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Nicole Paris

Father-daughter beatboxers Nicole Paris and Ed Cage take vocal percussion from the cradle to the stage.

Syna So Pro
Air Dates:
  • June 09, 2017

Low-fi artist Syna So Pro loops with love.

violin

Composer William Brittelle's music crosses so many boundaries, it's hard to categorize.

David Byrne
Air Dates:
  • May 25, 2017

The former Talking Heads frontman is one of those artists who just keeps reinventing himself.

Philip Glass

Philip Glass the avant-garde composer has composed operas, symphonies, film scores. He also wrote a memoir called “Words Without Music.”

vinyl player

Novelist Hari Kunzru talks about listening through the scratch and hiss of old 78’s for the voice of the past.

recording at the rock show

MP3 formatting compresses audio so that the file becomes 75 to 95 percent smaller. What's goes missing in the process? Conceptual artist Kenneth Goldsmith explains. 

Paul Wendell Jr.

Rapper Tall Paul uses hip-hop to reclaim his Native language—and he's not the only musician remixing Native culture.

Chicago skyline

A hundred years ago, the poet Carl Sandburg turned Chicago into an American icon. He called it "The city of broad shoulders" a gritty Midwestern metropolis, teeming with hard working immigrants. Composer David Nagler celebrated the 100th anniversary of Carl Sandburg’s famous Chicago poems by...

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