We were joined in studio this evening by two New York-based groups, Yellow Tears and Cowards. Yellow Tears first played a live set at the station and then joined us in the studio to play some selected YT recordings. We then listened to few choice Cowards tracks, and then heard a live set from the band.
Yellow Tears is Ryan Woodhall, Jeremy Nissan, and Frank Ludovico. To find out more about Yellow Tears, their upcoming tour dates, and their most recent releases, check out www.yellowtears.com.
This Sunday night Tarek Atoui was in-studio and played a live set. We then spoke about his musical aesthetics, inspiration, political and social consciousness, and training, as well as his medium. We discussed the autonomy computer music grants the artist as well as the uses of software and programs specific to compositions. Coming off of a performance at the New Museum and a smaller, very different show at Silent Barn, Atoui is off to Europe and the Middle East for a wide range of performances and residencies.
Samita Sinha is a vocalist, trained in classical Hindustani music, who explores the staggering depth of expression that, through electronic processing, computer technology allows her. Tonight she performed a live set first, during which she used live vocal looping to create an extremely textured piece. We then spoke about the inspiration for this piece and her other works, the unique position she is in thanks to her musical training and evolution, and her attitudes and feelings about music as an art alongside other forms of artistic expression.
Tonight's Live Construction featured two sets recorded live at WKCR featuring Adachi Tomomi and Jennifer Walshe. Tomomi has spent some time in the past few months in New York, away from his native Japan, playing shows with a wide variety of talented musicians all around the East Coast. Jennifer Walshe, a New York based vocalist, musician, and composer, came in to sing with Tomomi. The first set we heard was the shorter of the two, featuring Jennifer and Tomomi on unaccompanied voice.
This evening we were joined by Kyle Bobby Dunn, a Brooklyn-based composer, who came in and performed a live set for us. Kyle then told us about his upcoming performances, about the process of composing, and about his new releases. We also listened to two tracks from a 2010 release of his, "A Young Person's Guide to Kyle Bobby Dunn."
This evening Boston-based composer and musician Brendan Murray joined us in studio to play a live electronics set. After the set, Murray discussed the new direction of his music, upcoming projects, and his recent, both past and future, collaborations and shows. We also listened to some tracks from a 2009 release.
Live Constructions today had Chuck Bettis and Derek Morton, the duo who make up Brown Wing Overdrive, come in to play a live set at WKCR. Bettis was on vocals and laptop and Morton was on banjo, effects, and synths for this set. They also spoke about upcoming tour dates, projects, and releases. For more information on BWO, please check out brownwingoverdrive.com.
This Sunday Andrea Parkins came in and performed a live set and gave us a short interview. She played from her laptop, found objects, an accordion, feedback from her amp, a keyboard and more in her set. She told us about her upcoming performance 02/16 at Zebulon with Thierry Madiot before going on tour with Ellery Eskelin in March. More information on Andrea and her upcoming performances can be found at www.myspace.com/andreaparkins.
This week we had a live performance from the New York-based duo Creeplings. Creeplings is Joshua Slusher and Bianca Bibiloni. Creeplings performed one continuous live set using synthesizer, guitar, samplers, and various electronics. We also heard from their new untitled CD release.