I’ve been producing the creative and improvised music program Flotation Device at Seattle’s community radio station KBCS since the summer of 2001–feels like a long time! My biweekly cohosts have included “El Fred” Gilbert, composer Chris DeLaurenti and, now, bassist and local music organizer John Seman.
On any given Sunday evening, listeners are likely to hear a range of action-packed and exciting sounds from free jazz practitioners like William Parker, modern composers such as Pauline Oliveros, acoustic collagists, genre refugees and electronic envelope-pushers of the highest degree. The program is both highly international and insistently local–highlighting the live and recorded work of some of Seattle’s best young outside jazz and experimental sound artists.
Flotation Device airs each Sunday, from 10pm to midnight, on KBCS 91.3fm. Recent archived audio and playlist archives are on the station’s website.
Older playlists are archived on the program’s Facebook page (give us a like!).