Traveling Music

WQXR host David Garland fills in for Nadia Sirota this week on Q2

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Like a journey, music happens in time. Music takes us places. It describes places. Music is a place. Monday through Friday, May 3-7, from 12-4, a.m. and p.m., I’ll be your tour guide on Q2, offering you some musical journeys.

For me, music can be a transporting experience. I can’t claim to have been taken to a higher level of understanding or perception -- maybe I’m carrying too much metaphysical luggage for that -- but I can be carried along, engrossed in the movement of sound through time.

And it’s an interesting phenomenon that music is so effective at depicting landscapes. Where have you traveled via music? What music transports you?

Hosted by:

David Garland

Comments [7]

Vic from !

Smacked by the curl of a breaking wave ~>
or the open fist of an angry Dad...
The Sound (left) In 1 Ear > BRIAN WILSON
An American Composer - on WNYC/Q2
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"

May. 07 2010 03:23 AM
Vic from !

"Cool Cool Water"
Coolin' me
Ciao, David ~
Summer's coming on ~> & looking forward to the next time hearing you on Q2...

& how about a Brian Wilson festival on WNYC/Q2:
An American Composer >
SURF'S UP & The Sound In 1 Ear
think about it

May. 07 2010 02:56 AM

Thanks for coming on Q2, David! Great to hear you whenever and wherever.

May. 05 2010 02:22 PM
Vic from !

Dear David,
Glad to hear you on Q2 ~ the place, I think, where you belong
Away from the top 40 - classical - auto "genius" programming
"all the dead voices"

& I hope the station is giving you the freedom to do more of your own programming...
Best regards

May. 05 2010 12:59 AM
Jeremy Wexler from West Chester U

This Philip Glass piece is the same exact chord progression as his "Etude No. 2 for Piano".
C Maj 7, A7, Ab Maj 7, C Maj

May. 03 2010 02:13 PM

Wow, Dave, what a start to your Traveling Music week! Beautiful, interesting selections, from Meredith Monk to Eleni Karaindrou and Balm in Gilead. Music that transports me? Glass' Days and Nights in Rocinha, of course. But also the cinematic work of Abel Korzeniowski and Esa-Pekka Salonen's Wing on Wing and even Jesse Cook's Closer to Madness. Thanks for the context you're giving us, brings things like Isfahan to such sultry, luxurient life. Glad you're here this week.

May. 03 2010 12:23 PM
Madeline from Manhattan

Hi: Am listening to your delicious early music program. Hope you can give a plug to the Dessoff Choirs' concert -- motets by Bach and others -- at St. George's Church, 16th Street @Rutherford Pl. , next Saturday, May 8.

May. 02 2010 05:06 PM

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