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A new book compiling articles on 60’s and 70’s avant garde classical is reviewed.

There is some controversy over the cover art of Steve Reich‘s latest release.

The Baltimore Electronic Music Summerfest takes place next weekend.

The latest From Rich Pellgrin is reviewed.

The Mark Segger Sextet has a new jazz improv album out.

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Upcoming Creative Differences Shows in Baltimore

From Creative Differences:

Sept 7 @ 8.30pm
Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans / Weasel Walter
This trio forges a frenetic, yet painterly style of modern improvisational music, imbued with the intense speed and density. The music is brisk, strange and articulate, presenting a dry and bizarre sense of humor and play. The goal of the group is to create a new kind of music, beyond idiom, with maximum intellect, reaction and musicality. Taken together, these three musicians represent the best of a coming generation of talent, all established leaders in their own right.

Sept 15 @ 8pm
Jen Shyu + Mark Dresser – Synastry – CD Release concert
plus Leo Svirsky – piano solo
Synastry is a partnership between the ground breaking vocalist Jen Shyu and master bassist Mark Dresser that demonstrates new possibilities for vocal and bass improvisation. They reveal a remarkable chemistry together, evoking a range of emotions from plaintively wistful to emotionally intense, with lyrical imagery that is fantastically surreal.

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New From Essence Music

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Out on Essence Music:

Aidan Baker – Noise Of Silence
Stunningly elaborated, totally handcrafted boxset housing long accordion fold out inserts with attached cards, the standard edition and a bonus CDR containing unheard tracks and versions from the early 90’s Baker period.

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – Live In Occident
Reissue of the first live album featuring the classic freak out AMT line-up. Rescued from the original masters to be fully experienced and appreciated the way it was originally meant to be. Deluxe custom mini-LP gatefold packaging

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Monsieur Délire Reviews

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From Monsieur Délire:

CHARLOTTE HUG / Slipway to Galaxies (Emanem)
TREVOR WATTS & VERYAN WESTON / 5 More Dialogues (Emanem)
EVGENY MASLOBOEV & ANASTASIA MASLOBOEVA / Russian Folksongs in the Key of Winter (Leo Records)
DAVID BEDFORD / The Odyssee Live (Gonzo Multimedia)
PHILIP SCHROEDER / Passage Through a Dream (Innova)
TRABAND / Neslýchané! (Indies Scope)
SØLYST / Sølyst (Bureau B – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
GERT-JAN PRINS / Cavity (Cavity)
THE VACUUM BOYS / Space Breakdance Challenge (Takashi Mobile)
WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS / Sole Kitchen (ind. merci à/thanks to In Music We Trust)
SHARCÜT / EP (ind.)
NICOLAS BERNIER / usure.paysage (Hrönir – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
GERT-JAN PRINS / Risk (editions Mego)
GERT-JAN PRINS / Break Before Make (editions Mego)
R/S / USA (Pan – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
KONABOJ / Zdálo sa n?, zdálo… (Indies Scope)
KLAUS SCHULZE / La Vie électronique 10 (MIG)
HUMAN INSTINCT / Stoned Guitar (Sunbeam Records – merci à/thanks to: Forced Exposure)
HUMAN INSTINCT / Pins in It (Sunbeam Records – merci à/thanks to: Forced Exposure)

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Edgefest 2011 Announced

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From the Kerrytown Concert House:

Kerrytown Concert House is proud to announce the 15th annual Edgefest from Wednesday, October 19 to Saturday, October 22, 2011. This year’s theme, which focuses on blending classical and jazz genres, presents some of the most celebrated and creative multi-instrumentalists on the scene today. In the tradition of Edgefest, the lineup also includes performers and ensembles that live in Southeast Michigan. As in past years, Edgefest reaches out beyond the concert hall with Fringe at the Edge performances, public discussions, workshops and school residencies. All Edgefest and Fringe at the Edge events to be announced.

Lineup includes:
Lucien Ban Enescu Project
Vinny Golia
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman
Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo
Joel Harrison Septet: Singularity
Ned Rothenberg Clarinet Quintet #1
Mivos Quartet
Steve Rush
Andrew Bishop

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