today's subject: Abdullah Ibrahim, aka Dollar Brand
South African pianist and composer (and cellist and saxophonist, sometimes)
music inspired by Ellington and Monk, traditional South African styles, and gospel !
we also heard interview and solo piano selections from the WKCR archives, which can be accessed above
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.
Celebrating the first annual Sounds of China concert, Melodies from the Moongate, which featured Steph Chou (www.stephchou.com) with a trio performing original compositions as well as Steph's arrangements of traditional Chinese tunes.