AMN Reviews: Giacomo Salis & Paolo Sanna – Humyth [Confront Collectors Series ccs 85]

The Sardinians Giacomo Salis and Paolo Sanna are only two, but together they constitute a sonically rich, if small, percussion ensemble—one not at all limited to striking membranes with sticks.

For Salis and Sanna, much of the surrounding world—with its objects and actions, its spaces and latent sounds—is reflected in the world of percussion. They describe their work as research into the interlocking worlds of gesture, movement and listening, which they interpret through the use of natural materials as well as conventional percussion instruments. As this release shows, Salis and Sanna situate their work within a continuum with silence and noise at either end, and gradations of musical sounds in between. Their sound has its foundation in the modern classical tradition, with its emphasis on timbre and extended technique; thus the five untitled tracks set out a record of the broad universe of things that can be done with drumheads, semi-tuned metal and other materials: striking, rubbing, scraping, shaking, and more. Sometimes Salis and Sanna beat out regular rhythms on the things available at hand, and other times they suspend pulse in order to use drums as natural amplifiers for the objects that bounce, rub and skitter over them.

http://www.confrontrecordings.com/

Daniel Barbiero

This Week in New York

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS: HUB NEW MUSIC
Boston-based Hub New Music performs music by Bang-on-a-Can founding member Evan Ziporyn, the New York premiere of Robert Honstein’s Soul House, and Victoria Bond’s Bridges.
Monday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

CYCLES OF MY BEING | LAWRENCE BROWNLEE
Cycles of My Being is a song cycle composed by Tyshawn Sorey with lyrics by Terrance Hayes that explores what it means to be a black man in America today. The performance will feature the piece in its original ensemble version.
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $48-$58
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

ANDY WARHOL : TAP DANCER | ART OF SOUND
The statement from Andy Warhol, “I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer,” serves as the basis for the program, featuring the tap dancer and body percussionist Max Pollak. In celebration of one of Warhol, video clips combine with the instrumentation of french horn, guitar, violin, congas, electric bass, keyboards, and electronic sound, for a set of premieres from composer-performers Gene Pritsker, John Clark, Mark Kostabi, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, and Samuel Torres.
Tuesday, April 24 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $15
DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY

TOMEKA REID QUARTET PRESENTED WITH BANG ON A CAN
Cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid performs with her own collection of Chicago and New York-based musicians, including Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; and Tomas Fujiwara, drums, to perform a set combining her love of groove along with freer concepts inspired by Scenes from the Collection.
Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18, $15 students/seniors, $12 members
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY

LPR PRESENTS AT ELSEWHERE: TIGUE (ALBUM RELEASE)
TIGUE
The percussion trio TIGUE celebrate the release of their second album, Strange Paradise.
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $12
Elsewhere, Zone 1, 599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

THE KOSTABI EFFECT | ART OF SOUND
This concert focuses on the art and music of Mark Kostabi, featuring the CompCord Ensemble. His paintings and music will be remixed and arranged by composers Joe Pehrson, Joseph Waters, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Peter Jarvis, Ginka Mizuki, Franz Hackl, and Dick Griffin.
Friday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
Free
Estonia House, 234 East 34th Street, New York, NY

Magma to Perform at Jazz à Vienne, July 11

Christian Vander Quartet in the twentieth musi...

Source: Jazz à Vienne. This will be Magma’s only scheduled live performance in 2018. The lineup is a huge 13-piece:

Christian Vander : drums, vocal
Stella Vander : vocal
Isabelle Feuillebois : vocal
Hervé Aknin : vocal
Jérôme Martineau: Fender piano
Benoit Alziary : vibraphone
Rudy Blas : guitar
Philippe Bussonnet : bass

Featuring :
Pierre Latute, trombone
Paul Antoine Roubet, saxophone
Illyes Ferrera, saxophone
David Mimey, saxophone
Julien Buros, saxophone

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Source: Gapplegate.

Carson Cooman, Owl Night, Music for Organ Vol. 7, Erik Simmons

Alan Hovhaness, Suite for Band, October Mountain, The Ruins of Ani, Central Washington Wind Ensemble

Kara Karayev, Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto, Kiev Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky

Sarah Nemtsov, Amplified Imagination