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Hey! Another International PONIIA this week matching upMichael Zelnerfrom Oakland, CA;Luerfrom Fargo, ND;Pablo Perez from Los Angeles, CA; andTerence Fuller from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; with DJ LUCY in San Francisco filling us up with dread. Great show all around and particularly happy to have Luer back for a 2nd round along with a rare live appearance by Michael Zelner. Terrific duo they make. Big thanks to Albert Ortega for hooking us up with Pablo Perez -- his fast cut rhythm and noise interweaves beautifully with the dirty kkrakkling of Terence Fuller. We take one week off and return in 2. Enjoy your summer break.
pre-show music (DJ LUCY) 0:00:00 - 0:15:37
Michael Zelner <+> Luer 0:15:37 - 0:44:29
interlude 1 (DJ LUCY) 0:44:29 - 0:55:40
Pablo Perez <+> Terence Fuller 0:55:40 - 1:18:32
interlude 2 (DJ LUCY) 1:18:32 - 1:36:07
PONIIA #16 4tet 1:36:07 - 1:59:56
post-show music (DJ LUCY) 1:59:56 - 2:37:03

have a great week - try and lea… radio/////PONIIA #15

On July 6, 2020 prolific composer extraordinaire, Ennio Morricone, passed away, leaving a massive legacy of amazing film music, composition, and sonic experimentation that will stretch and bend genres and minds until the end of time. For this week's PONIIA, we are blessed to have a return visit by DJ Fly-Faced Necronomicones Served by Marziveined Vampires, who happens to be a huge Morricone aficionado. We asked Fly-Faced if she would do a tribute to il Maestro, and she got back to us with "i've, um, pulled 7 hours of music". She cut that 7 hours down some, but we still have a marathon presentation for you this week. The entire show with the live sets totals close to 6 hours. Not a second wasted or filler, and as Fly-Faced mentioned many times, she had to cut out A LOT.
Speaking of the live acts--this week we have visits by Cruel Work engineered by Angela Roberts on cello and Scott Goff on electronics, James Goode, who may or may… radio/////PONIIA #14

We attempt a sort of 'band' night with PONIIA #14 with 3 ensembles instead of our standard 4 improvisers split into duos and 4tet. The whole thing ends up as kind of a gorgeous clusterfuck. The evening starts with Charm & Strange which is normally comprised of Sharkiface (connecting remotely from Yucca Valley) and Julia Mazawa (SF), but sometime between sound check and showtime, Sharki's gear takes a dump, and we spend the entire set trying (and failing) to solve the problem. So what you hear here is a robust solo Charm & Strange provided by the stupendous Julia Mazawa. Let's call it Strange. She brings it. After that we have a record release performance by RIPONE, a new project made up of Tyler Harwood (New Orleans, LA) + Peter Stopschinski (Austin, TX). This is some killer synth grooviness and you should go grab a stripper pole and get yr moves in. Top notch fun by these two longtime collaborators. Then, we have the 0th… radio/////PONIIA #13

International PONIIA this week matching upNorman Longfrom Chicago, IL;Michael Bullockfrom Florence, MA;Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman)from Huddersfield in the UK; andYasi Perrera (Syrnx)from Richmond, CA; withDJ Jon Satrom in Chicago making us feel all right. 
An excellent matchup of voices some of which were previously unheard by me. Norman is a master of his field recordings and other manipulations and the duet here with Michael on the contrabass is really remarkable. Yasi Perrera was having technical trouble with his laptop and was unable to hear anyone else before we got started, and backstage he and Jorge were discussing the option of neither listening to one another at all. I cannot tell you what ended up transpiring, but it sounds like they are in the same room even if across a big freakin pond. A super pleasure for me to hear Jorge again, here on guitar and synths and voice, who left the Bay Area and the U.S. maybe 12 years ago, an… radio/////PONIIA #12

Ok we took a couple weeks off and the world got sicker, or at least the US did, so we had to come back with a wallop. Today's all-star lineup features Victoria Shen, Aaron Dilloway, Zachary James Watkins, and Raven Chacon, with DJ Sue Problema feeding the synapses. I'm gonna leave the sonic descriptors on the floor because, well, you just have to listen. Loud. Rattle those rafters.
pre-show music (DJ Sue Problema) 0:00:00 - 0:15:58
Victoria Shen <+> Aaron Dilloway 0:15:58 - 0:42:30
interlude 1 (DJ Sue Problema) 0:42:30 - 0:55:51
Zachary James Watkins <+> Raven Chacon 0:55:51 - 1:24:17
interlude 2 (DJ Sue Problema) 1:24:17 - 1:38:02
PONIIA 4tet 1:38:02 - 2:07:00
post-show music (DJ Sue Problema) 2:07:00 - 2:25:13

stay safe and keep making noise!

total running time 2hr25min radio/////PONIIA #11

We continue to raise funds this week for some great organizations helping black communities, in particular surrounding the racist state-enabled police violence enacted against them. This week we have a serious roster featuring the machines of Ezra Teboul from Troy, NY; avant-ambient guitarforms from Cinchel, the incredible soundscapes of David MolinaTransient, and Ratskin Records head honcho and all around amazing artist and advocate Malocculsion. The whole evening is really well strung-together in solidarity by DJ Jon Satrom
This show took place on the birthday of JSUN McCarty who would absolutely have been a participant in this series and is incredibly missed by his friends family and community. JSUN we love you. 
If you are enjoying the noises, please consider a donation to these organizations or similar BLACK LIVES MATTER adjacent organizations. This week we support Black Trans Travel Fund, The Okra Project, My Block My Hood My City, and radio/////PONIIA #10

We continue to raise funds this week for some great organizations helping black communities, in particular surrounding the racist state-enabled police violence enacted against them. This week we have an incredible lineup of Hans Grüsel, Loachfillet, Bob Bellerue, and a revisit from one of our favorite vocalists, Danishta Rivero
This Grüsel/Loachfillet duet is some of the most unexpected music i've heard recently, and certainly an enjoyably mind-blowing composed and conceived piece for this evening, combining comedy, drama and horror--you pick your favorite flavor. I love this piece. Rivero/Bellerue come at this evening hard and cathartic-- and in maybe my favorite blip of the night--Rivero in the height of intensity hops onto the Twitch (where we are broadcasting) chat to say, "just taking a break for a second to say FUCK THE POLICE". Great use of this weird medium to heighten the moment. The 4tet takes one leg of the horror sound…