Wavelength is broadcast on Resonance104.4fm Fridays at 2:45 GMT and repeated Sundays at 09:00 GMT.
Mostly Christian Marclay whose exhibition at the White Cube runs until April, but also including forerunner Milan Knizak (Broken Music circa 1964), Fuckintosh (Jimi meets Heino) and Jimi Hendrix (I don't live today). The Hendrix track is the basis of Ghost performed by Marclay in 1985 at the Kitchen, New York on an adapted turntable slung around his neck and improvised with/on sort of in the style of Hendrix pushing the instrument/implement to the limit perhaps.
27th February 2015
Art Theory Bob Parks
continues with his lecture on totalitarianism and art: "Part two will be about affect as the language of Generation X and the active subconscious alongside Heidegger's uncanny. More Reich (Wilhelm, not Steve), Moreau (Gustave, not Jeanne), neuro-phenomenology, Tim Berners-Lee bedfellows with Malevich and Netscape Communications sharing stables with Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler, Mussolini and Franco - spirituality with love versus money with violence and force".
20th February 2015
Love is on the air
Friday 13th, pre-Valentine's Day, Fund-Raising mix including Gertrude Stein, Boz Scaggs, Gil Scott-Heron and other tracks selected by Sandra Cross and myself. Repeated on Sunday at 9am as usual, the morning after the night before.
13th February 2015
DJ Hybridist aka Sandra Cross
presents the second of a series around Stephen Sondheim, this week focussing on the play Company. First seen on TV with the screening of the Donmar's 1995 production directed by Sam Mendes and starring Adrian Lester as the lead character, Bobby, DJ was captivated by the final scene in which Lester dances like Gene Kelly and sings the life-affirming, 'Being Alive'. This led back to the original 1970 Broadway cast recording and the film of this by the documentarian D.A. Pennebaker in which the iconic Elaine Stritch sings 'Ladies who Lunch' with biting scorn and contempt. This is set against the discovery of Pamela Myers who delivers a coruscating 'Another 100 People' a song describing the near impossibility of finding a mate in the metropolis. In his book 'Finishing the Hat' Sondheim describes how he came across this quote by Chekhov: 'If you're afraid of loneliness, don't marry.' 'Luckily', says Sondheim, 'I didn't come across that quote 'til long after Company had been produced. Chekhov said in seven words what it took George (Furth, the writer of the book Company) and me two years and two and a half hours to say less profoundly. If I'd read that sentence, I'm not sure we would have dared to write the show, and we might have been denied the exhilarating experience of what he said, for ourselves.'
6th February 2015