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Morning Concert:
An Interview with Lawrence Weschler

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 65 min
Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA

From a recording made in July of 1988, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lawrence Weschler, essayist for the New Yorker Magazine and grandson of composer Ernst Toch. They discusses his book “Shapinsky's Karma, Boggs's Bill, and Other True-Life Tales ”, which profiles six people who unexpectedly changed the direction of their lives. These include the story of James Boggs who blurred the lines between art and commerce by painting exquisite copies of $100 bills and then insisted on spending them, as well as a portrait of Nicolas Slonimsky, who after a career as an avant-garde pianist turned his considerable skills towards musical lexicography.

Genre:  Modern Art
Subject:  Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995; Shapinsky, Harold, 1925-2004; Boggs, J. S. G. (James Stephen George); Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964; Art, Modern; Performance art; Avant-garde (Art); Torture
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Weschler, Lawrence
Recording Date:  7/11/1988
First Broadcast Date:  7/15/1988
 
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