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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 April 18, 2018: Tangled Wires

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A Ruth Kahn painting from 2018

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Nicolas Collins & Tom Cora  Cello   Options 100 of the World's Most Beautiful Melodies  Trace Elements  1989  Collins, trombone-propelled electronics and processing and Cora, cello. 
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:
Henry Mancini 
Bateau Mouche   Options Charade [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]  RCA  1963  Music under DJ announcements. 
Chris Brown  Retrospectacles   Options Retrospectacles  fo’c’sle  Unreleased  From an upcoming Oct. 2018 double CD release, recorded at Roulette in 2004, performed and edited by Brown. Scored piano fragments and textures are extended via improvised interaction with their reflections in the electronic signal processing (SuperCollider). Piano string harmonics are contrasted with their tempered keyboard equivalents, resonated through modulators, pitch-shifters and delays. More at cbmuse.com. 
Anthony Coleman  Live Set (excerpt)   Options Work Series  Outpost Artists Resources  5 April 18  Coleman solo organ (Yamaha Electone circa 1970?) and processing. Performed to video by Katherine Liberovskaya. Series organized by David Watson and Ian Douglas Moore. 
Jane Henry  Live Set (selections)   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  9 May 96  Henry solo on violin and processing, utilizing alternative bowing devices and "gloriously sabotaged" simple consumer electronics such as hot-wired chips, metal thimbles on left-hand fingers and, in the first segment, an amplified, re-purposed musical greeting card microchip with an anklet of articulating mercury-bead on-off switches and a pressure-pad voltage regulator squeezed between toes (developed at STEIM in Amsterdam). More at www.janehenry.com. 
Halfwire (Yozo Suzuki & Carlos Santistevan)  Live Set (excerpt)   Options Work Series  Outpost Artists Resources  5 April 18  Suzuki, guitars; Santistevan, basses, all processed. Two members of The Late Severa Wires out of Santa Fe. More at: highmayhem.bandcamp.com. Series organized by David Watson and Ian Douglas Moore. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 2:57pm listener james from westwood:

Peeking in early; hey hey, all!
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 2:58pm david w:

Hey James, here we go!
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 2:59pm david w:

Yes, that is a painting by Ruth! geezerette, you are welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 3:08pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Ruth & David: Nice harmonics there!
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:11pm Sem:

Hello, Ridgewood radio, and all. Ear holes wide open.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 3:12pm doctorjazz:

Hi David and all you out there.
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:12pm david w:

Welcome Henry and Sem. I'm glad to hear the harmonics make it through the radio wires. This piece is subtle, and sometimes spare.
And very well made.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 3:13pm Webhamster Henry:

It's more a question of whether the harmonics get through the stream compression algorithm, but whatevs.
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:13pm david w:

Greetings djazz, enjoy!
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:14pm david w:

What Henry said... this is one challenge of playing things not built for streaming (like 99% of everything else made today).
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:21pm northguineahills:

The Only Chris Brown piece is a Tzadik release from the 90s.
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:23pm david w:

@ngh, and some work with The Hub (Mark Trayle, John Bischoff...)
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:26pm david w:

oh, and with Pauline O and Willie Winant, but always in collaborator situations...
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

GTDR streaming is especially rough
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:32pm david w:

Is that because of the content or our specs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 3:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Fo'c'sle is an abbreviation for "Forecastle" , pronounced FOHK-səl.
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Specs, the 128k MP3 streaming ain't the best for some of our things
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 3:43pm david w:

Thanks Kenzo and Henry, I am the wiser now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/18/18 3:52pm Webhamster Henry:

Sometime you should stream "Only everything lasts forever" and bypass the MP3s stream:
kylemcdonald.net...

Kyle McDonald is another Dr. PO collaborator
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 4:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"the entire composition is approximately 10^450 years long"
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 4:19pm david w:

That sounds like a Kenzo project to tackle. Signal to brain post-biological quantum streaming.
  Wed. 4/18/18 4:27pm Jane Henry:

Hi David,
No electronics in this 2nd piece of mine. It's all me & that one long Jerry Hunt bow.
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 4:29pm david w:

Jane! That's remarkable.
  Wed. 4/18/18 4:31pm Jane Henry:

Well, now the 'electronics' come in. And a real bow.
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 4:42pm david w:

Thanks, Jane! And everybody!
  Wed. 4/18/18 4:44pm Jane Henry:

Thank you David!
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 4:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Loving the bowing
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Up next on this GTDR stream: "Music From Airports" (what's on your mind? nothing):
40 sound sources spontaneously collaged into one, live on the air. Playful messiness, beautiful nothingness, and a phone call from the airport.
Come along! wfmu.org...
Avatar Wed. 4/18/18 5:00pm david w:

Bye all.
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