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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

Jan 13, 2021 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.

10:04 PM
Henry Cow - War
Henry Cow War
In Praise of Learning (Original Mix) 1975
10:07 PM
Henry Cow - Morning Star
Henry Cow Morning Star
In Praise of Learning (Original Mix) 1975
10:13 PM
Henry Cow - Nirvana for Mice
Henry Cow Nirvana for Mice
Leg End 1973
10:17 PM
Henry Cow - Half Asleep; Half Awake
Henry Cow Half Asleep; Half Awake
Unrest (Remastered) 1974
10:25 PM
Henry Cow - Deluge
Henry Cow Deluge
Unrest (Remastered) 1974
10:31 PM
The (EC) Nudes - Opening
The (EC) Nudes Opening
Vanishing Point
10:34 PM
The (EC) Nudes - Axis
The (EC) Nudes Axis
Vanishing Point
10:40 PM
The (EC) Nudes - It Might Be Better
The (EC) Nudes It Might Be Better
Vanishing Point
10:42 PM
Chris Cutler & Lutz Glandien - Unquiet Days In Eden
Chris Cutler & Lutz Glandien Unquiet Days In Eden
Domestic Stories ReR 1992
10:49 PM
Chris Cutler & Lutz Glandien - Housework (Interlude)
Chris Cutler & Lutz Glandien Housework (Interlude)
Domestic Stories ReR 1992
10:51 PM
Chris Cutler & Lutz Glandien - Seven Devils
Chris Cutler & Lutz Glandien Seven Devils
Domestic Stories Rer 1992
11:02 PM
Chris Cutler & Fred Frith - Prague
Chris Cutler & Fred Frith Prague
Live In Moscow, Prague & Washington ReR 1989
11:32 PM
The Residents - Troubled Man
The Residents Troubled Man
The Commercial Album CRYPTIC CORP 1980
11:34 PM
The Residents - Moisture
The Residents Moisture
The Commercial Album CRYPTIC CORP 1980
11:35 PM
Art Bears - Truth
Art Bears Truth
The World As it Is Today Rer
11:38 PM
Art Bears - Freedom
Art Bears Freedom
The World As it Is Today ReR
11:41 PM
The Last Nightingale - Moments of Delight
The Last Nightingale Moments of Delight
The Last Nightingale ReR
11:45 PM
Lindsay Cooper - Prostitution Song
Lindsay Cooper Prostitution Song
Rags / The Golddiggers ReR
11:47 PM
News From Babel - Dragon At the Core
News From Babel Dragon At the Core
Letters Home ReR
11:51 PM
Fred Frith & René Lussier - Ketsui
Fred Frith & René Lussier Ketsui
Nous Autres Les Disques VICTO 1987
11:55 PM
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow - Desperate Straights
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow Desperate Straights
Desperate Straights ReR
11:58 PM
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow - Strayed
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow Strayed
Desperate Straights ReR