For the summer, the music-and-cultural-arts program “The Freak Power Ticket” moves into a two-hour time slot, Monday mornings from 10am-12noon.
In honor of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the LA County Museum of Art, which closes this Sunday, June 30th, the show resumes “Color Me Kubrick,” its series of radio tributes to the great filmmaker.
Producer/host Ted Coe of “The Freak Power Ticket” writes: “Most of today’s broadcast will again pay tribute to Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971), the dystopian science-fiction story of Alex DeLarge and his gang of violent delinquent ‘droogs,’ whose crime spree results in eventual capture and attempted rehabilitation via controversial psychological brainwashing practices.
An enactment of Anthony Burgess‘s satirical novella, A Clockwork Orange shocks audiences with its depictions of rape and violence.
Recounted in a fictional slang that mixes Cockney English and Russian with the Queen’s English, the sounds of Alex’s world are quite memorable. As performed by (Ojai resident) Malcolm McDowell, his first-person narration is disarmingly seductive. What is more, the film is enhanced by a classical music score adapted by composer Wendy Carlos.
A Clockwork Orange is noteworthy for many reasons. Not only did the film play a large part in a classical music revival in the late ’60s/early ’70s (along with Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and director Ken Russell‘s works), its depictions of revolutionary youth culture were also striking and influential.
On today’s show, we’ll hear international rock, punk, hip hop, and thrash-metal music inspired by the story, along with Carlos’ electronic score and more accessible works also associated with film. Plus trailers, digital sampling, dialogue snippets, and running commentary on the impact of Kubrick’s unsettling masterpiece.”
UPDATE – Tuesday, June 25, 2013: A Complete Playlist is Now Online!
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs normally on Mondays during KCSB’s Spring Quarter from 11am-12noon.
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the summer from 10am-12noon.