Jim Petit's Postnuklea rekviemo: premiere on March 11 and 15
CJSF 90.1 FM is honoured to present the worldwide premiere of French composer and slide guitarist Jim Petit's Postnuklea rekviemo on air this Sunday from 1 to 2pm (PST) and again on March 15, from 1 to 2pm (PST.)
This premiere of Postnuklea rekviemo will be part of a worldwide broadcast taking place this March 11, in conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. The album explores a new musical path employing a symphony orchestra, a Minimoog synth, a blues-rock band, a church organist, a vibraphonist, the National Rhine Opera's youth choir, concrete sounds, voices from Windscale, Three Miles Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima and commentaries about Hiroshima and Bikini Island nuclear bomb test, as well as Jim's very own slide guitars.
Most of this music was recorded in solar powered studios and the vinyl LP was pressed at a plant powered by biomass energy.
At the end of the broadcast, listeners are invited to take a picture of their eyes and send it to Jim at www.jimpetit.com for a participatory visual and sound installation artwork that will be created throughout 2018. To learn more about this piece by Jim Petit, please visit the Postnuklea rekviemo microsite at jimpetit.com/010201