Fonotopia

Profile of Ian in Washington Post Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized by nissarhusseinkhan on August 23, 2010

Writer Jason Cherkis published a long, beautifully-written profile of Ian in the Washington Post Magazine today.

If you’re joining us here for the first time after reading it–welcome! Fonotopia has hour-long episodes on a theme, and we’ve got one-song “Fonotopia Shorts” about particular musicians. You’ll be transported to Ian’s world of resurrected music, and you’ll feel better about the real world when you get back.

If you’ve been here before, now’s a good time to revisit Ian’s Fonotopia Short about Marika Papagika, or even listen to the entire episode about the music of the Ottoman Empire.

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  1. Kelley Westenhoff said, on August 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I loved the piece about Ian in the magazine. It made me think though — our Friends of the Library group often gets donations of old music that is very NICHE. We have an Amazon site to offer it to the world in general, but if it doesn’t move, we’d love to have it go somewhere it might be appreciated. Would that interest anyone at your end? Here’s a link to a couple we still having hanging around http://restonfriends.blogspot.com/2008/10/music-for-selective.html

    I know the compiler of the African Sanctus recording died not too long ago – I saw his obit in the Post…

  2. Arielle Masters said, on September 7, 2010 at 3:00 am

    [Hi, Kelley! Fancy meeting you here…]

    Read the Post Magazine piece; absolutely love what you’re doing to preserve currently-obscure music, Ian! Thought of your work tonight when an NPR feature on a Jewish cantor, Yossele Rosenblatt, popped up:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129635330&sc=fb&cc=fmp
    Thought his story might be up your alley.


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