From Ark to Microchip – October: FRANKENSTEIN REVEALED!
Provocative late night radio exposing gender, race and sex role subversion in the Mary Shelley’s novel, James Whale’s film Bride of Frankenstein, and Tony Brewer’s The Last Broadcast, an audio Zombie play — all taking place on KKFI Community Radio 90.1 FM Wednesday nights at 11:30pm Central Time and streaming at www.kkfi.org

“…disembodied voices intoned excerpts from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein …a whole crew of assistants produced sound effects‐‐ the effect was perfect…a real ear‐cleanser..” ‐‐ Kansas City Star

OCTOBER 14 – The Last Broadcast

October 14 @ 11:30 pm - 11:59 pm

OCTOBER 21 – Postmodern Prometheus

October 21 @ 11:30 pm - 11:59 pm

OCTOBER 28 – Frankenstein Revealed

October 28 @ 11:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Meet the Myth-Science Ensemble

Dwight Frizzell

Frizzell’s teachers included Sun Ra, clarinetist Raymond Luedeke and video artist Douglas Davis. He is Professor of Sound and Converging Media at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Thomas Aber

Aber studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.

RECENT WORK

HELIOPHONIE 2020: Cell 8 ~ Myth-Science Ensemble

“We are children of the sun--each and everyone." -- Sun Ra

Our sun rings like a bell every 4 minutes 48 seconds (as initiated here on a solar gong). Overtones pulse in quadra-pole rotation (realized by the instrumentalists mixed in surround). The solar storms moving vigorously through the heliosphere are sonified here by Patrick Conway on the congas, opening gates to the sun’s harmonic streams.

A performance of Dwight Frizzell's BRIDGE at Kansas City Art Institute

Featuring singing bowl student ensemble under the direction of Steve Donofrio

Bridge: Missouri River bridge as an instrument

The singing bridge at Highway 291, northeast of Independence, is a magnificent traffic-activated instrument. Its voice can be appreciated by nestling an ear on its metal understructure or attaching a contact microphone, as done here.

BRIDGE is offered as a meditation on crossing boundaries of all kinds.

BRIDGE = TRANS = ACROSS