AMN Podcast: Sao Paulo Underground, Rob Mazurek – Tres Cabecas Loucuras

Três Cabeças LoucurasSão Paulo Underground, Rob Mazurek
“Jagoda’s Dream” (mp3)
from “Três Cabeças Loucuras”
(Cuneiform Records)
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Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

COTI – Onda
SLUMGUM – Quardboard Flavored Fiber
MARTINE ALTENBURGER / FRÉDÉRIC BLONDY / BERTRAND GAUGUET – Vers L’île Paresseuse
CAROLYN HUME / KATJA CRUZ – Light And Shade
PETER WRIGHT – Let’s Hide Under The House Until They’ve Gone
HUBERT BERGMANN – Reminiszenzen
DONATO WHARTON – A White Rainbow Spanning The Dark
FABIO SELVAFIORITA / VALERIO TRICOLI – Death By Water

Los Angeles Scene

Philip Glass
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From SASSAS:

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home St., LA
SASSAS and Human Resources LA present: AD HOC #3: Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings, and Casey Anderson
Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings have performed together as a duo since meeting within Boston’s “lowercase” improvising community in 2005. Their music explores an unpredictable relationship with making sounds, achieved by elaborate preparation and extension of acoustic soundboxes, such as drums or cello, and expanded via original electronic instruments, ranging from naked circuitboards to amplified kitchen objects. Casey Anderson is an artist working in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations.

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Angel City Arts presents Dromedary & Tone Drift Trio
Dromedary is: Ross Hammond, guitar; Steuart Liebig, bass; Alan Cook, drums
Tone Drift Trio is: G.E. Stinson, guitar & electronics; Steuart Liebig, bass; Kris Tiner, trumpet

From FaceBook Events:

Thursday/Friday/Saturday, October 13/14/15
San Diego BRAINBOMB 2 Festival of 4D Sound and Visuals
* Thurs., Oct. 13, 8pm
The Tin Can Alehouse, 1863 5TH AVE (between Elm & Fir), San Diego
Michael Trigilio vs. Kyle Wright (Total synth smackdown!), Nicey Nice World, Hing, Sean Francis Conway, Memorial Cervix, with Psychedelic Light Projections By Monsterpussy
* Fri., Oct. 14, 7pm
Til2 Club, 4746 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Brian Ellis Group, Riververb, Joy, Conscious Summary, with Liquid Light Projections by Operation: Mindblow
* Sat., Oct 15, 7pm
Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Tit Wrench, Prizehog (San Francisco), Actuary (Los Angeles), Buzz or Howl (SD/LA), Echo Beds (Denver, CO), PSYCHO MAGIC (SD), with Liquid Light Projections by Operation: Mindblow

From the wulf:

Friday, October 14, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203 (entrance on Sacramento St.), Los Angeles
dedicated to experimental arts, the wulf presents:
the experimental music yearbook, Concert 2: The music of Hans W. Koch

From blue whale:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, October 14/15/16, 8:30pm
blue whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles
in concert: Kneebody – Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (electric bass), Nate Wood (drums), Shane Endsley (trumpet).

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 15, 8pm
Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena
Music At Boston Court presents OperaWorks – THE NEWEST RECITAL IN THE WORLD
Watch what happens when the OperaWorks ensemble invents a custom recital right in front of your eyes with made-to-order music at your request. This is a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated evening of entirely improvised arias, duets, trios, and scenes complete with improvised accompaniment, and performed without any prepared or printed music.
OperaWorks ensemble artists Ann Baltz, Kristina Driskill, Wendy Hillhouse, Patrice Pastore, Enrique Toral

From Jacaranda Music:

Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm / Sunday, October 16, 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica
Jacaranda presents: A Vast Clearing, the music of Phillip Glass and Nico Mulhy
Glass’ String Quartet No. 5 and Another Look at Harmony IV, as well as Mulhy’s Clear Music will be performed by Cecilia Tsan (cello), Maria Casale (harp), Aron Kallay (celesta), Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park and Shalini Vijayan – violins, Luke Maurer – viola, Timothy Loo – cello), Mark Alan Hilt (organ), Jacaranda Chamber Singers, Scott Dunn (conductor).

From Sundays Live:

Sunday, October 16, 3pm
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, 6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City
SASSAS presents: sound.
sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook features new compositions by percussionist Alex Cline, experimental collective Lady Noise and brass specialist William Roper. These new SASSAS commissions will be played by more than 30 Los Angeles area musicians arrayed in different locations across the historic topography of the Overlook. SASSAS invited each composer to make a field recording at the Overlook and respond to it with a new work focusing on percussion (Cline), electronics (Lady Noise) and lip reeds (Roper).

From California Institute of the Arts:

Monday, October 17, 2pm
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts presents visiting artists: Kneebody in concert
Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (electric bass), Nate Wood (drums), Shane Endsley (trumpet).

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Upcoming New Haven Concerts

From the Uncertainty Music Series:

The Uncertainty Music Series presents the Broadcloth trio and Joint Raker in a new bi-weekly series at Elm Bar
Wednesday November 2nd 2011 at 9pm
Elm Bar, 372 Elm Street, New Haven, CT, $3 cover.

On Wednesday November 2nd, the Uncertainty Music Series will present the Broadcloth trio and Joint Raker in the inaugural concert of the bi-weekly Uncertainty Music Series at Elm Bar. The Uncertainty Music Series is pleased begin an expanded series in a new venue. Broadcloth is a collaborative trio featuring vocalist Anne Rhodes, accordionist Adam Matlock, and cellist Nathan Bontrager. Broadcloth have over the past 2 years developed a unique approach to improvised music navigating free improvisation, graphic scores, fully notated pieces, and traditional American music. Joint Raker is guitarist Chris Cretella and trumpeter Nigel Taylor. They combine composition and improvisation to explore a diverse sound world. Both Broadcloth and Joint Raker are examples of the local improvised music scene in New Haven. The Uncertainty Music Series is pleased to present them in the series’ first concert at Elm Bar.

Broadcloth performs improvised music with a nod to various compositional outlets. Using a unique instrumentation of voice, cello and accordion/recorders, the trio plays from notated, graphic, embroidered, and textual scores in addition to completely spontaneous pieces. Without shying away from virtuosity, Broadcloth creates music that reflects the order of composition and the risk of unpredictable musical interactions. Emphasis lies on establishing a holistic sound that favors cooperation over hierarchy.

Both members of Joint Raker have spent a great deal of time in the masonry business; Nigel more so than Chris. Some would say that the shared experience of having had one’s fingertips dissolve as a result of the more caustic nature of cement informs the music of Joint Raker. Some would say this has absolutely nothing to do with the music at all.

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