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In celebration of the Exploratorium’s 40th Anniversary, we’ve been combing through our archives and revisiting our rich history. One gem we discovered is the highly regarded Speaking of Music series, which was co-presented by the Exploratorium, Charles Amirkhanian and KPFA radio, and produced by Mr. Amirkhanian from 1983 to 1991.

In the series, conversations between Mr. Amirkhanian and prominent musicians and composers took place before a live audience in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater or in the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. The conversations, which were often interspersed with brief performances, focused on the creative process, and there was always ample time for the audience to interact with the artists. The programs, which featured artists such as Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, and Phillip Glass, were recorded and later broadcast by KPFA.

We’re releasing these archived files as a podcast series called “Speaking of Music Rewind,” which will launch with four episodes in November 2009. We’ll publish one episode a month for the entire 40th anniversary year, concluding in November 2010.

Official Website: http://calendar.exploratorium.edu/index.html

Added by ExplOratorium SF on October 9, 2009

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