Thursday, December 5, 2013

Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine

Beginning Sunday, December 8th 2013 at 12 Noon, LA artist/critic/curator Doug Harvey will be hosting a biweekly hour-long radio show on pirate station KCHUNG. An audio version of his long-running (but intermittent) ‘zine LESS ART, Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine will feature a weekly guest artist with a body of sound art and/or a really interesting record collection, as well as whatever remarkable audio documents demand to be shared. (This date also marks the expansion of KCHUNG’s original programming schedule to Sunday mornings -- adding a dozen new programs to its already extensive battery of DIY DJs.)

Harvey’s premiere guest will be legendary LA artist Jim Shaw, who currently has a major solo exhibit up at Blum & Poe in Culver City, as well as The Hidden World at The Chalet Soiety in Paris -- a show culled from his vast collection of fringe religious/spiritual didactic materials. Shaw may play some recordings from his extensive collection of religious LPs, or his enormous and eclectic music collection in general, but the focus will be on his own musical endeavors – ranging from Destroy All Monsters, the experimental noise band he formed as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan in 1973 with Mike Kelley, Niagara, and Cary Loren, to his current project producing an epic prog-rock musical based on the tenets of his invented 19th-century visionary American religion Oism. Jim will join Doug live in the studio to spin examples from his various musical phases, discuss his inspirations, and possibly perform live.

Artists interested in being guests on Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine, or submitting materials to be broadcast (we are particularly interested in documentation of local phenomena – including artists’ recordings and field recordings of live art music, sound sculptures, etc.) are invited to make contact via facebook message or gmail. Guests should preferably have a concurrent exhibit or event to cross-promote.

Tune into KCHUNG in LA’s Chinatown district at 1630 AM or online at - if you miss the broadcast, shows can be accessed through the KCHUNG archive.

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