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5:25 PM Lee Morgan Bet A-1: The Savoy Sessions Savoy 5:21 PM Peter Sinfield Still Still Manticore 5:19 PM Kensington Market The Thinker Aardvark Seven Arts 5:11 PM Egberto Gismonti Raga Sol Do Meio Dia ECM 5:04 PM Grace Jones Inspiration Living My Life Island 4:59 PM Nico & the Faction Camera Obscura Camera Obscura PVC 4:53 PM T-Rex 20th Century Boy T. Rextasy WB 4:49 PM Vomit Launch Hallways Not Even Pretty Rat Box 4:48 PM Scott Walker Rawhide Climate of Hunter 4:47 PM T-Rex Born To Boogie T. Rextasy WB 4:42 PM Tiny Tim Mickey the Monkey / Hot and Cold Water For All My Little Friends Reprise 4:29 PM ISM Dance Club Meat Market A Diet For The Worms S.I.N. Records 4:27 PM The Velvet Underground Run Run Run & Nico Verve 4:23 PM The Supremes Come See About Me Where Did Our Love Go Motown 4:22 PM Albert King Killing Floor Years Gone By Stax 4:13 PM Jefferson Airplane In The Morning Early Flight Grunt 4:07 PM Caroliner Barrel Horses & Window Crackers I'm Armed With Quarts of Blood 4:06 PM 391 Jet Plane Messthetics Greatest Hiss Hyped to Death 3:56 PM Sonny Rollins The Bridge The Bridge RCA Victor 3:56 PM Dave Brubeck Gone With The Wind Gone With The Wind Columbia 3:47 PM R. Stevie Moore Shakin in the Sixties Glad Music New Rose 3:45 PM Mark Tucker Everywhere with Sally (Ride) In The Sack Tetrapod Spools 3:44 PM Peter Ivers Band Dark Illumination Knight of the Blue Communion Epic 3:33 PM The Midwestern District Choir (of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World) My Soul Is A Witness For My Lord (soloist: Fanniece Morgan) Power Lord, Power Creed 3:29 PM Karen Mantler People Die My Cat Arnold Xtra Watt 3:26 PM Pamela Cook D Minor, L 266 K 517 (Domenico Scarlatti) 12 Sonatas for Harpsichord Musical Heritage Society 3:17 PM Mark Tucker Attractive In the Sack Tetrapod Spools 3:13 PM Rosie Maddox Gathering Flowers Reckless Love & Bold Adventure Takoma 3:13 PM Queen Sheer Heart Attack News of the World 3:04 PM Sun Ra Arkestra Sun Ra and His Band From Outer Space College Tour Volume One: The Complete Nothing Is... ESP Disk'

5:37 PM Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Billie's Bounce First Set 5:22 PM Lydia Kavina Free Music #1 for Four Theremins (Percy Grainger) Music from the Ether Mode 5:16 PM Don Gibson (Happiest Girl In The Whole Wide World) I'm The Loneliest Man I'm the Loneliest Man Hickory 5:13 PM Claude Bolling Royal Garden Blues The Original Bolling Blues Mercury 5:10 PM The Birthday Party Cry Prayers on Fire Missing Link 5:10 PM Maddox Brothers & Rose George's Playhouse Boogie 1946-1951 Vol. 1 Arhoolie 5:01 PM Smiletron Oracle Fall 2011 Intrinsic 4:55 PM Count Basie Sweet Georgia Brown Prime Time Pablo 4:51 PM Paul Marotta Agit-Prop Piano (Loud) [excerpt] Agit-Prop Piano Do Speak 4:41 PM Dodo Marmarosa Why Was I Born / My Foolish Heart The Modern Jazz Piano Album Savoy 4:40 PM Lennie Tristano Supersonic The Modern Jazz Piano Album Savoy 4:40 PM Steve Martin Funny Comedy Gags Let's Get Small WB 4:27 PM Kohwi Mesa Hidden Trees Black Tent 4:20 PM Jim Black's Alasnoaxis Ambacharm Alasnoaxis Winter & Winter 4:15 PM Hugh Borde and the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band Three Foolish Men Momentum Meridian 4:14 PM Eartha Kitt Hist The Window, Noah St. Louis Blues RCA Victor 4:09 PM Albert King Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven Lovejoy Stax 4:03 PM Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tank Emerson, Lake & Palmer 3:58 PM Skip James Hard Time Killing Floor Blues Today! Vanguard 3:56 PM Bill Cosby The Pep Talk Right! WB 3:52 PM Rahsaan Roland Kirk You'll Never Get To Heaven Bright Moments Atlantic 3:39 PM MC5 Sister Anne High Time Atlantic 3:31 PM Jali Musa Jawara Bana Soubindoor Mango 3:27 PM xeno & Oaklander Open Walls Sets & Lights Wierd 3:26 PM The Allman Brothers Dream The Allman Brothers Atco 3:11 PM Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi Which Way Nigeria? Which Way Nigeria? Arista 3:04 PM New Music Ensemble Improvisation (B2) New Music Ensemble, II 3:03 PM Thee Michelle Gun Elephant Satanic Boom Boom Head Gear Blues Alive

