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... almost every Saturday from 4 - 6 PM (Newfoundland Time Zone -- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific) at Listeners are invited to participate in person or through Skype (skype name: mannlichercarcano).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Mannlicher Carcano LP "Reconstituted Cream of CRCA" available for free DL!

In 1992 Mannlicher Carcano was invited to perform at UC San Diego’s prestigious Center for Research in Computers in the Arts, or CRCA. Extra performers included Minister Altair-5 and the Ex- Rev John Poo Poo Bleeding Bear von Higham, and hundreds of sound and image producing devices (none of which had anything to do with computers). Several hours of the performance recordings were later reduced by Porter Hall into a two-minute track using a laborious analog tape-to-tape dubbing process, and subsequently released as Condensed Cream of CRCA on the 1993 cassette War Measures Act (also included on several subsequent compilations).

Reconstituted Cream of CRCA consists of that track digitally re-expanded into an hour-long ambient composition by Really Happening. It is available for a limited time as a free download at dropbox. The cover image above is a detail of a lo-res thumbnail of Porter's graphic score for the original condensation, resampled to 300 dpi and color-inverted.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Give This Boy a Job

UPDATE DEC 7: Hold off for now, he's not working out, some kind of attitude issue - clicking is pointless, we will rectify when possible. UPDATE DEC 8: OK, it was just a decimal out of place. Go for it!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

MC gets some love from the press FINALLY

Mannlicher Carcano – Hyperactive Agency Detection (MCRH20140621)

A bit more cartoonish, a blending mix of sounds that are coming across as coming from someone with a sense of humor. A nice delay effect in which the stuff seems to be thrown in. You can hear the sound maker enjoying and if you listen carefully; you can hear your reviewer enjoying himself too.

- Kai Nobuko


Here's the album

and here's the FULL review!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

JFK = 10/6//11 = 27 X 51 X [9/11 =] 20 = 27,540

Presidential Doodle by JFK - Clearly during Operation Northwoods, a Masonic cabal proposed flying planes into skyscrapers as a false flag operation to justify another invasion of Cuba, and set the date for the hermetic reasons outlined below.

"WTC Facts:

The date of the attack: 9/11 - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.
Each building had 110 stories.
After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
119 is the area code for Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11, 911 - 119 are opposites - enemies?
11 11 polarity.
Twin Towers - standing side by side, looks like the number 11.
The first plane to hit the towers was Flight11.
State of New York - The 11th State added to the Union.
"New York City" has 11 letters.
"Afghanistan" - 11 letters.
"The Pentagon" - 11 letters.
"Ramzi Yousef" - 11 letters (convicted of orchestrating the attack on the WTC in 1993).
Flight 11 - 92 on board - 9 + 2 = 11.
Flight 11 had 11 crew members onboard.
Flight 77 - 65 on board - 6 + 5 = 11.

Flight 11, 93, 175, 77 - If these numbers are broken down, 11 actually remains the same in numerology, 93 becomes 12, 175 becomes 13 and 77 becomes 14. 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 Broken down again and you have
2 - 3 = 4 - 5. Add them all up and break them all down!

11 + 93 + 175 + 77 = 356 = 14 = 5
11 + 12 + 13 + 14 = 50 = 5
2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 14 = 5

The Master Number

As before mentioned, the number 11 has special significance. In Numerology it is not reduced to a single digit. It is a power number as is 22, 33 etc. The number 11 represents the vision. The number 22 combines vision with action. The number 33 offers guidance to the world. The master numbers 11, 22, and 33 represent a triangle. A triangle of enlightenment or illumination.

11 22

July 6, 1946 was George Bush's birthday. It can be reduced to the power number 33:
7/6/1946 => 7 + 6 = 13, 1946 => 1 + 9 + 4 + 6 = 20. 20 + 13 = 33 .. .. 11 + 22. George is a member of Skull and Bones (a spin-off of the Brotherhood) just like his father and grandfather. Seems old Dubya is a master in more ways than just President of United States. There is more to George's name then meets the eye as you will soon find out. First let's look at what else the occult has to say about its 'master number'.

11 is a "master number or "power number" as most numerologists will testify. It is a number which cannot be reduced by adding the two digits. 11 is associated with someone who is on a higher plane of existence. Someone who brings "mystical revelation". Someone who often feels slightly distant from the people surrounding him or her, and has trouble feeling any real empathy for them. Also, this is sometimes the number of the matyr.

The blue cord of the mason masters is large of 11 cm.

The Hebrews concider it to be a bad number.

The Number of the knowledge of God is 11. According to Arabs, this one passing by 11 steps.
In the Golden Dawn, There are also 11 steps, or degrees,. Aleister Crowley revered this number as well when he said that the whole object of magick was the 5 (black, yin, pentagonal) with 6 (white, yang, hexagonal) – thus making 11!

