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Newsbits: Roberts, Hall, Gulbenkoglu in Melbourne / Avant Metal / Experimental Studios / New Djam Karet / Miller Theater’s 2013-14 Season

English: Band photo of Djam Karet in the studio
English: Band photo of Djam Karet in the studio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

AVANTWHATEVER in Melbourne, Australia is featuring Dean Roberts (Guitar and Vocals), Rosalind Hall (Saxophone), and Arek Gulbenkoglu (Snare) at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick, on Wednesday May 29.

Three avant-garde metal bands, including Painkiller, are profiled.

The Wire has posted a series of photos of experimental musicians in their bizarre studios.

Veteran Prog rockers Djam Karet have a new album out, entitled The Trip.

The highlights of the 25th season of the Miller Theater at the Columbia University School of the Arts will include a festival celebrating the 60th birthday of John Zorn, and an evening of 125 short compositions modeled after John Cage. The Composer Portraits series will featuring the work of and discussions with Georg Friedrich Haas, Rand Steiger, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roger Reynolds, Unsuk Chin, Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Liza Lim.