Sound Lounge for Friday 29 December 2017
James Gardner traces a personal path through the vast output and thirty-five year career of composer and guitarist Frank Zappa.
Throughout his career Zappa tirelessly and candidly documented in song the behaviour and "folklore" of his many bands as well as contemporary society, often in a highly contentious way. In this episode, James scrutinizes Zappa's gaze and sees how this "anthropological" viewpoint permeates more than just the songs. (RNZ)
10:00 Relevant Tones
This week’s Relevant Tones focuses on composers who have tried to step outside the box, redefine their definitions of music, and start over without limitations. Seth Boustead examines the works of Alvin Lucier, Chris Preissing, James Tenney, Lou Harrison, and more.(WFMT)
11:00 Best of New Music Dreams
The loose meaning of Mono no aware is "the pathos of things" or "an empathy towards things". This compilation from Berlin experimental label PAN explores and stretches the concept of "ambient" music and posits it as a commentary of modern technology .
VARIOUS: Mono no Aware