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Program 567: Electric Guitar Music

KALW Broadcast Date: August 2, 2019 | Host: Mark Abramson

This hour, we’re going to hear a surprising variety of styles of music made with electric guitars. In the upcoming set there will be a jazz flavored work by Nels Cline and Julian Lage, and an experimental work by rockers Kim Gordon (ex Sonic Youth) and Bill Nace, who work together under the name Body/Head. But first we’ll hear a collaborative piece by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, the title track from their 1975 album Evening Star. This program also includes work by Bay Area native Bill Orcutt, Arto Lindsey, Elliot Sharp, and Rhys Chatham.

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Title: Ol’ Man River (2017)
Composer: Bill Orcutt
Performers: Bill Orcutt
Recording Title: Bill Orcutt (2017)
Record Label: Palilalia Records
Catalog Number: PAL-048


Title: Evening Star
Composer: Robert Fripp, Brian Eno
Performers: Robert Fripp, guitar; Brian Eno, loops and synthesizer
Recording Title: Evening Star (1975)
Record Label: Opal Records
Catalog Number: DGM0516


Title: You Don’t Need
Composer: Kim Gordon, Bill Nace
Performers: Body/Head
Recording Title: The Switch (2018)
Record Label: Matador Records
Catalog Number: OLE-1361-2


Title: Abstract
Composer: Nels Cline, Julian Lage
Performers: Nels Cline, guitar; Julian Lage, guitar
Recording Title: Room (2014)
Record Label: Mack Avenue Records
Catalog Number: MACK1091


Title: Meditation Upon Propaganda
Composer: Fred Frith
Performers: Fred Frith
Recording Title: Propaganda (1987)
Record Label: Fred Records/ReR Megacorp
Catalog Number: ReR/FRO 13


Title: Arto vs. Arto
Composer: Arto Lindsay
Performers: Arto Lindsay
Recording Title: Cuidado Madame (2017)
Record Label: Northern Spy Records
Catalog Number: NS 090


Title: GevSong
Composer: Elliott Sharp
Performers: Elliott Sharp
Recording Title: Momentum Anomaly (2013)
Record Label: New Atlantis Records
Catalog Number: n/a


Title: Harmonie du Soir
Composer: Rhys Chatham
Performers: Unknown
Recording Title: Harmonie du Soir (2013)
Record Label: Northern Spy Records
Catalog Number: NS 048

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