Noisy People Podcast 10: Doug Lynner

Serge modular synthesizer Worm Rotterdam, 24th...

From Noisy People:

My guest is analog synthesizer master Doug Lynner, who has performed evolving live compositions on the Serge Modular Synthesizer for over 40 years, as well as editing the classic electronic music magazine Synapse. As a student at CalArts in the early 70’s he glommed onto Serge’s brilliant realization of the modular synthesis concept and never let go, over the course of the next 40 years working steadily on the Serge Modular synthesizer, creating living synthesis compositions, and helping, through his electronic music magazine Synapse to keep alive a culture of analog synthesis that lives and burns ever brighter today.


Denovali Festival 2015 Essen in October

English: William Basinski live. Polski: Willia...

From Denovali:

This years editions comes with a special focus on audiovisual performances. 10 artists extended their live-sets with high quality video material featuring sets by Holly Herndon – “the queen of tech-topia” (The Guardian), the master of disintegrated loops William Basinski, Istanbul’s blissed-out space traveler and RBMA academy participant Ah! Kosmos, French producer Mondkopf and his doom laden electronic beats, Blanck Mass – the electronic solo project of Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power, the British futuristic pioneers of dubstep and noise-based sound design Emptyset and Thomas Köner with his new multimedia performance “Expanding Illuminance” amongst others. Though mainly conceived as a label festival, we have invited further guest artists like drone legend and Sunn O))) founder Stephen O’Malley, Austrians Elektro Guzzi with their instrument-based approach to cathartic club rhythms and Noveller – the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate, who supported St. Vincent on her 2014 tour.

Not limited to one musical genre, the Denovali Festival offers a diverse range of music styles from darker experimental sounds, ambient, drone, indie and electronica to darkjazz, jazz or piano and string driven modern compositions presenting artists from our roster with New York City’s industrial noise composer Oneirogen, Hidden Orchestra with a special remix set, Brighton-based pianist/ violinist Poppy Ackroyd kown for her unconventional approach to neoclassical music, Munich’s pianist and composer Carlos Cipa who’s music is fraught with beauty, tension and emotional intensity, Greek electronic music composer Subheim or Orson Hentschel from Düsseldorf with a live-set that has been a blast with its powerful light show and live-drumming on this years label anniversary tour.

Thomas Köner (ger)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (us)

Holly Herndon (us)
Ah! Kosmos (tr)
Mondkopf (fr)
Multicast Dynamics (nl/fi)
Oneirogen (us)
Moon Zero (uk)

Blanck Mass (uk)
Emptyset (uk)
Orson Hentschel (ger)
Stephen O’Malley (us)
Noveller (us)
Second Moon Of Winter (irl)
Witxes (fr)

William Basinksi (us) [date tbc]
Elekto Guzzi (at)
Carlos Cipa (ger)
Hidden Orchestra (uk)
Subheim (gr)
Poppy Ackroyd (uk)
Sankt Otten (ger)



July 30, 2015
Simon Nabatov Solo, Spectrum
Simon Nabatov Joachim Nordwall

July 23, 2015
Paula Shocron Proyecto IMUDA, ShapeShifter Lab
Pablo Diaz Kyoko Kitamura Ras Moshe Paula Shocron Emil Strandberg

July 30, 2015
Simon Nabatov & Gerald Cleaver, Spectrum
Gerald Cleaver Simon Nabatov

July 24, 2015
Gulag with Cleric, The Stone
Mick Barr Matt Hollenberg Dan Kennedy Larry Kwartowitz Matt Mottel Nick Shellenberger David Stackenäs

July 24, 2015
Cleric plays Regressions, The Stone
Matt Hollenberg Dan Kennedy Larry Kwartowitz Elin Larsson Nick Shellenberger

July 30, 2015
Lester St. Louis, Gabriel Zucker, Dre Hocevar, Chris Pitsiokos, Tony Malaby, Henry Fraser, The Jazz Gallery
Henry Fraser Dre Hocevar Lester St. Louis Tony Malaby Chris Pitsiokos Gabriel Zucker

July 11, 2015
Stefan Pasborg Solo, 5e, Copenhagen
Stefan Pasborg

July 11, 2015
Samuel Blaser Trio, 5e, Copenhagen
Samuel Blaser Peter Bruun Marc Ducret

Quince Ensemble 2015-16 Season

From Chicago’s Quince Ensemble:

September 2015 – April 2016
Workshops/Readings/Panel Discussions with students at Chicago Academy for the Arts

September 2015 – April 2016
Workshops/Readings/Panel Discussions with PhD Composers at University of Chicago

Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18, 2015
Various Venues
New York, NY

Molly Herron: Stellar Atmospheres (world premiere) for 3 singers, viol consort, and
keyboard with dervishes robot
Levy Lorenzo: Inside Voice (2015) for 3 singers and iLophones
Fjola Evans: Whirpool (world premiere) for 3 singers and 4 spherical theremins

Monday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Boscawen, NH

Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 8:30 PM
Constellation Chicago
3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

Giacinto Scelsi: Sauh I-IV (1973) for 4 female voices
Jennifer Jolley: Prisoner of Conscience (world premiere) for 4 voices
Eve Beglarian: Machaut in the Machine Age IV (2010) for 4 female voices and electronics

Friday, January 1 – Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Chicago, IL

Kate Soper: Songs for Nobody (2006) for 3 female voices
Danny Clay: Rose of Sharon (2014) for 4 female voices and pitched glasses
Monte Weber: Cruel Anvil I. (2015) for 4 female voices
Philippe Leroux: Veni Sancte (1987) for 3 female voices
Maria Grigoryeva: I’m Something (2010) for 4 female voices and triangles
Ben Hjertmann: lullaby (2014) for 4 female voices
Levy Lorenzo: Inside Voice (2015) for 4 female voices and iLophones

Monday, February 29 – March 5, 2016
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Holly Herndon: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Laura Steenberge: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Andrew Watts: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Eoin Callery: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Charlie Sdraulig: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices

Sunday, March 6 | 7:30 PM
Center of New Music
55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tuesday, March 8 | 7:00 PM
Outpost Concert Series
Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Danny Clay: Rose of Sharon (2014) for 4 female voices and pitched glasses
Levy Lorenzo: Inside Voice (2015) for 4 female voices and iLophones
Monte Weber: Cruel Anvil I. (2015) for 4 female voices
Amanda Feery: Squarepushers (2012) for 4 female voices
Jonathan Sokol: Le Saleve (2012) for 4 female voices
Eve Beglarian: Bachfeet (2005) for 4 female voices
Kate Soper: Songs for Nobody (2006) for 4 female voices
Christopher Cerrone: Requiem for K.V. (2007) for 3 female voices

Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Bond Chapel
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

Kate Pukinskis: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Pierce Gradone: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Jack Hughes: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Igor Santos: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Joung-Bum Lee: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices

Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Lillstreet Arts Center
4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Christopher Fisher-Lochhead: New Work (world premiere) for 4 female voices
Curtis Rumrill: The Passion of the Wilt-Mold Mothers (world premiere) for 4 female voices

The Telegraph’s Best Jazz albums 2015

The Telegraph seems to be getting a little ahead of itself, but this is a nice list:

Maria Schneider Orchestra: the Thompson Fields (Maria
Jack Dejohnette: Made in Chicago (Ecm)
Troyka: Ornithophobia (Naim Jazz Records)
Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio: Features (Intakt Records)
Partikel: String Theory (Whirlwind)
Liam Noble: a Room Somewhere (Basho)
Bobby Bradford &Amp; John Carter Quintet: No U-turn (Dark Tree Records)
Joel Harrison: Spirit House (Whirlwind Recordings)

Tomeka Reid Profiled

From Chicago magazine:

Tomeka Reid slides into a shadowy wood-paneled booth at Rodan. It’s clear that the Wicker Park gastropub isn’t how she remembers it. The stick-thin Woodlawn resident plunks down her cello, frowns at the Asian fusion menu, and gives the stink eye to a DJ booth that sits where Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker once led a rotating jazz trio every Tuesday. “Man, it used to be funky over here,” says Reid. “Now it’s like Wrigleyville.” At 37, Reid has spent the bulk of her adult life avoiding the hollow glitz of places like the redone Rodan, preferring bohemian watering holes such as Constellation in Roscoe Village and the Arts Incubator in Hyde Park, where she regularly flexes her avant-garde-jazz muscles digging into textured melodies that evoke equal parts intellect and elegance.