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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

May 12, 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.

10:01 PM
Soft Machine - Hope for Happiness
Soft Machine Hope for Happiness
Volume One Big Beat 1967
10:04 PM
Soft Machine - Joy of a Toy
Soft Machine Joy of a Toy
Volume One Big Beat 1967
10:07 PM
Soft Machine - Hope for Happiness (reprise)
Soft Machine Hope for Happiness (reprise)
Volume One Big Beat 1967
10:09 PM
Soft Machine - Orange Skin Food
Soft Machine Orange Skin Food
The Soft Machine, Vol. 2 Big Beat 1968
10:11 PM
Soft Machine - A Door Opens and Closes
Soft Machine A Door Opens and Closes
The Soft Machine, Vol. 2 Big Beat 1968
10:13 PM
Soft Machine - 10: 30 Returns to the Bedroom
Soft Machine 10: 30 Returns to the Bedroom
The Soft Machine, Vol. 2 Big Beat 1968
10:16 PM
Soft Machine - All White
Soft Machine All White
Fifth (Remastered) Columbia 1972
10:22 PM
Soft Machine - Pigling Bland
Soft Machine Pigling Bland
Fifth (Remastered) Columbia 1972
10:26 PM
Soft Machine - Song of Aeolus
Soft Machine Song of Aeolus
Softs See For Miles Records 1976
10:31 PM
Elton Dean - Second Thoughts
Elton Dean Second Thoughts
The Vortex Tapes Slam Productions 1990
10:47 PM
Pip Pyle's Equip' Out - Cauliflower Ears
Pip Pyle's Equip' Out Cauliflower Ears
Up! 1991
10:53 PM
Elton Dean's Ninesense - Dancin'
Elton Dean's Ninesense Dancin'
Live at the BBC Hux Records
11:04 PM
Robert Wyatt - Slow Walkin' Talk
Robert Wyatt Slow Walkin' Talk
'68 2013
11:07 PM
Robert Wyatt - Moon in June
Robert Wyatt Moon in June
'68 Rewind 2013
11:28 PM
Robert Wyatt - To Saintly Bridget
Robert Wyatt To Saintly Bridget
The End of an Ear Rewind
11:32 PM
Daevid Allen - Preface
Daevid Allen Preface
Divided Alien Clockwork Band - Live at the Squat Theater, N.Y. August 1980 Blueprint
11:34 PM
Daevid Allen - When
Daevid Allen When
Divided Alien Clockwork Band - Live at the Squat Theater, N.Y. August 1980 Blueprint
11:40 PM
Daevid Allen - Strong Woman
Daevid Allen Strong Woman
Divided Alien Clockwork Band - Live at the Squat Theater, N.Y. August 1980 Blueprint
11:45 PM
Hugh Hopper & Kramer feat. R. Wyatt - Free Will and Testament
Hugh Hopper & Kramer feat. R. Wyatt Free Will and Testament
A Remark Hugh Made Skimmy Disc
11:50 PM
Hugh Hopper & Kramer feat. G. Windo - John Milton Is Dead
Hugh Hopper & Kramer feat. G. Windo John Milton Is Dead
A Remark Hugh Made Skimmy Disc
11:55 PM
Kevin Ayers - The Lady Rachel
Kevin Ayers The Lady Rachel
The BBC Sessions 1970-1976 BBC