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Saturday, December 17, 2011
This Weekend on WXYC

This Sunday's Broken Music will be a three part holiday show. The festivities will start with a three part suite for improvised classical guitar entitled "Holiday in My Head" culled from a 2008 live recording between Parisian guitarist Pascal Marzan and London improviser Roger Smith. The second part will be live and studio audio recordings of the multimedia Christmas Carol "Unsilent Night" led by NYC composer Phil Kline. The final third of the show will feature an excerpt from the1963 musique-concrete soundtrack to the movie "Christmas Cracker" by Canadian composer Maurice Blackburn as well as a drone-heavy rendtion of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Canadian duo Nadja. Tune in Sunday at 2pm.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
This Weekend on WXYC

This week's Hell or High Water will focus on the recordings of  Mullins, South Carolina-born funk vocalist Sandra Phillips. Most famous for recording in the early 70s with Swamp Dogg, we will explore her music from her earliest smooth soul 45s circa 1967-8 on the Broadway and Sue labels to her early to mid 70s anthemic, harder funk sounds. Sunday 1-2 pm

The focus of this week's Broken Music will be the 80s experimental electronics and vocal recordings of the Aspen-based outfit Architects Office. Founded in 1983 by tape manipulator and French horn player Joel Haertling, AO is remembered mostly for their soundtrack works for the late Stan Brakhage. The show will center around their bizarre soundtrack to the Brakhage short "Caswallon the Headhunter" from 1986 but will also include other studio and live cuts from their lesser-known material. Sunday 2-3 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011
WXYC Disco Jam!

Saturday 11/19 marks the WXYC Disco Jam!

Dress 2 sweat for a night of vintage and modern killers from across the disco spectrum, spun by WXYC's finest! Bionic boogie, furious funk, rhythmic rollers, space lazers, and a touch of class.

Admission is $5. 

Join us at the Nightlight Bar & Club - party starts at 9pm. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Broken Music 11/13

This week's Broken Music focuses on the performer Toshimaru Nakamura. A prominent figure of the Onkyo scene in Japan, Nakamura's silences and high frequencies have perplexed listeners for over a decade now. We will listen to both solo performances as well as collaborations with  Ami Yoshida, Keith Rowe, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Axel Dorner, among others.  

Tune in Sunday 2-3 pm

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Broken Music 11/6

For the second installment in our survey of Hungarian experimental music, Broken Music turns to composer Zoltán Jeney. Another founding member of the Budapest New Music Studio, Jeney utilized unusual decision making process in his compositions and wrote for a number of unorthodox arrangements of instruments. His works are some of the most strange and adventurous among the Hungaroton catalog at the time.

Tune in Sunday from 2-3 pm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This Week's Thursday Night Feature

This Thursday join Howard Hoyt for part seven in his series on underground radio of the 60s and 70s, when AM was king and FM was counterculture. Covering singer/songwriter, rock and jazz genres, this show returns to and revels in the days of alt radio. Nine to midnight on WXYC.

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