From Ark to Microchip

The Past from Future Perspectives. The provocative “From Ark to Microchip” series mixes commentary, dramatic re-enactment, original music, historic voices, audio art and sound effects in a pan-historical, pan-cultural milieu.

Featured Ark luminaries—

  • Charles Darwin, Philip K. Dick, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Diamanda Galas, Elvis Presley, Mary Shelley, Erik Satie, Sun Ra, Emanuel Swedenborg, Harry S. Truman, Orson Welles, among others

Featured Ark performers—

  • Thomas Aber, Tony Allard, Liz Amsbry, Cliff Baldwin, Black Crack Revue, Hafiza Capehart, Don Cherry, Patrick Clancy, William Easton, Betse Ellis, Rich Fish, Rhondda Francis, Rodney Franks, Chuck Haddix, Michael Henry, Ed Herrmann, Kristin Miltner, Charlie Morrow, newEar, Bruce Prince-Joseph, Warren Rosser, Yoshiko Sato, Joey Skidmore, Raymond Starzmann, Gerald Trimble, Jeffrey Ruckman, Ellen Zweig, among others

Upcoming Episodes

September 23, 2020 Arts & Culture

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 Scrat

“A joyous celebration of the pagan roots of man, reinterpreted through the prism of modern technology…” 

—Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector (UK)

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September 30, 2020 Arts & Culture

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Slippages

“…a musical interpretation of Kansas City Art Institute faculty member Warren Rosser’s large-scale paintings...orchestrated for clarinet, bass clarinet and a pair of ‘zwooms.’ These contraptions allow for a sweeping disbursement of sound. Frizzell and Aber circled the microphones at the center of the cathedral, emitting a wide swath of primal sound in a series of register-hopping trills.” 

--Robert Eisele, The Kansas City Star

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