New Shows on Mixcloud: Tarot @ Teatime 11 and Where’ve You Been 12

We’re pleased to announce the addi­tion of two new pro­grammes to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty. Lis­ten to them now at https://www.mixcloud.com/virtualcommunityradio/

Where’ve You Been” Episode 12 fea­tures The Bor­der­less Project, an inter­ac­tive dig­i­tal art exhi­bi­tion that explores light: reflec­tions, struc­tures, move­ment, cre­ation and evolution. .

Tarot @ Teatime” Episode 11 explores sev­er­al clas­sic Tarot spreads and how to read them.

Saturday At The Movies

Today, join us for a pro­gramme of music from the movies, today fea­tur­ing videogames and more.

Movies are where most peo­ple today hear orches­tral music, and there will be plen­ty of that today. But movie music is a much broad­er field than that, and today you’ll hear music from the movies of many dif­fer­ent kinds, from the very start of the genre (with Camille Saint-Saens) to the lat­est block­busters; from orches­tral music to rock, to Fifties songs. There is a slight bias towards fan­ta­sy and SF movies, but nev­er mind, we all need a bit of an escape these days.…

Today we’ll be fea­tur­ing music from The Elder Scrolls V — Skyrim: a clas­sic game sound­track from Jere­my Soule.

The Black Mass 24: Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce

Join us on Fri­day at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed by the late Erik Bauers­feld and his col­leagues at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields. Our thanks as always to John Whit­ing, pro­duc­er of many of these record­ings, and of course to Erik Bauers­feld him­self. Today’s pro­gramme was orig­i­nal­ly broad­cast on March 4, 1964.

Note that the episode will not start until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode will be a few min­utes after the hour.

Today: Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce

Hits In Hi-Fi

Today we’ll take a nos­tal­gic jour­ney back to the 1950s and 1960s and beyond, when music was on vinyl (don’t touch the play­ing sur­face!) and home audio was new and excit­ing­ly futur­is­tic… with Hits In Hi-Fi.

In the ear­ly days of stereo, a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of albums were released that were designed espe­cial­ly to show off the won­ders of this new way of pre­sent­ing musi­cal enter­tain­ment. Sounds “ping-ponged” across the stereo sound­stage; instru­ments appeared hard on one side and then hard on the oth­er… and there were a lot of space ref­er­ences, bloops and bleeps start­ing and end­ing the pieces — and once the Moog Syn­the­sis­er became avail­able, that was includ­ed in the mix too.

Entente Cordiale

It’s Sat­ur­day 24 July, and today we are pleased to present a selec­tion of clas­si­cal music from Britain and France.

In fact the empha­sis is some­what more on the French, but we’ll be hear­ing from a num­ber of British com­posers such as Elgar, Vaugh­an Williams and of course Fred­er­ic Delius, who, while born in Eng­land, spent the lat­ter part of his life across the Channel.

From the French side we will be fea­tur­ing Poulenc, Fau­ré, Chopin (who was Pol­ish born but became a French cit­i­zen) Debussy, Rav­el and Berlioz, with per­for­mances both tra­di­tion­al and not so.

We also have a selec­tion of “cross-chan­nel” pieces in a some­what lighter vein.

Today you can also hear the lat­est edi­tion of “Where’ve You Been?” — details here — where we vis­it The Bor­der­less Project’s amaz­ing art instal­la­tion, at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night in the UK — and don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” — pre­sent­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton: the series about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them. The pro­gramme is broad­cast every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

The Black Mass 23: The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce

Join us on Fri­day at a lit­tle after 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic time for anoth­er episode in the land­mark radio dra­ma series The Black Mass, cre­at­ed by the late Erik Bauers­feld and his col­leagues at the Paci­fi­ca radio sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, over fifty years ago. In 30 chill­ing tales of mys­tery, imag­i­na­tion and the human mind, The Black Mass brings you some of literature’s most haunt­ing sto­ries, by mas­ters of the craft — many of whom are best-known in oth­er fields. Our thanks as always to John Whit­ing, pro­duc­er of many of these record­ings, and of course to Erik Bauers­feld him­self. This pro­gramme was orig­i­nal­ly broad­cast on Feb­ru­ary 12, 1964.

Note that the episode will not start until the track play­ing at the top of the hour has fin­ished, so the actu­al start time of the episode will be a few min­utes after the hour.

Today: The Board­ed Win­dow by Ambrose Bierce

Tarot @ Teatime 11 — Classic Spreads

Thurs­day 22 July sees the first broad­cast of Episode 11 of our pop­u­lar series, “Tarot @ Teatime”, with Hon­ey Heart and Wil­low Moon­fire, explor­ing the his­to­ry of the cards and how they may be read. Tune in to http://main.vcradio.org at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time. This episode will repeat on Sun­day.

Episode Eleven
In Episode 11 we dis­cuss three clas­sic Tarot spreads and their use, includ­ing the Three Card Spread, the clas­sic five card French Cross, and the Nine Card Tableau.

Where’ve You Been 12: The Borderless Project

Wednes­day, July 21st sees the pre­miere of a brand new episode in our series “Where’ve You Been?”, where we look at things to do and places to see in and around the Sec­ond Life Grid.

In Episode 12 we vis­it The Bor­der­less Project, an inter­ac­tive dig­i­tal art exhi­bi­tion that explores light: reflec­tions, struc­tures, move­ment, cre­ation and evo­lu­tion. The Project spans mul­ti­ple lev­els in a vari­ety of iter­a­tions that explore the theme using a wide palette of vir­tu­al tools. There are also sounds and music to aug­ment the visu­al experience. 

The Space Programme: Apollo 11

Today we present some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent… Space Music.

On this day, July 21, in 1969, 52 years ago, the first human being stepped out of the Apol­lo 11’s Lunar Excur­sion Mod­ule and set foot upon the Moon. Today we cel­e­brate that achieve­ment in music.

Three New Shows on Mixcloud

We’re pleased to announce the addi­tion of three new pro­grammes to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty. Lis­ten to them now at https://www.mixcloud.com/virtualcommunityradio/

Where’ve You Been” Episode 11 fea­tures the amaz­ing Arca­di­an Rap­ture Remas­tered - an incred­i­ble cyber-deco shop­ping mall in Sec­ond Life.

Tarot @ Teatime” Episode 9 dis­cuss­es how agency, func­tion, and con­text influ­ence the inter­pre­ta­tion of cards in a read­ing.  A spread of three cards is read to address two dif­fer­ent issues to demon­strate the impor­tance of context.

Tarot @ Teatime” Episode 10 looks at The Major Arcana and var­i­ous way of think­ing about these twen­ty-two cards as a group. We dis­cuss the notion of The Fool’s Jour­ney, Jun­gian Arche­types, and the Major Arcana as a depic­tion of the inter­play between order and chaos.