Chris Thile http://www.kunc.org en Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach http://www.kunc.org/post/chris-thile-looks-back-bach <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAUoI49Ndmk</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:19:00 +0000 48213 at http://www.kunc.org Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach Mandolinist Chris Thile, Novelist Junot Díaz Among 2012 MacArthur 'Geniuses' http://www.kunc.org/post/mandolinist-chris-thile-novelist-junot-d-az-among-2012-macarthur-geniuses The mandolinist Chris Thile, better known for his work with the bluegrass band Nickel Creek, and the novelist Junot Díaz, who won a Pulitzer for his novel <em>The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, </em>are among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.<p>The 23 MacArthur fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:10:00 +0000 34476 at http://www.kunc.org Mandolinist Chris Thile, Novelist Junot Díaz Among 2012 MacArthur 'Geniuses' Chris Thile's First Musical Memory http://www.kunc.org/post/chris-thiles-first-musical-memory It's clear <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/137090650/chris-thile" target="_blank">Chris Thile</a> has an ear for music: The 31-year-old mandolinist, best known for his bands <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14962789/nickel-creek" target="_blank">Nickel Creek</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/69403288/punch-brothers" target="_blank">Punch Brothers</a>, has been playing music his entire life. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:30:00 +0000 29580 at http://www.kunc.org Chris Thile's First Musical Memory Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/yo-yo-ma-edgar-meyer-chris-thile-and-stuart-duncan-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15995808/yo-yo-ma" target="_blank">Yo-Yo Ma</a> calls himself a "venture culturalist," and he's got the proof to back it up. He's reached out to a broad range of musicians (and Muppets) to play not just Bach and Beethoven, but also Brazilian samba, Argentine tango, jazz, songs from <em>Sesame Street</em> and a smorgasbord of Asian music with his Silk Road Ensemble. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:33:40 +0000 Tom Huizenga 17846 at http://www.kunc.org Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: Tiny Desk Concert