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Conversations with an aesthetic alien. A podcast about music, poetry and psychogeography. show notes and other material available at https://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast/

ZenGlop The Podcast Andrew Kaiser

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Conversations with an aesthetic alien. A podcast about music, poetry and psychogeography. show notes and other material available at https://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast/

    136: Vera Lotar Shevchenko ( The Lost Pianos of Siberia)

    136: Vera Lotar Shevchenko ( The Lost Pianos of Siberia)

    Vera Lotar Shevchenko was a French pianist who studied with Alfred Cortot, married a Russian - both arrested and sent to Siberia.  She survived ( her husband did not) and later in the 60's was able to record again.  There's recordings available to listen on Youtube.  I learned about this remarkable artist after reading "The Lost Pianos of Siberia" by Sophy Roberts.   (https://www.lostpianosofsiberia.com)

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    • 24 min
    135: Messiaen whimsical FM synthesis

    135: Messiaen whimsical FM synthesis

    Messiaen considered birdsong a divine source of inspiration, one that happily coincided with his interests as a composer (tritone harmony, extended melodic reach, ametrical rhythmic patterns).

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    • 12 min
    134: meditation notes - hack the "undermutter"

    134: meditation notes - hack the "undermutter"

    The mind produces an ongoing chatter - what my teacher calls the "undermutter".  Neither good nor bad, meditation practice puts this noise into perspective but also lets us question the content.  That's the hack.  Have a listen, let me know if you have any questions.

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    • 14 min
    133: thoughts on electromagnetic art

    133: thoughts on electromagnetic art

    Some thoughts on a project I'm starting....to create a map of  the Very Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic forms on Penn ave ( Pittsburgh).  My initial curiosity; the interesting challenges of archiving and organizing information; and some speculation on the final output.

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    • 15 min
    132: The Aesthetic Object

    132: The Aesthetic Object

    One of the phrases I like to use is to call a 'Thing' an 'Aesthetic Object'.  The 'Aesthetic Object' compels a confrontation with the vectors of scale through the human imagination.  

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    131: Larkin Required Writing

    131: Larkin Required Writing

    "Required Writing" is a collection of journalism written by the poet Philip Larkin.  I picked up a copy because included in the book is a transcript of an interview he gave with The Observer newspaper...I'd seen the interview referenced elsewhere and wanted to read the whole thing.  

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

SkepticJordan ,

Pure inspiration

I’m so happy this podcasts exists. I’ve discovered so many new and interesting pieces of music and poetry, authors, ideas, brand new ways of looking at the world. For the creative mind, listening to these episodes is like wood for the fire.

dancinggods ,

Very interesting!

I’ve listened to nearly every episode. I too am a hurdy gurdy playing, meditating psychogeographer. I love hearing about the former two things in your life, especially the meditation practice. I would love to hear a lot more about psychogeography, what it is and how you use it. Since it’s in the headline of your show, a psychogeographing segment in each show would be wonderful.

Great job! It’s a unique show.

kathrynkane ,

Articulate and visionary

Some sound issues still being worked out, but a great start. Very intelligent, with an interesting breadth of topic choice, unique. Plus a sexy speaking voice.

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