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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 161 (4-05)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 gets ready for its move into semi-prime time with more of the very best from the world of independent radio production. For one last Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 161 (4-05) includes Radio Graffiti...All In Time...The Mikie Show #43, Sarah...KUT's Views and Brews: The Power of Percussion...Two Holidays and a Blizzard

Radio Graffiti

From David Weinberg | Part of the Random Tape series | 01:54

I used my FM Transmitter to "tag" a Christian radio station with Classical Music.

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Classical music station KFUO in St. Louis was one of the oldest radio stations west of the Mississippi. The stationed was owned by the Lutheran church up until last year when it was purchased by Gateway Creative Broadcasting’s JOY-FM. On July 6th, 2010 KFUO broadcasted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor and then went silent. The following morning JOY-FM began it’s broadcast of Christian contemporary pop music. There are now six christian stations in St. Louis and zero classical stations.

On Saturday December 3rd, I powered up the 40-watt FM transmitter I built and “tagged” a Christian station (89.5 FM) with Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor K. 626: Sanctus. For a couple square miles at least, you can hear classical music on the radio again coming from high atop the chimney of a former convent.

This is a recording of the moment my signal went live.

All In Time

From Sarah Boothroyd | 25:01

Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself.

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The clock ticks; the moon waxes; the autumn leaves turn crimson. Time is as ubiquitous as it is elusive. Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself.

This 25-minute work won the 2011 Luc Ferrari International Broadcast Arts Competition, won a 2011 Gold World Medal for Best Sound at the New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Phonurgia Nova Prize.

All In Time was commissioned by La Muse En Circuit in Paris (Centre National de Création Musicale), with the support of Radio Suisse Romande, Deutschlandradio Kultur, RTBF Musiq 3, Groupe de Recherches Musicales, and Radio-France.

In 2011 All In Time was broadcast on Radio Suisse Romande in Switzerland; on Deutschlandradio Kultur in Germany; on Swedish Radio Channel 2; on TIK ArtRadio Days in Slovakia; on The Radius (New York), WKXR (New York), WMUA (Massachusetts), KUT (Texas), and KFAI (Minnesota) in the U.S.A.; and on over 40 radio stations around the world, thanks to the Radiophonic Creation Day Festival and the Future Places Festival.

This independent production was also published on two CDs – Deep Wireless VIII and Concours d'art radiophonique Luc Ferrari: Composer Le Réel – and was featured in several online publications; including Transom.org, Public Radio Remix Blog, Third Coast International Audio Festival, Syntone, InStereoPress, Girrlsound, and Infinity's Kitchen.

In 2011, All In Time was also presented in spatialized, octophonic format at the Archipel Contemporary Music Festival in Switzerland; at Festival Extension XI and the Prix Phonurgia Nova Concert in France; at Netaudio London in the U.K.; at the Ohrenhoch Sound Art Gallery in Germany; at the Deep Wireless Festival (Toronto) and Canadian Electroacoustic Community Anniversary Concert (Vancouver) in Canada; and at the PNEM Festival in The Netherlands.

Written, recorded, edited and mixed by Sarah Boothroyd, special thanks are extended to physics maven Peter Watson; to antique clock collector Georges Royer; to Travis Morgan and Dokashiteru for providing Creative Commons samples; and to Himan and Melina Brown for permitting the use of CBS Radio Mystery Theatre clips.



To read more about this production please visit
http://transom.org/?p=16802,
http://thirdcoastfestival.org/library/1009-all-in-time?closed=true, and
http://publicradioremix.org/2011/09/pressing-play-may-stop-time

