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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, 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 May 10, 2017: Surface Tension

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Social surface tension

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New
Conrad Schnitzler  The 88 Game (0026a) (excerpt)   Options Roulette Festival of Mixology    1994  Adventures in Structured Noise from the Generator, curated at Roulette by Gen Ken Montgomery – a computer assisted piano concert by the Berlin-based composer (1937-2011).   
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records    Ridgewood Radio theme   
 
Music behind DJ:
Conrad Schnitzler 
The 88 Game (0026a) (excerpt)   Options          
Andrew Neumann  Live Set   Options Work00 Series      Recorded 4/26/17 at The Sump, curated by David Watson and Ian Douglas-Moore, for laptop solo with video   
 
Music behind DJ:
Conrad Schnitzler 
The 88 Game (0026a) (excerpt)   Options         *  
Bob Jones  Live Set   Options Work00 Series      Recorded 4/12/17 at The Sump, curated by David Watson and Ian Douglas-Moore. Synths and archaic card reading machine.   
 
Music behind DJ:
Conrad Schnitzler 
The 88 Game (0026a) (excerpt)   Options          
Heejin Jang  Live Set   Options Work00 Series      Recorded 4/26/17 at The Sump, curated by David Watson and Ian Douglas-Moore. Latop solo.   
 
Music behind DJ:
Conrad Schnitzler 
The 88 Game (0026a) (excerpt)   Options          
Hermit Thrushes  Live Set   Options Fire Over Heaven series      Recorded 4/20/17 at Outpost, curated by Che Chen. From Phildelphia: Andrew Keller (viola), Matt Lynch (bass), Nick Brannon (keyboard), Taryn Jones (drums), Yianni Kourmadas (modified guitar, tapes, vocals)   
Conrad Schnitzler  The 88 Game (0026a)   Options Roulette Festival of Mixology    1994  Adventures in Structured Noise from the Generator, curated by Gen Ken Montgomery – a computer assisted piano concert by the Berlin-based composer (1937-2011).   

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 3:02pm doctorjazz:

Pretty sounds (and some not so)
Hi David!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:10pm weinstein:

Ha! The pretty ones are the mouse boys or the MIDI piano? Could go either way...
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:10pm nihal:

the schnitzler piece already got played?
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:11pm weinstein:

I will play the whole Schnitzler piece at the end of the show
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:14pm nihal:

I thought he never played in the states? Was it Gen Ken doing the performance?
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:16pm weinstein:

It was handed to Gen Ken on a disk and played off a Macintosh with piano samples.
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:17pm nihal:

Ha! Yeah, just read the Discogs notes
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:39pm Dean:

The first volume of UC Press's Studies in the Grateful Dead series has been published, Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation, by Ulf Olsson. More here, including a galley of chapter 1.
http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520286658
Meanwhile, the music venue behind the house where I live tonight will present a Dead open mic night.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:42pm weinstein:

Curious. Common ground between the Dead and Derek B anyone?
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:43pm Dean:

Explicit, according to Amazon's blurb: "By drawing on conversations with some of today's seminal improvisers—including John Zorn, Jerry Garcia, Steve Howe, Steve Lacy, Lionel Salter, Earle Brown, Paco Peña, Max Roach, Evan Parker, and Ronnie Scott—Bailey offers a clear-eyed view of the breathtaking spectrum of possibilities inherent in improvisational practice, while underpinning its importance as the basis for all music-making." Had to resort to Amazon. My copy of the book is at home.
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:47pm Dean:

Definitely common ground: https://books.google.com/books?id=Ci80XXd9d1QC&lpg=PP1&dq=derek%20bailey%20improvisation&pg=PA145#v=onepage&q=jerry%20garcia&f=false
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:48pm weinstein:

It's tough to teach. Zorn said some insightful things in a public chat before performing Hockey at Roulette last week. But not recorded alas.
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:49pm JakeGould:

Are the dialogue snippets samples?
  Wed. 5/10/17 3:51pm JakeGould:

And hello!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:51pm weinstein:

