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
KCAI’s Visual Music May 2, 2018 | 11:30 pm
Collective grooves from visual artists at the Kansas City Art Institute—Emma Daffin, Matt Johnson, Lila Ferber, Cory Ferriera, Dwight Frizzell, Sebastian Thomas, Ian Turpin and Joey Watson. Areas represented: Painting, Filmmaking, Sculpture, Interactive Arts, Illustration, Fiber, Ceramics, Artspace and Social Practice.
Truman on Energy May 16, 2018 | 11:30 pm
From plowing Grandview fields with a bull‐tongue, to crafting the Rural Electrification Act, to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki…Harry S. Truman re‐enactor Raymond Starzmann explores energy policy from the past with implications for our future.
Thus Spake Ra May 23, 2018 | 11:30 pm
Narrated by cosmo‐jazz master Sun Ra himself from 1979‐1992 interviews. Music, songs and space‐chants are provided by Sun Ra and his Astro‐Infinity Arkestra with June Tyson, John Gilmore & Marshall Allen. Portions of this program were recorded with Sun Ra in Kansas City.
“The light of the future casts the shadows of tomorrow.”—Sun Ra
Hidden Touch, Missing Kane and Other Orsonic Dilemmas April 18, 2018 | 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.
Contacting the Other: Amazing Psychotropic Tales April 4, 2018 | 11:30 pm
Psycho-active plants are us and we are them. Contacting the other is just a mirror, but looking within may surprise us by its strangeness with detailed ear-witness reports from: Anais Nin, Aldous Huxley, Mezz Mezzrow, Henri Michaux, and Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.
WorldMix Montreal March 28, 2018 | 11:30 pm
Tony Allard, Dwight Frizzell and their community of artist-collaborators abandon the borders of territory for a more democratic, less corporate space-time for collective intelligence. This global network of performances was presented at the 3rd Manifestation Electronic Arts Festival hosted by Champ Libre in Montreal, Canada.
Irish Wilderness March 14, 2018 | 11:30 pm
“Part composition, part hörspiel...The Irish Wilderness uses field recordings of the ‘wondrous springs’ of Ripley and Oregon counties, Missouri, interleaved with ‘traditional tunes known to the Irish Catholics (circa 1859)’ to document the tragic history of the Irish settlers...”--Dan Warburton, Signal to Noise.
Circle of Love: The Soul‐Journey of Emanuel Swedenborg February 14, 2018 | 11:30 pm
“Taller than the others this man walked among them, at a distance, now and then calling the angels by their secret names. He would see that which earthly eyes do not see: The fierce geometry, the crystal labyrinth of God and the sordid milling of infernal delights.” ‐-JL Borges
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.