AMN Picks of the Week: Michael Mantler / Hezaliel / Taphephobia / Philipp Gropper’s Philm / NERATERRÆ

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.

Michael Mantler – Comment c’est (2017)
Hezaliel – Paradise Lost (2018)
Taphephobia – Ghostwood (2018)
Philipp Gropper’s Philm – Live at Bimhaus (2018)
NERATERRÆ – The NHART Demo[n]s (2017)

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Avant Scena Reviews

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

Source: Avant Scena.

Daunik Lazro|Joe McPhee|Joshua Abrams|Guillaume Séguron|Chad Taylor – “A Pride of Lions” (The Bridge Sessions, 2018)

J@K@L – “After A Few Days” (SR, 2018)

Bedmakers – “Tribute to an Imaginary Folk Band” (Mr Morezon, 2018)

Sandy Evans & Silke Eberhard – “What She Sees” (Rufus Records, 2018)

Ryan Muncy – “Hot” (New Focus Recordings, 2018)

Joelle Leandre / Elisabeth Harnik – “Tender Music” (Trost Records, 2018)

Tyler Damon|Dave Rempis – “Full Yum” (Park 70, 2018)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1127

Source: Vital Weekly.

CINEMA PERDU – AMSTERDAM CS (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
ELEPHANT9 – GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (CD by Rune Grammofon)
UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANE – À TRAVAIL ÉGAL SALARE EGAL (CD by Klang Galerie)
CHANTIER 4 – PHILARMONIE (CD by Swarming) *
NDE – UNITED (THGROIGH IRON AND BLOOD) (CD by Cold Spring) *
NYTT LAND – ODAL (CD by Cold Spring) *
ASMUS TIETCHENS – EISGANG (CD by Klang Galerie) *
ASMUS TIETCHENS – DÄMMERATTACKE (CD by Klang Galerie) *
THURSTON MOORE & ADAM GOLEBIEWSKI – DISARM (CD by Endless Happiness) *
BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA & ERNESTO RODRIGUES & GUILHERME RODRIGUES & MAGDA MAYAS – THE AFTERLIFE OF TREES (CD by Creative Sources Recordings)
GREBENSTEIN – STRONG PROUD STUPID AND SUPERIOR (12” by Downwards)
THE IMMORTAL EYE (LP by Downwards Records)
ADERN X – SUMMER TWILIGHT AUTUMN DAWN (CDR by Xevor) *
DAN OF EARTH – CLARE WING (CDR by Darker Days Ahead) *
REG BLOOR – SENSORY IRRITATION CHAMBER (CDR by Systems Neutralizers)
BUNNY & THE INVALID SINGERS – FEAR OF THE HORIZON (CDR by Bearsuit Records) *
AUTOMATING – LIGHTBOX SKY (3”CDR, private) *
TIM OLIVE & ANNE-F JACUQES – 05 11 17 (cassette by Flux On Demand)
RAUSCHGIFTENGELLOOPS (CDR by Brand-Stiftung)
SOAPLANDS (cassette by No Rent Records)

Dirk Serries New Releases and Tour Dates

Source: dirkserries.com.

COLIN WEBSTER & DIRK SERRIES – GARGOYLES (CD, Raw Tonk Records 2018)

Brand new on RAW TONK RECORDS is the duality between sax player Colin Webster and electric guitarist Dirk Serries. Gargoyles is the duo that pushes the envelope even further in their ongoing collaborations (KODIAN TRIO, TONUS, etc.).

DIRK SERRIES – EPITAPH (2xCD / 2xLP, Consouling Sounds 2018)

Dirk Serries’ ambient swansong, EPITAPH, is now available in a regular edition (2xCD or 2xLP) or a special limited edition (100 copies). This is a must for all vidnaObmana and Microphonics fans and the last in a chapter of a long history.

HAVNES/JÄRMYR/SERRIES
DISTANT CURVING HORIZON. THE PRIMAL BROKEN PASSAGE. BENEATH THE SCORCHING SUN (CD, Midira Records)
In 2015 three artists came together for a studio session: Dirk Serries on guitar, Tomas Järmyr (Yodok, Zu, Motorpsycho, Werl, Sunswitch, Saw) on drums and Eirik Havnes (Saw) on guitar. You might say this music originates in the 2014 releases “Ashes and Blues” by The Void Of Expansion (Serries/Järmyr) and “No Way Black” by SAW (Havnes/Järmyr). While both duos were planning new recording sessions, the idea of a collaboration emerged – and so a session was scheduled for May 16th 2015. This album is the result of what happened that day in a basement studio in downtown Trondheim. No written music, an all improvised first encounter. The result of this improvised session is a 55minutes long beast of different layers and styles. It´s jazzy, it´s krautrock, it´s spacerock, it´s drone and something inbetween.

SCATTERWOUND will play ROADBURN 2018 on April 20th 2018. Special guest will be JUSTIN K. BROADRICK.
Visit the ROADBURN website for all information.

The day after, SCATTERWOUND will also play Stratosphere’s new album release event :
April 21st 2018 – Bouckenborgh (Merksem, B).

YODOK III + Flønes/Sanders/Strugstad

May 9th 2018 – Trondheim Jazz Festival, Trondheim (Norway)
July 19th 2018 – Molde Jazz Festival, Molde (Norway)

Seattle Scene: April 13-28, 2018

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.

