articles tagged "Jonathan Zarov"

Andy Wallman: The Gomers

Friday, 19 October 2012 | buzz
The Gomers, http://www.thegomers.net/

On Friday October 19, guest host Kia Karlen spoke with Andy Wallman of The Gomers.The band has been in the Madison area for over twenty five years. They will be playing at the High Noon Saloon in Madison on Oct 19 and Oct 20.   Click here for more details about the Gomeroke at the High Noon Saloon.   Listen to the interview here: more »

Bike Shepherd: Briand Beausoleil

Friday, 19 October 2012 | buzz
Bike Shepherd

On Friday October 19, guest host Kia Karlen spoke with Briand Beausoleil about Bike Shepherd, formerly known as Bike Revolution. Bike Shepherd is a nonprofit organization designed by two cyclists, created to help protect and retrieve stolen bikes. It is a database in which cyclists can register their bikes, list a stolen bike, search stolen bikes, and post recovered bikes for free. They work with other database partners to combine all registries together. Briand shares two important tips for keeping bikes safe: always register the bike with a database, and always place an anti-theft tag on the bike – the tags are registered and traceable. Visit bikeshepherd.com for more tips and information.   Listen here for the full interview: more »

Fermentation Fest

Friday, 19 October 2012 | buzz
Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation. From wildfermentation.com

On Friday October 19, our guest host Kia Karlen spoke with Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation, Donna Neuwirth, co-founder of The Wormfarm Institute, and Jonny Hunter, founder of the Underground Food Collective, about the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest.   The Fermentation Fest, running from Oct 12 – 21 and taking place in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, is produced by the Wormfarm Institute. Donna Neuwirth, co-founder of the institute, explains more about the unique festival, “It is a live culture convergence, and it focuses on fermentation in all its form. It’s a fifty mile self guided tour through beautiful farmland of north west Sauk County.” The festival will begin and end in Reedsburg, but will pass through three different towns, “all of which have little restaurants, little taverns, antique stores… no chain restaurants there.” There will also be art installations: sight-specific temporary installations as well as ‘field art’, interpretive materials that speak about the agriculture of the region.   Sandor Katz will be teaching two of the thirty classes offered this Saturday, “The Art of Fermentation” and “Fermentation Evolution, Culture, and Community.” There will also be a book signing. This will be Sandor’s first time participating in this festival. He explains the prevalence of fermentation in all human cultures, “sometimes when I point out to people that almost every person on this planet eats fermented food, they are surprised [to hear] that… Bread, cheese, salami, and all the condiments we put on that sandwich are produced by fermentation. Fermentation is so critically important to each tradition all around the world many of our most basic foods…are products of fermentation…One third of all the food we eat are produced by fermentation. In the aggregate, the fermentation industry collectively amounts to one of the largest industries in the world.”   Johnny Hunter, of the Underground Food Collective, speaks to Sandor about the prevalence of the fermentation process used in restaurants today. He has observed that an increasing number of restaurants have taken on the fermentation process. Sandor affirms this observation,“more and more chefs are recognizing that it is an important part of the cuisine they are serving…they can’t just serve foods that have been fermented somewhere else.” The Underground Food Collective offers classes in Madison, including whole animal breakdown and Rillete making, the classic French potted meat.   To sign up for classes …. more »

Empty Orchestra

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
UW

On Friday October 12, our host Jonathan Zarov spoke with db. Pederson, who is performing with Empty Orchestra. Empty Orchestra, presented by Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department, is “a cross-cultural contemporary dance concert celebrating Jin-Wen Yu’s return to Madison after a year of sabbatical, during which he traveled extensively to explore different modes and meanings of movement. ” (UW School of Education Events) The show runs October 11 – 13 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space at the UW School of Dance. Empty Orchestra is the “literal translation of karaoke” db explains, “…the empty orchestra indicates… the orchestra without the singer. And what we’re doing with movement…its a suite of pieces put together.. we’re trying to give the sense of imitation, mimicry… so there’s an interplay among all the members. For me karaoke is very valuable…you take something you’re not a professional at, and you come forward as amateurishly as possible, you put your heart and soul on the line, and you step up to it.” The performance involves components of improvisation as well, “there is a recorded piece involving several songs…samples of songs that are taken. A lot of live looping and at least three improv pieces”   See Empty Orchestra at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space at Lathrop Hall on October11, 12 and 13. Tickets are available at the UW Theater Box Office.   Listen to the entire interview here: more »

400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
Kim Johnson-Bair's new release "400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore"

On Friday October 12, host Jonathan Zarov spoke about Kim Johnson-Bair’s new book 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore.   Kim Johnson-Bair began this project six years ago when she decided to work a story based on the experience of vinyl listening. She recounts listening to vinyls every Saturday morning with her brother growing up. Explains DB, “it was their evolution and maturity into actively listening to music”. In the book, Kim provides the personal stories of many, and their relationship to and experience with vinyl listening. DB describes his own experience with vinyl, “there’s a nostalgia to vinyl… there’s a commonality, there’s an unspoken dialogue about vinyl.” He speaks about the manner in which vinyl provides the listener with a music experience very different than an 8-track tape, cassette or CD would. Vinyl was “an intractable piece of my childhood” explains DB, “its more than just recorded music. There’s an entire story, your band’s photographs, the artworks that come with it…you are on the journey.”   The Official release party for 400 Saturdays is this Tuesday Oct 16 at 6 PM, at the High Noon Saloon during happy hour.     Listen to the entire interview here: more »

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