Faun Fables Mix Up Folk With an Avant-Garde Sensibility

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From Metro Pulse:

If you’re Dawn McCarthy, of Faun Fables, you’d think you wouldn’t have to deal with life’s mundane details. She seems to live in a slightly different world from the rest of us. “Ethereal” and “hypnotic” are words often applied to her music, and her persona. True to the name Faun, bestowed on her when she was a little girl in Spokane, Wash., she sings about the moon, sunsets, being lost. Listening to her music, you might guess she’s a pure bohemian spirit who, assuming she’s real at all, might need to be reminded of the necessity of lunch.

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Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

LIVIER CAPPAROS & LIONEL MARCHETTI – Equus
GEORGE BURT / RAYMOND MACDONALD – Constant Weave
UNA MACGLONE / NICK FELLS / NEIL DAVIDSON – Próximo
SUM OF R – Sum Of R
UWE OBERG / CHRISTOF THEWES / MICHAEL GRIENER – Lacy Pool
NANA APRIL JUN – The Ontology Of Noise
IDO GOVRIN – Moraine
VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON – Draumalandi?

Free CMU Contemporary Ensemble Concert

Gavin Bryars
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From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Come out to CMU’s Kresge Theatre this Saturday at 5pm for the Contemporary Ensemble’s fall 2010 debut, featuring a lively program and a variety of guest student conductors, in addition to music director Ronald Zollman.

Roberto Sancasto Calvo – E-Octet
Gavin Bryars – Creamer Etudes
Keun Oh, conductor
Benoit Mernier – Les Niais de Solophe
Maestro Ronald Zollman, conductor
Sofia Gubaidulina – Concordanza for Chamber Ensemble
Jan Pellant, conductor
Hans Werner Henze – Quattro Fantasie
Daniel Nesta Curtis, conductor

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Firehouse 12 To Present Ches Smith & These Arches November 19th

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From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, November 19th, prolific drummer/composer Ches Smith will make his Firehouse 12 debut when he and his working quartet, These Arches, come to New Haven to celebrate their November release, Finally Out of My Hands (Skirl Records). The band’s all-star line-up features New York creative music scene veterans Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone), Mary Halvorson (guitar) and Andrea Parkins (accordion). Smith, who will also perform at Firehouse 12 with Tim Berne’s Los Totopos the following Friday, founded These Arches while contemplating the traditional function of arches in bridge design, in which the weight is equally supported by the horizontal tension at the arches’ meeting points.

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