The general number of magic or sorcery and magicians. The individual in confrontation with the world. The number of war and the battle with the demonic element (The images of the destruction played over and over again could certainly be considered mind-control-sorcery).

The symbol of Martyrdom.

Symbol of the interior flight, the rebellion and the mislaying which results from it.

The trangression of the law is represented by 11 because of it exceeding the number ten by 1. That is the one of the Decalogue. According to Saint Augustin, it represents the sin. The punishment of the wicked is asked in Psalm 11 (Vulgate numbering). This symbolism is confirmed by theoretical speculations. If you added all numbers from 1 to 11 they will equal 66. And by multiplying 11 by 6 (the number of evil) you get 66. If you added the two digits together it is reminiscent of the Roman number II (number of both the division and corruption).

11 is the number expressing more than human sin in general or cosmic. According to R. Allendy."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

That Hack 2-NITE!

Solo single source turntable (& pedal) improvisation on Alan Nakagawa's Ear Meal Webcast, 9:30 PM PT TONIGHT Nov 5 2014!

Friday, September 5, 2014

One of 143 Noise Nuggets

Mannlicher Carcano has a track entitled Hyperactive Agency Detection (MCRH20140621) on THE BIG CALIFORNIA NOISE COMPILATION by California Noise Artists - a totally free online compilation of 143 sound artists from one State (California) each contributing 2 minutes of material.

This compilation was inspired by the BIG FLORIDA NOISE COMPILATION that was organized by the awesome Hal McGee earlier this year, which is also available for free streaming and download.
and is part of the super-ambitious ONE NATION UNDER NOISE project.()

The BCNC album was compiled, organized, edited, and produced by Lob Instagon for Thee Instagon Foundation and the One Nation Under Noise project during the Summer of 2014. The Mannlicher track is an unmanipulated excerpt from the June 21 broadcast of The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, "a weekly improvisational audio collage mixing up to 5 geographically separate source signals, now in its 16th year."

Dig it, then Dig in.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MCRH Archive Mix on KCHUNG - Incest Edition

Here's another hour's worth of improvised audio collage from the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour Archives with live manipulation and additional components from Really Happening:
Warning: Adult Content! "You don't have to cover yourself up! You look cute laying there like that. Besides, I'm just your brother - it doesn't matter if I see your bod!"

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mannlicher Carcano at CHAOS REIGNS!

Excerpt from the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour L.A. component, as seen and heard at Jancar Gallery July 26, 2014 as part of Perform Chinatown 2014: CHAOS REIGNS! Featuring Really Happening, Kenneth Friendliness, Dr. Pityface, and The Jock, with a live link to Christ and Co. at CFRU-FM in Guelph. Visit for more information. Filmed at 16 RPM.

Friday, July 25, 2014

MCRH live from Perform Chinatown 2014: CHAOS REIGNS!

I'm not sure if and with whom we'll be linking up for broadcast, as Porter's off the grid for two weeks, but the LA portion of the weekly improvised international collaborative audio collage broad-and-webcast The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour will be generated at Jancar Gallery in Chinatown as part of Perform Chinatown: CHAOS REIGNS! Fans are directed to the event's indiegogo site to make a donation and receive an advance copy of MC's long-anticipated "Courtesy Flush 2"

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MC's classic OOP "Broken Glass" on new compilation!

The early Mannlicher Carcano rarity "Broken Glass" -- a 4-track audio collage featuring looped fragments of Orson Welles as The Shadow and the 1987 Miss Transcona competition (as well as a rare recording of the Ventor instrument) has been included on the latest LA Free Music Society compilation CD, curated by Ace Farren Ford and released by the stalwarts at Transparency. It's slowly getting out in the world but can apparently be ordered via the LAFM website - click here and scroll down and click on "The Blorp Esette Gazette Volume 2 – Winter Edition 2014" to place your order now!

On the Horizon

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gogo has made contact with us! This is his message to us... (morse code version to follow)...

and then head. David. in his head he had a visit. you very very good. it is then head. that is this is a good bit. work edited. I love that I have had that yeah. I had to
I love Robert. 

my email is our else could do at

that night and I love that I love that they had a Lala. did you get it … Www.www
that bad about bye-bye Lala Lala. … But I love I love you
I love you
Mommy. you know an idiot me www.www.blah
if you need me to move the bad and I'm not hello Nana Nana Nana. 

you know
Didn't dog off love you mama mama mama. NUAN and is NNN her a Rockburn. it is a day and and you and you are right drawer and turn the you are the the year and GRR. 

