Isomer and Moore / Brown / Gorfinkel in Melbourne

From Experimental Melbourne:

Sabbatical Presents 25.06.09: Isomer (SA)

Thursday 25 June at Pony (68 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 03 9662 1026) Sabbatical presents a rare live performance by South Australian resident Dave Tonkin’s long running Isomer dark ambient project. Within a discography spanning a decade, Isomer material has surfaced on iconic industrial imprints such as Tesco Organisation and Cold Meat Industry, as well as local labels such as Cipher Productions, Shame File and Smell the Stench. Also performing on this occasion are Poletopra (the violent electronics duo of composer Anthony Pateras and multidisciplinary artist Marco Fusinato), Absoluten Calfeutrail (Mark Groves’ harsh noise / scum electronics outlet) and the formidable analogue noise nightmare of power electronics duo Ebola Disco. Action starts at 9pm, and six AUD gets you upstairs for the party.

Thurs 4th June at Monkey Bar, 7.30pm

Darren Moore (singapore) – percussion
Dave Brown – guitar
Dale Gorfinkel – percussion/modified trumpet

@ Monkey Bar
181 St Georges Road Fitzroy North (it’s just north of Edinburgh Gardens)

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Bang on a Can Marathon Continues to Run


This year’s marathon offered works by 28 composers on Sunday, from noon to just past midnight, at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. Like the last several, it was presented as a free concert, part of the River to River Festival. Early in the day listeners came and went, but by 5 p.m. the center’s atrium (which holds 2,000) was packed, and it remained so to the end.

If the marathon is a barometer of anything, it may be that Denmark is the new England, a place where composers are experimenting, and ensembles are eager to help out. The Athelas Sinfonietta, a flexible chamber orchestra, and Ars Nova Copenhagen, a choir, have both lately built relationships with the Bang on a Can founders.

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Giuseppe Ielasi – Alx
Alx sound is about the sleek and rhythmic cutting of instrumental textures and field record elements to make sophisticated, atmospheric and often tuneful electro acoustic IDM. Often Alx feels like a more worldly wise, sleek and grown up version of Aphex Twins early string and instrumental cut-up tracks, but with out the drill ‘n’ bass elements.

Column One – Dream Time
Dream Time sees German experimental collective Column One create another very thematically based album that picks distinct musical genre traits to paint and put across its theme. With the albums theme is sex and how it’s used to often sell and promote anything and everything in often very dodgy and sleazy manner.

Current 93 – Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain
After David Tibet’s many flirtations with doom metal and 70’s tinged rock guitar over the last few years Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain sees this element well and truly set into the Current 93 sound- to make a very different and distinct record that sounds quite unlike anything the project has produced so far.

Charlie Louvin – Less & less & I don’t Love You anymore/ Lonesome i
This rather pleasing and mellow reissue of 60’s country pop/easy listening brings together the first two solo albums by country/ Bluegrass legend Charlie Louvin;Less & Less & I don’t Love you any more from 1964 & Lonesome is me from 1966.

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Taylor Ho Bynum on Tour in Europe

Image of Taylor Ho Bynum from Facebook
Image of Taylor Ho Bynum

From THB:

Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet on tour

THB – cornet, compositions; Matt Bauder – tenor sax, clarinet; Mary Halvorson & Evan O’Reilly – guitars; Nate McBride – acoustic & electric bass; Tomas Fujiwara – drums

June 5, 9:30pm, Taktlos Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
June 6, 8pm, Kerava Festival, Finland
June 8, 8:30pm, Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany

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DC’s Nordic Jazz 09 Lineup Announced

From Black Plastic Bag:

Sunday, June 14 at 6 pm
Concert at the Embassy of Finland
Karikko (Finland)
Bjørn Solli Quartet (Norway)

Tuesday, June 16 at 6.30 pm
Concert on House of Sweden rooftop
Jonas Kullhammar Quartet (Sweden)
Karikko (Finland)
Søren Kjærgaard Trio (Denmark)

Wednesday, June 17 at 6.30 pm
Concert on House of Sweden Rooftop
The Sunna Gunnlaugs Quartet (Iceland)
Nils Petter Molvær & Arve Henriksen (Norway)
Jonas Kullhammar Quartet (Sweden)

Where: Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 (June 14) and Embassy of Sweden, House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 (June 16 and 17)

When: June 14 at 6 pm, June 16 at 6.30 pm and June 17 at 6.30 pm
Tickets: Presale tickets only from ticketweb or 866 666 8932.
$25 per night; $50 for all three nights. (No ticket sales at the door.)

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Open Ears Music Audio Archive – Jimbo Walsh Quartet

Another free concert recording from Open Ears Music:

This is the audio archive from 19 May 09. The files are 128k VBR mp3s.


Jimbo Walsh keys, Tim McFatter sax, Josh Gouzy bass, Dave Cappello drums, & Janna Saslaw flute

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