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.
Tonight’s TCT program on KPFT will feature “Take to the Trees: Artists for Arbor Day Music Compilation” in celebration of Arbor Day [04.27.2011]. 100% of donations from the album benefit The National Arbor Day Foundation.
Special thanks to Jack Hertz for creating this album.
You can hear the KPFT broadcast live via streaming Thursday night/Friday morning, from 2-5AM CST: HERE
The [08/23 2-5AM CST] program featured current work from local and international artists and an interview with local artist Rahul Mitra who discussed art, technology and identity.
“Rahul Mitra is an artist, printmaker, writer and scientist. Mitra’s work is an interpretation of how time and space (localization or globalization) influences perception (cultural or individual or political). There is however, an underlying sense of helplessness and the emergence of the great socio-economic divide.”
Play the audio above or download the full interview: HERE
The program had current work from local and international artists and featured an interview with local film maker Travis Kerschen* on the show to discuss his latest film, Tantrika. The Houston premiere is this Friday, 05/27 8PM at the Rice Media Center. [Free]
*Archived interview with Travis Kerschen at KPFT and Rice Media Center available shortly…
Gittoes shares his views on art, activism, war, media, international conflicts, multiculturalism and creative solutions.
The [04.26.2011] interview recorded at Station Museum in downtown Houston following the opening night of his solo exhibit, “Witness to War” featuring paintings, photographic, multimedia and film work.
The Australian born artist has traveled to many places for his projects, including: Nicaragua, Somalia, Lebanon, Gaza, Cambodia, Laos, Mozambique, South Africa, Congo, Rwanda, Yemen, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Russia, Europe, UK, Philippines, China, Taiwan, Tibet, Timor, Pakistan and Afghanistan — often during times of conflict and social upheaval. He is currently an independent filmmaker based in Jalalabad, Afghanistan and the Peshawar region of Pakistan.
This week’s program had current work from local and international artists and featured an interview with George Gittoes during the last hour of the show. Click the photo above for more info on his current projects.