Join Michael every Monday evening from 10 to midnight
for experimental and alternative music selections.
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Contact Michael Brown with your questions, comments, and suggestions.
ATE provides an escape for listeners to experience diverse and innovative soundscapes.
Every Monday night Wisconsin Public Radio listeners have the opportunity to sit back and soak in AT THE EDGE with Michael Brown. It?s difficult to categorize the program as it offers a varied spectrum of music that includes experimental, improvisational, ambient, electronic?
Every week is bound to be unusual and interesting; the music he presents stretches the boundaries of sound and creates a place for people to hear new music. Michael attributes his inspiration to Miles Davis who has stated:
??but I always thought that music had no boundaries, no limits to where it could grow and go, no restrictions on its creativity. Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is. And I always hated categories, never thought they had any place in music?.all I ever wanted to do was blow my horn and create music & art, communicate what I felt through music.?
Michael began volunteering at WGBW, the student operated radio station at UW-Green Bay, in the early 1970s. After a short stint in commercial radio he discovered the freedom of public broadcasting and has been continuously on-air since 1974.
SUGGESTED LINKSMargaret Noble- Contemporary sound artist Margaret Noble brings George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 into the future by transforming an original vinyl recording into a postmodern sound-scape. Noble pulls samples from the original vinyl record and from modern media to produce an experimental electronic music album. The result is a narrative experimental radio piece with insights that are uncomfortable, satirical, and reflective. Click HERE to find out more.
Vox Novus - Vox Novus produces and promotes new music. They are dedicated to contemporary music, the musicians who perform, and the composers that write the music of today. Their mission is to cultivate a music community and make their work available to the greater public.
Terry Hawke - A radio producer/presenter that focuses his music around the following generas: Space-Rock, Ambient, Prog-Rock, Chill Out, Electronica, Classical, Lounge-Jazz, Ambionic-Trance and Dance. Electro-Synth and Down-Tempo Beats; Big-Band, Swing and Jive.
On and Stopped Sound Drifter - The myspace guide to the world of experimental music of Sound Drifter.
BBC Experimental Music Guide - An introduction and guide to the world of experimental music today. Includes a list of essential artists and definitions of the various genres.
Hollydrift - Hollydrift is music by Mathias Anderson of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Anderson makes his creations using captured sound as a main source material and combines them with other forms of aural matter.
Steve Roach - A pioneer of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, Steve Roach has been recording for nearly three decades.
Static Signals - A digital hub for "unusual music evolutions". Static Signals is home to reviews, releases, and audio samples of new artists and albums.
Spotted Peccary - The website for an experimental record label. They broadcast a free monthly podcast with samples and sneak peaks of works in progress and more.
Amongst Myselves - An ambient and atmospheric artist who has been recording since the eighties.
Dwight Ashley - An ambient/neo-expressionist composer who has been recording for over 25 years.
Stephan Micus - An acoustic compuser featuring musical instruments and influences from around the world.
Synkronos Music - An independent, cooperative space with recordings and concerts meant to challenge and inspire the audience with what can be called "space age music."
Matt Howarth - A comic artist known for independent cover art, comic books, and music reviews.
Another Plane Record - An independent record label focusing on music that is innovative and inspiring including experiemental, ambient, and electronic music.
Cuneiform Records - This label releases a mixture of musical styles, including progressive jazz, modern fusion music, progressive rock, the Canterbury Scene (and related artists) and electronic music.
Cantaloupe Music - Cantaloupe Music is a record label founded in March 2001 "created by the founders of Bang on a Can for music between the cracks", those founders being composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and Bang on a Can Managing Director Kenny Savelson.
Fantastic Merlins - The Fantastic Merlins are a group of an unusual blend of cello, bass, saxophone, and drums. This group emcompasses avant-garde jazz, classical-yet-contemporary, experimentalism, and chamber music.
Radio Massacre International - Since 1993 they have been building a catalogue of epic electronic improvisations, distilled into permanent records by the wonders of digital editing.
Nico Muhly - A young modern-classical composer living in New York.
So Percussion - A musical quartet that explores all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. Michael interviewed the group when they came to Appleton in March 2012. Listen to the interview here.
Thom Brennan - Creating soundscapes and rhythmic journeys since 1987.
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