Music Interviews http://kunc.org en The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years http://kunc.org/post/kronos-quartet-still-daring-after-all-these-years Kronos Quartet is celebrating 40 years of playing music together — and to mark the occasion, they're playing a celebration concert at Carnegie Hall in New York tomorrow night. Since their founding, the San Francisco-based string quartet has become one of the most visible ensembles in classical music. The players have done it by championing new and underheard music, and by coming up with a business model that was unheard of for a chamber group four decades ago.<p>Violinist David Harrington dreamed up the idea of a string quartet devoted primarily to contemporary music in 1973. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:25:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 54966 at http://kunc.org The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years For Boy George, Music And Style Is Just 'What I Do' http://kunc.org/post/boy-george-music-and-style-just-what-i-do <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEuuGObqchs</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:34:00 +0000 54885 at http://kunc.org For Boy George, Music And Style Is Just 'What I Do' From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer http://kunc.org/post/preacher-grass-cutter-earth-shaking-soul-singer <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gigZGc4KucE</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:37:00 +0000 NPR Staff 54797 at http://kunc.org From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer The Legend Of Linda Perhacs, 'A Most Unlikely Rock Star' http://kunc.org/post/legend-linda-perhacs-most-unlikely-rock-star <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZn5lyOjvnk</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 54439 at http://kunc.org The Legend Of Linda Perhacs, 'A Most Unlikely Rock Star' Beck's Long Balancing Act http://kunc.org/post/becks-long-balancing-act <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15333650/beck">Beck</a> was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.<p>"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 54280 at http://kunc.org Beck's Long Balancing Act