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International Jazz Conspiracy

Nov 6, 2019 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Eclectic

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
10:05 PM
Dom Um Romão - Family Talk
Dom Um Romão Family Talk
Complete Muse Sessions 32 Jazz 1999
10:06 PM
Dom Um Romão - Ponteio
Dom Um Romão Ponteio
Complete Muse Sessions 32 Jazz
10:15 PM
The Mancini Project - The Pink Panther
The Mancini Project The Pink Panther
Views of Mancini FMR
10:22 PM
The Mancini Project - A Shot in the Dark
The Mancini Project A Shot in the Dark
Views of Mancini FMR
10:26 PM
The Skein: Andrea Parkins and Jessica Constable - Nothing/Otherwise
The Skein: Andrea Parkins and Jessica Constable Nothing/Otherwise
Cities and Eyes Henceforth Records 2008
10:30 PM
The Skein: Andrea Parkins and Jessica Constable - Elegy
The Skein: Andrea Parkins and Jessica Constable Elegy
Cities and Eyes Henceforth Records 2008
10:37 PM
Peter Kowald, Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm - FF 4
Peter Kowald, Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm FF 4
Flats Fixed Corbett vs. Dempsey
10:55 PM
Peter Evans & Weasel Walter - Hooded False Morel
Peter Evans & Weasel Walter Hooded False Morel
Poisonous Ugexplode 2018
11:03 PM
Tristan Honsinger, Massimo Simonini - Allora
Tristan Honsinger, Massimo Simonini Allora
Call me us I dischi di angelica 2009
11:12 PM
Picnic - Restless
Picnic Restless
Picnic Corbett vs. Dempsey
11:12 PM
Picnic - Quando Era Estate
Picnic Quando Era Estate
Picnic Corbett vs. Dempsey
11:18 PM
Picnic - Mr. Rossi
Picnic Mr. Rossi
Picnic Corbett vs. Dempsey
11:21 PM
Picnic - Doctors + Nurses Meat
Picnic Doctors + Nurses Meat
Picnic Corbett vs. Dempsey
11:36 PM
Zeena Parkins, Wobbly - Extreme Center
Zeena Parkins, Wobbly Extreme Center
Triplicates Relative Pitch
11:40 PM
Zeena Parkins, Wobbly - Ambiguous Figures
Zeena Parkins, Wobbly Ambiguous Figures
Triplicates Relative Pitch
11:42 PM
Zeena Parkins - Tuning Forks
Zeena Parkins Tuning Forks
Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics Good Child Music 2017
11:55 PM
Fred Frith and Hardy Fox - Every Minute Counts
Fred Frith and Hardy Fox Every Minute Counts
A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven and Earth Klang Galerie
11:55 PM
Fred Frith and Hardy Fox - Who Will Release Me?
Fred Frith and Hardy Fox Who Will Release Me?
A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven and Earth Klang Galerie
11:55 PM
Fred Frith and Hardy Fox - Entr'acte
Fred Frith and Hardy Fox Entr'acte
A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven and Earth Klang Galerie