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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)

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.

@AccordionBruce

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: https://youtu.be/u6zLLC_b9X4 – Unretouched In-Camera Photos by Meagan Carsience.

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

* Danielle Martineau – Rouge falaise – Les secrets du vent (2004) – Canada – http://www.qim.com/albums/description.asp?albumid=2679

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

* Meg Carsience and Bruce Triggs – Resurrection-Renewal –  (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://mcarsience-photography.com

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

* Kimmo Pohjonen – Sensitive Skin – Sensitive Skin (2015) – Finland – www.kimmopohjonen.com

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

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

* Kim Kashkashian – Litany – Variation 1 – Ulysses’ Gaze (1995) – Greece, Armenia, etc. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses%27_Gaze  Andreas Tsekouras, acc.

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

* Maria Mazzotta – Amoreamaro – Amoreamaro (2020) – italy / Madagascar – www.zeronovenove.com  Bruno Galeone, acc

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

* Lankum – Lullaby – Cold Old Fire (2013) – Dublin, Ireland – http://lankumdublin.com/  Radie Peat plays broken Russian bayan accordion

* Ejaculation Death Rattle – Prayers of the Faithful – Accordion Maess (2019) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – https://ejaculationdeathrattle.com/

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

* Lost Bayou Ramblers – O Marie (Live) – Gasa Gasa Live (2014) – Louisiana, USA – http://lostbayouramblers.com/

* Miss Murgatroid – The Clown Tube – Methyl Ethyl Key Tones (1993) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.missmurgatroid.com/ 

* GZARA [Adam Matlock] – Unfolding/Stressed Steel/Tread – Ophidian Street Rot (2019) – New Haven, Connecticut, USA – http://anhistoricmusic.bandcamp.com

* carrie z – S̴t̴a̷y̴i̶n̸g̶ ̵U̸p̶ ̵L̸a̴t̶e̷ (from “My New Roommate Is A Void Monster”) – music for dumplingsquid’s bitsy games (2018) – Northeast US – http://carriez.bandcamp.com  Featured in mini games at: https://dumplingsquid.itch.io

* 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.https://tina-pearson.com/

* Lankum – The Wild Rover – The Livelong Day (2019) – Dublin, Ireland – http://lankumdublin.com/  Ian Lynch, concertina; Radie Peat, harmonium

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

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

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

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

* Martin Green – Etteridge – Featuring Brìghde Chaimbeul – The Portal (Music album from the 12 episode 2020 podcast) – Uk – www.martingreenmusic.co.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 www.deeplistening.org site at: http://www.deeplistening.org/site/sites/default/files/downloads/EISicmc98.pdf

Expanded Instrument System: Artistic Statement, Background, History, Pauline Oliveros, 2007. Originally from the www.DeepListening.org site. Archived at: https://web.archive.org/web/20190308124818/http://deeplistening.org:80/site/content/expandedmusicalinstruments

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
https://www.vivomediaarts.com/programming/performance/destroy-vancouver-vii

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! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berberian_Sound_Studio

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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