Show Notes and links for all episodes
Episode 1 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.
Episode 2 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.
Episode 3 A rough episode where I walk around Pittsburgh talking to myself about the election, civic virtue, a psychogeographcal reponse: and Walt Whitman.
Episode 4 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.
Episode 5 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.
Episode 6 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.
Episode 7 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.
Episode 8. John Cage, Mesostics and reading Finnegans Wake; also lyrics for some new songs I’m writing
Episode 9 Sounds from Delaware (leaf blowers and crossing signals); A poem by Emily Dickinson prompts thoughts about meditation practice and mindfulness; Rosalyn Tureck playing Bach
Episode 10 A wide ranging conversation with Andrew and Nick: the genesis of the Dry Trump; reading the Federalist Papers; Heidegger, Brian Eno and Prince. While drinking pu-erh tea.
Episode 11 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.
Episode 12 Wuthering Heights: a field recording at LaGuardia airport; reading Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes; listening to Kate Bush; writing some music.
What happened to episode 13? I just lost count...
Episode 14 (chanting at the ymca) The effort of writing; field recordings from the frozen food aisle; Yeshe walmo invocation and healing practice (at the gym)
Episode 15 the thing of it is... Writing, running and Hitchens.
Episode 16 sputnik, 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?
Episode 17 life is like a carwash. Delia Derbyshire (including a new piece "after delia" for taped coffee cup); and getting more tattoos.
Episode 18 kaiser plays with piezo and gershwin. In which I set up a new synth, and then remember playing Gershwin.
Episode 19 socrates 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.
Episode 20 logistics and deception. An important announcement about a new project; starting to play the didgeridoo; seeing Marriage of Figaro.
Exegesis on 35 sentences: commentary on imagination, creativity and process inspired by Sol Lewitt.
Episode 21 in 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.
Episode 22 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”)
Episode 23 quiddity and the psychogeographic stance. anaphora in larkin; and what on earth is the psychogeographic valence of quiddity?
Episode 24 ZenGlop Q&A. send future questions to @ZenGlop #askZenGlop
episode 25 Horripilation! A whole mess of stuff today: sine waves at the piano; tarot cards for professional advancement; the physiologic impact of poetry!