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Fresh Talk: Felipe Dulzaides

November 19th, 2015 · Comments

Cuban artist Felipe Dulzaides talks about FD Plays FD, the multi-media installation he created in memory of his father for the 12th Havana Biennial. For more than four decadesbefore and after Fidel Castro established his revolutionary government in 1959, the highly regarded jazz musician was active on the Cuban music scene. Our conversation takes place in a penthouse apartment of Edificio FOCSA, the tallest building in Havana.


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
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Tags: contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · identity · Havana · 12 Bienal de la Habana · Artist · Jazz · podcast

Fresh Talk: Buskerfest with Justin Trieger and Amy San Pedro

August 26th, 2015 · Comments

Buskerfest Miami's Justin Trieger and Amy San Pedro have joined other local musicians to begin creating aconnected, thriving urban core for Miami. They stage street performances along the stops of the city's Metromover, a free downtown transit system. Listen to our conversation and hear a selection of live music from the annual festival and other Buskerfest events.

We recorded this conversation during FEAST Miami, a people's choice fundraising dinner for artists.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Sound effects courtesy Buskerfest and the artists

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Tags: Fresh Talk · Miami · performance art · music festival · Jazz

Fresh Talk: Koki Tanaka

May 16th, 2014 · Comments

To record this episode, we headed to Frieze New York 's tented art fair on Randall's Island. We were looking for Japanese artist Koki Tanaka to learn more about his interest in the island’s invisible communities. An array of picnic tables from a nearby park defined the space where Koki told a different Randall’s Island story each day, introducing communities and histories that lay outside the art fair’s reality. 


Our Fresh Talk includes voices—Koki Tanaki and local firefighter Michael Gallo, and music—a vintage recording of  Count Basie and his band playing at the Carnival of Swing that took place on Randall's Island in 1938, and a song recorded just last week with whistling sax0phonist Bill Todd!
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Artist · invisible communities · Japan · Jazz · Koki Tanaka · LA · project · Randall's Island

Fresh Talk: Jason Moran

June 10th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd spoke on the phone with Jason Moran, a jazz pianist/composer based in New York. The MacArthur Fellow and artistic adviser for jazz at the Kennedy Center talks about when he first started improvising, how he collaborates with contemporary artists, and what unfolded during Bleed, the suite of events he created with his wife Alicia Hall Moran during their Biennial residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Known photo credits noted

Music: Jason Moran, He Takes His Coat and Leaves

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Tags: Fresh Talk · sound art · sonic environment · Artist · Jazz