From the Vaults, Part One: Meet the Composer With Tim Page

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Monday, February 27, 2017

WNYC host Tim Page in the early 1980s. (WNYC Archives)

Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota – Q2 Music's podcast about the musical creative process – returns for its third season on Monday, March 6. Pre-game for the new season with a week of clips from the original WNYC radio program. Meet the Composer is available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

As we build up to the launch of our third season next Monday, March 6, we thought we'd look back at the original WNYC radio program Meet the Composer from the mid-'80s, hosted by the illustrious music critic Tim Page, currently a professor of music and journalism at USC. We'll share excerpts of his interviews with some of the most exciting figures in contemporary music, but before that we wanted to check in with Tim himself, a man for whom music has played an enormous force in his life, in his career, and even for his psychological well-being. We ask him how he found his way into music criticism, where that first Meet the Composer radio program came from, and what role music has played in his recovery after a recent traumatic brain injury.

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Tim Page

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Jon Hanrahan and Alexander Overington

Comments [4]

Joe from NY

Pure inspirational magic. So much food for thought in these 12 minutes.

Mar. 13 2017 08:23 AM
Carla Hanrahan from Johnsburg, IL

The story of Tim Page's recovery is fascinating. His description of how listening to particular pieces of music effects his brain is very interesting. The musical clips made the story line complete. Bravo!

Mar. 01 2017 08:06 PM
CR from NJ

Such a beautiful photo of Tim Page. He reminds me of F. Scott Fitzgerald here - but minus the tension always visible in the author's photos.

Feb. 27 2017 09:58 PM
David Hoffman from United States

Absolutely wonderful and fascinating. Beautifully put together. Like a documentary in its highest form. Thank you. I will listen to every episode and close my eyes and fly.
David Hoffman–filmmaker

Feb. 27 2017 10:58 AM

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