Michael Raphael appears in the following:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Abigail Washburn is a leading light of the Americana music scene. But she was on her way to study international law and practice in Beijing when a record by Doc Watson convinced her to pick up the banjo instead.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Doc Watson, a giant of American folk music, died last month at 89. Watson’s guitar and banjo playing was a powerful force in the 1960s folk revival, and his long career inspired generations of musicians, among them Abigail Washburn. She was pursuing a career in international law based in China ...
Friday, February 03, 2012
The drummer Jack DeJohnette has recorded with all the jazz superheroes of the last half century. But he tells Studio 360 that what he really wanted to do was play piano. He’d begun a promising career as a pianist when he was entranced by the drummer Vernell Fournier, who had ...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Abigail Washburn thought she had her goals set. She was on her way to a career in international law based in China when a bluegrass musician stopped her in her tracks. At a party, she heard a recording of Doc Watson singing “Shady Grove” and she fell in love with the banjo. “I was struck by it as something ...
Friday, September 02, 2011
Stephen Vitiello is a composer and sound artist. In 1999, he worked in a studio on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center. For six months he recorded the noises of the building and its surroundings. At first, he’d hoped to capture the sounds outside his window — turns out, it wouldn’t open ...
Friday, August 19, 2011
Neil Finn is the lead singer of Crowded House, a band which had its share of big hits in the 80s and 90s. (Admit it, you belted along to “Don't Dream It's Over.”) Growing up in New Zealand, Finn was raised on the Beatles and David Bowie: “I was playing piano and playing guitars and trying to emulate those guys,” he remembers ...
Friday, August 12, 2011
Brian Blade is a drummer's drummer. He's played with Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, and Bob Dylan. He also leads his own ensemble, The Fellowship Band. Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Blade was raised on gospel, soul, and funk. But when he when he was 16 ...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, January 19, 2007
Saturday, December 11, 2004
The Danielson Famile regularly plays trendy rock clubs, like New York's Knitting Factory, but they're not your average rock band. They've built quite a following among Christians and non-Christians and they say that they want their shows to express faith, and create spectacle. Produced by Michael Raphael.
Saturday, May 01, 2004
Almost all of us, given the opportunity, indulge the eavesdropping urge, especially when overhearing cell phone conversations. The sound artist known as "Scanner" has been incorporating the frequency band of cell phones in his work since the early 1990s. Produced by Michael Raphael.
Saturday, April 03, 2004
When Musician Miya Masaoka tours she often sits in her hotel room for hours, watching her musical collaborators interact. Her collaborators are Madagascar hissing cockroaches. She has another composition that she performs with a chorus of bees. Produced by Michael Raphael.
Saturday, March 06, 2004
The Danielson Family regularly plays trendy rock clubs, like New York’s Knitting Factory, but they’re not your average rock band. They’ve built quite a following among both Christians and non-Christians and they say that they want their shows to express faith, and create spectacle. Produced by Michael Raphael.
Saturday, February 07, 2004
The sound artist Janek Schaefer got a commission to make something "about Minnesota". As a Brit, he had to ask friends what defined Minnesota for Minnesotans. They gave him one word: weather. So, during a storm, Schaefer sent a cell phone up into the stratosphere in a weather ...
Saturday, November 22, 2003
The Danielson Family regularly plays trendy rock clubs, like New York's Knitting Factory, but they're not your average rock band. They've built quite a following among Christians and non-Christians and they say that they want their shows to express faith, and create spectacle. Produced by Michael Raphael.
Saturday, October 11, 2003
Songwriter Lee Hazlewood has had many ups and downs in his long artistic career, and lately his music has resurfaced in some unexpected places. Produced by Michael Raphael.