AMN Reviews: Leslie Ross – Drop by Drop, Suddenly [XI Records XI 141]

Leslie Ross’s Drop by Drop, Suddenly is a set of texturally exploratory pieces for bassoon augmented by multiple microphones. As a performer, Ross, an instrument builder as well as an instrumentalist with experience in experimental, classical and early music, has focused her attention on the physical aspects of sound, particularly as manifested through the use of multiphonics and microtones. The two CDs making up this release attest to the variety of textural and acoustic effects that can be created with a single wind instrument, with and without real-time sound processing.

Although Ross deliberately eschews large-scale pitch movement and otherwise strips her basic sound material down to a minimum, her performance techniques and use of miking serve to unravel individual tones and reveal them as containing multitudes—complex sound spectra of varying internal consonance and dissonance. Ross pushes far into this territory in two ways: first, with all those microphones, which she places at tone-holes and feeds out to multiple speakers; and second, by reducing musical movement to increments. The microphones pick up minute differences of timbre and pitch across the instrument, differences created and enhanced by circular breathing and multiphonics. Out of this she’s able to create textures that follow the breath as they expand and contract in thickness, volume and frequency–much like the cycling of lungs filling and emptying of air.

Daniel Barbiero

New From Tzadik

Source: Tzadik.

Mary Halvorson :
The Maid With The Flaxen Hair—A Tribute To Johnny Smith
Mary Halvorson is one of the most acclaimed guitarists of her generation—a virtuoso improviser, distinctive composer, arranger and a deep student of the jazz guitar. Here she joins forces with living legend Bill Frisell to pay tribute to Johnny Smith, a guitarist who has been a huge influence on them both. Performing nine ballads associated with Smith and his classic composition “Walk Don’t Run”, this is an essential CD of soulful guitar duets by two of the most beloved and original guitarists in modern jazz. A beautiful CD of ballads like you have never heard them before!
Bill Frisell: Guitar
Mary Halvorson: Guitar

Winged Serpents : Six Encomiums For Cecil Taylor
Cecil Taylor was a powerful and unforgettable music force—a fearless visionary and one of the greatest musicians of the past century. His visceral and intense performances influenced generations of musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers and creative minds of every description. This CD features six heartfelt tributes performed by the group Winged Serpents, which consists of six of the most original pianists and musical thinkers working today. Each touched by Cecil’s magic in different ways, they perform improvised tributes to this legendary genius who created a new music that transcended all genres.
Anthony Coleman: Piano
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Brian Marsella: Piano
Craig Taborn: Piano
Kris Davis: Piano
Aruán Ortiz: Piano

This Week in New York 


The festival features music written by Peri Mauer, Gerard Schwarz, Daron Hagen, Yoriaki Matsudaira, Dave Taylor, and Daniel Schnyder.
Friday, August 31 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, September 1 at 6:00 PM; and Sunday, September 2 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $40, $35 senior, $20 student/child
Bargemusic, 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY

The festival will host the presentation of Guillermo Laporta’s Awave, which blends years of opera, symphonic and chamber music performances with multimedia sound design and soundtrack composition. The performance will present a collection of pieces written for VR experiences, theatrical sound design and video games. It will also feature the world premiere of 10 new pieces for flute, piano, and electronics.
Saturday, September 1 at 8:00 PM
$5 suggested donation
Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY

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The third concert, titled “Just As They Are”, will present the full core ensemble of CreArtBox (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) with a full scale set design and a unique visual approach. This will be the grand finale of the CreArt Festival. Repertoire will include music by Anna Clyne, Joshua Penman, Johannes Brahms, Marcos Fernandez, Georg Philipp Telemann, and David Lang.
Sunday, September 2 at 8:00 PM
$5 suggested donation
Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Dissection Room: Albert Cirera / Abdul Moimême / Alvaro Rosso
Dissection Room (Creative Sources Recordings)

Satoko Fujii
Live at Big Apple in Kobe (Libra Records)

Samuel Blaser
Taktlos Zurich 2017 (Hatology)

Jonas Cambien
We Must Mustn’t We (Clean Feed Records)

Christy Doran
144 Strings For A Broken Chord (Between the Lines)

Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell
Bop Stop (Clean Feed Records)

Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore
After Caroline (Northern Spy Records)

Tom Abbs & Frequency Response
Hawthorne (Northern Spy Records)

The Necks
Body (Northern Spy Records)

Steve Coleman And Five Elements
Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets) (Pi Recordings)

Gunter Baby Sommer
Baby’s Party (Intakt Records)

Louis Moholo-Moholo’s Five Blokes
Uplift The People (Ogun)

Joe McPhee / Pascal Niggenkemper / Ståle Liavik Solberg
Imaginary Numbers (Clean Feed Records)

Cafe OTO in September

Source: Cafe OTO.

