Listening

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Description

The small act of listening can lead to big ideas. In this podcast, 10 highly-acclaimed musicians make sense of the world by transforming their surroundings into original songs.

Episode Date
Björk: Full Composition
574
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Aug 31, 2022
Björk
1660
Known for making some of the most fascinating and adventurous music, Björk reflects on how she came into her sensibilities as an artist, the influence of her home country Iceland, and how she finds the “spark” of a recording.
Aug 31, 2022
MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger: “Ceremony”
541
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Aug 31, 2022
MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger
1835
Singer-songwriter MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger may be more dialed into American folklore than anyone else. In this episode, learn how he shares his music obsession with his family.
Aug 31, 2022
Vagabon: Full Composition
680
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Aug 24, 2022
Vagabon
1996
Laetitia Tamko, best known as Vagabon, cherishes the sounds she grew up with in Cameroon. Listen to her story as she describes how weaving motion and our stream of consciousness together can open us up to big ideas.
Aug 24, 2022
Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields: “A Walk in the Park, Alone, in the Dark”
686
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Aug 24, 2022
Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields
2087
Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields’ aesthetic is best described as show tune catchiness meets unexpected instrumentation. In this episode, he shares how the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic impacted his songwriting.
Aug 24, 2022
JLIN: Full Composition
609
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Aug 17, 2022
JLIN
1559
Avant-garde electronic music producer JLIN blends polyrhythm with musical styles from all over the world to create her own unique sound. In this episode, she shares how intuition and patience were key to unlocking her creativity.
Aug 17, 2022
Laraaji: Full Composition
601
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Aug 17, 2022
Laraaji
1852
Multi-instrumentalist Laraaji is a new-age icon. He shares his thoughts on listening––ranging from cosmic to a sound bath in words and beyond––and why laughter is the key to creating a transcendent state.
Aug 17, 2022
Neko Case: Full Composition
600
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Aug 10, 2022
Neko Case
1944
Widely regarded as a consummate career artist, Neko Case is a force to be reckoned with. She discusses how the sounds of her rural farm in Vermont have influenced her songwriting.
Aug 10, 2022
Mdou Moctar: Full Composition
603
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Aug 10, 2022
Mdou Moctar
2180
Known as the “cool kid” of Tuareg blues––a desert rock sound from the Sahara region of Africa––Mdou Moctar takes us on a journey to his town of Agadez. He shares how the impact of colonialism on Niger has inspired his songs.
Aug 10, 2022
Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee: Full Composition
629
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Aug 10, 2022
Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee
1572
Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee largely wrote her latest, highly-adored album Saint Cloud about her desire to get sober. She explains her journey, as well as how she was able to center herself during a time of uncertainty.
Aug 10, 2022
Jeff, Spencer, and Sammy Tweedy: Full Composition
600
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Aug 10, 2022
Jeff, Spencer and Sammy Tweedy
1951
Jeff Tweedy and his sons’ jam sessions, dubbed “The Tweedy Show,” were a beacon of light for music fans during the pandemic. In this episode, the Tweedy family discusses its experience of listening, creating, and playing together.
Aug 10, 2022
Listening - Trailer
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Our newest podcast, Listening, invites 10 of music’s most acclaimed artists to transform the sounds around them into original songs that reflect how it feels to be alive in today’s world.
Aug 08, 2022