Newsbits: Magma in London / Louis Moholo-Moholo Legacy Project / Tyshawn Sorey Reviewed / Post-Haste Reed Duo Reviewed

Louis Moholo

Magma’s recent performance at London’s Cafe Oto is reviewed.

The Centre for African Studies (CAS) in Capetown is hosting the Louis Moholo-Moholo Legacy Project.

Jazz Right Now reviews the latest release from Tyshawn Sorey.

I Care If You Listen reviews the Post-Haste Reed Duo.

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Alvin Lucier Interview

Source: SON[I]A.

A key figure in post-Cage experimental music, Lucier is one of a kind, a composer who, as James Tenney says, makes his fellow musicians find themselves “having to revise our basic (and often unconscious) assumptions – our self-evident axioms about music.” Driven by a curiosity to understand “how things work” (an innocent and unprejudiced curiosity that Tenney compares to that of a child), Lucier always seems ready to disappear within sound. It is as if his fascination with the sound phenomenon leads him to avoid interfering in its manifestation. His work is thus by no means based on self-expression or on compositional interventions. Instead, he allows sounds to “be themselves” without pushing or directing them in any way.

To coincide with his 85th birthday, SON[I]A features a conversation with Lucier (that took place in Boston in 2014) in which he talks about the need to listen carefully, the composers that have accompanied and influenced him over the years, and the role of space and technology in his work, among many other things. Near the end, he also explains some interesting facts about “I am Sitting in a Room”, one if his best known and most enigmatic works. Many happy returns, Mr Lucier!

Dalston Sound Reviews

Eivind Aarset at Moers Festival 2006, Germany

Source: Dalston Sound.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet – The Declaration of Musical Independence
The Claudia Quintet – Super Petite
Leverton Fox – Velcro Bird
Forebrace – Steeped
Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Irène Schweizer, Léon Francioli, Pierre Favre – Musical Monsters
Spontaneous Music Ensemble – Withdrawal
Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang – Atmosphères
Sinikka Langeland – The Magical Forest

Coming to Philadelphia

Source: Bowerbird.

ENSEMBLE MISE-EN
part of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016
Venue: Sanctuary of The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Sunday, October 16, 8pm
The fourth installment of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2016 consists of the world premiere of Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2008-2011 mise-en transcription, a notated work by Daniel Fishkin commissioned and performed by NYC-based new music ensemble mise-en. This work was composed through using Fourier analysis of early works in the saga of the Tinnitus Suites, composed on the first (now destroyed) version of the Lady’s Harp in 2011.

CAGE, TUDOR, RAUSCHENBERG: 9 EVENINGS
film screening
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Friday, October 21, 8pm
Bowerbird is pleased to screen three documentary films marking the 50th anniversary of “9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering”. In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater performances, “9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering”, held in October at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. The artists were John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman. For these films, archival material has been combined with interviews with the artists, engineers and performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects of the work.

LOREN CONNORS / CHRIS FORSYTH duo
with TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Friday, November 18, 8pm
Bowerbird is pleased to present the duo of Loren Connors and Chris Forsyth and a performance by Philadelphia’s Taiwan Housing Project

Vital Weekly Reviews 1051

Source: Vital Weekly.

BABY FIRE – GOLD (CD by Off) *
NORBERTO LOBO – MUXAMA (CD by three:four records) *
JANA IRMERT – END OF ABSENCE (CD by Fabrique Records) *
CHRISTHOPER CHAPLIN – JE SUIS LE TÉNÉBREUX (CD by Fabrique Records) *
STRAYTONE & YUI NAKAMURA & TAKASHI MASUBUCHI & MASAHIDE TOKUNAGA – A CRESCENT AND MOONFLOWERS (CD by Meena/Ftarri) *
ANDREA BORGHI – FUOCHI RITUALI DI SAN GIUSEPPE (CD by Unfathomless) *
TEN – YUKON YOUTH (CD by Ten Recordings) *
CAM – TRUE OR FALSE (LP by Skrat Records) *
PETRA DUBACH & MARIO VAN HORRIK – WAVES (double 12″ by Telemark)
MARK WAGNER – CHOSEN FREQUENCIES (FOR THE BODY, MIND, SPIRIT) (DVDR by Adaadat)
JLIAT – BAD MUSIC (book and DVDR by Jliat) *
MARTIN KAY – STADIUM (CDR by Avant Whatever) *
REDUKT – OTHO (CDR by Kvitnu) *
E AND I – THE COLOUR OF SOUND (double CDR by Eilean Records) *
MARTIENS GO HOME – VINGT (six sound cards)
SUB LOAM – THE PORTABLE ARCHIVE (three cassettes, private) *
JACOB WICK – TWICE LOVE (cassette by Marginal Frequency)
STARVATION TIME – HOUSE OF DUST (cassette by Marginal Frequency)
THE WOODEN BODY – AFTERMATH QUIETUDES (cassette by Lamour)
LLARKS – RADIO STARSLIDE FOREVER (cassette by Lamour) *
SOMNOROASE PASARELE – VOMA (cassette by Magical Garage Taste) *