Newsbits: Zorn’s Insurrection / Sunn O))) Release / John Paul Jones Trio / Electroacoustic Writings / Glasgow Experimental Music Series

Burning Ambulance reviews the second album from John Zorn’s Insurrection outfit.

Sunn O))) is releasing a new album titled Life Metal.

John Paul Jones has an upcoming one-time-only performance with Thurston Moore and Steve Noble on March 28 in London.

Shelter Press is releasing a book entitled Spectres that is an anthology of writings by electroacoustic modern composers.

The Glasgow Experimental Music Series is featuring works by Samuel Vriezen, Lauren Redhead and Gregor Forbes on February 9.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Jeff Morris feat. Ulrich Maiß & Eric KM Clark – “WITH STRINGS – Live Sampling in Counterpoint” (Ravello, 2019)

Simon H. Fell – Richard Comte – Jean Luc- Petit – “Limoges” (NUNC./Bruce’s Fingers, 2019)

The Way Ahead – “Bells, Ghosts and other Saints” (Clean Feed, 2018)

Paal Nilssen-Love | Akira Sakata | Kiko Dinucci | Kohei Gomi | Toshiji Mikawa – “New Japanese Noise” (PNL Records, 2019)

Pareidolia – “Selon le Vent” (JACC Records, 2018)

Dunmall, Siegel, Pursglove, Sanders ‎– “As One Does” (FMR, 2018)

Michael Foster / Katherine Young / Michael Zerang – “Bind the Hand​(​s) That Feed” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1169

Source: Vital Weekly.

SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON – OK COMPUTER MUSIC (CD by Some) *
UN ENSEMBLE & JEAN-LUC GUIONNET – POINTS SANS SURFACE (CD by Circum Disc) *
GGRIL – FAÇONS (2CD by Circum Disc) *
MATTHIAS BAUER – SPONTAN IN GRANIT (CD by Creative Sources Recordings) *
BUILDING INSTRUMENT – MANGELEN MIN (CD by Hubro Music) *
DAVID STACKENAS & KLAUS ELLERHUSEN HOLM – DAYTON’S BLUFF (CD by Particular Recordings) *
JEAN-FRANCOIS CHARLES – ELECTROCLARINET (CD by Jean-Francois Charles) *
DIE HOCHSTAPLER – THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG (CD by Umlaut)
ALINA KALANCEA – THE 5TH APPLE (CD/LP by Störung)
LULU ROSENKRANTZ – DURCH EINEN SPIEGEL IN EINEM DUNKLEN WORT & WELTGLUTLEHRE (2CD by Sublunar Society) *
OCEAN VIVA SILVER – THE SLEEP IN OPERA (CD by Sublunar Society) *
KINI – A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN (CD by Sublunar Society) *
ARNO PEETERS – AEROSON/PLUGIN DROPOUT (DVD, CD by Sublunar Society) *
LAURENT PERNICE – A WORLD TOO LATE (CD by Sublunar Society) *
HUNTER COMPLEX – OPEN SEA (LP by Death Waltz Originals) *
W/V – W/V (LP by Silken Tofu
LE FORBICI MANITU – NOVA SOLIS (FOR MORGAN FISCHER) (5″ lathe cut by Misty Circles Records) *
SYNTAX – CURRENT (SD card by Kasuga Records) *
ANDREW LILES – THE GEOMETRY OF SOCIAL DEPRIVATION (CDR, download and box set)
MAX UHLICH – SONGS FROM A JUG (CD by Edmonton Arts Council)
BIONULOR (CDR by Oniron Label) *
TIM FEENEY & AARON MICHAEL BUTLER – THINGS I SAID I’D NEVER BE (CDR by Full Spectrum Records) *
COLIN WEBSTER & GRAHAM DUNNING/LÄRMSCHUTZ (split cassette by Faux Amis Records)

John Zorn Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre, March 7

Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2018-19 Composer Portraits series with JOHN ZORN

New music superstars perform Zorn’s recent chamber works, including five world premieres

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street)

PROGRAM:
Asclemandres (2018) world premiere
Encomia (2018) world premiere
Konx Om Pax (2018) world premiere
Nachtsraglichkeit (2018)
Rμν-½gμνR= 8πΤμν (2018) world premiere
Icarus (2017) world premiere
Merlin (2016)

ARTISTS:
John Zorn, composer
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
JACK Quartet
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, bass
Peter Evans, trumpet
Marshall Gilkes, trombone
Dave Taylor, bass trombone
Stephen Gosling, piano
Sae Hashimoto, vibraphone
Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Just Outside Reviews

Source: Just Outside.

Rutger Zuydervelt – sileen II (Edition Wandelweiser)

John McCowen – Mundanas I – V (Edition Wandelweiser)

Erik Satie – Socrate (Edition Wandelweiser)

John Cage – number pieces (piano) (Edition Wandelweiser)

Tom Johnson – spaces . an hour for piano (Edition Wandelweiser)

Ferran Fages – detuning series for guitar (Edition Wandelweiser)

The Best New Ambient on Bandcamp: January 2019 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

A quick browse through the Bandcamp ambient tag will reveal any number of works from composers unified in their artistry through atmosphere, but with wildly differing approaches to how they achieve their goals. From the intimate and warm to the unsettling and tense, ambient is a diverse and endlessly thought-provoking genre. Every month, Ari Delaney will walk through the best recent releases you can find right here on Bandcamp.

In this edition, we’re highlighting albums released from December 15 through January 15, including project debuts from artists both fresh and well-established, and a dungeon synth album influenced by the chilling atmosphere of The Elder Scrolls video game series.

Seaprog 2019 Headliners Announced for June 7-9

Source: Seaprog.

Seaprog is elated to announce our 2019 festival headliners: Trettioåriga Kriget, Marbin, and District 97!

Trettioåriga Kriget (Friday, June 7)

Trettioåriga Kriget (“Thirty Years War”) is a Swedish progressive rock band formed in 1970 in Saltsjöbaden, southeast of Stockholm, while they were still teenagers. Their first album came out in 1974, and from then until they temporarily ceased activity in 1981 they were one of the most prominent bands in Scandinavian rock. In 2002, the members got back together for some reunion shows and to record a couple of new songs for a planned Best-Of album, but found that they had more to give. They came up with a full album of new material, and have been working ever since. Seaprog is proud to present the third U.S. appearance of Trettioåriga Kriget, and their first on the West Coast

Marbin (Saturday, June 8)

Marbin is an incandescent Chicago-based progressive jazz-rock band with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained the attention of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. The band regularly plays in clubs all over the U.S. and in jam and jazz festivals around the world, and has released nine albums to date on MoonJune Records and other labels.

District 97 (Sunday, June 9)

District 97 was formed in the fall of 2006, drawing upon influences ranging from heavy metal to avant-garde jazz. After working instrumentally for a time, the group decided to add a vocalist, and recruited the powerful Leslie Hunt. With their hard-hitting melodic sound, they’ve been thrilling audiences at festivals in both North America and Europe. The band also collaborated with John Wetton, first in the studio and then recording a live album with him in 2013 that contained classic King Crimson tracks.