Hooked on Sonics

June 24, 2007
(was 07.23.2006)

You might have thought that the ukulele was gone for good after Tiny Tim tiptoed through the tulips for the umpteenth time. But singer/songwriter Victoria Vox is doing her part to bring the ukulele back into popular music. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll meet Victoria Vox. Also, the master musical craftsmanship of Antonio Stradivari.

  1. Mark Brend on "Strange Sounds: Offbeat Instruments and Sonic Experients in Pop"

    Mark Brend tells Anne Strainchamps about odd inventions like the Ondes Martenot and how composers have used them.

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  2. Peter Doyle on "Echo and Reverb"

    Peter Doyle is the author of "Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960."

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  3. Tony Faber on "Stradivari's Genius"

    Tony Faber says violins have to age for fifty years to sound their best.

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  4. Victoria Vox on the Ukulele

    Victoria Vox is leading a one woman ukulele revival in popular music.

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