MikeyPod 137 | Bang On A Can

Inspired by the 8 hours I spent at the 2009 Bang On A Can marathon, here is a intro to the composers I discovered there.


(00:18) Memory – Ethel
John The Revelator (Phil Kline) – Ethel / Lionheart
(09:06) Kyrie
(12:08) Alone
(13:31) Agnus Dei
(17:32) Lick (Julia Wolfe) – Bang On A Can All-Stars
(27:52) Music For Airports – 1/2 (Brian Eno) – Bang On A Can All-Stars
(36:22) 20 msec. – Ryuichi Sakamoto
(41:51) Like A Miracle (Missy Mazzoli) – Victoire
(49:22) for love is strong (David Lang) – Ars Nova Copenhagen

Peruse the Cantaloupe Music catalogue at Other Music or emusic.

Photo:
Ryuichi Sakamoto at the piano, BOAC Marathon 2009 by Andrew Frisicano. This photo originally appeared here. Thanks to Andrew and to Brooklyn Vegan.

Special thanks to Cantaloupe Music and KAB America for allowing me to use these recordings.

MikeyPod 120 | Musician Christopher Willits

Guitarist, electronic musician, composer, and all around bad-ass, Christopher Willits joins me this week to discuss his collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ocean Fire an lots of other stuff.

Music featured:
Toward Water – Willits + Sakamoto (from the album Ocean Fire) amazon
Colors Shifting – Christopher Willits (from the album Surf Boundaries) emusic iTunes amazon
Or With the Tea – Christopher Willits (from the album Folding, and the Tea) emusic iTunes

Special thanks to Evan Balmer at KAB America.

Links:
Christopher Willits
overlap.org
U.S. tour April 12th – May 7
Christopher Willits’ mailing list
Ryuichi Sakamoto
12k
XLR8R TV
Creative Commons

MikeyPod 114 | Pushing Musical Boundaries

All music today, for your pleasure. I know alot of you guys don’t like my music, but you need to stop being pussies and branch out a little bit. Here’s your chance!

Track List:
War and peace (AOKI takamasa Remix) – Ryuichi Sakamoto
Cancelled Pieces – Steve Jansen
Fit Song – Cornelius
Situation – Ex-Boyfriends
Lay Down Your Weapons – Scissors for Lefty
Sex Machine – The Flying Lizards
Lullaby for the Taken – Kimya Dawson
Myriad Harbor – The New Pornographers
Trampoline – Page France
Nations and Borders – Dave Bianchi
Blueprints – Amanda Jayne
All There Is To Tell – Reuben Butchart