Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ceptuetics 12-19-07

Listen to today's show, which veered off in many directions...

Marcel Broodthaers "Interview With A Cat (excerpt)"

Tan Lin "1935 "The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics"

Susan Stone "Langue Etude" Tellus #11 (The Sound of Radio) {1985}

Jarrod Fowler "The Weather, by Kenneth Goldsmith"

On Kawara "1994-2613 AD (excerpt)" One Million Years

Christian Bok "Mushroom Clouds" The Cyborg Opera

Henri Chopin "Rouge" {1956}

Eberhard Blum "Track 5" 62 Mesostics Re: Merce Cunningham
(Hat Now) CD {text by John Cage}

Kimberly Lyons "11 Spiders" {2006}

If you like the Susan Stone track, check out the three new Tellus cassettes presented on Ubu, great stuff brought to you by Danny Snelson and Continuo.

2007 Favorites

Favorite albums of 2007
1. These Are Powers - "Terrific Seasons" (Hoss)
2. Black Dice - "Load Blown" (Paw Tracks)
3. The Fiery Furnaces - "Widow City" (Thrill Jockey)
4. Panda Bear - "Person Pitch" (Paw Tracks)
5. KK Null - "Fertile" (Touch)
6. M.I.A. - "Kala" (XL/Interscope)
7. Liars - "Liars" (Mute)
8. Aa - "gAame" (Gigantic)
9. Sightings - "Through the Panama" (Load)
10. Magik Markers - "Boss" (Ecstatic Peace)

and reissues...
Negativland - A Big 10-8 Place (Seeland)
Glenn Branca - Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses (Atavistic)
Lily Greenham - Lingual Music (Paradigm)
Culture - Two Sevens Clash (Shanachie)
Ruins - Refusal Fossil (Skin Graft)
Laurie Anderson - Big Science (Nonesuch)

poems, videos, bonus tracks...
Linh Dinh - Jam Alerts (Chax)
Cheryl Donegan - Refuses (on Ubu)
Kenneth Goldsmith - Traffic (Make Now)
Aram Saroyan - Complete Minimal Poems (Ugly Duckling)
David Schafer - In the Year 2525 remix (scroll down his Ubu page)
Juliana Spahr - Intricate Systems (The Press Gang)
Edwin Torres - The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos)
Hannah Weiner's Open House, ed. Patrick Durgin (Kenning Editions)

(Add your own top 10 list here.)
I'll be on WNYU tomorrow from 4-8pm, doing a Wednesday edition of the New Afternoon Show and then Ceptuetics. Tune in at 7:30 to hear Marcel Broodthaers interviewing a cat.

Tomorrow Kenny Goldsmith will be singing theory with accompaniment from Alan Licht. Also performing: C. Spencer Yeh. At the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, 8pm.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rodrigo Toscano

Rodrigo came into ceptuetics yesterday and talked with me about his latest project, Collapsible Poetics Theater, a series of polyvocal pieces, body movement poems, and poetics plays that will be collected next year by Fence Books. He also aired a radio play, "Eco-Strato-Static" (text for this and other CPT pieces available at his EPC page).

Download the show here

The Collapsible Poetics Theater is an all volunteer effort, one that assembles itself within a given 48-72 hour period of each performance. Each locale (with its resident poets, experienced actors, experienced non-actors) brings an entirely new set of possibilities. It is reminiscent of Commedia Dell'Arte in its traveling, portable, rapid-set up qualities. To be sure, Poetics Theater fits into the poetry scene as a baby does in itchy burlap; it fits into the drama scene as does a little crown, little scepter, little gown, all neatly stored in a metal suitcase (quite literally!). The dings are just dings. The persistent question is: can the poem be tested any further?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Upcoming Guests

Tune in next Wednesday to hear Rodrigo Toscano on ceptuetics. For those unfamiliar with his work:

Rodrigo Toscano is the author of To Leveling Swerve, Platform, The Disparities, and Partisans. His new collection Collapsible Poetics Theater, which was a National Poetry Series 2007 selection, is due out in 2008. Toscano is the artistic coordinator for the Collapsible Poetics Theater (CPT). His experimental poetics plays, body movement poems, and polyvocalic pieces have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival, Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival (Alexandria, Virginia), and in Teubingen, Germany. His poetics radio pieces have been aired on WPIX FM, New York, PS. 1 Radio, KAOS Public Radio, Olympia. Toscano is originally from the Borderlands of California. He works at the Labor Institute in Manhattan, and lives in Brooklyn.

In addition, tomorrow the Fiery Furnaces will be coming into my other radio show (The New Afternoon Show, a new rock/electronic/ experimental/noise show that has been running on WNYU for 25+ years). The Fiery Furnaces are one of my favorite indie rock bands to emerge since 2000, and I'm very excited to have them on for a live performance + interview. Tune in tomorrow around 5:30-6:45 pm (full show runs from 4-7:30), as always at 89.1FM,, or directly on iTunes, under "eclectic" in the radio section.