Standing in solidarity with Puerto Rico.

Follow us on:

LISTEN

Standing in solidarity with Puerto Rico.

The Respect Sextet & Greenwich House Music School



Host David Weinstein welcomes members of The Respect Sextet: trumpeter Eli Asher, drummer Ted Poor, and keyboardist Red Wierenga, along with the energetic director of Greenwich House Music School, Menon Dwarka. Dwarka is producing a winter-long music series at that historic institution called the North River Concert Series and the Sextet is the inaugural act. The band has a new 2010 electronic release, Farcical Built For Six which follows a 2009 release that caught our attention: an album that revisits works by Sun Ra and Stockhausen (Mode/Avant). (36 minutes)
 

RELATED PROGRAMS

Radio Profiles

RADIO SERIES

This is a collaborative community project featuring an ever-expanding collection of short audio portraits of organizations, spaces, and activities as described by the people who manage them. The goal of Radio Profiles is to provide information, generate interest, and expand audiences for New York City culture. Radio Profiles is a project of AIR - with archives from WPS1 - and originally developed in association with The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, BOMB Magazine, and The Film-Makers' Cooperative. We welcome all to participate. Cultural groups can email us to set up a recording session.
more

Experimental Composers

RADIO SERIES

The object of this series is to invite emerging and established innovators to share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory. The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, "I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."
more