Thursday, January 27, 2011

12 Years On The Air

Some Assembly Required signs off the air. Our final episode (#262) airs across the country the week of our 12th Anniversary (starting Sunday, January 23rd) and the program continues to air on a handful of dedicated stations, in syndication. Thanks for listening!

For more information, click HERE.





Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Christmas from Some Assembly Required

Featuring Holiday themed sound collage by DJ Angelo, ATOM, dj BC, The Bran Flakes, Buchanan & Goodman, Wayne Butane, Divide & Kreate, samflanagan, King Of Pants, Kittinfish Mountain, Martinn, People Like Us, Solcofn, Voicedude and Whimsical Will, this is our first Christmas Theme since 2005.



Check out the 2010 Christmas Special HERE.





Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The 50/50 CD Compilation is Now Available!

Compiled in 2010 by mnartists.org and Some Assembly Required, this NEW release features 50 sound collage miniatures by artists from around the world.



Click HERE for more information.







Sunday, December 20, 2009

NOW AVAILABLE
The Some Assembly Required Interview with 35 Collage Artists


Check out the SAR Interview Page HERE.

The goal had originally been to use the podcast as a way to archive older episodes, so when the plan changed to include new episodes as well, it meant putting the original goal off a bit...

We're now very close to having every episode available to download, but as of today, EVERY single artist interview is freely available to download HERE.




Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Some Assembly Required interview with Stock, Hausen & Walkman's Matt Wand airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).


Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Some Assembly Required interview with Wayne Butane airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).




Download this archived episode HERE.



Sunday, November 01, 2009

Our 2001 interview with Steinski was included as a part of a new documentary on the subject of Internet Piracy. From ABC Radio National's website:

Copyright began 300 years ago, but now laws can't cope with the anarchy of new technologies. There's a battle between the law and the 'mashers', from the White House to the Australian Federal Court.

ABC Radio National's "Background Briefing" is an agenda-setting current affairs radio documentary program, airing Sundays in Australia. Check it out HERE.



Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Episode 238

I've hesitated to add Episode 238 to our list of artist features, as it's such an experimental stab at an interview (with Negativland's Don Joyce), but it's worth pointing to here on the News page, as it turned out very well, in my opinion, and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.

We caught up with Don Joyce, and played tracks off of the band's recent live release, "It's All In Your Head FM," along with a few gospel-doo-wop covers of Negativland's better known collages (by acapella singing group, The 180-Gs), right alongside the sound collage tracks which inspired them...

Check out Episode 238 HERE.



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NEW VIDEO





The Soap Factory uploaded a video documenting The 2007 Festival of Appropriation.

Check it out HERE.



Thursday, February 05, 2009

Jon Nelson interviewed on National Public Radio's On Point with Tom Ashbrook about Mashups and Sound Collage, as well as SAR And Escape Mechanism...

Check it out HERE.



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Some Assembly Required on Decider Twin Cities, The Onion's local arts and entertainment website...

Interview: Jon Nelson of Escape Mechanism
The local audio-collage artist celebrates 10 years of his radio show Some Assembly Required...

Check it out HERE.




Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some Assembly Required celebrates its Tenth Anniversary on January 27, 2009...

  • Check out the special 10 Year Anniversary Episode HERE.
  • Read more about it HERE.
  • Check out some of what our audience has been saying, over the course of the past decade, HERE.



Sunday, January 25, 2009

Some Assembly Required and mnartists.org announce a Call For Artists...

To celebrate Some Assembly Required's Tenth Anniversary,
mnartists.org and SAR are teaming up to produce a compilation
of 50, fifty-second Sound Collages. Find out more HERE.



Tuesday, January 13, 2009




Thanks for the shoutout, Wanderlust!



Monday, December 29, 2008

Some Assembly Required in the January, 2009 issue of WIRED Magazine.



See it HERE.
Read just the text HERE.



Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Some Assembly Required interview with DJ Qbert airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).




Download this archived episode HERE.




Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Some Assembly Required interview with Go Home Productions airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).




