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B Dean Skibinski, Proprietor.

Skibinskipedia™ is the online wunderkammer of B Dean Skibinski, a graphic designer and writer based in New York City. Launched in 2010, it has since been a repository of inspirations and links related to design, architecture, art, film, literature, music, photography, and, of course, New York City. I take great care to either retain or add accurate attribution to each post, but if for some reason any citations are missing or incorrect, please don't hesitate to let me know. Additionally, if work I've featured is yours and you for some reason don't want it featured, I shall be happy to remove it upon your request. Please email or message me as you wish.

Mid-Century Modern Music

In the mid-20th century there were unprecedented modernist influences on the fields of architecture, and furniture, graphic, and industrial design. Designers such as Eero Saarinen, Alvin Lustig, and Charles and Ray Eames created chairs, films, and homes that combined innovation, practicality, and beauty. What is the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design? David Garland finds it in the jazz compositions of George Russell, a “Third Stream” piece for electric guitar and strings by Jim Hall, John Cage’s serene “In a Landscape,” Miles Davis’ collaborations with arranger Gil Evans, Elmer Bernstein’s music for the films of Charles and Ray Eames, and more.

I forgot how truly good this was, from WNYC's “Spinning On Air,” April 2011.

Tags Music Audio Mid-Century Modern WNYC Spinning On Air