The Course Catalog: The Vernacular Avant Garde
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Zack Wilks.
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.