Download this archived episode HERE.




Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Some Assembly Required interview with Nubile G & The Spurious Whiz and DOVentertainment's Charles Watson airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).



Download this archived episode
HERE.



Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Some Assembly Required interview with DJ Spooky airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).




Download this archived episode HERE.




Sunday, March 02, 2008

Some Assembly Required featured on The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National program, The Night Air.

The episode in question is a retrospective of the work of Tony Barrell (writer, broadcaster, sound artist and co-creator of The Night Air), on the occasion of his Last Collage for the program.

Thanks to Tony Barrell, John Jacobs and Brent Clough, presenter of The Night Air...

Dowload the entire program: Part ONE
Part TWO



Sunday, January 27, 2008

Some Assembly Required's 200th Episode airs!

There have actually been closer to 500 episodes of SAR, many of which aired live, since the show began on January 27, 1999. This, however, is the 200th episode recorded (produced) since the program went into syndication in 2001.

This 200th episode coincides with the Ninth Anniversary of Some Assembly Required, now heard on dozens of stations across the US and Canada.



Thursday, November 29, 2007

mnartists.org presents:
Two Festival of Appropriation events at The Walker Art Center...

* STAR TRIBUNE ART LAB: THURSDAY, November 29 (5-9pm)
with
circuit bending workshop and performance by Beatrix*JAR

* USO JUSTO: THURSDAY, November 29 (8PM)
Coleman Miller's 2005 collage film, Uso Justo
with The Tape-beatles
Minneapolis Summit

Walker Art Center: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis



Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Some Assembly Required interview with Emergency Broadcast Network's Gardner Post airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).



Download this archived episode HERE.



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The 2007 Festival of Appropriation featured on Minnesota Public Radio.


Listen to the feature HERE.
Read about it online HERE.



Thursday, November 15, 2007

The 2007 Festival of Appropriation featured in mnartists.org's online journal, accessENGAGE. The feature includes a curator's statement by Jon Nelson, along with an online collection of images by artists featured in this year's exhibition (on display through November 30th, at The Soap Factory).

Check out issue #23 of accessENGAGE HERE

* View the online collection of images from this year's FOA HERE
* Read the essay, Bits and Pieces In a Semblance of a Whole, HERE



Friday, November 09, 2007


VIDEO

Check out The Soap Factory's video documentation of The 2007 Festival of Appropriation...

Watch it HERE.


The 2007 FOA was blogged about this past week - here's a small sampling:

* acmesiren.com ("What I learned at the Steinski show")

* minnesotamonthly.com ("...Also, check out The Festival of Appropriation...")

* startribune.com ("Here is this week's funkiest art opening...")


PLUS: Check out some photos taken at the opening:
* http://letoilemagazine.blogspot.com
* mplsart.com



Thursday, November 08, 2007


The 2007 Festival of Appropriation featured in the Minnesota Daily.


Read the article online HERE.





Friday, November 02, 2007

The 2007 Festival of Appropriation featured in the November issue of Metro Magazine.

See the article HERE.
Read the article online HERE.



Friday, November 02, 2007

mnartists.org presents:
The 2007
Festival of Appropriation
(November 2-30)

The 2007 Festival Of Appropriation brought together well over a dozen collage, assemblage and mixed media artists from Minnesota, celebrating the art of appropriation.

The grand opening featured a performance by STEINSKI
(November 2, with Mike the 2600 King), at The Soap Factory, in Minneapolis.


Festival of Appropriation Events:

* OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, November 2 (7-Midnight) @ The SOAP FACTORY
with Mike the 2600 King and special guest STEINSKI

* STAR TRIBUNE ART LAB: THURSDAY, November 29 (5-9pm) @ The WALKER ART CENTER
with circuit bending workshop and performance by Beatrix*JAR

* USO JUSTO: THURSDAY, November 29 (8PM) @ The WALKER ART CENTER
Coleman Miller's 2005 collage film,
Uso Justo, with The Tape-beatles Minneapolis Summit

* CLOSING PARTY: FRIDAY, November 30 (9PM) @ The KITTY CAT KLUB
with Beatrix*JAR and special guests TBA


More information: www.festivalofappropriation.org




Thursday, November 01, 2007



The 2007 Festival of Appropriation featured in the 11/1 issue of vitaMN.

