Postponed – Date TBD
“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” hosted by Greg Lyon
103.3 Asheville FM

The 2021 Black Mountain College Radio Artists have been selected by BMCM+AC, AshevilleFM, and Make Noise for a series of innovative works for the radio inspired by the experimental spirit of BMC artists. This year’s artists are based in Western North Carolina, with a focus on pushing the limitations of sound art, music, and performance.

BMC Radio Artists’ work will be featured in various programs on Asheville FM with an exclusive interview kicking off their featured month. At the completion of the broadcasts, a culminating listening session will be held at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center to celebrate the work of the five radio artists: Mike Holmes (Nostalgianoid), Thom Nguyen, Cilla Vee, Zazie Productions, and Michael Hatch.

Zazie Productions (they/them) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist living in Asheville, North Carolina, where they are a rising tenth grader at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences. Zazie has been interested in sound art and avant-garde music production since age nine and it was actually Black Mountain College’s experimental performance history that drew Zazie and their mom and sister to move to the area. Drawing from Cage’s concept of indeterminacy, Zazie layers found objects, transposed recording speeds and tempos, multiple arrangements and phrasings, homemade instruments, percussive patterns, micro-rhythms, and glitches into increasingly intricate sound collages to reveal unexpected and kinetic elements of the original composition placed out of context.