Other Minds Festival 23

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Other Minds presents it’s 23rd Festival of new music. Sound poets from around the globe gather in San Francisco for the 23rd edition of the Other Minds Festival. This year, we’ll have an all-star cast of composers and writers whose purview is that hippodrome of hilarity where literature and speech intersect music and performance.

The event takes place April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2018, at the ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street at Shotwell, in San Francisco.

Featured artists include an all-star cast, including Anne Waldman, Clark Coolidge & Alvin Curran, Michael McClure, Aram Saroyan, Enzo Minarelli, Jaap Blonk, Pamela Z, Amy X Neuburg, Charles Amirkhanian & Carol Law, Beth Anderson, and more. We’ll also bring you historical glimpses into the past of sound poetry by Marinetti, Depero, Hugo Ball, Stein, Toch, Heidsieck, Kurt Schwitters and many more.

For more information visit: other minds

AMN Picks of the Week: Sonologyst / Duo B. / Interstellar Transmissions / Coleman, Goldberg, Nelson, & Smith / Michael Moss / Sonar with David Torn

David Torn

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.

Sonologyst – Silencers – The Conspiracy Theory Dossiers (2015)
Duo B. (Levis / Mezzacappa) – These Things Seem Natural to Us (2017)
Various Artists – Interstellar Transmissions (2018)
Coleman / Goldberg / Nelson / Smith – 1 800 729 3700 (2017)
Michael Moss and the Accidental Orchestra – HELIX (2018)
Sonar with David Torn – Vortex (2018)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1123

Source: Vital Weekly.

SM/DP – FAULT TOLERANT (CD by Nekoerekords) *
JOSHUA GEROWITZ – SOLANO CANYON (CD by Pfmentum)
MISHA FEIGIN & LUKAS IMONIS – THE SQUAT (CD by Z6 Records)
HANS TAMMEN & THE DARK CIRCUITS BUNKER ORCHESTRA – TEN MINUTES LATE WITH NO BUS AND NO TAXI EITHER (CD by Gold Bolus Recordings)
EINZELSTÜCKE – ZEHN SOLOS (CD by Tonkunst Manufaktur)
PARA – PHON (CD by Freifeld Tonträger)
GIANLUCA FAVARON – VARIATIONS (FRAGMENTS OF EVANESCENT MEMORIES (CD by Silentes) *
KEVIN DRUMM – INEXPLICABLE HOURS (2LP by Sonoris) *
MAXIMILIAN LATVA – HRÖN (CDR by Art First Records) *
EYE FIEND EDITS (CDR compilation by Eye Fiend)
JLIAT – EINSTEIN VIOLATED; MUSIC FASTER THAN LIGHT (CDR by Larks Council England) *
THE JOY OF NATURE – EMPTINESS IS A LONG STORY (CDR, private) *
INABILE CAOS – I.O (CD by Essentia Mundi) *
SLEEP SIGNAL (cassette, private) *
WRECKERS RUIN (cassette)
DAI COELACANTH – NANY CREAKS IN GRAVEYARD SLIME (cassette)

Nicolas Hodges in LA March 26

Source: Monday Evening Concerts.

Peter Ablinger – A Letter from Schoenberg [reading piece with player piano]
Brian Ferneyhough – Lemma-Icon-Epigram
Peter Ablinger – from Voices and Piano [piano and CD]
i. Angela Davis
ii. Lech Walesa
iii. Setzuko Hara
Rebecca Saunders – Mirror, mirror on the wall (intermission)
​Peter Ablinger – Deus Cantando (God, singing) [for computer-controlled piano and screened text]
James Clarke – Untitled No. 5
​Peter Ablinger – from Voices and Piano [piano and CD]
i. Forough Farrokhzad
ii. Pier Paolo Pasolini
iii. Bonnie Barnett
Rolf Riehm – Ciao, carissimo Claudio, or Die Steel Drums de San Marco (World premiere) [for piano and playback]

Nicolas Hodges, piano


Perhaps the greatest living pianist of the European avant-garde, Nicolas Hodges makes his solo recital debut in Los Angeles. His program alternates between canonized giants of high-modernism such as Brian Ferneyhough, Rebecca Saunders, and James Clarke, and works focused on the relationship between speech and instrumental sound by the Austrian composer Peter Ablinger.

Avant Scena Reviews

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Source: Avant Scena.

Peter Kuhn Trio – “Intention” (FMR, 2018)

Ed Bennett / Decibel – “Togetherness” (Diatribe Records, 2018)

Schiaffini|Prati|Gemmo|Armaroli – “Luc Ferrari Exercises d’Improvisation” (Dodicilune, 2018)

Laura Schuler|Lisa Grotherus|Anatole Buccella|Silvan Jeger|Lukas Rutzen – “Laura Schuler Kronikor” (2018)

Peter Kuhn|Dave Sewelson|Dan Clucas|Scott Walton|Alex Cline – “Dependent Origination” (FMR, 2018)

Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Joel Futterman & Steve Swell – “Masters of Improvisation” (Valid Records, 2018)

Nate Wooley|Jozef Dumoulin|Ingebrigt Håker Flaten|Teun Verbruggen – “kaPSalon” (ratrecords, 2018)

The Bridge #11 Featuring Joe McPhee in Chicago April-May

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A PRIDE OF LIONS [THE BRIDGE #11]
CHICAGO, APRIL 29 – MAY 13, RETURN JOURNEY

JOE MCPHEE – pocket trumpet, tenor saxophone
DAUNIK LAZRO – tenor & baritone saxophone
JOSHUA ABRAMS – double bass, guimbri
GUILLAUME SÉGURON – double bass
CHAD TAYLOR – drums, mbira

The full schedule will be published soon, and this tour will see the release of an album recorded during their first tour in France, in January-February 2016.

In the six years that The Bridge, the transatlantic network for jazz and creative music, has been establishing and sustaining connections between improvisers from France and the USA, there never was any better description of the necessity of the exchanges than Joe McPhee’s: “We engage in conversations on multiple levels, we learn from each other, about each other, about our experiences of the world, about our own histories and our pasts, our families and how we got here, at this place in this exact moment. So it’s more than the road, it’s an epic… It the type of thing, I think, we need to develop in the world at large: we are very different in so many ways, but we are not separate.”

It turns out there is history (and legend) in a “Dream Band” which, for once, deserves this brazen qualifier. In 1996, Daunik Lazro formed with Joe McPhee, kindred spirit since the beginning of the decade, the Dourou Quintet, already flanked with two bassists and a drummer. Among them and with others, there were feverish billows with the likes of Evan Parker and André Jaume, reckless string criss-crossings with the likes of Raymond Boni and Claude Tchamitchian. “This Bridge makes us travel 20 (light) years ahead, tells Lazro, to deepen our sonic adventure,” this time with bassists-storytellers Joshua Abrams and Guillaume Séguron.