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Ridgewood Radio features live sets by adventurous bands and experimental musicians, recorded at clubs and galleries running along the L-train corridor through Brooklyn and Queens from Williamsburg to the Rockaways. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the blossoming Ridgewood neighborhood, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options May 16, 2018: Fractured Systems

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Fractured Systems, idiosyncratic uses of electronics and computers featuring unheard live sets by Larry Polansky & Daniel Goode with Jody Diamond & Barbara Benary, Bhob Rainey, Richard Teitelbaum, and visits by Pauline Oliveros and Woody Guthrie.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Joe Meek and The Blue Men  The Bublight   Options I Hear a New World  RPM Records  1991  I Hear a New World is a studio concept album written and produced by Joe Meek with the Blue Men, partially released as an EP in 1960. Arranged and directed by Rod Freeman. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
Eringer, Laswell, Nauseef, Stockhausen 
Suspension   Options No Matter  Metastation  2008  Music under Weinstein comments. Markus Stockhausen: trumpet, flugelhorn;  Mark Nauseef: meditation bells, gong; Kudsi Eringer: ney; Bill Laswell: fretless bass, sitar bass  
Woody Guthrie  Ranger’s Command   Options Ranger’s Command  Asch Recordings  1945  The melody is embedded in the following piece by Larry Polansky. 
Larry Polansky  Bedhaya Guthrie, Bedhaya Sadra   Options Interesting Melodies, Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  24 April 97  A series of three different melodic "morphs" between the Woody Guthrie tune "Rangers' Command" and a tune written at Polansky's request by Indonesian composer I Wayan Sadra. The morphs use Polansky’s melodic mutation software, written in HMSL. Daniel Goode, clarinet; Polansky, gongs. 
Daniel Goode  Eine Kleine...   Options Interesting Melodies, Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  24 April 97  Adapted for computer driven accompaniment, with Larry Polansky, guitar; Barbara Benary and Jody Diamond, keys and percussion: Goode, clarinet. 
Bhob Rainey  Live Set   Options WOrK series  Outpost Artists Resources  3 May 18  Rainey, laptop (SuperCollider). Concert organized by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore. 
Richard Teitelbaum  Live Set   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Intermedium  1 April 95  Teitelbaum, sampling keyboard performed with choreographer Alison Salzinger. Weinstein edit. 
Pauline Oliveros  I of IV   Options New Sounds in Electronic Music  Odyssey  1967  Made during Summer 1966 at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, using a configuration of tape recorders patched into each other so that an "automatic generation" system was created by feedback. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:01pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth, and listeners
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:03pm david w:

Hello Fred! I've got Wings on the brain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:03pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

wheeee!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:04pm steveo:

Presente. Hola.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Good afternoooon, Ridgewood!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:05pm fred:

I've you gotta play another Live and Let Die cover, you'd better make it unusual
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:06pm northguineahills:

B/c of Mary playing Weird Al, I'm now regretting my lunch culinary choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:07pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth, and Ridgewood Radio listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:08pm steveo:

i thought the joe meek might have been a strange live and let die cover at first
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:08pm i.:

Don't be afraid to speak, Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:09pm Webhamster Henry:

I had a really Ridgewoody day on Monday: I was helping with the recording of a music video at the Widow Jane Mine with Ridgewoodites Lea Bertucci and Tomeka Reid, recorded by Ben Manley!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:11pm david w:

Well, first, hello everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:12pm doctorjazz:

Hi folks!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:13pm david w:

@fred and steveo, that 100% whatever pushed me over the edge into the Meek track which I was thinking of swapping out for Branca but a jolt either way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:14pm fred:

The first time I saw Glenn Branca was a shock. It was also the closest I ever came to dying, but that was unrelated
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:14pm northguineahills:

Larry Polansky, not to be confused w/ Paul Lansky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:15pm northguineahills:

oh, cool Webhamster!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:16pm doctorjazz:

Sorry to hear about Branca, remember seeing his group in a great concert at the old Mudd Club way back in the day
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:16pm david w:

Henry, sem, ngh... glad to have you along. Hey Nehry you should send us the recording!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:17pm david w:

*Nehry nice typo... Henry! Your boddhisatva name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:17pm Webhamster Henry:

The first piece I did for the American Festival of Microtonal Music was Polansky's "Will You Miss Me?" on microtonal autoharp, which is based on an old Carter Family tune. I was also one of the NYC HMSL users, along with Nick Didkovsky, who still uses its successor, JMSL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:17pm steveo:

metaphorical edges are good
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:18pm david w:

Well drjazz, you probably bumped into Ruth during her club kid days.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:19pm david w:

@Fred... just about everybody talks about their first time with Branca. That itself is remarkable.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:21pm david w:

