JACK Quartet in NY Reviewed

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Source: The New York Times.

“The Wind in High Places” is a string quartet by John Luther Adams that uses only open strings and natural harmonics. Written in 2011 in memory of a friend and hiking companion, it evokes the glassy stillness of the Alaskan wilderness that for decades was Mr. Adams’s home and inspiration. I had heard, and admired, the work on a recording that the JACK Quartet released this year. But when I saw the same ensemble perform it live at Roulette in Brooklyn on Friday, another dimension revealed itself.

All About Jazz Reviews

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Jonny Greenwood

Source: All About Jazz.

Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg
Celestial Weather (TUM Records)

Slobber Pup
Pole Axe (RareNoiseRecords)

Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp
Complementary Colors (Leo Records)

Jonny Greenwood
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun (Nonesuch Records)

Rich Halley 4
Eleven (Pine Eagle Records)

Sonic Communion
Sonic Communion (The Bridge Sessions)

This Is Not a Miracle (ECM Records)

Rodrigo Amado
This Is Our Language (Not Two Records)

A Closer Listen Reviews

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Source: A Closer Listen.

SONAR ~ Black Light
Jóhann Jóhannsson ~ End of Summer
Deison/Favaron ~ Nearly Invisible
Mind Over MIDI ~ deep map
Shapednoise ~ Different Selves
Be My Friend In Exile ~ Bound By An Endless Desire To Wander Down Avenues Of Apathy

ATTN:Magazine Reviews

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Source: ATTN:Magazine.

Dead Fader – Glass Underworld
Jacob Kirkegaard – Arc
God Pussy – Animal
Ian William Craig – Cradle for the Wanting

Newsbits: Brain Waves to Music / Eno’s Discreet Music / Swimming in Bengal and Chaos Echoes Releases

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Move over Google Glass, there is now a head mounted device that turns brain waves into music.

Brian Eno‘s Discreet Music has been re-recorded acoustically, and is available on the Cantaloupe Music label.

Ashes for Gwynn is a 50 minute live improv recording from the Swimming in Bengal outfit. It falls somewhere between jazz and Indian classical music.

Chaos Echoes’ Transient is a new release out soon from Utech Records. It is an complex, experimental metal-oriented recording.

Henry Grimes’ 80th Birthday Celebration Reviewed

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Source: JazzTimes.

The wise know when to speak, and when to remain silent. A pivotal and redemptive moment recalled that truth on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the 80th birthday celebration for Henry Grimes, one of the world’s greatest and most versatile living musicians, at Jan Hus Neighborhood House in New York City.

Experimental Music in Australia

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Source: The Conversion discusses the role of experiential music in Australia.

Attempts to make a music that is our own have never been privileged in Australian culture. Gail Priest’s book Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia (2008) was an important step from within the community itself, and when long time violin experimenter Jon Rose deservedly won the most prestigious Australian music award, the Don Banks Award in 2012, it seemed possible there could be change; it seemed innovation and experimentation could be recognised as a central to our musical heritage.