Adam Briggs
Fri. Apr. 13, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

Composer/percussionist Adam Briggs presents an immersive musical landscape with the premier of his first string quartet as well as a large work for split percussion and orchestra, both aimed at the exaltation of unity and the expulsion of the past and future. His consistently reflective and apocalyptic music stems from the friction between his early and his more recent experiences as a classical composer.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Sat. Apr. 14, 8 PM; $25, $15, 10 advance/at door

SMO hosts composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia with a new piece, the clouds receding into the mountains, written for UW faculty violist Melia Watras and SMO. The concert also features Swiss composer Beat Furrer’s Aria, and Melodien for chamber orchestra by the 20th century master, György Ligeti. Pre-concert conversation with composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia & SMA co-director Jérémy Jolley at 7:30 PM.

THU. 4/19 – Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move is Dutch vocalist and sound poet Jaap Blonk’s current voice and electronics performance

FRI. 4/20 – Kin of the Moon’s What Better Than Call a Dance is inspired by the relationship of dance to music – how music informs dance and dance informs music

SAT. 4/21 – Drone Cinema Film Festival + San Francisco composer Kim Cascone’s ensemble work Khem 1

THU. 4/26 – Matt Kocmieroski (percussion), Roger Nelson (piano) and Paul Taub (flute) play Morton Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

FRI. 4/27 – Inverted Space Ensemble showcases newly commissioned works

SAT. 4/28 – Mark Cooper’s AIR celebrates the second CD/digital release in a projected tetralogy of ambient soundscapes based on the four classical elements, featuring field recordings, granular synthesis, and processed string instruments

Mia Zabelka + Samuel Beckett’s “FILM” + Lows Way Trio at RHIZOME DC, April 19

Facebook event: Zebelka/Diamond/Fekete, Samual Beckett’s “Film,” Low Ways Trio

THU 4/19 – RHIZOME DC presents Austrian violinist Mia Zabelka with Boat Burning’s Robin Diamond & Andras Fekete (violin, guitar and tape) / Samuel Beckett’s “FILM” with live score by Tim Carless  /  Low Ways Trio (DC avant-jazz featuring Cisneros, Stewart, McColm)

8pm, ALL AGES  $10 suggested


MIA ZABELKA (Austria)
http://miazabelka.com/
Mia Zabelka, sound artist, violinist and vocalist from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familial background, lives in the Austrian region of southern Styria. As an experimental musician and improviser she has developed a unique language based on the de- and reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic devices and innovative performance techniques. She studied music and composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts and the Conservatory of Music in Vienna, creating a foundation on the basis of which she continues to construct and explore the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own. The violin, voice and her own body transform into sound bodies which are at once organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed and explosive. In 2007 Mia Zabelka founded the Klang.Haus, a centre for sound and interdisciplinary art at her house in southern Styria. The klang.haus is a meeting point for international and local artists and hosts the Klang.Zeit festival four times a year.

Since 2009 Mia Zabelka is the artistic director of Phonofemme Vienna, an international festival of female improvised electronic music and sound art. Mia Zabelka is currently collaborating in Duos with Lydia Lunch, Audrey Lauro, Micromelancolié, Philippe Petit and Zahra Mani, with video artist Mia Makela and in Trios with Meinread Kneer and Andreas Willers, in Mia Zabelka Trio featuring Pavel Fajt / Johannes Frisch, and in Trio Blurb featuring John Russell / Maggie Nicols.


ROBIN DIAMOND, ANDRAS FEKETE (Boat Burning, DC)
http://www.facebook.com/boatburning

Robin Diamond and Andras Fekete are members of Boat Burning, a Washington DC-based “maximum minimalist” collective, explores unexpected connections between classical music, experimental and punk.

Drawing from a dazzling array of jazz, postrock, experimental, hardcore, and classical musicians, Fekete reconfigures Boat Burning to tackle different musical forms, from quiet ambient/psychedelia duos, to muscular avant chamber-rock ensembles, to full-on guitar orchestras, featuring 100+ guitars, cellos, violins and drums.

For this performance, Diamond and Fekete will accompany Ms. Zabelka on guitar, tape and keys.


SAMUEL BECKETT’S “FILM” with live score by TIM CARLESS (UK)
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/when-samuel-beckett-tried-to-capture-the-power-of-the-movies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_(film)
http://timcarless.tumblr.com/

In 1964, Samuel Beckett traveled from Paris to New York City to shoot “Film,” a 24 minute short starring silent film legend Buster Keaton.  It would be Beckett’s only screenplay, and Keaton’s final film appearance.

At Rhizome, British multi-instrumentalist and film composer Tim Carless will perform a live score to a rare screening of “Film.”

Late of London, NYC and Los Angeles, Carless, now based in Chapel Hill, has written, recorded and performed with musicians as diverse as Wreckless Eric, Aufgehoben, Paul McCartney and Boat Burning. In 2015 he scored the celebrated and controversial documentary Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territory.


LOW WAYS TRIO (DC)

Low Ways Trio is a Washington DC-based group performing original compositions by Mark Cisneros (stritch & tenor saxophones), using them as springboards for group improvisation. Joining Cisneros are two DC standard bearers in the jazz and improvised music scenes, Luke Stewart on double-bass, and Ian McColm on drums.

Southern Sonic Festival Announced for May 10-13 in New Orleans

Source: Offbeat Magazine.

Southern Sonic is a new festival from the Center for Contemporary Arts (CAC) for audiences seeking new aural experiences. The event will run from Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13 at various locations across the city, presenting local and regional artists working at the outer boundaries of experimental music, sound art and sound-based visual art. With a host of world premiers and new collaborations, the festival will feature work that explodes and recombines genres–from experimental hip-hop to avant garde chamber music; utopian installation environments to sonified architecture; remixes of vintage cinema to airborne music made by drones.