Ending the week by returning to the artist with which we started the week: a record of live performance material from guitarist Richard Pinhas, and Merzbow. In the last 15 minutes we cleaned up with a short excerpt from David Stubbs' book "Fear of Music", complementing the first half of Cabaret Voltaire's 1979 performance at the Y. M. C. A., or an exploration into the basics of "post-punk".
This past Sunday, we were joined in studio by Paul Haney, founder of Obsolete Units, a Brooklyn-based record label, and the man behind Rust Worship. He performed a Rust Worship set to begin our program, and then discussed his work with Obsolete Units, the music of Rust Worship, and upcoming record releases and shows. For more information about Paul and his music, check out http://obsoleteunits.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rust-Worship/136473219732416.
Tonight's Live Constructions featured a live recording of Japanese band "Boredoms"'s Boadrum 10 Festival, which took place in Melbourne, Australia on October 10, 2010. Because of the length of the recording (2 hours!) the piece will be re-aired, in its entirety, on this Thursday's installment of Transfigured Night. Be sure to tune in!
Also, if you enjoyed tonight's content, you can download this and other fan made recordings at fanmaderecordings.blogspot.com
This Sunday we were lucky enough to be joined in studio by the wonderful G. Lucas Crane. Lucas, under his solo project moniker "NONHORSE," performed an extended live set (well over an hour long!) in which he uses two tape players, a pedal, and hundreds of cassette tapes of his own creation to make a sort of psychedelic sound collage.
Laptop composer R. Luke DuBois visited the station to talk about his experience at the Columbia Computer Music Center, play some of his varied repertoire of recordings, and demonstrate some of his timelapse techniques on-air.
For this Sunday's 'Live Constructions' we were fortunate enough to have Baltimore-based musician and artist Jenny Graf Sheppard in-studio. Jenny came in Tuesday afternoon to record a live set and an interview at WKCR's studios in conjunction with two shows the following day at the Stone -- one solo set and one with MV Carbon in their duo project Metalux.
Jenny played a thirty minute electronics set incorporating vocals, samples, and even harmonica, and then spoke about her set, her curatorial work, her work in Harrius, exploring "memory" in her Guitar Project, and more.
This evening, we listened to an excerpt of an interview conducted at WKCR's studios this afternoon with Carly Ptak and Twig Harper, the core duo who make up the current incarnation of Nautical Almanac. Nautical Almanac, a legendary noise outfit founded in 1994 by Harper in Michigan, relocated with the move of Ptak and Harper to Baltimore almost 10 years ago, becoming an integral part of the music scene in Baltimore's flourishing arts community.