Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

PETER BRÖTZMANN / Solo + Trio Roma (Disques Victo)
SLUGFIELD / Slime Zone (PNL Records – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
KATE BUSH / 50 Words for Snow (Fish People)
MCCORMICk PERCUSSION GROUP / Concerti for Strings with Percussion Orchestra (Ravello Records)
ARTISTES VARIÉS-VARIOUS ARTISTS / Störung: Sound & Visual Art (Störung/Cameo – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
COPERNICUS / Live! In Prague (Nevermore)
COMMON THREAD / The Guessing Game (Miles Perkin)
TOC / You Can Dance (If You Want) (Circum-Disc)
POSITIVE CATASTROPHE / Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo… (Cuneiform)
JULIAN COPE / Psychedelic Revolution (Head Heritage)

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New Haven-based Musicians Carl Testa and Broadcloth Tour The Southern US and Play A Homecoming Show

From Carl Testa:

Carl Testa – Solo Bass and Electronics and Broadcloth (Anne Rhodes, Adam Matlock, Nathan Bontrager)
Southern US Tour

Friday June 22 2012
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday June 23 2012
ForInstance Gallery, 107 E Cary St, Richmond, VA

Sunday June 24 2012
Bobo Gallery, 22 Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC

Monday June 25 2012
Noni’s, 357 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday June 26 2012
Squidco, 928 North 5th St, Wilmington, NC

Wednesday June 27 2012
The Nightlight Bar & Club, 405 1/2 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC

Thursday June 28 2012
The Red Room, 425 E 31st St, Baltimore, MD

Friday June 29 2012
Presented by Intercambio and The Uncertainty Music Series
Intercambio, 756 Chapel St, New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT – New Haven-based musicians Carl Testa and Broadcloth embark on their first tour of the southern US in late June. They start in Philadelphia, PA and go as far south as Atlanta, GA. The day after the tour they will perform a homecoming show co-presented by Intercambio and The Uncertainty Music Series at Intercambio’s performance space at 756 Chapel St.

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.

Composer Carl Testa’s music for solo bass and electronics incorporates live sampling of the bass and granular synthesis to create textural and melodic ambient music. He uses custom software he designed using the SuperCollider audio programming language in order to input the sounds of his bass into preset and algorithmic structures.

Newsbits: Reed / Thorvaldsdottir / Provost / Argue / Bey

NPR has an audio piece on drummer Mike Reed and his quartet.

Darcy James Argue‘s Kickstarter project to fund recording of his next release has been fully capitalized. Additional donations will support further costs of recording and producing the album.

Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has been honoured with the Nordic Council’s prestigious Music Prize 2012, for her orchestral work Dreaming. The Nordic Council Music Prize is the Nordic equivalent of the US Pulitzer Prize and is awarded on alternate years to a piece of music by a living composer and to a small or large ensemble or individual artist. Previous recipients include Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg, and Björk.

The Guardian reviews a recent release from Eddie Provost.

The DCist interviews Janel and Anthony about their recent release.

Saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey has passed on at age 70.

DMG Newsletter June 8th, 2012

Evelyn Glennie at Moers Festival 2004
Evelyn Glennie at Moers Festival 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Spectrum Road: Jack Bruce/Vernon Reid/John Medeski/Cindy Blackman! Gustafsson’s The Thing + Barry Guy! Ray Anderson/Lew Soloff/Matt Perrine/Bobby Previte! Herb Robertson/Jim DeSalvo! Tyson Naylor 3 + Francois Houle! Patrick Bebelaar/Joe Fonda/Herbert Joos!

The Cookers: Billy Harper/Eddie Henderson/Craig Handy/David Weiss/Cecil McBee/Bill Hart! Dom Minasi/Karl Berger! Rich Halley/Michael Vlatkovich! Evelyn Glennie! Chris Welcome! Andrew Lamb/Tom Abbs/Michael Wimberly/Guillermo E Brown!

Heberer/Badenhorst/Niggenkemper! Nate Wooley/Lytton/Weber! Hertenstein/Irabagon/Tang! Mike Noordzy/Shayna Dulberger/Jonathan Moritz! Achim Kaufmann/Valdi Kolli/Jim Black! Zombi Jazz! Burton Greene! Henry P Warner/Earl Freeman: Freestyle Band!

Get the Blessing & Robert Wyatt! Annea Lockwood! Henry Cowell! Keith Fullerton Whitman! Jean Piche! 3by3 Label! Sir Richard Bishop! Ramsey Lewis! Robbie Basho! Blue Effect czech-prog box set! Michael Chapman! Salah Ragab!

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

Sunday, June 10th Double-Header Featuring:
6pm: RAS MOSHE / ANDERS NILSSON / KYOKO KITAMURA!
7pm: ALEX WEISS /AARON SCHRAGGE/DIMITRY ISHENKO! Sax/Dragon Trumpet/Bass!

Sunday, June 17th -Vision Fest – No In-Store Performance that night!

Sunday, June 24th Double-Header:
6pm: MATT LAVELLE – Trumpet & Bass Clarinet / CATHERINE SIKORA – Tenor Sax!
7pm: MOGAUWANE MAHLOELE – Percussion & African Strings!

Sunday, July 1st at 6pm:
THE BROOKLYNITA TRIO: ERIKA DAGNINO (poetry), BLAISE SIWULA (reeds) & KEN FILIANO (bass)

Sunday, July 8th at 6pm:
Sohrab’s SoSaLa Featuring: SOHRAB SAADAT LADJEVARDI – Sax & Vocal / BRIAN PRUNKA – Oud / DAMON BANKS – Bass!

Sunday, July 15th at 6pm:
JACK WRIGHT – Sax & JOHAN NYSTROM – Drums!

Sunday, July 22nd at 6pm:
YAD Featuring Jeffrey H. Shurdut / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Todd Knapp/ Danny Moore / Scott May

Sunday, July 29th at Double-Header:
6pm: Tzadik Recording Artist: YOSHI FRUCHTER!
7pm: VINNY GOLIA – Multi- Reeds Wizard & Nine Winds Label Celebration!

Sunday, August 5th at 6pm:
GIACOMO MEREGA/NOAH KAPLAN/ANDY BIANCO/JOE MOFFETT!
Electric Bass/Saxes/Guitar/Trumpet – New Quartet!

Sunday, August 12th at 6pm:
SARAH BUECHI – Voice / ED ROSENBERG – Tenor Sax / JUSTIN CARROLL – Wurlitzer!