RIP Greg Lake

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Feb. 3, 1978

Source: BBC News. Sure, you could find things not to like about ELP, but their 1970-74 period produced a number of pretty interesting pieces. But even if you’ll never be an ELP fan, Lake’s work on the first couple of King Crimson albums stand apart. RIP.

One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In the Court of the Crimson King and his solo hit I Believe in Father Christmas. He died on Wednesday after “a long and stubborn battle with cancer”, said his manager. The news comes nine months after Lake’s band-mate Keith Emerson died.

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The Night With Concerts in Scotland

Source: The Night With.

The Night With… returns in 2017 for a second season of salon style concerts presenting classical and new music in informal environments with performances by some of Scotland’s top musicians. The second season develops on the success of the first with four programmes over five concerts in Glasgow and Edinburgh with a call for scores for string quartets by emerging composers to be workshopped by the Aurea Quartet.

Featuring Red Note, the Aurea Quartet, Joanna Nicholson, Emma Lloyd, Tom Poulson, Danielle Price and Timothy Cooper this series of concerts moves music out of the concert hall and into a relaxed environment. Programmed by composer Matthew Whiteside the concerts will feature several premieres and works by established composers.

The Night With… Red Note Ensemble
1st March – 7.30pm
The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

The Night With… Emma Lloyd and Joanna Nicholson
11th April –7.30pm
The Rowantree, Edinburgh
12th April – 7.30pm
The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

The Night With… the Aurea Quartet
3rd May – 7.30pm
The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

The Night With… Tom Poulson, Danielle Price and Timothy Cooper
14th June – 7.30pm
The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

Venues – The Hug and Pint, 171 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9AW. http://www.thehugandpint.com/

The Rowantree, 253 -255, The Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NN http://unusualvenuesedinburgh.com/venues/the-rowantree-venue-Edinburgh

Vital Weekly Reviews 1059

Source: Vital Weekly.

CINEMA PERDU – INTERVENTIONS IN A LANDSCAPE (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
X-NAVI:ET – TECHNOSIS (CD by Instant Classic) *
THE GREEN KINGDOM – HARBOR (CD by Dronarivm) *
MAJA SK RATKJE & CIKADA & OSLO SINFONIETTA – AND SING (SACD & Audio Blue-Ray)
SONG CIRCUS & RUBEN SVERRE GJERTSEN – ANATOMY OF SOUND (SACD & Audio Blue-Ray)
JAKUB ADAMEC – ARE YOU HUMAN? CONFIRMED (CD by Mik Musik/Bdta) *
GITANE DEMONE QUARTET – PAST THE SUN (CD by Dark Vinyl)
GENDER TROUBLE – CHOKEHAIR (CD Dark Vinyl)
BLACKHOUSE – LIVE IN LEIPZIG (CD/LP by Dark Vinyl)
ZOLOFT EVRA – MURDER CHAMBER (CD by Frozen Light)
BETONFRAKTION – I CHANGED MY SEX (CD by Blowpipe) *
ELEKTRA – ELEMENTS OF FRAGMENTS (digital by Blowpipe) *
DENNIS TYFUS & KRIS MAES – STEVIGE NACHT/DE KERSTDAGEN (7″ by Meeuw Muzak)
ANNIE & THE STATION ORCHESTRA – BINGO HALLS (CDR by Bearsuit Records) *
STEINEBACH – ZEIT (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
ACRYLWAFFEN – ABRAXAS (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
SMALL THINGS ON SUNDAYS – DETRITUS (cassette by Ojud Records)
SMALL THINGS ON SUNDAYS – TRAVELS (cassette by Scala Records) *
GREY GUIDES – BEAST MASK SUPREMACIST (cassette by Crow Versus Crow)
MYTRIP – FILAMENT (cassette by Amek/Serpent Eve Records)
SENZ BEATS – ODE TO THE GHOSTED (cassette by Tanuki Records)

Amirtha Kidambi Interview

Source: JAZZ RIGHT NOW.

Amirtha Kidambi is on the cutting edge of a wide range of music that includes free improvisation and jazz, experimental music, and new music. She is a soloist, collaborator, and ensemble member in a number of groups including the early music-inspired dark folk band Seaven Teares, Mary Halvorson‘s newest quintet Code Girl, analog percussion and light ensemble Ashcan Orchestra, and Darius Jones’ vocal quartet Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. As an improviser, she has played with Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Daniel Carter, Darius Jones, Peter Evans, Trevor Dunn, and many other innovators on the New York scene. Past projects and upcoming collaborations include the premiere of AACM founder and composer/pianist Muhal Richard Abrams’ Dialogue Social, Darius Jones’ The Oversoul Manual at Carnegie Hall, a premiere of electronic composer Ben Vida’s work Slipping Control for voice and electronics with Tyondai Braxton at the Borderline Festival in Athens, Greece, the premiere of the late Robert Ashley’s final opera CRASH at the Whitney Biennial, and many highly-praised performances in New York and beyond. Amirtha is 2016-2017 Asian Cultural Council Fellow, and will travel to India for intensive study in Carnatic vocal music in the Summer of 2017.