Category Archives: Programming

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 34: Tarot Etiquette

In episode 34 we dis­cuss some of the more eso­teric aspects of card read­ing such as the eti­quette of work­ing with tarot, using and stor­ing the cards, how to frame a query for max­i­mum impact, and then final­ly the meta­phys­i­cal aspect of the cards, or why they work in the mate­r­i­al plane as well as in a vir­tu­al setting.

Image: Tarot” by kpish­da­di is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

 

Music of the Baroque

Today, Wednes­day June 8th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of composers.

And at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time/SLT, tune in for the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”, where this time we take you on a clas­sic pil­grim­age: The Camino de San­ti­a­go — a trib­ute expe­ri­ence cre­at­ed by Vik­tor Sav­ior and Orpheus Paxlapis around Brazil­ian author  Paulo Coelho’s 1987 book,  “The Pilgrimage.”

The Pil­grim­age at Unit­ed Artists of Sec­ond Life: an art instal­la­tion cre­at­ed by Vik­tor Sav­ior and Orpheus Paxlapis; Region: Kar­pov (Mod­er­ate)
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Karpov/132/133/2802

And every four hours from 4am Pacific/noon in the UK, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

It’s the MOST — Music from the Original Sound Track — Episode 8

Plan­ning a heist? How about a mur­der? Attend­ing a love-in? Or is your bik­er gang plan­ning an out­ing? Have we got the show for you!

Join your host Susan­nah, on Sat­ur­day June 4th, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Pacific/SLT – that’s 8:30pm and half past mid­night in the UK – for the eighth show in our month­ly series, The MOST – Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track. Ded­i­cat­ed to crime, spy, sus­pense, exploita­tion, and psy­che­del­ic movie and tele­vi­sion sound­tracks from the 50s, the 60s and beyond, The MOST is the best accom­pa­ni­ment for all your police-blot­ter high-jinks. PLUS… Free Tarot Read­ings in SL, “Where Have You Been?” goes on a pil­grim­age, “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every 4 hours, and much more!

The Early Music Show

EARLY MUSIC — AND “THE PILGRIMAGE”

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Wednes­day 1st June, for a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music – fea­tur­ing music of the High Renais­sance, with con­tri­bu­tions from France, Spain, Eng­land and Ger­many. There are also some mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions thrown in for good measure.

And at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time/SLT, tune in for the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”, where this time we take you on a clas­sic pil­grim­age: The Camino de San­ti­a­go — a trib­ute expe­ri­ence cre­at­ed by Vik­tor Sav­ior and Orpheus Paxlapis around Brazil­ian author  Paulo Coelho’s 1987 book,  “The Pilgrimage.”

The Pil­grim­age at Unit­ed Artists of Sec­ond Life: an art instal­la­tion cre­at­ed by Vik­tor Sav­ior and Orpheus Paxlapis; Region: Kar­pov (Mod­er­ate)
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Karpov/132/133/2802

And don’t miss Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity every 4 hours from mid­day UK time / 4am Pacific.

The Light Programme

Sat­ur­day May 28th, and today we make a for­ay into the world of Light Music, one of our sta­ple gen­res here on VCRadio.

We can think of Light Music as fill­ing a gap between out-and-out clas­si­cal music, and the excep­tion­al qual­i­ty music pro­duc­tion library and film music of the 1940s-50s — the lat­ter also fea­tur­ing from time to time on The Light Pro­gramme. It’s a con­tin­u­um with per­haps Sul­li­van at one end, and maybe Coates at the oth­er – though it’s dif­fi­cult to define bound­aries. In between are com­posers like Addin­sell, Alwyn, Ketel­bey, Tom­lin­son, Binge, Lane and oth­ers, and it’s their music that we’ll be fea­tur­ing today. What these pieces and com­posers have in com­mon, is a “clas­si­cal” approach to melod­ic music. Their work is full of great tunes, and it utilis­es orches­tral forces with as much aplomb as any clas­si­cal com­pos­er. But in gen­er­al (though not always), the music is a lit­tle lighter in tone and feel.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 33: The Occult Tarot

As far as we know, Tarot cards were not used for div­ina­tion until the late 18th cen­tu­ry. French occultists drew togeth­er the threads of secret knowl­edge that formed the West­ern Mys­tery Tra­di­tion. We look at that tra­di­tion and exam­ine how occultists in France and Britain linked it to the Tarot, for­ev­er chang­ing the appear­ance of the cards and the ways in which they are read.

Episode 33 pre­mieres on Thurs­day May 26th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing June 5th.

Image: “tarot-goth­ic-gob­let” by emer­son­quinn is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Water Music

Today’s Fea­tured Music theme is ‘Water’ and the selec­tions are extra­or­di­nar­i­ly diverse, from tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern songs of the sea, of ships, and of those who sail in them; to pieces writ­ten to evoke rivers and lakes; to items where the water is only imag­i­nary, such as a series of com­po­si­tions about a voy­age to the Moon in a sail­ing ship, and Karl Jenk­in­s’s Imag­ined Oceans. The styles are equal­ly eclec­tic, rang­ing from folk to light to clas­si­cal and New Age music, and there’s even a bit of con­tem­po­rary pop­u­lar material.

New Shows on Mixcloud

We’ve uploaded three more pro­grammes to our “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty on Mix­cloud: Tarot @ Teatime Episode 32, on the Tarot de Mar­seille; Where Have You Been? Series 2, Episode 10: May The Art Be With You, and the sec­ond in our new series on the Musi­cal The­atre: The Mag­ic Of The Musi­cal: Show­boat.

The Magic of The Musical: Episode 2 — Show Boat

Sat­ur­day May 21st at 2pm Pacific/SLT, 10pm in the UK, sees the sec­ond edi­tion of our newest orig­i­nal series on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio: “The Mag­ic of The Musical.”

This month­ly pro­gram explores musi­cal the­atre: the music, shows, his­to­ry, and lore, and is pre­sent­ed live on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio from the VCRa­dio The­ater on Chest­nut Hills, in Sec­ond Life. Each episode, host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er spot­lights a dif­fer­ent show or cre­ative per­son­al­i­ty from the musi­cal the­atre canon. Also in today’s sched­ule, the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been (noon and 4pm SLT) and “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, every four hours from 4am SLT.

The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders — Conclusion (Part 10)

Tune in on Fri­day for the final episode of our excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: The Incred­i­ble Adven­tures of Jack Flan­ders! This is the last of 10 half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JACK FLANDERS

In the dead of night, a large ship­ping crate is deliv­ered to the home of our hero Jack Flan­ders. Open­ing the crate, Jack dis­cov­ers a green vel­vet over­stuffed chair. Each night at the stroke of mid­night, Jack sits in the soft, com­fort­able chair which comes alive, lur­ing him onto its vel­vety realm. Every­day real­i­ty fades away, and Jack finds him­self in a strange, oth­er-world of mag­ic, pirates, and sor­cery where huge puff­balls cling to ceil­ings and walls, mast­ed sail­ing ships with wings fly the skies and islands float in the air…