Tonight in New York at the Super Coda

From New York’s thesupercoda:

This event is DOWNSTAIRS at The Delancey (168 Delancey st). As always there is no cover and the fine folks in charge of this joint offer 2 for 1 drinks all night long. Boy oh boy.

Violins, Voice, Errata:

8:30: Mark Golamco (brooklyn) – esteemed visual artist Mark Golamco performs new works for viola and voice. http://markgolamcomusic.com/

9: Love n defeat songs solo Violin + Voice (belguim)

9:30: Tess Tennessee Miller (amsterdam) – sculptor and singing drummer from the Netherlands. http://www.tesswalkowski.com/

10: Jeffrey Young – Jeffrey Young is a composer and violinist from Brooklyn, NY who specializes in experimental classical music and rock music
http://www.jeffrey-young.com/index.html

10:30: 50$ Trumpet w/ Dao Anh Khanh – (NYC/Vietnam) – 50$ trumpet is the ever evolving solo project of Brett Zweiman – at this show he will be joined by Dao Anh Khanh, performance artist and vocalist from Vietnam – http://www.daoanhkhanh.com
(Michael Hafftka, Lawry Zilmrah, and Valerie Kuehne will also be joining!)

11:30: Victor Grinenco (argentina) – improvisations for Norwegian Violin and Voice. http://victorgrinenco.com/

Avant-Apps Releases Blonk Organ

Avant-Apps is run by a friend of mine who is a composer and software engineer. He has designed and released a free version of Jaap Blonk‘s Blonk Organ for IOS devices (iPad / iPhone). I’ve played around with the app, and not only is it fun but I can imagine musicians “playing” it in live improv situations. Definitely worth your time to check out.

Avant-Apps has announced the release of its first app, Blonk Organ, available now for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Blonk Organ is a sound poetry, sample playback instrument featuring the sounds of Jaap Blonk.

The Blonk Organ first appeared on the web in 1997, making it one of the first interactive sound poems on the web. The original flash application by multi-media designer Arthur Nieuwenhuijs is still available on Jaap’s website http://www.jaapblonk.com

Avant Apps new “touch” implementation for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad provides the ability to play multiple sounds simultaneously, continuously repeat selected sounds and the ability to sequentially step or play through a sound as a series of small fragments.

TheBlonk Organ is FREE and available from the Apple App Store or by visiting http://avant-apps.com.

Please visit http://avant-apps.com for more information on the Blonk Organ including screen shots.

Avant-Apps brings experimental sound, music and multimedia applications to mobile devices. For more information please contact us at info@avant-apps.com

Cold Spring Records New Releases

From Cold Spring Records:

SLEEP RESEARCH FACILITY | Stealth
Sublime new album from the drone / dark ambient legend. As a project commissioned for Cold Spring, “Stealth” presents itself as an exploration of sounds neither here nor there, textures camouflaged against their own background noise, and the distant crackling telemetric code-speak of a vague humanity hidden behind a cloak of deadly high-technology.

BURIAL HEX | Book Of Delusions
Classic horror electronics and post-industrial apocalyptic soundscapes with unsettling notes, anguished cries and voices of the dead.

SAGITTARIUS | The Kingdom Come
Recorded between 2008 and 2011 and influenced by the intellectual world of the German poet Stefan George, “The Kingdom Come” contains 18 songs with a playing time of 65 minutes.

LULL & BETA CLOUD & ANDREW LILES | Circadian Rhythm Disturbance Reconfigured
From England to the United States and back again… it all started as a simple drone project between LULL (aka Mick Harris of Scorn, ex-Napalm Death) and BETA CLOUD (aka Carl Pace), based on the concept of how insomnia can effect your thought patterns. Billows of powerful bass drones set to indistinct flourishes of temporary insanity.

KREUZWEG OST | Gott Mit Uns
2nd monumental album from Kreuzweg Ost for Cold Spring, headed by Michael Gregor (SUMMONING / AMESTIGON). “We see a light through the dim and cloudy shadows of our existence. In the electric field between. Total faith and desperation, hope and doubt, eternal bliss and delusion, we walk an unsure path to an unknown end. When the clouds open, the light navigates. The loud music of the sky: pounding drums surrounded by trumpets and swirling voices echoing from a distance unknown”.

HELDENTOD | The Ghost Machine
Heldentod began in 2005 as an outlet for research into the little-known corners of 20th-Century history. While previous recordings whiplashed between the traditional and the experimental, Heldentod’s latest album leaves behind its neofolk and martial-industrial roots to focus solely on electronics, but maintains the fundamental sense of composition found in earlier incarnations

Ratchet Series at the Skylark

Upcoming shows from Chicago’s Ratchet Series:

4/9 ROB MAZUREK Quintent
Rob Mazurek – cornet
Matt Schneider – guitar
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Darin Gray – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

4/16 PEDWAY
Caroline Davis – saxophone
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums

4/23 DARTS AND ARROWS * CD Release Show *
Bill MacKay – guitar
Ben Boye – piano
Kyle Hernandez – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums

4/30 HANAMI QUARTET + 1
Andrew Trim – guitar
Mai Sugimoto – alto sax
Michael Salter – bass clarinet
Charles Rumback – drums
with special guest Danny Meyer – tenor sax