Up Next with Views and Brews
Nov. 13, 2012
Defining Intelligence: The Golden Record Revisited
Voyager is on the cusp of exiting our solar system and entering the great unknown; along with it the Golden Record! Poet Tomas Morin and Elena Passarello are in the process of editing an anthology on the Voyager mission and assembling poetry, fiction, non-fiction and plays that all respond to the content of this record and serve to illustrate the intelligence and diversity of life on Earth.
Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy with Tomas and Elena to discuss how the different genres are engaging with the Golden Record. And the almost quixotic nature of the whole enterprise of sending one record representing ALL of humanity in a small collection of music, pictures, and sounds.
This show is free and open to the public but seats are limited so get there early!
Dec. 03, 2012
Duke Ellington and The Art of Invisibility
Billy Strayhorn, a long time muse and collaborator for the great bandleader Duke Ellington, brought depth and a languid power to the already sophisticated sound of Ellington’s orchestra. Aching for love and significance, Strayhorn was openly gay in a time of repression and bias, composing ballads filled with longing and disarming vulnerability, which demanded the full attention of both the listener and the performer.
How do we strive when circumstances are stacked against us? How do we make the best of our situation as we continue to dream? How do we continue to hold out hope for consequential love, as we smolder? Sometimes what we need most, is hidden, right in front of us, in plain sight.
Join us as KUT’s Views and Brews explores both a spirited discussion about Strayhorn and his relationship to Ellington, and enjoys superlative live music!
Rabbi Neil Blumofe in discussion with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy