The Freedom Principle in Chicago

From MCA Chicago, a display on African-American experimental art and culture, including the AACM.

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now links the vibrant legacy of the 1960s African American avant-garde to current art and culture. It is occasioned in part by the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a still-flourishing organization of Chicago musicians whose interdisciplinary explorations expanded the boundaries of jazz. Alongside visual arts collectives such as the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA), the AACM was part of a deep engagement with black cultural nationalism both in Chicago and around the world during and after the civil rights era. Combining historical materials with contemporary responses, The Freedom Principle illuminates the continued relevance of that engagement today.

Vital Weekly Reviews 989

From Vital Weekly:

Kenneth Kirschner – Compressions &Amp; Rarefactions (Cd by 12k) *
Trepaneringsritualen – Veil the World (Cd by Cold Spring)
Mz 412 – Hekatomb (Cd by Cold Spring)
Gore Tech – Futurphobia (Cd by Ad Noiseam)
Gabriel Ledoux – Le Vide Parfait (Cd by Acte)
Voicehandler – Song Cycle (Cd by Humbler) *
Francisco Meirino &Amp; Leif Elggren – Trop Tot (Cd by Firework Edition) *
Jay-dea Lopez – the Australian Gothic (Cd by Unfathomless) *
Andre Salmon/nurse with Wound – Leon Lehauter, Anarchiste Pur/close to You (3″cd and Booklet by Lenka Lente) *
the Memory Band – Children of the Stones/nightingale with Bombobers (7″ Lathe Cut by Static Caravan)
Xguix – a Ragudo – Cuando El Sol Resbala Por Las Montanas, Las Mariposas Acuden a Escuchar El Sonido Del Silencio (Cdr by Audiotalaia) *
Tiziano Milani – Materia (Storie Da Cio Che Rimane) (Cdr by Setola Di Maiale) *
Automating – Batesian Mimicry (3″cdr, Private) *
Spaghetti Blacc – Burning Vision Zero (Cassette by Ephem Aural)
Jake Rowland – Sky House (Cassette by Ephem Aural)
Kromeshna &Amp; Ego God/banana Pill – Split (Cassette by Spina! Rec)
Ilia Belorukov &Amp; Sergey Kostyrko – Etudes (Cassette by Spina! Rec)
Ilia Belorukov &Amp; Lauri Hyvarinen/alexey Sysoev &Amp; Denis Sorokin (Cassette by Spina! Rec)

Michael Bisio Interview

A short interview with Michael Bisio is available in anticipation of his upcoming Denver show with Matthew Shipp.

Creative Music Works (CMW) and Denver’s Dazzle Jazz announced in a press release June 28 that celebrated pianist and jazz innovator Matthew Shipp along with his long-time partner in music Michael Bisio (bass) will perform Saturday, July 25 for two shows at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge. Shows will begin at 7 and 9 PM.