This Sunday on "Live Constructions, Hans Tammen and Lars Graugaard will be performing together as Infernal Machines. Their Infernal Machines project is an experimental electronics project of extreme contrasts and aggressive rhythms which explores sonic spaces. Tammen, through his guitar and electronics work, creates sounds described, "As an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations." Graugaard is a Danish composer, flautist, and electronics musician. They are coming into WKCR after a series of Infernal Machines shows.
This afternoon, Joke Lanz, aka Sudden Infant, came into WKCR's studios to talk about his music and to play some tracks from Sudden Infant's recording history. Berlin-based Lanz was in town on a U.S. tour, stopping over in New York for two back-to-back shows at Public Assembly. He performed Saturday as Sudden Infant, and Sunday evening in a duo with Shelley Hirsch under his own name.
This week on Live Constructions we had the chance to sit down with Russ Aldertone, a. k. a. Xanthocephalus, and discuss his music and bird watching expertise. He also performed two live sets in-studio. Check out more from Xanthocephalus at soundcloud.com/aldertone.
This Sunday, John Mannion came into WKCR to perform a live set with Caitlin Haughney on "Live Constructions." They played a condensed "sampler" of a set, featuring parts from the two pieces making up John's solo Hanson Records 2011 LP, "Slice Through Or/In Glassmetal." Before we spoke, we actually listened to the entirety of the second piece, that makes up Side B of the LP.
31 July Sarah Bernstein and Satoshi Takeishi came into WKCR for "Live Constructions." Sarah and Satoshi played a beautiful set, made up of many of the pieces on their new cd, "Unearthish." Sarah and Satoshi also spoke about upcoming shows and projects.
Ryan Woodhall, Jeremy Nissan, and Frank Ludovico of Yellow Tears and Nick Pace of Diaphragm came into WKCR to guest DJ "Live Constructions." They played tracks by musicians coming in to play Burning Fleshtival III, a noise and experimental music festival taking place this coming weekend.
This Sunday, I aired a recording we did at the station this past Monday with American noise pioneer GX Jupitter-Larsen. GX was in town this past week for the Ende Tymes Festival, and he came into WKCR to play a set and talk about the evolution of his performance and audio art over the past three decades. We also discussed his most famous project, the performance art group The Haters.