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A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 26 years, weaving mesmerizing new soundscapes from found and collected materials right in the present moment.
Pop music, speeches, live phone calls and spontaneous monologues become ambient loopy layered threads riding the liminal spaces between waking and dreaming. (Visit homepage.)
April 1, 2020: It Can Be Simple (witnessing) (Show #662/707) | Download MP3
Everything easier, long drones, a story monologue, collage play near end.
With: Pythagoron, Brian Eno, Seconds, True Romance, Stars of the Lid, Leyland Kirby, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ken.
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|Artist||Track||Album||Year||Comments||New / Special||Approx. start time|
|Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza||It Can Be Simple (witnessing)||Show #662, from July 17, 2019||2019||0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Pythagoron™||Untitled (1)||Pythagoron||1977||0:00:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Pythagoron™||Untitled (2)||Pythagoron||1977||0:20:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||So simple today||2019||* ***||0:40:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Brian Eno||New Space Music||Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) (Expanded Edition)||2014||0:41:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||Young lovers monologue||2019||
Everywhere I go, people are talking. They're just talking. I'm not sure if they're talking about anything.
Last night, they talked and talked, up into an almost frenzied anxiety. And suddenly, there wasn't any talking. Suddenly, it was very sudden, no talking at all.
I thought maybe I heard...liquidy sounds...touching, sticking, rubbing...sounds of contact... It cast the talking in a new light. Maybe they didn't want to be talking at all.
I wondered what that transitional moment looked like. Who began it? And had that been the plan all along? Or was it just a plan for one of them? Maybe one of them really wanted to talk. The other one just wanted to feel. So they implicitly agreed to do both, take turns.
They closed the door. Not for very long. It wasn't much longer. And then she showed him to the door, and said goodnight. I didn't notice that he said anything. It didn't seem like they talked about it. I'm not sure how they felt. Satisfied, tired, desirous, in a trance, finished, infinite.
They've been here for about 20 years. Maybe they'll be here for another 60 more. I wonder what else they'll find to talk about. And what ways they'll find to move together. And who else they'll find out that they are. And how often will they feel complete, how often will they be striving, how often will they feel infinite. Maybe everything they know will be gone. And they'll be learning anew. They'll be adapting. And they'll be regressing. They'll be playing games, designed to keep them comfortable, and to relive their childhood, to relive their twentyhood. Maybe they'll always remember this night. Maybe he'll remember everything that was said. Maybe she'll remember everything that was felt. Or maybe only you'll remember.
I'm waiting up for you. I'm sitting around the corners. I'm off in the edges. I'm just waiting quietly. And I'm witnessing with curiosity, with kindness. I'm also trying to figure it all out. Maybe I'll be here for 60 more years. And maybe I'll remember this, and what was said, and what was felt.
Thank you for witnessing.
|* ***||0:41:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||Identification (waiting right around the edge)||2019||I'll keep going until I'm done.||* ***||0:49:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Brian Eno||New Space Music||Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) (Expanded Edition)||2014||0:51:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||Find the way to make everything easier. It can be simple. You can decide.||2019||Just a few things, just a few people, just what's right around you right now.||* ***||1:00:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||Identification||2019||1:01:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Brian Eno||New Space Music||Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) (Expanded Edition)||2014||1:05:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Carly Rae Jepsen||Call Me Maybe (pitch and speed shifted)||Layered with Brian Eno||1:32:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Brian Eno||New Space Music||Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) (Expanded Edition)||2014||1:40:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||Constrasts to simplicity. Up all night waiting in the shadows||2019||I said good morning as she came from her morning run with her dog. The sun was behind her, rising. She glistened. She'd been running in the morning heat with her dog, as I headed off towards bed, up all night waiting in the shadows.||* ***||1:40:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||What else is left to do?||2019||The alarm goes off. All the time's up. And then it goes quiet again. What else could I do? What else is left to do? There's nothing. Just nothing. There's nothing left.||* ***||1:42:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Will Geer, Rock Hudson (actors), Lewis John Carlino (screenplay), David Ely (novel), John Frankenheimer (director)||I sure hoped you'd made it, find your dream come true||Seconds||1966||(Maybe I never had a dream.) Life is built on wishes, and you've gotta keep plugging away at them. You can't give up, and you can't let the mistakes jeopardize the dream.||1:45:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Stars of the Lid||Another Ballad for Heavy Lids||1:49:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Leyland Kirby||This is the Story of Paradise Lost||Eager To Tear Apart The Stars||2011||(Possibly No Longer Distance)||1:49:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Murray Hamilton (written by Lewis John Carlino, David Ely)||I had to find out where I went wrong (it's going to be different from now on)||Seconds||1966||1:50:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Leyland Kirby||No Longer Distance Than Death||Eager To Tear Apart The Stars||2011||(Possibly This is the Story)||1:51:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||It's almost too late to start||2019||* ***||1:53:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Patricia Arquette (actor), Quentin Tarantino (writer), Hans Zimmer (music), Tony Scott (director)||Sometimes it goes the other way, too||True Romance||1993||Amid the chaos of that day||1:53:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Ken||That's it; as disjoint as reality||2019||* ***||1:55:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Leyland Kirby||No Longer Distance Than Death||Eager To Tear Apart The Stars||(Possibly This is the Story)||1:56:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Arturo en el Barco||Beth Dorris||Music for Students||2005||(Not in archive)|