Igloo Magazine Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Uhushuhu :: Long Songs Pleasant for Hearing (Zhelezobeton)
Scyye :: From EP (Sparkwood)
Core of the Coalman :: Amphibious Radost (Kirigirisu)

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Vital Weekly 976

From Vital Weekly:

Biosphere/deathprod – Stator (Cd by Touch)
Cass. – Magicak Magical (Cd by Home Normal) *
Fifto – with Miur (Cd by Home Normal) *
Juxta Phona – We Will Not Be Silence (Cd by Home Normal) *
Chester Hawkins – Apostasy Suite (Cd by Intangible Arts) *
Wilhelm Bras – Visionaires &Amp; Vagabonds (Cd by Mik Musik) *
Red Painted Red – Hey Dum Dum (Cd by Wrotycz)
Rydberg (Cd by Monotype Records) *
Alfredo Costa Monteiro – Um Em Um (Cd by Monotype Records) *
Michel Banabila &Amp; Oene Van Geel – Music for Viola and Electronics Ii (Cd by Tapu Records) *
Various Artists – Live at the Jolt Festival Basel (Cd and Record by a Tree in the Field Records)
VA AA Lr – Polis (Cd by Intonema) *
VA AA Lr – Ping Cone (Cassette by Mantile)
Venison Whirled – Tetragrammatones (Cdr by Eh?) *
Gary Rouzer – Studies and Observations of Domestic Shrubbery (Cdr by Eh?) *
Burkhard Beins &Amp; John Butcher &Amp; Mark Wastell – Membrane (Cdr by Confront Recordings) *
Antony Maubert – Panorama So2 (Cdr by Luscinia Discos) *
Surface Hoar – the Invisible Path to the Shore (Cdr by Roll Noise) *
Die Neuen Ibm – Herzkreisnegativ (Cassette by Midnight Circles) *
Aaron Yabrov – from Above and Below (Cassette by Midnight Circles) *
James Edmonds – a Meditation, a Film, a Fortune (Cassette by Midnight Circles) *
Thaumaturgist – Der Wechsel (Cassette by Barreuh Records)
Skymme – Huone (Cassette by Barreuh Records)

Trevor Watts – Music on a Moment’s Notice

From scena.org, a discussion of Trevor Watts‘ upcoming North American Tour.

Hailing from Britain, alto and soprano saxophonist Trevor Watts (at right in above photo) belongs to what is commonly known as the first generation of free music players. Still vital at age 76, this musical trailblazer will be on the road in North America throughout April for an extended tour with his close associate, pianist Veryan Weston (at left). All told, they have 17 dates booked on both sides of the border, closing off with two performances in Quebec: in Montreal on April 27 at the Casa del Popolo, and a two-day stay in Rimouski as guests of the local creative music production company Tour de Bras and its erstwhile head Éric Normand.

Rob Mazurek’s São Paulo Underground & Black Cube Sp Tour the U.S. in April

From Rob Mazurek :

04.10.2015 PITTSBURGH, PA @ ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
04.11.2015 NEW YORK, NY @ JAZZ GALLERY
04.12.2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. @ BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
04.13.2015 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ THE ROTUNDA
04.14.2015 BROOKLYN, NY @ SHAPESHIFTER LAB
04.15.2015 NORTHAMPTON, MA @ THE PARLOR ROOM
04.17.2015 CHICAGO, IL @ CONSTELLATION
04.18.2015 URBANA, IL @ KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
04.19.2015 LOUISVILLE, KY @ DREAMLAND
04.20.2015 NASHVILLE, TN @ VFW POST 1970
04.21.2015 ASHEVILLE, NC @ THE MOTHLIGHT
04.22.2015 CHARLOTTE, NC @ MCCOLL CENTER
04.23.2015 WEST COLUMBIA, SC @ CONUNDRUM MUSIC HALL
04.24.2015 ORLANDO, FL @ WILL’S PUB
04.27.2015 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ LOYOLA UNIVERSITY
04.28.2015 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ BLUE NILE
04.30.2015 AUSTIN, TX @ NORTH DOOR
05.01.2015 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ K23 Gallery

New York City Musical Saw Festival

The sawlady (Natalia Paruz) performing in the ...
The sawlady (Natalia Paruz) performing in the New York City subway.

A rather unique thing, the New York City Musical Saw Festival takesp place again this year on May 30.

The 11th NYC Musical Saw Festival
When – Saturday, May 30th 2015, 2pm
Where – Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street (37th Street at 31st Avenue), Astoria, NY

Program:

The Astoria Choir will sing with musical saws Special Guest Performance: The Astoria Symphonic Choir – musical saws and singing voices combined.

NATALIA ‘SAW LADY’ PARUZ, founder & organizer of the Musical Saw Festival, will present the musical saw as an ensemble instrument in music composed for film.

Premier of a new composition for the musical saw and handbells by composer Scott Munson

A musical saw art exhibit
Paintings by: Jas Ingram, Lisa Alonso Canellas, Yirmi Pinkus, Zina Saunders, Heidi Younger, Aaron Porter, Jamie Isenstein, Kenly Dillard, Rodney Bauer, Miriam Paskalski, Barrett Cobb, Alyssa Steele, Young Joo, Michael Watson, Kauri Sievers

Solos by musical saw players from around the world

Meet the oldest saw player – 95 years old sawist who’s been playing for 75 years and is still performing!

The ‘Chorus of the Saws’ (all participating musical saw players playing together, accompanied by piano).
The musical saw player who travels the farthest in order to attend the festival is considered the “guest of honor”.

Dusted in Exile Reviews

Jack DeJohnette in 2006
Jack DeJohnette

From Dusted in Exile:

Michel Wintsch – Roof Fool (hatOLOGY)
Follakzoid — III (Sacred Bones)
Chris Lightcap’s Big Mouth – Epicenter (Clean Feed)
Jack DeJohnette – Made in Chicago (ECM)
Jessika Kenney — Atria (SIGE Records)
WIWEX Quartet – Equidistant (Buda Musique)
Jeph Jerman/Tim Barnes—Matterings (Erstwhile)
Eric LaCasa/Taku Unami — Parazoan Mapping (Erstwhile)