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
Truman Thanksgiving November 23, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Truman re-enactor Raymond Starzmann returns to the future with Dwight Frizzell and Francis Ford Coppola. Richard Nixon is resurrected and plays a cruel joke on Harry Truman just like he did in 1969 at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.
Visual Music November 30, 2016 | 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.
Counterclock Worlds of Philip K. Dick, Part 1 December 7, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Always behind his plot smokescreen of extraterrestrials, future societies, machine paradigms, and counterclock worlds is a full-blown religio-mystic outlook, a theory of reality as we experience it outside fiction—in day-to-day encounters that posit a just-around-the-corner arcanum of phantasmal migrations into the no-longer-future and the unbecoming past.
Divine Sparks: Gnostic Voices from Nag Hammadi to Berkeley December 21, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Voices released from ancient hidden texts…Voices of living information that slumbered in the buried codices at Nag Hammadi for centuries…Ancient voices of a Plasmate living through us as information. With Arnold Young as Gnostic guide Philip K. Dick, Bill Dye as the voice of the Plasmate, and Gerald Trimble’s cittern.
John Cage 2nd Century September 14, 2016 | 11:30 pm
From Ark To Microchip playfully eavesdrops on the chance-taking sonic excursions of six present-day dream-questers in the Cagean tradition of the unexpected and the indeterminate—Pat Clancy, Ellen Zweig, Cliff Baldwin, Jeffrey Ruckman, Ed Herrmann & Dwight Frizzell.
Indeterminate Moments with John Cage September 7, 2016 | 11:30 pm
The life of John Cage produced in the style of his radio work, complete with bifurcating timeline. With performance artists Ellen Zweig and Tony Allard. Written by Dwight Frizzell and Jay Mandeville. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dawn of the Elvisians August 10, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Dancing on the coat tails of an esoteric stream of religious healers, Gnostic agencies and dancingsaviors, Elvis Presley is omnipresent in his voice and its intoned physicality. With original music by Gerald Trimble, singer Rhondda Francis, and reportage by Laura Spencer (Arts Reporter).
Laika or Not? July 27, 2016 | 11:30 pm
The space dog Laika, of humble origin, blessed with only a Christian name, bred and housebroken on the amber steppes of Mother Russia, was a simple unpretentious canine that would soon be world famous for her daring exploits and globe‐spanning heartbeat telecasts.
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.