5:28 PM Peter Ivers (feat. Asha Puthli) Clarence O'Day Take It Out On Me Wounded Bird / Epic 5:24 PM Gene Pitney Just One Smile Anthology Rhino 5:22 PM Exuma Damn Fool Exuma II Mercury 5:15 PM Earth Opera Time and Again Earth Opera Elektra 5:13 PM Cliff Waldron and the New Shades of Grass The Everlasting Arms Right On! Rebel 4:54 PM John Coltrane Africa Africa/Brass Impulse! 4:49 PM Leon Thomas / Louis Armstrong The Creator Has A Master Plan Flying Dutchman 4:43 PM T Rex Ride on a White Swan / Jewel / Hot Love T.Rextasy WB 4:34 PM Thomas Dolby Nothing New Under the Sun A Map of the Floating City 4:29 PM Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza Ancora Un Trio Improvisationen Deutsche Grammophon 4:26 PM Henry Rollins various Everything Thirsty Ear 4:14 PM Khan Academy Breakdown of Gas Prices http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YYy0DEOpoU 4:08 PM William Shatner & Henry Rollins I Can't Get Behind That Has Been 4:07 PM Caroliner Who's Gotten My Teething Cotton? Wine Can't Do It, Wife Won't Do! 3:55 PM Frank Zappa Big Swifty Waka/Jawaka Rykodisc 3:42 PM Chaka Khan No See No Cry Superman III WB 3:40 PM Curtis Mayfield Freddie's Dead Superfly Curtom 3:39 PM Lou Reed Kicks Coney Island Baby 3:38 PM Arthur Fiedler and His Sinfonietta Serenade No. 12, III. Minueto in Canone Mozart - Serenade No. 12, K. 388 - Divertimento No. 15, K. 287 RCA Victor 3:37 PM Archie Dale and the Tones of Joy That's All That Matters If You Need It, My God's Got It Nashboro 3:24 PM The Ventures Cookout Freakout On Lookout Mountain Guitar Freakouts Dolton 3:18 PM Curtis Fuller Chantized Boss of the Soul-Stream Trombone Warwick 3:15 PM Chuck Berry Time Was Rock n' Roll Rarities Chess 3:15 PM Roy Orbison Shahadaroba The All-Time Greatest Hits Monument 3:09 PM Shirley Caesar Reach Out and Touch Someone's Hand From The Heart Roadshow 3:08 PM Charlie Parker Milestones The Savoy Recordings Savoy 3:07 PM The Monks Monk Time Black Monk Time

!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY WCBN!!
5:30 PM Doobie Bros. Listen to the Music Best of the Doobies WB 5:23 PM Rez Abbasi Look Around Third Ear Dutch East India Trading 5:18 PM Psychic TV (remixed by Greedy Beat Syndicate) S.M.I.L.E. Beyond Thee Infinite Beat Wax Trax 5:11 PM The O'Neal Twins and the First Baptist Church-Hamilton Park Mass Choir He'll Give You Peace in the Midst of the Storm He'll Give You Peace in the Midst of the Storm Savoy 5:08 PM Etta James Strange Man Deep In The Night WB 4:55 PM Jackie McLean & Gary Bartz Watercircle Ode to Super Inner City 4:51 PM Los Calchakis Concierto en la Llanura Indian Flutes, Harps and Guitars Musical Heritage Society 4:50 PM The Gary S. Paxton Singers "Good Thing" Medley - I'm Hooked on a Good Thing / The World Didn't Give it To Me / Learning To Live like a Child of the King The Gospel According to "Gary S." Paragon 4:44 PM Capillary Action Unnecessary Surgery Capsized Natural Selection 4:44 PM Jackie McLean & Gary Bartz Monk's Dance Ode to Super Inner City 4:43 PM Roxy Music Seabreeze Roxy Music Reprise 4:25 PM Soft Machine Bone Soft Machine 5 Columbia 4:25 PM Thomas Dolby Windpower The Golden Age of Wireless Harvest 4:18 PM Kate Bush Breathing Never For Ever EMI 4:13 PM Dolly Parton 9 to 5 Greatest Hits RCA 4:05 PM Faust It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl So Far
3:54 PM Hermeto Pascoal Bells Hermeto Muse 3:52 PM Capillary Action Methheads & Mormons Capsized Natural Selection 3:44 PM Lucas Santtana I Can't live Far From My Music Sem Nostalgia Mais Um Discos 3:39 PM Jelly Roll Morton Grandpa's Spells Jelly Roll Plays Jelly Roll Olympic 3:28 PM Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka Waka/Jawaka Rykodisc 3:23 PM Unknown Track A2 Taiwanese Folk Songs Jiafeng Records 3:17 PM The Mass Choir of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses (Thomas A. Dorsey, soloist) Precious Lord, Take My Hand Let Us Go Back To God Savoy 3:06 PM Don Ellis Orchestra Final Analysis Live at Fillmore Columbia

