We were honored to be joined by The Marta Zapparoli & Jackie Stewart Duo tonight, who appeared live at KBOO Studios. They did tape and turntable manipulations from Studio Two and wove an amazing and intricate soundscape using largely analog sources. It was a lot of fun to both hear and behold.

Marta Zapparoli:
Born in 1975, She is an Italian experimental sound artist, improviser, performer, and musician. She works and lives in Berlin since 2007. Her music mainly consists in sonic pieces that she builds using a wide variety of the recordings captured from the real sound world , using devices and self-made microphones without borders and in many unconventional ways. She is interested on the boundaries and relations between real sound world ,vibration sound, noise pollution, and inaudible sound.  She released several albums on Umbrella Noise records, Idiosyncratics Rec, Audition Records, Nohmad Records and Zeromoon. She was also extensively featured on WDR3 Open Studio Elektronische Musik Deutschland. In 2006 she received the MOVIN-UP Award for her field recording project An Audio Portrait of Berlin. [LINK to her BLOG]

Jackie Stewart:
Jackie “Oblivia” Stewart started performing sound in 1979 in Portland, Oregon. Groups Jackie has performed in include “the improvs” (1979), “Spy vs. Spy” (1980), “Babylon 2000” (1981-83), and “Smegma” (1982-present). Though Stewart experimented on guitar and very much enjoys vocals, she has found her focus with turntables. Her visual art medium is assemblage or collage, so it comes naturally to Jackie to assemble sounds. She enjoys hearing how beautiful or humorous “mixing” can be, in the same way things come together visually when assembling her cut-up art pieces.  With Smegma she says “I can enjoy a freedom of expression, totally unrestricted and of my own: as in I choose to interpret what my part will sound like. It has enabled me to learn much about recording and live performance.” Jackie’s sounds have appeared on dozens of releases, both solo and in group formats, in addition to her work with video. [Jackie “Oblivia” Stewart bio from LAFMS/Smegma page]

The Marta Zapparoli & Jackie Stewart Duo will be performing live in Portland on Saturday, Sept. 24th (along with Hisham Mayet/Ju Suk Reet Meate, Chiara Giovando,  Madelyn Villano and Super 8 film visuals by Mia Ferm) at Disjecta.

Here’s the show:
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(Hour:Minute Artist – Track – Album [Label])
00:00 KBOO Community Radio – ID/Promo Spots – Promo Spots


00:02 Wayne Horvitz & Pigpen – Miss Ann – Miss Ann


00:07 Set break — Intro – Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics


00:08 Oneida & Rhys Chatham – You Get Brighter – What’s Your Sign? [Northern Spy]
00:13 Oneida & Rhys Chatham – Bad Brains – What’s Your Sign?
00:20 Leona Anderson – Rats in My Room – Music To Suffer By
00:22 Lovely Little Girls – The Awful Unpleasant Consequence – Glistening Vivid Splash [Skin Graft]
00:26 Evil Genius – Juke Prompt – Bitter Human [Orenda Records]


00:32 Set break — Background: John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydream


00:34 The Marta Zapparoli & Jackie Stewart Duo – Live in the KBOO Studio
01:06 Marta Zapparoli & Jackie Stewart Duo – Interview


01:16 Set break — Background: Tom Cameron – Music To Wash Dishes By


01:17 Tom Cameron – Another Question – Music To Wash Dishes By
01:22 Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay – Amalgam – Amalgam [Northern Spy]
01:35 Little Markie – Story Of An Alcoholic Father – Little Bits For Children Everywhere
01:42 CNN – Electromagnetic Mind Control Weapons – CNN 1985
01:48 Soupcans – Parasite Brain – Parasite Brain – EP
01:50 Soupcans – No Teeth – Parasite Brain – EP
01:50 Soupcans – Crimes of the Future, Pt. II – Parasite Brain EP
01:54 The Credibility Gap – Spots – Fiji Puzzle Box Blog
01:56 Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie and Clyde [excerpt] – Comic Strip


01:57 Set break — Outro: Shooby Taylor – Over The Rainbow