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International Jazz Conspiracy

Sep 8, 2021 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With A KFAI DJ

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
10:09 PM
Bill Laswell - Work Song
Bill Laswell Work Song
Baselines Celluloid 2001
10:11 PM
Bill Laswell & Sacred System - Driftwork
Bill Laswell & Sacred System Driftwork
Nagual Site Wicklow 1998
10:20 PM
Bill Laswell - Barricade
Bill Laswell Barricade
Baselines Celluloid 2001
10:24 PM
Bill Laswell - Against the Upper House
Bill Laswell Against the Upper House
Means of Deliverance Innerhythmic 2012
10:33 PM
Nicky Skopelitis - Second Skin
Nicky Skopelitis Second Skin
Next to Nothing Virgin
10:40 PM
Material - Memories (feat. Whitney Houston)
Material Memories (feat. Whitney Houston)
One Down Charly Records 1996
10:43 PM
David Moss - 3-Way Switch
David Moss 3-Way Switch
Full House Moers Music
10:46 PM
The Golden Palominos - Only One Party
The Golden Palominos Only One Party
Visions of Excess Celluloid Records 2001
10:50 PM
The Golden Palominos - (Something Else Is) Working Harder
The Golden Palominos (Something Else Is) Working Harder
Blast Of Silence Charly Records 1986
11:04 PM
Brian Eno & David Byrne - America Is Waiting
Brian Eno & David Byrne America Is Waiting
My Life In the Bush of Ghosts Nonesuch/Warner Records 2006
11:04 PM
Bill Laswell - Sub Sonnet
Bill Laswell Sub Sonnet
Invisible Design II Tzadik 2009
11:13 PM
Bill Laswell & Peter Brötzmann - Death Rattle
Bill Laswell & Peter Brötzmann Death Rattle
Low Life Charly Records 1999
11:17 PM
Mike Sopko - Upward Collapse
Mike Sopko Upward Collapse
On Common Ground M.O.D. Reloaded
11:28 PM
Bill Laswell - Begana/Sub Figura X
Bill Laswell Begana/Sub Figura X
Means of Deliverance Innerhythmic
11:34 PM
Arcana, Bill Laswell & Tony Williams - Gone Tomorrow
Arcana, Bill Laswell & Tony Williams Gone Tomorrow
Arc of the Testimony M.O.D. Reloaded 1997
11:43 PM
Arcana, Bill Laswell & Tony Williams - Circles of Hell
Arcana, Bill Laswell & Tony Williams Circles of Hell
Arc of the Testimony M.O.D. Reloaded 1997
11:53 PM
Material - Metal Test
Material Metal Test
Memory Serves Charly Records 1981
11:58 PM
Material - Unauthorized
Material Unauthorized
Memory Serves Charly Records 1981