A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Memum ~ Confidence

Zach Abramson, Derek Muro and David Perlick-Molinari ~ All For a Few Good Waves OST

Marcus Fischer & Simon Scott ~ Shape Memory

Attilio Novellino & Collin McKelvey ~ Métaphysiques cannibales

Unfathomless Turns 50 (and 51!)

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June Point of Departure is Out

Source: Point of Departure.

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker

Michael Musillami: Celebrating Life: an interview with Troy Collins

Visceral and Cathartic Joy: an appreciation of Cecil Taylor by Taylor Ho Bynum

Ezzthetics: a column by Stuart Broomer

Jumpin’ In: a column by Greg Buium

Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings

Behind the Scenes with the Stanford Laptop Orchestra 

Source: WIRED.

The orchestra members have gathered at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics to rehearse a new kind of musical composition. Together, sitting on meditation pillows in front of MacBooks, they create songs that stretch the definition of music. The orchestra plays laptops like accordions, turns video games into musical scores, and harnesses face-tracking software to turn webcams into instruments. But at this rehearsal, the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) looks less like the symphony of the future and more like an overworked IT department.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Peter Evans & Weasel Walter! Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Bjorkenheim! Two from Michael Moore: Wolter Weirbos / Michael Vatcher! 1000 1: Eugene Chadbourne / Jan Klare / Bart Maris / Wilbert DeJoode / Michael Vatcher! Six More from Clean Feed: Alberto Pinton! Rafael Toral! Scott Clark! Lana Trio! Lynn Cassier & Caterina Palazzi! Nicola L. Hein & Emilio Gordoa!

Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming’! New from Another Timbre: John Cage 2 CD Set! Biondi / Martel/ Schiller! The Congos & Pure Vida! Emanative Idris Ackamoor & Nat Birchall! 3 from Achim Kaufmann & Michael Moore! Ted Daniel Rarity! Borbetomagus! Plus LP’s from Martin Bisi’s BC35! Charlemagne Palestine! Alvin Lucier! Oren Ambarchi/Kassel Jaeger/James Rushford and Much More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm
THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, June 10th:
6pm: CARLO COSTA / C M S / SAM KULIK – Percussion / Bass / Trombone
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA – Sax / Bass/ Drums

Rare, Monday June 11th:
6:30 – CARTOON JUSTICE With G. CALVIN WESTON/MIKA PONTECORVO/KERSTI ABRAMS/ADRIANE PONTECORVO/MARK PINO/ELIJAH PONTECORVO – Drums/Guitar/Alto Sax/Cello/El. Bass/Waterphone

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG and MICHAEL COLEMAN – CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and BRIGGAN KRAUSS – Electric Guitar and Alto Sax
8pm: KAWAGUCHI KENYA and NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC! – Shakuhachi and Acoustic Bass

Tuesday, June 19th: Bruce’s Birthday Bash!
Dance party Here at DMG with Snacks and Spirits!
Check out some Funky DJ Music by MC Bruce Lee

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN: KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS / TODD CAPP
7pm: DCNN: DANIEL CARTER NEWS NETWORK: ELI WALLACE /
BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER – Clarinet(s) and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA – Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet/Guitar/El Bass

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

Pica Disk Label Profiled

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Even while in Bodø, a small town above the Arctic Circle in Norway where he lived from 2016 until this month, Lasse Marhaug maintained an important, and present, place in the global musical underground. Now living in Oslo and active since his teenage years in the late ’80s, the 43-year-old multidisciplinary artist has a Discogs page that’s 163 entries long, marked by dozens of distinctly experimental solo releases and collaborations with a who’s who of contemporary avant-garde music: Merzbow, Joe McPhee, and Jim O’Rourke to name only three. Marhaug keeps busy as a masterer and producer, too, lending support to albums by artists such as fellow Norwegian Jenny Hval, the Korean-born, New York-based cellist Okkyung Lee, and recently, the reclusive New Zealand electronic musician Clinton Williams, aka OMIT, whose mind-boggling five-CD box set Enclosures 2011–2016 came out in February via two labels, End of the Alphabet and Pica Disk, the latter of which Marhaug founded in 2006.