King Crimson To Release Meltdown In Mexico – Live In Mexico City 2017

Source: King Crimson.

‘This 3CD/1Blu-Ray set features over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson’s five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras. The Blu-Ray contains over two hours of multi-camera HD recorded footage, audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM, hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA (with ‘picture off’ mode allowing the music to be heard independently in lossless audio). Meltdown includes, for the first time with this line-up, audio recordings of Breathless, Discipline, Moonchild and Tony and Jeremy’s nightly Cadenza improvs.

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Seattle Scene: August 9-18, 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.

Bounty of the Wayside
Thu. Aug. 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Bounty of the Wayside produces spontaneous song and interludes: lyrical, plaintive and driving, with impromptu-conjured tales of mortals and other beings. There are hints of Ivor Cutler, The Fall, Philip Glass, George Eliot. With Nancy Clarke on violin and vocals (Danger Bunny, Honey, Graham Connah), Jeremy Eaton with words, vocals and snare drum, Kyle Hanson on accordion (The Murkies, Black Cat Orchestra).

From North India to the Northwest
Fri. Aug. 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

From Kolkata, master sitar player Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee performs alongside Northwest artists Ravi Albright (tabla) and Neil Welch (saxophone), exploring a fusion of classical and western improvisation. Whidbey Island-based pianist Sheila Weidendorf, James Patterson (French horn) and Roxanna Patterson (viola) play music of Hovhaness, Rebecca Clarke and more.

Doug Theriault + RM Francis
Sat. Aug. 11, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Doug Theriault (Portland) performs live cut up guitar improvisations using custom made electronics. Local RM Francis debuts new work that is sure to convey his innovative approach to computer-generated sound. Join us for this exciting evening of new electronic music. Presented by Gift Tapes/DRAFT.

FRI. 8/17 – electronic music by Karl Fousek (Montreal) + Michael Masaru Flora (Minneapolis)

SAT. 8/18 – Contemporary and original compositions for double double basses and electronics by Rebecca Lawrence and James Vitz-Wong

AMN Picks of the Week: Bent Spoon Trio / The Necks / Abbey Rader / Polyorchard / Laurent Estoppey

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.

Bent Spoon Trio – Nine Year Itch (2018)
The Necks – Body (2018)
Abbey Rader / West Coast Quartet – Second Gathering (2018)
Polyorchard – Red October (2017)
Laurent Estoppey – HiLyeDyeLieDieWhyBye (2018)

5049 Records Podcast Episode 171 – James Fei

Source: 5049 Records.

Composer/saxophonist/educator/electronic musician stays busy, very busy. He’s a scholar and a gentleman. Raised in Taipei, he originally moved to the United States to study electrical engineering at Princeton, before getting bitten by the experimental/contemporary music bug. He’s studied with Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier and Milton Babbitt and has performed his own work all over the world at the Kitchen, SF MOMA, STEIM and many more. He’s a solid and thoughtful music maker and his wide interests seem to only broaden with time and experience.