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International Jazz Conspiracy

Dec 18, 2019 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music

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.

International Jazz Conspiracy
10:09 PM
amalia rodriguez - fado final
amalia rodriguez fado final
amalia rodriguez alvorada
10:10 PM
amalia rodriguez - conta errada
amalia rodriguez conta errada
amalia rodriguez alvorada
10:10 PM
amalia rodriguez - fadista louco
amalia rodriguez fadista louco
amalia rodriguez alvorada
10:20 PM
unknown artists - ngoma ra mrongo
unknown artists ngoma ra mrongo
africa-witchcraft & ritual music nonesuch explorer
10:21 PM
frank lowe - chu's blues
frank lowe chu's blues
fresh arista
10:28 PM
creative construction company - muhal part II
creative construction company muhal part II
creative construction company muse
10:45 PM
sun ra - sunrise in the western sky
sun ra sunrise in the western sky
crystal spears modern harmonic
11:07 PM
sunny murray trio - hapiness tears
sunny murray trio hapiness tears
live at moers festival moers music
11:22 PM
dewey redman, cecil taylor & elvin jones - is
dewey redman, cecil taylor & elvin jones is
momentum space verve
11:46 PM
nels cline & vinny golia - divining
nels cline & vinny golia divining
the entire time nine winds
11:55 PM
archie shepp sextet - tropical (excerpt)
archie shepp sextet tropical (excerpt)
mariamar atomic records