AMN Reviews: Mauro Sambo & Matilde Sambo – …sibilava tra i denti… [Plus Timbre PT066]

…sibilava tra i denti…–“hissed between the teeth”—is the work of two generations of Venetian experimentalists. Multi-instrumentalist Mauro Sambo, here on electronics, double bass, kalimba, gong and other percussion, is joined by his daughter Matilde, who provides field recordings and plays electric guitar and electronics. Both bring sensibilities formed at the crossings of sound and various other media—videography for Matilde, and the plastic arts for Mauro. As might be expected, their collaboration shows a sensitivity to the ways sound can imply and simulate action projected into a three-dimensional space—implication being the soul of their musical wit.

The single, nearly twenty-nine minute track is permeated by an atmosphere of acousmatic mysteriousness, as the sources of Sambos’ sounds seem reluctant to reveal themselves. Until they do, in the form of clearly-shaped guitar arpeggios, a struck gong reverberating in a void, or the skittering of a hyperactive kalimba. Throughout its changes of texture and timbre, the track gives rise to an almost cinematic sense of obscure but purposeful actions performed with the help of unknown means, and all of it taking place just at the threshold of comprehension.

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Daniel Barbiero

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Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Matt Piett & His Disorganisation – “Rummage Out” (Clean Feed, 2018)

Variable Geometry Orchestra – “Ma’adim Vallis” (Creative Source, 2018)

The Third Sound Ensemble|Sooyun Kim| Joshua Rubin|Karen Kim|Michael Nicolas| Orion Weiss|Patrick Castillo – ” Wang Lu: Urban Inventory” (New Focus Recordings, 2018)

Andrew Lisle |Alex Ward – “Doors” (Copepod Records, 2018)

Jeff Cosgrove – Scott Robinson – Ken Filiano – “Hunters & Scavengers” (Grizzley Music, 2018)

Ensemble Cairn|Guillaume Bourgogne – “Gérard Pesson – Blanc mérité” (Aeon, 2018)

ARUÁN ORTIZ TRIO – “LIVE IN ZURICH” (Intakt, 2018)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1125

Source: Vital Weekly.

ROHAN DRAPE & ANTHONY PATERAS – ELLESMERE (CD by Immediata) *
STEPHEN O’MALLEY & ANTHONY PATERAS – RÊVE NOIR (CD by Immediata) *
SLAGR – DIRR (CD by Hubro) *
INSUB META ORCHESTRA – CHOICES & MELODIES (LP by Insub) *
CHRISTIAN SKJØDT – DISSOLUTION & SUSPENSION (LP by Tonometer Music)
CHRISTIAN SKJØDT – ILLUMINATION (10” by Tonometer Music)
ZOË MCPHERSON – STRING FIGURES (LP by SVS Records)
TERRITOIRE – ALIX (CD by Humo) *
DREKKA/REMST8 (7” by Red Frost Industries)
MARCO FERRAZZA – CITZIZEN (CDR by Setola Di Maiale) *
GRAY ACRES (CDR by Sound In Silence Records) *
YNDI HALDA – A SUN-COLOURED SHAKER (CDR by Sound In Silence Records) *
LLARKS – METALLIC SUMMER SEA (cassette by Scala Tapes)
ERICAMOUR YOVOGAN & QUENTIN NICOLAÏ – WUTUTU (cassette by Tanuki Records)
DALE CORNISCH – ETIQUETTES (cassette by Midnight Circles) *
MATTHEW ATKINS – THE SUBTLE SILENCE (cassette by Midnight Circles) *
CATALAN COAST – BAYOU (cassette by Midnight Circles) *
OESTERGAARDS – ROTTERNA (cassette by Lamour) *
ALPHA MOUND – DVAHLA (cassette by Lamour) *
MUSIK TILLAGNAD BETTIL ENSTORUNG VOLUME 1 (cassette compilation by Lamour)

Keiji Haino Profiled

English: Keiji Haino at Moers Festival 2007

Source: NPR.

