Lizee

Monday, February 14, 2011

WNYC

Mind control experiments and conspiracy theories are the subject matter for brand-new music performed by an electric chamber ensemble and a Grammy-nominated big band. Those are just two of the four offerings on this New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall, part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, on Thursday February 24, 2011 at 7:30.  Socially engaged, hybrid genre-straddling ensembles Newspeak and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society take on brand new works written specifically for each. 

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New Sounds

Narration in Music (Weekly Podcast)

Friday, October 29, 2010

WNYC

For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

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New Sounds

Narration in Music

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios. 

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