Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Various Artists – Hear Japanese, See Japanese, Say Japanese
Max Richter – Infra
K11 – Waiting For The Darkness
Meerkat(Various Artists) – Kapnos
Yrsel – Requiem for the Three Kharites
Ataraxy – Barriers
Smrznik / Dead Body Collection – Remains
Static Mantra – Om Shri Mahakala Hung Phet
Bachir Gemayel / Terminal Erection – Odium
Various Artists – Stasis:001
Churner – Static Beauty
Reaching / Wolverine Carcass – Collaboration
Stress – Nervous Breakdown
Flesh Coffin – Crawling in Chaos
Redglaer – Petals & Scars
Sil Muir – Self Titled
Noma – Lenticular Thoughts
Horseback – The Invisible Mountain
Annna/Rez Epo – Gozlor Gozlor
Some artists have the strangest but most wonderful talent for coming up with nonsensical yet highly intriguing titles. Masami Akita is probably the uncrowned king of this;
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Here Be Dragons
Cementimental – Molecramp
Regular Rules – Jeez Clusters Joys

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Robert Henke at REDCAT

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Robert Henke will appear at LA’s REDCAT on October 3.

Sun Oct 3 | 7:00 pm
REDCAT | Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 W. Second Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
Tickets: $25 [Students $20]
213 237-2800 or

(Los Angeles, CA) In a special Monolake Live appearance at REDCAT, composer and sound shaper Robert Henke expands upon his legendary club-oriented shows to focus on the spaces between the rhythmic elements of his intensely percussive trademark sound. Subtle sonic details are brought to the forefront, and REDCAT’s immersive surround-sound technology allows Henke to highlight the spatialization of this live performance, and manipulate the timbre precisely and/or radically. This one-night-only aural event will be held at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

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Karlheinz Essl.
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Toronto’s New Adventures in Sound Art has a number of events this month focused on the art of sound.

The Respect Sextet plays the music of Misha Mengelberg on October 7 at Joe’s Pub in NY.

James Beaudreau interviews Scott Hull on the Production of La Monte Young’s The Well Tuned Piano.

Karlheinz Essl & Agnes Heginger have a new album out.

Swaying Smoke’s From Ruin to Bliss is an ambient/drone album available for free download.

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Out on Sedimental Records

From Sedimental Records:

RICCARDO DILLON WANKE-to r.s.(sedcd057)
-RDW’s follow up to his lauded Caves release for Sedimental in 2008 continues his highly refined and subtle use of acoustic and electronic sound sources. A master of minimalistic warmth. Limited to 500 copies and in the classic Sedimental plastic free sleeve.

CORRIDORS-corridors (sedcd058)
-The first full length cd from Byron Westbrook’s Corridors project. Meticulously and seamlessly mixed live guitar drones specifically assembled for this release. Limited to 500 copies and housed in a custom oversized sleeve.

Richard Pinhas on Tour

From Cuneiform Records:

September 24 – WASHINGTON, DC
Richard Pinhas + Merzbow
@ Sonic Circuits Festival
La Maison Francais
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007-2170, USA

September 29 – BALTIMORE, MD
Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes
@ Ram’s Head Live
20 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
(w. Dan Deacon, Get Em Mammis, DJ Dog Dick + Sewn Leather)

September 30 – BROOKLYN, NY
Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes
@ The Secret Project Robot Art Experiment
210 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211 USA
(917) 860.8282

Richard Pinhas
@ The Temple
670 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 USA
(with: Jason Lescalleet, Schurt Kwitters, Vile Bodies)

October 2 – NEW YORK, NY
Richard Pinhas
(TBD – with the Sonic Circuit all-stars)

Richard Pinhas will give a lecture about music. Organized by “Jan Eyck Academy”.
Maastricht (Holland), NL

Richard Pinhas
Marseille (France)

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Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival

The Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival will take place at the University of Richmond.

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 10:30 am
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Third Practice celebrates its tenth year of bringing new electroacoustic music and experimental video to Richmond audiences. Third Practice is dedicated to commissioning and presenting cutting-edge work for computers, acoustic instruments, video projection, and surround sound. This year’s festival will feature concerts by ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird as well as works commissioned by the festival over the past ten years. Third Practice will also present works for solo instruments and computer, video, sound art, and other works by composers from around the United States, Asia, and Europe.

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