Additional King Crimson Tour Dates Announced

Source: DGM Live.

JUN 10, 2019 – HAUS AUENSEE, Leipzig
JUN 12, 2019 – JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 13, 2019 – JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 15, 2019 – LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart
JUN 16, 2019 – LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart
JUN 18, 2019 – ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London
JUN 19, 2019 – ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London
JUN 20, 2019 – ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London
JUN 22, 2019 – DE VEREENIGING, Nijmegen
JUN 23, 2019 – DE VEREENIGING, Nijmegen
JUN 26, 2019 – TEATR ROMA, Warsaw
JUN 27, 2019 – TEATR ROMA, Warsaw
JUN 29, 2019 – ZITADELLE, Berlin
JUL 04, 2019 – ROMISCHES THEATER AUGUSTA RAURICA, Basel
JUL 08, 2019 – ARENA DI VERONA, Verona
JUL 10, 2019 – STUPINIGI SONIC PARK, Torino
JUL 12, 2019 – DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, Escalarre
JUL 13, 2019 – DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, Escalarre
JUL 14, 2019 – DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, Escalarre
JUL 18, 2019 – ARENA SANTA GIULIANA, Perugia
AUG 23, 2019 – TEATRO METROPOLITAN, Mexico City
AUG 24, 2019 – TEATRO METROPOLITAN, Mexico City
AUG 27, 2019 – TEATRO DIANA, Guadalajara
AUG 29, 2019 – TEATRO METROPOLITAN, Mexico City
SEP 03, 2019 – GREEK THEATRE, Los Angeles
SEP 05, 2019 – FOX THEATER, Oakland
SEP 06, 2019 – FOX THEATER, Oakland
SEP 08, 2019 – PARAMOUNT THEATER, Denver
SEP 10, 2019 – AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY, Chicago
SEP 12, 2019 – WARNER THEATRE, Washington D.C.
SEP 14, 2019 – BUDWEISER STAGE, Toronto
SEP 17, 2019 – ST DENIS THEATRE, Montreal
SEP 19, 2019 – BOCH CENTER WANG THEATER, Boston
SEP 21, 2019 – RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, New York City
SEP 23, 2019 – THE MET, Philidelphia
SEP 25, 2019 – HARD ROCK ROCKSINO, Cleveland
SEP 27, 2019 – THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM, Nashville
SEP 29, 2019 – THE COBB CENTER, Atlanta
OCT 06, 2019 – SUNSET STAGE ROCK IN RIO – Rio de Janeiro

AMN Reviews: Eliana Rosales – Trazar Líneas Rectas, Curvas (2019; Pan y Rosas)

Eliana Rosales is a cellist, sound artist, and composer. Aside from her work on soundtracks, she is also pursuing a degree in electronic arts at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. Trazar Líneas Rectas, Curvas is a solo album consisting of eight tracks that feature cello, smatterings of voices, and drones with generous overdubs and electronic manipulations. These pieces were recorded between 2011 and 2016.

The album begins with Vendrán Lluvias Suaves, an electroacoustic offering with layered cello drones spanning a wide frequency range. Chanting and talking voices, as well as gentle percussive elements, join in. On other tracks, Rosales provides an amalgam of shimmering atmospherics, sweeping tones, and subtle spoken word segments. One of the most enjoyable pieces, however, takes a somewhat more conventional approach. Circular is a 9-minute, slow-moving solo cello exploration covering both bowing and plucking, though with a fair amount of extended techniques and background electroacoustics. Another standout is Música para una Degustación Entomofágica, a heavily processed offering with crackling, gurgling, and crumbling sounds interspersed with multiple layers of cello. The second half includes undulating waves overlaid with what sounds like woodwind-based free improvisation.

Trazar Líneas Rectas, Curvas is a beautiful, 41-minute set of alien soundscapes that could double as soundtrack to a psychological horror movie. But even taken on its face, the album provides unusual and yet enjoyable experimentalism.

New 12k Release

Source: 12k.

Corey Fuller
Break

Corey Fuller is one half of the duo Illuha on 12k and Break is his first solo recording for 12k. A crashing wave, the breaking dawn, an impact, the crushing of emotional spirit… the breaking of a storm. These are all relevant ideas behind his choice of a title for this highly emotional abum. Fuller has addressed the universality of human struggle without going into specifics of his own personal waves. The ideas that we as humans all share many of the same difficulties is both a launching point and a message he wishes to share with Break — the catharsis.

Stephen Vitiello & Taylor Deupree
Fridman Variations

Both Stephen Vitiello and Taylor Deupree are seasoned collaborators. Each new collaboration is a new context, a new conversation and a unique opportunity to learn. Vitiello has worked with musicians such as Scanner, Steve Roden, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Machinefabriek. As an artist often represented in galleries and large scale sound installations he has also had the frequent opportunity to work with visual artists from the likes of Tony Oursler to Julie Mehretu and Joan Jonas. Deupree has a long history of collaboration including early works with Christopher Willits and Richard Chartier as well as Marcus Fischer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Bon Iver’s S. Carey. Fridman Variations is Vitiello and Deupree’s third release together and continues their tradition of exploring their unique form of experimental improvisation.

