from PRX: Portrait of an Artist as An Answering Machine

October 5, 2006

Part of the Lost and Found Sound series produced by the Kitchen Sisters, this program is about writer, comedian, and actor Talylor Negron who’s:
“best known as the guy who delivers pizza to Sean Penn in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Taylor averages between 17 and 27 phone messages a day and he’s one of those people who saves his tapes. Independent producer Valerie Velardi sifted through two months of Taylor Negron’s messages and created this portrait of an artist as an answering machine.”

Duduk: The Instrument That Makes Hollywood Cry

October 5, 2006

by Litty Mathew for The LA Times
(October 5th, 2006)

“If red is the color of passion and chocolate the food of love, then the duduk has surreptitiously become the sound of sadness. Most of us can’t name the instrument, but we’ve heard it so often that if we were paying attention, it might almost border on cliché. Almost…”

Read full article here.

  • The aritcle doesn’t mention the Dead Man Walking soundtrack- one of my favorites- where there are some beautiful pieces with the duduk.
  • Another resource for the Duduk from Armeniapedia.