@i... and to everybody... Ruth won't go on mic but I will relays some call bits she told me today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:21pm Webhamster Henry:

@David It may be a while before that session appears, but I'll watch out for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:21pm fred:

Lea Bertucci is amazing. She can get me in Paris on a Sunday, and I'm glad I did
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:22pm doctorjazz:

Did Ruth knock over my drink? :)
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:23pm david w:

Ruth had silver hair and blue lipstick, if that rings anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:27pm steveo:

seems to be ringing some finger cymbals
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:28pm david w:

This gang is an offshoot of the Downtown Ensemble which has some relation to the Gamelan Son of Lion so you get that Indonesian crossover influence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:40pm fred:

I have Glenn Branca to thank for first getting me into Sonic Youth. Also Rhys Chatham
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:46pm david w:

@Fred: another crazy factoid. Sonic Youth first rehearsals were at Ruth's loft.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:47pm Webhamster Henry:

I never met Branca - although I bet he was over at A's at the same time I was at some point - but I used an interview with him as the basis of a piece I did in 1988:
www.echonyc.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:50pm fred:

I saw a band called Senyawa last week. Pretty cool instruments. An amplified tube that reminded me of instrument used in Madagascar and Timor
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:50pm david w:

Ah, Henry. You dipped into that Cage/Branca feud!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:52pm david w:

Thanks, Fred. I just peeked at Senyawa, have to check that out.
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Let it Rhain!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:54pm david w:

Dr. Doug!
Avatar    Wed. 5/16/18 3:55pm βrian:

Oh, here's everybody out behind the shed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:56pm fred:

@David: I can probably get you in touch with them if you're interested, but that would be on my own unconnected time, until I meet the right people, which could take hours or months
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:57pm northguineahills:

I only saw Branca twice, once at Tonic in the early 2000s and once (I believe) on the Lincoln Center property (can't remember which venue) a few years later.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:58pm david w:

Apparently Senyawa played at Pioneer Works so they're in our orbit here yay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 3:58pm northguineahills:

I only know Bhob Rainey for his sax work, primarily w/ nmperign
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 3:59pm david w:

Rainey started showing this solo electronics stuff just this last year with an album on Anomia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:19pm Sem:

Synapes fully engaged. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:20pm coelacanth∅:

Hello!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:21pm david w:

Psychotropic canapés?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:23pm Sem:

You're offering?
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:24pm david w:

coelacanth∅ hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:24pm Webhamster Henry:

I guess we have to imagine the choreography!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:25pm david w:

The original concert blurb promised "goofy/serious dance"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:26pm fred:

"choreographer" mentioned so we're missing part of the show there
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:32pm fred:

I already got a ticket for a dance performance set to Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. I might get another if I can get a different angle
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:33pm david w:

Yeah, Ridgewood TV just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:34pm david w:

@fred: who was the choreographer that made spinning dervish dances to Music for 18? Tip of my tongue....
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:43pm david w:

Laura Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:44pm fred:

@david: I'm such a Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker fan that I can't even think of another choreographer doing something with 18. There's a section I first felt as fast and now feel as slow, because of her.
Also: I saw my favorite dancer (Cynthia Loemij) slip and almost fall during that piece, but she recovered seamlessly. I can't even explain what that moment meant to me (or that dancer)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:47pm fred:

This Pauline Oliveros track is wonderful
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm ET):

Yeah, it's pretty special
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:51pm david w:

That's because Kenzo is the love child of Pauline O and Wu-Tang Clan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:53pm northguineahills:

So, I shouldn't fuck w/ Kenzo?

What time is your show, Kenzo?
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:53pm david w:

@fred: de Keersmaeker no question, a treasure. The Laura Dean/Reich collab goes back 30 years.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:54pm david w:

Kenzo in 5 minutes.
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:56pm david w:

G'night all. Enjoyed this. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:56pm northguineahills:

Now I want Kenzo to mix in Pauline and Wu-Tang (maybe next week?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks david!
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm ET):

On my list to discover maybe during
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever, Wed. 5-7pm ET):

Coming up now on Drummer stream: Brand new live radio sound collage this week! "Great Green Wall," episode #590. Hundreds of samples blended spontaneously on the air in the radio studio. Words, loops, dreams, messages, mysteries.

Come live chat and get lost! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:57pm Sem:

This show is always a treat for me, being so completely ignorant about what I hear.
Happy I have a chance to learn something, David, and all Ridgewood Radio folk. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 4:57pm fred:

I've seen Rosas more than 50 times. I don't think I've seen any music performer 20 times
Avatar Wed. 5/16/18 4:58pm david w:

Wow, great last thoughts. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 5/16/18 5:50pm coelacanth∅:

(Thanks David)
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