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International Jazz Conspiracy

Mar 13, 2019 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM



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
10:15 PM
Interview: Mike Olson

Music for Upcoming Adaptation of B. Brecht's Anti War Play "Mother Courage & Her Children" by Pangea World Theater, March 15-31 @ The Lab Theater, 700 N 1st St, Mpls. MN 55401

10:58 PM
Airto Moreira - Batucada
Airto Moreira Batucada
Promises Of The Sun Arista 1976
10:59 PM
Mike Olson - North Loop
Mike Olson North Loop
Breathing Voltages --
11:01 PM
Mike Olson - Rotational Asymmetries
Mike Olson Rotational Asymmetries
Breathing Voltages --
11:02 PM
Caetano Veloso - Fora Da Ordem
Caetano Veloso Fora Da Ordem
Circuladô Polygram 1991
11:16 PM
Chico Buarque - Construção
Chico Buarque Construção
Construção Telectra 1971
11:17 PM
Chico Buarque - Deus Lhe Pague
Chico Buarque Deus Lhe Pague
Construção Telectra 1972
11:21 PM
Baden Powell - Berimbau
Baden Powell Berimbau
Baden Powell Atlantic
11:31 PM
Airto Moreira - O Galho da Roseira
Airto Moreira O Galho da Roseira
Seeds On The Ground - The Natural Sounds Of Airto Sequel Records 1990