James Bennett IIDigital Writer/Announcer
James Bennett II is a Digital Writer/Announcer for CRB (and a reporter in the newsroom at GBH). The Brooklyn-based Bennett cut his public media teeth with New York Public Radio before joining this particular Boston outfit, and will continue to hold it down in his borough until he bounces up to Massachusetts Bay. At any given point in time, you can find him frantically catching up on book-club reading, sacrificing to the zeitgeist, cataloguing records, or thinking about the next time he’ll eat pâté.
The British pianist reveals the mysterious intimacy of Federico Mompou’s “Musica Callada.”
In a program with the Celebrity Series of Boston, pianist, composer, and educator Jason Moran explores the life and music of World War One-era composer James Reese Europe.
James Bennett II caught up with the MacArthur “Genius” Fellow to discuss themes from his new book, the musical pieces we take for granted, and the challenges of writing about music.