John Schaefer appears in the following:
Monday, April 30, 2018
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.
Monday, April 23, 2018
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.
Monday, April 16, 2018
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.
Monday, April 09, 2018
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.
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.
Monday, April 02, 2018
Week of April 2: This week, new music from The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls.
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.
Monday, March 19, 2018
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.
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.
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?
Monday, March 05, 2018
Week of March 5: This week, a moving Oscar performance, Malian rock from Sidi Touré, London producer kwes, and Brooklyn punk from Bodega.
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.
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.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Will it be “Phantom Thread”? Or will John Williams pick up his sixth Academy Award with another “Star Wars” score?
Thursday, February 22, 2018
St. Paul’s Chapel, “The Little Chapel That Stood,” celebrates a new instrument with a weeklong festival.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Join John Schaefer on The Furthermore as he explores the old tradition among classical music composers of writing memorial pieces for colleagues who have passed on.
Saturday, February 03, 2018
In the Baroque era, the chaconne and its close relative the passacaglia were favorite musical forms — and they've both had a remarkable revival in contemporary music.