Best Avant podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Poet Kenneth Goldsmith presents selections from UbuWeb, the learned and varietous online repository concerning concrete and sound poetry, experimental film, outsider art, and all things avant-garde.
The Avant Garage
A lot of good music starts in the garage, and then works its way into your ears. The mechanics here have been putting together a weekly mix tape for your ears, and car stereo, off and on for 25+ years. This show tries to help guide you to the quirky coolness that's always existed left of the dial, as we broadcast out of our garage, and into yours.
Free ambient/instrumental/avant-garde music from Darkroom. Some studio tracks, some improvisations recorded live or in rehearsal.
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Magic: The Gathering Podcasts
Women Writers and the Avant-Garde: Virginia Woolf and Painting
Subscribe to hear the latest productions brought to you by UK based liquid DnB producer Jay Parry.
Tabs Out is an all cassette podcast with a focus on experimental music and cassette culture.
listening sessions for the third ear ~ cut-up collage edits & free-format mixtape compilations eclectic selective assemblage ~ ranging from difficult to easy listeningvarious genres ~ various artistsinstrumentals . songs . spoken_word oddly modified - modly oddifiedmerging into medleys of metapsyphonicaCustomer Review: "Constantly Unfolding""AgentA mixes together a wide assortment of music, clips of commercials and television audio into a smooth moving assemblage that both challenges and gro ...
Dark Ambient Sounds
Dark Ambient Sounds plays nothing but continuous mixes of the best dark ambient music. Listen 24/7 at
Infrequency | Tate
Infrequency is an ongoing podcast series of live performance recordings and artist commissions, in conjunction with Tate’s Intermedia Art programme. The podcasts will be infrequent and intriguing, building on and developing a legacy of avant-garde and contemporary sound and electronic music.
New Departures
Sound and Music present hour-long monthly explorations into adventurous approaches to sound creation from the past and the underground and experimental music scenes of the present!
Experimental Ambient Music Podcast plays the best and freshest selections of dark ambient music, noise music, drone music, and dark contemporary classical music.
Sound Fluency
An exploration of the avant-garde, the experimental, the psychedelic, and soul-stirring forms of rock, jazz, folk, world, pop, musique concrète, ambient, classical, and beyond.
The Beta-lactam Ring Records semi sometimes often but not often Podcast of personality disorders.
Cassette-based underground and experimental music podcast for your listening displeasure. Hosted by Ted Butler.
SoundNotion is a weekly podcast dedicated to the discussion of new music and current events in the concert music world.
Improvisation, free jazz, contemporary composition, spoken word, mash-ups, plunderphonics, ambient, electronics, avant, post rock, extreme, outer limits are some descriptors.
A monthly podcast, Contempora is aimed at composers, performers and enthusiasts of contemporary classical music. Each episode features the music of a different living composer and an interview with them about their music.
Sonic Imperfections is a hugely popular night of experimental and avant garde music held at The Montague Arms, Peckham in London
The Definitely Infinite is a series of 30 minute monthly podcasts by Jens Rossen. These podcasts mostly stem from studio explorations in and between sessions for Sounds Out Music with a few remixes and B-sides thrown in. Please share freely.
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Alternative To What?
Enticing, sometimes challenging, music from the vast underground for thirsty ears and enquiring minds: post-punk, instrumental, math rock, avant, jazz, electronic, indie, funk and global grooves. Kerry has been mashing up independent, non-commercial sounds that cross disciplines and decades since 1987.
‎~*(((S*U*M*O)))*~ is Society Underground MuZiQue OrganiZation International(Australia*Brazil*Barbados*Cuba*Canada*Denmark*Jamaica*Japan*Haiti*Italy*Mexico*Norway*Panama*Spain*Trinidad*USA*United Kingdom*South Africa & Switzerland)est 1984.Sincerely Lyndon BNP Menard Founder of SUMOrg International & S*U*M*O Rec(est 1984)r
Published since 1962, Film Comment magazine features in-depth reviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture.
Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae interviews vocalist from around the world to discuss singing, performing, curating, and more. Resonant Bodies Festival, an annual Festival of contemporary and avant-garde vocal music is held in New York City each September. “In equal measures intelligent, playful, ambitious and moving” (New York Times) "young but already essential festival of new vocal music" (New York Times) "today’s most talented singers... seamlessly blend classical, avant-ga ...
