Radius and radioCONA unite to present zimaFM (winterFM), which brings together works that combine the medium of radio with a winter landscape, with a special focus on nighttime. The broadcasts will occur for five consecutive days beginning at nightfall on Sunday February 15 through Thursday February 19, concluding with a night of live performances. In addition to the FM broadcasts, the will be a ‘listening hub’ installed at the concert venue, Pritličje, which will serve as a way for folks to listen to all of the work during non-broadcast hours.
I am very pleased to know my work will exist in this context.
The following are the first three entries in a series of remixes and versions stemming from the Coppice track, Hoist Spell Extensions off our 2013 CD, Big Wad Excisions. All tracks are currently being offered as free downloads through the Quakebasket bandcamp page. Check back every week, as new artists’ work will be posted nearly every Monday for the next few months. These three tracks make a compelling trio to start the series!
Machinefabriek is Rotterdam-based Rutger Zuydervelt. His music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, drone, noise and field recordings, to create ‘films without image’. (qb-25.3)
Michael Pisaro is a guitarist, composer, and member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. Michael continually creates new ways to perceive the idea of music. This is his first “remix” project. (qb-25.2)
The Paver is a Chicago-based band fluent in aggression and consonance, and the first participants of this series (qb-25.1).
Hoist Spell Extensions is a release partnership between Coppice and Quakebasket Records, exploding the rich content of Hoist Spell, from the Big Wad Excisions CD (qb-25), in a free download series of new remixes, interventions and interpretations. Every week Quakebasket will post a new download by a new featured artist.
After several busy months of performing with Coppice, Y~n, Duplicates, the Current Group, Favors, the Chicago Scratch Orchestra Project, and miscellaneous groupings, I have finally reached a lull. That means it is time to finish up some recordings and get them out into the world. The details of upcoming releases and performances are coming soon. But here is a little bit of information for in the meantime:
Coppice is currently preparing several releases to be announced early in the new year. If that is not soon enough, VINCULUM has become available and can be purchased over at the Coppice web site. Each order includes a homemade pouch, hand emboidered by Miss V from Favors. The pouch contains several (3 or 4) single track CDs. Currently ranging from around 15 seconds in length to 20 minutes, the discs in the VINCULUM project are meant to be played together, or in sequence, on repeat, etc. The project is ongoing and new sonic artifacts will be cataloged and made available as part of the album in the future. The album is both ongoing and always complete.
On Sunday night at 10pm, Noé Cuéllar and I will take our duo, Coppice, live on the radio…and online! 88.7 FM Chicago, and streaming online at wluw.org.
Something Else is a weekly radio program on WLUW 88.7 fm Chicago produced by Philip von Zweck. Something Else exists to broadcast under-aired works, this primarily means experimental or avant-garde musics, sound art, works of long duration (no excerpts!) and other less classifiable things that just don’t have an outlet.