It’s been a hot summer. I’ve been abysmal with keeping these posts up to date. Previous shows will follow soon. I found a Wire Tapper CD that kind of ruled.  This week’s show:

8/8/12
[artist, song, album (label)]
Elliott Sharp, City of Sand, Tectonics (knitting factory)
Ergo Phizmiz, Sticky White Glue (extract): Rectify, Wire Tapper 12
Cul de Sac & Damo Suzuki, Berlin 6, Wire Tapper 12
The Fall, I am Damo Suzuki, The Nation’s Saving Grace (beggar’s banquet)
Tim Flood Quartet, Untrapped Tears, Mag Mell (null records)
Balachander, Sangeetha Gnaanamu, Man From Madras (world pacific)
John Coltrane, Living Space, Infinity (impulse)
Blur, Sing, Trainspotting OST (capitol)
Uncle Woody Sullender, Aphelion Counting, Nothing is Certain but Death (dead ceo)
Drexciya, Sea Quake, Deep Sea Dweller (shockwave)
Autechre, IV VV IV VV VII, draft 7.30 (warp)
Violet, Priznak Aluminium, Wire Tapper 12
Micachu and The Shapes, Nothing, Never (rough trade)
Peaking Lights, LO HI, Lucifer (mexican summer)
Fat Worm of Error, Mashed Potentate, Ambivalence and the Beaker (resipiscent)
Wet Hair, Jane You Don’t Decide, Spill into Atmosphere (de stijl)
Pow Wows, EIO (during the flood), Nightmare Soda (get hip)
K-Holes, Window in the Wall, Dismania (hardly art)
Milky Globe, The Warp and the Woof, Wire Tapper 12
Brian Eno and J. Peter Schwalm, Like Pictures Part 2, Drawn From Life (astralwerks)
Unstable Ensemble, Torque and Tungsten, The Liturgy of Ghosts (family vineyard)
Hot Boss, Dick Program, S/T

Summer 2012 sporadic squash supplements…

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7/11/12
Leonard Nimoy, Music to Watch Space Girls By, Spaced Out
Can, Millionenspiel, The Lost Tapes
Black Dice, Pissed in a Cave, Rodriguez 7″ (ribbon)
William Shatner, Hamlet, Spaced Out
Pesnyary, Mowed Yas Konyushin, Vocal & Instrumental Music (melodiya)
Plankton Wat, Spirits, Spirits
Woods, Sleep, Amps for Christ split 7″ (shrimper)
Femminielli, Chauffeur, Araignee split 7″ (fixture)
Actress, n.e.w., R.I.P.
Olekranon, Travel Scars, Barbarians
Yalls, Settle Down, Fantasy e.p.
Calibro 35, New York New York, Any Resemblance to Actual Facts is Purely Coincidental (nublu)
Peaking Lights, Cosmic Tides, Lucifer
Bruce Haack, Echo, The Electronic Record for Children
Druid Perfume, Wheel of the Chance (urinal cake)
Can, Dead Pigeon Suite, The Lost Tapes
Can, Networks of Foam, The Lost Tapes
Jean Piche, Rouge, Heliograms

7/25/12
Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother Suite, Atom Heart Mother
The Cinematic Orchestra, Necrology, In Motion #1
Tortoise, Glass Museum, Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Motor Totemist Guild, A Mixture of Guise, Contact with Veils
Mmoths, If Only, Mmoths
Porter Ricks, Port of Call, Biokinetics
Jurgen Muller, Science of the Sea (in its entirety)
Mammal, Fatherlands, Lonesome Drifter
i:cube, Dans la Piece Vide, Adore

