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Sarah Neufeld – The Ridge
Cloudland Canyon – An Arabesque
Egisto Macchi – Il Deserto
Allison Au Quartet – Forest Grove

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Festival Ambient de Paris

unnamedSource: Festival ambient de Paris, which takes place on April 16th.

On Saturday April 16th ,the 3rd Paris Ambient Festival will take place again this year in the crypt of the martyrium, the most mystic and the most secret of Paris (the head of the first bishop Denis was found here in 300 AD, and the company of Jesuit took birth also here ).

In this place full of history we will have the chance to welcome:

Onde Poussière : composed by Doedelzak (Synth) an Kecap Tuyul (tabletop prepared guitar).An experimental duet that deal with hypnotic minimills and controlled chaos. Think about an ambient version of Jim O’rourk , Taku Sugimoto or even Autechre.

Prats will unshed his electronic universe that is a mix of repetitive minimalism , ambient and electro-acoustic music. His main influences are Terry Riley, Klaus Schulze and Bernard Parmeggiani (synth, midi controller).

Archetype make deep listening music : he is the heir of Oöphoi, Alio Die, Mathias Grassow. He also plays some ethno-ambient music not unlike Dead Can Dance (Guitar , synth, voice , table harp).

Asmorod is a french artist , very discreet but also very influent in the dark ambient scene (Kammarheit acknowledge the influence of his album Hysope on him). (synth , keyboards). He’s also the fonder of the label Snowblood.

Ujjaya will headline this evening .The french ethno-ambient veteran will enchant the crypt with his suspended gamelan. He’s deeply influenced by Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Jon Hassell and Jorge Reyes.With his new found instrument Loren Nerell has become another point of reference.

Crypt du Martyrium
11 rue Yvonne Le Tac – Paris
metro : Abbesses
20 € Reservation : hery.ujjaya@gmail.com

Steve Swell News

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New Releases:

Soul Travelers (RogueArt) – Steve Swell (leader), Jemeel Moondoc, Dave Burrell, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver (June 2016 release)

Kende Dreams: Homage to Bartok (Silkheart Records) – Steve Swell (leader), Rob Brown, Connie Crothers, William Parker, Chad Taylor (Out now!)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Improviser (Swell Records) – Steve Swell Solo Trombone CD (Out now!)

Weasel Walter Large Ensemble featuring Henry Kaiser – Igneity – Peter Evans, Dan Peck Chris Pitsiolos, Steve Swell, Alan Licht and many more. (Out now!)

Tiziano Tononi & Danielle Cavallanti: Brooklyn Express/No Time Left! – Danielle Cavallanti, Tiziano Tononi, Herb Robertson, Steve Swell, Joe Fonda (Out now!)

Yoni Kretzmer Group – Yoni Kretzmer, Thomas Heberer, Steve Swell, Max Johnson, Chad Taylor (April 2016 release)

Jason Hwang‘s Sing House (Innova) – Jason Hwang, Steve Swell, Chris Forbes, Ken Filiano, Andrew Drury (Fall 2016 release)

Upcoming Tours/Concerts:

Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love – European Tour – April 13-24 2016

Dave Burrell/Steve Swell Duo – Houston, Texas – May 8, 2016

Steve Swell Solo and Duo (TBD) – Chicago Option Series and Milwaukee – May 22 & 23, 2016

Steve Swell’s Kende Dreams at the XXI Vision Festival, NYC – June 9, 2016

William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra – Dizzy’s Coca Cola, NYC (JLC) – July 27, 2016

William Parker’s In Order To Survive – Festival Sant’ Anna Arresi, Sardinia, Italy – September 9, 2016

Steve Swell’s Kende Dreams – Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares, Northampton, MA – September 15, 2016

Taylor Ho-Bynum’s PlusTet – FONT Festival, NYC – September 24, 2016

Chicago Plan (Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang) European Tour – October 1-14, 2016

Brotzmann/Swell/Nilssen-Love European Tour – October 15-31, 2016