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Flotation Device

Dec 10, 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.

Reich & Zappa

Our 50 years ago in the avant-garde feature gets a little crazy with Frank Zappa’s legendary December ’73 engagement at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, featuring an octet that included Ruth Underwood (his most notable female collaborator) and George Duke (the only musician to tour with both Zappa and Miles Davis). In this program we spend half an hour contemplating why many regard this band as Zappa’s best ever, and another half-hour espying the ongoing influence of his rock-centered harmonic and rhythmic explorations on the contemporary landscape of experimental fusion music. We then turn our attention to Steve Reich, and the golden anniversary of one of his most austere works, also unveiled in December 1973 amidst a creative period characterized by more ambitious compositions (including Music for 18 Musicians). As with Zappa, we hunt for Reich’s influence in brand-new minimalist-inflected items by Kara-Lis Coverdale and Susan Alcorn. We also take a look at Paul Dessau’s allegorical opera Lanzelot, premiered in East Berlin in 1969, but only now receiving its first recording. Is its malevolent city-ruling dragon a metaphor for capitalism as Dessau claimed, or was the composer secretly giving the finger to East German apparatchiks? Either way, the music is a delightful mix of modernist, jazz and folk influences that’s well worth having on record. Some haunting electroacoustic sonorities from the Northwest's foremost practitioner of dark ambient music, Marc Barreca, plus a new album of mixed chamber works from the Italian composer Pasquale Corrado, and fresh improv from the Bucher-Countryman-Hori trio, 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
Miriodor - Boomerang
Miriodor Boomerang
Elements Cuneiform Records
10:07 PM
Doctor Nerve - Sister Cancer Brother Dollar
Doctor Nerve Sister Cancer Brother Dollar
Every Screaming Ear Punos Music
10:09 PM
Brandon Seabrook - brutalovechamp
Brandon Seabrook brutalovechamp
brutalovechamp Pyroclastic Records
10:20 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

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10:25 PM
Frank Zappa - Kung-Fu
Frank Zappa Kung-Fu
The Roxy Performances (Live) Frank Zappa Catalog
10:27 PM
Frank Zappa - Kung Fu
Frank Zappa Kung Fu
The Lost Episodes Frank Zappa Catalog
10:28 PM
Frank Zappa - Penguin in Bondage
Frank Zappa Penguin in Bondage
Halloween 73 (Live in Chicago, 1973) Frank Zappa Catalog
10:29 PM
Frank Zappa - T’Mershi Duween
Frank Zappa T’Mershi Duween
The Roxy Performances (Live) Frank Zappa Catalog
10:40 PM
Frank Zappa - Tuning and Studio Chatter
Frank Zappa Tuning and Studio Chatter
The Roxy Performances (Live) Frank Zappa Catalog
10:43 PM
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Echidna's Arf (Of You)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Echidna's Arf (Of You)
Roxy & Elsewhere Frank Zappa Catalog
10:46 PM
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
Roxy & Elsewhere Frank Zappa Catalog
10:55 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

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10:57 PM
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Be-Bop Tango (Of the Old Jazzmen's Church)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Be-Bop Tango (Of the Old Jazzmen's Church)
Roxy & Elsewhere Frank Zappa Catalog
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
Rick Countryman - Fluctuations
Rick Countryman Fluctuations
The Movement Radical Chap-Chap
11:06 PM
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11:08 PM
Syntax Ensemble & Pasquale Corrado - Ozone (2018) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, Cello: Ozone (2018) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, Cello
Syntax Ensemble & Pasquale Corrado Ozone (2018) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, Cello: Ozone (2018) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, Cello
Pasquale Corrado: Works for Ensemble KAIROS
11:20 PM
Marc Barreca - Image Bloom (Bonus Track)
Marc Barreca Image Bloom (Bonus Track)
Recordings of Failing Light Palace Of Lights
11:27 PM
Kilian Bauer, Opernchor des Deutschen Nationaltheaters Weimar, Opernchor des Theaters Erfurt, Staatskapelle Weimar & Dominik Beykirch - Lanzelot, Bild 15: "Papa, wer ist Lanzelot?" (Live)
Kilian Bauer, Opernchor des Deutschen Nationaltheaters Weimar, Opernchor des Theaters Erfurt, Staatskapelle Weimar & Dominik Beykirch Lanzelot, Bild 15: "Papa, wer ist Lanzelot?" (Live)
Paul Dessau: Lanzelot (Live) audite Musikproduktion
11:31 PM
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11:36 PM
Christopher Whitley - Kara-Lis Coverdale: Patterns in High Places: 1. Determination
Christopher Whitley Kara-Lis Coverdale: Patterns in High Places: 1. Determination
Describe yourself Redshift
11:38 PM
Susan Alcorn, José Lencastre & Hernani Faustino - Two Distant Realities
Susan Alcorn, José Lencastre & Hernani Faustino Two Distant Realities
Manifesto Clean Feed
11:42 PM
Third Coast Percussion - Music for Pieces of Wood
Third Coast Percussion Music for Pieces of Wood
Reich: Mallet Quartet, Sextet, Nagoya Marimbas & Music for Pieces of Wood Cedille
11:56 PM
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11:58 PM
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Music for Pieces of Wood
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Music for Pieces of Wood
African Rhythms Warner Classics International