Monday, October 1, 2007

Luc Sante

Luc Sante Guggenheim Fellow, frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, and author of the classic Low Life, talks about his work from 1990-2005 and his new collection of pieces from that time, Kill All Your Darlings.

Henry Petroski and Marilyn Maye

Professor of civil engineering (Duke) /author Henry Petroski returns to the program to talk about his latest book, The Toothpick: Technology and Culture.
Singer Marilyn Maye visits to talk about her tribute to Johnny Carson (she was on the Tonight Show 70+ times). Marilyn will be performing at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan from Nov. 7 - 19. Don't miss this entertainment powerhouse!!
The Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd St between 5th & 6th Ave. - New York, NY 10010 - Tel: 212 206 0440

Daniel J. Levitin

Daniel J. Levitin is at McGill University,where he studies studies the science of musical sound, using a broad spectrum of approaches from low-levels (genes, neuroanatomy) to higher level processes such as the acquisition of musical expertise and the perception of musical emotion.

He discusses his work and his new book This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (now in paperback).

Bell Chair in the Psychology of Electronic Communication
Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition, and Expertise
Department of Psychology, McGill University

His research

Jason Moran and Rodolphe Marconi

Jazz pianist Jason Moran returns to the program to discuss IN MY MIND: Monk at Town Hall 1959. IN MY MIND is multi-media performance co-commissioned by Duke Univ., The San Francisco Jazz Festival, Chicago Symphony Hall, and the Washington Perf. Arts Society.
October 27, 2007 will be the world premire at the Page Auditorium in Durham, NC.
October 28, 2007 at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC
November 2, 2007, at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
November 16, 2007, at the Symphony Hall in Chicago, IL

Then Rodolphe Marconi, the the director of Lagerfeld Confidential, a profile of "the Bismarck of Fashion,"(Vanity Fair) Karl Lagerfeld, visits to talk about the making of his film. Lagerfeld Confidential premieres the Film Forum in Manhattan on Wednesday, Oct. 24.