Stemming from a live performance at NYC’s Fridman Gallery, Fridman Variations was co-produced by the gallery and will remain as part of the gallery’s publications. Fridman Gallery is a visual exhibition space that also boasts a unique dedication to experimental music through their annual New Ear Festival, at which Vitiello and Deupree performed and recorded the main piece for this album.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Paal Nilssen-Love – “New Brazilian Funk” (PNL Records, 2019)

Burrows​/​Campbell​/​Golia​/​Reed – “Tales from the Zoo” (Third Rail Music, 2018)

Die Hochstapler – “The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog (LP)” (Umlaut Records, 2018)

Satoko Fuji / Yuko Yamaoka – “Diary 2005-2015: Tuko Yamaoka plays the music of Satoko Fujii [2 CDs]” (Libra, 2018)

Daniel Carter/Stelios Mihas/Vasko Dukovski/Jeff Harshbarger/George Spanos – “Unanimity” (2018)

Details In The Air (Ken Vandermark, Michał Górczyński, Mikołaj Trzaska) – “Open Containers” (Kilogram Records, 2018)

Takashi Sugawa Trio – “Outgrowing” (JPT, 2018)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1167

Source: Vital Weekly.

I LOST THE FISH – T (CD by Merles) *
BEWIDER – FULL PANORAMA (CD by Folk Wisdom) *
THE NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT – CURRENTS (CD by Gold Bolus Records)
ANDREW LIVINGSTON – NEWS FROM THE OORT CLOUD (CD by Gold Bolus Records)
LIMBS BIN – COMPASSION AND VISION (CD by Fourth Dimension) *
ELLEN FULLMAN & OKKYUNG LEE – THE AIR AROUND HER (LP/CD by 1703 Skivbolaget) *
LONDON EXPERIMENTAL ENSEMBLE – CHILD BALLADS – (CD by Split Rock Records)
MARTIN KÜCHEN & ED PETTERSEN & ROGER TURNER – THE END OF THE UNIVERSE (CD by Split Rock Records)
SALNIKOV + BORISOV + SALNIKOV (CD, private) *
KAVINA + KITLIAR + LETOV + SALNIKOV + BORISOV – OXFORD NEWS (CD, private) *
MACHINEFABRIEK – WITH VOICES (CD by Western Vinyl) *
MICHAEL JON FINK – CELESTA (CD by Cold Blue Music) *
MICHAEL BYRON – FABRIC FOR STRING NOISE (CD by Cold Blue Music) *
ADAM MANKOWSKI – DZWIEKI Z OFFU (CD by Attenuation Circuit) *
RHYS MOTTLEY – PREPARED GUITAR (CDR by Split Records) *
BANABILA & MACHINEFABRIEK – ENTROPIA (CDR by Eilean Records) *
EILEAN 92 (CDR compilation by Eilean Records)
LÄRMSCHUTZ – FÜNFTES TAFELMUSIK (SONATA DA CHIESA – ALBINONI) (cassette by Faux Amis Records)
GUIGUISUISUI/EMERGE – ENCHANTED GARDEN (cassette by Attenuation Effect)
DEAR CONCERNED EMPLOYEES (cassette compilation by Staaltape)

No Idea Festival 2019, Feb. 21-24 in Austin

Source: No Idea.

The 16th annual No Idea Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world to Austin to collaborate for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, phonography, and sonic interventions.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Venue: The Museum of Human Achievement, 3600 Lyons Rd. 78702 // 8pm to 11:30pm
Legendary Dutch avant-garde vocalist Jaap Blonk will perform with Boston double bassist Damon Smith. The two artists will perform selections from Cabaret Voltaire founder Hugo Ball’s “Six Sound Poems” from 1916. Blonk and Smith’s improvisations on Ball’s “Six Sound Poems” give life to the 100+ year-old work while providing a context to understand Ball’s enduring contributions to contemporary performance.

Friday, February 22, 2019
Venue: The Museum of Human Achievement, 3600 Lyons Rd. 78702 // 8pm to 11:30pm
Japanese electronic music pioneer Toshimaru Nakamura and NYC avant-percussionist Sean Meehan will perform their long-standing duo. Nakamura is the originator of the “no-input mixing board” – a way of using a regular mixing board as an electronic instrument through routing the machine’s internal circuitry back into itself. The process creates a feedback loop that produces new, never heard before sounds, as well as offering a total reconceptualization of what constitutes a musical instrument. Similarly, Meehan reconceptualized what a drum can be – moving it away from something to strike to create rhythm towards a resonant body full of rich frequencies and complex textures and timbres.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (Afternoon Program)
Venue: Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E 5th St, 78702 // 1pm to 4pm
Berlin sound artist Werner Dafeldecker will present “Monolith” – an audio-visual installation created while the artist was on an extensive research trip in the Antarctic Peninsula. “Monolith” runs for the duration of No Idea 2019 (February 21-24); Dafeldecker will host a special presentation on Feb. 23 to discuss the challenges and peculiarities of making an artistic work in such an extreme environment. Augmenting the afternoon will be two solos by Massachusetts guitarist Wendy Eisenberg and NYC avant-percussion luminary Sean Meehan.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (Evening Program)
Venue: The Museum of Human Achievement, 3600 Lyons Rd. 78702 // 8pm to 11:30pm
Mexico City performance artist Bárbara Lázara debuts a new work commissioned especially for No Idea 2019.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 (Afternoon Program)
Venue & Time: TBA
Italian electro-acoustic sound artist Valerio Tricoli will make his Texas debut in a special site-specific solo performance (Location announced Feb. 5). Mexico City composer Iván Naranjo will also perform a work created in response to the resonant frequencies and reverberations of the site’s architectural space.