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Convergence Zone.008

(First aired: May 02 2023)

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on this week’s Convergence Zone, songs from the acts touring this spring — like synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani, New Age polymath David Arkenstone, and experimental wizard Arushi Jain

more touring artists — Colloboh with Qu’ran Shaheed, legends like Suso Saiz and Bitchin Bajas, LA acts Classixx and Matthewdavid, and neo-jazz icons Gogo Penguin

also – brand new music from Vancouver’s Noble Oak, Italy’s Jarguna and Seattle cozywave artist Hello Meteor, and a 2021 live excerpt from Howard Givens, Madhavi Devi, and Craig Padilla

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesdays at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, and streaming at, smart speakers, TuneIn, and all fine internet radio services

ArtistTrackAlbumLabelShow Comments
Noble OakAnywhere but HereWhen It Finds YouLast Gang RecordsSpace-pop from Vancouver, BC – When It Finds You due out July 8 2023
ClassixxHanging GardensHanging GardensInnovative Leisure2013 debut; 10-year anniversary shows May-July across the country
CHVRCHES + Robert SmithHow Not to DrownScreen ViolenceGlassnote2021 single featuring leader of The Cure
Future IslandsFor SureAs Long as you Are4AD2020
Colloboh ft. Qur’an ShaheedMystic YouSaana Sahel EP Colloboh and Qur’an Shaheed each open for Suzanne Ciani in different cities
Gogo PenguinSaturnineEverything is going to be OKXXIM RecordsPerforming live in Seattle May 2 2023
Hello MeteorEarth JournosEarth Journos New cozywave from Seattle
Suso SaizLinda CubanaOdiseaMusic from MemoryOn tour spring 2023
Pat Metheny GroupPhase DancePat Metheny GroupECM1978, signature track – Pat Metheny on acoustic and electric guitars, Lyle Mays on piano and synth
Howard Givens, Madhavi Devi, Craig PadillaVibrance of LifePrecipice of a Dream – Live from Soundquest Fest 2021Spotted PeccaryPart of three-day festival, 45-minute live set Composed with a formidable array of mono and poly synthesizers, modular synths, electric harp, Tibetan Bowls and bells, and an assortment of sequencers and effect devices
David ArkenstoneAncient legendValley in the CloudsNarada Equinox2023 tour in May; dates include Bellevue, Enumclaw, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Portland…
Fleetwood MacSeven WondersTango in the Night Warner BrosRIP to Christie McVie
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Norm ChambersCrossing OverHolodeck Vision OneHolodeck RecordsLate Seattle musician on 2018 compilation album for Holodeck Records
Suzanne CianiTide PoolsTide PoolsDeutsche GrammophonFinal piece from Project 12 – one single from a different artist each month. Composed primarily on the Moog One, along with her signature Buchla 200e modular 

Live in Portland May 13, Seattle May 20
Marc BarrecaShoppingMusic Works for IndustryFreedom to SpendWayward music series stalwart
Bitchin BajasAmorphaBajascillatorsDrag CityOn tour 2023 – new age revivalists
Shannon HaydenBlown AwaySolid State Cello Tours with Simrit, session musician with cello, looping pedalboards, synths…
John ColtranePt 1 – AcknowledgementA Love SupremeImpulse!Recorded in one session on December 9, 1964 – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums

…also recently released as a live 1965 recording at Penthouse in Seattle
JargunaA Perfect Hazy DayGranular Day in the BlueProjektItalian sonic alchemist Marco Billi performs as Jarguna, due out May 2023
MatthewdavidZithertronixMycellium MusicLeaving RecordsBrand New – inspired by the vast subterraneam fungal network through which plant-life communicate; opened for Suso Saiz in 2023
Arushi JainIs it LoveWith & WithoutOpening for Suzanne Ciani Seattle
May 20
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First aired May 02, 2023