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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

Apr 7, 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.

10:00 PM
João Gilberto - Chega de Sausade
João Gilberto Chega de Sausade
Samba da Minha Terra
10:04 PM
Spontaneous Music Ensemble - Seeing Sounds & Hearing Colours - Movement 1
Spontaneous Music Ensemble Seeing Sounds & Hearing Colours - Movement 1
Withdrawal Emanem
10:09 PM
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink - For Peter B. & Peter K.
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink For Peter B. & Peter K.
The Topography of the Lungs PSI/Emanem
10:14 PM
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink - Fixed Elsewhere
Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink Fixed Elsewhere
The Topography of the Lungs PSI/Emanem
10:18 PM
Evan Parker - Three of a Kind
Evan Parker Three of a Kind
House Full of Floors Tzadik 2009
10:25 PM
Schlippenbach Trio - Fuels 3
Schlippenbach Trio Fuels 3
Complete Combustion FMP
10:31 PM
Evan Parker & Sainkho Namtchylak - Hurzu
Evan Parker & Sainkho Namtchylak Hurzu
Mars Song Victo 1996
10:36 PM
Jah Wobble & Evan Parker - Full On
Jah Wobble & Evan Parker Full On
Passage to Hades 30 Hertz Records 2001
10:44 PM
Spring Heel Jack - Wormwood
Spring Heel Jack Wormwood
Amassed Thirsty Ear Recordings-the Blue Series
10:53 PM
Evan Parker Trio & Peter Brötzmann Trio - The Bishop's Move
Evan Parker Trio & Peter Brötzmann Trio The Bishop's Move
The Bishop's Move Les Disques VICTO 2004