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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 27, 2020: Anti-Pandemonium

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Works that soothe without numbing,
from Kelly Moran, Ellen Fullman & Okkyung Lee,
Michael Nyman, William Basinski & Lawrence English,
and something new from Dafna Naphtali and Chuck Bettis.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Chatter Blip (Dafna Naphtali & Chuck Bettis)  Nekton Bathes   Options Microcosmopolitan  Contour Editions  2020  The Brooklyn-based duo of Naphtali, (electronics/voice) and Bettis (electronics/throat) just released this album.   

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Kelly Moran  Hallucinations (concert recording)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives  16 Oct 2017  Excerpts from composer/pianist Moran's work for prepared piano and electronics (+ video) influenced by psychedelia.  0:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Ellen Fulllman & Okkyung Lee  The Air Around Her   Options The Air Around Her  Skivbolaget  2016  Recorded during the First Edition Festival for Other Music, Stockholm. Fullman on the (60+ foot) Long String Instrument (stroked with resin coated fingers) and master improvising cellist Lee. Excerpt.  0:33:50 (Pop‑up)
Michael Nyman  1-100   Options Decay Music  Virgin  2006  Digital remaster of the piece orginally produced by Brian Eno for Obscure/Island in which the two artists conspired to overlay four unsynchronized passes of the same piano chords and then let the collisions and delight happen.  1:01:33 (Pop‑up)
William Basinski & Lawrence English  Mono No Aware   Options Selva Oscura  Temporary Residence Limited  2018  Basinski (now in LA) and Australian English finally collaborate and share mutual interest in process and investigation.  1:29:28 (Pop‑up)
Steve Reich & Musicians  Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ   Options Drumming / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Six Pianos  Deutsche Grammophon  1974  Post-dating the tape masterpieces and pre-dating the treasured Music for 18 Musicians, with a stellar band: Glockenspiel – Ben Harms, Glen Velez; Marimba – Bob Becker, Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, Tim Ferchen; Organ [Electric] – Steve Chambers; Percussion [Metallophone] – James Preiss; Voice – Janice Jarrett, Joan LaBarbara; Voice [Melodic Patterns With Marimbas] – Jay Clayton.  1:49:05 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:59pm david w:

Spacex ship launches during this show at 4:33 ET. John Cage tribute?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Ridgewoodians and all!
Avatar 3:02pm david w:

So far all good, james, hope you too!
Avatar 3:12pm Mary Wing:

This is some lovely piano; I need to check out Kelly's albums if they are like this.
Avatar 3:13pm david w:

Hey, Mary! All of her stuff is trippy, and beautifully made.
Avatar 3:17pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth, the OAR scullers, and all.
For sure: anti-pandemonium and pro-harmonium.
Avatar 3:18pm david w:

Hi, Sem. Smoothing out the psychic curve today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, Ridgewoodnymphs!
Avatar 3:20pm david w:

Greetings, Pittsburglars!
  3:22pm ruth:

Hey Doug! and James and Mary!
  3:23pm ruth:

Hi Sem
Avatar 3:24pm david w:

ruth in the house (literally)
  3:24pm ruth:

Any idea what the psychedelic influences are here David?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm doctorjazz:

This is pretty!
Hi all!
Avatar 3:26pm WR:

Hi all. I wonder if the psychedelia influence was measured in micrograms or ounces?
Avatar 3:26pm david w:

Wouldn't dare guess. This artist looks like one of Doug's nymphs.
  3:26pm ruth:

@D actually on the roof getting soundly mocked by resident mockingbird
  3:28pm ruth:

ant just strolled across my trackpad!
  3:29pm ruth:

@WR I think micro
Avatar 3:29pm david w:

Welcome djazz and WR... to me, this is more Psilocybin than Cannibis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi ruth!
  3:35pm ruth:

Okkyung is the only person so far in our history of concerts at Outpost who wouldn't let us record her performance. Of course that's her decision but it was so good I always wished we could have!
Avatar 3:41pm Mary Wing:

I hadn't heard of Ellen Fullman until I read a recent article in the Times (which also mentions Mr. Weinstein, heh); the Long String Instrument is fascinating!
Avatar 3:43pm david w:

Yes, I had a finger (heh) in its design. If you ever get a chance to see/hear it live... magic stuff.
Avatar 3:44pm WR:

Nice interview on bandcamp with Kelly Moran.
Avatar 3:46pm david w:

Thanks, WR. Will check it out.
Avatar 3:50pm WR:

According to that interview Moran's religion is piano and drug of choice is running 4 or 5 miles.
Avatar 3:53pm david w:

You know, I was joking that Moran seemed like an innocent being, based on her angelic promo photos. So, there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Stanley:

Hello my experimental music fans.
Thank you David for this lovely piece. It suits my mood perfectly.
  3:57pm ruth:

Hi Stanley. Are you feeling whale-ish? Sounds like whales to me this one.
Avatar 3:58pm david w:

Always happy when Stanley's mood (a good measure of reality) matches the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Stanley:

Hi Ruth. It does. Sort of floats along, nice and friendly, doesn't it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Stanley:

Ha David. My mood is no measure of reality, I can tell you that for sure.
However, I've just come out of a relaxation session after a long hard day
Avatar 4:03pm david w:

Well, you've always been kind of a reality check for me. But this show should extend the session for a while, happily.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Stanley:

You're too kind, David. I'm tempted to buy a download of that Ellen Fulllman & Okkyung Lee. Anyone know how much 70 Sek is?
Avatar 4:07pm david w:

Curious to see details of the rest of the Drummer day?
Kenzo’s Last Ever (Not sad and never true but always real, sort of) 5-7pm
Gary Sullivan’s Bodega Pop 7-10pm: Kick out the jams: Amped-up dabke, chaabi, mawwal, vintage belly dance
Sam Segal’s If You Lose Your Horse 10-midnite
Avatar 4:10pm david w:

70 sek seems to be 7USD and 6.5 Euros, around.
Avatar 4:12pm david w:

And 6 sterling. This is fun.
  4:16pm ruth:

That's a good deal you should get it Stanley!
Avatar 4:18pm northguineahills:

I had a complicated relationship w/ Okkyung Lee. Once at the Stone, during some onkyo improv, I whispered to my friend to be quiet, and she shushed me, crossly. But, the next week she let me in for free, always an amicable amazing artist.
Avatar 4:22pm david w:

NGH! Complicated and brilliant, funny how that works. Okkyung was sweet at Outpost, just protective, a little paranoid, with little time to learn our "angle" which is artist support 100%.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm chresti:

Hi David and Ridgewoodians! Home from work.
Avatar 4:25pm david w:

When chresti gets home I feel complete.
Avatar 4:29pm david w:

A couple other things about this Nyman piece. He made it for filmmaker Peter Greenaway originally, and Eno slowed it down for the recording (as you can tell).
  4:31pm ruth:

Hi Ch!resti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm listener james from westwood:

Launch scrubbed—no Cage segue needed!
  4:33pm ruth:

@Davidyou're totally right about Okkyung never meant to imply otherwise. All the artists that play here have total control over their own performances and we NEVER profit from the recordings!
Avatar 4:33pm northguineahills:

My former cellist from my band, who left for LA 5 years ago to do session work, due to lack of work, left for her mother's old house in Birmingham, AL. In two weeks, I'm going to drive up and record w/ her. (I haven't recorded in 15 months).
Avatar 4:33pm david w:

james! I was just about to check. Poor kids, hope they get home okay.
Avatar 4:34pm northguineahills:

ruth is in the house, yeah! (well, comments board/lounge)
Avatar 4:36pm david w:

NGH, sounds fabulous. Enjoy Birmingham, some cool music people there.
Avatar 4:37pm northguineahills:

After the last year, and especially the last 10 weeks, I need to maje music again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Stanley:

Thanks for the conversions. I went and bought it and it'll be part of my last thing at night listening. Very much looking forward to it.
Avatar 4:38pm northguineahills:

errr..., make music....
Avatar 4:39pm david w:

Stanley, yes.
Avatar 4:40pm northguineahills:

Australian English sounds like a shiner one receives when playing Ozzie Rules Football....
Avatar 4:41pm david w:

I always forget, but Mono No Aware (which fumbles terribly in English) is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm chresti:

Hi ruth!
Avatar 4:45pm Mary Wing:

Missed you on the comments today, chresti, how has work been so far?
Avatar 4:45pm northguineahills:

I started a temp job today until my real job starts, so, I have that goijng for me (courier for autoparts warehouses and garages)
Avatar 4:46pm david w:

SpaceX launch update: now Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC.
  4:50pm ruth:

Oh wow love this haven't heard it in an age thanks David.
Avatar 4:50pm david w:

NGH! is that big stuff or little boxes of parts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm chresti:

Hi Mary, work was fine, just a lot of explaining to people that they have to reserve courts online, there's no paying at the courts, also no doubles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza IS NEXT on the Drummer Stream.

The party continues over here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 4:52pm Franco Twinkie:

Hi Mary! If Chersti is not here to turn things on, I totally forget and just listen to dogs barking and parrots squawking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm chresti:

I missed you too, Mary!
Avatar 4:53pm Mary Wing:

Heh, we thought you slept in all morning, Franco!
Avatar 4:53pm david w:

And this:
Special this week May 29: Big Planet Noise - Latin jazz/pop!
Avatar 4:54pm Franco Twinkie:

I am incapable of sleeping in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm chresti:

Today was my Friday, woo hoo!
Avatar 4:55pm northguineahills:

@david: mostly little stuff, but sometimes big stuff. I'll be driving all over north/central FL and SE GA....
Avatar 4:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Brand new live right-now, right-now sound collage, coming up on Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza here on this wondrous Give the Drummer Radio stream:
Come here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm doctorjazz:

Loved the show, thanks, David and Ruth!
Avatar 4:57pm david w:

Big e-hugs to you all, be safe and spread the good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Ike:

Avatar 4:59pm WR:

Thank you for the sounds today David. Laters all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Stanley:

Wonderful Thanks David and Ruth
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm chresti:

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