Over four decades, Haino, who will turn 66 in May, has thrived at the fringes of improvised music, becoming both a pioneer of and paragon for turning rock music inside out. An early student of primitive blues and classic rock staples, Haino earned attention during the ’80s for Fushitsusha, his on-again, off-again psychedelic powerhouse. Across the next quarter-century, he steadily emerged from Japan’s underground as an experimental extremist, often pitting torrents of distortion and walls of noise against shards of poetry that he would shriek and repeat like some coded prayer. After a string of cutting-edge labels in the United States and Canada began to catch on and issue his music in the west during the ’90s, his reputation as one of music’s most electrifying and enigmatic guitarists and one of its most oddly evocative singers spread to the point that he even became a model and muse for fashion designer Marc Jacobs. For some, working with Haino — or, for others, simply seeing him live or finding one of his albums — has became an avant-garde holy grail.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 04/2018

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Whirlwind
Twio: Walter Smith III – Tenor Saxophone Harish Raghaven – Bass (1, 2, 6 & 7) Eric Harland – Drums Christian Mcbride – Bass (3, 5, 8 & 9) Joshua Redman – Tenor Saxophone (3 & 9)

Vista: Julian Siegel – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet Liam Noble – Piano Oli Hayhurst – Double Bass Gene Calderazzo – Drums

Blues for Maggie: Zhenya Strigalev – Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto Box, Electronics Federico Dannemann – Guitar Linley Marthe – Bass Guitar, Keyboards Eric Harland – Drums

Yoko Miura
When Lowlands Consume the Space: Yoko Miura, P/ Jean Marc Foussat, Synthiaks, Vo

Leo Records
Sensoria:heath Watts / M.J. Williams / Nancy Owens / Blue Armstrong

Z-country Paradise: Jelena Kuljic Voice Frank Gratkowski Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet Kalle Kalima Guitar Oliver Potratz Electric Bass Christian Marien Drums

Situations: Simon Nabatov, P/ with Violist Gareth Lubbe and Cellist Ben Davis

Slam
Three Way Conversations: Glen Hall (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Bass Flute), Bernie Koenig (Drums, Vibes), M.J. Idzerda (Electric Keyboard)

Cleanfeed
Sirius: Yaw Tembe Trumpet, Voice Monsieur Trinité Percussio

Autres Paysages: João Camões Viola and Mey | Jean-luc Cappozzo Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Harmonic Flute | Jean-marc Foussat Electronics, Other Devices and Voice

Setola Di Maiale
Desidero Vedere, Sento: Massimo DE Mattia _ Flutes Giorgio Pacorig _ Piano _ Clavietta Giovanni Maier _ Double Bass Stefano Giust _ Drums _ Percussion

Roguart
Accelarated Projection: Matt Shipp, P/ Roscoe Mitchell, Saxes

Sciensonic Lab
Heliocentric Toneways: the Heliosonic Tone-tette with Scott Robinson and Marshall Allen

Washington Square Contemporary Music Society Presents Wuorinen, Thorvaldsdottir, Others on April 27

Source: Washington Square Contemporary Music Society.

An Evening of Premieres
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8 PM
Tenri Cultural institute

The Washington Square Ensemble
Alice Teyssier, flute and voice
Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
Lois Martin, viola
Christopher Gross, cello
Michael Truesdell, percussion
Friedrich Kern, glass harmonica
Ashley Jackson, harp
Dan Lippel, guitar
Thomas Sauer, piano
Matthew Bengtson, piano

Charles Wuorinen: Xenolith, world premiere
Brian Fennelly: Sacred Songs, Book 2, world premiere
Friedrich Kern: either/or, US premiere
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Rain, NY premiere of the version for 2 performers and electronics
Jan Krzywicki: Alchemy, NY premiere
Louis Karchin: Quest, US premiere

The Roulette in April

Source: New York’s Roulette.

MARIO DIAZ DE LEON AND TAK ENSEMBLE: SANCTUARY ALBUM RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Celebrating the release of Sanctuary on Denovali, TAK Ensemble and Rebekah Heller perform new works by composer Mario Diaz de Leon.

WILLIAM HOOKER: THE GREAT MIGRATION
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Percussionist William Hooker portrays the movement of African–Americans from the American South through music, visuals, dance, and narrative.

YUKO FUJIYAMA ENSEMBLE: ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
After 15 year of silence, Yuko Fujiyama returns to celebrate the album release of her new ensemble.

ECCE AND COURT-CIRCUIT: FRENCH/AMERICAN MUSIC IN DIALOGUE
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
A tour de force of French and American repertoire by two leading ensembles from America and France.

KIT FITZGERALD AND PETER GORDON: INTO THE HOT, OUT OF THE COOL
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Large-scale video paintings by Kit Fitzgerald accompanied by six-piece musical ensemble directed by Peter Gordon.