BROKEN WINDOW GARDEN

live improbroad sound coblob

Broken Window Garden is a creative project that provides a versatile, musical and improvisaional soundscape for both curated and unexpected noise and voices, allowing the interconnective aspects of these materials to manifest in a playful forum.

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Last Updated: April 19, 2022

The latest posted show is "White Rabbit" Complete show list below.

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GEAR: Most shows use Audio Hijack to capture samples, Winamp for the soundscapes, an Octatrak for trig poems and various sound mangling, a Digitakt drum sampler, and various synths.

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SHOW LIST


Featured Shows:

The Revolution Will Not Abandon Justin Bieber Borderline White Women There Will Be A Breakdown
When The Bomb Explodes I Think About Japan Empanadas with Wings Footsteps on the Moon


Color Key: Notes · Incorporations · Speculative Fictions · Music ·Curators

NOTE: Between October 2018 and March 2022, over 70 Broken Window Garden shows were recorded and posted online. They can be found on all podcast streaming platforms. They are slowly being updated on this site.

Show Date: March 25, 2022

"One Lump or Two?"

Length: 29:11 Click to here to hear

A transitional episode pondering next life steps with some spacey ambient techno sections. · (Samples in order of first appearance) James Cromwell in Halt and Catch Fire (HACF), Toby Huss (HACF), Scoot McNairy (HACF), Aleksa Palladino (HACF), Lee Pace (HACF), Jon Berger, Harryette Mullen, Mackenzie Davis, Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Sharon Washington (Joker) and more. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: March 19, 2022

"Black Rainbow"

Length: 25:32 Click to here to hear

This one starts with a dream journal about climate change and takes off from there. · (Samples in order of first appearance) Dan Flannery, Roger Daltrey, M Krieger, Bill McKibben, Ronnie James Dio, Sam Neil · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: March 12, 2022

"Out of Ordinary"

Length: 27:52 Click to here to hear

This one starts off with a word-association poem. Coping with grief. Some old samples from Maine pop up in this one (the rusty piano pangs). · (Samples in order of first appearance) Tilda Swinton (Suspiria), Gil Fronsdal, Loretta Ross, Roger Daltrey. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: March 5, 2022

"Chicago Metro"

Length: 22:22 Click to here to hear

This one starts off with a word-association poem, a first for BWG. A horribly mangled rendition of Bryan Adams' "Heaven." · (Samples in order of first appearance) M and A Krieger, Lawrence Cook, anarchist leader in Rojava, Mariano W playing "Down By The Bay," Judith Butler. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

NOTE: Between October 2018 and March 2022, over 70 Broken Window Garden shows were recorded and posted online. They can be found on all podcast streaming platforms. They are slowly being updated on this site.

Show Date: October 17, 2018

"Brick Wall"

Length: 29:36 Click to here to hear

Just figuring a few things out. · (Samples in order of first appearance) Anthony Bourdain, Jacob Bacharach, Campbell Lane in Battlestar Galactica, Doreen Lang in The Birds, Katee Sackhoff on Battlestar Galactica, David Lynch, Keri Smith, Mtume Gant, Alan Moore, Brian Eno, Helen Frankenthaler, Dots Will Echo (stage banter), Gordon Parks, Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff on Battlestar Galactica. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: October 10, 2018

"Idealisten"

Length: 29:36 Click to here to hear

Due to some wiring issues, a good portion of this show is in mono. This had me a little bummed at the end of the performance, but listening the following morning, it holds more weight and is much more successful than I thought. At the heart of this show is a recording that I've been sitting on for months, a field recording I made with Sandra, a woman at the playground who was visiting Brooklyn from Tennessee with her church group. · (Samples in order of first appearance) James Callis Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Gallactica, Clyfford Still, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mtume Gant, Kid Lucky, Dennis Leroy Kangalee, Tracey Emin, Harryette Mullen, Mark Fisher, Sujatha Baliga and more. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: October 3, 2018