21st Century Composition
Anderson Taped
Check out Anderson Taped a weekly jazz webcast featuring the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and many other luminaries of avant and free jazz.WHEN: Thursdays, 9-11pm, EST (GMT -5.00)WHERE: PAGE: PA
In the Hands
Music old and new from composer / pianist Paul Cantrell and his friends. The podcast features complete pieces -- not just snippets! -- and spoken commentary. Music ranges from Chopin, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann to fresh compositions to avante-garde improvisations.
The WANPoetry Podcast features poets performing at Write About Now at Avant Garden in Houston.
RF is devoted to experimental, electronic, noise, improv, electro acoustic, avant-pop, and out-there music. Strange sounds, lovingly presented.
A three cut collision to the avant extremes of sound.
Poet of Sound and Image KiNo presents creations from an anachronistic place: music, films and literature, ruminations, beautification and benediction for the thinking individual.
Papers for the Border is a podcast featuring eclectic and little-heard music from around the world and in your own backyard. Borders are everywhere; these are your papers.
Amaranth Radio
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Listen to Breaking The Tethers for music you could call jazz, broadly defined. Free, modal, experimental, avant, out there, and more are words you could use for the music that BTT feeds to your ears. Breaking The Tethers sends out tentacles to experimental, folk, rock, world, and odd stuff that doesn’t have a label. Presented to you as a Monday morning sound experience. Suggestions, requests, and comments are always welcome.
Each month join NYC curator, DJ and producer Cloak Dagger on an ethereal journey into the exotic, highlighting a sultry collection of forward thinking artists in the ever emerging underground worlds of Jazz, Soul and the Avant-Garde
An interview podcast from the Creative Music Guild. Hosted by Ben Kates and Brandon Conway and featuring interviews with the best of Portland's experimental musicians.
Contemporary Music Podcast, Reviews and Events in NYC
Blogariddims is a project aimed at providing eclectic 1 hour mixes from some of the finest minds of the music blogging community, covering everything from Ambient, avant garde and classical, to grime, dubstep, ragga, reggae, dancehall, techno, breakcore and jungle music.Participating blogs include: ...
ELEVENELEVEN, an experimental music podcast & radio show that explores sound art in its various forms. Experimental, avant-garde, improvised, noise, electronic, headphone music. Supporting Australian Sound Art through featured playlists and guest programming.
Below The Surface
Scott D. Speight, M,Div. Scott is a life and spiritual coach that has a passion for working with people from all walks of life. He is a pastor to the pastor and a church leadership consultant.
Your simmering pimply-faced blob of a host, Fatty Jubbo, presents a classy program of children's records, no-wave, noise, prog, 20th century classical avant-garde choral pieces, concrete sound poetry, weird foreign pop and audio debris. Crackpots, incompetents, geniuses... and they speak the gibberish too!
Twitter: @ultimetalcastE-Mail: ultimetalcast@gmail.comConversational podcast loosely focused on heavy metal discovery and retrospect. Every week, Justin Lawnchair and Alex Sylvester talk at length about metal both old and new, with monthly featured sub-genres, two (!) "albums of the week" and a litany of other interesting segments and topics including listener-submitted queries. With a combined 25+ years of metal appreciation under their belts, the intrepid metalheads are packed to the gills ...
Welcome to “I’m Going To Kill You,” the podcast made by two homosexuals, Edward Bottger and George Alley, who live their lives like a runaway train; out of control and loose in the caboose.Part talk show, part performance art piece, part field recordings, “I’m Going to Kill You,” are the bi-monthly musings of two best friends of 17 years. No topic is off limits (Politics, Sex, Aztecs, She-Ra, Pete Burns, etc), but all are bound by the glamour and insanity that is IGTKY.These best friends of ...
Weekly podcast featuring conversations with the people on the fringe of the underground.
Nightly occurrences, as they happened, at Artists' Television Access in San Francisco.
Zero Squared
Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tr ...
