Playing tracks by
Mouchoir Étanche, Small Cruel Party, Boris & Merzbow, JS-Horseman, Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen and more.
This show was 5th in the global noise chart, 5th in the global industrial chart, 7th in the global classical chart, 17th in the global experimental chart and 47th in the global chillout chart.
Beethoven at 250, Zappa at 80. And a playlist that begins loud and rough with the likes of Boris & Merzbow, then gets softer and mellower at it goes along, ending with the soothing drones of Sarah Davachi.
Along the way we preview 5 remarkable new albums, featuring first recordings of Sorabji and Carter, and the Radio Eclectus debuts of 3 intriguing European composers: Philippe Leroux, Christian Mason & Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen (who contributes an orchestral work whose winds blow from many directions). We bid farewell to the late “Blue” Gene Tyranny, honor a landmark of sound art by Luc Ferrari on its 50th anniversary, and check out the latest tracks from Small Cruel Party, Mouchoir Étanche & Unexplained Sounds Group. Throw in cameos by Z'EV, Louis Andriessen & Wozzeck (on its 95th anniversary), and a rare COVID-era concert preview with Kagel, Wang Lu & Suzanne Farrin via Seattle Modern Orchestra, and you get three hours of radical new music, all certified carol-free for the holidays!