The recently-ended FIMAV gets reviewed.
In Victoriaville, Quebec, a modest-sized town deep in the provinceâ€™s French-speaking zone, the avant-gardeâ€‰â€”â€‰musicians and true believersâ€‰â€”â€‰descend in droves for five days each spring. Now in its 24th year, the festival officially known as FIMAV (Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville)â€‰â€”â€‰Victo for shortâ€‰â€”â€‰has become a rallying place for those seeking a concentrated dose of stuff to the left of even the left of the dial.
The soundON Festival of New Music takes place June 13-16 and features San Diego State experimental music professor Joe Waters. Her Noise was an exhibition of women in experimental music, and a video is available of the making of the exhibit. Another video, this one of Anthony Braxton in Istanbul, is available. The Anton Kern Gallery is featuring the art of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart). Finally, on the lighter side, a Sequenza21 blogger considers what kind of avant-garde music would best facilitate the iGasm, a new “toy” that is *ahem* driven by digital sounds.
The owner of experimental label 7 Things is interviewed.
The June issue of this web mag is out.
On Emanem: Freedom Of The City 2006 / John Russell / Terry Day / Lol Coxhill
Reissued: Noah Howard
VINYL SOLUTION: Sun Ra / Jason Ajemian / Emil Beaulieau & Jason Lescalleet
JAZZ & IMPROV: Frank Gratkowski & Misha Mengelberg / Tigersmilk / erikm (Ferrari) & Lehn / Ov
Bruce Eisenbeil / Antoine Chessex / Kahl Monticone / Memorize The Sky / Doneda, Ielasi, Zach
CONTEMPORARY: Hanna Hartman / Iannis Xenakis / Jean-FranÃ§ois Laporte / Lubomyr Melnyk / Philip Bimstein
ELECTRONICA: Ilios / KK Null / Courtis & Wehowsky / Jazkamer / Tim Catlin / Coleclough & Liles / Heemann & Martin / John Watermann / Daniel Menche