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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

Jun 9, 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
Cachao - El Son No Ha Muerto
Cachao El Son No Ha Muerto
Master Sessions Vol. 1 Epic
10:07 PM
The Bill Frisell Band - Remedios the Beauty
The Bill Frisell Band Remedios the Beauty
Lookout for Hope ECM Records 1988
10:13 PM
Bill Frisell - The Lone Ranger
Bill Frisell The Lone Ranger
Before We Were Born Nonesuch 1989
10:21 PM
Bill Frisell 858 Quartet - 858-1
Bill Frisell 858 Quartet 858-1
Richter 858 Songlines
10:31 PM
David Shea - Cartoon for Scott Bradley
David Shea Cartoon for Scott Bradley
Shock Corridor DIWAVANT 1992
10:31 PM
David Shea - Trio For Samplers
David Shea Trio For Samplers
Shock Corridor DIWAVANT 1992
10:41 PM
David Shea - Film 2
David Shea Film 2
i Sub Rosa
10:46 PM
David Shea - Trio III
David Shea Trio III
i Sub Rosa
10:50 PM
David Shea - Alpha
David Shea Alpha
i Sub Rosa
11:00 PM
King Ubu Orchestru - Translation #1
King Ubu Orchestru Translation #1
Binaurality FMP
11:08 PM
Wolfgang Fuchs & Georg Katzer - Link
Wolfgang Fuchs & Georg Katzer Link
Fink Farker FMP
11:31 PM
Bill Laswell - Falling Light
Bill Laswell Falling Light
Means of Deliverance Innerhythmic
11:37 PM
Mark Nauseef, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker & Bill Laswell - Flo Vi Ru Dub
Mark Nauseef, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker & Bill Laswell Flo Vi Ru Dub
Near Nadir Tzadik 2011
11:45 PM
Bill Laswell - Barricade
Bill Laswell Barricade
Baselines Celluloid 2001
11:50 PM
Bill Laswell - Upright Man
Bill Laswell Upright Man
Baselines Celluloid 2001
11:54 PM
Material - Disappearing
Material Disappearing
Memory Serves Charly Records 1981