Thursday, 30 April 2009

Down By The Stream #2 Playlist & Download

If you tuned into Soundart Radio this afternoon at 2pm UK time, you will have heard some new toying about with radio by Ergo Phizmiz & The Travelling Mongoose, in the shape of the second episode of their irregular "Down By The Stream" shows.

In this show, interspersed with found-sounds, foley, field-recordings, spoken-word, and various other ways of playing about with their favourite medium, we heard (roughly and in no particular order):

Frankie Valli "Grease"
Grange Hill Cast "Just Say No"
Siegfried Wendel "Oldtime Music"
BBC "50 Years of the BBC"
Papadopoulous, Kowald & Floridis "Pyrichia"
Aaron Islamb "Boss Yourself"
The Music of Portsmouth
Indian Summer 12"
Cozy Powell 7"
Buxtehude Fugue
Benjamin Britten "Dances From Gloriana"
Stravinsky "The Firebird (Suite)"
Lord Kitchener "Dr Kitch"
Mr Bach Goes to Town
Disney "Pinocchio"
HMV Vehicle Sound Effects
David Tomlinson "The Life I Lead"
All Star Jazz Festival
Darius Milhaud "Cantate de la Paix"
Kathleen Ferrier 10"
Indo-Jazz Suite
Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals"
How To Give Yourself a Stereo Checkout
Disney French 101 Dalmatians 7"

Interview with Chinky Bolin

Mix by Ergo Phizmiz & The Travelling Mongoose

Field-Recordings by The Travelling Mongoose

Produced by Ergo Phizmiz

You can download this show in high-quality mp3 below:

Ergo Phizmiz & The Travelling Mongoose "Down By The Stream #2"

And while you're at it, why not grab the first episode too:

Ergo Phizmiz & The Travelling Mongoose "Down By The Stream #1"

"Down By The Stream", the latest project of Ergo's long running collaboration with the Mongoose, takes place on an irregular basis, as part of Ergo Phizmiz's experimental weekly show on Soundart Radio, Dartington, UK.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Down By The Stream #2 on Soundart Radio

Ergo Phizmiz and compadre The Travelling Mongoose put on their fishing hats and go for another amiable chat and extended sit Down By The Stream, on Soundart Radio this Thursday 30/04/09, 2pm UK time.

This is the second in an occasional series, in which Ergo & the Mongoose fuse old vinyl, original field-recordings & found-sound, collage-composition, spoken-word, and foley.

The show will be made available as an mp3 download from this blog after the broadcast. Go to Soundart Radio.

For the first of the Down By The Stream shows in mp3, go here.

And for previous experimental mix radio madness with Ergo & the Mongoose you could do worse than listen to the 2007 podcasts of Time Travel Musical Bazaar on WFMU.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Zdenek Liska Mix Download

As promised in the previous post, here is a download of this week's Ergo Phizmiz show on Soundart Radio -a one hour mix of rare music from Czech film composition master Zdenek Liska.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Zdenek Liska Special - on Soundart Radio

Tune in to Ergo's show on Soundart Radio this week for a one hour special of rare music from Czech film composer Zdenek Liska.

Liska scored hundreds of films, including the classic "Marketa Lazarova", and many scores for Surrealist animator Jan Svankmajer, and multimedia animation pioneer Karel Zeman.

This is the second special Ergo has created around Liska's music, the first - which focused mainly on the Svankmajer soundtracks - was on WFMU's Phuj Phactory, and can be heard here.

This new Liska special will be made available as an mp3 from this blog after the show, which broadcasts on Soundart Radio, this coming Thursday 23rd April at 2pm UK time.

Monday, 20 April 2009

More Pointballing on the way.... BBC Radio 3

The Verb

Friday 8 May
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The Verb goes Victorian tonight as part of BBC Radio 3's Mendelssohn season marking the bicentenary of the composer's birth. Ian MacMillan's weekly programme dedicated to poetry and the spoken word explores the literary life of the 19th century, from its grand visions and Romanticism to its more curious writerly corners and eccentricities.

Novelist Toby Litt offers a guide to the Poets Laureate who were not Alfred Lord Tennyson. Tennyson, of course, bestrides the era like a colossus as Queen Victoria's favourite Poet Laureate and the author of In Memoriam, the work that comforted her in her widowhood. But, Toby asks, what about the laureateships of Robert Southey, William Wordsworth and the unfortunate Alfred Austin, Tennyson's much-mocked successor, who Robert Browning dismissed as the "Banjo Byron" for his ill-judged doggerel?

Ergo Phizmiz, meanwhile, beckons listeners into the garden for a spot of "Pointballing", his series of eclectic experiments in sound and language. This week, Ergo's work has a distinctly Victorian flavour to its chaos, in the spirit of the nonsense work of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll.

And novelist Gregory Norminton, author of Serious Things, reads The Chronic Omnibus, his brand new "Wellesian" tale of how the Victorians saw the future.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Ergo Live in Odense

Another video pops up, we suspect from the camera of Pete Um, of Ergo playing on the Gagarin tour, this time playing the unreleased "Press My Button Soon" in Odense.

Friday, 17 April 2009

The Invention of Birds : Film

A short film of Ergo Phizmiz's recent installation "The Invention of Birds".

Ergo Live in Mannheim - Video

A short clip of Ergo Phizmiz performing sections of "Eloise My Dolly" in Mannheim, during the Gagarin Records 10 Year Anniversary tour.

Ergo Phizmiz on Outsider In - Resonance FM podcast

This episode of Outsider In takes us down to South Devon to meet Ergo Phizmiz. We hear some of his new work including "The Munchausen Machine" and temporarily named "The Ice Cream Music" We hear the origins, influences, interests and share a brew with this highly talented composer, radio dj and sound artist, also of his collaboration with People Like Us - who will be our guest in the next episode of Outsider In.

Download it at Resonance FM Podcasts.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


A short animated film made during January workshops at Ryde Foyer, Isle of Wight, facilitated with film-maker Tom Hicks.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Ergo Phizmiz on Outsider In, Resonance FM

Tune into Resonance FM Saturday 11 April, 20:00 UK time for an hour of music and babbling with Ergo Phizmiz, presented by James Tregaskis.

"Outsider In, as its title suggests may (or may not) inform the listener of the strange world of the Outsider musician/artist. It may (or may not) include some music made by the outsider musician."

This particular edition features a bunch of unreleased music from the Phizmiz vaults, and you can also find out the on
e musician who really makes Ergo reach for the shotgun and the earmuffs.