AMN Reviews: Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther – Mosaïque Mosaic (Gruenrekorder)

The cornucopia that is Gruenrekorder continues to spill out the most imaginative field and sound art works. It does an absolutely phenomenal job of recording and playing with our world and everything in it. While its back catalogue has long been proof enough, just look at one of its latest batches, including the untreated, spellbinding Morne Diablotins by Rodolphe Alexis, a brightly-feathered, humid hike through Guadaloupe and Dominica, a small island in the Lesser Antilles; or The Hebrides Suite, quite the contrast insofar as its author, Cathy Lane, hopscotching across the isles, treated and arranged her field recordings into a kind of aural equivalent of the classic oral histories of Studs Terkel, I-Chinged into a Celtic circus under the same big top as John Cage´s Roaratorio.

Sound artist and professor of sculpture and audio/visual arts Christina Kubisch found in Cameroon a society connected by speaker wire. “In the cities people are surrounded by distorted sound systems” playing lo-fi, bootlegged pop, where “church services, instruments and voices are all amplified as well – the louder the better”. She also discovered a local population that had developed a sensitivity to the most subtle of sounds, too. During an artistic residence in Douala, its largest city, Kubisch and countrymen Eckehard Güther (who mixed and assembled the album with Kubisch) and Dieter Scheyhing attempted to capture this listening.

Together they´ve captured the march of a brilliant parade. From the bilingual fire and brimstone sermon (the English translator seeming far more firey than the French preacher), down the street past market stall touts, traffic jams and festival processions, they enter soft nights where the clamour carried by the air comes not from men but beasts and insects. By the sea, they witness the bell ringing, horn tooting festival in which the Sawa of the coast implore Jengu water spirits for prophecy. Epiloguing with rainfall spattering on a tin roof before subsiding as all the wildlife it refreshed raises its voice, Mosaïque Mosaic assembles the tesserae of a journey ranging widely east and west, and south from a metal shop in the capital to the Waza National Park and its elephant reserve in the far north, finely balancing the sacred and the profane, in vivid, living colour.

http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=10742

Stephen Fruitman

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Chicago Scene: July 13 – July 26

Jim Baker
Jim Baker (Photo credit: Seth Tisue)

This is a weekly overview live performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Sunday, July 13th 2014

3:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 (Free)
Jeff Kowalkowski Trio with Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra
Dos Hongos : Marc Riordan, Jacob Wick

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Jon Mueller’s Death Blues : Jon Mueller, Jim Warchol, Ken Palme
Vaster Than Empires : Erica Dicker, Allen Otte, Paul Schuette

Monday, July 14th 2014

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ryan Nyther Quartet

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

8:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman, Lou Mallozzi, Frank Rosaly

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy
Jason Stein, Daniel Levin, Josh Abrams, Tim Daisy (48)

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Anton Hatwich

Thursday, July 17th 2014

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Vincent Davis Percussion Plus : Vincent Davis, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Scott Hesse, Emma Dayhuff, Jim Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Frank Rosaly Solo
Frank Rosaly with The People’s Quartet : Eli Namay, Spencer Jenich, Phil Sudderberg, Kedgrick Pullums

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Amen Dunes
Deradoorian
Axxas / Abraxas

Sunday, July 20th 2014

9:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (wheelchair-accessible)
Jim Baker, Daniel Levin, Frank Rosaly

Monday, July 21st 2014

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

5:00PM at Plein Air Café, 5751 S Woodlawn, 773.966.7531
Chicago Overground
Rob Mazurek’s Alternate Moon Cycles

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tomeka Reid

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Mike Reed
Sound Of The City Workshop — visit http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/621529 for details

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson, Mikel Avery, Jason Roebke

Thursday, July 24th 2014

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Vincent Davis Percussion Plus : Vincent Davis, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Scott Hesse, Emma Dayhuff, Jim Baker

Friday, July 25th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Reggie Nicholson Percussion Concept : Avreeayl Ra, Art “Turk” Burton, Preyas Roy, Ari Brown, Reggie Nicholson

Saturday, July 26th 2014

7:00PM-11:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound Trio

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:
http://now-is.org/
http://www.ratchetmusic.com
http://www.umbrellamusic.org
http://www.mcachicago.org
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html
http://www.skylarkchicago.com
http://www.hideoutchicago.com
http://www.elasticrevolution.com
http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html
http://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/

Arts for Art Evolving Series in NY

From Arts for Art, Inc.:

WHEN: Monday, 3 sets beginning at 7:30
WHERE: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St – between Delancey & Rivington NYC
TICKETS: $11 per set / $16 for two sets / $22 for three sets
students & seniors : $8 per set / $12 for two sets / $16 for three sets

Monday, July 14

7:30 Music Now:Spring Changes
Ras Moshe – reeds
Tim Stocker – baritone sax
Kyoko Kitamura – voice
Anders Nilsson – guitar
John Pietaro – vibes
Lester St. Louis – cello

8:45pm Katie Bull Ensemble
Katie Bull – vocals/compositions
Landon Knoblock – fender & electronics
Ratzo Harris – bass
George Schuller – drums
Jeff Lederer – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet

10pm Matt Lavelle’s 12 Houses
Francois Grillot – bass
Laura Ortman – violin
Ryan Sawyer – drums
John Pietaro – vibes
Anais Maviel – voice
Lee Odom – clarinet
Claire DeBrunner – bassoon
Mary Cherney – flute
Charles Waters – alto sax
Ras Moshe – tenor sax & flute
Anders Nilsson – guitar
Chris Forbes – piano

July 21 2014

7:30 PM Chris Forbes Trio
Chris Forbes – piano
Hill Greene – double bass
Michael TA Thompson – drums

8:45 PM PERIOD
Charlie Looker – guitar
Chuck Bettis – vocals/laptop
Mike Pride – drums, percussion
Special guest TBA

10:00 PM Eisenstadt/Hoffman/Cancura/Ballou
Dave Ballou – trumpet
Petr Cancura – sax
Chris Hoffman – cello
Harris Eisenstadt – drums

July 28, 2014

7:30 PM John Hebert TRIO
Abraham Burton – sax
John Hebert – bass
Eric McPherson – drums

8:45 PM Juan Pablo Carlleti Trio
Juan Pablo – drums
Tony Malaby – tenor sax
Chris Hoffman – cello

10:00 PM Wooley/Laubrock/Corsano
Nate Wooley – trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock – tenor sax
Chris Corsano – drums

Gold Bolus Release Party in New York

From Gold Bolus Recordings:

The show happens at JACK (505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, C train to Clinton/Washington) on Saturday, July 26th, from 8-11pm. Please let us know if you’re interested in a press comp for this event!

The full line up:
Panoply Performance Laboratory
http://www.panoplylab.org/
Two acts from Esther Neff & Brian McCorkle’s 2011 opera Institute_Institut, performed by a stable of the finest singers around

Woody Leslie
http://woodyleslie.bandcamp.com/
Premiering a live interpretation of his ambitious sonic and visual mapping of each state in the USA

ellen o
http://elleno.bandcamp.com/
Backed up by her horn section, Ellen O’Meara plays tunes from her just released synth pop instant classic, Sparrows and Doves

Why Lie?
http://whylie1.bandcamp.com/
Aliza Simons & Dave Ruder + some guests playing a wide range of songs from their freshly unveiled album Osoitos

Invisible Circle
http://invisiblecircle.bandcamp.com/
Dave Kadden delivers heavy synth, voice, & oboe tunes from his record, coming this Fall