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This Week in Buenos Aires

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Mike in Performances

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Sunday December 9

INSTANTES SONOROS ( Experimental multimedia )
Birigit Uhler/Leonel Kaplan : Trumpet Duos .
Buq ue Factoría: Andrea Fasani /Claudia Toro /Fabiana Galante /Jorge Mancini / Santiago Pereson.
LP manipulation/ real time copositionsi
Domus Artis Av. Triunvirato 4311 19.00 hs

Wednesday 12 december

ARRE ENSAMBLE ( Free Improvisation / moden classical )
CELLO ENSEMBLE -IMPROVISATION BY SIGNS
Rafael Delgado
Jenny Mc Aleer
Karmen Rencar
Ellen Casey
Guido Wardak
Ana Clara Payne
Gustavo Alvarez
Juan Ferreras ….CELLOS
Claudio Peña , Conduction Directions
Un Lugar En Ortuzar , ALVAREZ THOMAS 1612 , 21.30 hs

Saturday December 15

CESAR LERNER “MUSICA PARA VER” (modern classical with folk roots )
CESAR LERNER: COMPOSICION, PIANO, ACORDION & PERCUSSION
GUADALUPE TOBARÍAS: VIOLÍN
MARIA CASTRO: VIOLONCELLO
GABRIEL OSTERTAG: PERCUSSION
At casa de la cultura , rufino de elizalde 2831 20.30 HS

TRIO DE CONTRABAJOS ( Contrabass Trio – Free impovisation )
Cánepa + Fanello + Posse : Contrabasses
UN SIMPLE TRIO: Luis Conde , bari sax / Dario Dolci , soprano & sopranino sax / Luis Nacht , tenor sax
At PRIMER PISO ESPACIO DE ARTE 22.30 hs

RODRIGO DOMÍNGUEZ CUARTETO (free jazz )
Rodrigo Dominguez (sax)
Ernesto Jodos (piano)
Leonel Cejas (contrabass)
Carto Brandan (drums)
Virasoro Bar , Guatemala 4328- 22.30hs

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Utech Records New Releases

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Mike in Releases

From Utech Records:

GOG – IRONWORKS

Ironworks is both literally and figuratively a monolith of unrestrained power. Rapid arpeggios and slow flowing magma clash while lugubrious piano weaves depressive chords. Lurching, overdriven guitar grinds and scrapes in a hollow abyss as tortured vocals rise from the depths. This is metal in the elemental sense, the album built upon a foundation of sound recordings from the Bjella family blacksmith shop. Ironworks is an epitaph for the death of the American dream, one brought on by ourselves, channeling emotions mournful and raging.
Packaged in a heavy, embossed folder with insert. Limited to 300 copies. Black vinyl + download.

RM74 – TWO ANGLES OF A TRIANGLE

How Reto Mäder musically builds his triangle is similar to a folk music without genre typical folk arrangements. His perspective of music is so deeply rooted in the human soul it’s easy to forget how detailed and complex he shapes his sound material. Slowly bass guitar figures played in open circles and time are recorded with all the mechanical details of its strokes, atmospheric piano and synths building emotional high and downs, electronics treated like an organic instrument, percussions in their own ritualistic rhythms, a metallic vibrating kalimba, a howling theremin, nostalgic music box melodies, the scraping sound of a chalk on slate, oscillated radio frequencies, lost and found tape voices, cracking of tree branches.
The place “Betwixt”, where RM74 aims, is way beyond that and Two Angles of a Triangle is his greatest step on the way to that place. Mäder is a singer/songwriter without words in the never-ending search for his third angle.

VAGUSNERVE – GO BACK TO THE SIRIUS

Where are we from and where are we going. Trapped in time and space, always questioning. Go Back to the Sirius. Go back to a state concealed in our genes for aeons. Renounce all conceptions about humankind, all human histories and all human civilizations. Abandon all of our minds, our consciousness, our instinct and our wisdom.
The passing on and alternation of interstellar civilizations are in fact a kind of transmigration. The destruction and disappearance of a civilization precedes the birth of another. It happened in the earth, and also in the Sirius. It happened through the memory of light. It is the DNA of our universe and someday we will all be part of it.
Li Jianhong: electric guitar and vocals. VAVABOND: laptop and electronics.

Monsieur Délire Reviews

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

ANTHONY BRAXTON / Echo Echo Mirror House (NYC) 2011 (New Braxton House)
FRANÇOIS CARRIER & MICHEL LAMBERT / Shores and Ditches (FMR Records)
THE OPPOSITE / In Action (Kopasetic)
PIOTR ILLITCH TCHAIKOVSKIY & EDWARD ARTEMIEV / The Nutcracker & The Rat King (Electroshock)
ROLAND DAHINDEN & HILDEGARD KLEEB / Recall Pollock (Leo Records)
ERIC BOEREN, MICHAEL MOORE, WILBERT DE JOODE & HAN BENNINK / Coconut (Platenbakkerij – merci à/thanks to Toondist)
HULLYBOO / Bønner og flesk (NorCD)
ARTISTES VARIÉS-VARIOUS ARTISTS / Backward Music, Vol. 1 (Backward Music – merci à/thanks to Pigeon Row)
SPACE PROGRAM / Ethereal (Space Program)
APERIODIC / Future Feedback (Phratry Records)

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

From Gapplegate:

Frank Lowe, The Loweski
Marilyn Lerner, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi, Arms Spread Wide, 2008
Claudio Scolari, Synthesis

Ches Smith December and January Shows

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Mike in Performances

English: Ches Smith at a concert with Marc Rib...

From Ches Smith:

December 08, 2012 USA: MD Baltimore @ the Windup Space, 8pm
Ben Goldberg with Ellery Eskelin, Rob Sudduth, Nels Cline, CS

December 09, 2012 USA: PA Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s, 8pm
Ben Goldberg with Ellery Eskelin, Rob Sudduth, Nels Cline, CS

December 12, 2012 USA: DC Washington DC @ Atlas Performing Arts Center, 8pm
Mary Halvorson Quintet

December 16, 2012 USA: NY NYC @ Nublu (62 Ave C), 9pm
Masada Mini-Marathon ALEPH TRIO with John Zorn and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

December 18, 2012 USA: NY Brooklyn @ Shapeshifter Labs, 8pm
Jason Robinson’s Tiresian Symmetry

December 20, 2012 USA: NY NYC @ Greenwich House, 8pm
Darius Jones Quartet

January 17, 2013 Mexico: Mexico City @ Alterna Jazz Festival, 8pm
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog

January 22, 2013 USA: NY Brooklyn @ Korzo, 10:30 pm
Ches Smith Trio with Jonathan Finlayson and Stephan Crump