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Wax! Crackle! Pop! Show #51: Henry Plotnick And His Electroclajazzical Ways

Monday, December 22


Heralded as “the most original new voice in minimal composing”, Henry Plotnick is a 13 year old musician based in San Francisco. He’s already been compared heavily with the likes of Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Mozart!

With two double length albums of fascinating experimental music under his belt, Henry has been getting a lot of glowing attention in the underground press. “Fields” was released as a double LP and CD in 2013 on the Holy Mountain label, and “Qualia” (or Blue Fourteen) released this year on cassette and digital on the UK label, Blue Tapes.

Henry cheerfully shares with us his unique approach to his craft, some of his surprising influences, and of course plenty of music. For the first time in W!C!P! history, Henry also performs LIVE, exclusively for us, as he’s our first guest to do so on this program.



Qualia by Henry Plotnick from Qualia or Blue Fourteen (2014)
On Doing All Evil Deed Blues by John Fahey from Blind Joe Death (1959)
King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O by Chubby Parker & His Old Time Banjo from Anthology of American Folk Music (192?/1952)

The Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens from The Avalanche (2006)
Field 6 by Henry Plotnick from Fields (2013)
Katachi by Shugo Tokumaru from In Focus? (2012)


Church of Anthrax by John Cale and Terry Riley from Church of Anthrax (1971)
True Thrush by Dan Deacon from America (2012)

Izles by Henry Plotnick from Qualia or Blue Fourteen (2014)
Auld Lang Syne by Sufjan Stevens from Silver & Gold (2012)

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