"Like War For Chocolate

Length: 38:07 Click to here to hear

Fairplay returns with the GM spinning a tale for four young adventurers. Chocolate! Trump! Subway shootouts! Dragons! This one has it all. · (Samples in order of first appearance) Dennis Leroy Kangalee, Marc Rotenberg, Mtume Gant, the Krieger Girls with friends, Adam Curtis. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: September 19, 2018

"A B-Level Show"

Length: 25:15 Click to here to hear

Some lovely passages for a b-level show. It gets very loud and intense during the penultimate. It doesn't do much of anything at times. I think I like this, actually. Maybe I should do more B-Level shows. · Mark Fisher, scene from Takeshi Kitano's Hana-bi film, Marcella Krieger and Amadea Krieger talking about art at the MET, Agnes Martin, Helen Frankenthaler, Toby Huss on Halt and Catch Fire. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: September 12, 2018

"Footsteps On The Moon" Favorite Show

Length: 30:23 Click to here to hear

We're back for the fall! A new show that got off the ground despite the death of a laptop, incorporating sounds from a recent trip to Maine, including noodlings on a severely weather-damaged piano. · Lach from Antifolk Documentary, Amadea Krieger on Clyfford Still, Marcella Krieger, poet Mary Ruefle on Neil Armstrong. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: August 17, 2018

"The Revolution Will Not Abandon Justin Bieber" Favorite Show

Length: 31:31 Click to here to hear

Well, OK, one new show this month: a beautiful live performance at the Sidewalk Cafe, putting the Antifolk Fest to rest, using one of my gear setups as well as the venue's upright piano. Highlights from a session of Fairplay with the Krieger daughters, an adventure involving an escape from an orbiting prison station, a journey to find an underground billionaire farm bunker, and a post-apocalyptic pop star harvest festival. · Mackenzie Davis and Lee Pace on Halt and Catch Fire, the Krieger Family playing Alex Khost's FairPlay RPG, Donna Haraway, Alexis Shotwell, Gordon Parks, sample from "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber, Buckminister Fuller. · Songs and music samples by Bee K (except the Justin Bieber sample, because given the situation he was put into I feel it was the least I could do.

Show Date: August 9, 2018 (Date Posted)

"Acousti(((Death" - Yossarian Feedback Live at Sidewalk, Sept. 16 2012

Length: 19:09 Click to here to hear

There are no new episodes of Broken Window Garden this month, but I will post a few old shows from precursor projects. This was a Yossarian Feedback show that was done completely acoustic, trying to set up actual performers as if they were samplers. It involved me giving people specific reading material, prompts for improvisation, and then running around the room, tapping people on the shoulder and trying to manipulate the dynamics of the room. There are plans to execute some Broken Window Garden shows like this. Performer details posted soon!

Show Date: July 25, 2018

"Guns and Marshmallows" Favorite Show

Length: 34:09 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. Highlights from a session of Fairplay with three generations of Kriegers, an adventure involving guns, marshmallows, catnip and Senator Chuck Schumer · Helen Frankenthaler, the Krieger Family playing Alex Khost's FairPlay RPG, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy and Betsy Devos, Alexis Shotwell, Donna Haraway. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: July 11, 2018

"There Will Be A Breakdown" Favorite Show

Length: 34:46 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. This is a pretty dynamic episode. The drones get pretty intense in the third act. · Mark Fisher, Henry G. Sanders in Killer of Sheep, Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott and others in various renditions of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Leslie Nielsen, kung fu sound effects, Chia-Hui Liu, Mark Fisher again, Asya Abdullah on capitalism (Arabic) in the documentary Rojava - County of Two Rivers, Peaches the Cockatoo, Lawrence Cook and J. A. Preston in filmmaker Ivan Dixon's The Spook Who Sat by the Door, clips from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Joan Mitchell, Alan Moore, Helen Frankenthaler. · All music samples and noises by Bee K.

