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Flotation Device

Nov 12, 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.

Music of entropy

In this episode we preview Lauri Porra’s upcoming Seattle Symphony appearances with a look at the unique crossover style forged by this Fender bass-playing great-grandson of Sibelius. Tristan Murail also contemplates his musical elders with a reflection on the birth of Messiaen’s famous Quartet for the End of Time in a German POW camp. And the doyenne of French acousmatic music, Beatriz Ferreyra, gets some retrospective attention via a new portrait album from Room40.

John Aylward revisits memory and mythology in a remarkable new chamber opera, while our 50 years ago feature revisits the final breaths of 20th century modernism in works by Shostakovich and Milhaud premiered in November 1973. We take a look at the remarkable and newly-excavated recorded legacy of the Horvitz/Morris/Previte trio, contrasting it with newer improvisational forays by Ned Rothenberg’s Crossings quartet and the Gerry Hemingway/Izumi Kimura duo. A fanfare by Anna Meredith, a minimalist piano piece by Anthony Gatto, and synthesized miniatures by Matt Mitchell and the late Norm Chambers round out the playlist.

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
Izumi Kimura & Gerry Hemingway - Kairos
Izumi Kimura & Gerry Hemingway Kairos
Kairos Fundacja Słuchaj
10:07 PM
Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, Butch Morris - Leverkusen 2
Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, Butch Morris Leverkusen 2
Live Forever, Vol. 2: Horvitz, Morris, Previte Trio: NYC, Leverkusen 1988–1989 Other Room
10:16 PM
Lauri Porra - Concerto for Electric Bass "Entropia": I. —
Lauri Porra Concerto for Electric Bass "Entropia": I. —
Lauri Porra: Entropia BIS
10:25 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:29 PM
Ligeti Quartet & Anna Meredith - Nautilus
Ligeti Quartet & Anna Meredith Nautilus
Nuc (Deluxe) Mercury Classics
10:34 PM
Beatriz Ferreyra - Cercles des rondes
Beatriz Ferreyra Cercles des rondes
UFO Forest + Room40
10:44 PM
Het Collectief - Stalag VIIIa
Het Collectief Stalag VIIIa
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps - Murail: Stalag VIIIa Alpha Classics
10:56 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:57 PM
Het Collectief - Quatuor pour la fin du temps: I. Liturgie de cristal
Het Collectief Quatuor pour la fin du temps: I. Liturgie de cristal
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps - Murail: Stalag VIIIa Alpha Classics
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
Norm Chambers - Transmitter
Norm Chambers Transmitter
Seaside Variations Panabrite
11:03 PM
Ned Rothenberg - Sheets to the Wind (feat. Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson & Tomas Fujiwara)
Ned Rothenberg Sheets to the Wind (feat. Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson & Tomas Fujiwara)
Crossings Four (feat. Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson & Tomas Fujiwara) Clean Feed
11:08 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:11 PM
Nina Guo, Lukas Papenfusscline, Tyler Boque, Cailin Marcel Manson, Laura Williamson, Issei Herr, Greg Chudzik, Daniel Lippel & Stratis Minakakis - Oblivion: Prologue
Nina Guo, Lukas Papenfusscline, Tyler Boque, Cailin Marcel Manson, Laura Williamson, Issei Herr, Greg Chudzik, Daniel Lippel & Stratis Minakakis Oblivion: Prologue
John Aylward: Oblivion - Opera in one Act New Focus Recordings
11:14 PM
Lukas Papenfusscline - Oblivion: Scene 1
Lukas Papenfusscline Oblivion: Scene 1
John Aylward: Oblivion - Opera in one act New Focus Recordings
11:17 PM
Tyler Boque - Oblivion: Scene 2
Tyler Boque Oblivion: Scene 2
John Aylward: Oblivion - Opera in one Act New Focus Recordings
11:21 PM
Nina Guo - Oblivion: Scene 5 & Interlude
Nina Guo Oblivion: Scene 5 & Interlude
John Aylward: Oblivion - Opera in one Act New Focus Recordings
11:31 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:33 PM
Kate Gentile - Offing
Kate Gentile Offing
Find Letter X Pi Recordings
11:35 PM
Karl Larson - Waves
Karl Larson Waves
Anthony Gatto: Small Subversions Gold Bolus
11:43 PM
Rubio Quartet - String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: III. Allegretto
Rubio Quartet String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: III. Allegretto
Quintessence Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Brilliant Classics
11:52 PM
Darius Milhaud - Ani Maamin: God faithful I believe
Darius Milhaud Ani Maamin: God faithful I believe
Ani Maamin Arion
11:54 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:57 PM
Rubio Quartet - String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: I. Allegretto
Rubio Quartet String Quartet No. 14 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 142: I. Allegretto
Quintessence Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Brilliant Classics