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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 1, 2019: Entranced

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The Pythoness of the Oracle of Delphi

Entranced, performances that dazzle, dizzy, and divine spirit through mindful anarchy,
with concert recordings from intermedia collective 77Hz (Nick Didkovsky, Michael Schell,
Benton Bainbridge, Nancy Meli Walker), guitar/theremin duo of Cyrus Pireh & Anthony Ptak,
Twindrums project of Ikue Mori and YoshimiO, Hindustani-influenced violinist Leyna Marika Papach,
and Moroccan trance fusion band Club d’Elf.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
e.e. cummings  in just spring   Options The Voice of the Poet  Random House Audio  2005  e.e. cummings (1894-1962) from a series of archival recordings of poets, probably late 40s. 
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 
Something is missing.   Options Ridgewood Radio Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2019  Found it! 
Club d’Elf  Concert Recording (excerpt)   Options A World in Trance Festival  Robert Browning Associates  29 April 2016  Trance Music of Morocco, recorded at Roulette, showcases Brahim Fribgane’s mesmerizing oud and vocals and Mike Rivard’s mastery of the Moroccan sintir, a three-stringed bass lute used by the Gnawa people of Morocco. 
77 Hz  Concert Recording (excerpt)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  6 May 1995  The visionary electronic arts ensemble, with Nick Didkovsky (guitar), Michael Schell (synths) and Benton Bainbridge and Nancy Meli Walker on radio-invisible live video mixes. 
Cyrus Pireh & Anthony Jay Ptak  Concert Recording (excerpt)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  20 May 2007  Pireh, electric guitar and Ptak, theremin. Volatile. 
YoshimiO & Ikue Mori
  Concert Recording (excerpt)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  9 Dec 2015  Twindrums Project by YoshimiO, drums and voice processing; 
Ikue Mori, drums and laptop. 
Leyna Marika Papach  Concert Recording (excerpt)   Options Fire Over Heaven Series  Outpost Artists Resources  21 March 2019  Papach, violin and drone. Hindustani spirit meets Brooklyn streets. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Happy May Day, David, Ruth, and all!
Avatar 3:01pm david w:

Welcome, james!
Avatar 3:01pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth, james and fellow listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm chresti:

Hi David and Ridgewoodians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm steveo:

howdy david & everyone; intrigued for some mindful anarchy
Avatar 3:02pm Sem:

Hello, David LJfW and all. Brought my entracing tool, ready to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Stanley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Webhamster Henry:

I used to watch 77Hz shows.
Avatar 3:06pm Schell:

Hi Jane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Webhamster Henry:

Alan Watts back on WFMU - if only for a minute!
Avatar 3:08pm david w:

A crew! steveo, Sem (equipped), WebHen and Stanley (in full voice), Dr. Schell... welcome all!
Avatar 3:18pm northguineahills:

Ahhh, a sintir is a guembri!
Avatar 3:18pm fred:

Sadly, I'll miss the Master Musicians of Jajouka tomorrow, I'm going to see Sankai Juku again instead
Avatar 3:20pm david w:

Hmm, Fred. That is what we call a conundrum.
Avatar 3:21pm david w:

hey ngh, I'll have to look that up.
Avatar 3:22pm Schell:

The chorused synth and staccato buzzes are mine, the slowly glissandoing metallic sound is Nick's, but I don't remember this music, so this is great to hear.
Avatar 3:23pm fred:

I've come to peace with it. Booking dance shows a year in advance is the only way to get affordable tickets. So I'll miss shows
Avatar 3:23pm david w:

@Schell, who flew in the samples that come later?
Avatar 3:25pm Schell:

If they're samples it'd be my Ensoniq EPS-16 PLUS (with polyphonic aftertouch, which I remember using for note-specific pitch bends). But Nick can certainly make sample/synth like sounds with his electric guitar with effects setup, so it's not always easy to tell.
Avatar 3:29pm david w:

I wish I was so organized, Fred, cuz ticket prices here are insane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Webhamster Henry:

Nick just released a new release, CHORD II
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Webhamster Henry:

The 90s - so near and yet so far.
Avatar 3:31pm Schell:

Y'know I can't remember the sourcing of the snippits that Nick was jamming against there. Thinking that might have been a case where there was audio on a roll-in videotape associated with imagery. For those here that didn't know 77 Hz, we did live video and live music so there was improvised stuff going on through video monitors while this music was playing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm steveo:

great & so cool when an artist drops in
Avatar 3:34pm fred:

That was great. The lack of video is probably not much of a loss to me, I'm a small guy so I probably wouldn't have seen much of it anyway
Avatar 3:35pm Schell:

lol @fred
Avatar 3:38pm david w:

Thanks to Prof. Schell for notes. It's a hard one to describe.
Avatar 3:42pm Sem:

Volatile does it for me.
Avatar 3:45pm david w:

Even a Faraday cage can't protect you from this.
Avatar 3:52pm Schell:

Your description was great David.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Jeff Golick:

May Day! May Day!
Avatar 4:04pm david w:

Are you falling out of the sky or celebrating, Jeff?
Avatar 4:05pm Schell:

Speaking of Arto Lindsay, was just listening to Heiner Goebbel's THe Man in the Elevator (1988) where Lindsay sings. (Goebbels was out here last week for Surrogate Cities with Seattle Symphony)
Avatar 4:08pm david w:

Interesting. I should revisit Goebbels. He always gave me an itch.
Avatar 4:10pm Schell:

Goebbels is like Zappa with Teutonic pathos replacing California snark. He also pulls off the avant-rock+orchestra coupling better than most of us Americans. I'm hoping to write something up about the event for Sequenza 21 later this month.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Jeff Golick:

Celebrating, I guess...while at work.
Avatar 4:13pm fred:

@Schell: Is that where you'll also write about the Partch instruments?
Avatar 4:15pm Schell:

Not sure where the Partch article will go yet. I'm still working on it, I'll announce on Facebook and Twitter when it's published though. Very hard to write about someone like Partch that has already attracted so much commentary. In this case though there's the novelty of hearing the first version of The Bewitched for the first time ever.
Avatar 4:18pm fred:

I'm really enjoying this YoshimiO and Ikue Mori set
Avatar 4:21pm david w:

Always unpredictable, boldly goes ugly then mysterious then a groove then wanders with fascination for the moment...
Avatar 4:37pm fred:

@David: Is the address on the Outpost Artists Resources site on the playlist where these Fire Over Heaven shows take place? I recommended that series to a guy who's from NYC, and he didn't know about the place
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm steveo:

wait so this gorgeous piece is about to drone out? i'm on on the edge of my seat
Avatar 4:40pm david w:

Yes, Fred. Same place, same station, same concert site. It's not open to the public daily, but very welcoming when there is a show.
Avatar 4:40pm david w:

steveo, see?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm steveo:

eyes closed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Michael 98145:

Here at the University of Washington, we are fortunate enough to be protecting a beautiful group of Partch instruments : music.washington.edu...
Avatar 4:48pm david w:

Bless you, 98145.
Avatar 4:48pm Sem:

Thank you to OAR, DW, Ruth, and anyone who had anything to do w/ this show.
These explorations are revelations to my ears, and a person needs happy ears.
See you all later.
Avatar 4:50pm david w:

Thanks, Sem. Always nice to hear it gets "heard".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm chresti:

Thanks David!
Avatar 4:53pm david w:

Thanks, chresti!
Avatar 4:57pm fred:

Thanks David, looks like I'll be able to listen in the coming weeks, unless a live show comes up
Avatar 4:58pm david w:

Thanks, Fred. Always a pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm steveo:

wonderful listening today, thanks Ridgewoodians!
Avatar 4:59pm Schell:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, folks—one to revisit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice show today! Happy May Day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Stanley:

Been great for me, too, David.
Avatar 5:00pm david w:

thanks, all!
Avatar 5:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, Ridgewoods! Coming up immediately on this Drummer Radio stream: "Mommy?" Scary hypnotic sound collage weaving, with three-year old niece as glue.

Hello's here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Michael 98145:

thanks again, David W
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