Wet Ink Devoted to New Electronic Sounds in Troy NY


EMPAC Opening - Troy, NY - 08, Oct - 02

EMPAC Opening – Troy, NY – 08, Oct – 02 (Photo credit: sebastien.barre)

From the Daily Gazette:

New music is known for its exploration of sound, often with the use of electronics. There is no more formidable ensemble devoted to this concept than Wet Ink. This collective of composers and instrumentalists will perform on Friday at EMPAC, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. “It’s state of the moment,” said Sam Pluta, who refers to himself as a laptop soloist although he started his music career as a singer before he began composing for computer in his senior year in college. “Electronics is still in its infancy. I take the sound from a real acoustic instrument and manipulate it and make it musical. It’s almost symbiotic.”

Francois Carrier and Michel Lambert Tour Canada and Europe


From Francois Carrier:

European Spring Tour 2014
May 17 : FIMAV, Victoriaville, QC, Canada
François Carrier – Michel Lambert

May 20 : The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, UK
May 21 : Workshop, TBA, UK
François Carrier – Michel Lambert – John Edwards

May 22 : Jazz North East, Newcastle, UK
François Carrier – Michel Lambert – Steve Beresford

May 23 : The Old Fire House, Hadleigh, Essex, UK
May 25 : The Vortex, London, UK
May 26 : Workshop, TBA, UK
François Carrier – Michel Lambert – John Edwards

May 28 : DOM Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia
May 29 : ESG-21, St. Petersburg, Russia
May 30 : Improviser’s School, St. Petersburg, Russia
François Carrier – Michel Lambert – Alexey Lapin

June 1 : Alchemia Club, Krakow, Poland
June 2 : Recording Session, Krakow, Poland
François Carrier – Michel Lambert – Rafal Mazur

Free Jazz Blog Reviews


Myra Melford

Cover of Myra Melford

From Free Jazz:

Boots Brown – Dashes to Dashes (Häpna, 2014) ****
Kris Davis – Massive Threads (Thirsty Ear, 2013) ****
Myra Melford – Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12, 2013) ****
Christine Wodrascka – Linéaire (Mr Morezon, 2013) ****
Matthew Shipp – Piano Sutras (Thirsty Ear, 2013) ****½
Pat Thomas – Al-Khwarizmi Variations (Fataka, 2013) ****
Joana Sá – Elogia Da Desordem (Shhpuma, 2013) ****
Otomo Yoshihide – Piano Solo (OTOroku, 2013) ***½
Johanna Borchert – Orchestre Idéal (WhyPlayJazz, 2012) ****
Marc Hannaford – Liminal (Marchon, 2013) ***½
Paul Bley – Play Blue – Oslo Concert (ECM, 2014) ***½
Umberto Petrin – Traces And Ghosts (Leo, 2014) ***½
Gianni Lenoci – Morton Feldman – For Bunita Marcus (1985) (Amirani, 2013) ****½
John Tilbury – Cornelius Cardew – Piano Music 1959-70 (Matchless, 2013) ****½
Eva-Maria Houben – Decay (Diafani, 2013) ****
Eva​-​Maria Houben – Piano Music – By R. Andrew Lee (Irritable Hedgehog, 2013) ****
Marcin Masecki – Scarlatti (ForTune, 2013) ***½
Pi-Hsien Chen – Changes (HatHut, 2013)
Michael Vincent Waller – Five Easy Pieces (Bandcamp, 2014)
Tracy Silverman and the Calder Quartet – Between the Kiss and the Chaos (Delos, 2014) ****½
Marco Eneidi – For Our Children (Botticelli, 2014) *****
Harry Miller: Different Times, Different Places (Ogun, 2013) ****½

Coming to Seattle


From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Mark Hosler + Noel Brass, Jr.
Thu., April 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Negativland co-founder Mark Hosler ditches the band but steals their boopers for a solo set of highly idiosyncratic homemade low-fi electronic noise. Seattle’s Noel Brass, Jr. (Afrocop) dons his Soulgazer hat, playing improvisational psych-ambient soundscapes inflected with twisted bits of gospel, jazz, sci-fi and film noir.

DX ARTS & UW Composers
Sat., April 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

An evening of electronic music featuring a variety of new works for electronics, video, and interactive media. Included are new and recent works by Hector Bravo Benard, Marcin Pączkowski, Abe King, Josh Archibald-Seiffer, Jeff Bowen and Gérard Pape.

Carlson + Kurek + Suzuki
Fri., April 18, 8 PM; $5 – 15 at the door

Portland’s Matt Carlson (Golden Retriever), Warsaw-based Piotr Kurek, and Seattle’s Kaori Suzuki mine varied and virtuosic takes on electronic music; timeless yet very contemporary, often turning the idea of “electronic music” inside out, going against expected tropes. Three uncompromising, singular approaches.
Upcoming Events (subject to change)

FRI. 4/25 – Jay Hamilton & the Turtling Dithers: Love Songs & Other Fairy Tales
SAT. 4/26 – Ivan Arteaga & Kromer, music for saxophone quartet
FRI. 5/2 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA
SAT. 5/3 – Sue Ann Harkey and friends