See the article HERE.



Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Some Assembly Required interview with RX Music airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).


Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Some Assembly Required interview with Steve Fisk airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Some Assembly Required interview with Public Works airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).



Download this archived episode HERE.



Friday, April 20, 2007

Limited Edition Some Assembly Required Posters, by the Minneapolis Poster Collective, Aesthetic Apparatus, Available Now.

The Posters are being offered as Thank You Gifts to those who support the show by making a donation. For more information, click HERE.





Aesthetic Apparatus did all the color separations by hand, after each design was finalized digitally. They refer to the printing process as "zipatone," which is similar to how color separations might have been hand-cut in mid-century comic books.

18" x 18"
4 colors (process CMYK)
on archival off-white stock

Thanks to Aesthetic Apparatus!





Monday, April 16, 2007

The Spring/Summer 2007 issue of l'etoile magazine includes a short feature on SAR host, Jonathan Nelson... l'etoile magazine celebrates both emerging and established talent in Art, Fashion, Music and Design.


Check it out HERE
Read just the text HERE

www.letoilemagazine.com



Friday, March 30, 2007

Recombinations releases new album by Lecture On Nothing, as a web exclusive, in collaboration with illegalart.net

The sophomore album by Lecture On Nothing is the fifth Recombinations release, and the first to be released in concert with Illegal Art. For more information, visit Lecture On Nothing, at their official website.

Check out LON at Myspace: www.myspace.com/lectureonnothing



Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Some Assembly Required interview with Realistic airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).



Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Some Assembly Required interview with Mr. Dibbs airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).



Download this archived episode HERE.



Friday, February 09, 2007


Some Assembly Required DJs the opening reception for 360 Goes Rogue at The Rogue Buddha Gallery. The Rogue Buddha is located at 357 13th Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis.



Friday, January 26, 2007

Girl Talk performs live at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The show is sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required.



Sunday, January 21, 2007

2007: Brand New Episodes via the Podcast.
The SAR Podcast finally switches gears from archiving old episodes to uploading episodes as they air in syndication. Check out the Podcast to download each week's brand new episode, from the SAR Main Page, or the SAR Blog.



Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Taking a break before switching the podcast to all new episodes, a special mix of Mashups is uploaded this week. Check it out HERE.



Saturday, January 06, 2007



The Some Assembly Required interview with Greg Carr airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on exact broadcast days and times in your area).



Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Some Assembly Required interview with The Freelance Hellraiser airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).




Download this archived episode HERE.



Thursday, November 02, 2006

Video profile on the art of SAR host, Jon Nelson, at mnartists.org...

mnartists.org and mnstories.com have collaborated on a video series profiling Minnesota artists in all disciplines.


Check it out HERE.



Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Some Assembly Required interview with Girl Talk airs at stations across the United States and Canada (visit the syndicating radio station's own websites for information on broadcast days and times in your area).



Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, August 26, 2006


Some Assembly Required DJs the 2006 ART OF DESIGN show at Density Studios. Density is located at 1330 Quincy Street in Northeast Minneapolis.

www.densitystudios.com



Saturday, August 19, 2006


Rosalux Gallery presents the last of 3 DJ Nights, featuring some of the Twin Cities Best College, Community and Public Radio Specialty Show Hosts... Featured DJs, Friday, August 18th: Jon Nelson (Some Assembly Required), Tarik Moody (Redefinition Radio - The Current), Jennifer Downham (Groove Garden - KFAI). RELAY was sponsored in part by The Current, KFAI, The Onion, Radio K and Summit Brewery.

This event repeated every third Friday of summer, 2006.



