Harris Eisenstadt Interview

From Washington City Paper:

Torontoan jazz drummer Harris Eisenstadt is a prolific leader and composer—but almost everything you hear from him is in a completely different musical context from what you heard last. Or at least that’s the way it sounds at first. Whether he’s doing free jazz, chamber music, or African folk, Eisenstadt says he consistently takes the same approach. Ahead of his performance tonight at Twins with his quintet Canada Day (so named for Eisenstadt’s Canadian origins, and because the band’s first gig was July 1),

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Upcoming Cyclic Law Releases

From Cyclic Law:


KAMMARHEIT “The Starwheel” CD (12th Cycle)
Back In Stock in New, Remastered, Digipack version!

KAMMARHEIT “Asleep And Well Hidden” CD (3rd Cycle)
Back In Stock in it’s original cardborad version!


TRIANGULAR ASCENSION “Leviathan Device” CD (34th Cycle)
Triangular Ascension is the debut album by Venezuela’s Frederico Agreda and a much welcomed addition to the Cyclic Law Roster. Taking inspiration from Thomas Hobbes book “Leviathan”, the album aims to depict the inner nightmare of the reality of mankind, ever dwelling in fear and self-destruction. Upon activation of the “Device”, the water once used by the Elohim to create life, rages over the lands cleansing the planet from every living creature that crawls the soil, concluding in a post-apocalyptic requiem sung by the leviathans themselves.The music translates into a carefully crafted work full of cinematic drones of ruthless atmospheric power, destined to make Triangular Ascension a name to be reckoned with.


Pre-Order Now!

PSYCHOMANTEUM “Oneironaut” CD (33rd Cycle)
Available April 15 2011

Also Available soon:
VORTEX “Rockdrill” CD (35th Cycle)
NEW RISEN THRONE “Loneliness Of Hidden Structures” CD (38th Cycle)


KARJALAN SISSIT “s/t” CD (36th Cycle)
KARJALAN SISSIT “Miserere” CD (37th Cycle)

James Bennington in Chicago

From James Bennington:

Jimmy Bennington/ Renee’ Baker Duo
Sat April 9, 2011, 7-8pm at Floating World Gallery – BENEFIT FOR JAPAN RELIEF
1925 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 587-7800

*Jimmy Bennington/ Renee’ Baker Duo
Tue. May 10, 2011, 10pm ‘Electro Acoustic Series’ at Elastic
2830 n. milwaukee ave., 2nd fl. chicago, 60618

*Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound
Mon. May 23, 2011, 9-11pm at Morseland
1218 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Amy X. Neuburg in Milwaukee

From Present Music:

Singer, composer and electronic instrument performer, Amy X Neuburg, returns to Milwaukee for her third performance with Present Music on June 18, 2011 at Turner Hall Ballroom. Amy X Neuburg is a Present Music favorite for her ability to bridge the boundaries between classical, experimental and popular music. Her wildly entertaining ‘avant-cabaret’ songs combine her interests in language, theater, and music technology while exploring the many colors of her four-octave vocal range. Neuburg is best known for her live solo performances in which she uses a MIDI drum kit, a real-time looping machine, and an array of sounds and samples to construct complex, meticulously crafted songs and stories one layer at a time.

Present Music will perform Kamran Ince‘s new quartet, Far Variations (2010). For Ince, the “Far Variations” are about the many emotions and feelings that result from being distant from the people and place you love: nostalgia, anger, longing, passion, even obsession. Ince has been hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “that rare composer, able to sound connected with modern music and yet still seem exotic.” Ince is a force on the cutting edge of contemporary composition, bridging the East and the West.

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Rock in Opposition Festival 2011

From RIO 2011, new of this year’s concert in France:

16 of September 2011
Christian Vander solo (fr)
Aranis / Present / Univers Zero « Once upon a time in Belgium… » (be ,fr , il, usa)

17 of September 2011
Yugen (it)
Gargantua (pl)
Panzerballett (de)
Jack Dupon (fr)

18 of september2011
Vialka (fr)
Grumpf Quartet (fr)
Alamaailman Vasarat (Fin)
Arno (be)

Here comes the fourth edition of the Rock In Opposition Festival! A Festival that has now become a major reference for all the “in Opposition” music lovers.

Paying respect to our past without being “stuck” in it: that was our main concern. We always kept in mind that question: what is the meaning of being “in Opposition” today? That reflection guided us through the whole process of building up this year’s program, which was conceived as a mix of well-established RIO artists and newcomers.

First of all, we wanted to remain faithful to those artists who have inspired us so deeply during the last decades ; the world premiere of “Once Upon Time in Belgium”, bringing together onstage all the musicians from UNIVERS ZERO, PRESENT and ARANIS, will clearly indicate that orientation. We hope that this ambitious project will live on long after the Rock In Opposition Festival.

Our second goal is to invite many young and rarely-seen European bands and give them the opportunity to perform in France. From that perspective, we already know the Festival will be a big success.

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