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A Burning Man Story; Julianna Barwick; On The Road With Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, More

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Julianna Barwick performs in the Soundcheck studio. Julianna Barwick performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Later this month, hordes of art and experience pilgrims will descend upon the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada for the annual Burning Man festival. A new documentary goes inside Burning Man – both to its boardrooms and into the festival fray itself.

Plus: Brooklyn-based singer and composer Julianna Barwick makes lush, haunting soundscapes by layering her own voice. Hear her perform songs from her upcoming new album Nepenthe in the Soundcheck studio.

And: Author Michael Walker talks about his book, What You Want Is in the Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born.

    Guests:

    Julianna Barwick, Steve Brown and Michael Walker

    Sex, Drugs, And Rock And Roll, 'In The Limo'

    Writer Michael Walker discusses his new book, What You Want Is In The Limo: On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born.

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    New Documentary Tells 'A Burning Man Story'

    The new documentary, Spark: A Burning Man Story, delves inside the boardrooms and into the fray itself. Co-director Steve Brown joins Soundcheck in the studio to discuss the project and the storied annual gathering.

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    Julianna Barwick: Hypnotic And Sweeping Choral Music

    Watch the ambient musician and singer Julianna Barwick perform "Forever" from her upcoming album Nepenthe in the Soundcheck studio.

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    Download This: Autre Ne Veut

    The electro-R&B artist Autre Ne Veut performs at Central Park Summerstage Saturday. Download "Counting."

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