AMN Reviews: Paco Rossique – Collages & Dispersions [Linear Obsessional LOR063]

a3524355926_16Collages & Dispersions, a solo recording by Canary Islands pianist and sound artist Paco Rossique, is an atmospheric recording that presents the sonic portrait of an invented, artificially resonant space in which small metal objects are tossed about in a humming wind.

For Rossique, a soundscape is above all a work of imagination midwifed by technological means at the service of a sensitive ear. He deftly layers field recordings, prepared piano and electronic treatments into eight interconnected, timbral compositions that emphasize the contrasts between an intermittent low drone and the sharper-edged sounds of prepared piano and objects. The pieces often feature a counterpoint of electronic washes and clanging metal occasionally giving way to recognizable pitches and tone clusters. The voices of birds and humans appear sporadically, grounding this otherwise otherworldly audio landscape in the concrete sounds of the everyday as filtered through Rossique’s unique sensibility.

This is a sensibility that doesn’t limit itself to the manipulation of sound. The eight tracks are held together in a kind of anti-narrative by virtue of a series of prose poems and visual images, all by Rossique, each one of which is associated with an individual track. These verbal and pictorial tableaux, like their audio counterparts, display a dreamlike logic rooted in the juxtaposition of unlikely elements—a convulsive beauty, as the Surrealists would have it.

http://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/collages-dispersions

Daniel Barbiero

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DMG Newsletter August 21st, 2015

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

From DMG:

John Zorn/John Medeski/Matt Hollenberg/Kenny Grohowsky + Marc Ribot/Trevor Dunn! Blue Buddha: Louis Belogenis/Dave Douglas/Bill Laswell/Tyshawn Sorey! Joe McPhee & Paal Nilsson-Love 7 CD Box Set!

IST [Simon H. Fell/Rhodri Davies/Mark Wastell] + John Zorn! Plus Mark Wastell With Keith Rowe + Burkhard Beins/John Butcher! John Russell with Evan Parker/John Edwards/Henry Lowther/Thurston Moore..! Garrison Fewell/Roy Campbell/Luther Gray! Skydive Trio!

Elliott Carter/Charles Ives! Brian Ferneyhough! Wolfgang Mitterer! Big Ned Rothenberg CD Sale! Historic Discs from: Ola Belle Reed! Randy Newman! Twink & the Technicolour Dream! Clear Light! Bert Jansch! Mars! The Telescopes! Tapper Zukie and Even More..!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, August 23rd:
6pm: PLANISPHERE 4Tet: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICOLAS LETMAN / LESTER ST. LOUIS / JOANNA MATTREY – Clarinet/Bass/Cello/Violin All New Music!

Sunday, August 30th:
6pm: QEEI – Solo Drummer from Buenos Aires!
7pm: The GHOST: MICHAEL FOSTER/HENRY FRASER/CONNOR BAKER!

Sunday, September 20th – Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN & CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Cello & Alto Sax!

All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Miles Davis Extended Analysis
Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Sony-Legacy Music)

All Included
Satan In Plain Clothes (Clean Feed Records)

Spin Marvel
Infolding (RareNoiseRecords)

Liberty Ellman
Radiate (Pi Recordings)

Blasie Siwula/Luciano Troja/John Murchison
Beneath the Ritual (NoFrillsMusic.com)

Blaise Siwula Multiple Reviews
Three Shots from Siwula: Blaise Siwula & NoFrillsMusic

Wayne Horvitz
Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (Songlines Recordings)

Ars Nova Workshop Fall Calendar

English: Barry Altschul, moers festival 2011

From Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Friday, September 4, 2015 – 8:00pm
Tyondai Braxton
ANW 15th Anniversary Season Kickoff
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Tyondai Braxton in a very special solo (modular synthesizer and samples) performance. Braxton will be performing pieces from HIVE1, his first album in six years and his Nonesuch Records debut.
+Charles Cohen

Friday, September 18, 2015 – 8:00pm
Charles Evans Quartet featuring Dave Liebman
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome the Charles Evans quartet featuring Dave Liebman.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 8:00pm
Barry Altschul‘s 3dom Factor
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome back Barry Altschul 3dom Factor.

Monday, September 28, 2015 – 8:00pm
The Thing
FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19143 Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the long-overdue return of the Scandinavian garage jazz power trio, The Thing.
+Ned Rothenberg / Evan Parker

Friday, October 16, 2015 – 7:30pm
Makanda Project Big Band
Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop and the Philadelphia Jazz Project are pleased to present the Makanda Project Big Band and Quicksilver featuring Carol Harris and Sam Reed, in a special concert honoring the lives and work of two Philadelphia jazz heroes: saxophonist and educator, Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted Curson.
+Quicksand featuring Carol Harris and Sam Reed

Monday, October 26, 2015 – 8:00pm
Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: Free Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet.

Monday, October 26, 2015 – 9:00pm
The Ex and Ken Vandermark
Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $14 General Admission, 21 and over Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop and R5 Productions are pleased to present The Ex and Ken Vandermark.

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 8:00pm
Jemeel Moondoc’s The Zookeeper’s House
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the legendary Jemeel Moondoc with his latest group, The Zookeeper’s House.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – 8:00pm
John Zorn’s Simulacrum
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Simulacrum, the prog-metal organ trio of Downtown alchemist composer, John Zorn.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 8:00pm
The Turbine! + Marshall Allen
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present The Turbine! with special guest Marshall Allen.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 8:00pm
Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra
Fringe Arts
140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra.

Monday, November 30, 2015 – 8:00pm
Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome back Frode Gjerstad’s all-Norwegian trio featuring special guest, trombonist Steve Swell.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 8:00pm
Peter Evans Zebulon Trio
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present Peter Evans’ Zebulon Trio.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 8:00pm
Matthew Shipp Duo
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present this special duo performance of Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio.

Darius Jones Interview

From Burning Ambulance, Jones discusses his new album:

This album is about connections. How cultures connect. How people from one world connect to people from another world. But as we become more global and the lines that previously existed are being erased by technology, we find ourselves falling into more simplistic modes of communication. This can be deceptive. We think we’re communicating when, in fact, we’re making assumptions about how we perceive each other. We’re making frivolous connections forged by effortless interactions filtered through impersonal mechanical devices. We’re seeking confirmation that we’re all following the same path, that we’re correct in our desires, choices, and perceptions.