In November, AMN favorite (well my favorite at least), Magma performed an all-acoustic set in Chile. I believe that this is the first time they have done so anywhere in the world. Featuring just piano and vocals, this is a different and powerful take on the music of Magma. A link is below to a video of the entire concert.
On February 25, Heterodyne performs at Baltimore’s The Holy Underground arts space, which is located at 2021 Maryland Ave. Music starts at about 8 pm. Sharing the bill with Heterodyne are Xiphoid-Process and Rob Neubauer.
Heterodyne is an improvisational project; its core performers are Maria Shesiuk (synthesizers and processed vocalizations) and T. A. Zook (NS Design Omni Bass, strung as a basscello). Although it is essentially a duo, when complex schedules permit, it performs with Patrick Whitehead on quarter-tone flügelhorn and trumpet; Bob Boilen on ARP synthesizer; Doug Kallmeyer on bass and synthesizer; Jerry Busher on drums; Sarah Hughes on sax; Leah Gage on drums; Sam Lohman on drums; and Dan Gutstein, spoken word.
Source: Vital Weekly.
THE INTERNATIONAL NOTHING – IN DOUBT WE TRUST (CD by Ftarri) *
PSYCHIC TV – KONDOLE/DEAD CAT (2CD, DVD by Cold Spring Records) *
ALEXANDER SIGMAN – FRCEMAP (CD & DVD by New Focus Recordings)
JOAO CAMOES & JEAN-LUC CAPPOZZO & JEAN-MARC FOUSSAT – AUTRES PAYSAGES (CD by Clean Feed)
SPINIFEX – AMPHIBIAN ARDOUR (CD by Trytone)
BURNING TREE – OSSUARY LIGHT (CD by Utech)
VAGINA DENTATA ORGAN – IRENE’S CUNT (CD by World Satanic Network System)
PHILIP SULIDAE – RAMSHEAD (CD by Unfathomless) *
KLOOB – REMARKABLE EVENTS (CD by Winter-light) *
GOLPEA TU CEREBRO – SPANISH UNDERGROUND CASSETTE CULTURE 1980-1988 (2LP by Insane Muzak)
NOEMIENOURS – BEAR MEDITATIONS (LP, private)
HEAL – ESPACE D’INCERTITUDE (LP by Sound On Probation)
BENJAMIN FINGER – SCALE OF BLINDNESS (CDR by Eilean Records) *
SRUTI – HEARD, UNSPOKEN (CDR by Eilean Records) *
DOC WÖR MIRRAN – INDUSTRIAL (HISTORICAL OBSCURITY VOL. 3 (CDR by Miss Management) *
JOSEPH B. RAIMOND III – JUNIOR BLUES (book by Mirran Thought)
JOSEPH B. RAIMOND – VAGABONDIA (book by Mirran Thought)
QUADRATURE (cassette compilation by Under My Bed Recordings)
SIMON CUMMINGS (cassette by Cronica Electronica)
PEACOCK KINGS – UNDER BADGER THROW (cassette by Meteorismo)
Source: Opera News.
THE MUSIC OF multi-instrumentalist/composer Tyshawn Sorey might seem designed to subvert expectations at every turn were it not so clearly the most personal of sustained expressions. Born in 1980 in Newark, New Jersey, Sorey’s compositions can veer from the quaint ripplings of a Satie miniature to the poise of a Stravinsky scherzo to the contemplative rigor of a Toru Takemitsu soundtrack seemingly performed by the Mingus Big Band. A percussionist, pianist and trombonist, Sorey creates an improvisatory admixture of avant garde, jazz, minimalism, neo-Classical and musical performance-art. And yet every reference point seems incapable of describing the uncanny ability of Sorey’s music to thrust both its performers and audiences into the present moment, into the very act of listening as an artistic endeavor.
On Tuesday, Opera Philadelphia will present tenor and Lawrence Brownlee in the world premiere of Sorey’s Cycles of my Being, a new song cycle with texts by the prestigious poet Terrance Hayes. After its premiere in Philadelphia, the work—which explores the realities of life as a black man in America—will travel to Chicago for a performance at the DuSable Museum of African American History as part of Lyric Opera of Chicago‘s Lyric Unlimited initiative; in April, Brownlee will perform Cycles at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall as part of that venue’s 125 Commissions Project.
“The atmosphere was charged,” he recalls, describing the rugged immediacy of a space that had once housed the Electric Circus, a fabled psychedelic rock club. “Everyone was there, waiting their turn to perform. It was magical.”
Burrell — a pianist and composer of sweeping proficiency and expeditionary prowess — performed that year, in 2000, with the redoubtable saxophonist David Murray. He has since appeared on 15 subsequent editions of the event, sometimes playing multiple sets. Now Burrell, 77, will be the recipient of lifetime achievement honors at the 23rd annual Vision Festival, to be held at Roulette in Brooklyn from May 23 to 28.
Source: Leo Records.
Z-country Paradise; Frank Gratkowski, Jelena Kuljic, Kalle Kalima, Oliver Potratz, Christian Marien – Live in Lisbon
Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp – Oneness
Simon Nabatov String Trio – Situations
Anne-Liis Poll / Alistair MacDonald – Untold Story
Heath Watts / M.j. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong – Sensoria
Source: Avant Scena.
Michael Moss | Accidental Orchestra – “Helix” (2018)
William Hooker Trio w/Ava Mendoza & Damon Smith – “Remembering” (Astral Spirits, 2018)
Møster | Parker | Abrams | Herndon – “RAN DO” (Clean Feed, 2017)
Anna Webber | Erik Hove |Vicky Mettler|Evan Tighe – “Eave” (Astral Spirits, 2018)
Tree Ear – “Witches Butter” (2018)
Ex Mus Ensemble – “Album no. 1” (2018)