POEM - Power Of Electronic Music - the aim of this show is not only to highlight electronic music in all its shapes and forms but also to highlight the value of this often times misunderstood and stigmatised music - in short, a new radio show that deals with all things electronica from interviews with musicians, authors, scholars etc. to testing out instruments and more

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Episode # 18: Electronic Awakening - in conversation with A.C. Johner

A.C. Johner is an author of fiction, cultural journalist, and documentary filmmaker. His work has been featured in the Appalachian Anthology, Alien Skin, The Village Idiot, Dirty Cricket, Second Creation, and Mushroom Magazine.  In 2006 he received the Jill Loucks Award for anthropology. He is also the director of the documentary “Electronic Awakening” released in 2011, and is currently completing an ethnographic novel on the mysticism of electronic music culture.  He is dedicated to producing creative fiction, and written ethnography having to do with the shifting paradigm of human culture. AC talked to POEM’s Thomas Janak about the documentary, shamanism, transhumanism, spirituality and reads a passage from his soon-to-be-released book: “The Mighty Mutant Mechanical Lotus”. The conversation is all about how electronic music can alter and positively enhance the human experience.


Also visit: www.acjohner.com and www.electronicawakening.com

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Episode # 17: Krautrock and beyond

Peter Tibett (Born in 1955) first became aware of “space” when he was introduced to TV series such as “Space Patrol” or “Fireball XL5” as a young boy. As a teenager he came across artists like Guru Guru, Neu, Can and Tangerine Dream and he knew then how the soundtrack of the infinite universe sounded like. On POEM he talks about how cosmic music connects him to things and himself spriritually but also about how musicians of the time were aware of each other, how they possibly influenced each other and how the signing of many German artists to Virgin records allowed him to see that he is not the only “weird kid” listening to what was soon to be known as Krautrock!