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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 16, 2018: Fractured Systems

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Fractured Systems, idiosyncratic uses of electronics and computers featuring unheard live sets by Larry Polansky & Daniel Goode with Jody Diamond & Barbara Benary, Bhob Rainey, Richard Teitelbaum, and visits by Pauline Oliveros and Woody Guthrie.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Joe Meek and The Blue Men  The Bublight   Options I Hear a New World  RPM Records  1991  I Hear a New World is a studio concept album written and produced by Joe Meek with the Blue Men, partially released as an EP in 1960. Arranged and directed by Rod Freeman. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 

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Eringer, Laswell, Nauseef, Stockhausen 

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Music under Weinstein comments. Markus Stockhausen: trumpet, flugelhorn;  Mark Nauseef: meditation bells, gong; Kudsi Eringer: ney; Bill Laswell: fretless bass, sitar bass  
Woody Guthrie  Ranger’s Command   Options Ranger’s Command  Asch Recordings  1945  The melody is embedded in the following piece by Larry Polansky. 
Larry Polansky  Bedhaya Guthrie, Bedhaya Sadra   Options Interesting Melodies, Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  24 April 97  A series of three different melodic "morphs" between the Woody Guthrie tune "Rangers' Command" and a tune written at Polansky's request by Indonesian composer I Wayan Sadra. The morphs use Polansky’s melodic mutation software, written in HMSL. Daniel Goode, clarinet; Polansky, gongs. 
Daniel Goode  Eine Kleine...   Options Interesting Melodies, Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  24 April 97  Adapted for computer driven accompaniment, with Larry Polansky, guitar; Barbara Benary and Jody Diamond, keys and percussion: Goode, clarinet. 
Bhob Rainey  Live Set   Options WOrK series  Outpost Artists Resources  3 May 18  Rainey, laptop (SuperCollider). Concert organized by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore. 
Richard Teitelbaum  Live Set   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  1 April 95  Teitelbaum, sampling keyboard performed with choreographer Alison Salzinger. Weinstein edit. 
Pauline Oliveros  I of IV   Options New Sounds in Electronic Music  Odyssey  1967  Made during Summer 1966 at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, using a configuration of tape recorders patched into each other so that an "automatic generation" system was created by feedback. 

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:01pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth, and listeners
Avatar 3:03pm david w:

Hello Fred! I've got Wings on the brain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm steveo:

Presente. Hola.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Good afternoooon, Ridgewood!
Avatar 3:05pm fred:

I've you gotta play another Live and Let Die cover, you'd better make it unusual
Avatar 3:06pm northguineahills:

B/c of Mary playing Weird Al, I'm now regretting my lunch culinary choice.
Avatar 3:07pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth, and Ridgewood Radio listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm steveo:

i thought the joe meek might have been a strange live and let die cover at first
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm i.:

Don't be afraid to speak, Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Webhamster Henry:

I had a really Ridgewoody day on Monday: I was helping with the recording of a music video at the Widow Jane Mine with Ridgewoodites Lea Bertucci and Tomeka Reid, recorded by Ben Manley!
Avatar 3:11pm david w:

Well, first, hello everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm doctorjazz:

Hi folks!
Avatar 3:13pm david w:

@fred and steveo, that 100% whatever pushed me over the edge into the Meek track which I was thinking of swapping out for Branca but a jolt either way...
Avatar 3:14pm fred:

The first time I saw Glenn Branca was a shock. It was also the closest I ever came to dying, but that was unrelated
Avatar 3:14pm northguineahills:

Larry Polansky, not to be confused w/ Paul Lansky.
Avatar 3:15pm northguineahills:

oh, cool Webhamster!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm doctorjazz:

Sorry to hear about Branca, remember seeing his group in a great concert at the old Mudd Club way back in the day
Avatar 3:16pm david w:

Henry, sem, ngh... glad to have you along. Hey Nehry you should send us the recording!
Avatar 3:17pm david w:

*Nehry nice typo... Henry! Your boddhisatva name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Webhamster Henry:

The first piece I did for the American Festival of Microtonal Music was Polansky's "Will You Miss Me?" on microtonal autoharp, which is based on an old Carter Family tune. I was also one of the NYC HMSL users, along with Nick Didkovsky, who still uses its successor, JMSL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm steveo:

metaphorical edges are good
Avatar 3:18pm david w:

Well drjazz, you probably bumped into Ruth during her club kid days.
Avatar 3:19pm david w:

@Fred... just about everybody talks about their first time with Branca. That itself is remarkable.
Avatar 3:21pm david w:

@i... and to everybody... Ruth won't go on mic but I will relays some call bits she told me today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Webhamster Henry:

@David It may be a while before that session appears, but I'll watch out for it.
Avatar 3:21pm fred:

Lea Bertucci is amazing. She can get me in Paris on a Sunday, and I'm glad I did
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm doctorjazz:

Did Ruth knock over my drink? :)
Avatar 3:23pm david w:

Ruth had silver hair and blue lipstick, if that rings anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm steveo:

seems to be ringing some finger cymbals
Avatar 3:28pm david w:

This gang is an offshoot of the Downtown Ensemble which has some relation to the Gamelan Son of Lion so you get that Indonesian crossover influence.
Avatar 3:40pm fred:

I have Glenn Branca to thank for first getting me into Sonic Youth. Also Rhys Chatham
Avatar 3:46pm david w:

@Fred: another crazy factoid. Sonic Youth first rehearsals were at Ruth's loft.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Webhamster Henry:

I never met Branca - although I bet he was over at A's at the same time I was at some point - but I used an interview with him as the basis of a piece I did in 1988:
Avatar 3:50pm fred:

I saw a band called Senyawa last week. Pretty cool instruments. An amplified tube that reminded me of instrument used in Madagascar and Timor
Avatar 3:50pm david w:

Ah, Henry. You dipped into that Cage/Branca feud!
Avatar 3:52pm david w:

Thanks, Fred. I just peeked at Senyawa, have to check that out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Let it Rhain!
Avatar 3:54pm david w:

Dr. Doug!
Avatar 3:55pm βrian:

Oh, here's everybody out behind the shed!
Avatar 3:56pm fred:

@David: I can probably get you in touch with them if you're interested, but that would be on my own unconnected time, until I meet the right people, which could take hours or months
Avatar 3:57pm northguineahills:

I only saw Branca twice, once at Tonic in the early 2000s and once (I believe) on the Lincoln Center property (can't remember which venue) a few years later.
Avatar 3:58pm david w:

Apparently Senyawa played at Pioneer Works so they're in our orbit here yay.
Avatar 3:58pm northguineahills:

I only know Bhob Rainey for his sax work, primarily w/ nmperign
Avatar 3:59pm david w:

Rainey started showing this solo electronics stuff just this last year with an album on Anomia.
Avatar 4:19pm Sem:

Synapes fully engaged. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar 4:21pm david w:

Psychotropic canapés?
Avatar 4:23pm Sem:

You're offering?
Avatar 4:24pm david w:

coelacanth∅ hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Webhamster Henry:

I guess we have to imagine the choreography!
Avatar 4:25pm david w:

The original concert blurb promised "goofy/serious dance"
Avatar 4:26pm fred:

"choreographer" mentioned so we're missing part of the show there
Avatar 4:32pm fred:

I already got a ticket for a dance performance set to Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. I might get another if I can get a different angle
Avatar 4:33pm david w:

Yeah, Ridgewood TV just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Avatar 4:34pm david w:

@fred: who was the choreographer that made spinning dervish dances to Music for 18? Tip of my tongue....
Avatar 4:43pm david w:

Laura Dean!
Avatar 4:44pm fred:

@david: I'm such a Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker fan that I can't even think of another choreographer doing something with 18. There's a section I first felt as fast and now feel as slow, because of her.
Also: I saw my favorite dancer (Cynthia Loemij) slip and almost fall during that piece, but she recovered seamlessly. I can't even explain what that moment meant to me (or that dancer)
Avatar 4:47pm fred:

This Pauline Oliveros track is wonderful
Avatar 4:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm ET):

Yeah, it's pretty special
Avatar 4:51pm david w:

That's because Kenzo is the love child of Pauline O and Wu-Tang Clan.
Avatar 4:53pm northguineahills:

So, I shouldn't fuck w/ Kenzo?

What time is your show, Kenzo?
Avatar 4:53pm david w:

@fred: de Keersmaeker no question, a treasure. The Laura Dean/Reich collab goes back 30 years.
Avatar 4:54pm david w:

Kenzo in 5 minutes.
Avatar 4:56pm david w:

G'night all. Enjoyed this. Thanks!
Avatar 4:56pm northguineahills:

Now I want Kenzo to mix in Pauline and Wu-Tang (maybe next week?)
Avatar 4:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks david!
Avatar 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm ET):

On my list to discover maybe during
Avatar 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm ET):

Coming up now on Drummer stream: Brand new live radio sound collage this week! "Great Green Wall," episode #590. Hundreds of samples blended spontaneously on the air in the radio studio. Words, loops, dreams, messages, mysteries.

Come live chat and get lost! wfmu.org...
Avatar 4:57pm Sem:

This show is always a treat for me, being so completely ignorant about what I hear.
Happy I have a chance to learn something, David, and all Ridgewood Radio folk. Thanks.
Avatar 4:57pm fred:

I've seen Rosas more than 50 times. I don't think I've seen any music performer 20 times
Avatar 4:58pm david w:

Wow, great last thoughts. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm coelacanth∅:

(Thanks David)
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