Show Date: June 29, 2018

"Bunnies and Trumps, Bunnies and Trumps" Favorite Show

Length: 32:58 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. Highlights from an RPG adventure, which takes our heroes from inside the barrel of a rifle at Mexico's southern border, to the top of the Death Train, to the Golden Gate Bridge, to the White House. Not included: an altercation between ICE agents and Voldemort's Death Eaters · Donna Haraway, the Krieger Family playing Alex Khost's FairPlay RPG, Donald Trump, samples from Alien:Covenant, Transformers 3 and Driving Miss Daisy, N.K. Jemisin. · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: June 22, 2018

"I Lose My Shit Because I'm Scared"

Length: 15:54 Click to here to hear

Live at the Crab Shack! · Miriam Shor on The Americans, Amadea Krieger, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Brian Karem, Venida Browder, Dots Will Echo stage banter, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on WWL Radio, MLK, the Krieger Family at the beach, Buckminister Fuller. · Songs and music samples by Bee K except where noted.

Show Date: June 20, 2018

"Borderline White Women"

Length: 28:35 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. In which we take the revenge fantasies of a MAGA mom and throw them into the blender. · Heather Donahue in Blair Witch Project, Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles, the trailer for the Fall 2018 film, Peppermint, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on WWL Radio, acoustic guitar samples of Dots Will Echo, Asya Abdullah in documentary Rojava - County of Two Rivers, Brooke Adams and Todd Moy samples from Invastion of The Body Snatchers (1978), unknown border patrolman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Brian Karem, 'tasukete' sample from Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure, 80s Hamburger Helper commercial, Krieger family at the beach, beatboxing samples of Terry Lewis · Songs and music samples by Bee K except where noted.

Show Date: June 13, 2018

"Holding Back The Apocalypse"

Length: 23:27 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. Peaceful, innocent. At first, anyway...· Dots Will Echo (voice and guitar loop), Amadea Krieger, Reverand Yolanda, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy and Betsy Devos, Dots Will Echo (voice), Terry Lewis (beat boxing loops, MLK, Brooklyn Music School students covering Don't Stop Believing by Journey, Mary Ruefle · Songs and music samples by Bee K except where noted.

Show Date: June 6, 2018

"The Play Is Political"

Length: 33:23 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. Have fun at the protest!· Venida Browder, Kalief Browder, trig poem The Play Is Political, Donald Trump, Daniel Reinisch, Ben Krieger, David Lynch, Pam Leo, MLK, Gordon Lewis, Cecil Taylor, Donna Haraway, The Krieger Family, N.K. Jemisin · Songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: May 30, 2018

"The Bird Trilogy, Part 1: Observing The Bird"

Length:36:26 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. The first in a trilogy about birds, but not really about birds, or at least not really just about birds.· Susan Sontag, Lawrence LaDouceur, Cody, Richard Feynman, Pam Leo, Flute from Herzog's Aguirre, Gordon Parks, Kerry Bishe (Halt and Catch Fire), Mackenzie Davis (HACF), Scoot McNairy (HACF), Pam Leo again, Terra, Paulette Krieger, Ben Krieger with Marcella Krieger, Pam Leo. · Songs and music samples by Bee K. Some of Paul Haslinger's HACF soundtrack beneath Scoot McNairy's voice

Show Date: May 28, 2018

"Platforms Are For Everyone" Favorite Show

Length: 33:25 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. A Memorial Day broadcast. There are beats! There are bubbles! · Cedric J Robinson, Gordon Parks, Kathleen Collins, Lawrence Cook and J. A. Preston in filmmaker Ivan Dixon's The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Terra, Lawrence LaDouceur aka The Bedford Ranter, Martin Luther King Jr, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Collins again, LaDouceur again, Parks again, Joseph Sincavage, bell hooks, Dayanna Volitich/Tiana Dalichov, Ray Brown, Amadea Krieger's sonogram, Colin Kaepernick. · Most songs and music samples by Bee K. Music samples of Ray Brown (24:20) and Barry Bliss (26:20).

Show Date:May 16, 2018

"Cotton Candy Is For Everyone"

Length: 34:16 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. Cotton candy, with glass shards· Agnes Martin, Lolade Siyonbo, Cedric J Robinson, younger Bee K with younger oldest daughter, Pedro Alonso in La Casa De Papel, Mary Ruefle, N.K. Jemisin, Alexis Shotwell, Jully Black and Jeanne Beker, Yogi Ramesh Pandey, Peaches the Cockatoo, Sylvia Rivera, mangled Bee K vocals from Internet Sensation, N.K. Jemisin distorted by bad streaming connection, Alexis Shotwell again, Ann Leckie. · All songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: May 9, 2018

"Destruction Is Creative In Its Simplest Form"

Length: 31:02 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. This one is a little kooky.· Susan Sontag, Judy Pfaff, Ed Yong, Ann Leckie, Kerri Smith, Krieger family, Cedric J Robinson, Pedro Alonso in La Casa De Papel, N.K. Jemisin, Agnes Martin. · All songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: May 2, 2018

"When The Bomb Explodes I Think About Japan" Favorite Show

Length: 32:11 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. Lots of sci-fi and fantasy authors in this one! One of the best episodes yet. Maybe the best. Soon not to be the best, hopefully.· N.K. Jemisin, Weekly Trig Poem, Marilyn Burns laughing in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ann Leckie, Agnes Martin, Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh in Psycho, Jeff Vandermeer, N.K. Jemisin again, Ann Leckie again, Eileen Myles, Weekly Trig Poem (Reprise) sound clips from Adrift In Tokyo and Cure, Ann Leckie one more time, Buckminister Fuller · All songs and music samples by Bee K.

Show Date: April 25, 2018

"Molting Week"

Length: 31:50 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live. This week the Buzz Box was used with unsavory results. New techniques implemented. Stumbling. Baby steps. But the chaos! The serenity! · Toby Huss on Halt and Catch Fire, T.S. Eliot, Weekly Trig Poem, Derek Black, bell hooks, Steve Stavola's piano, Mary Ruefle · thanks to Black Rhinoceros for the pedal steel samples, other music by Bee K.

Show Date: April 18, 2018

"Dark Stories"

Length: 31:38 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live · Donna Haraway, Weekly Trig Poem, Bolt & Spark at Rockaway Beach, "The Shell Painters," night bombing of Bagdad, Dorothy Day, bell hooks, Buckminister Fuller · thanks to Black Rhinoceros for the pedal steel samples, other music by Bee K.

Show Date: April 11, 2018

"Leg Of An Octopus" Favorite Show

Length: 26:22 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live · Laverne Cox, Cecil Taylor, Peaches the Cockatoo, bell hooks, "Leg On An Octopus" feat. Angela Y. Davis, T.S. Elliot, Mary Ruefle ·Music by Bee K.

Show Date: March 21, 2018

"Work On This With Me"

Length: 44:05 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live · Pam Leo, Ann Druyan, T.S. Elliot*, Buckminister Fuller, Swami Satchidananda*, Kid Lucky, Alexis Shotwell, Sujatha Baliga* on restorative justice, Dorothy Day* on war and the scripture, Marshall Rosenberg*, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, bell hooks, Andy Rooney, Barry Bliss reading Matthew 24, Alexis Shotwell again. Music by Bee K. *contributions by guest curator Paula Carino.

Show Date: March 14, 2018

"A World That Wants Us Dead Or Erased"

Length: 34:58 Click to here to hear

Originally broadcast on Facebook Live · Davis Deporis (R.I.P.) from "Plywood Door," Anthony Perkins and Janey Leigh in Psycho, Laverne Cox*, Ian Mackaye, Alexis Shotwell, Sylvia Rivera*, Eileen Myles, Carol J. Adams, Steve Banon, Barack Obama, MLK, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore*, Andy Rooney, Donald Trump, Jacob Bacharach, bell hooks*. Music by Bee K. *contributions by guest curator Dan Fishback.