Monday, August 07, 2006

Some Assembly Required teams up with mnartists.org to promote the weekly podcast. Check out their website, every Monday afternoon, to download that week's podcast and read a short article providing some insight into each week's foray into the world of tape manipulations, digital deconstructions and turntable creations. Mnartists.org has provided an online home for Minnesota artists (and their various communities) since 2002, and is a project of the McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Center.



Friday, August 04, 2006

Some Assembly Required DJs a closing reception at Mira Gallery, featuring artwork by Andrew Braunberger, Aldo Moroni and Susan Opitz.



Saturday, July 29, 2006



The Some Assembly Required Podcast switches gears and starts working FORWARD from episode 105. Check out the BLOG to find links to episodes, including episodes 79-104.



Friday, July 21, 2006

Rosalux Gallery presents the 2nd of 3 DJ Nights, featuring some of the Twin Cities Best College, Community and Public Radio Specialty Show Hosts... Featured DJs this Friday, July 21st: DJ Don Cuco (The Rhythm Lab - The Current), Paul Harding (Radio K International - Radio K), Tarik Moody (The Rhythm Lab - The Current) and Jon Nelson (Some Assembly Required).

RELAY is sponsored in part by The Current, KFAI, The Onion, Radio K and Summit Brewery.

This event repeats every third Friday this summer (2006).



Thursday, July 06, 2006



The Minnesota Museum of American Art presents Patio Nights - featuring performances by Beatrix*JAR and Canadian, along with DJ sets by Jon Nelson.



Friday, June 23, 2006

Some Assembly Required is a proud sponsor of The END TIMES FESTIVAL, at The TURF CLUB, June 23rd - June 25th.

The International Underground Music Festival focuses on a variety of experimental, unconventional, intelligent and entertaining music... For a full list of performers and additional information, visit the END TIMES FESTIVAL website, at:
www.freedom-from.com/endtimes



Friday, June 16, 2006

Rosalux Gallery presents the 1st of 3 DJ Nights, featuring some of the Twin Cities Best College, Community and Public Radio Specialty Show Hosts... Featured DJs this Friday, June 16th: Kevin Beacham (The Current's Redefinition Radio), Norton Fortune (KFAI's Strictly Butter), Paul Harding (Radio K International) and Jon Nelson (Some Assembly Required).

RELAY is sponsored in part by The Current, KFAI, The Onion, Radio K and Summit Brewery.

This event repeats every third Friday this summer (2006).



Friday, June 02, 2006

CD Release Party for "I Love You Talk Bird" -- the debut CD release by Minneapolis based (sonic lovebird duo) Beatrix*Jar -- sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required.



Tuesday, May 23, 2006




The Some Assembly Required website has been redesigned and updated! A big THANK YOU to stAllio! for his design work and web skills.



Saturday, May 20, 2006

Some Assembly Required (Jon Nelson) DJ's an Art-A-Whirl After Hours Party at Density Studios, in Northeast Minneapolis, with DJ's Aaron Bliss and Easyrider of Wastid Yoot Productions.



Friday, May 12, 2006

Creative Electric Studios presents a visual art exhibition by NEGATIVLAND, May 12 through June 10. Some Assembly Required was a proud sponsor of this event.

More information about the art show at Creative Electric's website: www.creativeelectricstudios.com



Saturday, May 06, 2006

Negativland's Mark Hosler joins Jon Nelson on Some Assembly Required (with Creative Electric's Dave Salmela) for a live interview about Negativland and the group's art exhibition at Creative Electric. The interview was recorded live (at KUOM, in Minneapolis) as it aired and then podcast the following week at the SAR BLOG.
Download this archived episode HERE.



Friday, May 05, 2006

Some Assembly Required (Jon Nelson) DJ's the opening of "4 (four)" at the Rogue Buddha Gallery, in Northeast Minneapolis (featuring artwork by Yuri Arajs, Jennifer Davis, Nicholas Harper and Michael Thomsen).



