The four-hour radio series I made about the Wordless Music concerts in New York is airing this month on WNYC. You can listen to it here.
Jad Abumrad hosts the programs, I wrote & produced. They are based around live recordings that WNYC made of several concerts from the Wordless Music series that took place last fall.
The Wordless Music Series pairs rock and electronic musicians with more traditional chamber and new music performers, to create an entirely new concert experience. As Wordless Music opens on a new season, WNYC presents four one-hour specials that highlight and underscore the ground-breaking '07-'08 season, hosted by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad.
The shows are music/documentary hybrids, with pieces that support the live performances and explore some of the issues that the concert series raises, particularly the relationship between classical music and pop. Guests on the shows include Meredith Monk and David Lang, with music from Beruit, Do Make Say Think, Electrik Company, Nico Muhly, Sandro Perri, Hauschka, Torngat, John Adams & Gavin Bryars.