Resonant Bodies Festival in New York

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English: Karlheinz Stockhausen in March 2005. ...

Source: Roulette.

September 6-8, Resonant Bodies Festival returns to Roulette in its fourth annual incarnation as New York’s most innovative and wide-ranging presenter of contemporary vocal artists. Featuring an international roster of virtuosic singers, world premieres, and an exhilarating mix of genres, the nine vocalists performing over three days will provide an immersive musical experience unlike any other. Look forward to works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, and many more.

Tuesday, September 6 @ 7:30pm
Resonant Bodies Festival: Julia Bullock, Alice Teyssier (with The Atelier), Sofia Jernber

Wednesday, September 7 @ 7:30pm
Resonant Bodies Festival: Abigail Fischer, Peter Tantsits, Dashon Burton

Thursday, September 8 @ 7:30pm
Resonant Bodies Festival: Frauke Aulbert, Sophia Burgos, Charlotte Mundy (with TAK)

Seattle Scene: July 28 – August 6, 2016

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From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot: A Consecutive Sequence + Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand
Thu. July 28; 8 PM; $5 – $15 online/at the door

A Consecutive Sequence (Bryan Lineberry, sax & Dio Jean-Baptiste, drums) draws on influences of EDM, hardcore punk, hip-hop, and even heavy metal to craft a visceral, powerful sound. Name for the six-fingered blues guitarist, Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand (Jeffrey Taylor, guitar; John Seman, bass; Mark Ostrowski, drums) creates spontaneous compositions rooted in the language of the blues and free jazz.

Kam Morrill
Sat. July 30; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Kam Morrill’s music shows its American roots in its emphatic rhythmic drive and its melding of vernacular idioms with the contrapuntal discipline of art music,. Primarily a vocal and operatic composer, he brings his feeling for the singable line to instrumental music as well. This recital features 9 premieres of works written in Seattle over the past 2 decades for piano, cello, string quartet, piano quartet, and vocal quartet.

THU. 8/4 – Nonsequitur presents Indonesian duo Senyawa + Arrington de Dionyso

FRI. 8/5 – Un Nuit de Trios, with the Percussion Discussion (Alan Cook, Greg Campbell, Chris Icasiano) + Big Sky (Alan Cook, Tari Nelson-Zagar, Scot Ray)

SAT. 8/6 – Music in the American Wild: flutist Emlyn Johnson plays newly commissioned works inspired by our National Parks

Touching Extremes Reviews

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Source: Touching Extremes.

THEMROC 3 – Rocthem!
HIMUKALT – Conditions Of Acrimony
JOHN GRZINICH – Prevailing Wind, Tangled Under

Tzadik July Releases

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Tony Oxley

Source: Tzadik.

AutorYno : Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29

After 12 years and 28 CDs, the “Book of Angels” project is drawing towards completion! For one of the last installments, Zorn turns to AutorYno, a wild power trio of three Paris punk rockers and one of the most powerful bands in the French rock scene. Their third CD for Tzadik presents tunes from the classic “Book of Angels” in a heavy rock context. Metal, Punk, Thrash, Dub and Surf come together in this trance-inducing sledge-hammer reading of some of the strongest and strangest pieces out of the Masada repertoire. One of the last releases in the “Angels” series is also one of the most compelling!

Danny Cohen, Mike Boner, Horse Cock Kids : Self Indulgent Music

Tzadik is proud to introduce you to three exciting new artists. This special CD release is a passport to their unique worlds of sound. Danny Cohen and Mike Boner both hail from California, Horse Cock Kids are based in Cologne but they all share an intense passion for their own self-indulgent fantasies.

John Zorn : Sacred Visions

“Sacred Visions” presents two Zorn masterpieces touching upon the mediaeval world. “The Holy Visions” is a Mystery Play in eleven strophes concerning the life, work and philosophy of 12th century composer, healer and visionary mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice. Here it is coupled with Zorn’s latest string quartet “The Remedy of Fortune,” six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love, which was inspired by the work of 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and receives a precise and passionate reading by the brilliant JACK quartet. Two wondrous modern compositions drawing on mediaeval spirituality, both sacred and secular!

Tony Oxley : The Advocate

One of the most important musical partnerships in English Free Improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars) and lasted over forty years. These recordings were created in the studio in 1975 and catch them at their peak. Also included is Oxley’s touching tribute to Bailey, a dynamic new piece for electronics and percussion recorded live at the recent Bailey tribute concert at the London Barbicon, 2006. Exciting and vibrant improvisations—never before released—by two pioneers of the genre.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

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Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Mette Rasmussen/Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano – Star Spangled Voltage (Hot Cars Warp, 2016) ****
Twenty One 4tet – Live at Zaal 100 (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
Luis Lopes – Love Song (Shhpuma, 2016) ***1/2
Santos Silva/Wodrascka/Meaas Svendsen/Berre – Rasengan! (Barefoot Records, 2016) ****
Bi-Ki ? – Quelque Chose Au Milieu (Circum-Disc/Helix. 2016) ***
Jean-Luc Guionnet – Plugged Inclinations (Circum-Disc/Helix. 2016) ***
Jérémie Ternoy / Ivann Cruz / Peter Orins – Qeqertarsuatsiaat (Circum-Disc, 2016) ****½
TOC – Haircut (Circum-Disc, 2014) ****
Sakay – Antipodes (Circum-Disc, 2015) ***½*
Quartet Base – Le Diapason (Circum-Disc, 2014) ***½
Magimc – Area Sismica (Setola Di Maiale, 2015) ***1/2
Christian Weidner – Every Hour of the Light and Dark (Pirouet, 2016) ****

Musique Machine Reviews

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Source: Musique Machine.

Shurayuki-hime – Swankiss
Cory Strand – Void Immersion
Rudolf – Brainnectar
Sumbru – Turn In My Grave
Janek Schaefer – World News
Contact – Zero Moment
Anita Ker, Rod McKuen & The San Sebastia – The Sea, The Sky, The Earth


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