Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time on What’s This Called? your host Ricardo Wang is thrilled to welcome Kamal Sabran, visiting artist from Malaysia, performing with Eric Hausmann in their Space Gambus Experiment collaboration!
Kamal Sabrann is multidisciplinary yet sound plays a key role in his practice.
His instrument? The Gambus.
A qanbūs or gambus (Arabic: القنبوس is a short-necked lute that originated in Yemen and spread throughout the Arabian peninsula. Sachs considered that it derived its name from the Turkic komuz, but it is more comparable to the oud.
Eric Hausmann Music is no stranger to What’s This Called? having performed on the show in Tres Gone, and Easter Island Project, as well as having tons of great solo recordings from his Spilling Audio label in semi-regular rotation.
Two separate incarnations of your host Ricardo Wang met through the simple philosophy that all times are happening simultaneously. Ricardo Wang in the KPSU blithely spun Glenn Branca and then took a phone call from Ricardo Wang live at the St. John’s Parade in Portland’s most surreal neighborhood. Hilarity and a good deal of distortion ensued. Try the place on Lombard.
Today from noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time your host Ricardo Wang brings you experimental sounds from out there including Mahler Haze, Eric Hausmann, Marissa Magic, Ornette A. Coleman, Jandek, Yellow Swans, Akai Ikuo, Cabaret Voltaire, noisepoetnobody & Vance Galloway and MORE on What’s This Called?