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

Improvising audio collage live, in the studio, and in radiospace since 1987 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 ZOOM. L to R: Gogo Godot, Really Happening, Porter Hall; Kenneth Friendliness, Rock Hill, Christ, Herr Schurdt, Rameau, Woodpity Pitywood, et al.

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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!