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Flotation Device

Dec 17, 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.

The best of 2023

In this episode we commence our annual retrospective of the most compelling new releases of creative and improvised music to come along in 2023. Leading the pack are three very different kinds of East meets West, ranging from Yikii’s brash solo machinery, to an Iseul Kim duet that ambiguously straddles jazz, folk and composed idioms, on to EunHo Chang’s Sensational Bliss: a collection of short pieces for a mix of Western and Korean instruments and voices that's kind of a cross-cultural Pierrot Lunaire for the 21st century. We also sample relentless orchestral and chamber works by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Eric Wubbels, an offbeat take on Celtic ballads from London Experimental Ensemble with Richard Thompson, synth music from beyond the ether by the late Norm Chambers, off-kilter rhythms from Kate Gentile and Pasquale Corrado, and free improv from Nicole Mitchell, Alexander Hawkins, the Horvitz/Morris/Previte trio and Mamer (performing on the obscure Central Asian sherter). A Philip Glass cameo commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of his minimalist landmarks plus an unusual new rendition of Terry Riley’s In C (the most landmarky of all minimalist landmarks) 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
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Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:02 PM
Syntax Ensemble & Pasquale Corrado - Pulse (2011) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, Cello: Pulse (2011) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, Cello
Syntax Ensemble & Pasquale Corrado Pulse (2011) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, Cello: Pulse (2011) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, Cello
Pasquale Corrado: Works for Ensemble KAIROS
10:12 PM
Norm Chambers - Blips2
Norm Chambers Blips2
Ajax Ensemble Panabrite
10:16 PM
Eunho Chang - Sensational Bliss (2021-2022): Part 1: VI [Live]
Eunho Chang Sensational Bliss (2021-2022): Part 1: VI [Live]
Eunho Chang: Sensational Bliss KAIROS
10:24 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

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10:28 PM
Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, Butch Morris - PICHL
Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, Butch Morris PICHL
Live Forever, Vol. 2: Horvitz, Morris, Previte Trio: NYC, Leverkusen 1988–1989 Other Room
10:34 PM
Iseul Kim’s Two Voices - Two Voices
Iseul Kim’s Two Voices Two Voices
Evolving Boomslang Records
10:41 PM
The Philip Glass Ensemble - Music In 12 Parts: Pt. 9
The Philip Glass Ensemble Music In 12 Parts: Pt. 9
Philip Glass: Music In 12 Parts Orange Mountain Music
10:54 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

10:56 PM
Louth Contemporary Music Society - IN C Irish
Louth Contemporary Music Society IN C Irish
IN C Irish Louth Contemporary Music Society
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
Yikii - Memoirs of the Corrupted City
Yikii Memoirs of the Corrupted City
The Crow-Cyan Lake unseelie
11:10 PM
KBCS: Voicebreak

Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:12 PM
Nicole Mitchell, Alexander Hawkins - Flicker Bounce Glide
Nicole Mitchell, Alexander Hawkins Flicker Bounce Glide
At Earth School Astral Spirits
11:17 PM
Kate Gentile, International Contemporary Ensemble - bippf
Kate Gentile, International Contemporary Ensemble bippf
b i o m e i.i Obliquity
11:20 PM
Mamer - Without Direction
Mamer Without Direction
Xêrtêrmin/Sherter Solo Old Heaven Books
11:27 PM
The London Experimental Ensemble - Child Ballad 301 (The Queen of Scotland) [feat. Richard Thompson]
The London Experimental Ensemble Child Ballad 301 (The Queen of Scotland) [feat. Richard Thompson]
Child Ballads: The Final Six Don Giovanni Records
11:35 PM
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Flotation Device with host Michael Schell

11:39 PM
Eric Wubbels - Hz spectrum
Eric Wubbels Hz spectrum
If and Only If Carrier
11:48 PM
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason & Paul Corley - A Prayer To The Dynamo: Pt. 3
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason & Paul Corley A Prayer To The Dynamo: Pt. 3
Jóhannsson: A Prayer To The Dynamo / Suites from Sicario & The Theory of Everything Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
11:57 PM
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11:58 PM
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason & Paul Corley - A Prayer To The Dynamo: Pt. 4
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason & Paul Corley A Prayer To The Dynamo: Pt. 4
Jóhannsson: A Prayer To The Dynamo / Suites from Sicario & The Theory of Everything Deutsche Grammophon (DG)