David Byrne Radio – Vox Humana

David Byrne

This month’s David Byrne Radio play list is nearly at an end. But not ended yet and it’s damn interesting. He writes a little essay on the theme for the month as well:

Vox Humana

This is the Latin phrase for the human voice, for a stop on pipe organs and is [I believe] the title of a play by Cocteau that features a distraught woman talking to her lover on a telephone. I’ve recently stumbled on a bunch of wonderful recent recordings that feature spoken word or the human voice manipulated in various ways — it almost makes me think this might be a time when this vague genre might be flourishing. Really exciting and sometimes funny stuff. Not quite singing, most of the time, but definitely musical.

Your ears will thank you and your friends will be impressed by your knowledge of this odd musical genre. My problem is where to get most of the stuff on this play list . Who stocks Casino Lost by Philip Bimstein? (eMusic seem to have some of it.)

Go here, hit play, copy the playlist.

ps. David Byrne is definitely worth checking out. As a musician and as a thinker.

1 Response to “David Byrne Radio – Vox Humana”


  1. 1 Tom May 3, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the Bimstein music. You write “Who stocks Casino Lost by Philip Bimstein?” It’s readily available at Amazon:

    It’s also readily available at:
    http://cdbaby.com/cd/bimstein2

    And here’s the main listing for the CD:
    http://www.starkland.com/st214/index.htm

    Happy Listening. Tom


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