Last week we conducted a survey on whether AMN should include original content, such as reviews, interviews, profiles, opinion pieces, and/or other content.
The results of the survey were overwhelmingly in favor of doing so.
I’m encouraged by this feedback, and would like to starting including original content on a trial basis. However, I’m still trying to get my head around exactly how to do so. I’d like to provide high-quality writing, but in a such a way that the limited time that I can dedicate to this site does not cause an unnecessary bottleneck.
Quite a few responders indicated that they would like to contribute original content. If you were one of these people, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, indicate what type of original content you’re interested in providing, and a writing sample if applicable. We can take it from there. This is a great opportunity for those of you who would like a creative outlet and an opportunity to be published on a site that is regularly read by about 1000 people who are into the avant / creative / weird music scenes.
Also, if you like doing album reviews, I get quite a few promo releases. I barely have the time to listen to these releases, much less write about them. If you’re interested in album reviews, I may be able to share these promos with you.
In any case, I’d like to thank everyone for the feedback. Much appreciation.
The latest album from Michael Formanek is reviewed.
The first of a trio of Early Music Vancouver experiments features harpsichord music by avant-garde composer György Ligeti, performed by Alexander Weimann, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. at the Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club in Vancouver.
Jazz Talmud: Music & Poetry takes place Thursday September 15, 2011 at 8:30pm, featuring Jake Marmer (voice), Greg Wall (sax), Rob Henke (trumpet), and Uri Sharlin (keys) at the Sixth Street Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, New York.
Brooklyn’s Fotofono is featuring, on Monday, September 12, 9:00 pm, the Bryan Eubanks and Jason Kahn duo and the Andrew Lafkas, Cat Lamb, Radu Malfatti and Tucker Dulin quartet.
On Saturday, September 24, 6-8pm, Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood will perform in Philadelphia . Billy will be joined by former Miles Davis-collaborator and saxophonist Bill Evans as well as the exceptional Philadelphia drummer G. Calvin Weston.
On October 3, 2011 at 8pm, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space Red Light presents music influenced by environments, from the Arctic to the urban to the volcanic. Accompanying visual projections guide the listener through this world of sound. John Luther Adams · The Light Within, Chaya Czernowin · Lovesong, Vincent Raikhel · cryovolcano, Christopher Cerrone · Wall Pieces.
From Baltimore’s Creative Differences:
September 15 @ The WindUp Space
Jen Shyu & Mark Dresser – Synastry (Pi Recording CD release concert)
plus Leo Svirsky – piano solo
October 1 @ The WindUp Space
Lafayette Gilchrist & The New Volcanoes
October 9 @ WindUp Space
2ND SUNDAY JAZZ – Gilchrist/Formanek/Kennedy w. Oliver Lake
October 23 @ 2640 Space (2640 St Paul St,Baltimore)
Susan Alcorn,Dave Ballou,John Berndt,Lafayette Gilchrist – solos and duos
November 13 @ The WindUp Space
2ND SUNDAY JAZZ – TBA
November 16 @ The WindUp Space
Marc Ribot‘s Ceramic Dog
Dec 3 & 4 @ The WindUp Space
LABYRINTHS – A celebration of piano innovators
Dave Burrell,Marilyn Crispell,Lafayette Gilchrist with Michael Formanek and Eric Kennedy