60 minutes of Lute, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil:
Rare Frequency
The Rare Frequency podcast is devoted to experimental, electronic, avant-pop, and other unusual music. Tune in to the regular radio show each Thursday from 7-10pm (EST) on WZBC 90.3 Newton. Visit for the internet stream
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Banff Jazz workshop featuring some musicians blending traditional Indian music and jazz. Bug incision mini feature. New Rob Clutton... Playlist: Ryuichi Sakamoto - Solari Ryuichi Sakamoto - Life Life Tatsuya Nakatani - Celestial Orb Ganavya Doraiswamy - invocation Ganavya Doraiswamy - Nithakam Rajna Swaminathan - Earth: Dharini Telusukonti (Sud ...…
Playlist: Henry Threadgill - clear and distinct mercedes peon - deixaas thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra - the triumph of our tired eyes hangedup - (re)view from the ground dr. dog - stranger fly pan am - et aussi l'eclairage de platique tanya tagaq - uja Jung People - releasing fears of the colour blue thao & mirah - little cup Deliluh ...…
Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show and the co-host on the Majority Report. He is also a future Zero Books author with a book in the works on the Intellectual Dark Web and a regular guest on the Zero Books podcast. This week Brooks returns to discuss the tragic, awful, conspiracy that took Alex Jones off of youporn. We’ve star ...…
Playlist: Jerry Granelli - Enter, a dragon B's Bees - Atomic future Peggy Lee - Snappy Toronto Jazz Orchestra - Brad's Prudence Steve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi, Takehisa Yosugi - Flying off Young Mothers - Untitled #1 Patrick Zimmerli Quartet - Boogaloo of polyrhythmic palindrome Soft Machine Legacy - Big creese Vin Venezia - Two squirrels…
German soprano Sarah Maria Sun is creative performer—part vocalist, part comedian, part stage director. Her set for September 13th on the 2018 New York City Festival has works by Thierry Tidrow, Rebekah Saunders, and Georges Aperghis. She discusses her upcoming album release—Harawi, by Olivier Messiaen—and the choice to go vinyl, as well as her ...…
We bid farewell to artist, Brian Routh, former Harry Kipper of The Kipper Kids and audio artist, we listen to some brand new Mono Pause, Ikue Mori w/Christian Rønn, The Necks, Metabolismus and more! I started off with a live in-the-studio mix that I completely forgot to back-announce. I then played a tribute to the late, great Brian Routh, who ...…
Special on the faculty at the Banff Centre Jazz workshop, and new jazz albums Playlist: Tatsuya Nakatani - Resonating Vehicle Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd - The colour of my Circumstance 1 Tyshawn Sorey - Twenty Jen Shyu - Moxa Okkyung Lee - Wind Fall Val-inc (Val Jeanty) - Faces Rich Brown - Parity of Esteem ( An Illustration of Imbalance) Nick Fr ...…
Playlist: Aquaserge - Virage sud George Martin - Sea of holes Dinosaur Jr. - Little fury things Young Mothers - Untitled #2 Cowboy Junkies - When we arrive R+R=NOW - Respond Ramones - Happy birthday, Mr. Burns Husker Du - Sheena is a punk rocker Johnny Winter - Back door friend Soft Machine - North point Nat Adderley Sextet - Space spiritual Bl ...…
KMO is the host of the C-Realm podcast, a show that has been appearing weekly online for over a decade, an actor, an author and has recently returned to cartooning. His comic strip GEBB is online at GEBB is the story of a group of aliens, in spite of themselves, working to save Earth from human destruction and KMO and I discuss the str ...…
With a playful 13.5-hour multigenre film-of-films from Mariano Llinas, an ultra-sharp new Hong Sangsoo, and an array of other experiments, the Locarno Festival this year maintained its position as a reliable source of vitality in the cinematic landscape. The 71st edition also marked an end of an era, in one respect at least, as artistic directo ...…
Playlist: Nucleus - Song for the bearded lady Wayne Horvitz & Robin Holcomb - Up do Lenny Marcus Trio - Contemplation The Cluttertones with Lee Pui Ming - Leeways part 2 McCoy Tyner - Contemplation Sons of Kemet - My queen is Harriet Tubman Chip Wickham - Shamal wind The Muffins - Hobart got burned
Interview with Imani Uzuri and focus on faculty of the Banff (R)evolution Resonant Bodies program at Banff Centre Playlist: Imani Uzuri - Beautiful Imani Uzuri - I Love Myself When I'm Laughing Imani Uzuri - Interview with Imani Uzuri Imani Uzuri - Evenly Yoked Imani Uzuri - Hush Arbor Sofia Jernberg - Let's Sofia Jernberg - To Split Pamela Z - ...…
Chris Cutrone is a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society, a professor at The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and a returning guest to the Zero Books podcast. He is the author of a controversial essay entitled “Why Not Trump.” The piece was a half-hearted endorsement of Trump as the better adversary for the left, an opinion that is not a ...…
