THE WORD I HEARD is an experiment. This month on CKUT’s Montreal Sessions, Karen Robins and Tim Beeler will explore the places where spoken word poetry and music come together. The sessions will include found recordings, mashups, in-studio readings, guest artists, as well as their own work.
:::UPDATE::: Tune in to the final installment of The Word I Heard on the Montreal Sessions today from 3 to 5 pm as Karen and Tim reflect on the month’s programming, chat about each others’ work, and bring you some new original material. Also featuring on-air performances from Eric Andrew-Gee of STEPS Magazine and local spoken word poet and founder of Madpoetix Productions, Kym Dominique-Ferguson.
The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program. Each month a new local artist/DJ/musician/band/label/festival/promoter programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3-5pm .
on Friday January 13th at 185 Van Horne 9pm: CKUT’s Annual Celebration of the idea that ART was born on The 17th of January 1 000 048 years ago when some one dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water, Some sort of hair brained idea by FLUXUS artist Robert Filliou in 1963. We figure it is indeed a great way/day to Celebrate the presence of Art in our lives – we’d be pretty solemn without it.
There is gonna be Birthday Cake, Decorations, Party Hats, Sound Installations, film screening s, musical performance (and a rumored impromptu kissing booth…)
Musical Guests include:
Doors at 9pm music at 9:30 8-10$ at the door
Montreal based trio Aim Low came together as a self described happy accident and make some pretty dense wall of sound droning music with effected guitars, bass, vocals and other objects. They’ve been making themselves nauseous by hanging around in the brown zone of frequency spectrum since boredom brought them together in late 2010. they have self released an a few ep’s and at the time there was talk about cassette releases on they live we sleep, and walnut locust in the near future.
While chatting in the studio after their set that literally gave my lungs a good vibrational massage due to the intensity of the sound pressure levels emitted through their modest amplifiers, they talked about the process of improvisation in their approach to creating and performing music. I can’t remember if it was d.a or l.f that said it, but what he did say was that it’s like “You know how to get home from one place, but we each take different routes to get there. There are established starting and ending points and structural conventions in place, but ultimately it’s like – hey guys i’ll meet you down the street in 12 minutes, some times you’re early, sometimes you’re late some times you just hang around there till you all meet up.” I dunno – i really enjoyed this analogy to structured improvisation.
Listen to their live set on New Shit in on the Free Music Archives