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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.


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.


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.


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.