There may be many contenders for the title of “Greatest Living Composer” but Sofia Gubaidulina would be considered by many to be a member of that group. A rare article covers her life and music.
Well, in case you’ve been too busy to notice, Dead Can Dance is touring the US this fall. And they seem to be releasing the live shows to CD as they go…
The New York Times has an article (and one that doesn’t require a registration even) that recommends recordings by Messiaen, Schnittke and Berio, among others.
A review of two classical events recently held in the UK is available. One included performances of works by King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Raymond Scott and Astor Piazzolla, while the other covered works by Ennio Morricone.
An article discusses a new Cage video based on Cage’s techniques.
The BBC has posted a review of Snakish.
The details are available on the Interpretations 2005-2006 schedule:
Thursdays at 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th:
September 15 – Ursel Schlicht & Robert Dick / Yasunao Tone
October 6 – Steve Lacy (1934-2004): A Celebration of his music
November 10 – Earl Howard & soNu
December 1 – Wadada Leo Smith & Alan Kushan
Composer/Performer Collectives: curated by Dan Joseph
February 2 – Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble / Gamelan Son of Lion
February 23 – Anti-Social Music / sfSound Group
March 30 – Brian Schober / Steve Swell
April 27 – Thomas Buckner
May 11 – Jennifer Hymer / Anne LeBaron
Not yet on their site, but Thirsty Ear is releasing a new one from Mat Maneri:
Mat Maneri “Pentagon” October 11, 2005
Mat Maneri is known throughout the modern jazz community as a master composer and instrumentalist. Testament to this is his stellar violin playing.
In his third installment in the Blue Series Pentagon, he has gone for a more natural feel. He has injected his album with electronic pulses that add to the earthy qualities of his violin mastery, accentuating and complimenting his already provocative musicianship.
In this, his third Blue Series outing, he successfully combines natural and synthetic elements of musical composition to formulate a truly far reaching work of musical art.
A young group with impressive resumes, Low and Away is touring Germany.
Concerts Dates Germany 2005
08.22.05 / 09 PM:
UNIVERSITY FOR ART AND DESIGN KARLSRUHE / Lorenzstr. 15
Lichthof: concert & lecture*
08.23.05 / 07 PM:
ART ACADEMY DUESSELDORF / Eiskellerstrasse 1
HÃ¶rsal: concert & lecture*
08.23.05 / 10 PM:
BAR IN THE KUNSTHALLE / Duesseldorf / Grabbeplatz 4
Salon des Amateurs: DJ Max and Phillip Schulze
08.24.05 / 09 PM:
BUTTCLUB / Hamburg / Hafenstrasse 126: concert
* Lecture in english:
“The Mobile Listener: Sound in Public Space, Sound as Public Space”: Aaron Siegel