A necessary homage to the legendary Kronos Quartet through the means of a necessarily incomplete broadcast with good intentions. The intentions were, namely, to provide an eclectic yet aurally engaging program following in consequence from two axioms:
1 That the Kronos Quartet is "basically" a classical ensemble, and
2 Everything the Kronos Quartet plays is very good
In a way, much of the music on this program could be viewed as a continuation of Ms. Rubashkin's 6/16 Cereal Music program, featuring unusual arrangements of well-known pieces.
This afternoon, I had Twistycat into our WKCR studios to play a live set, talk about their music and arts projects, and guest DJ Monday's "Afternoon New Music." Twistycat is the electroacoustic bass clarinet/baritone sax and electronics duo of Lea Bertucci and Ed Bear.
This Sunday, we were joined in studio for a live set by Diablo. Diablo is Bob Bellerue's solo noise project. After the set, Bob and I talked about the evolution of Diablo and about the upcoming Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Liberation. Bob is the creator, organizer, and curator for the Ende Tymes Festival, which is coming up this Friday through Sunday (June 24-26). The DIY festival is bringing together a wide range of some of the most talented noise and experimental musicians in the country, and is taking place at Silent Barn on 915 Wyckoff Avenue.