Fast Machine

Passionate New Yorker Jamie Bernstein takes a switchback musical ride through her favourite city.

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In the first of a quarterly series of audio postcards, she reports from some of the myriad live events which have fired her excitement over the last few weeks.

Including a Buddhist nun gigging in Joe's Pub, a Klezmer rapper and the silliest song ever heard on Broadway.

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Including Cuban salsa from the Lincoln Center, a Tony Award-winning musical, Renee Fleming on Joni Mitchell and three members from the Juilliard School playing Shostakovich.

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Jamie Bernstein sends another of her quarterly musical postcards from New York, featuring clips from an avant-garde trio doing folk-rock alla Bartok, a black Irish fiddler from Queens, and Stravinsky from Ground Zero.

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Jamie Bernstein sends a musical postcard from New York in winter.

Including songs from Mike Errico and John Bucchino, and an avant-garde string quartet called Ethel - premiering Brazilian fusion.

Plus the saddest version of House of the Rising Sun you'll be likely to hear, sung by a busker on the 14th Street subway.