This week I aired a set recorded last weekend by one of our lovely New Music department heads with Andrew Bernstein.
The set Andrew performed in studio was a very beautiful 20 minute solo sax and sine wave piece. Zoe went on to discuss the piece with Andrew, as well as his other projects and work. Andrew was in town from Baltimore for the Ehse Records series of shows down at the Stone. Andrew played with his group Horse Lords as well as solo and with other collaborators at the Stone.
Andy Hayleck came in studio and played a few pieces for banjo and computer and field recordings. He was in town for the Ehse Festival series. One of Andy's recordings is available at www.ehserecords.com.
Andy played a set at the Stone with his group Trockeneis Tuesday 3/27 and a solo electronics set 3/28.
I played a recording I did with C. Spencer Yeh, back from November 2009. Solo violin piece clocking in ~30 minutes, followed by a sick solo voice piece. Sounds as excellent in 2012 as it did the day he played it. Sweet.
Check out www.dronedisco.com for more of Spencer's music and news about upcoming shows, etc.
WHITE OUT, in-studio. White Out = Lin Culbertson, Tom Surgal, noisy-tight percussion, otherworldly synths, freak out jams. New album! "Asphalt and Delay," out on audioMER (w/ beautiful artwork) - first White Out studio album ever, stunning + exciting.
We chatted, listened to excerpts from past studio albums ("Red Shift" w/ Dave Nuss, "Senso" w/ Jim O'Rourke + Thurston Moore, etc.) and some ~unreleased~ recordings (London from a few years back), talked about RECORD RELEASE SHOW 26/02/2012 @ Zebulon (http://zebuloncafeconcert.com/).
A live set by Randy Gibson (sine waves and digital delay) and Will Lang (trombone). They performed an excerpt from Randy Gibson's 3 hour work, The Third Pillar in Primal Imperfect Palindrome with The Souvenir of The Second Pillar, The Floating Cirrus over the Pumping Slush, and The Highest Moving Chordal Motif from Apparitions of the Four Pillars.
NYC-based noise/no wave bands White Suns and Bob Crusoe played a set each on this edition of Live Constructions. Both groups will be playing at the Ding Dong Lounge (929 Columbus Ave., between 105th & 106th St.).
on January 21st. More information about the show can be found at: http://www.dingdonglounge.com/
My guest this evening was Brooklyn-based artist Kyle Clyde. Kyle is an incredibly talented artist, working in video, visual, audio, etc., with particularly incredible work in noise music and performance. Tonight, Kyle played a live set, incorporating electronics and tapes for the piece we heard. We also listened to a 2009 release of hers, "Beyond the Meniscus."
This evening I aired a guest DJ set and interview conducted with Sewer Election and Altar of Flies, the solo projects of Dan Johansson and Mattias Gustafsson, respectively. The two noise/industrial musicians were in New York having come from Sweden to perform at the Swedish Energies festival that took place last week at Issue Project Room. The two artists spoke about their work and played some exclusive tracks from upcoming releases for our program this evening.
This week, Amy X Neuburg and Cory Smythe were in studio talking about their music and playing some of their pieces. Amy is a talented composer, vocalist, and electronics musician based in the Bay Area; Cory, a New York-based jazz and experimental improvisational pianist. They were in studio specifically to talk about their upcoming collaboration on 13 December at Roulette (http://www.roulette.org).