Episode #839

Herbie Hancock, Iphigenia, Stars

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Studio 360 Episode 839, Herbie Hancock, Iphigenia, Stars Herbie Hancock (Kwaku Alston)

Geeks and Greeks. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock tells us how starting out as a science geek led him to his radical musical experimentation. Playwright Charles Mee says the ancient Greeks built their plays like Rolls Royces. Mee explains why he still wanted to update a 2400-year-old classic by Euripides. And we’ll hear smart indie-pop from the Montreal band Stars, off their new record In Our Bedroom After the War.

Herbie Hancock

Over his nearly 50-year career Herbie Hancock has experimented with all kinds of genres, including classical, jazz, funk and hip-hop. Hancock can now add folk to the list. His latest record is River: The Joni Letters, and on it he finds a kindred spirit in ...

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Bonus Track: "Edith and the Kingpin"

An excerpt from "Edith and the Kingpin" with Tina Turner, from Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.

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Charles Mee

Would you sacrifice one person if it would save thousands of lives? Kurt talks with playwright Charles Mee about his powerful update of Euripides’ 2400-year-old play, Iphigenia at Aulis. We hear scenes performed especially for Studio 360 from the current production at New York’s

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Encore: Iphigenia 2.0

A soldier (performed by Will Fowler) has this to say to his enemy in Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee.

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Stars

The Canadian invasion strikes again. Stars hails from Montreal and this week, they release In Our Bedroom After the War. Band members Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan explain how they balance their dark lyrics with their lush sound.

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Bonus Track: "Personal"

Stars performs "Personal" in Studio 360.

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