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Tagged with “new york” (16)

  1. Words that Change the World | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

    Susan Schaller believes that the best idea she ever had in her life had to do with an isolated young man she met one day at a community college. He was 27-years-old at the time, and t…

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  2. Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the ‘pencil towers’ of New York’s super-rich – podcast | News | The Guardian

    An extreme concentration of wealth in a city where even the air is for sale has produced a new breed of needle-like tower.

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  3. “Gender Studies,” by Curtis Sittenfeld | The New Yorker

    Fiction: “Having a drink in the hotel bar with Luke the Shuttle Driver is almost enjoyable, because it’s like an anthropological experience.”

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  4. Episode 141, Oren Ambarchi — 5049 Records

    Based in Sydney, Australia, Oren Ambarchi is a gifted composer, multi-instrumentalist and improviser who has been traveling the world, crafting a most singular musical vision for the past twenty five years. He’s also an enthusiastic listener and avid record collector, a gourmand and happens to be one of my favorite musicians around. On a quick visit to New York for performances with Alvin Lucier and Loren Connors, Oren dropped by for a candid conversation about his early days as an Hasidic student in NYC, record collecting, learning to play guitar, running his own record label and a whole lot more. I love Oren’s music deeply and am delighted conversation got to happen. After our talk, Oren and I headed over to Russ & Daughters Cafe and gorged on smoked fish and chopped liver.

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  5. Julius Eastman In His Own Voice

    A rare interview with composer/vocalist Julius Eastman, plus a solo vocal performance by Eastman not heard since 1984.

    Eastman was a vivid, completely unique musician who died homeless in 1990. As a gay African-American, he brought a different perspective to experimental music. His philosophical, religious, musical, and sensual passions led him far from the mainstream, and the legacy of his music was lost, ignored, and forgotten for years after his early death. More recently, a new awareness of Eastman’s music has arisen, and the world seems finally ready now to appreciate his work.

    David Garland’s 1984 interview with Eastman is apparently one of the few recorded interviews Eastman did, and it’s unforgettable. Also, illuminating Eastman’s new influence on young composers today, David speaks with Jace Clayton, aka DJ Rupture, about his “Julius Eastman Memory Depot.”

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  6. Connie Converse Walking In the Dark - Spinning on Air - WNYC

    During the 1950s Connie Converse lived in New York City writing and singing thoughtful, emotional, smart, witty, personal songs. She accompanied herself on guitar, a "singer/songwriter" before that term or style existed. Connie sang her songs at gatherings of friends, and once on television. The music industry of her day couldn’t pigeonhole her, and didn’t welcome her. Discouraged, Connie left New York in 1960, and in 1974 she wrote a series of farewell letters to her friends and family, packed up her Volkswagen Bug and disappeared. She has not been heard from since.

    Connie Converse Walking In the Dark, a special edition of WNYC’s Spinning On Air with David Garland, airs many of Connie’s songs for the first time, and tells her story with interviews, commentary, and readings from her letters, journals, and poetry. Joining host David Garland are Oscar-winning animator Gene Deitch, who knew and recorded Connie in New York, and the voices of Connie’s brother, Philip Converse, and actress Amber Benson, who reads Connie’s writings.

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  7. Episode 105, Susie Ibarra — 5049 Records

    Since the early 90s, Susie Ibarra has been one of the most exciting and compelling composer/performers to come through the world of New York experimental music. As a drummer, there is really no one like her, a top notch improviser who turns her kit into a fine tuned orchestra. She’s worked closely with Ikue Mori, John Zorn, Sylvie Courviosier, David S. Ware and many more and continues to inspire drummers all over the world. For this talk, Susie takes me back to her upbringing in Texas, where as a teenager she opened for the Flaming Lips, her early days in New York, and much much more.

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  8. Slate’s Culture Gabfest call-in show, in which topics range from the effects of globalization on cultural diversity to the nuances of chicken husbandry.

    A special call-in edition of Slate’s Culture Gabfest, in which topics range from globalization to chicken husbandry.

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  9. New Yorker Cartoon Editor Explores What Makes Us Get It : NPR

    Humor is both a creative and a cognitive process, says Bob Mankoff, who has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1977. His memoir is called How About Never — Is Never Good For You?

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  10. HBM019: The Other One Percent — Here Be Monsters

    In 2006, Pete Brook moved from England to California to study the museum at San Quentin State Prison. Through his research, he learned of America’s first-in-the-world rates of incarceration inside of prisons that are largely hidden from view.In 2008, Pete began Prison Photography, a blog that dissects images of prisons and prisoners.This week’s show is about Pete Brook’s 2011 journey across America to interview photographers, criminologists, and, most of all, the prisoners of New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility.Look at photos from the Sing Sing Workshop by Tim Matsui.Here Be Monsters is now on Stitcher!Music: Phantom Fauna

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