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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 January 15, 2020: The Elephant in the Room

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Works that reimagine the orchestra, by Kaija Saariaho, John Cage,
Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Erik Satie.
Photo: Digger Pierrots, a WWI era entertainment in New Zealand.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Bernard Hermann  The Day The Earth Stood Still   Options Movie Soundtrack Suite  Twentieth Century Fox Film Scores  1993  From the 1951 Robert Wise film. The score is notable for use of amplified and electronic instruments, studio manipulation, and of course the theremin. 

Music behind DJ:
Jocy de Oliveira 

Space Liturgy   Options

Ridgewood Dream Library 

Beautiful Drummer 


Mindful moment. 
Kaija Saariaho  Nymphéa Reflection   Options Kaija Saariaho  Ondine  2004  For string orchestra (2001). Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra directed by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. 
Luigi Nono  Como una ola de fuerza y luz   Options Maurizio Pollini Edition  Deutsche Grammophon  2003  Maurizio Pollini (piano), Slavka Taskova (soprano), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Berliner Philharmoniker. 
Karlheinz Stockhausen  Gruppen   Options Ensemble intercontemporain  Radio France  2016  Composed 1955-57, for three orchestras, broadcast recording from Cité de la musique, Paris. 
John Cage  Concert for piano and orchestra   Options Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio Flamande  PakVim DVD  2006  Composed 1958. Piano, Michel Béroff, conducted by Michel Tabachnik. 
Erik Satie  Parade   Options The Griffyn Ensemble  National Gallery of Australia  2011  A transcription of the 1917 orchestral score to the Jean Cocteau ballet, with gunshots and typewriter in the score. 

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Stanley:

Standing by. Ready for anything!
Avatar 3:01pm david w:

Big treats for you, Stanley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi David & Ruth! Dr. Hoffman in the house!
Avatar 3:02pm david w:

Hello, Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar 3:04pm david w:

yes, james... from above!
Avatar 3:07pm Franco Twinkie:

Gort. That was the name of the robot in The Day The world Stood Still, I think. It scared the crap out of me when I was a child, But of course the Bernard Hermann score had a lot to do with the fear factor I later realized.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm chresti:

Hi Ridgewoods!
Avatar 3:10pm david w:

Welcome, Franco and chresti. Klaatu Barato Nikto or something like that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Stanley:

David, I am at peace.
Avatar 3:11pm david w:

Dear Stanley. I have retired the mice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm redkayak:

Good afternoon all :)
Avatar 3:15pm david w:

And to you, redkayak, enjoy!
Avatar 3:17pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth, the OAR experience, and regulars to a place where once meece squeeked weekly delight.
Avatar 3:18pm david w:

Yes, Sem. One person's delight is another's terror (as we shall see today).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm redkayak:

@david - Thank you!
Avatar 3:20pm northguineahills:

Been here, but I got to leave in 6 mins
Avatar 3:22pm david w:

tick tock, ngh! Amazing Nono in about 10. (There's always the archiive...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Webhamster Henry:

So .. uh .. graphic score?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Stanley:

David, I was tipped off that this had happened. I have nothing against the Boys themselves. I do hope they no longer have to sell roasted mouse kebabs at the roadside to make ends meet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Webhamster Henry:

Ahh not so graphic.. saariaho.org...
Avatar 3:26pm david w:

Notes and stems, Henry. And Stanley, I do worry about those Malawis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm ParUbi:

Nice tunes! Appreciate the classical direction today!
Avatar 3:42pm david w:

Thanks, ParUbi. Something a little different...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm fred:

Hello David, Ruth and listeners
Avatar 3:49pm david w:

Hello, fred. Ruth is in the studio today and says hi too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm doctorjazz:

Hi all!
Avatar 3:50pm david w:

And to djazz, hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Webhamster Henry:

That little squeaky bit went well with my tinnitus.
Avatar 3:59pm david w:

Ruth had the same problem! Made me turn it down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm ParUbi:

The music is scaring me! In a good way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm Webhamster Henry:

For me, not a problem! Just a phenomenon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Stanley:

I'm a big fan of modern 'orchestral' music and composers. I think watching the Grateful Dead / Rex Foundation Documentary in the '90s helped to start my exploration. Of course, getting to see the stuff live is not easy, except, if we're lucky, at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm fred:

In an unexpected reversal of the usual, there was an improvisation workshop at work today, featuring some musicians I usually see at experimental shows
Avatar 4:08pm david w:

Ah, the Rex Foundation. Did some good things. I wonder if it still exists.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm chresti:

At first I thought the high pitched squee was the whistling kettle on our stove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm chresti:

Wow fred!
  4:14pm JakeGould:

Late to comment but I always associate “The Day The Earth Stood Still” with college film class at Brooklyn College. The film theatre the class is in is now gone when they reworked some buildings on Bedford Avenue. So it’s all literally covered in grass. Looks better now. But Ms. Contreras film class opened my world a bit despite the fact I wasn’t that receptive to new exploring film deeply back then; I took film classes to kill time more than learn back then.
Avatar 4:16pm david w:

Hey Jake, that happened to me with anthropology.
  4:17pm JakeGould:

@DavidW: You mean you took it to kill time and then the echoes of the class affected you years later?
Avatar 4:17pm david w:

Yes, exactly.
  4:21pm JakeGould:

Avatar 4:22pm david w:

@fred. that sounds like my work every day (not always a blessing)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Stanley:

The MusikFabrik ensemble is one of my favourites. Always very interesting.
As is this Stockhausen, by the way.
Me likes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm fred:

The interesting thing about that workshop is that it was targeted at young composers. I guess trying to get them to consider opening things up in their work
Avatar 4:44pm david w:

Crack open heads and cut loose!
Avatar 4:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Up next on this stream on Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: Two Lost Episodes! "Outside" and "Studio Movements," sound collages never heard here before.

Come play/record/erase! wfmu.org...
Avatar 4:52pm Sem:

An invigorating yet contemplative fivesome here today. My ears and what's in-between thank you. See you all next time.
Avatar 4:52pm david w:

Thanks, Sem and everybody. Interesting day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm fred:

Thanks David. I won't be here next week: Joëlle Léandre, Gerald Cleaver and Mat Maneri show. I'll walk there and back if I have to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Stanley:

Thanks David. Thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Right up my alley, as they say.
And by the way the A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker is always a good listen, too.
Avatar 4:59pm david w:

Joelle! Great! Be well, fred and all!
Avatar 4:59pm david w:

Stanley, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm chresti:

Thanks David and Ruth!
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