Monday, January 09, 2006

Asked by KUOM to do his "top-seven of 2005," Jon Nelson's list is played on their morning show and featured at Pete Scholte's City Pages Blog, with extensive accompanying comments. Here's the list, in no particular order:

*Aggro1 - "Behind these immigrant eyes"
*Negativland - "Favorite Things"
*Party Ben - "Never Feel Good"
*Twink - "Hip Hopera"
*Dean Gray - "Novocaine rhapsody"
*Jason Forrest - "My 36 favorite punk songs"
*DJ Cal - "Wicked whatever"



Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Some Assembly Required interview with Jason Forrest originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Monday, January 02, 2006

Some Assembly Required begins to podcast episodes from the archive of its second year in syndication, working backward from episode 104.



Thursday, December 22, 2005

Boing Boing points to our special XMAS mix...

"Some Assembly Required" is... about mashups and sound collage -- Jon Nelson, who does the show, made a great 50- minute X-Mas Mix. Take a listen!"

Check it out HERE.



Saturday, October 22, 2005

Debut of the Some Assembly Required BLOG!



Saturday, October 08, 2005

Greg Carr (Technological Retreat) joins host Jon Nelson on Some Assembly Required during KUOM's pledge drive.



Saturday, October 01, 2005

The Some Assembly Required interview with DJ Food originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, August 06, 2005






Some Assembly Required presents DJ Freddy Fresh at the Triple Rock Social Club, with DJ Retroblast. Sponsored in part by City Pages and KUOM.



Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Some Assembly Required interview with Freddy Fresh originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Some Assembly Required interview with DJ Nikoless originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, July 30, 2005

Some Assembly Required presents the 2005 Festival of Appropriation, featuring DJ Nikoless, with Plain ole Bill (Rhymesayers Entertainment); Andrew Broder (Fog) and Lori Barbero (Koala, Babes in Toyland).

Past and present members of the Rosalux Artists Collective displayed their works of visual collage, assemblage and mixed media - Artists included John Alspach, Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis, John Diebel, Lucy Grantz, Scott Neff, Jonathan Nelson, Kate Pabst, Amy Rice, Michael Sweere, Kate Van Cleve and Dave Whannel.

The 2005 Festival of Appropriation was a fundraiser for Some Assembly Required and sponsored by City Pages and KUOM.



Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Some Assembly Required interview with Jason Freeman originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Friday, April 15, 2005

Rosalux Gallery Presents "Now Showing: New Work by Jonathan Nelson and Amy Rice." The exhibition ran April 5-29, with an artist's reception Friday, April 15th, featuring DJs Dave Wesley and Jay Buzenberg. "Now Showing" was sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required.



Sunday, February 27, 2005

Jon Nelson joins DJs Jason Kesselring, Chrissy K, Dave Lofquist, Andrea Troolin, David Miller, Garland Villanova and Rod Smith at The Chemical Theater, presented at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. The Chemical Theater is sponsored in party by Some Assembly Required.



Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Some Assembly Required website has been redesigned and updated. Special thanks to the Spunk Design Team and Gavin Kucera for their design work and web skills!



Sunday, January 23, 2005

Jon Nelson joins DJs Jason Kesselring, Chrissy K, Dave Lofquist, Andrea Troolin, David Miller, Garland Villanova and Rod Smith at The Chemical Theater, presented at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. The Chemical Theater is sponsored in party by Some Assembly Required.



Tuesday, January 18, 2005

DJ Food (Strictly Kev, London) finishes an updated version of his "Raiding the 20th Century."

To summarize (with commentary) from the DJ Food website: Raiding the 20th Century was originally released as a 40 minute (and valiant) attempt to catalog the history of cut-up music - including everything from tape manipulations and digital deconstructions to turntable creations and bastard pop mash-ups. It was a huge hit on the web and actually caused a full-scale server crash on boomselection.info when they hosted it, due to the volume of net traffic. Shortly after completion, Strictly Kev read Paul Morley's "Words and Music" and was intrigued to find certain chapters mirroring parts of his mix - so he decided to expand the idea to make the definitive document on cut-up music. After months of further research, he tracked Morley down and they recorded passages from "Words & Music" especially for the new mix. A year to the day of the original's online release, the newly expanded version was launched. Some Assembly Required was honored to have been included in this "definitive document on cut up music." If you listen closely towards the beginning of part three, you'll hear a good portion of the Some Assembly Required interview with Steve Stein of Steinski and Mass Media. Check it out. It's an excellent, and educational piece!



