Dreams Of Rio — A Classic Jack Flanders Adventure: Part One

Tune in on Fri­day for the first episode of an excit­ing new radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: Dreams Of Rio! This is the first of 13 half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

DREAMS OF RIO — A JACK FLANDERS ADVENTURE

Hyp­not­ic voodoo beats, lush jun­gle nois­es, trop­i­cal rains, an enig­mat­ic Euro­pean Pro­fes­sor, an allur­ing female anthro­pol­o­gist… a few of the ingre­di­ents which M. Ful­ton has fash­ioned into his audio fan­ta­sy, Dreams of Rio, an engag­ing romp through the forests and sam­ba clubs of Brazil. Dreams of Rio chron­i­cles the trop­i­cal adven­tures of hero Jack Flan­ders as he treks through the mys­te­ri­ous wilds of Brazil­ian rain­forests and impos­si­ble sit­u­a­tions in his search for the Lost City. The crisp, stereo record­ings come vibrant­ly alive with lus­cious ambi­ent sound record­ed by Ful­ton and Clark on loca­tion in Brazil. Here’s a lit­tle hint…

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!

Live Tarot Readings — Saturday, June 4th

This Sat­ur­day, come to Chest­nut Hills for a per­son­al Tarot reading!

Hon­ey Heart, the co-host of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s orig­i­nal series “Tarot At Teatime”, offers you a per­son­al Tarot read­ing, live and free of charge.

Join her on Sat­ur­day, June 4th, 1 to 2pm Sec­ond Life Time, in the plaza out­side the Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio The­ater on the Chest­nut Hills region in Sec­ond Life.

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.