Soundcheck Live
with Theo Bleckmann

April 1, 2020

I'm looking for something weird, seductive and enticing. 

Theo Bleckmann

Utilizing voice, loops, and plastic toys, new music composer Theo Bleckmann stunned the audience at On Air Fest with experimental renditions of classic German love song Lili Marlene and his own original compositions for a live rendition of WNYC's 'Soundcheck.' In this episode, hear the music interspersed with context and commentary from iconic WNYC host John Shaefer.

Theo Bleckmann is a new music composer and Grammy-nominated singer who has arranged Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, Weimar art songs, and worked with Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble for more than 15 years. John Schaefer has hosted 'Soundcheck' since its beginning in 2002. The live set recorded at On Air Fest begins at minute 16:00 in this episode of New Sounds.

Mentioned in this episode:

A complete list of all songs performed are available here.
Theo Bleckmann's previous appearance on New Sounds
Jazz Guitarist Ben Monder
Pianist and Composer Dan Tepfer