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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Children of All Ages (Just Might Turn Out to be Sages)


Children of All Ages (Just Might Turn Out to be Sages): Tonight's Explorers Room starts with jazz for children and flows outward from there, into the beyond. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Relaxing with Cugat, Jazz Toccata & Fugue, Stormy Weather


Tonight in the Explorers Room, we come off that four-part series and take a little coolout episode.  Some back-to-basics fun stuff: Xavier Cugat, some records I've picked up recently, some jazz toccatas and fugues, and some storm-themed exotica.  Also, one particular unheralded marvel of obscure exotica that I just discovered and am very happy to put a spotlight on.  Tune in, jump in the comments with your other explorers, relax with Cugat and me.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room: In Search of New Languages – Women in Electronic Music (Commercial & Mystic – All Dreams Are Not For Sale)


First off: Holger Czukay, one of the great musical heroes of our time, is gone and will be profoundly missed.  There are a lot of musical tributes floating around this week but I humbly recommend giving my own Czukay-centric Explorers Room a listen, part of a three-part Can series I did in 2015.  The pool just got less cool, the dancing spot a little less hot.  Goodbye Holger Czukay, thanks for everything.

Tonight in the Explorers Room we will hear the fourth and (for now) final installment in our series on the great women of electronic music. This evening will encompass a wide variety of approaches, from commercial to mystic to Oramic, with all the meditation, provocation, and pure exploratory research such a spread implies.  Heavily (but not exclusively) featuring: the great and only lady of Oramics, Daphne Oram; another BBC Radiophonic legend, Delia Derbyshire; and the liquid sublimity of Suzanne Ciani.  Tune in, join in the comments, hang out.

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