Bearing the name of a short book on the Anglican Church in Lisbon, Per Gärdin, Pedro Lopes & Rodrigo Pinheiro’s History of the Lisbon Chaplaincy was, appropriately enough, recorded in St. George’s Church in Lisbon in September, 2013. St. George’s figures centrally in the book, but undoubtedly it was chosen as a recording site not for its history, but for its Fincham pipe organ, played by Pinheiro. Throughout much of the long improvisation that makes up the recording, the organ acts as a kind of sonic anchor, whether as a relatively immobile foundation for Gärdin’s restless soprano and alto saxophone lines, or as a kind of eddying current running underneath the reeds and Lopes’s percussion and turntables. The music’s dramatic development largely hinges on the tension between Gärdin’s energetic expressionism and Lopes and Pinheiro’s more texturally-directed sounds; crucially, the trio plays effectively with the church’s acoustics, carefully crafting sound densities from variable-length phrases and subtly-balanced ensemble passages.
Very little information is available online about the recent passing of Ana-Maria Avram. A Romanian news site has a brief announcement, and Tiny Mix Tapes has more detailed coverage. That’s about it so far.
Source: Gapplegate Music Review.
Xavier Camarasa & Jean-Marc Foussat, Dans les courbes
Itaru Oki, Nobuyoshi Ino, Choi Sun Bae, Kami Fusen
Paul Rutherford, Sabu Toyozumi, The Conscience
Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.
The Cosmological Constant: the Nu Band- Lou Grassi, Dr/ Thomas Heberer, Cor/ Mark Whitecage, as, Cl/ Joe Fonda, B
Hesitantly Pleasant: Mike Caratti, Dr/ Rachel Musson, Sax/ Steve Beresford, P, Elec
Kisaragi: Natsuki Tamura, Tpt/ Satoko Fujii, P
Lucca &Amp; Bologna Concerts: Szilard Mezei, Vla/ Nicola Guazzaloca, P
This Where I Come in: Lewis Jordan and Music at Large
Setola Di Maiale
Departure: Yoko Miura, P/ Giannni Mimmo, Ss
Each Edge of the Field: Charlie Beresford, G, P/ Sania Hammond, Cello, School Bell
Generations: Brian Landarus Orchestra
Mosaique: Greg Mills, P
Ensemble5: Heinz Geisser, P/ Fridolin Blumer, B/ Reto Staub, P/ Robert Morgenthaler, Tbn/ Elliott Levin, FL, Ts, Poetry
Raw Volumes: Alexei Borisov, Dr, Vo/ Bob Meanza, Elec, Synth
Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.
DR. ASHLEY JACKSON | CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
Dr. Jackson’s latest performance project, Electric Lady, is a celebration of contemporary works written by 20th and 21st century female composers. The program has been presented by Vassar College and Metropolis, and will head to Brooklyn later this summer for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn. This solo version of the project also features a world premiere by Danielle Eva Schwob.
Friday, August 11 at 7:00 PM
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY
CONTEMPORANEOUS PRESENTS: “THE TWO HALVES” | RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Contemporaneous performs as part of the Rite of Summer Music Festival.
Saturday, August 12 at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Governors Island, Nolan Park, New York, NY