Sunday, May 27, 2018

iHearIC Radio - Episode 25: History II (05/27/2018)

There was some tech trouble at KRUI this week, so I wasn't sure if I'd be able to broadcast the show live. So, instead of lining up a guest for a show that might not happen, and in honor of Memorial Day, I put together a playlist of recordings from early iHearIC concerts (2010-2012). This is a sequel to Episode 14 of our podcast, which you can find earlier in the feed wherever you happen to be listening to this now!

This episode features music by:
Cassius Goens III ( /
Karl McComas-Reichl (
Ex-Action Model (Brendan Hanks - / / / /
The Gams (Alexis Stevens and Craig Eley - / / / / / / /
Olivia Rose Muzzy ( / /
David Anderson
Chaircrusher (Kent Williams - / / /
Meagan Conley
Caitlin Berge
Peter Gillette

and spoken words by:.
Idris Goodwin ( / / /
Jessica King ( /

Our intro music is from the new JCϟjp album (relics)! Stream and download it at and check out the companion museum at!

Come to the next Feed Me Weird Things concert featuring Forest Management with iHearIC favorites the Christine Burke Ensemble:

If you're in or near Cedar Rapids and want some free weekly entertainment, check out the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band:

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

iHearIC Radio - Episode 24: chaircrusher (05/20/2018)

Last week I teased a guest appearance from Kent Williams (aka chaircrusher). Unfortunately he had to go out of town and couldn't join me in the studio, BUT he was kind enough to record some brand new music and an interview with his friend and collaborator Derek Piotr. In his place, Michele Guild returned to co-host with me in her third appearance on the show. We closed out today's show by brainstorming ideas for our upcoming project, the impedecast.

Find all of Kent's stuff here: / /

and Derek's stuff is here: / / / / /

Michele is on twitter and you should check out her weekly podcast We Are Rhonda too: / / / / /

I opened and closed today's show with tracks from the new JCϟjp album (relics)! Stream and download it at and check out the companion museum at!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

iHearIC Radio - Episode 23 with Matt Blair (05/13/2018)

Carlos the co-host returns as we bring in a guest from out of town. Minneapolis-based pianist, composer, improviser, and educator Matt Blair played a show at Trumpet Blossom last night for the Feed Me Weird Things concert series. Wombat opened for him, and we found out he was still in town and had some free time today to come hang out with us on the radio. We discussed his career and background and he was kind enough to bring his Rhodes piano up to our third-floor studio to play live!

Find all of Matt's stuff here:

Our radio show schedule will be shifting around a bit in the near future as University of Iowa campus buildings shift into the summer hours. Keep an eye on our social media pages to make sure you catch our live broadcasts. Kent Williams (chaircrusher) will be our guest next week!

Here's a video of Wombat's set last night:

New JCϟjp album (relics) out this Friday (May 18th)! Go to on release day to stream!

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

iHearIC Radio - Episode 22: May Concert Recap and Diversity in Music (05/06/2018)

We're back with another double-length episode! I started the show off with some recordings from the final iHearIC concert of the Spring 2018 season (May 5th @ City Park). Then we had some visitors from Professor Trevor Harvey's Diversity in Music class. We discussed (as the title of the course suggests) issues related to diversity and inclusion in the world of (mostly classical) music, and heard a few in-studio performances!

Full list of guests:
Rebeca Furtado
Kenken Gorder (
Matthew Halbert
Trevor Harvey
Heqing Huang
Hsin-Hui Liu
Rebecca Pape
Shawn Seguin

You won't want to miss the upcoming Black Stork*/Asher Brown show on May 11th at Trumpet Blossom: (*iHearIC organizer Carlos Cotallo Solares)

And the day after that you can also enjoy the Iowa Dance Festival Concert in Coralville, featuring some music by our very own Justin K Comer:

And later that night, catch the season premiere of the 2018 Feed Me Weird Things concert series, 9pm at Trumpet Blossom. Featuring your favorite improvisation trio Wombat opening for pianist/composer/improviser Matt Blair:

Tune in to KRUI (89.7FM in the IC area, to stream worldwide) at 7pm next Sunday for the next episode of iHearIC Radio! We might have another guest! Watch our social media pages this week for confirmation.

In addition to the guests listed above, this episode features music composed and/or performed by:
Joshua Johnson (
David Beyer ( / /
Christine Burke ( /
Justin K Comer ( / / / / /
Carlos Cotallo Solares (
Tan Dun (
Philippe Hersant (
Nolwenn Leroy (
Jeremy Maas
Zachery Meier (
Martin O'Donnell (
Pauline Oliveros (
Sonia Ray (
Alexander Toth
Carlos Toro-Tobón (
Gabi Vanek (
Will Yager ( /
Li Yinghai
Barbara York

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