WGXC-90.7 FM

The Course Catalog: A Scream is Worth 1,000 Words

Jun 09, 2021: 10pm - 11:59 pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Hosted by Zack Wilks.

This broadcast—which traverses jazz, funk, post-punk, electronic music, experimental rock, and new music—is devoted to screams, shouts, grunts, growls, barks, and other vocalizations that either punctuate language or seek to create distinct, extralinguistic forms of expression and communication.

The Course Catalog is a monthly music program. Inspired by DJ Lynnée Denise, broadcasts will take shape as musical essays that are each organized around a specific theme, phenomenon, idea, or approach to sound-making. The Course Catalog is not devoted to any particular genre, decade, or tradition. Rather, broadcasts will traverse constellations of styles and experiments and mistakes in sound and music. There will be some speaking as well, occasionally with invited guests. And although the show’s intended to be pedagogical in a notional manner, it won’t be pedantic — more like a seminar with an instructor who brings wine, or a late Wednesday night (from 10 p.m. to midnight, in fact) in the living room of that one friend who has a decent hi-fi system.