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International Jazz Conspiracy

Dec 11, 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
10:18 PM
Kramer - The Funny Scene
Kramer The Funny Scene
Songs from the Pink Death Shimmy Disc / Instinct 1998
10:20 PM
Eyvind Kang - Sanjaya The Sceptic
Eyvind Kang Sanjaya The Sceptic
Plainlight Abduction
10:31 PM
Eyvind Kang - LOw Duchy Regalia
Eyvind Kang LOw Duchy Regalia
Mother Of All Saints Unrock
10:36 PM
Four Walls - Fine Weather
Four Walls Fine Weather
and the world ain't square Red Note
10:42 PM
Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chicamorachi & Merzbow - Part 3
Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chicamorachi & Merzbow Part 3
Flying Basket Family Vineyard
10:54 PM
Fred Frith, Bill Laswell & Charles Heyward - Lizard-Skin Junk-Mail
Fred Frith, Bill Laswell & Charles Heyward Lizard-Skin Junk-Mail
Massacre Funny Valentine Tzadik 1998
11:03 PM
Baczkowski/Lopez/Corsano - Iron Ore
Baczkowski/Lopez/Corsano Iron Ore
Old Smoke Relative Pitch
11:19 PM
Baczkowski/Lopez/Corsano - Blast Furnace
Baczkowski/Lopez/Corsano Blast Furnace
Old Smoke Relative Pitch
11:19 PM
Baczkowski/Lopez/Corsano - Bend The Shore
Baczkowski/Lopez/Corsano Bend The Shore
Old Smoke Relative Pitch
11:30 PM
Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balasz Pandi & Roswell Rudd - Goma/Amulet
Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balasz Pandi & Roswell Rudd Goma/Amulet
Ceremonial Healing Rare Noise