Tag: John Schaefer

  • ON AIR

    While WNYC’s John Schaefer–hosted “Soundcheck” attracts a diverse array of performers to its studio, tonight’s ticketed Greene Space confluence of music and comedy is particularly inspired. Previously noteworthy for her hilarious routine about ’80s belter Taylor Dayne, Tig Notaro blew the comedy world’s collective mind last year with a half-hour set in Los Angeles (released […]

  • ‘Steve Reich in Conversation with John Schaefer’

    Tonight, as part of the BAM 150 series, composer Steve Reich johns WNYC’s John Schaefer for a conversation looking back on a lifetime of avant-garde music making. Tue., March 6, 7 p.m., 2012

  • R.I.P. OIL

    Part of WNYC host John Schaefer’s “New Sounds Live” series, Requiem for Fossil Fuels finds sound artists Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger (together known as O+A) anticipating the inevitable end of our worldwide dependence on coal, gas, and oil. The piece mixes live vocal performances by four singers (mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, soprano Martha Cluver, tenor […]


    Rethinking the concept of war ballads, pianist Sarah Cahill invited a few of her colleagues to write reactive new compositions about the war in Iraq. That some of those colleagues happen to be Yoko Ono and Meredith Monk make the invitation even more intriguing. The resulting concert, Notes on the War: The Piano Protests, features […]

  • Music

    Immodest Proposals About 30 minutes into Aceyalone’s set on March 7 at the Knitting Factory, he needled the heavily backpacked crowd, “Bet I could stay up here longer than you could stay an audience.” It wasn’t an idle boast for this founding member of the Freestyle Fellowship, the rhyme-improv kings who established the Los Angeles […]