Richard Powers joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Steven Millhauser’s “A Visit,” from a 1997 issue of the The New Yorker, January 3, 2017 (podcast).
Host Frank Stasio speaks with musician Jonathan Bagg and composer Scott Lindroth about the literary inspiration behind Project Orfeo, on “The State of Things,” WUNC, September 21, 2016. Musician Jonathan Bagg, of Duke’s Ciompi String Quartet, enjoys putting on performances that combine the intellectual power of words with the emotional nuance of music. His, Read More
“A Famous Novelist and a Duke Composer Combine Their Powers in Project Orfeo,” by Dan Ruccia, IndyWeek, September 21, 2016. An interview with composer Scott Lindroth about Project Orfeo, based on the Powers novel. “Lindroth’s raving about the book to musicians Jonathan Bagg and Laura Gilbert led Gilbert to reveal that she had grown up with, Read More
“Richards Powers on music, Twitter and his novels,” an interview by Tom Jackson, Sandusky Register, December 9, 2014. Powers was interviewed after flying back from New York City, where he did a reading at a concert on November 21, 2014, which featured music from Orfeo.
“Q&A with Sci-Fi Pioneer Richard Powers, Author of Orfeo,” Omni Reboot, September 15, 2014. “Richard Powers is the author of book titles that are on every sci-fi intellect’s must-read list.” Here, he discusses his latest, Orfeo. Over his long and illustrious career, Richard Powers has tackled classic sci-fi concepts such as artificial intelligence (Galatea 2.2) and virtual reality, Read More
“Music, art, and bioterror: an interview with Richard Powers,” by Jesse Hicks, September 11, 2014. Freelance writer Jesse Hicks interviews Powers about Orfeo and about the work of art in an age of mass surveillance.
“A Conversation with Richard Powers,” by Keenan McCracken, Music & Literature, September 10, 2014. The third of his novels to use music as a centerpiece (after The Time of Our Singing and The Gold Bug Variations), Orfeo is yet more evidence of Powers’s rare gift for articulating the seemingly ineffable qualities of sound, one that is accompanied by a near-encyclopedic, Read More
“Richard Powers – Longlist author interview,” August 22, 2014. Interview with Richard Powers about his work and his book Orfeo, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Richard Powers is interviewed by Steve Paulson in a piece called “On Our Minds,” To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio, March 30, 2014. Includes Powers reading a passage from Orfeo, set to Mahler.
“A Fugitive Language: An Interview with Richard Powers,” by Allan Vorda, Rain Taxi, Winter 2013/2014, in which Powers discusses Orfeo.
Listen to Richard Powers talk about his eleventh novel Orfeo.
Michael Silverblatt interviews Richard Powers about Orfeo for his radio show Bookworm, KCRW, February 20, 2014.