Saturday, January 15, 2005

Some Assembly Required sponsors a film event at Outsiders and Others, in Minneapolis. The fundraiser was organized for Coleman Miller, who screened his highly anticipated experimental narrative short film, Uso Justo. Roughly translated as "Fair Use," Uso Justo is restructured completely from an obscure 1959 film. Craig Baldwin (San Francisco) was also on hand to screen a segment of his 1995 collage film, "Sonic Outlaws," in addition to several Other Cinema selections.



Thursday, January 06, 2005

Some Assembly Required sponsors "A Room with Views," a visual collage showcase at Gallery T, in Northeast Minneapolis. A Room with Views featured visual collage work by John Diebel, Jennifer Davis and Scott Neff.



Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Asked to do his "top-seven of 2004," at KUOM, Jon Nelson played his favorite mashups of 2004, along with a couple which weren't technically mashups, and at least one which wasn't released in 2004... They were all sample-based, however, and here's the list, in no particular order:

DJ Danger Mouse - "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
DJ Danger Mouse - "Public Service Announcement"
Go home productions - "Ray of gob"
DJtripp - "Without Vader"
Lenlow - "Last Night"
RX Music - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
RX Music - "Imagine/Walk on the wild side"



Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Some Assembly Required interview with The Bran Flakes originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Monday, November 01, 2004

The November/December issue of Ruminator Magazine features "COPYRIGHT, JESUS AND THE ART OF COLLAGE: An Interview with Mark Hosler of Negativland by Jon Nelson."

Click HERE to read the interview online.



Saturday, October 09, 2004

Nick Harper (Rogue Buddha Art Gallery) joins host Jon Nelson on Some Assembly Required during KUOM's pledge drive.



Tuesday, October 05, 2004




Adventures in Illegal Art: Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required present a multimedia presentation by Negativand's Mark Hosler at the Oak Street Cinema.



Saturday, October 02, 2004

The Some Assembly Required interview with Mark Hosler (Negativland) originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, August 21, 2004

Two Turntables and a Saxophone: The Walker Art Center presents Christian Marclay, Andrew Broder, and George Cartwright In Concert. Openers Cepia and Dosh fill the bill. Copresented with The Triple Rock Social Club. Sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required.



Saturday, August 21, 2004

The Some Assembly Required interview with Christian Marclay originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, June 19, 2004

The Some Assembly Required interview with Owen O'toole (Wetgate, the Plagiarist) originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, May 08, 2004

The Some Assembly Required interview with Omer Fast originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Saturday, March 06, 2004

The Some Assembly Required interview with Steev Hise (Detritus.net) originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Friday, January 30, 2004

Some Assembly Required is a proud sponsor of the Preview party for the Weisman Art Museum's exhibition, Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics. Highlights include a Motown techno performance collaboration between audio scientist Justin Boyd and visual artist Dario Robleto.



Thursday, January 01, 2004





Some Assembly Required is five years old!



Thursday, December 18, 2003

Some Assembly Required sponsors CUMULUS, an experimental and electronic music showcase, at the Dinkytowner, with live performances by Cordell Klier, CALY and Sudden Head Trauma.



Saturday, November 01, 2003

Some Assembly Required presents The 5th Annual Festival of Appropriation at The Rogue Buddha Gallery. Featuring live performances by The Evolution Control Committee and local circuit benders performing toys, instruments and altered electronics.

