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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, 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 October 4, 2017: Practical Magic

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David Tudor. Rainforest IV. Setup with toddler, 1976, Pierre Cardin Studio, Paris. Photo Ralph Jones

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Michel Waizwisz  Radio Oranje   Options Michel Waizwisz  Stichtung STEIM  1995  The Dutch composer (1949-2008), electronics wiz, and director of STEIM, the Amsterdam think tank for music technology. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Recordings  2016  Ridgewood Radio theme 
Music behind DJ:
Jalan Jiwo (Clock Mode)   Options Gamelatron Installation  Clocktower Gallery  2012  Music behind DJ. A. Taylor Kuffner's robotic gamelan installation at the Clocktower Gallery. 
Ranjit Bhatnagar  Singing Room for a Shy Person   Options Ranjit Bhatnagar Installation  Clocktower Gallery  2013  The Singing Room is a place for anyone to sing freely and in public. Visitors are invited to sing in a small sound proof room. As they sing, the robotic musical instruments outside of the room (guitar, accordion, percussion), abstractly interpret their singing. At the end of the segment we hear Satie's Vexations, programmed by Bhatnagar for his Vexbot piano. 
Laetitia Sonami  Live Set   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Audio Archive  2000  The composer utilizing the "Lady's Glove", a lace glove embedded with sensors and circuits that control a bank of sounds. 
Earshot  Installation Sampler   Options Outpost Artists Resources    2017  Outpost's interactive sound sculpture show, organized by Mia Wendel-DiLallo and Ruth Kahn, with Nina Behrle, Margaret Noble, Irina Jasnowski Pascual, Jen Kutler, Cecilia Lopez, Julia Stoddard, Ken Butler, Matthew D. Gantt, Ethan Primason, Tim Spelios, Stuart Lantry, Skip Laplante. On view, September 22 - October 15, 2017. 
Brian Eno   1/1   Options Music For Airports  Polydor Records  1978  Muzak for a new generation 
David Tudor & Takehisa Kosugi  Rainforest I   Options David Tudor - Rainforest   Mode Records  1998  Recorded in New Delhi, India 1990, created in 1968. 
Edgard Varèse  Poème électronique   Options Varèse  Philips  1960  Created for the Philips Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair utilizing over 300 speakers and dozens of channels of sound. 
Lucky Dragons  Ooga Booga   Options Sumi Ink Club  Clocktower Gallery  2012  Soundtrack for Sumi Ink Club, a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck (the collaborative partnership, Lucky Dragons ). 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Webhamster Henry:

The little mousies announce another Ridgewood Radio Show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Stanley:

A left turn on this show and you'd be facing back where you started.
I think.
Avatar 3:06pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth, Henry, Stanley, and other listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Webhamster Henry:

Hey Ranjit, are you listening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm doctorjazz:

Hi-as my daughter would say, this is Gamel-licious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm steveo:

hello David; interesting show so far!
Avatar 3:08pm fred:

STEIM is such an important place. I heard their survival was dicey some years ago, but the lack of alarming emails since is a good sign
Avatar 3:11pm weinstein:

I worry about STEIM too. We should check up on them.
Avatar 3:13pm weinstein:

Welcome everybody... I'm a little backassward today, as Stanley noted. But the music will not be damaged by my clumsiness!
Avatar 3:15pm Sem Chumbo:

Hello, DW, and all.
Avatar 3:17pm weinstein:

Hello Sem, join the ruckus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Webhamster Henry:

Vexations sound good on tines!
Avatar 3:30pm weinstein:

Vexations the perfect vehicle to program to auto-play. Though the concert version is something you must do once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Webhamster Henry:

You hear that mash up of Music for Airports and Metal Machine Music?
Avatar 4:06pm weinstein:

Must check that out!
Avatar 4:07pm fred:

I had never heard Music For Airports and was curious about it. Not my thing
Avatar 4:11pm weinstein:

Wow Fred. Maybe in the right airport?
Avatar 4:15pm northguineahills:

When they did Brian Eno's Music for Airports at JFK, a bunch of hipster kids left a drunken mess at the terminal it was performed (It might have been a NY Post article).
Avatar 4:19pm northguineahills:

I don't think I've heard this version of Rainforest.

