Wednesday at 11:30 pm
From Ark to Microchip
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
Solar Flare: Sun Ra Riffs The Blues Kansas City Style February 4, 2015 | 11:30 pm
Sun Ra and the Cosmo-Myth Arkestra are featured here exploring Kansas City style jump-blues as influenced by their many gigs at rib joints, lofts, dance halls and theaters in the Midwest in the 1980s.
Parker’s Planet 1: Yardbird in the Space Age February 11, 2015 | 11:30 pm
"A totally new, inspirational way of thinking—a fresh, freedom-loving and articulate voice, as diaphanous as mist and as hard as nails—came shimmering up the river from twilit New Orleans, threading smokily through R-and-B Oklahoma, and then, once energized by an onslaught of Saint-Vitus like dance rhythms, transformed violin-laced Kansas City theater orchestras into havens for madly-syncopating, blues-inflecting tone poets…”—Jay Mandeville
Parker’s Planet 3: Yardbird in the Space Age (Premiere Broadcast) February 25, 2015 | 11:30 pm
Featuring Maggie LePique (LA jazz radio host), Rhondda Francis, Tony Allard, and Jeff Harshbarger (jazz bass master and KKFI jazz host).
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.