The exhibition features work by Loretta Bebeau, Beth Brownfield, Kyle Fokken, Lisa Jurgens, Holly Streekstra and Anastasia Ward. The five year restrospective portion of the exhibition featured work by Cathy Camper, Allen Christian, Mark Gunderson, Jeffrey Isham, Andrea Jayne, Jonathan Nelson, Michael Pilmer, Mike Splatt, The Tape-beatles and Michelle Winowiak.



Saturday, November 01, 2003

Mark Gunderson (ECC) joins host Jon Nelson, live at KUOM, to talk about that night's performance at The Rogue Buddha Gallery.



Thursday, October 30, 2003

Some Assembly Required sponsors Cumulus at the Dinkytowner. Performances by Jesse Peterson, Clint Simonson, The Graves Brothers Deluxe, Jacqueline the Grapefruit, Vortex Navigation Company, Underwing, and a live visual atmosphere by s4.



Monday, October 13, 2003

Some Assembly Required sponsored Kid Koala at the First Avenue Main Room.



Saturday, September 20, 2003

The Some Assembly Required interview with Janek Schaefer originally airs in Minneapolis.





Download this archived episode
HERE.



Thursday, September 11, 2003

Some Assembly Required sponsors Cumulus, an experimental and electronic music showcase, at the Dinkytowner. Performances by psi psi, abelcain, racquel de grimstone, boxcutter, terra incognita, gentle tasaday, enemy of the people and combat astronomy.



Saturday, August 23, 2003

Some Assembly Required sponsored KID 606 at the Triple Rock Social Club.



Monday, August 18, 2003

The Evolution Control Committee show reviewed in The Minnesota Daily.



Saturday, August 16, 2003

Mark Gunderson (ECC) joins host Jon Nelson, live at KUOM, to talk about the previous night's performance at Theatre de la Jeune Lune.



Friday, August 15, 2003

Some Assembly Required presents a live performance by The Evolution Control Committee, at Theatre de la Jeune Lune, along with a "Circuit Bender's Orchestra" (made up of Matt Cisler, Logan Erickson, Tim Kaisser and Jacob Roske). The Festival of Appropriation Preview Party also featured visual artwork by Beth Brownfield, Loretta Bebeau, Cathy Camper, Mark Gunderson, Jonathan Nelson, Jennifer Raymond and Anastasia Ward.


Photo taken from the Minnesota Daily's coverage of the event.



Friday, August 15, 2003

Interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio's Word of Mouth about the Festival of Appropriation.



Friday, August 15, 2003

Joined Mark Gunderson on KUOM's morning show, Rock and Roll Over, to talk about The Festival of Appropriation Preview and The Evolution Control Committee.



Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Appeared on Pam Hill's morning show program, at KFAI, to talk about The Festival of Appropriation.



Sunday, August 10, 2003

Appeared on Mark Wheat's radio program, The Music Lover's Club, at KUOM, to talk about the upcoming Evolution Control Committee performance at the Festival of Appropriation Preview Party.



Saturday, August 09, 2003

The Some Assembly Required interview with Mark Gunderson, of The Evolution Control Committee, originally airs in Minneapolis.




Download this archived episode HERE.



Thursday, July 03, 2003

Some Assembly Required sponsors Cumulus VI: Sonic Adventures in Straddling the Atmosphere, at the Dinkytowner. Featuring performances by Burn Unit, Fadladder, Datura 1.0, Dolores Dewberry and Nicedisc, with DJ's Miss Julia, Lorren Stafford and Jon Nelson.



Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Interview on Public Television...





Click HERE to watch hi-res version
and HERE for lo-res...

A segment on Some Assembly Required featured in an episode of Video K, for Twin Cities Public Television.

Producer/Director/Editor/Camera: Arden Durham
Technical Engineer/Camera/Lights: Colin McFadden
Camera/Lights: Jonathan Kranzler





Saturday, January 25, 2003

Some Assembly Required moves to a new timeslot at KUOM (Saturdays, 2-3pm) and celebrates its 4th Anniversary, featuring short interviews with Wobbly and Amirali Raissnia.



