Newsbits: Fataka Releases / Nakatani and Doneda in Nashville / New MOPDTK Out in September / New Elliott Carter

English: French saxophone-player Michel Doneda...

Fataka has two new releases out, a pair of contrasting duos featuring percussion and electronics: Axel Dörner & Mark Sander’s enigmatic and unsettling Stonecipher and Ikue Mori & Steve Noble’s alternately exuberant and ominous Prediction and Warning. Both are available in an edition of 500 CDs, as well as for download on 24-bit FLAC.

Tatsuya Nakatani and Michel Doneda w/ Brady Sharp will play Nashville on Tuesday, May 7th.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing will release its sixth studio album, Red Hot, on September 24, 2013.

Bridge Records has a new Elliott Carter release out.

AMN Picks of the Week: Frank Rosaly / Desmond Knight / Nicolas Chientaroli / Chinese Cookie Poets

Frank Rosaly, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Frank Rosaly – Cicada Music (2013)
Desmond Knight – Sentimental Parlour Music (2013)
Nicolas Chientaroli Trio – ViajeraMente (2013)
Chinese Cookie Poets – Chinese Cookie Poets (EP) (2010)
Chinese Cookie Poets – Dragonfly Catchers and Yellow Dog (EP) (2011)
Chinese Cookie Poets – Worm Love (EP) (2012)
Chinese Cookie Poets – Danza Cava (2013)

AMN Reviews: Bore – Issue 1

Bore, a new publication jointly produced by Sarah Hughes and David Stent, is a welcome addition to the literature on innovative scores. Each issue is dedicated to presenting performance scores of various genres and forms, with a preference for text-based scores. Accordingly, this first issue includes several previously unpublished verbal scores by composer James Tenney.

The scores—2nd Thermocouple (1965); Aphorisms #1 & #2 (1966); and two versions of Chamber Music (for any number of performers, anywhere) (1964)–are from Tenney’s time in New York in the mid- to late-1960s. This was a relatively brief yet fecund period that saw him influenced by FLUXUS and involved with Steve Reich’s and Philip Glass’s ensembles, as well as the Judson Dance Theater. The influence of the latter in particular is apparent in these scores, all of which are for performance pieces that may or may not involve music.

There is a certain surface simplicity to the works, but this initial impression gives way to a sense of the complexities and ambiguities they contain. This is exemplified by Chamber Music, which Hughes and Stent recently performed in Los Angeles. The score consists of six small cards containing brief verbal cues. Five of the cards’ texts are titled for sections of the work—a Prelude, two Interludes, a Postlude, and a kind of wild card titled “etc.” Each section in turn contains a term that describes a given quality of an action—while leaving the action itself unspecified. As speech acts these are ambiguous, falling somewhere in between description and prescription. Even the movements specified by the score participate in this game of elision: preludes, interludes and postludes are normally placed before, between and after some kind of main event. But as with the actions that are neither prescribed nor described by the score, the space that this main event would occupy is left empty—or at best signaled by what in this context is a highly indeterminate “etc.”

Part of the beauty of Bore—in addition to its clean layout and presentation on high quality paper—is that its scores aren’t meant as museum pieces. Rather, they’re meant to be used. All of the scores are detachable, and the Chamber Music cards even come with an envelope. With this issue, Bore is off to a solid start indeed.

http://borepublishing.com

This Week in Buenos Aires

chientaroliFrom Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Tuesday 7
TATIANA CASTRO MEJIA TRIO
Castro , piano
Groshaus, drums
Roldan , Contrabass
At Ladran Sancho , 22.00 hs

Wednesday 8
CERVANTES CONTEMPORARY: 2nd CONCERT
1) LAMENTO – MARIO LAVISTA Patricia García, bass flute
2) CUARTETO EOLICO – FRANCO SOLANO (Primera Audición)
Ensamble Ars Magna
Guadalupe Planes, flutea – Estefanía Schanton, saxophone
Nahuel Rodríguez,ello – Carolina Aguirre Anderson, piano
3) RELIEVES – GISELA PATERNO (Primera Audición)
Ensamble Ars Magna
4) LOS CAMINOS Y LOS RIOS – MATIAS COURIEL (Primera Audición)
Ensamble Ars Magna
5) SEQUENZA I PARA FLAUTA – LUCIANO BERIO Patricia García, flute
6) D APRES PLIEGUES – CARMELO SAITTA
for piano & electroacoutics – Lorena Torales, piano
7) EL NAVEGANTE – SANTIAGO SANTERO (Primera Audición)
Ensamble IUNA
Samara Pierpaoli y Natalia Abate, flutes
Mauricio Orieta y Santiago Pedernera, clarinets
Rodrigo de Caso y Matías Scheines, violins
Andrés Hojman, viola – Alejandro Becerra, cello
Facundo Ordoñez, contrabass
Lorena Torales y Natalia Salinas, piano
At Sala Orestes Caviglia ,Teatro Nacional Cervantes Libertad esq Av. Córdoba –

Thursday 9
SET I- JAZMIN PRODAN 5TET
prodan ,voice
sama, tenor sax
leisbon , piano
elstein, drums
kirzner, contrabass
SET II – LEISBON TRIO
leisbon , piano
politzer, drums
kirzner, contrabass
At La Playita , 21.00

PIPI PIAZZOLLA TRÍO
Daniel Pipi Piazzolla (drums)
Lucio Balduini (guitar)
Damián Fogiel tenor sax)
At Virasoro Bar , 21.30 hs

UNOXUNO + HONDURAS +PABLO RECHE+MENE ALSINA
EXPERIMENTAL NIGHTS
At Garrick Cultura, Av. Avellaneda 1359, 22.00 hs

Friday 10
JAZMIN PRODAN
Jazmín Prodan (voice+ fx)
Santiago Leibson (piano)
Hernán Samá (tenor sax)
Andres Elstein (drums)
At Virasoro Bar , after midnight show

IMPROVISED MUSIC
rave, sax / chientaroli , piano / lassaletta , bass/ lazo, guitar  / laprida , alsina a.o.objects electronics
At Una casa , 22.00 hs

Saturday 11
IMPROVISATION TRIO ( free improvisation)
_Alex Elgier (Piano)
_Fernando Albornoz (Laptop,real time processing)
_Matias Corno (Sampler, Radio, Laptop)
At CC Centeya Av. San Juan 3255 , 21.00

UNDERGROUND MAFIA TRIO
Francisco Salgado – Trombone & Harmónicas.
Iván Viaggio – Contrabass
Hernán Rodriguez -Drums
At Virasoro Bar , After midnight show

PEQUENO IDIOTA+ VLAD TEPES (experimental rock )
At El Archibrazo ( Mario Bravo 437 ).21.00 hs

Sunday 12
CARAVANA COLEMANICA ( ornette revisited)
Ada Rave: saxo tenor
Nicolas Chientaroli: piano
Maximiliano Kirszner: contrabajo
Fermín Merlo: bateía
At Casa Presa, Valdenegro 2623 ,22.00 hs

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Markus Wormstorm – Not, I but A friend
Death Jenk – Self Titled
Jacob Kirkegaard – Conversion
Havan – Yajna
Cory Strand – Manson Ambient
Tom Lawrence – Water Beetles of Pollardstown Pound
Lethe – To Drown
Slomo – The Grain
Nascitari/Vasectomy Party – Split
Dead Neanderthals – Jazzhammer / Stormannsgalskap
Cremator – Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
Iron Fist of the Sun – Who Will Help Me Wash My Right Hand