The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Pi-hsien Chen – Stockhausen/Beethoven (Hat[Now]ART)
Dave McDonnel Group – The Dragon And The Griffin (New Atlantis)
Paul Hubweber / Frank Paul Schubert / Alexander Von Schlippenbach / Clayton Thomas / Willi Kellers – Intricacies (NoBusiness)
John Butcher / Phil Durrant / John Russell – The Scenic Route (Emanem)

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Vital Weekly Reviews 1024

Source: Vital Weekly.

Jed Speare – The Wounds of Returning: Sound Works 1974-1983 (Cd by Far Point) *
Stefan Thut – Un/Even and One (Cd by Intonema) *
Toxydoll – Bullsheep (Cd by Aut Records)
Fovea Hex – The Salt Garden I (Cdep by Die Stadt/headphone Dust) *
John Atkinson – Asasin in Lege (Cd by Florabelle Records) *
Ned Milligan – Continental Burns (Lp by Florabelle Records) *
Masayuki Imanishi – Tone (Lp by Ini.itu)
Das Ding – Sequencer (10″ by Midlight/dehef)
Charcoal Owl (7″ by I Dischi Del Barone)
Arv & Miljö (7″ by I Dischi Del Barone)
Doc Wör Mirran – Gosia (Cdr by Miss Management) *
Doc Wör Mirran – Mörtel Mächine Müsik (10″ by Marginal Talent)
Jliat – C (Cdr by Jliat) *
Gabi Losoncy – Judgement (Cdr by Caduc) *
Joda Clement – Sea Songs (Cdr by Caduc) *
Dubcore/andrey Popovskiy (Split Cassette by Spina! Records)
Umpio/kryptogen Rundfunk (Split Cassette by Spina! Records)
Alexander Mashanov & Ilia Belorukov/natasha Shamina & Sergey Kostyrko
(Split Cassette by Spina! Records)
The Phlod-nar – Morphogenesis (Cassette by Temonos)

Now Hear This Festival in Edmonton

Source: New Music Edmonton.

Friday, March 18

4:30 pm – Opening Reception, Holy Trinity Basement

Kick off the fifth installment of the NME Now Hear This festival with live music by the Dan Davis Trio, with Dan on saxophone, Chris Andrew on piano, and Jamie Cooper on drums. Relax with other music lovers and get ready for three days of diverse, cutting edge music.

7:00 pm – Lori Freedman, The Virtuosity of Excess

Featuring works for bass and contrabass clarinets by Lori Freedman, Brian Ferneyhough, Richard Barrett, Paul Steenhuisen, Raphael Cendo and Paolo Perezzani. View the full program.

8:30 pm – Darren Copeland and Friends
Featuring multi-channel electroacoustic works by Darren Copeland, Norah Lorway, Nico Arnaez and Gary James Joynes.
Program to include the world premiere of Darren Copeland’s while working and walking.

10:00 pm Late-night Live 1 – Featuring Jeffrey Roberts, Shawn Pinchbeck, and the Northlich-Redmond/Wall Project

Saturday, March 19

10:30 am – Live interview

Scott Smallwood interviews guest artists Lori Freedman, Darren Copeland, Jen Mesch, and Nate Wooley

2:00 pm – Edmonton Saxophone Quartet
Featuring Edmonton premieres of compositions for saxophone quartet curated from our open call. Program to include works by Mei-Fang Lin, George Andrix, Lansing McLoskey, and Erin Rogers.
View the full program.

3:30 pm – Panel Discussion with Raylene Campbell, Nico Arnaez, Norah Lorway and Allison Balcetis. Moderated by Ian Crutchley

7:00 pm – Damn magpies and Lori Freedman

Edmonton’s recently-formed improv sextet performs live with special guest Lori Freedman. View program info.
8:30 pm – LISH: a newly created performance for dance and trumpet by Jen Mesch and Nate Wooley.

10:00 Late-night Live II – Featuring works by Tonewheel and Gene Kosowan

Sunday, March 20

11:00 am – Soundwalk with Scott Smallwood

2:00 pm – Violet Collective
Featuring Edmonton premieres of compositions for our resident ensemble curated from our open call. Program to include works by Talia Amar, Alex Mincek, Anna Pigdorna, Colin Labadie, Lansing McLoskey, Erin Rogers, Morgan Krauss, and Lesley Hinger.

Magma in Colorado Previewed

Christian Vander Quartet in the twentieth musi...

Source: Colorado Springs Independent.

Imagine an eight-piece band, led by an utterly virtuosic and strange drummer, who meander from brooding, ominous and violent textures to more playful jazz-fusion material, all sung in the band’s own constructed language. If that last detail reminds you of the Icelandic post-rock ensemble Sigur Rós, you’re not wrong, though this band in question is French, tours America far less often, and began doing all this a quarter-century earlier.

French psychedelic/progressive rock act Magma has long built a reputation for being adventurous and very out-there, even in the spacey and frequently spaced-out realm of prog rock. The invented language, “Kobaïan,” certainly sets them apart, but it’s only a fraction of what makes Magma unique and strange.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 05/2016

English: Jason Kao Hwang live at Saalfelden 20...

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Florian Chaigne
More Whore: Taran Singh, Poem/ Florian Chaigne, Dr, Perc

Aaron Standon on Fb
the Phantom Power Awakens: Aaron Standon, G, Sax/ Mark Turner, B/ Peter Evans, Vln/ Marco Anderson, Dr

Cleanfeed
Protean Reality: Chris Pitsiokos Alto Saxophone | Noah Punkt Electric Bass | Philipp Scholz Drums and Percussion

Solo Trumpet: Dave Ballou, Bb Tpt, Flghrn, Piccolo Tpt, Mutes

Innova
Voice: Jason Kao Hwang with Thomas Buckner, Vo and Deanna Relyea, Vo with the Edge

Hotcup
Still, up in the Air: Moppa Elliott, Bass

Meinrad Kneer
Oneirology: Meinrad Kneer Quintet

Meinrad Kneer’s Phosphotous Ensemble Plays Christian Morgenstern

Aut
Toxydoll: Vicent Doménech – Sax Alberto Cavenati – Guitar Bob Meanza – Keys and Electronics Olga Nosova – Drums

Pfmentum
Barely Cool: Schroeder, Sax/ Campello, G/ Godoy, Dr

Bimhuis
Meeting Points: Guus Janssen on Piano with Various Musicians

Leo Records
Villa Lobos Suite: Ivo Perelman, Ts/ Mat Maneri Viola/ Tanya Kalmanovitch, Viola

Aut
Fish Tales: Federico Eterno, as, Cl/ Marco Papa, El G/ Gioele Pagiaccia, Dr

Umlaut
the Music of Alvin P. buckley: Pierre Borel – Alto Sax Louis Laurain – Trumpet Antonio Borghini – Double Bass Hannes Lingens – Drums