Massimo Croce’s Ozky e-sound netlabel (http://www.myspace.com/crocemassimo) has released The Lost Civilizations experimental music project with Angela Morrish — Live at Arlington’s CD Cellar at http://www.archive.org/details/oz047. This performance featured Phonic Riot’s Angela Morrish on vocals. The Lost Civilizations experimental music project has been honored by Sig. Croce’s support in helping its music reach ears that it could not reach otherwise. In addition to his very active netlabel roster of experimental music releases, Sig. Croce is a preeminent documenter/musician of “street sounds” (largely drawn from Cairo) and biographer of the trailblazing experimental musician Luigi Russolo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Russolo; http://modisti.com/releases/?p=6869). In addition to this most recent release, Ozky e-sound earlier released Lost Civilizations VII (http://www.archive.org/details/oz033) and T. A. Zook Basscello (http://www.archive.org/details/oz036).
A recording of a live performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project featuring Phonic Riot’s Angela Morrish on vocals and bassist Doug Kallmeyer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/302_Acid; http://sesshinnofi.wordpress.com/; http://www.myspace.com/302acid; http://www.myspace.com/themantis) at a fundraiser for the 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music (http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org/festival/2011/) held at MiG Bar “https://www.facebook.com/pages/MiG-bar/114578201958276) has been posted at http://soundcloud.com/lost-civilizations/mig-bar.
A recording of a performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project featuring Aaron Martin (alto sax) at Lalibela Restaurant in the STPP Festival on Universal Music Day, Oct. 8, 2011 has been posted at http://soundcloud.com/martin-sebastian-zook/stpp .
AoI Theme and Alterations, a solo loop-based session, has been posted at http://soundcloud.com/aoi-theme-and-alterations — no basscello or guitar here; it is a work built upon a 1-minute loop where I play mixing bowls, whistle-flutes, slidewhistle & rainstick. In a 1-pass editing process transferring the loop to cassette (how’s that for “old school”?), I changed processor settings with each repetition of the loop. The “clapping” one hears periodically was a serendipitous gift of the Muse — I clumsily banged my rainstick into something when I picked it up. Not having a way to edit it out at the time, it stayed in and I’m glad it did! While it sometimes sounds like there are strings/voices/choirs in the recording, that just a trompe l’oreille caused by all of the pitch-shifting (not one but two Whammys — one on each side of the primary looper!) and back-and-forth of the nine additional loopers I ran it through in the compilation process — nothing succeeds like excess!
Beginning November 15, The Lost Civilizations experimental music project will be hosting a “Third Tuesdays” residency at Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant, which is located at 2210 14th Street, N.W. adjacent to the U Street Corridor on 14th Street, NW. Details are posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8520439 ; please check this link before going to the event because any last-minute changes will be posted there. The residency will continue December 20, January 17, February 21 and March 20. Although the details are now being worked out, we expect to invite other performers from the DC experimental music, jazz and singer/songwriter communities to share the stage with us in this opportunity to share the incredible scope, diversity and depth of DC’s independent music communities.
On November 26, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project will perform at a benefit for the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, a venue that has generously supported the Sonic Circuits organization. Jerry Busher will be appearing with Lost Civilizations for this performance. Jerry has been a fixture of the DC music scene for over 20 years. He toured for 8 years with Fugazi playing 2nd drums/percussion as well as on recordings “The Argument” and “Furniture”. He appears on albums by Fidelity Jones, The Spinanes, French Toast, Allscars, Alfonso Velez and John Frusciante. In 2007, he was the “Foley Artist” for Mabou Mines production “Peter and Wendy” at Arena Stage. Jerry worked on the music for the “Winchester” series featured in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Weather Underground”, and is the composer for the film “Frontrunner” (The story of a female presidential candidate in Afghanistan). Recently Jerry has been touring/recording with ESL artist Federico Aubele and working on the “Fugazi Live” series. Details are posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8487265/ ; please check this link before going to the event because any last-minute changes will be posted there.
On January 14, the Twenty-first Century Chamber Ensemble (http://www.myspace.com/xxichamberensemblepartone) will perform at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center as part of the Fourth Annual Capital Jam. Detail are posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8550407 ; please check this link before going to the event because any last-minute changes will be posted there.