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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.

He also plays music in The Wingdale Community Singers, whose third album "Night, Sleep, Death" was just released by Blue Chopsticks Recordings.


Thrifty Liquidators

In addition to writing lyrically ABOUT the wonders of the dollar store phenomenon...

In this radio drama, a middle-aged doctoral candidate named Irving Paley is obsessed with the Alamo (aka the Cube), a contemporary sculpture which sits on a traffic island in Astor Place in downtown Manhattan. During an interview with a "public radio reporter," Paley reveals how the Cube has slowly consumed his life, while back at Astor Place, a mystery around the sculpture deepens.

Form dances with function in this "seriously uncompromising"* and seriously compelling piece not so much about John Cage, as of the composer, music theorist, mycologist and artist, John Cage.

A mix of fiction, fantasy and fact, The Dry vs. the Moist is an intercontinental collaboration between three artists: the U.S. writer Rick Moody, the Australian sound artist (and Radio Eye producer) Sherre DeLys, and pianist Chris Abrahams (the Necks).

They Didn't Get Along

An inquiry into the nature of human relationships over the course of eons, featuring musical accompaniment in diverse time signatures, and a British narrator.

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.

This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts.

This hour: 99 Ways to Tell a Radio Story, an audio experiment orchestrated by the Third Coast Festival in collaboration with cartoonist Matt Madden.

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