Shaun Sandor started with guitar in the early ‘90s and involved with the Cleveland underground noise scene by 2005. After attending art school in Chicago, he started creating music for films, electro-acoustic works and crating handmade instruments and electronics. His work includes experimental, electronic, sound art, unconventional improvisations and includes multiple collaborations and projects. His work is often featured on the program and we are happy to have him [live] in the KPFT studio [12.06.2013].
High quality archive of the performance: HERE
The first in a series of regional composites by The Chestnut Tree via KPFT, using original samples and tracks submitted by electronic, noise, electroacoustic, ambient, drone, and field recording sound artists.
The series released under [CC BY-SA 2.0] + physical, handmade copies only available for contributing artists and thank you gifts to listener-sponsors of TCT/KPFT.
Free download available: HERE
Contributing HOU artists [in order of first appearance] — Shaun Sandor, Jonathan Jindra, Carlos Pozo, Alex Tu, Ernesto Aguilar, Astrogenic Hallucinauting, Dan Miñoza, The Packrat Show, Future Blondes, Richard Ramirez, The Rotation Of An Object In Relationship To Itself, Infant Mortality Rate, Illicit Relationship, Tanner Garza , and Ayn Morgan.
The [12.14.2012 / 2-5AM] TCT program is dedicated to the KPFT transmitter that has long served the local community, overcoming lightning strikes, hurricanes and sabotage. The transmitter recently received some necessary repairs and updates.
Special thanks to all volunteers, workers, engineers and listener-sponsors who help the transmitter.
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The program originally aired
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the ∃ radio branch of The Chestnut Tree.
An archive of “Hegel Envy”
program from it’s original
One hour of tonight’s TCT program via KPFT, features dj x∃n as he presents a love letter to John Cage in celebration of his 100th birthday. His set ties directly into Cage’s work in the spirit of his free view of composition. dj x∃n gives you not 4’33″ but 67’49″ of Creative Commons licensed music — a garden of sound he jokingly calls “rusty cage.”
The program also includes work from Crepusculo, bemônio, HXDK, Ech(o) + Flat Affect, The Sugar Beats, Backyard Ghost, Stirner + Sue69, Black Circle Records, Ambienteer and more.
Tonight’s Lovecraftian and Cthulhu themed program via KPFT includes and is inspired by audio from The Ornery Theatre and experimental artists regularly heard on the program, including: Jack Hertz, Zreen Toyz, C. Reider, The Implicit Order, Flat Affect, Spidergod, Marax, Mousey the Elephant, Mystified and more.
The Chestnut Tree signed The Declaration of Internet Freedom. It represents continuing themes on technology and information as heard on the program and supports the basic ideas behind legally free, specific and open copyrights for downloadable works, including the creative commons experimental music compilation released this year [via Buddhist on Fire] to illustrate the program and participating artists’ support of free information, which enables exploration, education and collaboration.
“Featured Release: The Chestnut Tree Compilation
A 5.5 hour compendium that could be compared to War and Peace in the Creative Commons musical realms. Due to the tireless efforts of Ayn Morgan and John Tocher, this compilation can truly boast of strong variations from artist to artist and track to track, but also the release maintains a focused consistency throughout the five and half hours of music. Considering the size of this release, we find this consistency quite impressive. The compilation bounces across many genres as well, from noise to drone, ambient to experimental.
The Chestnut Tree Compilation includes over 60 artists from 18 countries, collected for the program’s one year anniversary on KPFT, 90.1FM in Houston, Texas. The program also airs on Stillstream.com, the largest ambient radio community on-line. This compilation is released through Buddhist on Fire as a creative commons download.
This project represents a system of artists, community radio and net labels that promote a large range of non-commercial and legally free music. This encourages new, creative and experimental music, listener exploration and free information.”
The Chestnut Tree programs via KPFT and ∃ radio features a mix of conceptual field recordings and electronic music of Brandon Locher from his albums: Conversations 2012, Sleeping Music, Six Prepared Meditations, and more.