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The Early Music Show

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Sat­ur­day Jan­u­ary 8th, 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.

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

Where Have You Been?” — our series on things to do and places to vis­it across the Sec­ond Life Grid, is cur­rent­ly on hia­tus and returns shortly.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 13th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. Episode 20 fea­tures two very dif­fer­ent art gal­leries in Sec­ond Life, yet pur­su­ing sim­i­lar goals of access to both artists and res­i­dents: The Love&Love Fac­to­ry Art Gallery and The Elven Falls Art Col­lec­tive. More details here.

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.

The Early Music Show

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Wednes­day Novem­ber 10th, 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.

Then don’t miss the NEW episode of our series on places to go and things to see on the Sec­ond Life grid, Where Have You Been? Catch it at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time — 8pm or mid­night UK time.

This Week on VCRadio

Here’s an out­line of our pro­gram­ming for this week, Novem­ber 2–8

  • Wednes­day, Novem­ber 3rd, Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 6th at Noon & 4pm Pacific/SLT — Episode 19 “Where Have You Been?” vis­its Dia de los Muer­tos (replay)
  • Thurs­day, Novem­ber 4th & Sun­day, Novem­ber 7th at Noon & 4pm Pacific/SLT — Episode 18 of “Tarot @ Tea Time” — Wil­low and Hon­ey dis­cuss Major Arcana cards Zero — Five (replay)
  • Fri­day, Novem­ber 5th at Noon & 4pm Pacific/SLT — “The Fourth Tow­er of Inver­ness” con­tin­ues with Week 7

Note that this week only, UK broad­cast times are an hour ear­li­er than usu­al: 7 hours ahead of the Pacific/SLT times giv­en above.

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.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Wednes­day Octo­ber 6th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them. And there is plen­ty of Bach in today’s programme!

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear Episode 17 of “Where Have You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. And in this sea­son­al episode, we vis­it Embrace Aphrodite’s Dark­ness and Ghast­ly Manor. Fea­tur­ing three attrac­tions, rang­ing from a scenic rail­road to an arcade ghost-train style ride, it’s a delight­ful­ly var­ied des­ti­na­tion for those who love Hallowe’en fun.

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.

In addi­tion, don’t for­get to catch our pre­sen­ta­tion of Franken­stein in two parts start­ing Sat­ur­day 9th.

The Early Music Show

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 2nd, 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.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 4th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear Episode 15 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode, we vis­it Art Korner SL, which focus­es on art and pho­tog­ra­phy show­cased in-world across many dif­fer­ent gen­res and forms. You can read more about it here.

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.

The Early Music Show

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Wednes­day Sep­tem­ber 1st, for a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music – today 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.

Sounding Brass

Today’s pro­gramme focus­es on brass instru­ments, with gen­res that range from Ear­ly Music to con­tem­po­rary pieces.

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.