8/1/12
Galaxie 500, Ceremony, On Fire (ryko)
John Zorn, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Big Gundown (tzadik)
Ilhan Mimaroglu, To Kill a Sunrise: A Requiem for Those Shot in the Back, Agitation (locust)
Honest to Goodness, A Gaseous Speck (fedora corpse)
Lichens, 1, The Psychic Nature of Being (kranky)
Dead Can Dance, The Writing on my Father’s Hand, The Serpent’s Egg (4ad)
Skinny Puppy, Choralone, Rabies (capitol)
Toshi Wada, II, Off the Wall (omega point)
Greg Davis, Diaphonous (edit), Somnia (kranky)

8/15/12

[artist, title, album (label)]
Tentatively, b&w side
Olekranon, Travel Scars, Barbarians (inam)
Magical Power Mako, Mako Drum, Bluedot (atavistic)
Montract, #8, Blaggout (animal world)
Anthony Braxton, p-jok [mix] S-D : 4, No Place to go but Around (finnadar)
Jean-Claude Vannier, L’ours Paresseux, Electro Rapide
Brigitte Fontaine, Ou Vas-tu Petite Garcon
Silver Apples, Whirly Bird
Opponents, Opposition 3, Together We Will End the Future (prison tatt)
Hans Fjellestad, ElCavernario, 33 (accretions)
Thai Elephant Orchestra, Trio for Theremin & Electronic Keyboard
Volcano the Bear, The Great Reimbursing, Golden Rhythm/Ink Music (rune grammofon)
Master Musicians of Bukkake, Elogia de la Sombra
Mark De Gli Antoni, Swollen Acres, Horse Tricks (tzadik)
Will Guthrie, Breaking Bones, Sticks Stones & Breaking Bones
Haptic, One, The Medium
Shout Out Out Out Out, This isn’t Helping, Spanish Moss and Total Loss

8/22/12

Maholy-Nagy, Brute Neighbors, Like Mirage (temporary residence)
The Beatles, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Abbey Road (capitol)
The Flaming Lips feat. Neon Indian, Is David Bowie Dying, FL and Heady Fwends
Uladat, Guerra (black tropical)
Avey Tare & Panda Bear, April and the Phantom, Spirit They’ve Gone Spirit They’ve Vanishes
Diiv, Air Conditioning, Oshin (captured tracks)
House of Love, Christine, S/T (creation)
Arthur Russell, She’s the Star/I Take This Time, World of Echo (audika)
Oval, #8, Commers (thrill jockey)
Comiskey, Citadel, Relays
Phil Perkins, Hardanger, Drive Time (fun)
Her Space Holiday, Something to do with My Hands, The Young Machines (mush)
Crystal Stilts, Sycamore Tree, In Love with Oblivion (slumberland)
Nouvelle Vague, Shack Up, Bande a Part (luaka bop)
Cymbals, Untitled #1, Sideways Sometimes
Caribou, A Final Warning, The Milk of Human Kindness (dno)
Rome, She’s a Black Belt, S/T (thrill jockey)
Greg Goodman/Henry Kaiser/Lukas Ligeti, Does the Name Pavlov Ring a Bell?, Heavy Meta (ecstatic yod)
Ennio Morricone, Corsa Sui Tetti, Crime and Dissonance (ipicac)
Matt Davignon, Track 8, Music at 1/2 Speed (edgetone)
Codec sc, 50 Ohm Belden, Clinical Observations (nonresponse)
Amen Dunes, Baba Yaga, Through Donkey Jaw (sacred bones)

So you've stumbled upon the think-tank for the classical show on WCBN FM Ann Arbor, Dead White Guys! Let me answer some questions that you probably have:

Why did you call it Dead White Guys? What kind of name is that?
Take a look at the demographic for classical music composers. Most are white males that have been dead for at least a century. Thus the name.

What kind of classical music do you play?
Literally anything. In the spirit of WCBN's freeform policy, we pride ourselves in finding underrated classical music, and forcing your ears upon it. The hosts of the show all have vastly different tastes as well, so you'll get a well-balanced diet of classical music over the course of a few shows.

How do you play the music?
Any and all formats. Mostly CDs and vinyl, with an occasional raid of the internet, and our personal libraries. We try to give you the highest quality possible though, at all times.

Why should I listen to you? You sound lame.
Well, if you like WCBN, then you'll probably like us, even if you think you don't classical music. If it makes you feel better, sometimes we hate classical music too, but there's too much good classical music for you to miss it, so just listen, OK?

OK, so what if I wanted to. How do I listen?
Easy, just listen to WCBN (88.3), or go to WCBN and listen live from 6-9am every Sunday morning. And you can even call in at (734) 763-3500 to give us suggestions on what we should play, so now you have no excuse.

