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Drone



While not strictly improvised, the drone music in this episode draws the listener to the grey area between composition and improvisation, where perception and intention approach a liminal barrier beyond which lies an ecstatic, meditative aural event. We’ll hear from Ellen Fullman, James Tenney, Tony Conrad, Yoshi Wada, Dickie Landry, and more.
 

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A show dedicated to the ephemeral: improvised music throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly the outer edges of the spectrum. Visions--spectral, cosmic, worldly and solitary--provide the musical inspiration for so many musicians, and improvisation has proved an excellent means of communication. This show will draw on several musical traditions, including Jazz, Western composition, and others from around the world to explore how improvisation functions, communicates, and generally kicks ass.
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