A Critic’s Guide To Cuneiform Records’ Avant-Rock Releases


5uu's

Cover of 5uu’s

From Bandwidth, an overview of the “best” avant-rock albums on Cuneiform. I would have chosen a few additional ones such as 5uu’s Hunger’s Teeth, as well as Ahvak. But still, a nice list.

Cuneiform’s eclectic rock output is impossible to categorize, but much of it stems from the late-1970s Rock in Opposition movement, embodied most famously by British group Henry Cow. So as Cuneiform gets ready to roll out its next batch of titles (including a new record from D.C. guitarist Anthony Pirog), let’s take a look at Cuneiform’s finest avant-rock releases to date.

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Upcoming Arts for Art Shows in New York


Violinist Jason Kao Hwang performing on 18 Nov...

Jason Kao Hwang 

From New York’s Arts for Art:

WHERE / WHEN:
@ Children’s Magical Garden – Stanton St. & Norfolk St.
These concerts are in support of Climate Action
Saturday, September 20th & Sunday September 21st & Sat, Sept 27th

@ 6BC Garden – E. 6th St. between Ave B & C
These concerts are also in support of Climate Action
Sunday, September 28th & Saturday October 4th & Sun. October 5th

@First Green Community Garden – E. 1st St btwn1st & 2nd Ave
Saturday, October 11th & Sunday October 12th
An Un-Columbus Celebration

TICKETS: Free and open to the public, suggested donation of $5 for the performers.

InGardens is our annual celebration of innovative artists in NYC’s community gardens. Weekend In Garden performances bring cutting edge creative music, poetry into our community gardens. In a city full of concrete venues, our performers and audiences too rarely have the chance to experience art in beautiful, open, green spaces.

Saturday 09/20 @ Children’s Magical Climate Change/ Climate Action
2pm Ras Moshe / John Pietaro / Emma Alabaster
3pm Avram Fefer Group
4pm Juan Pablo Carletti / Tony Malaby / Chris Hoffman

Sunday 09/21 Children’s Magical Climate Change/ Climate Action
2pm Juan Quinonez Ensemble (need line-up)
3pm James Brandon Lewis / Mike Bisio
4pm Pascal Niggenkemper and Friends

Saturday 09/27 @ Children’s Magical Climate Change/ Climate Action
2pm Daro Behroozi / Nick Lyons Quartet Pete Swanson bass, Carter Bales drums
3pm Maryanne deProphetis / Andrew Drury
4pm Oluyemi Thomas / Michael Wimberly

Sunday 09/28 @ 6BC Garden Climate Change/ Climate Action
2pm Michael Foster and friends
3pm Rob Brown / Daniel Levin
4pm Jonathan Finlayson / Mike Pride / Brian Settles

Saturday 10/4 @ 6BC Climate Change/ Climate Action
2pm Cooper-Moore Solo
3pm Mike Bisio & Whit Dickey
4pm Jason Kao Hwang / Michael Wimberly

Sunday 10/5 @ 6BC Climate Change/ Climate Action
2pm Lisa Sokolov Solo
3pm Shayna Dulberger
4pm Dave Sewelson / Dave Hofstra

Saturday 10/11 @ FIRST GREEN the Un-Columbus Celebration
2pm Albey Balgochian & Jane Grenier B
3pm Ancestral Duo Luke Stewart (bass, winds, perc.)
Jamal Moore (reeds, perc)
4pm John Hebert Duo

Sunday 10/12 @ FIRST GREEN the Un-Columbus Celebration
2pm Lou Grassi & Friends “Aural Compass”
Richard Tabnik – alto sax, Francois Grillot – bass, Lou Grassi – drums
3pm Patricia Nicholson
4pm Collective Identity Saxophone Quartet
Sam Newsome ( s ) Jorge Sylvester (a) Bruce Williams (a & s ) Alex Harding (b)

Monday 10/13 @ FIRST GREEN the Un-Columbus Celebration
2pm Michael TA Thompson
3pm Miriam Parker
4pm Fay Victor VoiceBassHorns
Fay Victor – voice, Ken Filiano – bass, Will Connell – reeds, Vincent Chancey – french horn

