Monthly Archives: October 2021

Sounding Brass

Today’s pro­gramme — Wednes­day 20th Octo­ber — focus­es on brass instru­ments, with gen­res that range from Ear­ly Music to con­tem­po­rary pieces. The pro­gramme is ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of the late Alan Hawkshaw.

Thus the gen­res range from ancient and ear­ly music, through Baroque and clas­si­cal, to Vic­to­ri­an brass bands, to rag­time, trad jazz, a touch of big band, right up to mod­ern works includ­ing a mar­vel­lous suite of pieces for wind band inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

This will all lead to some remark­able jux­ta­po­si­tions — and a few surprises.

In addi­tion, don’t miss the lat­est install­ment of “Where’ve You Been?”, which this time vis­its Snowy Riv­er Hal­loween and Pine Val­ley Haunt­ed Cav­erns: Noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, 8pm and mid­night UK time, and Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity, every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde — Saturday 23rd

We are pleased, in con­junc­tion with our friends and spon­sors Sean­chai Library, to present this full-cast pro­duc­tion of Robert Louis Steven­son’s novel­la, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The pro­duc­tion, adapt­ed for radio by Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er and Da5id Abbot, will be broad­cast in two parts run back-to-back on Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 23rd, at 2pm Pacific/SLT, 10pm in the UK.

The cast fea­tures Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er, Cor­wyn Allen, Da5id Abbott,  Elrik Mer­lin, Kay­den O’Connell, Shan­don Lor­ing and V T Torvalar.

Feel free to join us at the Hal­loween Tree at Haunt­ed Hol­low, Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life, for a lis­ten­ing party.

Classics On The Keys

Today, Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 15th, we present a wealth of key­board pieces — pri­mar­i­ly on piano, harp­si­chord and organ, but you’ll hear some oth­er tra­di­tion­al key­board instru­ments too — both solo and with oth­er musi­cal forces back­ing them.

The main spread of the pro­gramme encom­pass­es the Baroque and Clas­si­cal peri­ods, but you’ll also hear some more mod­ern pieces includ­ing treat­ments of clas­si­cal pieces, and some engag­ing lit­tle 19th cen­tu­ry pieces that are less well-known. Most of the time, there is a clas­si­cal or baroque link in there some­where, even if it’s not imme­di­ate­ly obvious.

Frankenstein — The Finale Airs Today…

Don’t miss the finale of this hor­ror/s­ci-fi classic!

Tune in today, Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 16th at 2pm SLT/Pacific, 10pm in the UK — for Part Two of the Sean­chai Library full-cast adap­ta­tion of Mary Shel­ley’s clas­sic — Franken­stein!

Fea­tur­ing Shan­don Lor­ing, Zan­der Greene, Cor­wyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Elrik Mer­lin and Cale­do­nia Skytower.

And tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of Where Have You Been? at noon or 2pm Pacif­ic, 8pm or mid­night in the UK, where we vis­it not one, but two sea­son­al venues: Snowy Riv­er Hal­loween — Pirate Vil­lage and Pine Val­ley Haunt­ed Cav­erns.

Today’s Fea­tured Music is Clas­sics On The Keys - Clas­si­cal and Baroque pieces fea­tur­ing keyboards.

The Fourth Tower of Inverness continues… Week 4

Jack Flan­ders has been warned to stay away from the Maze behind the man­sion at Inver­ness. Will he lis­ten to good advice? Prob­a­bly not…

TODAY on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio — Fri­day, Octo­ber 15th.
The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness  con­tin­ues with Week 4 of this excit­ing mys­tery adventure.
Airs just after the hour at Noon and 4pm SLT/Pacific Time / 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness is a 1972 radio dra­ma, pro­duced by the ZBS Foun­da­tion. It is the first of the Jack Flan­ders adven­ture series, and com­bines ele­ments of Amer­i­cana and Old-time radio, with meta­phys­i­cal con­cepts such as past life regres­sion, Sufi wis­dom, Tibetan Bud­dhism and shaman­is­tic com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the nat­ur­al world.

Stay Tuned!

Tarot @ Teatime, Episode 17: Tarot History

It’s Thurs­day, Octo­ber 14th and time for anoth­er new episode in our pop­u­lar orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Tea Time”.

In Episode 17, Hon­ey and Wil­low explore the fas­ci­nat­ing 600 year his­to­ry of the Tarot. They dis­cuss sig­nif­i­cant places, peo­ple, and dates as well as when occult sys­tems such as astrol­o­gy, Kab­bal­ah, Egypt­ian mythol­o­gy, and alche­my came to be asso­ci­at­ed with Tarot.

Welcome to Haunted Hollow…

We are very pleased to have col­lab­o­rat­ed in a small way with our friends and spon­sors Sean­chai Library and Elite Eques­tri­an in a spe­cial sea­son­al region you can vis­it only dur­ing the month of Octo­ber, up to and includ­ing Hallowe’en.

HAUNTED HOLLOW: an All Hal­lows Experience
Pre­sent­ed by Elite Eques­tri­an, Sean­chai Library, Tarot @ Teatime, and Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio
Octo­ber 7 — 31 on Chest­nut Hills in Sec­ond Life.

“Once Upon a Time there was an Enchant­ed Hol­low under the glow of the Hunter’s Moon. It was there that tales gath­ered: tales of strug­gle and virtue, of light and loom­ing dark­ness. They set­tled in as cool­ing breezes whirled the falling leaves, nestling between the autum­nal heights and that place where the brook waters blend with the salty sea. Some thrive, some expire, and some twist them­selves just a little.”

Haunt­ed Hol­low fea­tures sto­ries, music, live trick or treat, hunts, pony rides, and a region of fun to explore.

“Where Have You Been?” Episode 18 — Snowy River Halloween

Pre­mier­ing on Wednes­day, Octo­ber 13th, at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm and mid­night in the UK, Episode 18 of our Sec­ond Life trav­el show fea­tures Snowy Riv­er Hal­loween and Pine Val­ley Haunt­ed Cav­erns.

From Classical to Romantic

Today we explore a lit­tle of the music writ­ten at the bor­ders of the Clas­si­cal and Roman­tic eras, focus­ing on the work of some well-known com­posers born in the last 30 years of the 18th Cen­tu­ry. It’s also time for a new episode of our Sec­ond Life trav­el series, “Where Have You Been?” — Episode 18, which vis­its Snowy Riv­er Hal­loween — Pirate Vil­lage and Pine Val­ley Haunt­ed Cav­erns (see sep­a­rate entry).

His­tor­i­cal­ly, the term ‘clas­si­cal music’ refers specif­i­cal­ly to the musi­cal peri­od from 1750 to 1820. The tran­si­tion from the clas­si­cal peri­od of West­ern art music, which last­ed around 1750 to 1820, to Roman­tic music, which last­ed around 1815 to 1910, took place in the eigh­teenth and nine­teenth cen­turies. Com­posers began tran­si­tion­ing their com­po­si­tion­al and melod­ic tech­niques into a new musi­cal form which became known as the Roman­tic Era or Roman­ti­cism due to the imple­men­ta­tion of lyri­cal melodies as opposed to the lin­ear com­po­si­tion­al style of Clas­si­cal music.

New shows added to Mixcloud

We’ve just uploaded two addi­tion­al shows to our Mix­cloud pro­file, where you can “lis­ten again” to our orig­i­nal series episodes that you may have missed.

On this occa­sion, we’ve added Episode 17 of “Where Have You Been?”, our series on things to do and places to see in the Sec­ond Life vir­tu­al world, and Episode 16 of our pop­u­lar show on the Tarot, “Tarot @ Tea Time”.