Listen to the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour Live on CHMR-FM

... 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).

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)...

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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!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boys were the first...

“OK, I’m going to tell you the real reason why clothes have to be properly pressed – because any wrinkle or stain or spot or gooey spill on your trousers is a message, and each message is subliminal conditioning from space aliens trying to overthrow the Capitalist system.”

            - Rock Hill
              MCRH 20130316 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Latester
 Maybe these ones'll work...
Nope. Huh.

Wait, Porter has informed me that the servers no longer allow DL of shows from the future - try these adjusted links. OK, second one's still good! Grab it!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Our New Slogan

"Mannlicher Carcano - Drowning Out the Demons in Your Head Since 1987"

(inspired by finally viewing the Roky Erickson documentary You're Gonna Miss Me -- it's on Netflix streaming if you would like to learn more.)

PLUS! Links to the last two shows:

November 17th 

November 24th 

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Limited Edition 3" CDR Retrospective

To celebrate Mannlicher Carcano’s 25th continuous year as an improvisational audio collage group, and the discovery of an unopened stack of recordable 3” mini CDs in a dumpster in Glendale, CA (artist's rendering above), redacted records is pleased to announce the release of a numbered limited edition of 50 mp3 mini CDs containing over 3 ½ hours of Mannlicher Carcano recordings spanning 1987 to 2012, including many of Mannlicher’s most beloved recordings, various out-of-print rarities, and several previously unissued gems...

Click here for much more info on the Mannlicher Carcano: Trouble & Thensome page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Links to the last 3 saturdays...

Sept 29, 2012 (2 hours)

Oct 6, 2012 (2 hours)

Oct 13, 2012 (2hours)

Since the MCRH has moved back to Saturday afternoons, I am now able to consolidate each 2-hour show into a single downloadable link (I was unable to do so when our show spanned 2 days - Tuesday 11pm to midnight and Wednesday midnight to 1am). If interested parties prefer Mannlicher in 1-hour chunks, let me know and I will continue to divide our weekly shows in half. As before, you must download each show within a month of broadcast as they will be removed from the CHMR server (to make room for more Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour episodes). Enjoy! Ph

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday Afternoon Cooking Show

We all, young or old,  have a little more energy in the afternoon, and the results have been showing! OK, gang, let's all try out these links for the first two Saturday shows -- oh wait, have there been three already? I'm so very very confused... OK, these should cover it:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Old Time and Links!

Here are some more links to try! This Saturday, September 29th 2012, The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour returns to its traditional timeslot of 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Pacific Time. 

Note: This image was one that came up from the google image search terms "Saturday Afternoon Radio Show" - your guess is as good as ours!

Friday, July 27, 2012