Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He recently joined a lineup of local artists to celebrate black electronic music and benefit KBOO at Holocene in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Beck has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Labwaste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his recent production for fellow Mush artist K-The-I???, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of and accompanying Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Beck’s many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio. Check out one of his videos here
Here at KBOO, we're slowing digging through our archives to bring hidden gems to light in the digital era. While much of our archived audio is on reel-to-reel, we have some newer work on CD format that we're currently unearthing.
Here's a great example: Nikki Giovanni's 2002 appearance at Clark College. In addition to some great readings of her poems, she speaks candidly about slavery, Mars, aliens, black holes, and the Panama Canal.
This podcast includes three interviews with Oregon residents who have stories to tell about Monsanto Chemical Corporation. It was originally broadcast over the air on KBOO.fm in Portland, Oregon on Friday, February 10th 2012 at 1:00 p.m. It was part of the all-day public affairs fund drive special on challenging corporate power.