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Ridgewood Radio features live sets by adventurous bands and experimental musicians, recorded at clubs and galleries running along the L-train corridor through Brooklyn and Queens from Williamsburg to the Rockaways. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the blossoming Ridgewood neighborhood, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options December 5, 2018: Alvin Curran, Captured

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Alvin Curran

Alvin Curran, Captured: a 35-year spread of by works by a master of montage
and non-sequitur including an unheard live concert recording from 1990.
Capture and release.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Alvin Curran  Endangered Species (excerpt)   Options Lost Marbles  Tzadik  2004   
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
David W 
Slight of Hand   Options Ridgewood Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2018  For Ricky Jay, a Brooklyn boy. 
Alvin Curran  Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri   Options Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri  Ananda  1978  Translates as Light Flowers, Dark Flowers. A cat purring, piano and toy piano, Mio Hani (age 5) counting in Italian; the tropical bird house of the London Zoo; children in a schoolyard. First of a two part piece (excerpt). 
Alvin Curran  Canti Illuminati   Options Canti Illuminati  Fore  1982  Voice, synthesizer, tape, piano. Part 1 of 2 (excerpt). 
Alvin Curran  Shofar Der Zeit   Options Shofar Rags  Tzadik/Radical Jewish Culture  2013  Processed ram's horn trumpet, with Arnold Dreyblatt, accordion. 
Alvin Curran  April Fools (The Ed Norton Lecture)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives roulette.org  22 April 1990  Live in concert. Piano, samples, pitch-following software and synth (excerpt). 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Alvin. Alvin! AAAAALLVIIIINNN!!!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:01pm david w:

Hi there, Jaaaaames.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Alright .. let's hear the whole thing, shall we?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:02pm chresti:

Hello Ridgewood Radioland! Hello David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:02pm Stanley:

Da da da da da da da da
phew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:03pm Sem:

Bringing beginner mind to the next hours. Hello, David, Ruth, the Ridgewood collective, and aficionados.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:08pm david w:

Henry, I apologize for cutting into that piece, but it was a tease right? And hello to chresti, Sem,, and poor damaged Stanley (you can take your fingers out of your ears now).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:09pm Webhamster Henry:

I used to know Melissa Gould pretty well. (Curran's collaborator for a lot of pieces).
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:10pm david w:

I remember Melissa. They were quite the pair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:12pm northguineahills:

I believe Alvin still is in Rome today....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:18pm chresti:

Loving this...
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:21pm david w:

On Alvin's behalf, thanks, chresti. The adventure continues...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:22pm steveo:

hullo. sounds good, cap'n.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:23pm david w:

Hey, steveo. Italian 101!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:26pm steveo:

the only italian i know is spanish and a little french
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:31pm northguineahills:

I have enough trouble going from Mexi-Spanish to Castillian Spanish, then there is Portuguese..., Sicilian Italian is easier for me to understand then Tuscan. French, my brain categorizes it as a total different language group even though I know they are all Romance languages (forget about Romanian).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:33pm northguineahills:

The world needs more toy pianos...
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:34pm david w:

Nice, ngh. The only thing I have left from my Italian class in music school is the accent, and a love of true balsamic.
  Wed. 12/5/18 3:45pm Funky16corners:

This reminds me of a Moondog piece where you can hear steamships in the background
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:45pm northguineahills:

Supposed to get down to 34F/1C tonight, wearing a hoodie in my office (cold for FL)(56F/13C right now).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:46pm Ike:

I can dig this.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:46pm david w:

Ah, Larry, yes. Those avant-gardists and their ship horns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:48pm Sem:

Ohhh, nice and quivery.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:48pm david w:

Hey, Ike. Alvin takes you places. And ngh in a hoodie, oy!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:50pm geezerette:

We've got BEES in our bonnets!!! & they're Buddhists!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:52pm david w:

Nice one, geez.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 3:52pm geezerette:

Howdy! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:52pm chresti:

Kind of chilly for these parts-@57 degrees- LOVE IT! have not needed a sweater since last January in SF
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:53pm northguineahills:

who was the composer that amassed a ton of ships to do a performance in a bay w/ ship horns, brain's not working.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:55pm chresti:

I love fog horns
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 3:56pm chresti:

geeze :)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:00pm david w:

oh, ngh. I'm blanking. Is it this: The Harbour Symphony was conceived for the first Sound Symposium in 1983 by Newfoundland-based architect Joe Carter. He enlisted musician Paul Steffler to write a series of compositions for ships’ horns.
  Wed. 12/5/18 4:03pm Stéphanie:

OMG, this sounds like drones flying around!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:03pm geezerette:

Chresti, brrrrr... :)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:05pm david w:

Stéphanie! Yay! (bzzz)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:10pm steveo:

shofar, sho good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:11pm northguineahills:

this kicks ass, shofar.... damn it steveo, now I owe you another beer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:12pm northguineahills:

That's one of them, david, but I believe there was one in Scotland in the last decade as well...
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:13pm geezerette:

heh,... that was gorgeous though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:14pm steveo:

that's the oldest pun in the torah,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:16pm chresti:

For sho- this show is good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:22pm Stanley:

Wow. It's not often I'm 'challenged' on this show. But I have to admit this piece is up there. (But I ain't giving up on it)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:24pm david w:

Stanley, you should hear the whole 70 minute version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:32pm northguineahills:

@steveo: I didn't even see the song/album title, I just thought, is that a shofar I'm hearing, and I saw "ram's horn" in the comments description and went for it.

Oldest English pun since the early 20th c.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:33pm geezerette:

Been imagining this as the music robots listen to as they work without humans in a "fulfillment center".
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:39pm david w:

Chewing on that one, geez. Perceptive in a silicon-sensitive kind of way.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:42pm geezerette:

Ha, David, I don't know what I mean either.
Just mind movies.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:42pm geezerette:

...movies in my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:43pm steveo:

i find this one quite cinematic as well...
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:43pm geezerette:

This is seriously great. :)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:44pm geezerette:

Hi, Steveo. :)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:45pm david w:

Triggering images, I think Alvin would approve.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:48pm geezerette:

Would love to see what his mind sees when performing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:49pm steveo:

hello, geezerette :)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:50pm david w:

I think he thinks he is Oscar Peterson with a magic wand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:51pm Webhamster Henry:

Alvin Curran and the City Slickers.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:51pm geezerette:

Spike Jones! One of my favorites of his!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:52pm geezerette:

David, nice!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:53pm geezerette:

(@4:50)
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:55pm david w:

Thanks, everybody. Now we have a little reference point for Alvin C.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:56pm Sem:

Thank you, David, and the Ridgewood folk, for this deep dive into the Curran art legacy. A great gift.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:57pm steveo:

wow -- thanks for another fantastic afternoon of music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:57pm Ike:

Cool.
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:58pm geezerette:

Sem, same!
Thanks,David! A treat!
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh whoops I'm on. wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:58pm Webhamster Henry:

Keep up the good work, David & Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:58pm chresti:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/5/18 4:59pm chresti:

I'm all for percussion jams
Avatar Wed. 12/5/18 5:00pm david w:

Appreciate that you all! See you!
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