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Accordion Noir Radio Playlist 2020-10-28, Soundscape / Accordion Noir: The Night The Drone Stood Still

November 7, 2020
"The Night Drone Stood Still" (missing a "the"). Title screenshot from the promotional video for this episode. Background is an elaborate abstract image by Megan Carsience. It looks like interlacing golden-brown waves of light in front of a dark background.
THE NIGHT THE [SIC] DRONE STOOD STILL, Oct 28, 2020 (image: M. Carsience)

Don’t miss the 2021 sequel: The Return of the Living Drone Fund Drive Special

A bit over a week and it feels like a world ago, as part of the spooky Fall Fund Drive for Vancouver Co-op Radio, we teamed up with our radio neighbour (normally on just before us), Brady Marks from the experimental sound-art show Soundscape. For years we’ve traded Pauline Oliveros tunes and talked about co-operating on an episode to raise funds for our co-operative radio station. This year, in the spirit of coming together in COVID isolation, we produced an almost four-hour experimental/drone-tone accordion extended-mix. Presumably an unprecedented event, it is available for your ears now.

If you haven’t yet been notified of the availability of this triple-length episode by your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions, you may listen or download the episode as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.

It was a particular joy to produce this show with Brady, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


Here is the playlist:

* Accordion Noir Soundscape Drone PRA (audio version of this Pre-Recorded Announcement) – Accordion Noir (2020) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Watch the pretty video version here: – Unretouched In-Camera Photos by Meagan Carsience.

* A.E. Bridger –  Middle of the Night – Museum (2015) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada –

* Danielle Martineau – Rouge falaise – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada –

* Kalle Moberg – Wish Upon A Satellite – The Tokyo Sessions Volume 1: Unheard-of (2020) – Oslo, Norway –  (All acoustic, no overdubs, solo, equal-temperament accordion)

* Meg Carsience and Bruce Triggs – Resurrection-Renewal –  (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

* Nate Trier – Palehound (Record One Dronecore) – Palehound / In a Sea of Color (2019) – Connecticut, USA – https://natetrier.com  “I used dice and made some piano-and-accordion-and-audio-artifact drone core.”

* Kimmo Pohjonen – Sensitive Skin – Sensitive Skin (2015) – Finland –

* Guy Klucevsek – Pauline, Pauline (for Pauline Oliveros)_ 4_ Dronespeak; Piper’s Lament; The Queen of Kingston – Carousel of Dreams (2018) – Staton Island, NY, USA –

* Pauline Oliveros and Andrew Deutsch – Summer Bugs – Springs (1999) – Kingston, New York, USA –

* Kim Kashkashian – Litany – Variation 1 – Ulysses’ Gaze (1995) – Greece, Armenia, etc. –  Andreas Tsekouras, acc.

* Sarah Davachi – Third Hour – Gave In Rest (2018) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Los Angeles, California, USA –

* Maria Mazzotta – Amoreamaro – Amoreamaro (2020) – italy / Madagascar –  Bruno Galeone, acc

* Sarah Davachi – Evensong – Gave In Rest (2018) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Los Angeles, California, USA –

* Lankum – Lullaby – Cold Old Fire (2013) – Dublin, Ireland –  Radie Peat plays broken Russian bayan accordion

* Ejaculation Death Rattle – Prayers of the Faithful – Accordion Maess (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

* Sarah Davachi – Gilded – Gave In Rest (2018) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Los Angeles, California, USA –

* Lost Bayou Ramblers – O Marie (Live) – Gasa Gasa Live (2014) – Louisiana, USA –

* Miss Murgatroid – The Clown Tube – Methyl Ethyl Key Tones (1993) – Portland, Oregon, USA – 

* GZARA [Adam Matlock] – Unfolding/Stressed Steel/Tread – Ophidian Street Rot (2019) – New Haven, Connecticut, USA –

* carrie z – S̴t̴a̷y̴i̶n̸g̶ ̵U̸p̶ ̵L̸a̴t̶e̷ (from “My New Roommate Is A Void Monster”) – music for dumplingsquid’s bitsy games (2018) – Northeast US –  Featured in mini games at:

* LaSaM – Tina Pearson – Tectonach – Sonic Whisper concert (0) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Chris Reiche (Yamaha DX7), Kristy Farkas (grand piano) and Tina Pearson (accordion, voice) in concert November, 2008 in Victoria, BC. Recorded by Mario Milat.

* Lankum – The Wild Rover – The Livelong Day (2019) – Dublin, Ireland –  Ian Lynch, concertina; Radie Peat, harmonium

* Francesco Maria Narcisi & Giacomo Fidanza – D2 – (Voce celeste II) – The Accordion Sessions (2017) – Alameda, California. USA – (With bits of broken accordion included in the CD packaging!)

* Pauline Oliveros and Andrew Deutsch – Springs (Pt. 3) – Springs (1999) – Kingston, New York, USA –

* Clay Rendering – Waters Above The Firmament – Waters Above The Firmament (2014) – Michigan, USA –  Tara Connelly, acc.

* Pietro Roffi – Is There a Place in Your Heart – 1999 (2019) – Valmontone, Italy –

* Martin Green – Etteridge – Featuring Brìghde Chaimbeul – The Portal (Music album from the 12 episode 2020 podcast) – Uk –

Footnotes (Items mentioned in the show):

The Pauline Oliveros articles about her EIS Extended Instrument System are online at:

The Expanded Instrument System: Recent Developments, David Gamper with Pauline Oliveros (possibly 1998?) PDF on the site at:

Expanded Instrument System: Artistic Statement, Background, History, Pauline Oliveros, 2007. Originally from the site. Archived at:

The Sarah Davachi event Brady mentioned was: Destroy Vancouver VII (Sept 2013) Featured Wally Shoup, Nurse, Torsten Müller, Sarah Davachi, Rusalka, Sisters Of Seance, and Colonize

Berberian Sound Studio (2012) The film Brady mentions about the performance-screamers in 1970’s Italian horror films. Sounds like it’s worth a watch next Halloween!

Thanks for reading here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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