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
New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, Part 1 June 3, 2015 | 11:30 pm
A musical and metaphysical history of the cosmo-jazz master Sun Ra from his mythical origins in Ancient Egypt through his childhood in depression-era Birmingham, Alabama, to his Afro-Futurist quest with Fletcher Henderson in 1950s Chicago
New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, part 2 June 10, 2015 | 11:30 pm
The life and times of Sun Ra from his experiments with new electronic keyboards in the ‘50s to the stellar performances in 1960’s New York City.
New Ring Around Saturn: The Legacy of Sun Ra, part 3 June 24, 2015 | 11:30 pm
Sun Ra’s cosmic journey takes us into the Beyond as June Tyson joins the Arkestra for performances at the Great Pyramid of Giza, & in New York City & Oakland, California.
Dreamland Diaries (PREMIERE) July 8, 2015 | 11:30 pm
The purported saucer crash in 1947 Roswell is investigated in this mind-bending documentary by Rhondda Francis and Dwight Frizzell, complete with Space Alien parade and in-person interview with the late Glenn Dennis who saw the crash debris.
Solar Flare: Sun Ra Riffs The Blues Kansas City Style July 29, 2015 | 11:30 pm
If jazz is happiness, as Sun Ra contends, then the blues is a vehicle for transformation—the pathway to rise above the unenlightened savagery of the terrestrial sphere.
Parker’s Planet: Yardbird in the Space Age, Part 3 August 26, 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..."
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.