Yes, from cards with magnetic strips on them. fed into a "reader" that grabs them, sucks them in, and spits them out.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:52pm weinstein:

And hello too! The recording time on those cards is probably 2 seconds.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:55pm JakeGould:

Logging in to say… Wow. All kinds of tech interesting. Are they like credit card size cards, or punch-card sized? Sounds like flash card language samples.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 3:56pm weinstein:

Punch card, for those who remember that format. About what, 8x3 inches?
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:00pm JakeGould:

Punch cards are about that size. I learned Fortran in H.S. in the 1980s on one of those things. Never mind that everyone at home had Atari, Apple or Commodore 8-bit computers at home… We learned it the useless way! whatis.techtarget.com...
  Wed. 5/10/17 4:03pm Dean:

I learned BASIC in high school, 1976-77, on a Wang (probably a 2200) with cassette storage. Fortran came later in college.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Good afternoon, David and Ruth and open-ear/mind community members!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:07pm JakeGould:

The best thing I learned in that Fortran class was from it’s teacher who me and my girlfriend at the time saw shopping for records at Titus Oaks Records in Brooklyn. First, we were shocked to see a teacher shop for records. Then my girlfriend had a copy of a Roger Daltrey solo album, he winced and basically said, “I only care about the Who when Keith Moon was in it. After him, it all stinks…” Kind right.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:08pm βrian:

I remember this childhood basement!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:08pm weinstein:

I was a Fortran victim, programming music on a IBM 360/75 mainframe at the Center for Advanced Computation in Urbana, IL. No cathode ray monitors even, punch cards and printouts. And no A/D converters. We mailed the digital output tapes to MIT.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:10pm JakeGould:

Some days I wish I could code something and mail it off so I can wait for results. The dudebro world of coding nowadays is borderline finance-dudebro crazy.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:15pm weinstein:

Hey Doug! Next week is Ridgewood Radio one year anniversary! Can you believe it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh Em Gee!! Bon anniversaire!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:24pm weinstein:

Jeez I better plan something....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:25pm doctorjazz:

Hoping to catch John Zorn at his Village Vanguard Matinee in a few weeks. But, when I mention John Zorn's name to any of my friends, I get strange looks and excuses (not too adventurous, this crew). I'll hopefully get there, subject my wife (or go alone). Looks like a great band.
www.instantseats.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:25pm doctorjazz:

(MY adventurous friends are out of town for Memorial Week...)
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:30pm weinstein:

Zorn's Vanguard project is fascinating, and not always off-the-charts weird. Just seriously skilled people having a blast at a legendary joint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:37pm doctorjazz:

I know, it shouldn't be so intimidating (my younger daughter, when she wants to explain to her college mates what kind of weird music I listen-and subject them too-finds Zorn on the internet and plays him for them). But, it isn't a game piece or something like that. Could be like Masada, or the other jazz projects he's done.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:49pm weinstein:

Next week we are on the Drummer stream for a year! Cake for everybody!
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Keep your device pointed at the Drummer Stream friends and you will be rewarded with a treat as Gary Sullivan and Bodega Pop Live present a GOLDEN AGE OF BOLLYWOOD special!!

Bodega Pop Live airs 7-10pm.
Playlist: wfmu.org...

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And premiering next week, 10pm-midnight, will be TESTIFY! WITH LARRY GROGAN, a new show here on the Drummer Stream!!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:52pm weinstein:

Thanks, Doug. It just occurred to me... Wednesday rules!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:53pm doctorjazz:

Thanks for the fine sets, catch you on the birthday show!
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:53pm weinstein:

OK, Ruth punched me and says be nice to our colleagues. Everybody gets a trophy.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:54pm weinstein:

Thanks, doc. Kind of thrilled to have a year under our belt...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/10/17 4:57pm Doug Schulkind:

There are no rules, David. You know that.
Avatar Wed. 5/10/17 4:59pm weinstein:

Touche. Or, as spellcheck prefers, tushy. Time to say goodbye. Thanks all!
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