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Music Is… Part Ten (The Receptacle)

July 31, 2009
Solo
This 5 hour edition is the final show in the /”Music Is…/” series, but in this one Receptacle callers are unfiltered in and emphasized throughout, with complete instructions included, as well as phone music, 60s music, especially Fleetwood Mac, Carl Stallings and Bugs Bunny, composing The Simpsons music, France and England call, and all kinds of noise, noise, noise. There. Hopefully, we have learned what music is.
5 Hours.

Music Is… Part Nine

July 24, 2009
Solo

This one moves mostly through space music and PDQ Bach, with Phillip Glass, Terry Riley, Eno, and Hope Blister, an athletic Beethovens 5th symphony in which the musicians play to /”win/” while the Professor calls the plays, callers continue to say /”Hello?/” despite our urgings to the contrary, art music mashed, space music crashed, and more on music in the evolution of the human brain and how it works there.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Eight

July 17, 2009
Solo

We begin by emphasizing silence with a long sound check on the air as
I turn everything off and try to figure out where my buzz is coming
from with help from some callers. Frustration rules. Finally, buzz
still in tow, we begin a mix characterized by twisted jazz as Leonard
Bernstein lectures on the working elements of untwisted jazz, Spike
Jones makes a mockery of music in brand new Hi-Fi, the hip are
hoppin, some dads are boppin, and how it all works inside our brains
as vibrating air becomes music in our heads.

3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Seven (Variations Live)

July 10, 2009


Jon Leidecker, Don.


Jon Leidecker, otherwise known as Wobbly, has begun recording a history of collage in music called /”Variations/” as an on-line project. Tonight were live, remixing the elements from the initial /”Variations/” project and more. Abstractly hot and heavy for the most part, from clippy to dippy, but full of commentary on the practice of collage in music, old and new.


3 Hours.


Music Is… Part Six

June 26, 2009
Solo
On the day that Michael Jackson died, we happen to be emphasizing musical icons throughout, some of them also dead. The Beatles begin it mixed with God and new trends in evangelical music. Then Jimi Hendrix, speaking a little and playing a lot. Then Bob Dylan, then and now. All of it emphasizing less known performances, live and in the studio.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Five

June 19, 2009
Solo

Kicking on, this begins with an extended mix about music cut-up techniques and procedures in music now, sampling from and for collage, the illegal side of music, and songs about the business at the top of the pops. Then a long nod to jazz and Hip Hop, mixing their censored pasts with avant examples, rock returns with a great Clapton performance, and John Lennon takes the kids into space.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Four

June 12, 2009
Solo

Colliding music of all kinds characterizes this edition, with a lengthy tribute to the early Elvis and an extended mash of /”When The Musics Over/” by The Doors. Intermixing Pop from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, classical soundtrack music highly manipulated, the Duophone processing system for making mono LPs sound like stereo, our phone system is screwed by cell phone drop-outs, and a debate about free music on line.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Three

May 29, 2009
Negativland

Mark Hosler and Peter Conheim join Izzy Isnt to bring back “Music Is” from Negativland. No respect for music, isnt that where were headed Izzy? An ode to stressed out music including Crosley Bendix and the end of music, Dave Emory documents his opinions on music, The Return Of Stir The Stumps with Clay Shirky Jr. and Cat Stevens, and lots of murky music era mixing.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Two

May 22, 2009
Negativland

Mark Hosler joins me for an almost Negativland mix of music related to music. This one puts earphasis on cut-up and sampled content in new music and some of the philosophy and attitudes that plunder phonics. John Oswald and his legal encounters over music, /”The Return Of Stir The Stumps/”- a live radio quiz in which every caller gets a question challenging their knowledge of what music is, and what is the most perfect tool? Much live mixing of multiple musics, live and recorded, and the answer at the end.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part One

May 14, 2009
Solo

Whats music? After some remote ID housekeeping, we tackle the sticking question of music – what is it? How does it work? How do our ears hear music? How does our brain hear music and why? Skipping and cutting, stealing and manipulating, we mix a couple recent Negativland pieces on the subject of music, released and unreleased, as well as Industrial Show Music, Patsy Cline falls to pieces, and some old OTE phone karaoke. This all keeps going at a relatively loud and fast pace.
3 Hours.