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.
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 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
The last hour of the [05.20.2012] featured a mix tape from Future Blondes, following 2 hours of various noise and sound collage from Travis Johnson, The Sugar Beats, Thirdorgan, The ERNIE 4 and new releases via Etched Traumas.
[Sunday night is the noisy branch of The Chestnut Tree via ∃ radio.]
ARCHIVED AUDIO WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY.
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 [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 included music by local artists: Shaun Kelly, Charles Pozo, A Thousand Cranes, Thou shalt not kill… except! + artists from Tourette Records and new work from international artists. Plus a furious display semi-automatic micro tracks (06-60 seconds) starting in the second hour.
Have a question about one of the tracks you heard? Describe it here for an answer.
Compiling some of the great mail coming in from incarcerated folks in the Livingston and Huntsville systems. TDCJ is the second largest state prison system in the United States. Appreciate the feedback and grateful to know the program reaches and makes a difference to some of those who hear it.
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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…