AMN Reviews: Jelena Glazova – The Malady of Death (2018; Pan y Rosas)

Latvia’s Jelena Glazova is a sound artist working in the musique concrete field. The Malady of Death, a two-track release, was made by processing her own voice. She views her techniques as a way of providing vocal expression without relying on actual speech. Remarkably, there is little on the album that suggests voice as the source material. Instead, Glazova manipulates her recordings to the point where they take on drone-like or percussive characteristics. Sparse waves of distortion overlap to create constructive interference in the form of beats. These oscillations combine in pairs or triads.  The elements mainly explore the lower-registers, often hovering in a frequency range that is easy to overlook. At times, these sounds resemble adverse weather patterns (e.g., thunder and lightning) or extra-planetary noises, which are in line with the overall emotional tone of the album. Toward the end of the second track, Mechanical Breathing, Glazova ramps up the intensity into roiling walls of rapidly vibrating distortion that climax with a windblown hellscape.

http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/2018/02/pan-y-rosas-release-the-malady-of-death-by-jelena-glazova/

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Eraldo Bernocchi, FM Einheit and Jo Quail Interviewed About “Rosebud”


Source: Joel Gausten.com.

As previously discussed on this site, London’s RareNoiseRecords has been responsible for releasing some of the most adventurous music of the past decade. One of the label’s most recent titles (and easily one of the most exhilarating albums of 2017), Rosebud, finds guitarist and RareNoise co-founder Eraldo Bernocchi joining forces with cellist Jo Quail and groundbreaking experimental percussionist FM Einheit.

Acquaintances since the ’80s, Bernocchi and Einheit first collaborated on music together on the Black Engine project with the Italian group Zu. Quail first came to the guitarist’s attention when he saw her perform on stage with Sol Invictus at a festival. In November 2016, the three artists gathered in London to create the six-song Rosebud.

Chicago Scene: February 17-24, 2018

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, February 17th 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Seth Boustead’s Cosmic Milk

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl
Marcus Schmickler, Thomas Lehn

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18-$15)
Atomic : Fredrik Ljungkvist, Magnus Broo, Håvard Wiik, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Hans Hulbækmo

Sunday, February 18th 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
William Jason Raynovich

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Casper Townkeepers, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Paul Giallorenzo

Monday, February 19th 2018

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free with museum admission) (wheelchair-accessible)
2018 Frequency Festival
Martin Arnold with Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Joe Suihkonen, Jakob Heinemann, Julian Kirshner
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, $35 festival pass)
2018 Frequency Festival
Hamid Drake Solo
beyond this point — music by Juri Seo, Alexandre Lunsqui, Seung-Won Oh

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

6:00PM in Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($10-$5)
2018 Frequency Festival
Quatuor Bozzini — music by Martin Arnold, Cassandra Miller, Linda Catlin Smith

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Robert Muczynski and Calumet Chamber Musicians

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Hearts & Minds : Jason Stein, Paul Giallorenzo, Chad Taylor

Friday, February 23rd 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Marie Alatalo
Garrett Mendelow

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, $35 festival pass)
2018 Frequency Festival
Wet Ink Ensemble : Erin Lesser, Alex Mincek, Ian Antonio, Eric Wubbels, Josh Modney, Kate Soper, Sam Pluta — music by Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta

Saturday, February 24th 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Amos Gillespie Quartet with Gaudete Brass Quintet

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
2018 Frequency Festival
International Contemporary Ensemble — music by Sabrina Schroeder, Zosha Di Castri, Ann Cleare

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword.

Simon Rummel Ensemble
Im Meer

Angles 9
Disappeared Behind the Sun

Pan-Scan Ensemble
Air and Light and Time and Space

Gordon Grdina Quartet
Inroads

Bobby Zankel & the Wonderful Sound 6
Celebrating William Parker@65

Atlantique Jazz Festival 14
Brest, France October 10 to October 14, 2017

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton! Matthew Shipp Zer0: Solo! John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble! Andrew Drury;s Content Provider: Brandon Seabrook / Ingrid Laubrock / Briggan Krauss! Sarah Buechi Ensemble! Three from Deric Dickens! Havard Volden / Carlo Costa!

