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Tigran Hamasyan was featured on NPR's All Things Considered Sunday. He spoke with host Arun Rath about his new album, Mockroot, and its diverse musical influences. "Musicians arrive at their signature sounds through all sorts of influences, but [Hamasyan] may have the most unusual collection yet," says Rath, noting sources from the folk music of Hamasyan's native Armenia to metal to Indian classical music. "So when you listen to the music of Tigran Hamasyan, know that there's a lot going on there." You can listen to the conversation here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioFriday, February 20, 2015|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens recently stopped by Q104.3 in New York City for an appearance on Out of the Box. She spoke with host Jonathan “JC” Clarke about her recently release solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, and about working with producer T Bone Burnett on that and the Lost Basement Tapes project. She also performs the song “Angel City,” which closes out Tomorrow Is My Turn. Watch the interview and performance here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoRadioTuesday, February 10, 2015|0 comments
Punch Brothers were the musical guests on Conan last night on TBS, performing "Magnet" from their new album, The Phosphorescent Blues. They were also the musical guest on a special episode of A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday, guest-hosted by none other than Chris Thile. Watch performances from both shows here. And tune in to NPR's World Cafe today to hear the band perform.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Television VideoRadioTuesday, January 27, 2015|0 commentsSteve Reich Featured on BBC Radio 6 Music Special; NPR Celebrates 50th Anniversary of "It's Gonna Rain"
Steve Reich is the subject of a feature-length special on BBC Radio 6 Music's The Tom Robinson Show, for which the composer spoke about his career and his latest work, Radio Rewrite. "His work with repetitive patterns and rhythms has been hugely influential across mainstream as well as experimental music," says the show. NPR Music looks back on the 50th anniversary of one groundbreaking piece: "It's Gonna Rain is just one example of Reich's broad musical lexicon that over five decades has influenced countless musicians in classical, electronic and even popular music."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioWednesday, January 14, 2015|0 comments
Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, stars of the Richard Linklater film Boyhood, were the guests on NPR's Fresh Air, talking with host Terry Gross about their roles in the groundbreaking film. "We were being offered a job no two actors had been offered before in the history of acting," says Hawke, "to get to create a character and use time as our clay, to shape somebody the way life shapes us." Hear the interview here.