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International Jazz Conspiracy

May 20, 2020 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With Emel

The program is a sonic journey through contemporary jazz, free improvisation, new music, hindustani music, flamenco, world music, underground, avant garde and art music from different corners of the globe, as well as interviews and live studio performances by local and visiting artists and the occasional musical restructuring*. An adventure in sound, a journey into the tone world.

We strive to present music with duende, a term originally used by flamenco musicians referring to inspiration, magic and fire in music. There is no direct translation for it in English, but the closest would be "soulful".
The famous Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca often speaks of duende. In his lecture "El juego y la teoria del duende" (Play and Theory of the Duende) he says:
"All through Andalucia. . . people speak constantly of duende, and recognize it with unfailing instinct when it appears... These dark sounds are the mystery, the roots... from which we get what is real in art... Thus duende is a force and not a behavior, it is a struggle and not a concept. I have heard an old master guitarist say: ‘Duende is not in the throat; duende surges up from the soles of the feet.’ Which means it is not a matter of ability, but of true living style; of blood; of ancient culture; of spontaneous creation."
Duende is not just found in flamenco though. In the liner notes of Miles Davis' 1964 album My Funny Valentine, Nat Hentoff says: "In trying to distill the particular mesmeric quality of Miles Davis, Kenneth Tynan has referred to the Spanish word DUENDE: 'It has no English equivalent,' he explained, but it denotes 'the ability to transmit a profoundly felt emotion with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of restraint... Miles Davis has DUENDE.' "

Hosted by Emel Sherzad.

'May music never just become another way of making money.'
- Keith Tippett

*musical restructuring: simultaneous playback/mixing of various audio sources, a.k.a. audio collage.

English pianist, composer and band leader Mike Westbrook

International Jazz Conspiracy
10:00 PM
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Waltz
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Waltz
Marching Song vol. 1 Deram
10:07 PM
Mike Westbrook Orchestra - Love And Understanding
Mike Westbrook Orchestra Love And Understanding
Citadel/Room 315 BGO
10:15 PM
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Marching Song
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Marching Song
Marching Song vol. 1 Deram 2007
10:30 PM
Mike Westbrook Orchestra - On Duke's Birthday 2
Mike Westbrook Orchestra On Duke's Birthday 2
On Duke's Birthday hatOLOGY
10:47 PM
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Home
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Home
Marching Song vol. 2 Deram
10:53 PM
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Prelude
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Prelude
Marching Song vol. 2 Deram
11:00 PM
Mike Westbrook - The Barber of Seville Overture (feat. Gioacchino Rossini)
Mike Westbrook The Barber of Seville Overture (feat. Gioacchino Rossini)
Zürich Live 1986 hat ART CD 1994
11:07 PM
Mike Westbrook - Holy Thursday
Mike Westbrook Holy Thursday
The Westbrook Blake: Bright as Fire Westbrook Records 1980
11:22 PM
Mike Westbrook Orchestra - Checking In At Hotel Le Prieure
Mike Westbrook Orchestra Checking In At Hotel Le Prieure
On Duke's Birthday hatOLOGY
11:31 PM
Mike Westbrook-Kate Westbrook - London Bridge
Mike Westbrook-Kate Westbrook London Bridge
London Bridge Is Broken Down BGO
11:46 PM
Mike Westbrook - Let the Slave (Incorporating the Price of Experience)
Mike Westbrook Let the Slave (Incorporating the Price of Experience)
The Westbrook Blake: Bright as Fire Westbrook Records 1980
11:55 PM
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Love Song #1
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band Love Song #1
Love Songs Deram