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Jeb Bishop on Out There a Minute 9/14

This Sunday, September 14, on Out There a Minute (10am-noon), I'll be joined by trombist Jeb Bishop. Bishop recently moved back to the triangle after 20 years in Chicago and has played around the world with such groups as the Vandermark 5, the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, the Flying Luttenbachers, Angels of Epistemology, and many, many, many more (discogs.com lists him as having played on almost 150 different albums). On Sunday, he'll be spinning some of his favorite jazz records. Hope you can tune in.


Brooklyn Rider on Polyphonic Perversity 4/6/14

Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity on Sunday, April 6, 12-2pm to hear an interview with Brooklyn Rider. The group (Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violins; Nicholas Cords, viola; Eric Jacobsen, cello) is one of the most exciting string quartets currently out there, creating a veritable jukebox of musics from around the world and across history. They have been in residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for the past few years, and they are playing a Carolina Performing Arts concert on April 6 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw. In this exclusive interview, they talk about their approach to concert programming, the intersection of the Western canon with musics from around the world, the act of collaboration, the ins and outs of Schoenberg's second string quartet (which will be the centerpiece of their concert) and so much more. I hope you can tune in.


Composer David Kirkland Garner on Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday

This Sunday, March 9, from noon-2pm, Polyphonic Perversity will be joined by Durham-based composer David Kirkland Garner to talk about his new piece "Dark Holler." The 45 minute work fuses Southern American roots music with Garner's own brand of minimalism. The piece was recently recorded by yMusic and a number of local musicians as part of yMusic's 2013-14 residency at Duke. Hope you can tune in.


Composer John Supko and New Music Raleigh's Shawn Galvin on Polyphonic Perversity 11/24

Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday, November 24 from noon-2pm for a conversation with composer John Supko and New Music Raleigh's Shawn Galvin. The two will talk about NMR's upcoming performance of Supko's All Souls at CAM Raleigh on Monday, November 25, presented by North Carolina Opera. To prepare, check out Chris Vitiello's excellent preview/profile in this weeks Indy Week. Hope you can tune in.


yMusic on Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday

Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday, November 3, from noon-2pm for an interview with Rob Moose and C.J. Camerieri of the group yMusic. This New York based new music sextet blurs all the distinctions between indie rock, electronica, hiphop, and classical music, having worked with people as diverse as Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, St. Vincent, Son Lux, Dirty Projectors, Nico Muhly, and many, many more. Their debut album Beautiful Mechanical on New Amsterdam Records features compositions by Son Lux, St. Vincent, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gabriel Kahane, Judd Greenstein, and My Brightest Diamond. They're in town for a Duke Performances concert on Tuesday, November 5 at the Casbah. Tickets, recordings, videos, and more information here. Hope you can tune in!

More about yMusic in the Indy and the New York Times.


Polyphonic Perversity 4/15, noon-2pm

 Today's edition of Polyphonic Perversity focuses on the intersection of the spoken word and music.  So we've got Peter Ustinov reading Babar accompanied by excerpts of Poulenc, Sameul Beckett's 1961 radio play Words and Music with music by Morton Feldman from 1987, Harry Partch's final composition, and music by Robert Ashley, Paul Lansky, and more!  Hope you can tune ine!


Polyphonic Perversity 11/13: Film Music

This Sunday on Polyphonic Perversity (noon-2pm), we'll explore film music by composers who you don't normally think of as film composers.  So no Ennio Morricone or Bernard Hermann, just fantastic film music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Toru Takemitsu, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, and Alfred Schnittke.  This program is preparation for the upcoming Duke New Music Ensemble concerts, titled "Old Film | New Music," on Sunday, November 11, at 8 p.m. in Bone Hall in the Biddle Music Building, and on Tuesday, December 6, at 8p.m., at Fullsteam Brewery.  Free admission for both concerts.  Tune in, and check out the shows!