This week on Live Constructions we had the chance to sit down with Russ Aldertone, a. k. a. Xanthocephalus, and discuss his music and bird watching expertise. He also performed two live sets in-studio. Check out more from Xanthocephalus at soundcloud.com/aldertone.
This Sunday, John Mannion came into WKCR to perform a live set with Caitlin Haughney on "Live Constructions." They played a condensed "sampler" of a set, featuring parts from the two pieces making up John's solo Hanson Records 2011 LP, "Slice Through Or/In Glassmetal." Before we spoke, we actually listened to the entirety of the second piece, that makes up Side B of the LP.
31 July Sarah Bernstein and Satoshi Takeishi came into WKCR for "Live Constructions." Sarah and Satoshi played a beautiful set, made up of many of the pieces on their new cd, "Unearthish." Sarah and Satoshi also spoke about upcoming shows and projects.
Ryan Woodhall, Jeremy Nissan, and Frank Ludovico of Yellow Tears and Nick Pace of Diaphragm came into WKCR to guest DJ "Live Constructions." They played tracks by musicians coming in to play Burning Fleshtival III, a noise and experimental music festival taking place this coming weekend.
This Sunday, I aired a recording we did at the station this past Monday with American noise pioneer GX Jupitter-Larsen. GX was in town this past week for the Ende Tymes Festival, and he came into WKCR to play a set and talk about the evolution of his performance and audio art over the past three decades. We also discussed his most famous project, the performance art group The Haters.
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.
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".