Friday, January 24, 2003


Some Assembly Required featured in the Star Tribune, in a story titled "Hooked on phonics: Audio artist celebrates 4 years on the 'Assembly' line."



Read the article HERE.



Monday, January 13, 2003

Launched new pages of archived episodes at Sursumcorda.



Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Some Assembly Required presents The 4th Annual Festival of Appropriation, at The Rogue Buddha Art Gallery, with visual work by Mark Gunderson (ECC), Michael Pilmer (Silica Gel), in addition to film and video collage by The Tape-beatles and Steev Hise. The Festival of Appropriation was also proud to present work by Allen Christian (The House of Balls), along with Twin Cities' collage artists Andrea Jayne, Trisha Shaskan and Michelle Winowiak.



Saturday, September 21, 2002



Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required present a performance by People Like Us (UK) at The Walker Art Center.



Saturday, September 07, 2002

The Some Assembly Required interview with People Like Us airs in Minneapolis.




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Saturday, August 03, 2002

The Some Assembly Required interview with Wobbly airs in Minneapolis.





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Saturday, April 13, 2002

The 2001 Sound Unseen retrospective airs at KUOM.



Saturday, April 06, 2002

Rod Smith joins host Jon Nelson on Some Assembly Required during KUOM's pledge drive.



Saturday, March 30, 2002

The Some Assembly Required interview with The Tape-beatles originally airs in Minneapolis.




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Saturday, February 16, 2002

Focus on electronic/appropriation-based sound collage artists working in the Twin Cities, with guest Chris Strouth.



Saturday, October 06, 2001



Some Assembly Required presents The 3rd Annual Festival of Appropriation, featuring work by Jay Christopher, Jeffrey Isham, Jonathan Nelson, Ali Raza, Mike Splatt, Joe Tromiczak and Eliza Williams at The Rogue Buddha Art Gallery.



Thursday, October 04, 2001

Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required present a panel discussion with The Tape-beatles, Wet Gate, Steev Hise and Kembrew McLeod, at The Walker Art Center, called "I Love Trash: Recycling Culture and Rewriting Copyright."



Wednesday, October 03, 2001


Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required present a performance by Wet Gate, the all 16mm-projector ensemble, at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Steev Hise opened with live, improvised sound collage.



Monday, October 01, 2001




Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required present performances by John Oswald and Wobbly, at the Bryant Lake Bowl.



Sunday, September 30, 2001



Some Assembly Required and Sound Unseen present The Tape-beatles and the world premier of their expanded cinema performance for Good Times. Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism open with a short set of live improvised media collage at the Oak Street Cinema.



Saturday, September 29, 2001

The Tape-beatles (Lloyd Dunn and John Heck), and Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) join host Jon Nelson, live at KUOM, to talk about their upcoming performances at Sound Unseen.



Saturday, September 22, 2001

The Some Assembly Required interview with John Oswald originally airs in Minneapolis.




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Saturday, July 28, 2001

The Some Assembly Required interview with Don Joyce (Negativland) originally airs in Minneapolis.




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Saturday, June 23, 2001

The Some Assembly Required interview with Steve Stein (Steinski) originally airs in Minneapolis.




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Saturday, May 19, 2001

The Some Assembly Required interview with "Philo T. Farnsworth" (Illegal Art) originally airs in Minneapolis.




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Tuesday, May 01, 2001

KUOM adds Some Assembly Required to its broadcast schedule. SAR got its start as a netcast exclusive at KUOM in 1999.



Sunday, April 01, 2001

Some Assembly Required becomes a syndicated program, airing on radio stations in Monticello and Chicago, in addition to maintaining its weekly netcast at KUOM.



Wednesday, January 27, 1999

KUOM grants Some Assembly Required a slot on their netcast schedule.

Due to FCC regulations, the station's broadcast day begins when the sun is up and ends when it goes down, but continues to offer programming via the internet at night. Some Assembly Required begins as a netcast exclusive on a single station in Minneapolis, Minnesota.