Wednesday at 11:30 pm

From Ark to Microchip

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The provocative “From Ark to Microchip” mixes commentary, dramatic re-enactment, original music, historic voices, audio art and sound effects in a pan-historical, pan-cultural milieu. Programs in The From Ark to Microchip series have received a Golden Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, an Audio Works Special Selection, a Peabody Award (as part of Lost & Found Sounds) and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Featured Ark luminaries—

  • Charles Darwin, Philip K. Dick, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Diamanda Galas, Elvis Presley, Mary Shelley, Erik Satie, Sun Ra, Emanuel Swedenborg, Harry S. Truman, Orson Welles, among others

Featured Ark performers—

  • Thomas Aber, Tony Allard, Liz Amsbry, Cliff Baldwin, Black Crack Revue, Hafiza Capehart, Don Cherry, Patrick Clancy, William Easton, Betse Ellis, Rich Fish, Rhondda Francis, Rodney Franks, Chuck Haddix, Michael Henry, Ed Herrmann, Kristin Miltner, Charlie Morrow, newEar, Bruce Prince-Joseph, Warren Rosser, Yoshiko Sato, Joey Skidmore, Raymond Starzmann, Gerald Trimble, Jeffrey Ruckman, Ellen Zweig, among others
Upcoming episodes

The Other Side of Orson April 29, 2015 | 11:30 pm

Orson Welles’s lesser known projects such as It’s All True, Othello and The Other Side of the Wind are re-staged in radiophonic space. With Bill Dye as Orson Welles.

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Hidden Touch: Orson Welles Birthday Special May 6, 2015 | 11:30 pm

The Hall of Mirrors shatters and Orson Welles multiples through his own alternative endings to Citizen Kane, and the dark recesses in Touch of Evil.

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Harry’s Shadow May 13, 2015 | 11:30 pm

“…a bittersweet goodbye by a famous man to his boyhood home.”‐‐Francis Ford Coppola. Received Peabody Award as part of Lost & Found Sound.

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Thus Spake Ra May 20, 2015 | 11:30 pm

Narrated by cosmo‐jazz master Sun Ra himself as assembled from rare interviews from 1979‐1992. Music, songs and space‐chants are provided by Sun Ra and his Astro‐Infinity Arkestra with June Tyson, John Gilmore & Marshall Allen.

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Dwight Frizzell

Dwight Frizzell is an internationally recognized artist whose interdisciplinary work combines video, performance, installation, music, audio art and writing. He has been producing the “From Ark to Microchip” series with Jay Mandeville since 1984.

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Jay Mandeville | Email me

Jay Mandeville, host of "From Ark to Microchip," is a poet, essayist, editor, voice actor, and erstwhile
jazz crooner, is a native Kansas Citian, and currently resituated in
Independence, Missouri.

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