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The highly regarded Speaking of Music series (1983-1992) was co-presented by the Exploratorium and Charles Amirkhanian of KPFA radio. Conversations between Mr. Amirkhanian and prominent musicians and composers focused on the creative process. The archived files have been released as a podcast series.

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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Laurie Anderson Part 2 (Podcast)
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01:14:06
Laurie Anderson is a groundbreaking American composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, and performance artist. She is celebrated for her multimedia performances and innovative use of technology in art. In this candid, in-depth interview from December 1984, Anderson talks about her very diverse inspirations, including her relationship to technology, her past lives, television, and handheld versus electronic instruments. She also plays samples of the music and sounds that fuel her process, as well as some of her own work.

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Date: November 20, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: laurie anderson, speaking of music, 40th, experimental music, composing

Links: Laurie Anderson Website

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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Philip Glass Part 1 (Podcast)
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01:17:06
Philip Glass is an enduringly prolific composer, collaborator, intellectual, and one of the inventors of a type of music called minimalism. In this extensive and candid interview from 1988, Glass discusses many things including his involvement in world music, his innovative approach to rhythm, and his work with film and opera. He also talks about the people who have inspired him, including legendary composer, conductor, and teacher Nadia Boulanger and sitarist Ravi Shankar. The interview includes many samples of his musical work.

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Date: November 19, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: philip glass, speaking of music, 40th, experimental music

Links: Phillip Glass Website

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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Philip Glass Part 2 (Podcast)
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Philip Glass is an enduringly prolific composer, collaborator, intellectual, and inventor of a pedagogue Nadia Boulanger and sitarist Ranew kind of music now known as minimalism. In this extensive and candid interview from 1988, Glass discusses many things, including his involvement in world music, his innovative approach to rhythm, and his work with film and opera. He also talks about the people who have inspired him, including legendary vi Shankar, and the unique human narratives that he finds inspirational. The interview includes many samples of his musical work.

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Date: November 19, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: philip glass, speaking of music, 40th, experimental music

Links: Phillip Glass Website

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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Series Preview (Clip)
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00:01:20
Meet some of the notable artists featured in the Speaking of Music Rewind preview: Brian Eno, Sarah Hopkins, Trimpin, Pamela Z, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Laurie Anderson.

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Date: August 19, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: speaking of music, brian eno, laurie anderson, john cage, 40th anniversary, music


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