Long time listeners may remember Arwulf's radio program on WFMU from the late 80s. Now at WCBN-FM, the student-run freeform radio station at the University of Michigan, arwulf has been asking Ann Arbor to “Face the Music” for 30 years (WCBN is also the radio career launching point for WFMU General Manager Ken Freedman and DJ Rob Weisburg). Every Thursday since 1980, arwulf has led a study of American subcultures, Ann Arbor’s underground, traditional blues and jazz, and everything in between on his freeform program, ‘Face The Music’.
On Thursday, December 9, at 7pm, WCBN will celebrate this freeform legend with a live broadcast of ‘Face The Music’ from the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The performance will feature arwulf’s presentation of Beyond The War Model. Accompanied by improvisation and creatively coordinated sounds from the student-led Modified Starch Ensemble, arwulf will offer lessons learned and concepts cultivated during his more than thirty years’ involvement at WCBN.
Beyond The War Model will discuss why avant garde is an inadequate and inappropriate term for art and artists. The December 9th performance will draw from arwulf’s extensive knowledge and experience in a candid discussion of our culture and language.
Arwulf Arwulf—who says that, at age 13, “the name chose me and I accepted it” (Michigan Daily) —describes himself as an autodidact, meaning that he is fully self-taught. He is a poet, a composer, a cultural genius, an inventive dj constantly challenging the possibilities of the medium of radio, and a great supporter and purveyor of freeform radio. live on WCBN, December 9 @ 7pm. Tune in at www.wcbn.org (or 88.3FM in Ann Arbor!).