@fred: I'm a sucker for all of Eno's 70s ambient pieces.
Avatar 4:19pm fred:

@David: You might have hit upon my issue: flying is risky for me because of ear trouble, so I'm unfamiliar with airports. That's probably why I miss the point
Avatar 4:22pm fred:

Rainforest, though, that's more my thing
Avatar 4:27pm weinstein:

Maybe its a complexity thing because both are arguably ambient.
Avatar 4:34pm northguineahills:

The Philip's Pavilion was the image for my first cd.
Avatar 4:36pm weinstein:

The book to read and look at is Space Calculated in Seconds, I believe. Impossible to find.
Avatar 4:39pm northguineahills:

Poème électronique was on the 8 cd comp for my music literature class I took as a freshman in college, it immediately became a mixtape staple of mine.
Avatar 4:41pm fred:

I once heard Poème Electronique played on the acousmonium of Radio France. It takes another dimension within that kind of setting
Avatar 4:41pm weinstein:

Marc Treib's book is $950 new on Amazon but apparently you can download a PDF for free.
Avatar 4:42pm weinstein:

@Fred: yes, a lot of the things on this show are best heard in surround or delicious acoustics. Hard to record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm steveo:

feeling left out with just my 2 speakers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Stanley:

Sound installations, eh?
Well, now I know. (strokes chin pensively).
Avatar 4:48pm weinstein:

Yeah, quad just never made it past gimmickry for even the most dedicated audiophile.
Avatar 4:49pm weinstein:

@Stanley: a slippery group those sound folks who embrace or reject the terminology!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Stanley:

Thanks for this evening's show, David.
Avatar 4:50pm Sem Chumbo:

Agreed, deadly disappointment in early quad. Binned the whole thing pretty quickly.
Avatar 4:51pm weinstein:

Thanks to you all. You surprise me each week and I am grateful for that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Webhamster Henry:

5.1 was supposed to take over the world too. Maybe it still can, but I kept tangling those speaker wires.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm doctorjazz:

Thanks for the show, enjoyed it!
(5.1 seems to have done OK for home theater/movies, don't think it ever became big for music).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Webhamster Henry:

I'll be up in the CRAIVE lab in a few weeks. ccc-rpi.org...

192 speakers.
Avatar 4:53pm northguineahills:

Thanks David!

Falkor was Luck Dragon, is that a Lucky Dragon?
Avatar 4:54pm weinstein:

Interesting that movie soundtrack thing made so much of 5.1 but pop and "serious" music not.
Avatar 4:55pm weinstein:

@Henry: make use of your 192 wisely! Enjoy!
Avatar 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza):

Here comes...loopfest sound collage mixup live caller improvisational radio experiment. Right here on the Drummer stream in just a couple of minutes, but over there on this other playlist! Join: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Webhamster Henry:

Here's a real picture of it .. I'm even in one of these pictures!
Avatar 4:57pm weinstein:

Avatar 4:57pm geezerette:

Hey, I'm late!
Have a memory of a recreation of Rainforest in the atrium of LACMA,
possibly in late 70s, and David Amran having something to do with it.
Avatar 4:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza):

Beautiful bleep bloops, thanks,, David!
Avatar 4:58pm fred:

@Henry: A researcher where I work spend part of the summer in a residency at EMPAC working with a similar setup. It was in New York state, could it be the same place?
Avatar 4:58pm weinstein:

That's the place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Webhamster Henry:

@Fred yep .. it's at RPI, but not on campus where EMPAC is.
Avatar 4:59pm weinstein:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks David & Ruth! Hear you next week!
Avatar 4:59pm fred:

@Henry: His name's Markus Noisternig, you probably know the same people
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Webhamster Henry:

@Fred - I'm pretty isolated from actual research there, I hope they're doing something worthwhile!
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