Escape into a modern soundscape of evocative, ground-breaking music that crosses cultures, traditions and musical boundaries. Host John Dilberto guides you through the world of contemporary music, sharing his thoughts and featuring artists and events that are shaping contemporary music. Enjoy a lovely blend of instrumental, world fusion, impressionistic jazz, and intimate Living Room Concerts recorded in artists' homes. Produced by John Diliberto.

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The Big Ears Festival might be the most adventurous music festival in the country. Taking place at several venues across Knoxville, Tennessee March 27-30, it brings together artists on the cutting edges of music. This year it will include Laurie Anderson, Nels Cline, Bill Frisell and A Winged...
Daevid Allen, founder of Gong, announced a few weeks ago that he was dying of cancer and today, March 13, he has left the planet. Allen was 77 years old. Gong influenced everyone from Ozric Tentacles to Steve Roach. A few years ago, after a Nearfest performance, David Allen and guitarist Steve...
Chopin is in the air lately. Pianist Chad Lawson has turned the classical composer’s compositions into ambient chamber music on his 2014 album, The Chopin Variations. He comes in to talk about his impressionistic take on this classical icon.

John Diliberto

John Diliberto is a nationally published writer and award-winning radio producer who has spent many years exploring and exposing new music. His productions have long featured space music, avant-garde, jazz and new wave sounds, culminating in the award-winning "Totally Wired" program, which directly preceded "Echoes."