An exploration into "Language ,as a music" on the third installment of "The Philosophical Strain in American Postwar Music", a collaboration between WKCR and Benjamin Boretz, founder of Open Space, Perspectives of New Music, and instructor at Bard College.
The acoustic portion of this show focused on the diversity of music performed by early blues artists, including gospel, ragtime, jazz, and white folk songs. The electric portion focused on the blues scene that emerged in Detroit in the 1950s/60s.
This morning's program focused on classical music inspired by childhood, written for children audiences, and composed for learning musicians. It included classics like Debussy's "Children's Corner" and new pieces like "Ferdinand the Bull."