It’s fund drive at KPFT until May 24th and TCT is on 2 nights per week! We’ll still play as much music as possible. PLEASE NOTE: Any amount raised (even $5-10, especially if you already have or are not interested in KPFT membership) helps the station and shows Mgt that people are listening + value the show. KPFT is non-profit, promotes free speech, under-reported news and live streams KTRU Rice Radio featuring underplayed music genres.
Click on the donation box photo if you’re interested in supporting KPFT and The Chestnut Tree program. All donations qualify for thank you gifts. You can donate $5-$1,000,000,000 (or more).
You can also call 713.526.KPFT during any program. Yet, please mention “The Chestnut Tree” as the program for your donation, if that is your intention.
THANK YOU GIFTS [$35 and over includes one year of KPFT membership]:
Experimental CD [x1], minimum pledge = $35
[Choice of: experimental, sound collage, electronic, noise, electro-acoustic or experimental jazz]
Experimental CDs [x3], minimum pledge = $85
[Choice of: experimental, sound collage, electronic, noise, electro-acoustic and/or experimental jazz]
“The Chestnut Tree Compilation“, minimum pledge = $120
[5 audio CD set which is only available through KPFT fund drive]
The Chestnut Tree compilation is a handmade set of over 5 hours of exclusive experimental music supporting TCT. The compilation includes over 60 artists from 18 countries that are regularly featured on the program, collected for the program’s one year anniversary on KPFT. Genres include: experimental, sound collage, electronic music, electro-acoustic and dark ambient soundscapes.
+ There are other general KPFT thank you gifts available. Please ask if interested.
The Chestnut Tree now has an additional “Houston Branch” of the program [featuring local experimental sound artists] via KPFT, Tuesdays [2-5AM CST] and still includes all experimental artists, Fridays [2-5AM CST]. If you are an experimental artist in the HOUSTON area, it’s a good time to send in or email your downloadable links of new work.
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
Sunday [21-00 PST] on
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.
The 05.22.2012, Tuesday night program on Stillstream will feature “Crepuscule on Io,” a three hour improvisation by Fist of Kong, which includes Houston artists Charlie Naked [tenor & alto saxophones, wooden flute, percussion, sitar, synth, etc.] and Dan McMahon [acoustic and electric basses, guitar, percussion, etc.].
Direct live streaming [Tuesday Night, 8-11PM CST] : HERE