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The Ballet Mécanique on the air!
November 17, 1999, on National Public Radio's Morning
Saturday, March 18, 2006, Paul Lehrman and Eric Singer are interviewed about the Ballet mécanique at the National Gallery of Art on Weekend America
April 4, 2006, Lloyd Schwartz reviews the Ballet mécanique
at the National Gallery of Art on Fresh
Friday, June 20, 2008. Elyse Singer, author and director of "Frequency Hopping," in interviewed on NPR's Science Friday about George Antheil and Hedy Lamarr
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Jean Shepherd, author, humorist, and radio storyteller extraordinaire, was a big George Antheil fan. On his late-night radio show, Shepherd would often play a recording of Ballet Mécanique as background music to his stories of the steel mills and factories of the Midwest, and other scary settings.
When Antheil died in 1959, Shepherd
did a tribute to him on the air. Richard Starr has found a recording of that
show, and sent it to us. Here's
Read the whole story in the March, 2000 issue of Mix magazine and a longer version in the Insider Audio Bathroom Reader.
Shepherd passed away on October 16, 1999, in Florida. A memorial page where you can learn more about him and contribute your own memories and stories, is here. Also check out the book about his life and career, Excelsior, You Fathead! by Eugene B. Bergmann
are three excerpts from an interview with George Antheil by Truman Rex
The full interview is now available on a wonderful new CD release of Antheil's music from Other Minds.
Check it out!
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