Join Us Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time at KPSU.org for a brand new episode of What’s This Called? featuring Odd Audio from All Over!
Ride the Freaking Stream
This Week Inside The Sound Well: Selections from the Legendariske Elleve benefit compilation including David Geest, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, and Four Dimensional Nightmare; brand new Brian Eno paying tribute to Lou Reed; Negativland – Dick Is Dead (R.I.P. Richard Lyons); Vulgaricus mixing Curtis Mayfield and F.M. Einheit at Burning Man ’08; Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea – Madang/Windim Mabu; Teenage Jesus & the Jerks
Playlist Live as It Goes Down!
Brian Eno – Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free” – The Ship; David Geest – “Time Feedback Delay” – Legendariske Elleve; Teenage Jesus & the Jerks – “Red Alert” – Everything; Negativland – “Dick Is Dead” – Over the Edge Vol. 4: Dick Vaughn’s Moribund Music of the ’70s.
Vulgaricus – “Curtis Mayfield vs. F.M. Einheit” – Burning Man ’08 Noise Mash-Ups 2;
Sacred Flute Music From New Guinea: Madang / Windim Mabu – “Mo-Mo”; Four Dimensional Nightmare – “Beta Starfish” – Legendariske Elleve
The Slow Poisoner – “The Poisoners Lament” – Lost Hills; Sea Charms – Shift262 – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016; Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (Scott Burland, Frank Schultz) – “April 15, 2014” – Legendariske Elleve
Set your listening device for the triumphant return of Big Tom the Lithuanian’s Lo-fi Lounge from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on What’s This Called?
Your host Ricardo Wang is very excited to bring Big Tom the Lithuanian and his keyboard down from Olympia to cut loose in the KPSU.org dj booth (with subtle noise accompaniment by members of the Dead Air Fresheners) for a non-stop hour of on the fly gonzo synth shenanigans.
Streaming Live in the PNW Noon Hour.
Tom will attempt to play any request you call in during the show to: (503) 725-5945
Big Tom’s pedigree of artists he has performed alongside in the NW is staggering but includes the likes of Green Tea, Blood Paradise, Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live, the aforementioned Dead Air Fresheners, and the Kelsie Love Experience. He’s even played alongside Conrad Keely from …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead in a reggae band in the early ’90s! However, the incarnation of Big Tom that many fans especially love is “the crazy street keyboard guy”, which is what we seek to recreate and reconstruct in the KPSU sub-basement this joyful Saturday lunch hour.
What’s This Called? presents a special 2 hour netcast in honor of the late avant garde musical pioneer Tony Conrad, Saturday April 16th from 11 AM to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on KPSU.org
Featuring interview courtesy ofTVMarineretand recordings from the 1960s to the past decade we can expect to barely scratch the surface of the remarkable body of work of this monumental video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. One of the godfathers of drone music (or, as he qualified, “The first non-bagpipe western drone music”), we’ll hear independent work as well as collaborations with Faust, John Cale, Angus MacLise, and Jack Smith.
Stream It Eternally.
Playlist Live as it unravels… Opening with Tony Conrad – “Live in Austin 1999” – free MP3 from Beta-lactam Ring Records, produced by Chris McBeth, sound wizard and live mixing by Rene Karolinski.
The Theatre of Eternal Music – “B flat dorian blues 19 x 63” – Angus MacLise , John Cale , LaMonte Young , Marion Zazeela , Terry Jennings , Tony Conrad; Interview segment from TVMarineret March 1, 2012.
Tony Conrad w/ Faust – “From the Side of the Machine (1/2)” – Outside the Dream Syndicate; Tony Conrad – “four violins (excerpt)” – Four Gliga Violins Canada; Tony Conrad – “Live at Tate Modern” – TateShots
Angus Maclise/Tony Conrad – “Druid’s Leafy Nest” – Dream Weapon III; Tony Conrad; Interview segment from TVMarineret March 1, 2012; John Cale, Jack Smith & Tony Conrad – “Silent Shadows On Cinemaroc Island” – Stainless Gamelan
Tony Conrad – “Bryant Park Moratorium Rally (1969)(excerpt)”; Closing with Tony Conrad – “Joan of Arc (excerpt)” (Just a little more of the TVMarineret interview mixed in).