On January 16, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project returns to its residency at Dew Drop Inn DC for an evening featuring a solo set by Mussa.
Mussa performs a mesmerizing solo show filled with live loops, harmonies and original compositions from the new release ‘AMbassadors of Morning – SO FAR’ and more. Mussa is a BMI recording artist with touring experience on both coasts performing with acts such as The Roots, Eryka Badu, Femi Kuti and more.
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and baritone sax) and T. A. Zook (basscello). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics); Sam Lohman (drums); Larry Gomez (percussion); Patrick Whitehead (flügelhorn and trumpet); Leah Gage (drums); and Emily Chimiak (violin).
The event starts at 8 pm and is no cover/no minimum!
On January 18, Lost Civilizations experimental music project co-founder T. A. Zook will perform as part of the first in a series of Directed Actions performances at the Capital Fringe’s Trinidad Theater. The evening starts at 7pm; tickets are $20.
Source: Touching Extremes.
JOS SMOLDERS – Nowhere
SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH – A Hidden Life And Other Works
DUCK BAKER – Outside
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Richard Pinhas, Tatsuya Yoshida and Masama Akita – Process and Reality (Cuneiform, 2016) ****½
George Cremaschi / Irene Kepl / Petr Vrba – Resonators (Another Timbre, 2016) ****
Irene Kepl – SololoS (Fou Records, 2016) ***½
Onno Govaert, Marcelo dos Reis, Luís Vicente, Kristján Martinsson – In Layers (FMR, 2016) ****
Ned Rothenberg, Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier – In Cahoots (Clean Feed, 2016) ****½
Schlippenbach Trio – Warsaw Concert (Intakt, 2016) **** ½
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Two new Bandcamp sites for experimental / ambient artist VidnaObmana (Dirk Serries) have been launched, one for older recordings, another for recordings on the Tonefloat label.
Dark Web is an internet-based digital music release combining composed music and interactive visuals. In this music release, the user enters a digital environment where a morphed echo of the outside world has been processed to fit a network of ones and zeros, some elements fully mutated, others not. Compositionally, Dark Web seeks to explore a core musical parameter, time, with the ambition to expand it without relying on automatism or generative systems. Instead, the music explores micro-polyphonic looping and canons on both a micro and a macro level.