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Composer and phonographer Christopher DeLaurenti visited Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk late Sunday night -- Monday 5/17 from 12 AM to 3 AM. After listening to the WFMU archive of this encounter, hear some excerpts of DeLaurenti's "Favorite Intermissions," and many of his other soundscapes and improvisations, here.In honor of Bike Month, Bob W. welcomed Caroline Samponaro, Bicycle Advocacy Director of Transportation Alternatives, to his show on Monday 5/17. Listen to Monday's show archive to hear them discuss urban bike riding and how to improve it.
Arrington de Dionyso cites such influences as Tuvan throat singing, free jazz composer Albert Ayler, and Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart). On tour now with the album Malaikat Dan Singha (K, 2009), de Dionyso brought his band to WFMU for a live set on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal.
On Tuesday night 5/18, at around midnight, Evan "Funk" Davies presented a live set from Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now! The brainchild of Eddie Argos of Art Brut -- of whom a fellow station volunteer sent me this photo during the performance -- and The Blood Arm's Dyan Valdés, this band's songs serve as responses to pop songs of the past; their wit delights fans of clever, anthemic pop both past and present.
Meghan McKee (Underwater Theme Park) creates many types of sculptural artwork -- boxed-in worlds reminiscent of Joseph Cornell, multicolored transparent test tubes, a replica of a human heart rendered in felt. See it on the walls at LITM, 140 Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City, until the end of the month.
Trent of Sound and Safe is DJing the Beautiful Earth Day block party in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Sunday 5/23. Here, read a bit more info on this festival, organized by local sustainable energy company Beautiful Earth Group.
Doug Schulkind brings long-lost, now-found jazz pioneer Guiseppi Logan to Give the Drummer Some on Friday 5/21 from 9 AM to noon. Logan, missing and thought dead by many for nearly two decades, reemerged in the scene in 2009 and continues to play. Doug's heartfelt blog post about him is here.