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.
This Sunday, we were fortunate enough to have sound and visual artist Doron Sadja into the studio. He played a live set for us, spoke about his multimedia projects and art, and upcoming shows. As founder of record label and artist collective, Shinkoyo, and the West Nile studio and performance space, Doron spoke about his work in the arts on all levels.
Catch Doron live in his duo with Mario Diaz De Leon Mirrorgate at the Wierd Records party this Wednesday, March 2, at Home Sweet Home. Doron also has a show in his project Alfi & Waldi March 29, as a part of the LMAK Series.
Alberich came into "Live Constructions" this Sunday evening and played a live set, spoke about his music and influences, and then played some tracks by other musicians that inform and inspire his work. Alberich is the industrial-noise solo project of Kris Lapke. Lapke is also a member of the highly acclaimed metal duo Ash Pool with Dominick Fernow, as well as a member of Northern Cross and Shallow Waters.
For information about Alberich's upcoming releases, please check out www.hospitalproductions.net, as Alberich exclusively releases through Hospital.
This evening, Berangere Maximin and Chuck Bettis performed a live in-studio electronics set. Maximin, on tour in the U.S.A. from France, and Bettis are both accomplished electronics musicians and vocalists.
Berangere and Chuck have a show coming up at Fotofono; for information about that February 27 show, feel free to contact Chuck at email@example.com. Berangere also has another show coming up, in Washington D.C. February 20.
For more information about Berangere, please check out myspace.com/maximinberangere. For more on Chuck, check out www.chuckbettis.com.
This evening I aired an interview with John Olson and Nate Young, during which they discussed their new project, Stare Case. Stare Case is a noise project incorporating aspects of blues music, featuring Nate on bass, vocals, and synthesizers and John on reed instruments, sax, and electronics.
Best known as founders of the legendary noise group Wolf Eyes, Olson and Young were in town from Michigan on their January 2011 "Actin' Bad" tour. They headlined a show at Red Light District and performed at a P.S. 1 show before continuing on to Baltimore for another show.
This Sunday we heard a set recorded two days previously here at WKCR with Christian Pincock. Playing a valve trombone equipped with sensors that allow uninterrupted playing with computer programming and processing, Christian performed his solo piece "Modifications of the Mind."
Christian has been touring the country, introducing audiences to the new "Modifications of the Mind" piece that incorporates principles and ideas of Ashtanga Yoga. As of this evening, Christian still has some tour dates coming up -- for information on those dates, check out Christian's website.
Several live recordings of Keith Fullerton Whitman's "Generator" performances for the Doepfer hybrid analogue/digital synthesizer. Whitman's synthesizer 'plays itself' by self-modulation combined with the inherent degradation of analogue signals.
This evening, C. Lavender was in studio to play a live set. We started off the program listening to a 12 minute set, and then went on to listen to some more pieces by C. Lavender as we spoke to her about upcoming projects, shows, and collaborations. For more information about Lavender and her music and art, please check out www.clavender.net.
This Sunday we had Iron Dog come in to perform a live set and talk about upcoming projects and shows. Iron Dog is Sarah Bernstein (violin/processing/text), Stuart Popejoy (bass guitar/effects), and Andrew Drury (drums, percussion). We heard a live set with them, listened to two tracks off their album "Field Recordings 1" and spoke about the dynamics of the band. To catch them live, check out their set Friday, October 8 at the Stone (www.thestonenyc.com). For more information about Iron Dog, check out their website (www.irondogmusic.com).