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Thursday September 19th, 2013 with David Dalle
Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening; recent African releases; Wagner

Legendary composer, music theorist, and performer Pauline Oliveros will be appearing with her Deep Listening Band for a weeklong residency in Ottawa at the beginning of October, culminating with a performance Oct. 5th. This is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the recording of her seminal Deep Listening album. She will be joined by founding member Stuart Dempster and several guests. More information at: The concert will be streamed live at: (search for sonic gym)
Starting off in Africa with a few new and recent releases from Mali, Niger, Ghana.
Kalata Diata
Ballake Sissoko - At Peace - Six Degrees
Goue Ini Bongosse
Mamadou Kelly - Adibar - Clermont Records New
Fissa Maiga
Mamadou Kelly - Adibar - Clermont Records New
Tal National - Kaani - FatCat Records New
Tal National - Kaani - FatCat Records New
K. Frimpong And His Cubano Fiestas - Afrobeat Airways 2 - Analog Africa New
Ahmad Jamal - Saturday Morning - Jazz Village New
Mulatu Astake - Sketches of Ethiopia - Jazz Village New
Asha Gedawo
Debo Band - Debo Band - Sub Pop
In some ways, the deep and rich continuous music of the Wagner orchestra could be seen as the ancestor of the hypnotic Deep Listening of Pauline Oliveros. We hear Wagner's famous Prelude from Tristan und Isolde in a remarkable transcription for accordeon, piano, and a quartet of strings from Uri Caine recorded live in Venice, in an unintentional agreement with Oliveros' ideas about Deep Listening, Uri Caine recorded it in public outdoors, to capture the environmental sounds of Venice, which was variably a place of exile, retreat, and vacation for Wagner,and where he died suddenly in 1882. His body was rowed along the canals in a funeral gondola before being brought back to Bayreuth. Liszt who was present with Wagner in Venice when he died, wrote two piano elegies for Wagner after his death reflecting this scene entitled the Lugubrious Gondola, one of which he also published in a version for cello and piano.
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis - Deep Listening - New Albion
Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner arr. Uri Caine/Uri Caine Ensemble - Wagner E Venezia - Winter & Winter
La Lugubre Gondole for cello and piano
Franz Liszt/Raphael Pidoux, Vincent Coq - Smetana-Liszt - Harmonia Mundi
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis - Deep Listening - New Albion
Interactive CKCU
David Dalle (host)
Ok, I realize this 2nd set isn't for everyone, but I think it's genius :)

3:46 PM, September 19th, 2013
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