Composer and musician Yuval Ron is the leader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a musical ensemble that builds musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths by performing sacred music of Arabic, Israeli, Jewish, Moslem, Sufi, and Armenian Church traditions. Yuval Ron was interviewed on the Portland Yiddish Hour March 15, 2009 by host Ed Kraus. This interview covers a wide range of topics including the origins of his ensemble, the musicians and the instruments they play, musicology of Arabic music styles, and thoughts about the relevance of reaching out to others in this time of extreme violence and suffering.
From a PICA Press Release... Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.”
Host Dmae Roberts discusses Bodyvox Dance and their new work "The Foot Opera Files."
The Foot Opera Files features BodyVox’s signature blend of bodies, theater, dance and humor.
The Portland Opera Studio Artists join BodyVox for an intertwined series of human vignettes.
The Foot Opera Files features choreography by BodyVox Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland with Eric Skinner, Matt Hope, Lane Hunter and Daniel Kirk and a new film created with Mitchell Rose.
I should probably take a step back as my week started on Sunday, March 8 at 11am until 7pm while in radio training with Marilynn. She provided some good tips that I was able to apply in preparation and while on air...I love "this moment of silience was brought to you by ________" fill in the blank that I was able to use during the Friday night interviews. When the conversation begins to flow like it did I start talking before I've completed the question in my head and I end up having a lapse or what some would call a senior moment, and I'm not a senior. The other technique I picked up on was shortening my statements, yah right, that will take some time as I'm a bit verbose by nature. This is one I have to work on when I'm on the Saturday night show especially when back announcing...in due time...
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Is the Obama presidency more of the "same old, same old"? Or does it offer new political horizons for progressives? This program looks at the new administration from several perspectives. In honor of International Women's Day, we learn about Clara Zetkin, founder of this commemoration, and Peggy Seeger who brought a left feminist politics to folk music. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow their links below:
Host Jim Schumock interviews Annie Leibovitz about her book "Annie Leibovitz at Work." Leibovitz talks about her work, which spans a period beginning with Richard Nixon's resignation and ends with Barack Obama's Presidential campaign. She talks to Jim about the Rolling Stones Tour, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and others she has photographed.