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
Phenomenological Telephone: Guest Vocalist Patricia Johnson February 10, 2016 | 11:30 pm
The anonymous quality of the phone operator profession encouraged the subversive instincts the earliest generation of hacks, or as they came to be called, hackers. Using the system against itself was a primary ingredient of the communication revolution from its very advent…
“Inaudible Postscript”: Special Selection Award, Hear Now Festival February 24, 2016 | 11:30 pm
A mental sphere is exponentially thickening...complexifying, expanding in space, increasing in conversant depth, more compact within, absorbing energy in its syntheses from without, and joining the cephalic thrust of human energy itself.
Sonic Force: Performed By newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble March 23, 2016 | 11:30 pm
“Flaring motors and snorting exhaust…blurring the lines between music and machine.” --Andrew Miller, The Pitch
Big Scary Momo Show With Legendary Rocker Joey Skidmore March 30, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Cryptozoological roundup of Sasquatches, and Momo (Missouri Monster).
This Audible Earth: Featuring Kansas City Art Institute Students April 6, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Making the inaudible audible—with sound artists Kristin Miltner, Lisa Ramsey, Kristian Ball, Beniah Leuske, Jennie Pakradooni, Kristie Drew and Leja Goodman.
Sonic Séance for Thomas Hart Benton April 13, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Recorded in Benton’s own studio on his 125th anniversary—with Rev. William Bradley (saw), Joseph Watson (didgeridoo), Molly Dillon (trombone), Colin Ziha (jembe), Zak Voss (percussion), & Dwight Frizzell (harmonica, flute, WX5).
Solar Flare: Sun Ra Riffs The KC Blues May 25, 2016 | 11:30 pm
If jazz is happiness, as Sun Ra says, then the blues is a vehicle for transformation—the pathway to rise above the unenlightened savagery of the terrestrial sphere. Sun Ra & the Cosmo-Myth Arkestra re-energize the KC jump-blues in their Midwest gigs at rib joints, lofts, dance halls and theaters in the 1980s. With Chuck Haddix, author of Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop.
Electric Dialect: Featuring Electronic Composer Ed Herrmann February 3, 2016 | 11:30 pm
Electricity, that invisible, inner, sexual and mysterious fire transferred between bodies, transports us to a time when old technologies were new.
Circle of Love: The Soul‐Journey of Emanuel Swedenborg January 27, 2016 | 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
WorldMix Nagoya: From the Intl’ Symposium on Electronic Art in Japan January 13, 2016 | 11:30 pm
The audio ecology of Nagoya, Japan, reaches galactic space..a time-capsule…a magnetic fossil.
WorldMix Montreal: From Champ Libre’s 3rd Manifestation in Canada January 6, 2016 | 11:30 pm
International gene-splicer Tony Allard and a community of young artists abandon the borders of territory for a more democratic, less corporate space-time. The soundscapes of Montreal, Kansas City, and the world mingle in this collective-intelligence net.
Divine Sparks: Gnostic Voices from Nag Hammadi to Berkeley December 16, 2015 | 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.
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.