Five Minute Tape Series: Michael Foster / Jaimie Branch / Gen Ken Montgomery..! Three from Sunnyside: Wayhe Escoffery! John Raymond & Clovis Nicolas! Archival Discs from Paul Butterfield BB Better Days & Bonnie Raitt! Stephen Stills & Manassas!

Three Ornette Coleman Rarities! David Eyges/Byard Lancaster/Sunny Murray! Masahiko Toagashi/Don Cherry/Charlie Haden! Restocks from Emanem & PSI! Four books restocked from William Parker! Plus Loads of Vinyl from Joe McPhee! Andre Vida! David Toop & Paul Burwell and even More..!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, February 18th:
6pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN / DANIEL CARTER / MALICK KOLY – Alto Sax/Winds & Brass/Drums
7pm: RAS MOSHE and BOBBY KAPP – Tenor Sax & Flute and Drums – A Rare appearance of Legendary ESP Free Jazz Drummer – Don’t Miss This one!

Sunday, February 25th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS – Tenor Sax and JOHN ESCREET – Drum Machine and Prophet Synth
7pm: MATT MOTTEL and MARTIN ESCALANTE – Talibam Keyboard Wiz & Mexican Multi-Phonic Saxist

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN – Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: MIJ YELNED – Solo Bass Flute!

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI & AYAKO KANDA – ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON – Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY – Clarinet and Drums!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

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SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!

GARY LUCAS’ The Edge of Heaven Live!

Fri, February 16, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
At the Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

A new concert version of guitarist GARY LUCAS’
celebrated salute to 30’s Chinese Pop, featuring:

FEIFEI YANG—vocals and Erhu
JASON CANDLER — Alto Saxophone, Clarinet and Percussion
GARY LUCAS – Guitars

Upcoming Events at the Vortex Jazz Club

The Dalston Culture House now houses the Vorte...

Source: Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 18 FEBRUARY 2018
MOPOMOSO ‘THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS’
CRUSH!!! CRUSH!!! are Sonic Pleasure, Mark Browne and Ian Smith. The group utilises a vast array of found and home-made sound making devices combined with more traditional instruments. Sonic Pleasure…
Time: 2 – 5.30PM

WED 21 FEBRUARY 2018
DOWNSTAIRS
MARK HOLUB / GRAHAM DUNNING / COLIN WEBSTER / IRENE KEPL
An evening of 3 established international improv duos showcasing some of the best the UK and Austria has to offer featuring Graham Dunning and Colin Webster, Mark Holub and Irene…
Time: 7 – 9PM

SUN 25 FEBRUARY 2018
EVAN PARKER INVITES JACOB ANDERSKOV’S ‘KINETICS’
We welcome return of these great musicians from Denmark. Evan Parker, sax Jacob Anderskov, piano Adam Pultz Melbye, bass Anders Vestergaard, drums
Time: 7.30 – 10.30PM

WED 28 FEBRUARY 2018
THE KANDINSKY EFFECT
Time: 8 – 11PM

THU 01 MARCH 2018
PAUL DUNMALL WITH STEVE SWELL, LIAM NOBLE, JOHN EDWARDS AND MARK SANDERS
The great American trombonist Steve Swell will join probably the finest improvising/jazz based quartet in the UK at present with Paul Dunmall, Liam Noble, John Edwards, Mark Sanders. Each musician…
Time: 8 – 11PM

FRI 02 MARCH 2018
A DUET WITH DAVE HOLLAND & EVAN PARKER: FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB
A fantastic opportunity to see two huge talents Dave Holland & Evan Parker close up in the intimate setting of the Vortex Jazz Club. Holland and Parker have been friends since first meeting in London in the 1960s.
Time: 7.30 – 11.20PM