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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 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 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Alvin. Alvin! AAAAALLVIIIINNN!!!
Avatar 3:01pm david w:

Hi there, Jaaaaames.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Webhamster Henry:

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

Hello Ridgewood Radioland! Hello David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Stanley:

Da da da da da da da da
phew!
Avatar 3:03pm Sem:

Bringing beginner mind to the next hours. Hello, David, Ruth, the Ridgewood collective, and aficionados.
Avatar 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 3:09pm Webhamster Henry:

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

I remember Melissa. They were quite the pair.
Avatar 3:12pm northguineahills:

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

Loving this...
Avatar 3:21pm david w:

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

hullo. sounds good, cap'n.
Avatar 3:23pm david w:

Hey, steveo. Italian 101!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm steveo:

the only italian i know is spanish and a little french
Avatar 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 3:33pm northguineahills:

The world needs more toy pianos...
Avatar 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.
  3:45pm Funky16corners:

This reminds me of a Moondog piece where you can hear steamships in the background
Avatar 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 3:46pm Ike:

I can dig this.
Avatar 3:46pm david w:

Ah, Larry, yes. Those avant-gardists and their ship horns!
Avatar 3:48pm Sem:

Ohhh, nice and quivery.
Avatar 3:48pm david w:

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

We've got BEES in our bonnets!!! & they're Buddhists!
Avatar 3:52pm david w:

Nice one, geez.
Avatar 3:52pm geezerette:

Howdy! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm chresti:

Kind of chilly for these parts-@57 degrees- LOVE IT! have not needed a sweater since last January in SF
Avatar 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 3:55pm chresti:

I love fog horns
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm chresti:

geeze :)
Avatar 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.
  4:03pm Stéphanie:

OMG, this sounds like drones flying around!
Avatar 4:03pm geezerette:

Chresti, brrrrr... :)
Avatar 4:05pm david w:

Stéphanie! Yay! (bzzz)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm steveo:

shofar, sho good
Avatar 4:11pm northguineahills:

this kicks ass, shofar.... damn it steveo, now I owe you another beer!
Avatar 4:12pm northguineahills:

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

heh,... that was gorgeous though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm steveo:

that's the oldest pun in the torah,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm chresti:

For sho- this show is good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 4:24pm david w:

Stanley, you should hear the whole 70 minute version!
Avatar 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 4:33pm geezerette:

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

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

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

...movies in my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm steveo:

i find this one quite cinematic as well...
Avatar 4:43pm geezerette:

This is seriously great. :)
Avatar 4:44pm geezerette:

Hi, Steveo. :)
Avatar 4:45pm david w:

Triggering images, I think Alvin would approve.
Avatar 4:48pm geezerette:

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

hello, geezerette :)
Avatar 4:50pm david w:

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

Alvin Curran and the City Slickers.
Avatar 4:51pm geezerette:

Spike Jones! One of my favorites of his!
Avatar 4:52pm geezerette:

David, nice!
Avatar 4:53pm geezerette:

(@4:50)
Avatar 4:55pm david w:

Thanks, everybody. Now we have a little reference point for Alvin C.
Avatar 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 4:57pm steveo:

wow -- thanks for another fantastic afternoon of music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Ike:

Cool.
Avatar 4:58pm geezerette:

Sem, same!
Thanks,David! A treat!
Avatar 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

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

Keep up the good work, David & Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm chresti:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm chresti:

I'm all for percussion jams
Avatar 5:00pm david w:

Appreciate that you all! See you!
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