Black helicopters… on your big and wrong you and E a G there. 
that address again is our F good though at me.calm
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just keep running it through patches of this filters. A new meaning to phoning it in
300 hi yes we are today we Sterret humans lots nonconfrontational on the nose Shortsleeve

what the Falleson Natalie that he is out of the bushes they had warfare Tara Martin bloodshed use Michelangelo Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance in Switzerland brother-in-law 500 years democracy these wanted that would use the cuckoo clock

yeah yeah yeah. The get RRL are you want at are you all along IIL. and you are home now I want nanyang Adega. not mad at the bombarded Bob and you. and then me mad at about midnight.

yeah man I love you Nana Nana and I love you man NNN and my love mad mad men mom and Lala. i'm home and home her I know. mom and my back and that mom I love They all all that Mark a L bad that I have an exact brought Batman at wall. my brother than that Mabar Bob Bob and Bob Martin I'm all for that Mark. mad mad mad bad Ararat Ararat.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Turn Back Time With Radio Frequency

OK, looks like I'll be able to do the show today after all, thanks to Jefferson County Public Schools! Just can't get on Facebook or! Signage next to Motel 6 in Richfield, Utah.

UPDATE: And I did, and it rocked, but my battery ran out about 20 minutes before the end. Here's a link to the mp3 and the rest of May's shows, including next week's, which hasn't happened yet.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rockin' Mannlicher Archive Mashup

The MCRH Archival Mashup from a week ago on KCHUNG (just before the LARZ episode with Derek Boshier, who did the above painting of LHO w his MC in 2006) was a particularly high energy noise-fest, lasting about 30 minutes. If you need to cleanse your audio karma, now's your chance! The KCHUNG archive seems to be in transition, though... so here's a Mediafire link: a Mediafire link.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alleged in Their Own Time

Untried and therefore arguably untrue links to the last 3 shows, get 'em while they're fresh! Will update when tests are complete...

UPDATE! All links tested and confirmed accurate!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

On air with MCRH archives right now at!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

6 1/2 Hours of Improvisational Audio Collage Radio Art Free Downloads!

While supplies last! And they are deleted after a month or so. Here are the last 3 shows... we'll check the links and make sure everything's working as independent as this robot on ice...

OK, they all check out as of 20140325! Go get em, tiger-bots!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MC on KCHUNG again!

Another no-show DJ, so another in-studio mashup of MC tracks and whatever was lying around...

Read about KCHUNG in the NY Times! God help us.

PS: Here's some links to recent CHMR MCRH shows, I'll delete the ones that don't work as they come to my attention:

OK, let's run those up the flagpole and see what salutes...

Hey they all work! And they're awesome shows too, grab while they last! Let's try a couple more... 
That was the big storm of '14.
That was that other big storm of '14 I guess...
OK I guess that's that, but there's 10 hours-worth above, that should get you through the week...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mannlicher Carcano - Bosch Butt Music MEGAMIX

An excerpt from the Feb 16, 2014 episode of The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour (www. featuring up to 9 simultaneous versions of the music recently transcribed rom the butt of some dude in Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. Listen to Amelia & Luke's original here  and wellmanicuredman's choral version here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Switch & 'Bate Report Pt 1

That went very well, that gig in San Diego. We forgot to take photos, but lots of other people didn't so hopefully some will turn up. We shot hella video (including an official HD single-angle take by the college AV staff), and made our habitual double audio documentation. And for once the SKYPE mix came in clear and true, though The Missing Hyperlink went missing after just a few minutes. Several new members played with the group, including guitarist Sketch Tendril, seen below getting ready for his solo. Above, at the pregame show in Irvine, Really Happening and Kenneth Friendliness flash the "MC" gang sign to hapless news anchorette Jenn Berger.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mannlicher Carcano Live at Mesa College

As part of the exhibition Lure: all is not what it seems, international improvisational audio collage and radio art collective Mannlicher Carcano will perform Switch & 'bate, a rigorous deconstruction of delusional consumerist tropes of romantic love, as an inoculatory ritual in advance of St. Valentine's Day. Projections, theatrical gestures, and the detourneeing of copious amounts of love song vinyl may be expected, and opportunities for the public to pledge their troths will be knocking. Unless the van is rocking. In which case rainchecks and/or rain gear will be issued.

Thursday, February 6, 6:30 - 8 PM, Mesa College Art Gallery

San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, California, 92111-4998

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kenneth Friendliness' excerpt from MCRH-LA 13/12/14

This is the message we left on Gogo's answering machine.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Seventh Secret Revealed!

Had a no-show at KCHUNG the day after Porter was a no-show at CHMR, so started playing old MCRH tapes, and just got into it - so there's now a Really Happening solo MCRH available to stream or download here. Includes Secret #7 from Dottie Walters' Seven Secrets Of Selling To Women, which I found in the station!