Let's party like it's 1769.Now that all of that's covered, go listen to the station.

Iranian pianist, Sahar Nouri, recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Music with a specialist degree, after studying collaborative piano with the esteemed Martin Katz. She received her master's degree from Arizona State University, and has played at prestigious summer programs such as SongFestAspen Music Festival, and The Music Academy of The West in Santa Barbara. She will be joining Utah Opera in the 2012-2013 season as a young artist pianist coach.

Sahar Nouri, recently performed her final recital at the University of Michigan School of Music on April 7th at 2pm in Britton Recital Hall in the Moore Building, and I was privileged enough, not only to watch it streaming on Ustream (which you can watch here), but also to obtain a beautiful recording of it, which I fully intend to leave at WCBN for everyone to share for our listeners.

The emotional sweep through which Sahar led the audience sparked my imagination again and again during the concert. I could hear the plinking of rain, the burbling streams, the howling winds, and the hooves of racing horses so clearly, without needing her to explain a thing. Listening to Sahar play, I was impressed by the simultaneous control of the music, and the openness expressed through her playing. The subtlety with which Sahar controlled the balance and followed the singers was so comforting; as an educated audience member, I never had to worry about what I was hearing, and could truly relax, which is a rarer occurrence than you would think. And, I admit, sometimes my mind has drifted during concerts, but during Sahar's recital I felt completely enthralled every moment.

Although I wasn't able to attend the concert in-person, the live-stream made it totally accessible, and it is something that I encourage any classical musician to do for their recital or performance. 
Sahar's program was very well-planned, and I was absolutely delighted to see the singers with whom she collaborated. Here's the program:

  1. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    1. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges
    2. Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
    3. Die Liebende schreibt
    4. Neue Liebe
  2. Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    • Dicterliebe
      1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
      2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
      3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
      4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
      5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
      6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
      7. Ich grolle nicht
      8. Und wüßten's die Blumen, die kleinen
      9. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
      10. Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen
      11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
      12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
      13. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
      14. Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
      15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
      16. Die alten, bösen Lieder
    1. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      1. Der Wanderer an den Mond
      2. Die Taubenpost
      3. Wandrers Nachtlied
      4. Auf der Bruck
    2. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
      1. No word from Tom...Quietly, Night (from The Rake's Progress)
    3. William Bolcom (b. 1938)
      1. Toothbrush Time
      2. Amor
      3. Waitin
      4. George

    The set by Felix Mendelssohn, performed with soprano Amy Petrongelli, was very new to me, and really set the tone of intimacy for the entire recital. After talking to Sahar, I found out that above all else, she wanted to start with "Auf Flügeln des Gesanges," because the entire idea of her recital was to "take the audience away on wings of song."

    If I had a choose a favorite set (which oh my goodness is really hard), I'd have to say that hearing the entirety of the Dichterliebe played with such sensitivity, and such nuance in regards to baritone Jean Bernard Cerin was a very special experience, and not something that a lot people are willing to commit the time and emotional energy to.

    The Schubert set, sung by baritone Jonathon Lasch, was the first from which I had heard most of the songs, and "Auf der Bruck" especially was positively explosive. The amount of sensitivity to articulation that Sahar achieved, even within a single run of notes, was mind-blowing.

    The aria from The Rake's Progress, sung by soprano Anne Jennifer Nash, popped out the texture brilliantly, and it was evident that Sahar had the piece firmly in her body as she played it. Over the winter semester, Sahar was the coach and pianist for the University's production of 'The Rake's Progress'.

    The Bolcom set that Sahar played with mezzo-soprano Sarah Davis, was not only fun to listen to, but fun to watch. Both the singer and pianist seemed to simply be having fun up on stage, and they were able to engage the audience completely.

    If I could say one thing about this concert, it would be about how tangible the energy of the performance was, both via the internet, and in the audio recording. Sahar and each singer created a beautiful sense of intimacy with the audience, very much like how I imagine Schumann and his band of friends would have when the Dichterliebe would have been performed. I never felt like she and the singers were performing for themselves, but they were truly performing for their audience, to share something special with the audience, and to give an absolutely professional recital. I can't wait to share this recording with others.

    Very soon you will get a complete transcript/audio of an interview that I conducted with Sahar, as well, where we really get down to what it means to collaborate, and what the most important aspects of being a performer really are. Watch for more concert reviews and interviews on my own show, and "Dead White Guys" as well. Stay tuned!

    Heidi Madagame, mezzo-soprano, BM Performance from University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance