Leah Barclay Interview 

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Dr. Leah Barclay is a true inter-disciplinarian. A scientist, composer, and artist, she creates immersive site-specific performances and installations to connect audiences with the environment and teach them to listen to the sounds around them. Last year, she designed WIRA: an interactive app designed for the Noosa River in Queensland, Australia, inviting listeners to experience sound art, stories, and field recordings as they walked along the banks. She has also been working on Biosphere Soundscapes: a network of installations, field labs, and art platforms based in UNESCO biosphere reserves around the world.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1018

Cold Spring (label)

Source: Vital Weekly.

Troum – Acouasme (Cd by Cold Spring Records) *
Z’ev – Eleven Mirrors to the Light (Cd by Cold Spring Records) *
Colossloth – Outstretch your Hand for the Impress of Truth (Cd by Cold Spring Records) *
Joao Camoes & Jeanmarc Foussat & Claude Parle Bien Mental (Cd by Fou Records)
M.B. & Les Champs Magnetiques – Segmenti [a+b] (Lp by Tib Prod)
M.B. & Les Champs Magnetiques – Segmenti [C1+c2] (Lp by Tib Prod)
Zweitesystem – Systemversatz (Lp by Koi8-r)
Zov – Yedoma (7″ Lathe Cut by Cyland)
Zov – Radiolaria Oblystar (Cassette, Private)
Leif Elggren – Das Baank (Lp by Fragment Factory/rekem)
Brume & Edward Sol – Grey (Lp by Sentimental Productions) *
Zeitkratzer – Saturation (12″ by Bocian Records/musica Genera)
Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille – Strong & Foolish Heart/blue Ghost Blue (7″ by Tanuki Records)
Eric Lunde – the Fear of Appearing Monotonous Prevents Us from Recording Expressions Which,
upon Such Occasions, Are all Very Apt to Resemble Another (Cdr by Ballast) *
Matt Shoemaker – Flight/chromatic Splitting Injunction (Cassette by Elevator Bath)
Gianluca Favaron – Polline (Cassette by Silentes Tapestry)
Synth Pit – Asteria (Cassette by Tanuki Records)
Del Stephen – Unexpressed (Cassette by Vacancy Niagara)
Proto Proto/sick Days – 45 Minutes of Bleeding, Slowly/kings English (Cassette by Vacancy Niagara)
Martin Rach/kenn Brennan – Nightly/blue Moon (Cassette by Vacancy Niagara)

Breaking Bread at Paris’ Les Instants Chavirés 

A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...

Source: Pitchfork, an overview of what goes into running a non-mainstream music venue in France.

By “this,” he means putting on upwards of 80 concerts every year since 1991: noise, electroacoustic, free jazz, pyschedelic rock of all shades, electronic, black metal, and increasing amounts of ‘outernational’ non-Western sounds. International artists as diverse as Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Sunn O))) have played their first French shows here. Others, such as legendary free jazz saxophonists Joe McPhee or Peter Brötzmann, return every time they play in Paris.

Coming to Philadelphia

Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

Thursday, February 11 – 8pm
Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad Street
$10 General Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present a very rare appearance from Hiroshi Hasegawa, founding member of the legendary Japan noise act, C.C.C.C..

Using a battery of oscillators, ring modulators and field recordings, Hasegawa’s work masterfully drifts between spaced out analog dream drone and a more extreme form of harsher droning. Born in 1963, Hasegawa began his practice with improvised voice and drums. In 1990, he made the founded C.C.C.C. with the concept of improvised mass-noise. Members included Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo, Fumio Kosakai. Hasegawa began his solo unit ASTRO with analog synthesizers in 1993 and continued playing in C.C.C.C. Though C.C.C.C. is no more, Hasegawa has continued with Astro and his numerous collaborations drifting between dreamy spaced out bliss and full on waterfalls of beautiful noise. Now he is actively playing and issuing and doing many collaboration with other artists. And there are released works beyond 50 titles.

Advance tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/hiroshi-hasegawa-02-11-2016


Monday, February 15 – 8:00pm
with Jon Irabagon, saxophone; Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliott, bass; and Kevin Shea, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$15 General Admission


Saturday, February 20 – 8:00pm
JAMIE SAFT TRIO (John Zorn’s Masada)
with Jamie Saft, Fender Rhodes; Trevor Dunn, bass; Ben Perowsky, drums
with Matt Hollenberg, guitar; Nick Millevoi, guitar; Johnny DeBlase, bass; and Jeff Eber, drums

Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue
$15 / $25 for both nights


Sunday, February 21 – 8:00pm
CLERIC (John Zorn’s Masada)
with Matt Hollenberg , guitar; Dan Kennedy, bass; Nick Shellenberger, voice + keyboards; and Larry Kwartowitz, drums
+ URI CAINE (John Zorn’s Masada)
Uri Caine, Fender Rhodes

Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue
$15 / $25 for both nights


Friday, February 26 – 5:00pm
with Ches Smith, drums; Craig Taborn, piano; and Mat Maneri, viola

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Free After Museum Admission