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Program 735: Improvisors and Poetry

KALW Broadcast Date: April 2, 2023 | Host: Ed Herrmann

A profusion of improvisors, mostly from the Bay Area, combining and recombining in overlapping groups. Forget the Venn diagram, just enjoy the magic as Gino Robair, Tania Chen, Henry Kaiser, Tom Djll, Wadada Leo Smith, François Wong, William Winant, Cheryl Leonard, Kyle Bruckmann, Theresa Wong, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Harrison Bankhead, Andrew Raffo Dewar, John Butcher, John Shiurba, Fabrizio Bozzi Fenu, and Bryan Day spin their ephemeral creations. Plus, in celebration of Poetry Month, some spoken word, invented languages, and poetry by Sterling Plumpp, Michael Rothenberg, David Mahler, Beth Anderson, Ron Heglin, Lorin Benedict, and Phil Minton.

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Andrew Raffo Dewar Ekphrasis Suite

Title: Ekphrasis Suite I
Composer: Andrew Raffo Dewar
Performers: Andrew Raffo Dewar, Kyle Bruckmann, Gino Robair, John Shiurba
Recording Title: Ekphrasis Suite
Record Label: Rastascan Records
Catalog Number: BRD 075

Album Cover

Title: Myriameter
Composer: n/a
Performers: Euphotic (Cheryl Leonard, Tom Djll, Bryan Day)
Recording Title: Conjugate Regions
Record Label: IKUISUUS
Catalog Number: IKASUS-117

Error Connection

Title: Unsafe As Milk
Composer: n/a
Performers: François Wong, Gino Robair, Fabrizio Bozzi Fenu
Recording Title: Error Connection
Record Label: Rastascan Records
Catalog Number: BRD 071

Tender Buttons

Title: A violent luck and a whole sample and even then quiet
Composer: n/a
Performers: Tender Buttons (Tania Chen, Tom Djll, Gino Robair)
Recording Title: an established color and cunning
Record Label: Rastascan Records
Catalog Number: BRD 072

Ocean of Storms

Title: Bay of Honor
Composer: n/a
Performers: Tania Chen, Henry Kaiser, Wadada Leo Smith, William Winant
Recording Title: Ocean of Storms
Record Label: Fractal
Catalog Number: 2016-064

Ron Helgin, Lorin Benedict, Duos and Solos

Title: Duo I, Duo II
Composer: n/a
Performers: Ron Heglin & Lorin Benedict
Recording Title: Duos and Solos
Record Label: Artifact
Catalog Number: art 3006

Beth Anderson "Namely" CD cover

Title: Meredith Monk
Composer: Beth Anderson
Performer: Beth Anderson
Recording Title: Namely
Record Label: Other Minds
Catalog Number: OM 1027-2

Ron Helgin, Lorin Benedict, Duos and Solos

Title: Duo IV
Composer: n/a
Performers: Ron Heglin & Lorin Benedict
Recording Title: Duos and Solos
Record Label: Artifact
Catalog Number: art 3006

Beth Anderson "Namely" CD cover

Title: Charlotte Moorman
Composer: Beth Anderson
Performer: Beth Anderson
Recording Title: Namely
Record Label: Other Minds
Catalog Number: OM 1027-2

Blasphemious Fragments

Title: Blue night. In the darkness of the dome they wait
Composer: n/a
Performers: Phil Minton, John Butcher, Gino Robair
Recording Title: Blasphemious Fragments
Record Label: Rastascan Records
Catalog Number: BRD 076

Lions & Fireflies

Title: Look What We Have Done, Fury of the Imperfect Metaphor, Wrecking Crew After Parkland
Composer: n/a
Performers: Henry Kaiser & Michael Rothenberg
Recording Title: Lions & Fireflies
Record Label: Ramble Records
Catalog Number: RAM-106CD

David Mahler Hearing Fragments

Title: Who I Just Adored
Composer: David Mahler
Performer: Sherry Markovitz
Recording Title: Hearing Voices
Record Label: Tzadik
Catalog Number: TZ 7064

Fred Anderson Timeless

Title: Timeless
Composer: Anderson/Bankhead/Drake
Performers: Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake
Recording Title: Fred Anderson Timeless
Record Label: Delmark
Catalog Number: DE-568

Ornate With Smoke

Title: Ornate With Smoke
Composer: Sterling Plumpp (poet)
Performer: Sterling Plumpp
Recording Title: Ornate With Smoke (book)
Record Label: Third World Press
Catalog Number: ISBN 0-88378-198-0

Theresa Wong: Practicing Sands

Title: open sea
Composer: Theresa Wong
Performer: Theresa Wong
Recording Title: Practicing Sands
Record Label: fo’c’sle
Catalog Number: FCSL-006

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