Amy Pearl appears in the following:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Composer Magnus Linberg and members of the New York Philharmonic headed out to Edkins Auto Sales and Salvage on Staten Island to find scrap metal for the New York premiere of "Kraft." The unlikely group searched piles of crushed cars, hills of discarded tires and heaps of disembodied axles, gas tanks and bumpers for something that would create a "sound world" which is rarely heard in classical music.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Fall began on Wednesday with the rising of a full moon. The Harvest Moon, so-called because of the extra light it gave farmers to work later for bringing in their crops, rose on the autumnal equinox, a rare cosmic event which hasn't happened for almost 20 years. It won't happen again until 2029.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, recently published the book "Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption". WNYC's Amy Pearl caught up with him after he spoke on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
What is it like to grow up South Asian in the wake of 9/11-- whether or not you are a muslim?
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Composer and performer Elliott Sharp teams up with the New York-based Dither guitar quartet to perform at the Whitney Museum tonight at 7 p.m. to perform Christian Marclay’s Chalk Board. Learn more about the performance and watch WQXR's video about the project.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Gary Shteyngart says the characters in his new novel "Super Sad True Love Story" are the first ones he has written that he has really loved. The novel is set in the near future, which for Shteyngart is the easiest thing to write about. "To write about the present now is impossible," he says.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
He was one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. Maybe now the world will finally believe it when novelist David Mitchell says Star Trek is cool.
Friday, July 30, 2010
This is one man's story of telling tales at The Moth.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Prospect Park has over eight million visitors a year. On Monday mornings, there is often lots of trash left behind. Garry Osgood decided to do something about it.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Musician Dan Zanes is probably used to lots of moving bodies since the average age of his audience is 6... so his collaboration with the Pilobolus dance company and cartoonist Art Spiegelman it is not altogether surprising.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be remembered as a controversial figure in the baseball world, who brought the Bronx Bombers 7 World Series wins and radically drove the increase in player salaries.
But he also made his mark in the entertainment world, playing himself in multiple commercials and a movie (Albert Brooks' The Scout). And, of course, there's his recurring role in Seinfeld.
What moments do you remember that we are leaving out?
Friday, July 09, 2010
Pedestrians in Times Square stopped to watch this morning as workers sprayed bright blue paint across the streets. It's the beginning of a public art project in the five pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.
Friday, June 18, 2010
James Joyces' Ulysses chronicles the wanderings of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day: Thursday, June 16, 1904. The 16th has become known as Bloomsday, and literary types and fans of Joyce celebrate the occaision with pub crawls, readings, and re-enactments.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Two weeks down, three weeks of wall-to-wall World Cup madness to go! New Yorkers from all over the world are cheering on their teams, with or without a vevuzela. Our home team USA matches up against Slovenia on Friday morning. In anticipation of that game, we've pulled together some of your thoughts on the World Cup.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
John Waters loves Johnny Mathis. "He's so famous, they don't even introduce him," Waters says.
Monday, April 26, 2010
During author Salman Rushdie's visit to The Leonard Lopate Show to talk up the PEN World Voices Festival, we asked him a couple of questions. Here's what he told us:
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor pulled together two great jazz/blues players -- virtuoso bassist John Patitucci and baby-faced guitarist Julian Lage -- for a three-night run at the Blue Note last week. The trio made their radio debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Wild game is showing up on more and more restaurant menus these days. The editor-in-chief of Field and Stream had some cabin-to-condo tips on preparing venison.