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Flotation Device

Oct 22, 2023 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music

With Michael Schell

Creative and improvised music from the Northwest and around the world with host Michael Schell. Seattle’s finest and longest-running radio program devoted to the musical avant-garde.

Taborn, Xenakis, Harriet Tubman

Flotation Device continues its October concert previews with a look at upcoming Seattle appearances by Craig Taborn, Tim Berne and Harriet Tubman, the latter represented by its bassist Melvin Gibbs, who join us to talk about the band’s commitment to musical and social liberation, his own unusual path to the electric bass, and the surprising connections between traditional African instruments and noise music.

We also honor the late Carla Bley preparatory to next week's more extensive retrospective, espying her innovative approach to big band music in a new album by Steve Lehman and the French Orchestre National de Jazz that also exhibits traces of Sun Ra's influence, observable in a performance he gave in France during his Fall 1973 tour (which we revisit through our 50 years ago in the avant-garde feature. We've got composed music too, including a relentless piano piece by Xenakis that's celebrating its own 50th anniversary, as well as Kalevi Aho’s modernist take on the humble recorder, expressed through a new concerto that’s just been recorded by BIS Records.

Flotation Device
10:00 PM
KBCS 91.3 FM - HD1 - Bellevue Seattle Tacoma
KBCS 91.3 FM - HD1 Bellevue Seattle Tacoma
a public service of Bellevue College KBCS
10:00 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:02 PM
Carla Bley & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - Song To Anything That Moves
Carla Bley & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Song To Anything That Moves
Escalator Over The Hill - A Chronotransduction By Carla Bley And Paul Haines ECM Records
10:05 PM
Carla Bley & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - Oh Say Can You Do?
Carla Bley & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Oh Say Can You Do?
Escalator Over The Hill - A Chronotransduction By Carla Bley And Paul Haines ECM Records
10:06 PM
Steve Lehman - Los Angeles Imaginary
Steve Lehman Los Angeles Imaginary
Ex Machina Pi Recordings
10:11 PM
Harriet Tubman - Five Points
Harriet Tubman Five Points
The Terror End of Beauty Sunnyside Records
10:14 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:17 PM
KBCS: Interview

Melvin Gibbs in conversation with Michael Schell

10:33 PM
Harriet Tubman - The Spiral Path to the Throne
Harriet Tubman The Spiral Path to the Throne
Araminta Sunnyside
10:39 PM
Melvin Gibbs - Future Blues
Melvin Gibbs Future Blues
Anamibia Sessions 1: The Wave Editions Mego
10:44 PM
Iannis Xenakis - Ervyali
Iannis Xenakis Ervyali
Chamber Music 1955–1990 Montaigne
10:54 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:56 PM
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra - Love In Outer Space (Live)
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra Love In Outer Space (Live)
Planets of Life or Death: Amiens '73 (Live) Strut
11:00 PM
KBCS 91.3 FM - HD1 - Bellevue Seattle Tacoma
KBCS 91.3 FM - HD1 Bellevue Seattle Tacoma
a public service of Bellevue College KBCS
11:00 PM
Craig Taborn - The Science of Why Devils Smell Like Sulfur
Craig Taborn The Science of Why Devils Smell Like Sulfur
Compass Confusion Pyroclastic
11:11 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:13 PM
Craig Taborn - Shadow Play
Craig Taborn Shadow Play
Shadow Plays (Live at Konzerthaus, Wien / 2020) ECM Records
11:31 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:34 PM
Tim Berne - Framed
Tim Berne Framed
Oceans And Intakt Records
11:38 PM
Tim Berne - Eez
Tim Berne Eez
Oceans And Intakt Records
11:43 PM
Saimaa Sinfonietta, Erkki Lasonpalo & Eero Saunamäki - Recorder Concerto: I. Misterioso - Presto
Saimaa Sinfonietta, Erkki Lasonpalo & Eero Saunamäki Recorder Concerto: I. Misterioso - Presto
Kalevi Aho: Concerto Works for Recorder, Tenor Saxophone & Accordion BIS
11:54 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:56 PM
Saimaa Sinfonietta - Sonata Concertante for Accordion & Strings: Ia. Prelude. Molto rubato
Saimaa Sinfonietta Sonata Concertante for Accordion & Strings: Ia. Prelude. Molto rubato
Kalevi Aho: Concerto Works for Recorder, Tenor Saxophone & Accordion BIS