Lighting, Lighting, Lighting

Inspired by Darkness and Light

These shows originally aired the week of February 21, 2011. Nadia Sirota returns next week.

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Monday, May 02, 2011

light (jnpoulos/flickr)

How do you take your coffee? What's your favorite time of day? What's your favorite part of the Chicken? What's your favorite part of the Tofurky? With whom do you identify in Star Wars?

We are slowly but surely crawling towards Daylight Savings Time; light will vanquish dark once again! Not that that's not kinda sad for a night-person like myself. Night and day, light and dark, these cycles control our movements and emotions. I gotta admit, though, merepreferences aside, I really like the whole cycle of things: the changeability of seasons and day lengths and skyscapes and temperatures.

Just as this concept has captured the imagination of the planet's inhabitants for thousands of years, so has it captured the imagination of composers for thousands of years. And, lucky for us, composers for the last few decades as well.

This cycle gets the spotlight this week, as we feature music inspired by light and dark. What's your time of day?

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Comments [2]

David from montreal

nadia; just a note to tell you how wonderful the q2 musics is!...all the best...david

May. 03 2011 03:42 PM
Paul Epstein from Lower Manhattan

I was going to say that Frank Loesser had the best take on this theme, but whoever at Q2 or QXR put up this post beat me to it, with the link to Loesser's "My Time of Day" to GUYS & DOLLS.

May. 02 2011 11:49 PM

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