Monday, September 7, 2015

From the Radio Archives: Entomelodical Opportunities

Between 2002 and 2006 Irene was a DJ on WRFL 88.1fm. A great student run radio station at the University of Kentucky. Entomelodical Opportunities were segments from her weekly radio show, often co-hosted with Robert Beatty (Hair Police, Three-Legged Race).
Entomelodical Opportunities continued after leaving Lexington as a podcast titled Irene & Rosa's Pupal Cast once she moved to Tallahassee, Florida.

These show segments are now available through the Free Music Archive.

  • Robert and Irene Christmas Special - a special Robert and Irene show. One for the holidays!
  • Telemitry - The first of the Pupal Casts.
  • Persimmoween - Halloween and a cast of characters from Auk Theater sing along with some of the best music from October, 2007. Interview with Irene's father about the persimmon tree in the backyard.
  • Telekinesis - A tribute to Uri Geller. Discussion on the math of eating turkey.
  • Breakfast - Little light piano, dad wants to save a box, and its time to eat the most important meal of the day.
  • Fanatical - Irene and Rosa have found themselves down in a well.
  • Peep Show - Its talk of chickens.
  • Easter - Another holiday show and another rabbit.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

From the Radio Archives: Radio Interviews of Let's Talk Science

Let's Talk Science is a series of factual conversations with people working either as scientific researchers or in popular scientific media. The episodes of Let's Talk Science below were pre-recorded for Radio Boredcast from the 2012 A/V Festival, curated by People Like Us. These interviews are now available on Free Music Archive.

From the Radio Archives: Special Recorded Guest Appearances on WFMU

Scott Williams Show
March 9, 2001
Friday afternoons 3PM - 6PM

Live Nude Lepidopterae w/ special guests IRENE MOON and CHRIS JOLLY

People Like Us and Irene Moon
Sunday, January 12th, 2003
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange

This week on Nickel and Dime radio we're happy to have both People Like Us and Irene Moon invade the airwaves. The UK's People Like Us (aka Vicki Bennett) has been a long time favorite of FMU's with her audio cut-ups of oldball music, spoken word, and sound effects that's equal parts crack and laughing gas. Based out of Atlanta, Irene Moon's 'learning experiences' combine sound collage and surreal (but quite real) science. Who says you can't trip and learn? Who knows what these audio terrorists will do together?

Dave Soldier and Irene Moon
September 22, 2010
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

On Do or DIY With People Like Us, local classical composer Dave Soldier provides a live performance of his new collaboration with electronic musician Sean Hagerty (and the late Frederic Chopin): a slow version of the Minute Waltz that lasts half an hour. Also, Irene Moon and a cast from the Auk Theater will perform a musical whodunit about insects, in which each insect is a suspect in a serial murder. Wednesday, 9/22, from 7 to 8 PM.

Irene Moon LIVE
August 17, 2011 on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Irene Moon Special Guest show. Irene Moon and the Auk Theater love drama, insects, crime, and examinations. All of these elements make great theater and all occurred at Princess Anne High School documented in the record yearbook created to archive the 1963-1964 school year. Irene found the record in a thrift store in early 2011, but had no idea the demon she uncovered! Of course, these elements could only be discovered in the recording by reading between the lines, backmasking, and interviewing people who know a lot about many things. The new historical drama is filled with music from Nine Fingered Thug, Juules Trakker, Yellow Tears, Secret Boyfriend, Kites, Kevin Blechdom, and, naturally, Lawrence Welk. Irene Moon is an entomologist at North Carolina State University who participates in music and theater. She has the duel focus to advance appreciation of art in the halls of science; as a means of connecting the public to entomology and increasing awareness of the art and creativity intrinsic to the scientific process. Find out more information about Irene Moon, Auk Theater and the Begonia Society at

Irene Moon on UbuWeb

The Films of Irene Moon and the Begonia Society

Irene Moon has been creating music, film and musical lectures since the mid-90s. Her films are heading combinations of completely factual information with neo-Dada homemade New Wave music, insect sound samples, microphotography, animations and so much more. Included here are her Films of the Auk Theater, a touring theater that performs absurd, classical and heavily stylized theater in rock clubs and music venues. All of the short Auk plays are from 2004-2005. Also: The Super 8 series: Early films from Moon with soundtracks created from field recordings of insects and equipment commonly found in a laboratory environment.

Look at this lovely #1

Its only the male Hoplitalysia slossonae that has the interesting reduced, club-like wings. The were originally described by Ashmead in 1900 as Bob Wharton outlines in his text "Review of the Nearctic Alysiini (Hymenotpera, Braconidae).