December 29: A few more end of the year favorites from both new and old releases, including Nicole Mitchell, Ran Blake with Jeanne Lee, Pierre Favre, Min Xiao Fen, Al Margolis, Alvin Lucier, Katherine Young, and more. Click here for the playlist.
December 22: It appears the snow has moved east and roads are clear to the station, so … tonight on Alternating Currents, new music from Matt Turner, Alvin Lucier, the Resonance Ensemble, and some past favorites from 2013.
December 15: Music in caves (Walter Maioli, Arsenije Jovanović, Don Cherry); music from wire fences (Jon Rose) and wind harps (Mario Bertoncini); music from lumber (Timber by Michael Gordon); music from stones (Courant des Vents by Toma Gouband).
December 8: Tom Crawford hosting the show.
December 4: Percussion extravaganza, composed and improvised.
November 24: New releases from Minor Vices, Anthony Braxton, and more, along with a tribute to Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013).
November 17: Along with our broadcast of The Bridge #2 performing at Woodland Pattern last Sunday, we will pay tribute to the memory of Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (1936-2013).
November 10: Jason hosts the show while Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #2 featuring
Abrams + Adasiewicz + Avice + Sanz + Ra.
November 3: Music by Lindsay Horner (1951-2013) and our preview of music from Joshua Abrams and Jason Adasiewicz who will perform at Woodland Pattern on November 10 as part of the transatlantic Bridge Project.
October 27: Our broadcast of the concert by VCDC at Woodland Pattern for Alternating Currents Live last Sunday evening.
strong>October 20: Jason hosts the show. VCDC plays at Woodland Pattern for Alternating Currents Live.
October 13: We’ll play our recording of the concert by Jacques Demierre and Vincent Barras beginning at 7pm. A new recording by VCDC will preview the concert by this quartet coming to Woodland Pattern next Sunday, October 20. We’ll also feature some music by Min Xiao Fen, Jerry Hunt, and the trio Skofest with Chris Burns, Amanda Schoofs, and Trevor Saint.
October 6: Jason hosts the show as Alternating Currents Live begins its Fall 2013 series at Woodland Pattern.
September 29: Music by Elizabeth Brown (for theremin), Joh Zorn (for his 60th birthday), and a brief history of sound poetry in preview of the concert by Vincent Barras and Jacques Demierre at Woodland Pattern on October 5th.
September 22: Music by Min Xiao Fen and Syvlie Courvoisier, a short introduction to sound poetry, and Ghost Trance Music by Anthony Braxton with vocalist Anne Rhodes.
September 15: Music,composed and improvised, by Sylvie Courvousier and others.
September 8: Electronic music by Brunhilde Ferrari, Clara Maida, and others … along with some new releases (for example, Cadmium Dust by the trio Skøefst) old favorites.
September 1: Joan LaBarbara performs music by Morton Feldman along with her own work and collaborations with Larry Austin and Kennith Goldsmith. Also, new recordings from Zena Parkins and Frederic Rzewski.
August 25: Wadada Leo Smith’s Occupy the World, Anthony Braxton with Taylor Ho Bynum and with Joe Morris, Anne LeBaron’s duets with Leroy Jenkins, and more.
August 18: Music by Pierre Favre, solo improvisation and ensemble composition.
August 11: Music for string and brass … to dance to: Martin Altena’s octet, Max Nagl’s ensemble, and music by Mauricio kagel and Luc Ferrari. And, Zeena Parkins’ s:c:a:t:t:e:r:i:n:g !
August 4: At 6pm, music by Ernesto Martinez, At 7pm, Cecil Taylor with Bill Dixon and Tony Oxley, then Cecil Taylor with Mat Maneri.
July 28: At 7pm, we’ll broadcast our recording of Tim Daisy’s solo concert. At 8pm, a look back at the music of James Newton and his trio with Anthony Davis and Abdul Wadud.
strong>July 21: Jason hosts the show. Tim Daisy performs live (solo percussion) at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee.
July 14: Music by percussionist Tim Daisy as a preview to his concert at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, July 21.
July 7: Our broadcast of the concert at Woodland Pattern last Sunday featuring Ernest Khabeer Dawkins and Hamid Drake. We’ll play some new releases in the first hour, then, starting at 7pm, the full concert from last week.
June 30: I’ll be at Woodland Pattern for Alternating Currents Live. Jason will be hosting the radio show with a special program on the work of Lloyd Miller. Here’s a fascinating video of Lloyd Miller’s music.
June 23: The music of Ernest Khabeer Dawkins and Hamid Drake. They will perforn together at Woodland Pattern Book Center on June 30th.
June 16: New releases from Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton, Joe McPhee, Susan Alcorn, and Ellery Eskelin, along with our preview of Ernest Dawkins and Hamid Drake concert at Woodland Pattern on June 30.
June 9: Music, new and recent, from Susan Alcorn, Ellery Eskelin, Nate Wooley, Stephen Haynes, Rob Mazurek, and others. At 8pm, Envoi by Bill Dixon.
June 2: Music by request, Morton Feldman’s Patterns in a Chromatic Field (in its entirety, from 7 until 9pm). At 6pm, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in honor of its legendary premier 100 years ago in Paris. We’ll listen to the Stefan Goldman Edit blending 146 segments from several dozen different recordings of the piece.