May 26: Music by MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) alongs with recent sounds from Lou Cohen (new on Pogus), Katherine Young, Coppice, and others.
May 19: Our broadcast on the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet at Woodland Pattern, Sunday, May 5th. Since the first set runs a bit longer than 1 hour, we’ll begin the concert broadcast at 6:50. The second set will begin promptly at 8:00.
May 12: Jason hosts the show. Our broadcast of Hanah Jon Taylor’s Woodland Pattern performance will be on on May 19.
May 5: Jason hosts the show. Alternating Currents Live at Woodland Pattern Book Center features the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet.
May 12: Jason hosts the show.
April 28: In the midst of WMSE’s Spring membership drive, we’ll preview the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet performing at Woodland Pattern next Sunday, play some new releases and some old favorites (including music for strings by Max Roach and Taylor Ho Bynum).
April 21: At 6pm, the music of Dean Drummond (1949-2013). At 7pm, an interview with Scott Johnson and Alexei Easton about their Hey John project. At 8pm, our preview of the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet performing at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, May 5th.
April 14: Recent music by Mike Reed and Roscoe Mitchell along with our broadcast of Syntjuntan’s concert at Woodland Pattern last Sunday evening.
April 7: Jason hosts the show.
March 31: In preview of their Alternating Currents Live concert on Sunday, April 7, music by Syntjuntan along with, in honor of Cecil Taylor’s 84th birthday, selections from The Owner of the River Bank (Cecil Taylor with the Italian Instabile Orchestra).
March 24: New releases, along with music by Syntjuntan (coming to Alternating Currents Live on April 7), and the ensemble AMM.
March 17: Electronic music, new and old, recorded live or produced in a studio.
March 10: Music by pianist/composer Aki Takase, improvised and composed music by Leroy Jenkins, and some music from Hafez Modirzadeh’s Post-Chromodal Out (on Pi Recordings from 2012).
March 3: New solo music by Nicole Mitchell (Engraved in the Wind) along with music by the Revolutionary Ensemble, Richard Teitelbaum, and more.
February 24: At 6pm, music by Sun Ra in New York, 1965-67, including music from the ‘strange strings’ sessions. At 8pm, strings and reeds from Mary Oliver, Charlotte Hug, Phil Wachsmann and more. At 8pm, Butch Morris’ Conduction #25 (the Akbank Conduction) in Istambul, Turkey in October of 1992.
February 17: Music by Brunhild Ferrari and Luc Ferrari (new on Sub Rosa) and some ‘anecdotal’ music from Luc Ferrari. Here is a clip of Luc Ferrari and Otomo Yoshihide performing together.
February 10: No broadcast. Power out in downtown Milwaukee.
February 3: The music of Lawrence “Butch” Morris (February 10, 1947–January 29, 2013). Here are two excellent radio pieces on Butch Morris’ work.
January 27: Sounds of the 70s (all vinyl favorites). At 6pm, music by Bobby Hutcherson, Joseph Jarman, Dewey Redman and others. At 7pm, Oliver Lake with strings. At 8pm, Roswell Rudd with the Jazz Composers Orchestra.
January 20: The music of Kaija Saariaho including Laterna Magica, Orion and Maa.
January 13: Electronic music by Bernard Parmegiani (including Chants Magnetiques and L’Oeil encoute from the 1970s) along with selections from Tensions At The Vanguard – New Music From Peru (1948-1979) (new on Pogus).
January 6: At 6pm, new music from Dave Gelting, the Phantom Orchard Orchestra, and Guillermo Gregorio. At 7pm, a selection of very old sound recordings recently reissued by Dust-to-Digital as Pictures of Sound. At 8pm, selections from Texturen by Katherina Rosenberger.
December 30: More favorite recordings from 2012 including selections from a new double lp set from Milwaukee bassist Dave Gelting, something new on the Milwaukee label Utech Records, a new recording from Miranda Cuckson and Christopher Burns of music by Luigi Nono, and – in this year-end review – CDs by Evan Parker, Eric Revis (with Jason Moran and Ken Vandrmark), and other surprises.
December 23: Our guest co-host will be John Corbett (Downbeat, the Chicago Reader) for a review of favorite music from 2012.
December 16: Music for komungo and kayagum, two versions of Korean zither, inlcuding performances by Jin Hi Kim and Sang Won Park. Here’s one more performance from Jin Hi Kim on the electric komungo. The accompanying instrument is generally the changgo, heard here as solo percussion.
December 9: Our broaadcast of James Falzone’s concert at Woodland Pattern last Sunday, along with music by the Hear in Now Trio, Frank Rosaly, and Morton Feldman (his opera Neither, in our third hour of the show).
December 2: Jason hosts the show while James Falzone performs for Alternating Currents Live at Woodland Pattern.
November 25: The music of James Falzone in preview of his concert at Woodland Pattern on December 2nd.
November 18: Watershed, recorded live at Woodland Pattern last Sunday, along with more music by the ensemble’s leader, Denis Fournier.
November 11: Jason hosts the show as Watershed performs at Woodland Pattern.
November 4: The music of Nicole Mitchell in preview of her concert at Woodland Pattern in the quintet Watershed on November 11.