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Radiolab Concerts: Curious Sounds

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Join Jad for a night of electrifying music and fascinating conversation on June 18th at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Jad will present three musical acts during a live taping for an upcoming short podcast. Glenn Kotche, Buke and Gass, and a surprise special guest will all perform live. Tickets are on sale now, and you get $5 off with the code "radiolab."

Each act has a distinct, one-of-a-kind sound, but all three share a spirit of exploration and musical adventure. The evening will showcase riveting live performances, and delve into the process each artist engages when creating these musical experiences.

The Chicago-based percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche has been heralded as one of the most exciting, creative and promising composers and performers in modern music. His eclectic works have focused on the creative use of rhythm and space, navigating the territory between the academic and the primal, the consonant and the dissonant. Kotche has received international attention for his "unfailing taste, technique and discipline" (Chicago Tribune), and in addition to his work as a solo percussionist, Kotche is member of the ground-breaking American rock band Wilco.

Buke & Gass is an experimental indie rock duo from Brooklyn, NY, that made its recording debut in 2009. Founded in 2008, the band is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Aron Sanchez and Arone Dyer, the latter formerly a member of the band Proton Proton. The band's name is derived from two experimental instruments created by the bandmembers: the buke, played by Dyer, is something of an electrified six-string ukulele while the gass, played by Sanchez, is something of a cross between a guitar and bass (guitar-bass, g-ass, gass -- get it?).

And Jad will also be talking with a surprise special guest! Join us to find out who it is, and to see the exceptional Glenn Kotche and Buke & Gass perform live.


Arone Dyer, Glenn Kotche and Aron Sanchez


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Comments [13]

kristina jones from nyc

more shows like that again please!

loved the music...

inspired by the coversations on musical structure

IMPROV at the end totally sweet


Jun. 19 2011 10:06 PM
JWalker from NYC

What a great evening of Curious Sounds at the Skirball Center!!! Amazing mix of performers-didn't know much about any of them but all were fascinating, and worked well both with and against each other. So fun, fascinating, inspiring and exhilarating!! Thanks much-hope for more soon!

Jun. 19 2011 03:49 PM
David A.

Jad, excellent show last night! (First encounter with Reggie Watts!) For future 'Curious Sounds' maybe look into The Books -- 'aleatory' found sounds and projected footage overlayed with guitar and cello. Curious, indeed.

Jun. 19 2011 08:54 AM
timothy Sinsheimer from staten island

Jun. 15 2011 10:19 PM
Jennifer Webster from Cleveland, Ohio

How I wish I could be there. Maybe you'll tape it?
I love your show! Besides the incredible amount of information I learn, it's laugh-out-loud funny. People might think I'm crazy as I jog along laughing & listening to your podcasts.
Who cares! :). I get to amaze my friends with all the interesting things I glean from each show.

Jun. 14 2011 06:36 PM
Cameron Williamson from York, PA

Love the eclectic choice of musicians... Glenn Kotche does some absolutely phenomenal things with percussion. Anyways, can't make it unfortunately, but I love the show guys. Few people are doing anything in the same league as what radiolab is doing. So keep on producing awesome episodes though i don't believe you know how to produce anything contrary to awesome!

Jun. 10 2011 08:15 AM
terribletim from Staten Island

Spread love. TerribleTim ponders existential questions

Jun. 02 2011 09:52 PM
Samantha Polinik from Washington, DC

Great show as always. So Henson believes that in his lifetime, he will see, or perhaps create, a robot that wll have interaction processes indistinguishable from humans.

Just one question that no one touched upon....
What about reproduction? The purpose or drive of a life force, on a cellular level, is to reproduce. Machines can't match that, they are made of atoms.

Maybe they will be able to interact in a way that is convincing, but I think I'm pointing to Robert's comment that at the heart of it is still a feeling of yuck, of being cheated.

Jun. 01 2011 12:57 PM
E Vasiloff from Cleveland, OH

Absolutely love the show and would love to spread the word. Why don't you have any merchadise for sale?

Jun. 01 2011 11:39 AM
Vanessa Conti from Anchorage, Alaska

Reason number 1,174 that I wish I lived in NYC!

May. 30 2011 09:35 PM
Craig Parker from Nashville, TN

Notice, Jad is smiling more on the left side- a nod to the Symmetry episode. cleverly done sir, cleverly done.

May. 29 2011 11:22 PM
Tom J. Byrne from Paris, France

I've been really enjoying the shows. You have a great story telling skill and that's rare these days.

The only problem Iexperience is that there is usually a great sense of loss in the stories. You start off enthusiastically and then comes the disappointment. There is an exploration into the amazing stuff that makes us, us and then the kicker comes. It would be great if some of the amazing stories were about amazing things that really are amazing, rather than just seeming to be at first.

Bravo, great work. I love the show and the way you both work so eloquently in sync. I found your show through, Robbin Williams.

Best regards

May. 28 2011 04:46 AM
Finn Kelly from San Francisco

What a Naji smile!

May. 26 2011 02:15 AM

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