PS: You have to get through two cover versions of the VU's Sunday Morning before the fun begins. Just so you don't think you got the wrong file.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Now playing (Dec 22, 9:30 AM) at -- Mannlicher Carcano - Vintage Radio Transcription Service, MCRH #8 ca 1998

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Free MP3 DJ Software

Hey members, adjuncts, and wanna-bes - just wanted to alert everyone to MIXXX - a free mp3 DJ mixing software that allows you to play around with speed, beats, loops, and even scratching! I haven't figured out everything it does, but so far I'm impressed. It's available at

Sunday, December 1, 2013

KCHUNG Version of Liber 23

DL or stream the Hammer/KCHUNG broadcast version of Nov 23rd's LIVE broadcast here: It is vastly different from the CHMR version, and from the 4 live recordings made on site. 5.1 immersive mix coming soon!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour on KCHUNG at The Hammer Museum
Saturday November 23rd 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Hammer Museum Lindbrook Terrace, 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free admission, $3 validated parking under the museum

Dateline Los Angeles: Mere coincidence? The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, now in its 15th year of improvised live multi-city audio collage based experimental radio broadcasts, have been “randomly” scheduled to participate in the KCHUNG Radio residency at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on the very day in between the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Mannlicher Carcano – whose name derives from the rifle allegedly used by LHO to shoot JFK - is an improvisational audio collage group that coalesced in the late-1980’s out of a number of new music, sound art, and post-punk experiments, and has been performing and recording regularly for 25 years -- in spite of not living in the same city for the last 20. Their output has regularly addressed the JFK assassination and its cultural fallout.

For the November 23rd performance in The Hammer courtyard, Los Angeles MCRH anchors Really Happening and Kenneth Friendliness (and whatever other local adjunct members show up) will perform live turntable-plus radio art, drawing heavily on thematic material related to the JFK assassination, including rare radio interviews of Oswald on William Stuckey’s Latin Listening Post program on WDSU New Orleans 3 months before the assassinations.

This performance will be broadcast live on KCHUNG’s Hammer radio frequency, and transmitted via the internet to MCRH HQ in St. John’s Newfoundland, where it will be mixed with signals from Montreal, Guelph, Ontario, and possibly other cities, and rebroadcast over the airwaves and internet. That internet feed will then be picked up and reintegrated into the mix of the Hammer broadcast. We’re through the looking glass here, people!

The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour can be heard regularly on CHMR-FM 93.5 Campus and Community Radio in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and can also be accessed on the net at every Saturday from 11:30am – 1:30pm PST. More information and download links for recent programs and studio recordings are all available

For more on the KCHUNG Hammer residency visit

For more on KCHUNG visit

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16th 2013 - an epic performance!

The LA portion was particularly smokin as well. I've been wanting to issue a recording with one stereo channel assigned to the LA performance and one to the final mix of the show - this could be the one! Stay tuned...

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Most Recent MCRH Programs

Not sure which of these are shows, maybe all, will fix later... OK, one of them was a pretty good rock mix, but definitely not Mannlicher. The rest of these are certifiable, get em while they're hot!

We miss you Sandy Loam


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What's This Crap?!

"TIA MAK (2007, live performance, color, sound, 15 min)
A live remixed performance of "Nanook of the North," Tarr un-edits and reconsitutes the shots from the original film, then recreates a new landscape and invents a new narrative with each show. 
Simon Tarr is an artist, writer, and educator in South Carolina. He made his first movie at the age of eight using a strip of film fashioned from sandwich bags taped together, with spaceships drawn on it. The projector was a shoebox with a lamp in it, the lens was a magnifying glass on the end of a toilet paper tube. The movie premiered on the wall of his bedroom, where the film melted after a few seconds. 
In addition to his films that have been screened in hundreds of film festivals on every continent (yes, even Antarctica), he creates live video shows and immersive environments that he has performed at Carnegie Hall, LaMaMa and around the world from Tokyo to Cairo. His newest compilation of films, DISCORDIA, will be released in January. Tarr is an associate professor of art at the University of South Carolina ."
                                         -from a Los Angeles Filmforum PR, July 2013

WHY THIS PUBLIC OUTCRY? Fans of the improvisational audio collage group Mannlicher Carcano point out that that august collective has been un-editing and reconsituting the shots from the original film, and recreating a new landscape and inventing a new narrative with each show since 2004! And not for no measly 15 minutes, I tell you what!

Mannlicher Carcano vs Nanook of the North multimedia performances Sound Symposium (experimental music festival) Newfoundland July 2004 (two shows), Echo Park Film Center, LA Oct 2004

Thursday, August 1, 2013

MC on 45 on LAFMS Cassette Compilation!!

The pot of gold at the end of an experimental sound rainbow! An old chestnut rears its ugly head just in time for the lo-tech industrial DIY disco revival's late decadent phase!