Hearing Manu Delago play music, you might think he is using a tabla, steel drums, a harp, bells and more--but all those sounds are actually the work of one instrument: the hang drum. Listen in as Delago brings his hang into our New York studio for a conversation with host, Ria Misra.
On the latest episode of Music is Music, host Ria Misra leaves our studios and visits composer and pianist Vijay Iyer in his studio - which, conveniently, is also his home. Join us to listen in on their conversation about the secret lives of instruments, the everyday art of improvisation, and also just to hear some really beautiful music.
The International Space Orchestra is a band where you can find astronauts, space scientists, and NASA flight directors all gathered around the very same piece of music. International Space Orchestra founder Nelly Ben Hayoun and NASA Ames Flight Director Rusty Hunt join Ria Misra on the Music is Music podcast today, to talk about music, space, and the ISO's Apollo 11 space opera.
Christopher Tignor is a composer, violinist, and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electro-acoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities.