Detailed Holger Czukay Obituary 

Source: The Guardian.

When Holger Czukay, who has died aged 79, became one of the founding members of the Cologne-based band Can in 1968, his role was that of bass player. “The bass player’s like a king in chess,” he reflected later. “He doesn’t move much, but when he does he changes everything.”

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Ken Pickering Interviews Tim Berne

Source: Coastal Jazz.

At this stage of the game it feels like I’ve known Tim Berne (as a friend and long time fan) for a huge swath of my adult life. The story began sometime around the end of the 70’s back when we were both in our 20’s. I had my record shop (Black Swan) and produced small creative music concerts while Tim had moved to Brooklyn (after college in Oregon) and was studying with the legendary saxophonist/composer Julius Hemphill.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

The Rempis Percussion Quartet – “Cochonnerie” (Aerophonic Records, 2017)

Blaise Siwula, John Loggia, Aron Namenwirth – “Past The Potatoes” (Nofrillsmusic, 2017)

Nick Photinos – “Petit Artefacts” (New Amsterdam Records, 2017)

Archer / Clark / Grew / Hunter – “Felicity’s Ultimatum” (Discuss Music, 2017)

Goldberg|Brown|Anderson – “The Recknoning” (Minus Zero, 2017)

Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins, Myra Melford – “MZM” (Infrueqent Seams, 2017)

Woody Black 4 – “Curiosity” (Unit Records, 2017)

AMN Picks of the Week: Dave Douglas / Haunted Me / Shawn Lovato / Andrew Weathers / Satoko Fujii

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Dave Douglas – Little Giant Still Life (2017)
Haunted Me – Gretchen Feast on Slow Things (2017)
Shawn Lovato – Cycles of Animation (2017)
Andrew Weathers Ensemble – Build a Mountain Where Our Bodies Fall (2017)
Satoko Fujii – Aspiration (2017)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1096

Source: Vital Weekly.

VACANT STATIONS – CLONES (CD by Winter-light) *
JOSUE AMADOR & DIRAR KALASH & ARVID GANGA – FADING GROUND (CD by Al-Bayan) *
LUKAS LAUERMANN – HOW I REMEMBER NOW I REMEMBER HOW (CD by Col Legno) *
VOUTCHKOVA & THIEKE & CARROLL – AS FOUND (CD by Sound Anatomy) *
JEAN-LUC GUIONNET & MIGUEL A. GARCIA – PARKUSTOMNIE (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
ZABELKA & ASFÉRICO – THE BROKEN GLASS (CD by Störung)
GHOST IN THE HOUSE – SECOND SIGHT (CD by Public Eyesore)
TREVOR WATTS AND STEPHEN GREW DUO – ALL THERE IS (CD by Discus Music)
BREKEKEKEKEXKOAXKOAX – DRONE WORKS (CDR by Earthwalker Recordings) *
SAMUEL DUNSCOMBE & TIM OLIVE – ZANSHI (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
JOHN BELL – CAMBRIDGE SURPRISE MINOR AND OTHER PEALS (CDR by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
MONTY ADKINS – A YEAR AT USHER’S HILL (CDR by Eilean Records) *
FRANCESCO GIANNICO & GIULIO ALDINUCCI – REFRAMING (CDR by Eilean Records) *
CONSTANT LIGHT – FROM THE UNHIP (OBSERVATIONS/2) (CDR, private) *
EMERGE – NARCOSES (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
KOMOREBI FEAT. EMERGE (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
SIEGFRIED KÄRCHER – NOCTURNAL HIPPIE (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
ORPHAX – DREAM SEQUENCE #4 (3”CDR, private) *
KINIT HER – THE BLOOMING WORLD (cassette by Brave Mysteries)
CHEAP IMITATION (cassette by Zeon Light)
LEX BOOGIE FROM THE BRONX/SENZ BEATS – A TALE OF 2 PLANETS (cassette by Tanuki Records)
DAVID LEE MYERS – SUPERPOSITIONS (cassette by Cronica)
EXPOSE YOUR EYES – DISINTEGRATOR (cassette by Dokuro)
SINDRE BJERGA – THE ROOTS SYNCHRONICITY (cassette by Dokuro)
VENTA PROTESIX & DJ KIMCHI – LOVELY ONLINE LOSERS (cassette by Dokuro)
VERNON & BURNS – FROM THE CABLE TO THE GRAVE (cassette by Akashic Records)

Lampo Fall Schedule

Source: Chicago’s Lampo.

LOVID
SEP 16
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
LoVid presents Mesh Extenders, a new group of interconnected compositions made for their handmade analog synthesizers along with video—work that constructs landscapes between virtuality, abstraction and documentation of daily life.

MARK FELL & KATHERINE YOUNG
SEP 29
8PM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Mark Fell premieres 7 Facts In Logical Space—his new multi-channel project for Lampo and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The UK composer will position 24 speakers around Preston Bradley Hall and manipulate electronic sound in dialogue with the acoustic and architectural space.

YASUNAO TONE
OCT 14
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
In concert Tone deviates and controls AI versions of himself along with the mechanisms that each AI uses to hear and respond to the audio they generate—corrupting the technologies designed to simulate his own performances, and interacting live with AI versions of himself as performer.

JOHN WIESE
NOV 18
8PM
The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
The great John Wiese returns to Lampo to perform his new four-channel composition Time Column—a work that the Los Angeles-based artist says “imposes vertical time on horizontal sounds.”

STEVEN WARWICK
DEC 2
8PM
Rebuild Foundation
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60649
Nadir fuses reflective poetics with diaristic snapshots and fragmented melodies recorded during a residency in Los Angeles. The work captures the tensions, unease and uncertainty in a contemporary setting. Here, Warwick presents a new live show with visuals in which he reworks the material in real time, in a similar manner to his previous Heatsick project—loops and rhythms are stretched and worked out on the dance floor with a focus on the human voice to dizzying and psychedelic effect.

Seattle Scene: September 7-23, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Eric McElroy
Thu. Sep. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pianist Eric McElroy celebrates the incredible diversity of music in our time, from neo- romanticism to pop-classical fusion. The highlight is Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis, in which the pianist recites Oscar Wilde’s Letter from reading Gaol. Also, McElroy’s own The Perilous Realm (2014), Jacob TV’s The Body of Your Dreams, and the American premiere of John Joubert’s Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 71 (1972).

Steve O’Brien’s Moving Out
Fri. Sep. 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Trumpeter Steve O’Brien presents his last large work in Seattle, before he moves to further his career in a new city. He’s joined by Devin Bews (drums), Josiah Boothby (horn), Alex Dugdale (alto sax), Geoff Harper (bass), Kate Olson (tenor/soprano sax), Roger Pegues (piano), Colin Pulkrabek (trombone), Oleg Ruvinov (tuba), Greg Sinibaldi (baritone sax), Jay Thomas (trumpet), and Lucas Winter (guitar).

Janet Feder & Fred Frith
Sat. Sep. 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Denver-based prepared guitarist and composer Janet Feder and legendary British guitar wiz Fred Frith finally get around to celebrating their 2006 duo recording Ironic Universe here in Seattle. Come for the incredibly lovely compositions, stay for the wildly inventive improvisational interplay. Presented by Nonsequitur.

THU. 9/21 – saxophonist Evan Smith plays music by himself and Nat Evans as well as Yusef Lateef and Julius Hemphill

FRI. 9/22 – composer S. Eric Scribner presents “Fantastical Sounds: Music from Tond”: indigenous music from the imaginary cultures in his novel series Tond

SAT. 9/23 – Nonsequitur presents Persian free jazz santour player Sahba Sizdahkhani + guest artist TBAFeder and Fred Frith