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Sessions from Studio A - White Mystery

Aug 25, 2016

White Mystery performs "Alien vision bomb" in WNIJ's Studio A:

White Mystery performs "Cerebellum" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Find White Mystery on the web, at WhiteMysteryband.com.

Imagine you're a teenager in Beijing in the 1960s and '70s, during the Cultural Revolution. Everything that's deemed Western and bourgeois is banned — so listening to a 78 rpm recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, powerfully transformative as it might be, is off limits.

Any musician can tell you that there is a profound connection between the breath and making music. There's the physical action, of course — one makes the other possible — but there are also the metaphysical bonds between breathing and creating.

Sessions from Studio A - Hungry Mountain

Aug 18, 2016

Hungry Mountain performs "Hibernation" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Hungry Mountain performs "Probably the News" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Find the music of Hungry Mountain right here.

Many stylistic winds blow through the repertoire of The Westerlies. The unconventional brass quartet from New York (Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler, trumpets; Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch, trombones) embraces jazz, classical, new music and dance — and in this case, puts a new spin on an old British ballad.

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