Saturday, 6 May 2017

my show on may 3 consisted of a handful of minimalist organ pieces as well as the haikus they inspired me to write. although inspired may be too strong a word. said musical pieces and haikus are below:

terry riley - desert of ice (shri camel)

a desert of ice
bleak, beautiful, dry and cold
riley gives me chills

philip glass - etoile polaire - ange des orages (analog)

shards of glass, half-full
of kaleidoscopic storms
carnival in space
meredith monk - turtle dreams (waltz) (turtle dreams)

four organists play
so slow, forget it's a waltz
count voices in threes

steve reich with michael tilson-thomas, ralph grierson & roger kellaway (plus tom raney on maracas) - reich: four organs (stravinsky, cage & reich)

maracas insist
keyboardists stagger their stabs
my organs awash

philip jeck - stops (spire: organ works past, present & future)

crusted abrasions
do they really come from pipes?
soon, the organ stops

april 26 playlist:

jean knight - carry on (single)
link wray & the raymen - cross ties (early recordings (on chiswick rec.))
dick hyman - a man alone (the man from o.r.g.a.n.)
charles and harold smart - flirtation waltz (single)
ake olofsson and karin strid - ole bull: saterjantans sondag (the herdmaiden's sunday) (cello & orgel)
rachel laurin - fantasia for organ and harp (music by rachel laurin)
alan stivell - oidhche mhaith (chemins de terre)
parliament - the silent boatman (osmium)
james chance - white savages (irresistible impulse)
milt buckner - one o'clock jump (rockin' hammond)
allen ginsberg - the little fish devours the big fish (holy soul jelly roll vol. 4: ashes & blues)
john doe - get on board (the westerner)
jimmy mcgriff - hit the road jack (cherry)

april 19 (hosted and programmed by caitlin richards) playlist. the imaginary organ, a special program hosted by caitlin of cjsr's imaginary landscapes, also aired in a slightly different form (same music and chat, though) during her usual timeslot of tuesday night at 8 on april 18:

teho teardo & blixa bargeld - still smiling (still smiling)
aine o'dwyer - hymnals of love against the grain (music for church cleaners vol. ii)
leonard cohen - if i didn't have your love (you want it darker)
men playing harmonium and drums and women in the play - song of rejoicing (songs and dances of nepal)
lusine sargsyan - komitas: hreshtakayin (music of armenia)
grant green - motherless child (iron city)
alice coltrane - my favorite things (world galaxy)
vulkana stoyanova - dimitur kara gemiya (the voice of thrace)
kate bush - don't push your foot on the heartbrake (lionheart)
alan stivell - tha mi sgith (a l'olympia)
pj harvey - rebecca (the wind)

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