Jonathan “Cougar” Cummins and Simon “Psi Factor” Nixon continue their month long takeover of The Montreal Sessions today from 3-5pm. Just in case you’ve been living under a sound/hilarity/irreverence proof rock, we thought we’d show you a video of what you have to look forward to.
CKUThosted an intermittent John Cage inspired day of programming to celebrate Cage’s Centennial.
Wednesday, September 5th between 9am and 10pm.
CKUT as préparé une journée de programmation intermittante inspiré par John Cage pour célébrer son centenaire.
Mercredi, le 5 septembre entre 9h et 22h.
John Cage was born on September 5th, 1912, and his ideas on the musicality of sound, inclusion of indeterminate elements in composition and chance operations as structural elements in composition continue to inspire and influence the works of countless composers, musicians, performers and artists across disciplines.
Starting at 9am, Where’s the Beat? host Eliot Handleman with guest John Reya will focus their critical, no-holds-barred exploration of contemporary music on Cage.LISTEN
** Local composers, musicians, sound and radio artists presented performances,
readings, and compositions by or inspired by Cage.**
The day’s programming can be accessed by clicking ont he links below
The line up included:
Jonathan Cummins (of various bands and MTL Mirror fame) continues his takeover of the August Montreal Sessions today from 3-5pm. Anyone who had the unique pleasure of listening to what went down in studio last week as Cummins, self baptized on air as “The Cougar” and his trusty co host “Psi Factor” straight talked their way into the minds and hearts of young and old alike need no further incentive. As for you first timers, ready yourselves.
Will they have special guests? Maybe, but probably not. Will they insult your mother? Probably, but maybe not. Only one thing is for certain. This could very well be the soundtrack to our lives. Tune in!
CKUT 90.3 FM Montreal and LitLive.ca are launching the Words on Waves, spoken word contest to showcase what you’ve got! Send us your work in mp3 audio format, or make an appointment with firstname.lastname@example.org to record your poem at ckut studio, or send us a text file and we’ll showcase the best from Montreal and Canada on the air and at a live event..
Here’s how it works:
The top 10 will be selected by the end of November, and showcased at Words and Music event on January 20th at Casa del Popolo.
Entrants must submit a recording of spoken word poetry or prose with the following guidelines:
The text must have been written by the entrant(s).
Team entries are allowed, in which case you should specify all the credits in the body of the email you send us.
Music and other sound elements can be used to enhance the impact of the work.
The entrant(s) must own all copyrights to the recording, and release them for CKUT to broadcast only during the course of this contest. At the end of the contest all rights revert to the entrant(s).
The recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length.
Song entries are not eligible for this contest.
Entries can be sent in MP3 format via email to email@example.com
Entries will be judged weekly by a panel of writers and community broadcasters.
Entries will be judged by a panel of writers and community broadcasters. All winning entries will be posted online and the public will be invited to vote for their favorites
Finalists will win prizes as yet unspecified, but which are likely to include fame, poetry and music related CDs, books, and feature performances at spoken word events.
This month, The Montreal Sessions will be hosted by the Jonathan Cummins, musician, producer, and writer behind the Montreal Mirror’s longstanding and much beloved column, Punkusraucous Rex. He’ll be joined by his “trusty sidekick” the PsiFactor.
Tune in every Tuesday from 3-5pm as Cummins pillages the depths of music history to bring you “some of the greatest records of all time.” A lofty goal, to be sure, but we’re confident Cummins will pull through on his promises.
Can’t get enough of Cummins? He’s got a new music column! Check out his musings on music here.
The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program. Each month a new local artist/DJ/musician/band/label/festival/promoter programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3-5pm. Check out the Music Department’s previous blog entries about the sessions.
VERBAL ALCHEMY and members of the team organizing the first Canadian Council for Refugees Youth Action Gathering, join the Wednesday Morning After crew live in-studio for conversation using both words and music.
Alquimia Verbal, the young Mexican duo, have been climbing their way up the ranks of Montreal’s underground hip hop scene, performing in both French and Spanish. Their name comes from the ancient practice, combining everything from chemistry and metallurgy, to astronomy, mysticism and art. On the edge of magic, alchemy was used to transform old things into new ones. The group Alquimia Verbal does the same with music. They refresh hip-hop, using the existing classical elements to form something new. Let your ears be the judge.
August 10th marks Prisoners’ Justice Day - a day to commemorate and remember all of those who have died at the hands of the prison system.
CKUT’s news show - Off the Hour - will focus on prison justice related issues all week long. The week will culminate with a special feature program from 5 to 6pm on August 10th with programming produced by Prison Radio.
Prison Radio has been on the air in Montreal for more than eight years. Prison Radio seeks to confront the invisibility of prisons and prisoner struggle, by focusing on the roots of incarceration, policing, and criminalization, and by challenging our ideas about what prisons are and the people inside our jails. Prison Radio is dedicated to programming that is directly collaborative with people who are currently incarcerated. This is in the interest of forging stronger ties between incarcerated and non-incarcerated people, ensuring that prisoners have direct control over their representation, and that our understandings of prisons be informed by those who live inside their walls.
Off the Hour is a corporate-free news zone that reflects our community because it is made by our community. Airing weekdays from 5-6PM the show is produced by the station’s Community News Collective of CKUT volunteers and representatives from a number of community groups across Montreal.
There are many Prisoners’ Justice Day events planned across the city of Montreal. You can find more information here.
Tuesday/ August 7 / 5-6PM
Tuesday’s Off the Hour is jam-packed with exciting content: