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  Soundprint: Asia
a
weekly live and streaming broadcast
WPKN 89.5 FM


A program of Asian traditional music from over 40 countries of Asia including traditional court, folk, & religious music and occasional interviews with Asian musicians, World Premieres, and historical context about the music, musicians, & instruments. Celli said, “Unfortunately, we tend to think of Asia as being homogeneous, but it actually has more musical diversity, and individuality than most places in the world.”

Programs range from the overtone singing of Tuva, the ecstatic Gamelan of Indonesia, and the elegant court music of Korea, Japan, & Cambodia. Information about upcoming concerts of Asian music, exhibitions & an occasional undiscovered spicy restaurant are all part of the fun.


  My Other Music (MOM) - WPKN 89.5 FM
bi-weekly program featuring Zydeco to Zorn

Pigeonhole: typically an overly restrictive nitch, to categorize, classify, compartmentalize, characterize, label, brand, tag, designate, grade, codify, sort, rank, or rate.

Since producing & hosting Soundprint: Asia I’ve become pigeonholed as the ‘Asian Guy’ here at WPKN - I like that! But, I also like My Other Music (MOM), a wide-ranging interest in Western classical, R & B, experimental & avant-garde, Cajun, Latin and the whole history of American jazz. YES, the whole history from early 20th century to new explorations in improvisation.

I have a strong belief in the never ending and ambitious pursuit of innovation in music. We tend to have nostalgic and lazy ears that most oftentimes gravitate to the familiar. Who are the new Bird, Coltrane and Miles that bring the ferocious need to explore and expand the vocabulary of ‘jazz’?   -Joseph Celli


2016
Exploding Asia: New Directions In Asian Music
Producer/Host of live & webcast Audiotheque, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach



Indonesian Music & Muslim Culture Today, Radio Research & Program Development
Asian Cultural Council grant for research in Indonesia to develop a series of radio programs about Muslim culture in Indonesia. This program is currently under development.


2015

Audible Asia
Producer/Host of live & webcast, Audiotheque, Miami, FL




Season 2 I Episode 13, Listening Club: Audible Asia
Curator: Joseph Celli, Soundprint: Asia
Live Webcast at: www.spectacularsystem.com
For decades Joseph Celli has been a music curator as well as fine avant-garde oboist and composer, for Audiotheque he will present a listening club episode based on his collection of recorded Asian musics from Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Indonesia.


2014
Lou Harrison: Pacific Rim Visionary
Producer/Host for Joshua Tree Radio, CA

At the Listening Lounge with a live audience and broadcast. This program featured the music of American composer Lou Harrison and his relationship to Asian music.


1994
Ars Acoustica International Award for Soundprint: Pacific
1992
World Soundprints: Asia, New American Radio Commission
This collaborative radio soundart work created by Jin Hi Kim and Joseph Celli is available on line at: http://www.somewhere.org/NAR/index.htm




1988 New Music America Fest, Miami
13-part series broadcast in Holland, Germany, France, Italy



1985 New Music Now, A New Music Radio Festival
13-part series broadcast and distributed on National Public Radio, Joseph Celli, Executive Producer for Real Art Ways.

From the string quartets of Ornette Coleman to the Desert Music of Steve Reich – from swinging speakers to suspended singers to a fifty-foot string instrument NEW MUSIC NOW! Brings you a festival of musical innovation, recorded live during the nine days of New Music America in Houston. You’ll hear the voices of composers and performers like John Cage and Joan LaBarbara, talking about the ideas that shape their work. You’ll hear performances in concert halls and shopping malls, a sculpture garden and the Rothko Chapel – even from the Astrodome – songs and suites, tangos and cantatas, music for pianos, violins, flutes, accordions, pipe organs, plastic straws, didigeridos, and a thirteen-foot blimp and two hundred people in a tunnel….

All on NEW MUSIC NOW! from NPR.
http://rawarchives.tumblr.com/post/21648063163/new-music-now-your-13-program-new-music-radio


1983
New Music America, Washington, DC
Joseph Celli with Jerry Hunt presented the first live satellite performance in the USA as part of the New Music America Festival.

“Since 1979, the musical community commonly known as the ''avant-garde'' has held an annual festival in various American cities. Originating at the Kitchen in New York, ''New Music America'' as the festival is called, has also been celebrated in Minneapolis, in San Francisco and in Chicago. This year, the fifth ''New Music America'' will be held in Washington D. C., Oct. 7 through 17.” The New York Times, 9.4.83


1981 John Cage’s Empty Words, Hartford CT
Joseph Celli was the Executive Producer for the American Premiere, of the complete 12-hour live broadcast via NPR satellites to over 20 NPR stations. Cage performed live in Christ Cathedral Church (Hartford). Previously in 1977, Cage performed Part III of the work at the Teatro Lirico in Milan.

Empty Words John Cage's Empty Words (1974) is a marathon text drawn from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau. This is one of Cage’s most sustained and elaborate moves toward the “demilitarization” of language, in four parts: Part I omits sentences, Part II omits phrases, and Part III omits words. Part IV, which omits syllables, leaves us nothing but a virtual lullaby of letters and sounds.*

John Cage & Joseph Celli, American Premiere "Empty Words"



1990-2009 Radio appearances/performances/interviews throughout USA, Europe, South America and Asia
​including NPR, ABC (Australia), WDR (Germany), RAI (Italy), KBS (Korea), and many more...