Saturday 1 September 2018, 7.30pm
Air Loom (Sarah Angliss &Amp; Stephen Hiscock) + Kemper Norton

Saturday 1 September 2018, 8pm
Oto Project Space:
Alex Ward Item 4 with Charlotte Keeffe / Otto Willberg / Andrew Lisle

Sunday 2 September 2018, 2.30pm
Oto Project Space:
New Electric Music (Michael Speers, Henry Rodrick, Kostis Kilymis) – Matinee

Sunday 2 September 2018, 7.30pm
Lucy Railton + Phil Julian / Angharad Davies (Duo)

Monday 3 September 2018, 7.30pm
Oceans Roar 1000 Drums (Bryan Eubanks / Todd Capp / Andrew Lafkas)

Tuesday 4 September 2018, 7.30pm
Powerdove + Still No

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 7.30pm
Shape Shifting – Charles Hayward, Sharon Gal, Yoni Silver, Adaya Godlevsky, Uri Levinson

Thursday 6 September 2018, 7.30pm
Corey Fogel / John Russell / John Butcher (Trio) + Corey Fogel W/ Ensemble

Friday 7 September 2018, 7.30pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Zimpel/ziolek + Rotten Bliss

Saturday 8 September 2018, 7.30pm
Marisa Anderson + Lia Mazzari / Sholto Dobie

Sunday 9 September 2018, 3pm
Jeff Witscher + Eric Frye – Matinee

Sunday 9 September 2018, 7pm
Oto Project Space:
No-PA #7

Sunday 9 September 2018, 7.30pm
Gunn-truscinski Duo + Fran &Amp; Flora

Monday 10 September 2018, 7.30pm
Lee Ranaldo

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 7.30pm
Lean Left (Paal Nilssen-love / Ken Vandermark / Terrie Ex / Andy Moor)

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 7.30pm
Robyn Steward @ Robyn’s Rocket

Thursday 13 September 2018, 7.30pm
Sister Iodine + Terrine

Friday 14 September 2018, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Olie Brice / John Butcher (Duo) + Lauren Kinsella / James Maddren (Duo)

Friday 14 September 2018, 7.30pm
First Terrace Records Presents:
Pierre Bastien + Anna Homler / Adrian Northover / David Tucker (Trio)

Monday 17 September 2018, 7.30pm
Space Afrika + Cremation Lily + Dale Cornish

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 7.30pm
Jimi Tenor (Solo)

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7.30pm
Unconscious Archives, Sonica &Amp; Austrian Cultural Forum London Present:
Swan Meat + Natalie Sharp / Lone Taxidermist + Kutin | Kindlinger + Stray Landings (DJ)

21–23 September 2018
Cafe Oto &Amp; Upset the Rhythm Present:
Wolf Eyes – Three-day Residency

Sunday 23 September 2018, 2pm
叁乘叁:3 X 3
Zerospace (Bill Thompson / Ian Stonehouse / Lucia H Chung) + Phil Maguire / David Bloor / Steph Horak + Wang Fujui / Tzu Ni / Lty – Matinee

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7.30pm
Tahir Palali &Amp; Cigdem

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 7.30pm
Laurie &Amp; Olly + Chaines + Teresa Winter: a Slip Evening

Thursday 27 September 2018, 7.30pm
Widt X Christoph DE Babalon Present: Teyas + Christoph DE Babalon (Solo)

Friday 28 September 2018, 7.30pm
Tropical Gothic – Mike Cooper with Sylvia Hallett &Amp; Clive Bell

Saturday 29 September 2018, 4–7pm
Infinity Land Press + Amphetamine Sulphate Present:
an Afternoon Reading with Philip Best + Martin Bladh + Steve Finbow + Shane Levene + Hector Meinhof + Simon Morris

Saturday 29 September 2018, 7.30pm
Consumer Electronics + Kleistwahr