John Schaefer

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A Concert Meant For Falling Asleep To

Friday, May 04, 2018

Max Richter's "Sleep" is designed for the drowsy. But if you want to stay up and listen all night long, it's for you too. 

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A Glimpse Inside 'The Shed'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Next spring, New York will get a major new cultural and performing arts center at Hudson Yards. But this week and next, New Yorkers can get a preview of what's to come. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Van Morrison, Hatchie, and Bulgarian Womens Voices

Monday, April 30, 2018

New Sounds
Week of April 30: This week, Van Morrison looks back at the '30s; Hatchie looks back at the '80s; and Lisa Gerrard looks to Bulgaria.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Monsieur Periné, Guitar from Botswana, and Archival Prince

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Week of April 23: A gem from the Prince archives, a throaty tale from Okkervil River, Bogotá's Monsieur Periné, and guitar music from Botswana that has to be seen to be believed.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Balún, Kamasi Washington, and Jenny Hval

Monday, April 16, 2018

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Week of April 16: This week, new works by Kamasi Washington and Jenny Hval; a new video from Brooklyn-via-San Juan group Balún, and some musical advice on Making America Great Again.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Abraham Brody, A$AP Rocky, and Sophie

Monday, April 09, 2018

New Sounds
Week of April 9: This week, new/old music from Lithuania, psychedelia from France, a new track from A$AP Rocky, and deep wonderful weirdness from wherever SOPHIE is from.
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The Uncompromising Cecil Taylor

Friday, April 06, 2018

Pianist Cecil Taylor, one of the fathers of free jazz, passed away last night at the age of 89. In this 2007 interview with John Schaefer, Taylor discussed how mutation is everything.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls

Monday, April 02, 2018

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Week of April 2: This week, new music from The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls.
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Musical Sunrises

Saturday, March 31, 2018

It happens every day — darkness scatters as the sun rises, and color returns to the world. Even though it is, literally, an everyday occurrence, it’s also a magical one.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Pussy Riot, Tinariwen, and Yo La Tengo

Monday, March 19, 2018

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Week of March 19: This week, musical reactions to a troubled world from Pussy Riot, Roger Waters, and Yo La Tengo. Plus new videos from Tinariwen and Courtney Barnett.
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Music from Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 17, 2018

 Ireland is a deeply musical place, but it doesn’t have much of a reputation for classical music. That is changing though, with a vibrant scene centered in Dublin.

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Are Angels Always So Nice?

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Look in any greeting card store and you’ll see cute, chubby little angels smiling and gazing upwards beatifically. But what about in music? Are angels always so ... nice?

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Weekly Music Roundup: kwes, Chvrches, and Sidi Touré

Monday, March 05, 2018

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Week of March 5: This week, a moving Oscar performance, Malian rock from Sidi Touré, London producer kwes, and Brooklyn punk from Bodega.
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Jonny Greenwood, Carter Burwell Among Oscar Nominees for Best Original Score

Saturday, March 03, 2018

This year’s nominees for the Academy Award for Best Original Score include some of film’s most illustrious names. Unlike last year’s field however there are no women among the nominees.
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'David Bowie Is' Reaches Its Final Destination, the Brooklyn Museum

Friday, March 02, 2018

The exhibition “David Bowie Is” has spent the last five years on tour, circling the globe, visiting 11 museums on five continents. The final stop is the Brooklyn Museum.

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Poll: Which Film Will Take Home the Oscar for Best Score?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Will it be “Phantom Thread”? Or will John Williams pick up his sixth Academy Award with another “Star Wars” score?
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A New Organ For Manhattan’s Oldest Church

Thursday, February 22, 2018

St. Paul’s Chapel, “The Little Chapel That Stood,” celebrates a new instrument with a weeklong festival.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Courtney Barnett, Rafiq Bhatia, and Howie Lee

Monday, February 19, 2018

This week, new music from Beach House to Beijing, Rafiq Bhatia and Punjab Tronix, plus a new Courtney Barnett record is coming.
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Beyond Words

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The idea of using the voice as an instrument rather than as the carrier of a text is a relatively recent development, at least in Western classical music.

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Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who died Feb. 9, aged 48, was the rare experimental musician whose work crossed over to the general public. John Schaefer looks back on his legacy.
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