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Travelling Tunes

Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke leads us around the world on a new musical exploration each week. Subscribe to our archive of Travelling Tunes tracks here.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: October 19, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: October 19, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: October 19, 2018, 25.81 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

Dr. Kirsten Zemke is back from sunny Samoa, whistling her way into the studio with all sorts of different tunes this morning. Bernard Herrmann's Twisted Nerve, The Chemical Brothers The Devil is in The Details and The Black Keys's Tighten Up all feature various styles of whistling, as well as a special feature with Mike's friend who is good at whistling. Nice contributions, team.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 21, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 21, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: September 21, 2018, 23.15 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

How low can you go? Dr. Kirsten Zemke reckons all it takes is practice, in the shower, in the car, just wherever really. Overtone singing appears on Yat-Kha's, Karangailyg Kara Hovaa, A Tribe Called Red and Tanya Tagaq's Sila and Kiva Simova's The Opposite of Torture. Mike reckons he's got it down-pat too.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 14, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 14, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: September 14, 2018, 28.92 MB
Fri 14 Sep 2018

It's a rip-ROARING time on Travelling Tunes this morning, with Dr. Kirsten Zemke bringing in some jungle sounds. With Glass Animals Pools, Flying Lotus's Melt! and The Acid's Animal, it's a chirpy time with Mike and Kirsten. 

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 7, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: September 7, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: September 7, 2018, 31.53 MB
Fri 7 Sep 2018

What is the doctor recommending today? That's right, the french horn, folks. Showcasing Bon Iver's Towers (...is it even in this one?), The Who's Overture and Kanye West's All Of The Lights. To be honest, Kirsten's just happy she got bFM to play Rihanna. Good work.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 31, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 31, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: August 31, 2018, 29.69 MB
Fri 31 Aug 2018

Kirsten brings all the animals into the studio today. All the animal sounds, and there are _a lot_ to choose from. A lot of animals and a lot of tracks, that is. Ratatat's Wildcat, The Avalances Frontier Psychiatrist, and Prince's La La La, He he Hee feature this morning, as well as special shout out to Missy Elliot's Work It because how could we not?

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 24, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 24, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: August 24, 2018, 24.99 MB
Fri 24 Aug 2018

Kirsten triggers some fond memories for Mike, memories of the Casio VL Tone. You know, that keyboard look a like that makes high pitched noises, and solves math problems. Yep, that one. As heard in The Falls' The Man Whose Head Expanded, Thievery Corporation's Letter To The Editor, Trio's Da Da Da and Luke Haines's Big Daddy Got A Casio VL Tone.  

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 10, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 10, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: August 10, 2018, 33.27 MB
Fri 10 Aug 2018

The Calliope, yeah, that keyboard with the pipes coming out of it. That creepy thing. Whats that all about?
Dr Kirsten Zemke delves into the weird and wacky history of Calliopes, from The Circus to Baseball. 
Track List
Sly & the Family Stone - Life
Buffalo Springfield - Broken Arrow
Tom Waits - Calliope

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 3, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: August 3, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: August 3, 2018, 25.89 MB
Fri 3 Aug 2018

Bee-ee-bap-ba-baddap-boh. Whether you deem it affectation, annoyance, or amazing, scat is surprisingly free of genre constraints. Plus, we picked some good ones here. Promise. Biddle-de-bop. Pow.

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: July 27, 2018

Travelling Tunes w/ Dr. Kirsten Zemke: July 27, 2018 Kirsten Zemke: July 27, 2018, 24.04 MB
Fri 27 Jul 2018

Mike really had this one coming, didn't he: the airhorn. Don't say you weren't warned.