Table of the Elements


Monday Noon-2PM

This show distills the ancient and medieval classifications of the elements found across Persian, Babylonian, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Greek, Tibetan, Islamic, and Japanese cultures, philosophies, and traditions. These are earth, water, air, fire, and aether (as well as additional, compatible elements of metal and wood), extending to their respective properties of solidity/inertia, cohesion/fluidity, expansion/mobility, energy/temperature, and space/void, which closely align with musical properties and motifs. Hence, these elements will be used to identify, classify and assemble music from the realms of ambient, early electronic, modern composition, minimalism, free improvisation, spiritual jazz, and beyond.

No, I will not be playing any tracks by Earth; Air; or Earth, Wind, and Fire.

  • March 02, 2020

    Table of the Elements: Clouds and Fog [Late Winter Interstitials]

    • Lubomyr Melnyk "Cloud Passade No.3" [Three Solo Pieces]
    • Gigi Masin "Clouds" [Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre, Vol. 2]
    • Joanna Brouk "Golden Cloud Layers" [The Space Between]
    • Black Merlin "Cloud" [Kosua]
    • Brian Eno "Events In Dense Fog - Remastered 2005" [Music For Films]
    • Yoichiro Yoshikawa "Nube" [V/A: Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental, and New Age Music 1980-1990]
    • Iasos "Formentera Sunset Clouds" [I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950-1990]
    • Arthur Russell "Lucky Cloud" [Another Thought]
    • Colleen "Sometimes On A Happy Cloud" [Everyone Alive Wants Answers]
    • Brigitte Fontaine "Le brouillard" [Comme à la radio]
    • Silver Apples "Misty Mountain" [Silver Apples]
    • La Dusseldorf "Silver Cloud" [La Dusseldorf]
    • Philip Glass "Clouds" [Koyaanisqatsi (Complete Original Soundtrack)]
    • John Carpenter "The Fog" [Classic Themes Redux EP]
    • S U R V I V E "Low Fog" [RR7349]
    • Alan Hawkshaw "Black Mist 1 & 2" [V/A: Terrestrial Journey]
    • Tangerine Dream "Cloudburst Flight" [Force Majeure (Remastered 2018 / Deluxe Version)]
    • Collin Walcott "Cloud Dance" [Cloud Dance]