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'Barlande': A Father And Son's Intense Conversation

Gaspar Claus and Pedro Soler's collaboration is not strictly flamenco. It channels the raw, pure form of the style they learned from Spanish ex-pats in France to talk across generations.

'Studio On The Go' Puts Kids' Lives To Music

A program based out of Flint, Mich., teaches kids the fundamentals of songwriting and music production. The songs they write, however, are not your typical bubble-gum pop.

Ivy: Speaking The Shared Language Of Pop

Singer Dominique Durand discusses forming the trio in the early '90s, when she was a recent immigrant who'd never set foot in a recording studio.

Gavin DeGraw: Make Do And Mend

The songwriter tells Weekend Edition Saturday about changing direction on his latest album — and about a harrowing recent brush with violence.

The Mad Musical Scientist Of Burbank, Calif.

Composer Diego Stocco has coaxed stunning music out of trees and sand, and turned orchestral instruments into otherworldly hybrids. He says experimentation is vital to keeping music interesting.

Wild Flag: Making Chaos Useful

Singer-guitarist Carrie Brownstein says forming Wild Flag wasn't as simple as bringing together a group of talented musicians. The right chemistry was crucial.