Monsieur Délire Reviews

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From Monsieur Délire:

MURAL / Live at the Rothko Chapel (ind.)
MARK LOTZ & ISLAK KÖPEK / Istanbul Improv Sessions May 4th (Evil Rabbit – merci à/thanks to Toondist)
BENJAMIN BROENING & DUO RUNEDAKO / Recombinant Nocturnes (Innova)
IG HENNEMAN SEXTET / Cut a Caper (Stichting Wig – merci à/thanks to Toondist)
DAUNIK LAZRO / Some Other Zongs (Ayler Records)
SEIJIRO MURAYAMA & STÉPHANE RIVES / Axiom for the Duration (Potlatch)
JAN KLARE, JEFF PLATZ, MEINRAD KNEER & BILL ELGART / Modern Primitive (Evil Rabbit – merci à/thanks to Toondist)
TIM BRADY / 24 Frames: Scatter (Ambiances Magnétiques)
MARC DUCRET / Tower, Vol. 2 (Ayler Records)
BENJAMIN DUBOC / Primare Cantus (Ayler Records)
JON DE ROSA / Anchored EP (Silber Records)
TOM WAITS / Rain Dogs (Island)
BARZIN / Notes to an Absent Lover (Monotreme Records)
MUSICA LONTANA / Musica Lontana (Leo Records)
RED TRIO + JOHN BUTCHER / Empire (No Business Records)

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Weasel Walter Interview

Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers)

From Perfect Sound Forever:

Weasel Walter is a drummer/percussionist/multi-instrumentalist and composer who founded the punk jazz group The Flying Luttenbachers in 1991 with saxophonist Chad Organ and late free jazz saxophonist and trumpeter Hal Russell (aka Harold Luttenbacher). In the following interview, which took place May 2, 2011, Walter talks about his long playing history as the leader of The Flying Luttenbachers and other groups including projects with veteran creative jazz drummer Marc Edwards, as well as running his own alternative music label ugEXPLODE.

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DMG Newsletter September 30th, 2011

Tim Hodgkinson

From DMG:

Agusti Fernandez! Mats/Morgan Band: Live! Joel Futterman! Rudresh Mahanthappa/David Gilmore! Ernst Reijseger 2nd Herzog soundtrack! The Magic Band – post Beefheart! Shayna Dulberger!

Yasunao Tone LP! Ilhan Ersahin/Erik Truffaz! Dead Cat Bounce! Sam Yahel/Matt Penman/Jochen Reuckert! Anders Nilsson! Deupree/Fischer!

Unreleased Archival Recordings from: Sandy Denny, and Guru Guru! Laibach Early Years LP Box! Johnny Lytle!


Tim Hodgkinson Here at DMG!?! That’s right you read it right!

This Sunday, October 2nd we have an amazing double-header here at DMG for free featuring two fabulous duos!
The 6pm set will feature Max Johnson on acoustic bass and Kirk Knuffke on cornet!
The second set at 7pm will feature Dorothea Schurch on musical sax & voice and noneotherthan Tim Hodgkinson (from Henry Cow & Konk Pack) on clarinet! Not to be missed!

Mr. Hodgkinson will also be playing at The Stone tonight (Friday Sept 30th) at the 10pm set as part of Mode Record’s ‘Idea Music 2’, doing the graphic scores of Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and Sylvano Bussotti!

The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

THIS SUNDAY, October 2nd Double-Header – Two Extraordinary Duos!
6pm: MAX JOHNSON & KIRK KNUFFKE – New Acoustic Bass & Cornet Duo!
7pm: DOROTHEA SCHURCH & TIM HODGKINSON! Experimental Vocalist & Saw Player from Switzerland Joins Henry Cow Clarinet Hero! This set is sponsored by Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung

Sunday, October 9th Double-Header:
6pm: YUKARI – Solo Flutist Extraordinaire Returns!
7pm: LAGHIMA: Gian Luigi Diana: live electronics/laptop & Frederika Krier: violin!

Sunday, October 16th at 6pm: UK’s finest featuring:
ALEX WARD – Clarinet & DOMINIC LASH – Contrabass!

Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS / DAN FABRICATORE / FEDERICO UGHI! Amazing New Tenor & Soprano Sax/Contrabass/Drums Trio!

Sunday, October 30th Double-Header – Two Great Duos!
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTADT & BRIAN SETTLES – Great Drums & Tenor Sax Duo!
7pm: PascAli – A Prepared Bass Duo featuring: SEAN ALI on Double Bass & PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER – Double Bass!

Sunday, November 6th Double-Header (note early start time)
5pm: FABIEN SEVILLA – Solo Acoustic Bass!
6pm: DEVIN GRAY Duo!

Sunday, November 20th: Two CD’s Release Celebration Featuring:
6pm: KEN ALDCROFT – Solo Guitar Compositions & Duo with WILLIAM PARKER!

