Visual Music

Stochastic Hit Parade

Round_logo01If you like your music kind of out there - and come on, who doesn't? - tune in right now to 91.1 FM for Bethany Ryker's Stochastic Hit Parade, which airs every Sunday night on WFMU from 9p-12a. Think: Stockhausen, Xenakis, Theo Bleckmann and a whole boatload of transcendent ear candy neither you nor I have ever heard of before. Bethany has also been known to indulge in aleatory on-air experiments: a few weeks ago, she solicited live audio samples from her listeners - everything from electric can openers to TV white noise - which she then combined into a five minute collage and played on-air. Personally, I can't think of a weirder, more wonderful way to end the weekend.