Just recently, AMN achieved two rather arbitrary milestones: 400 followers on Twitter and 600 fans on Facebook.
I’m still amazed and pleased that so many people like weird music.
From Improvised Communications:
On Friday, October 29th, Firehouse 12‘s 2010 Fall Jazz Series will present the world premiere of a new collaboration between Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández and New Haven-born guitarist Joe Morris. These internationally renowned improvisers will perform live following a day of recording at the venue’s state-of-the-art studio. Each brings more than two decades of experience working under their own names, as well as with such legendary figures as Anthony Braxton, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Barry Guy, Evan Parker, William Parker, Matthew Shipp and David S. Ware among many others.
Mark Polscher’s Anakoluth is a new release of electroacoustic music.
ldetm has a new release out on Feedback Loop.
Fine China Superbone has a new release out that is available for free download.
Photos from Sonic Circuits have been posted.
Jason Moran has won a MacArthur Prize. Congratulations to him.
From Pittsburgh New Music Net:
First, Toronto avant-garde jazz trumpeter Lina Allemano comes to town with her quartet on Tuesday, October 12 at the Thunderbird Cafe (8 pm doors, $8 adv/$10 door) with Ben Opie opening the night. Allemano appears on over 30 recordings, including her own critically acclaimed CDs that feature her original compositions with the Lina Allemano Four: the new Jargon (2010), as well as Gridjam (2008), Pinkeye (2006), and Concentric (2003). Her recent career highlights include performing at the Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York City and a feature as one of the top innovative trumpeters in Downbeat Magazine. For more information on the artist go to her website at http://www.linaallemano.com and to purchase advance tickets go to http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/showdetails.php?eventID=173
Next, a duo of German free improvisors visits Garfield Artworks on Saturday, October 16 (8 pm, $7 at the door). The lineup includes guitarist Hans Tammen and violinist Christoph Irmer, who released a CD in 2006 called Oxide on the Portuguese label Creative Sources, with opening groups Johnsen, Wellins & Boyle and Ed Tarzia & Bob Wenzel. Hans Tammen creates music that has been described as an alien world of bizarre textures, producing rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating sounds, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible noises – through means of his “endangered guitar” and interactive software programming, by working with his “…fingers stuck in a high voltage outlet”. Signal To Noise called his works “…a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage”, All Music Guide recommended him: “…clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s.” Christoph Irmer has been a member of the London Improvisors Orchestra, Ort Ensemble Wuppertal (with the now-deceased Peter Kowald), Statements Quintet (with Dominic Duval, Jay Rosen and Ursel Schlicht), Canaries on the Pole (with Georg Wessel and Jacques Foschia), and a trio with British saxophonist John Butcher. For information on Hans Tammen go to http://www.tammen.org and for Christoph Irmer go to http://www.myspace.com/christophirmer
From Le Weekend Festival:
Le Weekend Festival
14 – 17 Oct 2010
Tolbooth Stirling Scotland
Festival Pass: £40/£30
Day Pass: £15/£10
On sale now from 01786 27 4000 | http://www.leweekendfestival.com
THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER
Critical Mass: Agustí Fernández & Mats Gustafsson
Sten Sandell’s Hammond Organ Trio
Johan Berthling & Paal Nilssen-Love
FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER
Bill Wells & Stefan Schneider
Andreas Söderström Ass
Murcof & Francesco Tristano
SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER
The Music of Alvin Lucier 1
The New String Theory: Rhodri Davies, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte
Oceans of Silver & Blood: Mark Wastell & Joachim Nordwall
Tetuzi Akiyama & Chris Forsyth
SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER
Notes From the Underground
The Music of Alvin Lucier 2
John Butcher & Gerry Hemingway