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).
This evening we listened to a disc 3 of 1998's No Music Festival, which took place in London, Ontario. This disc highlighted the Saturday Night Jams led by Thurston Moore.
I also announced what's coming up this month in Live Constructions. So, to repeat in a coherent manner, here goes.
1.) On 4 December, we have Amy X Neuberg, a voice and electronics artist described as "a one-woman musical hurricane." Amy's in town for two shows at the Cornelia Street Cafe.
This Sunday on "Live Constructions, Hans Tammen and Lars Graugaard will be performing together as Infernal Machines. Their Infernal Machines project is an experimental electronics project of extreme contrasts and aggressive rhythms which explores sonic spaces. Tammen, through his guitar and electronics work, creates sounds described, "As an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations." Graugaard is a Danish composer, flautist, and electronics musician. They are coming into WKCR after a series of Infernal Machines shows.
This afternoon, Joke Lanz, aka Sudden Infant, came into WKCR's studios to talk about his music and to play some tracks from Sudden Infant's recording history. Berlin-based Lanz was in town on a U.S. tour, stopping over in New York for two back-to-back shows at Public Assembly. He performed Saturday as Sudden Infant, and Sunday evening in a duo with Shelley Hirsch under his own name.
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.