Tryad A

Tryad A

Blowing Fearsome Wind

“Tryad A” for bass, drums, arpeggiator, clarinets, trumpet, and saxophone. Exploring the textures of brass and wind. The simple brass harmony is based on the direct approach taken by rap producers like The Heatmakerz.

The core trio is bass and drums playing to an arpeggio.

JJJJ

Laundry

Feeling, not thinking

New to my Soundcloud feed, a flowing glitchy trip-hop number. I’ve been working on the feel of the music and focusing less on the structure of the compositions. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but there it is.

Sessions occur in the late morning or noontime, often when I’m trying to use music to relieve stress and increase positive feelings. They get quite strange and out sometimes, and it can be difficult to tell whether I’ve achieved my goal. I think JJJJ here is alright.

Ian Brennan recording the voiceless Mayhem special on kfjc

Tanzanian albinism project guitarist
Recording the Voiceless

Month of mayhem special

The month of Mayhem is the time when DJs make special programming. I didn’t know what I would do until just a week ago today I recorded the interviews that will Air on the special. Interviewing is not easy, but I learned some things and I’m sure the audience can do the same. I hope I can edit it into a good interview.

KFJC MAYHEM 24 NOON-2PM
RECORDING THE VOICELESS
PRODUCER IAN BRENNAN
IN CONVERSATION WITH
HEMROID THE LEADER
“WHITE AFRICAN POWER”
“THEY WILL KILL YOU, IF YOU CRY”
“I HAVE NO EVERYTHING HERE”
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PRODUCER IAN BRENNAN TRAVELS THE GLOBE
RECORDING ALBINOS, PRISONERS, SURVIVORS OF GENOCIDE, POVERTY,
AND WAR
JOIN US AS WE DIVE DEEPER INTO THE BACK CATALOG
THURSDAY MAYHEM 24TH FROM NOON-2PM ON KFJC

Hole in the O

downtown SJ fountain

I want to write something that’s never been written before,
I want to write the hole in the O

My thinking is the inking,
My belief is the leaf

What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast

Study of the Artist as a Patient

What’s The Matter With Me? is a podcast I’ve been working on since April. It examines my life as a person with Multiple Sclerosis. I release a new episode about once a week and they’re posted on Whatsthematterwithme.org as well as Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Currently, I’m up to episode 27.

Podcast As Social Practice

I’m an artist, and I’ve taken that approach to What’s The Matter With Me? My artist statement reads, “I believe in using the transformative power of creativity to achieve social justice.” I think of it as self-portraiture.

In Our Own Voices

Disabled people are too often invisible, and spoken about in the voices of others. We are cared for, and sometimes pitied, and too often we don’t have the chance to speak up in our own voices and to determine our own destinies.

Growing Connections and Building Empathy

The What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast connects me to my family, friends, caregivers, the disabled community, and the community-at-large. I hope that thinking about my life as a disabled person and the experiences of others fosters empathy and develops my Disability Consciousness.

Treasure Column Mayhem Special

Treasure Column, Tuesday May 10th, 10am-2pm

On Tuesday May 10th, I presented a Mayhem special about Treasure Column, the YouTube bot programmed by Derek Arnold. Earl Grey helped me to stream Treasure Column videos at live.kfjc.org along with the broadcast, which featured interview and mic breaks with Treasure Column underneath. Derek told me about why he wrote Treasure Column, his methods, and about finding one of his video sources out in the world.

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Streams live until May 25th, 2016.