Mashing things up in many directions tonight… From new releases by the Nazarenes, Webcam Hi-Fi, Tara Putra, and Version Big-Fi featuring Darius; to a hot summer mix entitled “Kickin’ It” from Aram Scaram of Citizen Sound; to the international sounds of Ceu, Volfoniq, Bandulu Dub, YMCK, Dub Colossus, Thousand Yard Prayer, and so many more.
We speak with John Medeiros, a poet and memoirist whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals, about his newest collection of poetry called Couplets for a Shrinking World. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2006. He is the curator of Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series, sponsored by Intermedia Arts and Hamline University. More information is at www. jmedeiros.net.
In cultural anthropology, a rite of passage, or “liminal phase,” marks the transition where normal limits to thought, self-understanding, and behavior are relaxed, leading one to new perspectives. Once an anthropology student himself, Adam Levy, (The Honeydogs, Hookers $ Blow, Bunny Clogs) founded Liminal Phase to combine old and new sounds with electronic and acoustic instrumentation. The band weaves avant-garde tonalities and melodic ideas into improvised soundscapes that touch on jazz, psychedelia and West African syncopation. Liminal Phase features Adam Levy on guitars; DeVon Gray (Heiruspecs) on bassoon, flute and keys; Lisa Hirst-Carnes on oboe and harmonium; Joey Van Phillips (Mystery Palace, Dessa, Gayngs) on drums; and Dan Zamzow (Cloud Cult, Deep Soul Deities) on cello; with DJ Nathan Brende adding diverse electronic textures.