Tod Machover Named Composer in Residence for Lucerne Festival


Tod Machover

Cover of Tod Machover

From NYTimes.com:

Tod Machover, the prolific composer of electronic works and the inventor of several hyperinstruments – hybrids in which standard instruments are enhanced with computer and synthesizer technology – has been appointed composer in residence for 2015 at the Lucerne Festival. His main project will be “Symphony for Lucerne,” a work meant to capture the spirit and culture of the city, and an installment in a series of city works that already includes “A Toronto Symphony: Concerto for Composer and City” (2013), “Festival City,” for Edinburgh (2013) and “Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea: A Symphony for Perth” (2014).

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From Vital Weekly:

HOWARD STELZER – BRAYTON POINT (CD by Dokuro) *
SEIJIRO MURYAMA & ERIC LA CASA – PARIS: PUBLIC SPACES (CD by Ftarri) *
PORYA HATAMI – THE GARDEN (CD by Dronarivm) *
SUISEN – JUST BELOW THE SURFACE (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
ET\OU – EN CHUTE LIBRE (CD by Oral)
SIGNAL PROBLEMS – SIGNAL PROBLEMS (CD by PFmentum)
CENK ERGUN – NANA (CD by Carrier)
FALX CEREBRI – TRIALS TEXTURES ERRORS (CD by Monochrome Vision) *
ARCHITECTS OFFICE – SOUNDTRACKS (CD by Monochrome Vision) *
][|][ – [_|_] (CD by Steelwork Maschine) *
DUNKELHEIT – LES SOLITUDES CENDREES (CD by Steelwork Maschine) *
WESTWIND – SURVIVALISM (3CD by Steelwork Maschine) *
HOFNIN HLJOMAR ISLENSK RAFTONLIST (CD compilation by Yatra Arts)
AMFJ/AUXPAN (cassette by Yatra Arts)
FIRE! ORCHESTRA – ENTER (CD by Rune Grammofon)
STEFAN ORINS TRIO – LIV (CD by Circum Disc)
CIRCUM GRAND ORCHESTRA – 12 (CD by Circum Disc)
FREDDY THE DYKE – SAME (LP by Skussmaal)
MATERIAL ACTION – LOBITH SESSIONS (CDR by Inverted Records) *
ANDERS BRØRBY – YOU WERE THERE WITH ME (CDR by Feral Delight)

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2014 Schedule


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Cover of :zoviet*france:

From SFEMF 2014:

Thursday September 11th 7-9:30 pm
THE EXPLORATORIUM
Kanbar Forum
David Dunn
Headboggle + Caitlin Denny

Friday, September 12th 8pm
BRAVA THEATER CENTER
Aki Onda
Joker Nies
Sarah Davachi

Saturday, September 13th 8pm
BRAVA THEATER CENTER
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Christina Stanley
Xo Xinh

Sunday, September 14th 8pm
BRAVA THEATER CENTER
Nicolas Collins
Ezra Buchla
Julia Mazawa

Newsbits: Two Shows in Bristol, UK / James Hoff Release / Ron Anderson in NY / Okkyung Lee’s Mixtape


Korg MS-20 monophonic synthesizer

Korg MS-20 monophonic synthesizer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Graham Dunning, Daniel Jones, Henry Collins & Stuart Chalmers will perform at Café Kino, 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol UK on September 17.

Also appearing at Cafe Kino will be Rie Nakajima, Consorts, and Miguel Prado on October 17.

New York based conceptual artist James Hoff is releasing his new album ‘Blaster’, a document of his explorations of computer viruses as agents within the composition process.

Ron Anderson will perform Sunday August 24th at 6pm at Prospect Range – 1226 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn. He will be playing his Vintage Korg MS-20 with Russ Alderson on amplified doumbek. Also performing: Chester Hawkins + Robert Pepper, Luciernaga + Aeronaut, and Lazurite + Thermos Unigarde.

Okkyung Lee talks about what’s on her mixtape.