Trance-formational Listening

Sundays 10:00-12:30

dennisHosted by Dennis Darrah. See playlists

Exiled from Philadelphia, PA in 1965 to Franconia College, NH. Kicked off-campus for a year to Oxford University, England. Returned and received a BA from Franconia College in 1969. And, via a varied and circuitous route, ended up in Vermont around 1972.

Deep interest in all forms of music. Besides hosting this radio show I also play music (soprano saxophone and flute) with Dragon Dance Theater, performing with them in both Vermont and Mexico. Created a sound installation for the “Ought-One” new music festival which was held in Montpelier, VT in 2001, and appeared as a performing guest on Kalvos and Damian’s “New Music Bazaar” in 2005.

dennis darraghA concentration on music from around the world with particular attention to Indian Classical (both Hindustani and Carnatic), Gamelan (Balinese, Javanese and other forms of Indonesian music), Middle-Eastern classical, ritual and folk traditions, African folk, ritual and Afro-pop music, the many sufi traditions and variants thereof.

Also music from East Asia: Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia. And such other traditions as Tuvan throat singing, Tibetan overtone chanting, and music from the Central Asian countries.

The last half-hour of the show is open to almost anything:

From Bali to Mali, from Sun Ra to Moondog, from Miles electric to Jon Hassel eclectic, from James Brown to Holy Modal hoedown…