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.”
∃ radio is a new on-line station featuring experimental music, sound art and related works.
Full ∃ radio schedule coming soon. You can tune in LIVE: HERE
There was a special edition of The Chestnut Tree on Stillstream.com, a 24/7 non-commercial ambient internet radio station and artist community. In case you missed it, here is the [free show download via archive.org] and set list. This set is more ambient than when heard on KPFT.
We’re assembling our first compilation album. It will be free and downloadable with new material from local and international artists featured on the program.
KPFT’s winter fund drive continues. We’ll have nice thank you gifts of art, oddities and stacks of CD’s. You can donate to the program HERE and we will contact you about the gifts.
Thank you again for listening and your support.
People can support the program by sending in their work for airplay, emailing feedback and requests, donating during fund drives and telling folks about the show!
Shane Morris is a synthesist, percussionist and composer of ambient electronic music, shaping ethereal realms, poly-rhythmic grooves and tribal soundscapes with a variety of acoustic instruments, software, hardware and processing.
Shane’s work is released as free creative commons licensed albums. He recently founded Ethereal Live, a netlabel dedicated to live ambient music. His projects include the ambient radio station Stillstream.com and coordinating streaming internet concerts at radio.electro-music.com.
Our 12.01.2011 and 12.08.2011 programs featured audio from the short films of Rob Parrish [a four time Rosebud Film Festival winner] via his website Next To Heaven. He combines found public domain footage elaborately edited with original A/V material creating surreal weekly short films.
The program will combine the Creative Commons music of Christian Doil, Implicit Order, Kirill Platonkin, Mystified and Saluki Regicide with Parrish’s work. If you enjoy the audio, you will certainly want to see more.
Listening options: HERE
Parts 1 & 2 will be archived here shortly.
The Samhain Session for The Chestnut Tree performed especially for the program by Akoustik Timbre Frekuency is a “23 minute atonal elektro-akoustik komposition that takes its influence from thee Ritual Muziks of Tibet. It was kreated on 31/10/2011 as part of a Kleansing Rite to release thee Daemons of repressed energies and channel myself into future Projekts. Thee definite marking of a Transitional Period within my life.
One upcoming Projekt is based on a series of CDs influenced by thee works of HP Lovecraft, which features readings of stories from both Lovecraft and more kontemporary prose and I will be providing thee bakground Muziks with Will Connor from Vultures Quartet. It will be released as a CD with a booklet kontaining thee stories next year with thee help of Simon Marshall-Jones. Thee stories will be read by Jake Harders.”
UPDATE: The track is available as a free download here: HERE