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Radio Eclectus #35: Seattle Flu (Mar. 12, 2020)

Radio Eclectus #35: Seattle Flu (Mar. 12, 2020)

Playing tracks by

Wayne Horvitz, Blake DeGraw, St Celfer, Melia Watras, Spontanea and more.

Chart positions

This show was 6th in the global noise chart, 6th in the global experimental ambient chart and 10th in the global classical chart.

Coronavirus has clobbered Seattle’s new music scene, but it can’t touch Mixcloud, so our first hour is devoted to radical music from the Pacific Northwest. Join us, and help sustain our community while we hunker down!

Plus new tracks by David Rakowski & Philippe Hurel, and a look back 50 years at a Miles Davis/Teo Macero classic and a Penderecki curiosity that has just been recorded for only the second time since 1971. We also say goodbye to McCoy Tyner and happy 80th BD to Jon Gibson. Featured artists include Wayne Horvitz, Blake DeGraw, St Celfer, Melia Watras, Spontanea, Steve Layton, Jennifer Jolley, George Harvey, Noisepoetnobody, Jarrad Powell and Raica.

Photos: Layton via the artist, Penderecki by A.Kumiszcza, Raica by C.Corsano-Leopizzi, St Celfer by M.Leoni, Davis by T.Palumbo, Rakowski via Edition Peters, Watras by M.Smith-Lewis, Horvitz by M.Schell, Noisepoetnobody & Harvey via the artists, Jolley by E.Glenn, Tyner by B.McMillen, Powell via the artist, Hurel by J.Radel.

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Annotated playlist for show #35
Intro and SET 1: Seattle flu
1. [2:00] Wayne Horvitz: 55 (3) from 55: Music and Dance in Concrete (Other Room Music, 2014). NOTE: Recorded at Fort Worden, WA then processed and edited. Other Room Music, 2015). Session musicians (not credited by track): Maria Männistö (voice), Kate Olson (soprano saxophone), Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone), Beth Fleenor (clarinet, bass clarinet), Steven O'Brien (trumpet), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Victoria Parker (violin), Eyvind Kang, Heather Bentley (viola), Roweena Hammil (cello)
2. [6:02] Blake DeGraw: Mended. From Sacra (Bandcamp, 2019)
3. [8:30] St Celfer AKA John Parker: Prelude. From Suite #5 (Bandcamp, 2019)
4. [10:04] Melia Watras: Schumann Resonances. Schumann Resonances (Planet M, 2019) with Melia Watras (viola), Winston Choi (piano)
5. [15:22] Spontanea: Deep Time. From Flow (Right Brain, 2018) with Matthew Benham (electric guitar, effects), Kenneth Mandell (tenor saxophone, flute, percussion), Carol J. Levin (electric harp, effects), Scott Schaffer (acoustic and bass guitars, mandola)
SET 2: More Seattle flu
1. [30:02] Steve Layton, Jennifer Jolley: Morning Jamm. From Jamm​-​z (Niwosound, 2019) with Jennifer Jolley (Moffenzeef Stargazer modular drone synthesizer), Steve Layton (remix)
2. [37:10] Jessi Harvey: Dividing the World. With Alina To, Rafael Howell (violins), Heather Bentley (viola), Rose Bellini (cello). NOTE: Recorded 2019
3. [40:19] noisepoetnobody AKA Casey Chittenden Jones: Concrete Vitalist - Part 3. From Concrete Vitalist (Scry Recordings) with Casey Chittenden Jones (field recordings, contact mic performances, analog modular synthesizer, audio production)
4. [49:12] Jarrad Powell: Gending Tala-Entangled. From Music of Current & Past Faculty (Music @ Cornish, 2019) with Gamelan Pacifica
5. [54:53] Wayne Horvitz: 55 (15) from 55: Music and Dance in Concrete (credits as above)
6. [58:25] Raica AKA Chloe Harris: Drone. From Books (Further Records, 2011)
SET 3: New and notable
1. [1:10:51] Jon Gibson: Criss X Cross #4. From Criss X Cross (Tzadik, 2006) with Jon Gibson (soprano saxophone). NOTE: Recorded 1979
2. [1:18:12] George Crumb: Madrigals, Book IV - 3. La muerte me está mirando desde las torres de Córdoba!. From George Crumb Edition 9 (Bridge, 2005) with Tony Arnold (soprano), Rachel Rudich (piccolo, flute, alto flute), Beverly Wesner-Hoehn (harp), Stephen Tramontozzi (contrabass), David Colson (percussion). NOTE: Composed 1969, premiered March 6, 1970, University of Washington Contemporary Group
3. [1:22:27] Philippe Hurel: Loops II. From Contemporary (Evidence, 2020) with Adélaïde Ferrière (vibraphone). NOTE: Composed 2000–02
4. [1:31:02] David Rakowski: Préludes, Book V - 48. Ghepardo. From …nobody move… (Avie, 2019) with Sarah Bob (piano). NOTE: Composed 2015
5. [1:34:11] John Coltrane: Tunji. From Coltrane (Impulse!, 1962) with John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (double bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
SET 4: Penderecki the free jazz cat
1. [1:46:25] Krzysztof Penderecki: Actions for free jazz orchestra. From Actions (Rune Grammophon, 2020) with Fire! Orchestra, Mats Gustafsson (conductor, baritone sax). NOTE: Originally composed 1971 for Don Cherry and The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra
SET 5: Miles and Teo 50 years later
1. [2:29:42] Miles Davis: Go Ahead John. From Big Fun (Columbia/Sony, 1974) with Miles Davis (trumpet), Steve Grossman (soprano saxophone), John McLaughlin (electric guitar), Dave Holland (electric bass guitar), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Teo Macero (post-production). NOTE: Recorded with the Jack Johnson sessions in early March 1970 (some sources say March 3, others March 7)