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Extra Eclectic: Outsiders Making Inroads

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has built a name as composer. Shin Katan
2hr : Extra Eclectic for July 24, 2019

The term "outsider art" usually refers to artists and performers who exist outside the mainstream of their chosen fields, sometimes self-taught, but always unapologetically independent. Steve Seel showcases composers who fit the term, but who also represent today's classical environment in general, where fewer rules apply than ever. You'll hear the vocal music of Meredith Monk, as well as the orchestral movie scoring of rocker and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and a "mini symphony" by the man who called himself Moondog.