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.
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.
The [07.26.2011] program featured guest Jonathan Jindra who discussed his diverse, simultaneous local projects including: Binarium Sound Series, an upcoming Trills album, Binarium TV airing on the Urban Houston Network, a collaboration with Greek musician Konstantinos Kouzas and more…
Photos from the live music set with Jonathan Jindra and Denis Cisneros: HERE
An archived interview will be available this week.
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…
The Chestnut Tree played Poopy’s first version of the song “Ozombie Bin Laden” on air. Poopy asked folks to contribute their part via the song’s YouTube page. Poopy and Flaky also stopped by with her live version of the song. Flaky also entered his submission for an example of an audio entry.
Olivia (AKA Poopylungstuffing) is a Houston singer/songwriter/ukulele player/activist/sock monkey maker and co-founder of Super Happy Fun Land.
An archive of the interview with Poopy and Flakey + the song contest = Poopylungstuffing’s Ozombie Bin Laden Song Contest
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.