Show 220 Playlist: Obnox - How To Rob (The Punk Years) The Kidds - Drunk, Drunk, Drunk Revolting Cocks - Stainless Steel Providers World Domination Enterprises - Asbestos Lead Asbestos Glueleg - Mister Pink Maylee Todd - Pinball Number Count 36? - Old Bones The Unknowns - Teenage Terrorist The Replacements - Customer The Negatives - Echos The M ...…
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Our cover story for the July/August issue is about Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman—a story about incredible events in America’s past that feel well-suited to our incredible present. “In a case where the events of history improve upon the fantasies of fiction, BlacKkKlansman, the latest Spike Lee joint, is based on the 2014 memoir written by Ron Stal ...…
Playlist: Colosseum - The machine demands a sacrifice Onyx Collective - FDR drive Cameron Graves - Black narcissus Sandro Dominelli - D.H. Joe Henderson - Black narcissus Ben Paterson - F.S.R. (for Sonny Rollins) Nat Adderley Sextet - Krukma Erroll Garner - Amsterdam strut
New stuff by Richard Pinhas, Popera Cosmic, Jeff Snyder & Federico Ughi, The Rudy Schwartz Project and more! Nice to be back after having had to bow out of my last show due to unforeseen circumstances. I had lots of new, newly gotten and soon-to-be-released stuff to play for you. Nice comments by callers, twitter followers and a direct web comm ...…
Playlist: Year of Glad - Deth Tashi Wada, Yoshi Wada, and Friends - Fanfare Forager - Swarms Jeremy Dutcher - Pomok naka Poktoinskwes Whoop-Szo - Untitled Body/Head - Last Time Hannah Epperson - We Will Host a Party (Amelia) Owen Pallett - On a Path Leon Vynehall - Trouble - Parts I, II, & III Thousand Foot Whale Claw - Naiad Marijuana Deathsqu ...…
Playlist: Steve Tibbets - Sunrise/The secret Bob Arthurs, Steve Lamattina - Blues for Ukraine Femi Kuti - Best to live on the good side Apollo Suns - An impossible bond The Vestibules - Higher-lower I Rush - Cygnus X-2 eh The Vestibules - Higher-lower II Stooges - Real cool time The Vestibules - Higher-lower III Enzo & the Ferraris - Gravel roa ...…
In part one of a two part conservation, J. M. Colon returns to discuss civility norms in the DSA. In this discussion, the history of the NSDS and “calling in” are discussed as well as problems and possibilities around the use and abuse of such norms. We also discuss the history of DSA expansion, the structure of local bodies, the use of civilit ...…
As long as we are being inundated with worrisome news about Russian cyberwarfare and other attacks, the time seems ripe for taking a look at the motherland’s cinema. The summer series “Putin’s Russia: A 21st-Century Mosaic” at the Museum of the Moving Image provided a perfect opportunity for surveying key films in the country’s recent history, ...…
Playlist: Peggy Lee - Incantation Herbie Hancock - Oliloqui valley (alternate take) Radam Schwartz - Funky tentacles Santana - La fuente del ritmo Lenny Marcus Trio - This life, next life Apollo Suns - Red baron Apollo Suns - Passing by Oliver Nelson - Stolen moments
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Vincent Remember, Sparkling Wide Pressure, M. Sage, Space-saver, Krümel, Mondo Lava, Alpha Mound, Yves Malone, Elma, Estlerot, Matchess, and Arthur Dent & Deeper Than Space.By (Mike, Dave, and Joe).
Interview with Cellist/Composer Cris Derksen and Pianist/Composer/Sound Artist Zosha Di Castri Playlist: Cris Dersen - War Cry Movement #1 Cris Derksen - Cris Derksen Interview Cris Derksen - Round Dance Cris Derksen - New Woman Song Zosha Di Castri - Dear Life
Playlist: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya - glasgow grin The Pyramid Scheme - Movie Looks Amazing Fake Palms - I'm not There Hella - Headless U.S Maple - The State is Bad Sun City Girls - Tarmac 23 Lift to experience - Just As Was Told JUNE OF 44 - the dexterity of luck Deliluh - Creeping Tom Dri Hiev - Place to Live Blue Odeur - Rose-tint my girl Fanga & Maa ...…
Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show, the co-host of the Majority Report, and a future author for Zero Books. This week he returns to the Zero Books podcast to discuss Jordan Peterson and the left-wing Jungian James Hillman.I want to thank everyone for supporting the Zero Books podcast on Patreon. We just passed our goal of rea ...…
On July 17, our latest Film Comment Free Talk brought together Boots Riley, director of the mind-altering new film Sorry to Bother You, and special guest Questlove at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. “All art is political,” said Riley, who detailed the genesis of the movie’s surreal Marxist story of a African-American telemarketer, and trade ...…
