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International Jazz Conspiracy

Jan 27, 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.

International Jazz Conspiracy
10:01 PM
Albert Ayler - For John Coltrane
Albert Ayler For John Coltrane
Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings Impulse! 1998
10:15 PM
Cecil Taylor - Conquistador
Cecil Taylor Conquistador
Conquistador! (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) Blue Note Records 2004
10:34 PM
Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Stephanie Haynes, Stephen Horenstein, Alan Silva & Frederick Waits - Sketch / Firenze
Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Stephanie Haynes, Stephen Horenstein, Alan Silva & Frederick Waits Sketch / Firenze
In Italy, Vol. 2 Soul Note 2008
10:46 PM
Alan Silva - Solestrial Communications Number One
Alan Silva Solestrial Communications Number One
Alan Silva ESP Disk
11:05 PM
Alan Silva & The Sound Visions Orchestra - Visions III
Alan Silva & The Sound Visions Orchestra Visions III
Alan Silva & The Sound Visions Orchestra Eremite
11:18 PM
The Celestrial Communication Orchestra, Direction: Alan Silva - Amplitude IV
The Celestrial Communication Orchestra, Direction: Alan Silva Amplitude IV
HR57 I Eremite
11:34 PM
Alan Silva & William Parker - II & III
Alan Silva & William Parker II & III
A Hero's Welcome: Pieces for Rare Occasions Eremite
11:45 PM
A. Silva, R. Turner, M. Lobko, D. Petit, B. Girard - Some (Movenent IV)
A. Silva, R. Turner, M. Lobko, D. Petit, B. Girard Some (Movenent IV)
Take Some Risks In Situ
11:53 PM
Alan Silva & Oluyemi Thomas - Offering to the Exalted One
Alan Silva & Oluyemi Thomas Offering to the Exalted One
Transmissions Eremite
11:58 PM
Alan Silva & Oluyemi Thomas - Soft Flowing Waters
Alan Silva & Oluyemi Thomas Soft Flowing Waters
Transmissions Eremite