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Flotation Device

Nov 26, 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.

Old meets New

Old meets new in this edition of Flotation Device as we preview Boston Camerata’s upcoming Seattle appearance by comparing their recent album of medieval Christmas songs with newly-recorded vocal works by Reiko Füting (a setting of texts by the 13th century nun Mechthild von Magdeburg) and David Lang (a new version of his iconic cantata The Little Match Girl Passion). The connections between the sound worlds, sensibilities and exploratory character of these pieces—among the earliest and latest examples of Western art music—are unmistakable. We also bid farewell to David Del Tredici and his controversial legacy of Alice in Wonderland-themed compositions for soprano and orchestra with a look at his most exploratory works. We’ll compare those to an epic piece (also for voice and orchestra) by the late Giya Kancheli that attracted little attention upon its premiere 50 years ago in Tbilisi, but which helped to usher in the spiritual minimalist movement that soon come to dominate the late Soviet musical landscape. We preview David Robertson’s upcoming engagement with Seattle Symphony wherein he'll present his new piano concerto alongside the Fifth Symphony of Mahler, which we’ll associate with Kancheli using Shostakovich as an intermediary. And new improvised and fixed-media works by Tim Daisy, Mark Feldman, Angelika Niescier, Leonor Falcón, Vasco Trilla and the venerable acousmatician Beatriz Ferreyra round out the program.

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

10:03 PM
The Boston Camerata - Hodie Christus natus est
The Boston Camerata Hodie Christus natus est
Hodie Christus natus est harmonia mundi
10:04 PM
The Boston Camerata - Adest Sponsus
The Boston Camerata Adest Sponsus
Hodie Christus natus est harmonia mundi
10:06 PM
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma - the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 1, Come, Daughter
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 1, Come, Daughter
the little match girl passion Cantaloupe
10:10 PM
Ensemble Adapter - Mechthild, Act I Scene 3 "Verwunden, vereint": Sie legt das Hemd der sanften Demut An
Ensemble Adapter Mechthild, Act I Scene 3 "Verwunden, vereint": Sie legt das Hemd der sanften Demut An
Reiko Füting: Mechthild New Focus Recordings
10:11 PM
Ensemble Adapter - Mechthild, Act I Scene 3 "Verwunden, vereint": So schön sollt ihr weitertanzen
Ensemble Adapter Mechthild, Act I Scene 3 "Verwunden, vereint": So schön sollt ihr weitertanzen
Reiko Füting: Mechthild New Focus Recordings
10:13 PM
The Boston Camerata - Edi be thu hevene quene
The Boston Camerata Edi be thu hevene quene
Hodie Christus natus est harmonia mundi
10:15 PM
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma - the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 5, Penance and Remorse
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 5, Penance and Remorse
the little match girl passion Cantaloupe
10:17 PM
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma - the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 12, She Again Rubbed a Match
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 12, She Again Rubbed a Match
the little match girl passion Cantaloupe
10:18 PM
The Boston Camerata - Clara sonent organa
The Boston Camerata Clara sonent organa
Hodie Christus natus est harmonia mundi
10:22 PM
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma - the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 13, When It Is Time for Me to Go
Molly Netter, Kate Maroney, Gene Stenger, Dashon Burton, Ian David Rosenbaum & Jeffrey Douma the little match girl passion (Version for 4 Voices & Percussion): No. 13, When It Is Time for Me to Go
the little match girl passion Cantaloupe
10:26 PM
Gothic Voices - Verbum patris umanatur O O
Gothic Voices Verbum patris umanatur O O
The Earliest Songbook in England Hyperion
10:27 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:33 PM
Albany Symphony Orchestra; David Alan Miller - Adventures Underground: II. The Mouse's Tail
Albany Symphony Orchestra; David Alan Miller Adventures Underground: II. The Mouse's Tail
David Del Tredici: Adventures Underground Albany Records
10:46 PM
Mark Feldman - MF
Mark Feldman MF
Begin, Again Relay Recordings
10:50 PM
Jeb Bishop, Mark Feldman, Tim Daisy - Too Many Names
Jeb Bishop, Mark Feldman, Tim Daisy Too Many Names
Begin, Again Relay Recordings
10:56 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:58 PM
Albany Symphony Orchestra; David Alan Miller - Pop-Pourri: III. Jabberwocky (A Melodrama)
Albany Symphony Orchestra; David Alan Miller Pop-Pourri: III. Jabberwocky (A Melodrama)
David Del Tredici: Adventures Underground Albany Records
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
Angelika Niescier - Hic Svnt Dracones
Angelika Niescier Hic Svnt Dracones
Beyond Dragons Intakt Records
11:12 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:13 PM
Leonor Falcón - Etude, Pt. 2
Leonor Falcón Etude, Pt. 2
Peach and Tomato 577 Records
11:18 PM
Vasco Trilla - Acoustic Mask #6
Vasco Trilla Acoustic Mask #6
Acoustic Masks 577
11:21 PM
Beatriz Ferreyra - Vuelo de signos y remolinos
Beatriz Ferreyra Vuelo de signos y remolinos
UFO Forest + Room40
11:24 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:27 PM
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra & Djansug Kakhidze - Symphony No. 3
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra & Djansug Kakhidze Symphony No. 3
Giya Kancheli - Symphonies No. 3, No. 4 & No. 5 Cugate Classics
11:56 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:58 PM
Philharmonia Orchestra & Giuseppe Sinopoli - Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (Sehr Langsam)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Giuseppe Sinopoli Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (Sehr Langsam)
Mahler: The Complete Recordings Deutsche Grammophon (DG)