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Adam's filling in <3 Playlist: Hailu Mergia - Wede Harer Guzo Bob Erlendson - Capricorn Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta Le Mystère Jazz de Tomboutou - Dina Waliji Esteban Herrera Trio - When I Fall In Love Oscar Pettiford - Oscalypso Oscar Pettiford - The Gentle of Art of Love Earl Hines - When I Dream of You CGSW - Breaking It In The Cosmic Rays & Sun ...…
Special NTS Live broadcast from January 15, 2018, featuring new and unreleased tracks from Bana Haffar, King Vision Ultra and PINKCOURTESYPHONE among others. Straying from the norm with a mix of all digital tracks, available on cassette and vinyl. King Vision Ultra - Pain Of Mind (Ascetic House) Soft Armour (Unreleased) Erik Levander - Couesnon ...…
Guest Pete Johnston bassist now living in Toronto and organizer of All-Set! label. Playlist: Pete Johnston and Rob Clutton - Stack Muskox - Humphries' Tide Pete Johnston - Blame the Numbers See Through Trio (Pete Johnston) - I got a little sidetrack See Through 5 ( Pete Johnston) - The Maps Were Right All along Mike Smith Company - Fairyland Lustre…
Playlist: aidan baker - transgenic two marc ribot - lies my body told me juana molina - cosoco konono no 1 - bom dia miles davis - one phone call/street scenes the grassy knoll - art of fear arto lindsay - the prize Jeremy Dutcher - oqiton tanya tagaq - uja moral lepers - music is your body saul williams - talk to strangers Sandro Dominelli - j ...…
Brian Culkin is the guest this week. Culkin is a writer, theorist, and film director. His films include the feature length documentary 'The Mission' and the short film ‘Voices.' His books include Postscript on Boxing and, the Meaning of Trump which is out now from Zero Books. I want to thank Nathaniel L, Jeff B, Allan C, Jon, and Daniel R as we ...…
“In just a few years’ time, they’ve become both requisite filmmaking tools and regrettable freighters of cliché. Drone shots are easily recognizable not because drone cameras have a single, easily definable use, but because nearly everyone’s using them the same way: god’s-eye view of a landscape, smooth gliding (heaven forbid there’s a jerk or ...…
Playlist: John Coltrane - Untitled original 11383 (take 1) Yelena Eckemoff - Colors of nothingness Cory Weeds Little Big Band - East of the village Nick Fraser - Quicksand Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam - 1972 Jeremy Ledbetter Trio - Got a light Tribu - El matador John Coltrane - Nature boy
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Les Cousins Dangereux, Cryptonym, Benjamin Mauch, Martis Unruly, AM, LEOLYXXX, Samara Lubeski, August Traeger, Dreyt Nien, Office Skin, Blue Nude, and Matmos.By (Mike, Dave, and Joe).
Derick Varn is back this week to discuss a historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley that took place at Cambridge University in 1965. For those of you who don’t know, James Baldwin was a literary giant who wrote works such as Notes of a Native Son and No Name in the Street and William F. Buckley was the renowned founder and e ...…
“Audiences will enjoy Sorry to Bother You in one go, but the film invites and can stand up to multiple viewings, in much the same way that complex rap lyrics benefit from repeated plays and familiarity gained from memorization,” Ina Diane Archer writes in our July/August issue. “Boots Riley is, by his own definition, a storyteller—a socially co ...…
Oh look! I nearly didn’t put this up because the audio went MIA for a couple of days, but here it is (a huge thanks to Erin Yanke for retrieving it)! Some brand new Rudy Schwartz Project, a send-off for Sci-Fi writer legend Harlan Ellison (via a mix I originally did in 2017), Tony Coulter’s Stumptown Underground compilation, a lovely new single ...…
For many New York moviegoers, the past few weeks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center have virtually belonged to Luchino Visconti. The retrospective has included established landmarks such as Rocco and His Brothers, The Leopard, Death in Venice, and Ossessione, but it’s also fostered rediscovery of Ludwig, The Stranger, The Damned, and more. T ...…
Rob Larson is a professor of economics at Tacoma Community College in Washington State and the author of Bleakonomics. He's written broadly, including for In These Times, Dollars & Sense and Jacobin, and appeared on Alternative Radio and other programs and he’s the author of the book Capitalism Vs. Freedom which is out now from Zero Books. I wa ...…
“Although religious symbols and themes have often found their way into Schrader’s film work, First Reformedmarks the first time he has applied elements of transcendental style—as extolled in his seminal book Transcendental Style in Film—to his own filmmaking. Early in his career, Schrader was occupied with exploring the pathological lure of sex ...…
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