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The Mikie Show #43, Sarah

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:02

Hurrah, it’s another show about stuff I don’t know! Yes, this episode we speak with Sarah Mattson, planetary photographic cartographer, you know, I don’t really know what to call her, but she creates 3D terrain models of the surface of Mars. It’s scary realistic, because it is! These pictures are downloads from an orbiting camera like no other. Humans need to assemble them into beautiful 3D scenes from the planet’s surface. She also does the Moon. In fact that’s one of the camera’s pictures of the Martian surface right there on the left. We also want to thank Lujendra Ojha for popping up in our interview, he's the person who first witnessed the picture of the erosion patterns on Mars that were all the buzz a few months ago. And if you listen closely, you'll hear another member of this team, Christy Caudill, saying hi from behind her giant computer screens. Sadly, she has been surgically attached to her computer, but we brought her some snacks and stuff. I know there’s more… Oh, we have a quiz! We always have a quiz! And there’s news. We always have news! And another guest comes by, unexpectedly! We always have a g… okay you get the idea, it’s that familiar half-hour of top-notch entertainment right here on Earth!

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Hurrah, it’s another show about stuff I don’t know! Yes, this episode we speak with Sarah Mattson, planetary photographic cartographer, you know, I don’t really know what to call her, but she creates 3D terrain models of the surface of Mars. It’s scary realistic, because it is! These pictures are downloads from an orbiting camera like no other. Humans need to assemble them into beautiful 3D scenes from the planet’s surface. She also does the Moon. In fact that’s one of the camera’s pictures of the Martian surface right there on the left. We also want to thank Lujendra Ojha for popping up in our interview, he's the person who first witnessed the picture of the erosion patterns on Mars that were all the buzz a few months ago. And if you listen closely, you'll hear another member of this team, Christy Caudill, saying hi from behind her giant computer screens. Sadly, she has been surgically attached to her computer, but we brought her some snacks and stuff. I know there’s more… Oh, we have a quiz! We always have a quiz! And there’s news. We always have news! And another guest comes by, unexpectedly! We always have a g… okay you get the idea, it’s that familiar half-hour of top-notch entertainment right here on Earth!

KUT's Views and Brews: The Power of Percussion

From KUT | Part of the KUT's Views and Brews Remix series | 59:39

KUT’s Views and Brews couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite John, Glenn and bassist Darin Gray to the Cactus Cafe to discuss the creation process behind this exciting new work and talk with them about their musical philosophies and histories.

Glenn_kotche_02_web-prx_small In November of 2012 Texas Performing Arts presented the world premiere of I L I M A Q, a drum kit opera written by American composer John Luther Adams for percussionist Glenn Kotche, drummer for the alternative rock band Wilco. KUT’s Views and Brews couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite John, Glenn and bassist Darin Gray to the Cactus Cafe to discuss the creation process behind this exciting new work and talk with them about their musical philosophies and histories.

Two Holidays and a Blizzard

From Playing on Air | Part of the Playing on Air Full Length Episodes series | 53:00

Three short plays. THE BLIZZARD, a chilly thriller, features Jesse Eisenberg as a snowed-in screenwriter facing unexpected guests. In THE MIRACLE OF CHANUKAH, a holiday guest’s personal miracle throws a family for a loop. In CHRISTMAS BREAKS, a guy dumps a girl but presents a substitute. Interview with David Ives, John Rando and The Blizzard cast; Sheri Wilner and The Miracle of Chanukah cast and the cast of Christmas Breaks.

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Three short plays. The Blizzard, a chilly thriller, features Jesse Eisenberg as a snowed-in screenwriter facing unexpected guests. In The Miracle of Chanukah, a holiday guest’s personal miracle throws a family for a loop. In Christmas Breaks, a young man surprises his girlfriend with some curve ball gifts. The Blizzard is written by David Ives (Venus in Fur), directed by John Rando (Tony) with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Alfredo Narciso, Heidi Schreck and Sarah Sokolovic ("Homeland"). Miracle of Chanukah is by Sheri Wilner and features Zach Appelman, Peter Friedman, Judy Gold (Emmy), Marcia Jean Kurtz, Lisa Joyce. Christmas Breaks is by Patrick Gabridge and features Zach Appelman, Steven Boyer (Hand to God, "The Trail"), and Halley Feiffer ("Bored to Death").  Interview with David Ives, John Rando and The Blizzard cast; Sheri Wilner and The Miracle of Chanukah cast and the cast of Christmas Breaks.