Maverick Mixtapes

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Every day at 2 pm during the 2012 American Mavericks Festival, a new composer or performer curates an hour's worth of his or her favorite maverick composers' music.

Featured artists include David Byrne, founding member and lead songwriter of the Talking Heads; innovative Brooklyn-based quartet So Percussion; Canadian cellist and Independent Music Award winner Zoë Keating; Alarm Will Sound and Brooklyn Philharmonic conductor Alan Pierson; plus Jherek Bischoff, Tyondai Braxton, Claire Chase, Dave Douglas, Sam Hillmer (of Zs), Joan La Barbara, Son Lux, Padma Newsome, Owen Pallet, Richard Reed Parry, Alex Somers, Shara Worden, The National’s Bryce Dessner and many more.

 

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Maverick Mixtapes: Angélica Negrón

For Maverick Mixtapes, we've asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer and performer Angélica Negrón.

Maverick Mixtapes: John Schaefer

Thursday, March 29, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we've asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured individual is radio personality John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.

Maverick Mixtapes: Owen Pallett

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Composer, violinist and songwriter Owen Pallett tells us about his interest in the music of Van Dyke Parks, "the spiritual godson of number-one American Maverick Charles Ives."

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Maverick Mixtapes: Joan La Barbara

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is vocalist and composer Joan La Barbara.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Jherek Bischoff

Monday, March 26, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer, songwriter and producer Jherek Bischoff.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Shara Worden

Friday, March 23, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer and songwriter Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Claire Chase

Thursday, March 22, 2012

We asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is flutist and concert curator Claire Chase.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Richard Reed Parry

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer and multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry, of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Dan Deacon

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer and electronic musician Dan Deacon.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Son Lux

Monday, March 19, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer and electronic musician Ryan Lott, a.k.a. Son Lux.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Dave Douglas

Friday, March 16, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Sam Hillmer

Thursday, March 15, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is saxophonist and composer Sam Hillmer, of the Brooklyn-based avant jazz groups Zs, Hubble and Diamond Terrifier.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Padma Newsome

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is Australian songwriter and composer Padma Newsome, a founding member of Clogs and a frequent collaborator with Brooklyn-based rock group The National.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Alan Pierson

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is Alan Pierson, conductor and musical director of both the new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound and the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

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Maverick Mixtapes: Tyondai Braxton

Monday, March 12, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured group is composer, guitarist, and former Battles member Tyondai Braxton.

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Maverick Mixtapes: So Percussion

Friday, March 09, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured group is the Brooklyn-based new-music ensemble So Percussion.

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Maverick Mixtapes: David Byrne

Thursday, March 08, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer, songwriter, author, and multimedia artist David Byrne.

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