Newsletter October 2011
Please read the good news about the future of the Concertzender in our » press release. (in Dutch, a translation will follow).
The radio program X-Rated is making a restart. No longer at Kink FM but at Concertzender. You can read more about it in this newsletter.
Our monthly Prize Question column once more offers you the opportunity to win a prize.
Finally in ‘Introducing…’ meet Hessel Veldman, coordinator of Crosslinks. He is also responsible for the restart of X-Rated.
We wish you pleasant and informative reading!
X-Rated gets second chance
On Sunday September 25th X-Rated will be broadcast for the last time on Kink FM. On Thursday October 6th Bob Rusche will continue his program on Concertzender at 10.00 pm CET.
During the last 16 years X-Rated has become THE platform for avant-garde music on Kink FM. It is the most specialized program for lovers of:
In 1995 Arjen Grolleman started X-Rated. He was also the presenter. Later Bob Rusche presented and produced this program together with Arjen. After Arjen passed away, Bob continued to present and produce X-Rated.
Now that Kink FM is vanishing from the ether in September we are very pleased that X-Rated is coming to Concertzender.
“In the 60’s I was surrounded by a lot of jazz and light classical music. I choseguitar as my instrument when I was 10 years old, gripped by the rock and roll and beat culture, from the Beatles to the Stones. I played pop, blues, jazz and rock during those years.
I left the guitar for what it was and made analogue and digital sound manipulations using various instrumenten as a source. I began to produce my own soundscapes, which Han Reiziger (VPRO) used in a music special and a cassette release in 1980.
Through the art of storytelling, the culinary arts and with auditory performances we tried to open doors of adventure for others. For example, I would tell stories to children and adults and let them hear various types of music. Experiencing adventure and beauty remains the fuel for our inner motor.”
Primary school teacher and advisor music libraries
A position as advisor to music libraries from2006 to 2008 turned out to be a dead end in a neglected and ignored media cultural landscape, caused by governmental indifference.”
Through the years a close-knit group of professionals has joined Concertzender. These specialists utilize their musical knowledge to put together unique Thursday night programs.”
Together with a collegue I present an overview of the latest trends and unfamiliar currents within alternative music styles in ThE BlessinG ForcE and Pluto. From October Bob Rusche (Kink FM) will be replacing me. His selection process is within the lines of my own program. Marylou Busch (VPRO) will continue to present her program, Pluto, featuring mostly unfamiliar music.
During the last part of the evening in Disc-Cover, we present obscure old and new lp releases thematically, not according to a specific style. The Pakrammels are compiled by specialists in the area of extreme en ‘contrary’ sound processes, such as in the montly Radio WORM. This month we are already on the 137th episode. This gives the programmers great freedom of choice and provides a rich and colourful evening to the listeners.”
Do you know the answer to the following prize question? Send it to us for a chance to win a double CD!
The new prize question is: “In which year, by whom and why was The Monteverdi Choir founded?”
What can you win?
With thanks to Harmonia Mundi, who generously donated this CD (SDG 171).
We chose the winners per lottery. Two weeks after this newsletter appears we announce the winner:
Former prize question, answers and winners:
The correct answers are:
De winners of the 4 prizes are:
Congratulations to the winners. Your prizes are on their way.
This column is made possible in part thanks to the generosity of various recording labels. They provide us with the prize CD’s, DVD’s, books and concert tickets.
The next newsleter will appear in November.
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