ZenGlop The Podcast
By Andrew Kaiser
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Conversations with an aesthetic alien. A podcast about music, poetry and psychogeography.
||Explicitthe well-regulated piano and the psychedelic life||A wrong note in an edition of Schubert prompts sensual thoughts about playing piano, and ring modulation as memory. show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast/||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitsexy elf stuff||In which I play through new music written for piano ( the "Red Hat Stick Man" preludes for piano. I also ran video for this whole episode so you can watch that uploaded on my youtube channel.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitthe perfect amount after all||In which I travel by train across the state reading Heidegger; experience a double dose of Wagner and Lincoln Center; and see the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo much of a good thing?||Too much of a good thing? Wagner, Heidegger, Joseki and the authentic expression of ignorance. In which I also forget to use the wind-shield on my microphone, presenting a plethora of fricatives. Show notes at www.zenglop.net/podcast My...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHorripilation!||Horripilation! A whole mess of stuff today: sine waves at the piano; tarot cards for professional advancement; the physiologic impact of poetry! show notes at http://www.zenglop.net||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAsk ZenGlop Q&A episode||Ask ZenGlop Take a break from Larkin. Send questions for the next one to @ZenGlop #askZenGlop show notes at https://www.zenglop.net||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitquiddity and the psychogeographic stance||Anaphora in larkin; and what on earth is the psychogeographic valence of quiddity? show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit...unfenced existence||becoming familiar with the Pocket Operator Robot synthesizer; arguing with Philip Larkin about mortality, reading three of his poems (“here”, “dockery and son”, “aubade”) full show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitin all other ways not living up to the ideal.....||Hearing a performance of Poulenc's Gloria during advent; much more background on the Exegesis on 35 sentences; and a bit of gratitude for a misreading of Plato. show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExegesis on 35 sentences||commentary on imagination, creativity and process inspired by Sol Lewitt. In 1969, Sol Lewitt published an article titled "sentences on conceptual art". In the winter of 2017, I set about to write a commentary on each sentence. I wrote roughly...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitlogistics and deception||An important announcement about a new project; starting to play the didgeridoo; seeing Marriage of Figaro. Show notes available at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSocrates in drag.||Returning for a new season. I am nostalgic for the summer; consider Plato; and play a mashup Gershwin and Messiaen on the piano. show notes available at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitkaiser plays with piezo and gershwin||In which I set up a new synth, and then remember playing Gershwin. Show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/episode-18.html||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitlife is like a carwash||Episode 17 Delia Derbyshire (including a new piece "after delia" for taped coffee cup); and getting more tattoos. show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitsputnik, synaethesia and Luciano Berio||A new piece written for Piano and Satellite (sputnik telemetry signal); a complicated weekend listening to a performance of Luciano Berio's "Laborintus"; also - what is the the color of a state of mind? show notes available at...||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitthe thing of it...writing, running and Hitchens||writing, running and Christopher Hitchens. Show notes available at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitchanting at the ymca||(chanting at the ymca) The effort of writing; field recordings from the frozen food aisle; Yeshe walmo invocation and healing practice (at the gym) show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitchicken broth, a wet towel and we’ll see you in 10 days if you’re still alive||Wuthering Heights: a field recording at LaGuardia airport; reading Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes; listening to Kate Bush; writing some music. Show notes available at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn alien at the end of time listens to Dolly Parton||An Alien at the end of time listens to Dolly Parton; Exegesis on 35 sentences (sentence 1); reads about Daphne Oram and the Radiophonic Workshop. Show notes at http://www.zenglop.net||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicita conversation that's been going on for years||A wide ranging conversation with Andrew and Nick: the genesis of the Dry Trump; reading the Federalist Papers; Heidegger, Brian Eno and Prince. hole drinking pu-erh tea. Show notes at http://www.zenglop.net||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitthere's a mistake in it||Sounds from Delaware (leaf blowers and crossing signals); A poem by Emily Dickinson prompts thoughts about meditation practice and mindfulness; Rosalyn Tureck playing Bach full show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA poem and a Puzzle||John Cage, Mesostics and reading Finnegans Wake; also lyrics for some new songs I’m writing full show notes at http://www.zenglop.net/zenglop/podcast.html||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitfull integrity of the teacup||More details on The Dry Trump; George Michael, W.H. Auden; the Collapsing Vector; and two homegrown versions of Careless Whisper - one a phase shift remix and a second with Andrew playing “Careless Whisper on the Hurdy Gurdy. all show notes at...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoxing Day Holiday Special||A musical variety show for boxing day; I play some hurdy gurdy; listen to some field recordings of melting water; a (seasonal) reading of and music inspired by Philip Larkin's "An Arundel Tomb"; and some plans for next year on the podcast. show...||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitthe perils and pleasures of forgotten music||Start with an off-menu amuse bouche (the musical drone of a household Fridge).Then an extended reverie on remembered, forgotten and never heard musics. Ending with pictures of the pen I use at work. show notes at...||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEngine, Wind and Monteverdi||We listen to the sound of crossing signals in Rotterdam and how sound is not what we expect; a new tattoo prompts discussion of the Bon Buddhist 'Chod' meditation practice; and finally, we consider The Dry Trump. Show notes at...||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn episode without whimsy||I walk around Pittsburgh and talk to myself about civic virtue;the value of government; the common wealth; a psychogeographic response to the US election. note i was outdoors recording this episode directly through my phone so the sound quality is...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Vanishing Tower: water towers and psychogeography||I talk about the unintended poetry and psychogeographic presence of water towers in Pittsburgh. I also read out loud for the very first time, a poem I wrote several years ago, Johnny Cash in Peterborough. Show notes and links at...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSferics at the Point in Pittsburgh||In this episode, I record Sferics at the Pittsburgh Point. Sferics are Very Low Frequency electromagnetic signals in the Earth atmosphere. Also in this episode, poetry by A.E. Housman and some cool stuff from the internet. Show notes at...||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Articulate and visionary
Some sound issues still being worked out, but a great start. Very intelligent, with an interesting breadth of topic choice, unique. Plus a sexy speaking voice.
I’ve listened to nearly every episode. I too am a hurdy gurdy playing, meditating psychogeographer. I love hearing about the former two things in your life, especially the meditation practice. I would love to hear a lot more about psychogeography, what it is and how you use it. Since it’s in the headline of your show, a psychogeographing segment in each show would be wonderful.
Great job! It’s a unique show.