Tag Archives: Buffalo

[Soundmark: Red Jacket River Front Park, Buffalo NY]


Location: Red Jacket River Front Park (Buffalo, NY)
Date: April 29, 2012
Time: 3:00pm
Equipment Used: H2N Zoom
Setting: Stereo XY (stationary)
Recorder: Needles Numark

Description: Recording of a quiet day in a Red Jacket River Front Park, located in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. At the top of the park is a stone bench that overlooks the winding river and a crumbling concrete factory. Despite the departure of industry many years ago, the industrial noises of factories in the distance, along with passing trains headed elsewhere, still waft through the sound field and intermingle with the natural noise of birds and running water. An interesting soundmark.


[Preview: House of Alchemy’s Adam Richards in Studio]

Adam Richards, head of Buffalo’s House of Alchemy, will be in studio tonight taking over the music selection. Tune in to get a preview of HOA’s upcoming batch of new releases. 

Mr. Richards will also discuss a couple of show’s he’s set up for next week, including Hive Mind at the Vault on Monday, 5/7, and Ye Koo on Tuesday, 5/8, also at the Vault.

The madness begins at 10pm on 91.3 FM WBNY (stream at WBNY.org).


[Preview 4.18.12: Cinnamon Aluminum in Studio w/ New Album]

Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape, Cinnamon Aluminum will return to the WBNY studio in order to preview their upcoming album, We Ate the Wrong Crab Spirit.

The Buffalo trio will also their album release party this Friday at the Vault. 

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Mixed Up Monday: Ghost Father, Mix V]

Here is the latest mix from Buffalo’s Ghost Father. As usual, Ghost Father blends interesting, eclectic beats with off-kilter and strange sounding tracks from all sorts of different genres. Superbly mixed and highly adventurous. Enjoy.

Also, you can see Ghost Father perform this Friday as one half of UVB-76 at Hallwalls. UVB-076 will perform Kraftwerk’s The Man Machine as part of the ongoing Kraftwerkers of Buffalo series.


[Visually Sound Sunday: Pre-Music Consciousnesses -Going to Cargill ‘S’ 2]

Stumbled on this while doing some research. A couple minutes into the video you’ll see Steve Baczkowski blasting his horn inside the Cargill grain silo found just south of Buffalo. Even over YouTube, the sound is unbelievable. The natural reverb here gives the saxaphone an incredibly haunted and eerie sound that will give you chills. Seriously.

From tuffrod’s youtube channel: Steve [Baczkowski] was telling me that there was abandoned grain elevator where he used to play when he was kid and it had gigantic silo. It must be interesting to make sounds inside of it. but we couldn’t make it for a while. Then one day time has come. should we go to the grain elevator? why not! Riding bicycles carrying big instruments and video cam. 

The refrain of the pastoral phrase by Steve is enhanced by this silo which can be called the remains of the 20th century and reaches the extremity. 

So we were totally beaten by this natural reverberation.

this is series of video that is trying to imagine pre-music field.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L6MUR36v9g&feature=plcp&context=C451bda0VDvjVQa1PpcFNG2M4pfwlJ6-zWF6_bF0eHrp89e27JBi8%3D%5D

[Free Music Friday: Cover of Kraftwerk’s ‘Radioactivity’]

 Kraftwerk’s music will come to life in Buffalo all this week thanks to the Kraftwerkers of Buffalo event. A host of musicians from around the area will take a stab at re-interpreting select works from the German groups’ catalog in honor of the MOMA retrospective happening next week. See the list of events below for more info.

To get you ready for it here is a cover of Kraftwerk’s 1975 track “Radioactivity.” The song is covered by German artist  WOLKENKUCKUCKSHEIM. 

You can catch a performance of the Radio-Activty album at Hardware’s Backroom on Wednesday by Martin Freeman and TJ Borden.

“Kraftwerkers of Buffalo: From Grain Elevators to Pocket Calculator”

concept/curation/produced

by

galeriesNFS

April 6 – 17, 2012

Buffalo, New York

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A Kraftwerk Documentary

Friday, April 6, 7pm

@ Hallwalls Theatre

(Free/donation)

Kraftwerk 1 (1970)

Scott Valkwitch, Gabriel Gutierrez, Patrick Cain, Jim Abramson

Friday, April 6,10pm

@ Hallwalls Theater

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Rückstoß Gondoliero + Heavy Metal Kids (1971)

TU (Tristan & Ulysses)

Saturday, April 7, 10pm

@ 20 Auburn (warehouse courtyard)

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Kraftwerk 2 (1972)

Malaria Control(s)

Sunday, April 8, 8:30pm

@ the Vault

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Ralf and Florian (1973)

Franz NP

Monday, April 9, 8:30pm

@ Big Orbit

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Autobahn (1974)*

*Presented In: Quelle Verräumlichung acht Vier-Punkt-Licht

galeriesNFS “Kraftwerkers” Press Conference

Tuesday, April 10, 8:30pm

@ Sugar City

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Autobahn Séance

led by Gentleman John

Wednesday, April 11, 12:01am

@ Corner of Main & Huron (former New Century Theatre)

Radio Activity (1975)

Martin Freeman & TJ Borden

Wednesday, April 11, 8:30pm

@ Backroom at Hardware

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Trans-Europe Express (1977)

Pam & Miles

Thursday, April 12, 9:30pm

@ the Vault

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The Man Machine (1978)

UVB-76

Friday, April 13, 11:59pm

@ Hallwalls Gallery

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Computer World (1981)

Al Larsen, Mark Webb

Saturday, April 14, 10:00pm

@ Soundlab

Planet Rock (1981)

Totem Pole

Saturday, April 14, 10:00pm

@ Soundlab

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Techno Pop (1986)

Medumpolis

Sunday, April 15, 8:30pm

@ Jungle Gym

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The Mix (1991)

MJB Corporation, ABCDJ

Monday, April 16, 8:30pm

TBA

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Tour de France (2003)

Neil L. Coletta & Choir

Tuesday, April 17, 10:00pm

TBA


[Preview 04.04.12: Kraftwerkers, Show Tix + More]

Apparently, Hitler is not the only one upset over their inability to see Kraftwerk’s retrospective concerts at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC next week. Headed by the GalariesNFS, a group in Buffalo is organizing a “mirror event,” or string of shows from April 6-17 to honor the German electronic music pioneers and to give those that won’t get a chance to see the group live in NYC to take part in the retrospective (Hitler, reportedly, will not be able to attend due to being dead since 1945).

Details are scant, but it looks like things will kick off on Friday at Hallwall’s with a viewing of the documentary Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution, followed by a re-interperation of Kraftwerk I  by Jim Abramson, Scott Valkwitch, Pat Cain, & Gabe Gutierrez.

If more details emerge before airtime, I will be happy to impart them to you on the air. Regardless, we will do a block of Kraftwerk in honor of the event. *NOTE: The full schedule is now up on the FB Page. 

Also! We have two tickets to give away to the Disappears, Lotus Plaza, and Location Ensemble show going down in Albany on Wednesday, April 18.  These tickets are courtesy of WCDB Albany 90.9 FM. Make sure to tune in to find out how you can win the tickets.

Edwards and Friedberg's set up at EMPAC for 'Hant Variance'

Other stuff we will get to tonight include a preview of the Peter Edwards and Sabisha Friedberg’s Hant Variance exhibition at EMPAC (which is tonight), an absolutely INSANE re-construction of a famouse Beatles song by Buffalo artists Wendy Carlos Williams, and plenty of other awesome, amazing stuff that no doubt will make your head explode.

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.