Game Show Friday / Kumquat on Sound Of Plaid / Church Bells
Subject: Game Show Friday / Kumquat on Sound Of Plaid / Church Bells
Send date: 2012-10-18 07:41:20
Issue #: 78

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Game Show 6!

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The End Is Near!  The Game Show returns to the Columbus Museum of Art for another absurd and wild night of audience competition in creativity, featuring The ECC's TradeMark G. making all the music.  This one's Halloween themed with a cash bar, fun prizes, and plenty of spooky surprises. Costumes encouraged!  I probably shouldn't say this, but without giving too much away I'll warn you that this is your LAST chance.  And that's all I'll say.

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WHAT:  Game Show 6 with host Susie Starliner and music by The ECC
WHEN:  This Friday 2012.10.19 / 8pm
WHERE: Columbus Museum of Art / 480 E. Broad Street / Columbus, OH
HOW MUCH: $5 members or students / $10 otherwise

Sound Of Plaid Archive: Special Guest KUMQUAT

Album cover for Teleprompting by Kumquat

Album debut!  Kumquat (Fred Church) joins us to celebrate the release of his new album Teleprompting featuring none other than Barack Obama on lead vocals!  Painstakingly scoured from the audio book of Obama's autobiography, Teleprompting avoids the cliché of music which samples politicians solely to criticize, parody, or occasionally praise.

“The music prompts the listener to think about the person that Obama grew up being, rather than the caricature that often exists today.  It is fun and provocative to put Obama’s voice in specific situations from his past: being chased by a girl on an elementary school playground, making forced small talk while eating stale cheese puffs, hiking down a mud path in rural Indonesia.  Each song on Teleprompting is anchored to a specific time and place in Obama’s early life,” says Kumquat’s founder, Fred Church.

On this show we listen to the whole album and talk with Fred about his inspiration and background on each track.  You can also download the whole album for free.  Kumquat previously appeared on The Sound of Plaid episode 2011.05.12 with PimpDaddySupreme and has joined ECC and Professor Ben on panel talks in Seattle and New Orleans.

Download the episode, or listen to it online.

Want more?  Pop on over to The Sound Of Plaid archives where you can find over a hundred full episodes of our radio show, ready for you to download or listen to whenever you want.  Free.

Church bell composition playing throughout October

TradeMark at Trinity ChurchECC music for church bells?  Yes, it's true: TradeMark G.'s music is currently ringing throughout downtown Columbus from the bells of Trinity Episcopal Church across from the Ohio statehouse.  As part of Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 twelve composers were chosen to create music for the chimes of Trinity Church at Broad and Third.  Each composer's work is played twice daily every day of their given month.  TradeMark's piece plays through the end of October, building gradually each week to its full length heard for the last two weeks of the month.  From Finding Time's Chime Compositions page:

The bells at Trinity Episcopal Church are played by hand by carillonneur Nick Tepe and—with the addition of new equipment a few years ago—can be programmed to ring mechanically. Twelve composers, ranging from contemporary masters to jazz musicians to writers of sacred and secular music, have been invited to create new pieces for the bells. Beginning with an inaugural performance of the first composition on January 1 and continuing with a new composition each month, these works will reinforce the overarching theme of time that weaves through all Finding Time projects. The use of church bells recalls their history as a mode of communication, while the compositions themselves are uniquely modern reflections of our time. Finding Time will conclude with the performance of the final composition in the series on December 31 at 11:59 p.m.

The current month's piece plays at 12:15 pm and 5:15 pm Monday through Friday and at noon Saturday and Sunday, followed by the previous three months' pieces in reverse chronological order (by month). Playing four compositions in a row produces 20 to 30 minutes of music.

We've got a special surprise in mind for a closing reception on October 27 -- STAY TUNED!

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