Daisey Does MacDowell


Friday, August 22, 2008

Just over a century ago in New Hampshire, Edward and Marian MacDowell opened the doors of America’s first official artists colony. Aaron Copland wrote "Billy the Kid" there. Willa Cather worked on Death Comes for the Archbishop. And Mike Daisey went to work on a monologue. He spent a month in one of the wooded cabins at the MacDowell Colony last summer, and shares this story with us.

(Originally aired: December 14, 2007)

    Music Playlist
  1. Billy the Kid (Orchestral Suite): Card Game at Night (Prairie Suite)
    Artist: London Symphony Orchestra
    Album: A Copland Celebration Vol. 1
    Label: Sony Classical
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  2. Dream Song
    Artist: Erik Friedlander
    Album: Block Ice & Propane
    Label: Skipstone
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Mike Daisey

Comments [1]

Helene Papageorge from NYC

He sounded like he is related to Garrison Keillor in some way, like a best friend or family relation. I sincerely enjoyed listening to this installment.

It also gave me a new found gumption to actually apply for a [MacDowell] grant at the Art Students League [NYC] Not that I have any hope of winning anything. although "one never knows, do one?"-- I might have a Mike Daisey moment.

Aug. 25 2008 05:37 PM

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