Re:sound #8: The Books on the Radio Show

This hour: a few stories by author Rick Moody rendered in sound, plus a woman visits her friends' houses and talks with them about their books.

2004 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: a few stories by author Rick Moody rendered in sound, plus a woman visits her friends' houses and talks with them about their books.

Boys

by Rick Moody (The Next Big Thing, 2003)

This radio version of Rick Moody's short story develops from the phrase "Then the boys entered the house." It examines two brothers' journey from infancy through boyhood to adulthood; composer Meredith Monk adds her musical interpretation of the story.

Metal

by Rick Moody (Re:sound premiere, 2004)

When an editor asked him to write about his personal history with heavy metal music, the best Rick Moody could do was describe his adolescent affection for the song "Smoke on the Water." Here's Rick's homage to that "classic," featuring music by One Ring Zero.

Interview with Rick Moody

Re:sound host Gwen Macsai talks with Rick Moody about a handful of topics, including the differences between writing for the page versus writing for the radio, and his recent 25th high school reunion.

Bookshelves

by Chelsea Merz (Transom.org, 2001)

What do books say about the people who own them? Chelsea Merz started wondering that after inheriting her family's books when her mother moved cross-country.

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Rick Moody

Rick Moody is the author of five novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and, most recently, a volume of essays On Celestial Music and Other Adventures in Listening.


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