Sunday, December 4th at 6pm:
TOM BLANCARTE / LOUISE D. E. JENSEN / DAMON HOLZBORN ! New Contrabass / Saxophone / Electronics Trio!



Wednesday October 5th – Saturday October 8th, 2011

All events will take place at:

509 Atlantic Ave (corner of 3rd Ave) Brooklyn NY 11217

Easy to get to. Virtually all city subway trains – 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R – and the LIRR! – will take you to the ‘Atlantic Ave/Pacific St.’ stop transportation hub – ONLY 2 blocks from the Roulette auditorium!

WEDNESDAY October 5th, 2011
Pine Top Arial Music: Anthony Braxton (reeds), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Matt Bauder (reeds), Anne Rhodes (voice), Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar (movement)
Composition 30: Cory Smythe (piano)
Falling River Music: Anthony Braxton (reeds), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Shelley Burgon (harp), Renee Baker (violin/viola)

THURSDAY October 6th, 2011
Diamond Curtain Wall Trio: Anthony Braxton (reeds, electronics), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Tri-Centric Orchestra: Jason Hwang, Sarah Bernstein (violins), Renee Baker (viola), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Nate Wooley, Chris DiMeglio (trumpets), Mark Taylor (French horn), Dan Blacksburg, Chris McIntyre (trombones), Anthony Braxton, Daniel Blake, Dan Voss, Matt Bauder, Salim Washington, Josh Sinton (reeds), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (percussion), Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica Pavone, Aaron Siegel (conductors)

FRIDAY Oct 7th, 2011
Syntactical Ghost Trance Music Choir: Anne Rhodes, Kyoko Kitamura, Amy Crawford, Jean Carla Rodea, Fay Victor, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Saunders, Nick Hallett, Vince Vincent, Wesley Chinn, Chris DiMeglio, Michael Douglas Jones, Adam Matlock (voices)
12+3tet Echo Echo Mirror House: Anthony Braxton, Andrew Raffo Dewar, James Fei, Steve Lehman, Chris Jonas, Sara Schoenbeck (reeds), Taylor Ho Bynum, Reut Regev, Jay Rozen (brass), Renee Baker, Erica Dicker, Jessica Pavone (strings), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Carl Testa (bass), Aaron Siegel (percussion)

SATURDAY October 8th, 2011
Trillium J (Acts I and III): Amy Crawford, Anne Rhodes, Kyoko Kitamura, Fay Victor, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Saunders, Nick Hallett, Vince Vincent, Wesley Chinn, Chris DiMeglio, Michael Douglas Jones, Jeremiah Lockwood (voices), Erica Dicker, Jason Hwang, Sarah Bernstein, Olivia DePrato, Renee Baker, Scott Tixier (violins), Jessica Pavone, Amy Cimini, Lilian Belknap (violas), Tomas Ulrich, Nathan Bontrager, Daniel Levin (cellos), Ken Filiano, Carl Testa (bass), Cory Smythe (piano), Chris Dingman (percussion), Michel Gentile, Yukari (flutes), Christa Robinson (oboe), Katie Scheele (English horn), Sara Schoenbeck, Brad Balliett (bassoons), Mike McGinnis, Oscar Noriega, Jason Mears, Josh Sinton (clarinets), Nate Wooley, Gareth Flowers (trumpets) Mark Taylor (French horn), Reut Regev, Sam Kulick (trombones), Jay Rozen (tuba), Anthony Braxton (conductor)

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AMN Reviews: Quartet Solo Series Volumes 1 & 2 (sm0001 & sm0002)

A performance for solo instrument, at its best, can be like a compelling soliloquy offered by a well-developed character in a play: Nuanced, exposed, and drawn from those ordinarily obscured corners of personality that are completely revealing of character. In the case of solo experimental music, the character revealed is often that of the material substrate of music proper, whether of the instrument or object producing sound or of sound itself. With its Quartet Solo Series, the experimental music label Striking Mechanism provides an audio space for adventurous soloists to explore this material substrate.

The two CDs under review are the first two in the series. Each CD is issued in a limited edition of 500 and contains four solo performances by classically trained composer/performers. Rather than executing conventional compositions in a conventional manner, they improvise in ways that show a commitment to a broad conception of sonic possibility.

The first volume in the series contains two electronic soundscapes bookended by exploratory improvisations on acoustic instruments. Leading off is Marina Peterson’s five-part investigation of the sonic properties of the prepared cello. Peterson approaches the instrument with pressured bowing, rubbing and percussive strikes; the sounds she creates range from muted rasps to bell-like tones and quasi-whispers. Phillip Schulze presents “Cause Unfold Proceed II,” a work for electronics governed by parameters drawn from the environment, hardware and software, and feedback. Jonathan Chen, Striking Mechanism’s founder and a violinist and violist as well as a composer, provides a track of feedback produced by three independent, interactive systems run through a toy drum kit. The final solo is Andrew Raffo Dewar’s two-part “Diptych” for soprano saxophone, recorded live in the resonant Wesleyan Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University. Dewar’s performance features rapid runs, multiphonics, trills and bent notes punctuated by discreet silences.

The second volume, like the first, contains experiments encompassing acoustic instruments and electronics, both alone and in combination. Jessica Pavone’s aptly titled “This Is My Violin” investigates the sonic properties of virtually all parts of the instrument. Pavone integrates percussive strikes on various parts of the violin with more conventionally played repeated motifs and variations, all gently modified with echo effects. In his five concise improvisations for unaccompanied double bass, Carl Testa employs bowing attacks and articulations that emphasize complex overtones. Each improvisation is titled with a graphic symbol suggestive of the sound—a provocative case of music being perhaps more directly described by an illustration rather than in words. Katherine Young’s “Storm” for bassoon and tape takes the shape of overlayered clouds of tones, often creating the effect of a variable drone and ending with a brief, repeated phrase in a minor mode. The CD ends with Jonathan Zorn’s undulating, atmospheric “Dia no vive aqui” for electronics.

Since the pioneering composers of the last century began insisting on placing music in the larger context of sound, the mutual influence and interaction of sound as material and music as form has provided a fruitful field of investigation for experimental musicians and composers alike. These two discs present eight thoughtful ways of working in that field.

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Editions Mego New Releases

Composer Yasunao Tone
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Out now on Editions Mego:

1-4+5 – DOME – DOME12345 5LP BOX
Periodic orbits of a dynamic system related to a – Mark Fell – eMEGO 133 LP
(Fake) The Facts – dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert – DeMEGO 023 LP
Kanal GENDYN – Russell Haswell & Florian Hecker – eMEGO 129 LP+DVD
ACID nO!se Synthesis – Russell Haswell – eMEGO 134 CD
MP3 Deviation #8 – Yasunao Tone – eMEGO 126 LP
MP3 Deviations #6+7 – Yasunao Tone – eMEGO 125 CD
26000 – Angel – eMEGO 127 CD
Get Lost – Mark McGuire – eMEGO 123 CD
How The Thing Sings – Bill Orcutt – eMEGO 128 CD

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Upcoming Taylor Ho Bynum Shows

From Taylor Ho Bynum:

10/01/11 Bernsen/Maar/Bynum/Gomez-Delgado 7:15pm NOT Festival Brooklyn, NY USA
10/05/11 Anthony Braxton: Tri-Centric Festival 8:00pm Roulette Brooklyn, NY USA
10/06/11 Anthony Braxton: Tri-Centric Festival 8:00pm Roulette Brooklyn, NY USA
10/07/11 Anthony Braxton: Tri-Centric Festival 8:00pm Roulette Brooklyn, NY USA
10/08/11 Anthony Braxton: Tri-Centric Festival 8:00pm Roulette Brooklyn, NY USA
10/14/11 Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge 8:00pm Scena na Pietrze Poznan Poland
10/15/11 Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge 8:00pm Jazzclub Hipnoza Katowice Poland
10/16/11 Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge 8:00pm Alchemia Krakow Poland
10/20/11 THB talk/performance 4:00pm University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
10/20/11 The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference Cabaret 8:00pm Granville Island Vancouver, BC Canada
10/28/11 The Thirteenth Assembly 8:00pm Jazz Club Singen Singen Germany
10/29/11 The Thirteenth Assembly 8:00pm Centro d’Arte Padua Italy
10/30/11 The Thirteenth Assembly 8:00pm Vortex Jazz Club London UK
10/31/11 The Thirteenth Assembly 8:00pm Axesjazzpower Eindhoven Netherlands
11/01/11 Bynum/Fujiwara/Moore/de Joode 8:00pm Zaal 100 Amsterdam Netherlands
11/03/11 Bynum/Sheridan/Gramss/Hübsch 8:00pm Atelier Dürrenfeld Köln Germany
11/07/11 The Convergence Quartet 8:00pm Dartington Hall Dartington UK
11/09/11 The Convergence Quartet 8:00pm Churchill College Recital Room Cambridge UK
11/10/11 The Convergence Quartet 8:00pm Literary and Philosophical Society Newcastle UK
11/11/11 The Convergence Quartet 8:00pm Leeds University Leeds UK
11/12/11 The Convergence Quartet 8:00pm Rising Sun Arts Centre Reading UK
11/13/11 The Convergence Quartet 8:00pm Vortex Jazz Club London UK
11/17/11 Positive Catastrophe 10:00pm The Stone New York, NY USA
11/19/11 Positive Catastrophe 8:00pm The Big Room New Haven, CT USA
11/20/11 Positive Catastrophe 9:15pm An Die Musik Baltimore, MD USA
12/01/11 Anthony Braxton’s Pine Top Aerial Music 8:00pm Crowell Concert Hall Middletown, CT USA
12/17/11 Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet 9:00pm The Jazz Gallery New York City, NY USA

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