Vital Weekly Reviews 1091

Source: Vital Weekly.

EDWARD KA-SPEL – HIGH ON STATION YELLOW MOON (CD by Soleilmoon Recordings) *
ELECTRIC SEWER AGE – MOON’S MILK IN FINAL PHASE (CD by Soleilmoon Recordings) *
BLINDFLUG – WITHOUT DOUBT (CD, private)
BARRECA/LEIMER – DUAL MONO (2CD by Palace Of Lights) *
STEVE PETERS – AIRFORMS (CHAMBER MUSIC 10) (CD by Palace Of Lights) *
ISABELLE DUTHOIT & FRANZ HAUTZINGER – LILY (CD by Relative Pitch Records)
HANGING HEARTS – INTO A MYTH (CD by Shifting Paradigm Records)
DETOUR DOOM PROJECT – NOTHING REMAINS OF US (CD by Aquarellist)
KOSTIS KILYMIS – A VOID (CD by organized music from thessaloniki)
SPEAK UNLESS SPOKEN TO (CD compilation by WFMU)
BJNILSEN – MASSIF TROPHIES (LP by Editions MEGO)
TELE:FUNKEN – GOING HOME NOW/STILL SKY BLUE (EDITS) (7″ lathe cut by Static Caravan) *
ELIZA CARTHY/DIREALI/MEMORY BAND (EAN REMIXES) (7″ by Static Caravan) *
ORPHAX – STUDIES IN DISSONANCE (7″ lathe cut by Champion Version) *
BOY DIRT CAR – PSYCHIC DRIVING TREATMENT (CDR by After Music Recordings) *
BOY DIRT CAR – SILVER (CDR by After Music Recordings) *
ANTONI ROBERT – TAPE NOISE GROOVE (CDR by Hazard Records) *
KAMIL KOWALCZYK – TRANSMISJA (CDR by Vertigo Blue Produktions) *
ANTONIN PAGAILLE – JE SUIS LA CHIMERE (cassette by Throne Heap)
STILL IMAGE – A FINITE LINE (cassette by Throne Heap)
HIDEGKUT – GYEREKKOR (cassette by Throne Heap)
HÄNDER SOM VARDAR – ANHEDONIA (cassette by Throne Heap)

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John Butcher’s Weight of Wax Label on Bandcamp

English: John Butcher

Source: Bandcamp. Saxophonist and experimenter John Butcher has placed releases from his Weight of Wax label on Bandcamp for purchase. A few freebie tracks too.

On Air – The Apophonics

SCRUTABLES – Derek Bailey, John Butcher & Gino Robair

INVISIBLE EAR

somethingtobesaid – John Butcher Group

CAVERN WITH NIGHTLIFE – John Butcher – solo & with Toshimaru Nakamura

Trace

Asymptotic Freedom

Listening to JR 0:00-4:27 – Improvised by Derek Bailey, replayed by John Butcher.

Penny Wands & Native String

Roscoe Mitchell’s New Album Reviewed

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Source: Village Voice.

The elders are always with us, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago came to life by making this fact central to their practice. In 1967, before the group had settled on a name, trumpeter Lester Bowie suggested the phrase “Great Black Music” as a motto for an expansive vision that took in almost every form, and as an explainer that might keep the word “jazz” from their door. (It didn’t.) Bassist Malachi Favors added “Ancient to the Future” to the phrase, and it was finished. In 1969, after being called the Roscoe Mitchell Sextet and, simply, the Art Ensemble, the band settled on the name they’ve kept since. The core members of the group emerged from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, established in 1965 on the south side of Chicago. In 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago mounted an exhibit for the fiftieth anniversary of the AACM, titled “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.”

The show gave Mitchell a chance to make the motto concrete. Among the archival material on display in the gallery space was the full-stage percussion setup used by the Art Ensemble. Bells for the South Side captures four of Mitchell’s trios playing in various combinations at the MCA, some of them using the Ensemble’s gear.

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

d’incise / Cristian Alvear – Appalachian Anatolia (14th Century) (Another Timbre)

MKM (Jason Kahn / Gunter Muller / Norbert Moslang) – Instants // Paris (Mikroton)

Ron Samworth (Samworth/Adler/JP Carter/Naylor/Lee/Meger) – Dogs Do Dream (Drip Audio)

Angles 9 – Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed)

ISSUE Project Room Fall Events

English: William Basinski live. Polski: Willia...

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

ISSUE is pleased to announce upcoming fall performances, opening with celebrated composer and process-musician William Basinski, Montreal-based composer, musician and producer Kara-Lis Coverdale and Houston-born digipoet and musician YATTA (9/7).

Additional programs include our yearly partnership with the Brooklyn Book Festival, which includes two Bookend events: Butch Morris & Radical Black Composition (9/12), a panel and performance presented in collaboration with the London Review of Books, as well as a reading, talk, and screening with legendary film activist Jonas Mekas and writer Charity Coleman (9/14).

Later in September, ISSUE presents the premiere of “Elevator to Mezzanine” by artist Steven Warwick at Secret Project Robot (9/23) (curated by 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow DeForrest Brown Jr) and FOR/WITH (9/29 & 9/30), two evenings of new commissions with some of America’s most iconoclastic composers organized by Nate Wooley. The mini-series includes premieres and performances of work by Christian Wolff, Annea Lockwood, Michael Pisaro and Ashley Fure.

The season sees new commissions from 2017 Artists-In-Residence. Byron Westbrook presents “Threshold Variations” at Abrons Art Center (9/9). In October, AIR Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste also presents Part V (10/8) of his collaboration with LaMont Hamilton around Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition, “Evil N*****.”

ISSUE also presents an evening celebrating the work of pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue (10/20), presented as a part of The Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival. The evening spans her acoustic and electronic compositions and features the world premiere of OCCAM RIVER XVI.