Each year, that list of names continues to grow, but this weekend, Torn is most excited to work with musicians whose name recognition is better suited for the entire reason he’s coming to Knoxville — the prestigious and avant-garde Big Ears Festival. For a man who deals in the sonic currency of a dizzying array of genres, it’s a unique opportunity to participate as both player and fan, he told The Daily Times recently.
“I have to say, I’ve gotten continuously more excited as the invitation has gotten broader,” said Torn, who performs twice on Friday and once on Sunday as part of the groundbreaking event, which kicks off today in downtown Knoxville. “Really, I’m not usually a fan of doing all kinds of different things in one place, or at one festival, but this festival seems very special to me. I’ve been watching it for a while, and I thought there might have been a chance around my last solo record that I would come and play, but it did not work out, so I’m super thrilled that it has this time.”
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.
Kelly Ruth – Forms (2019)
Wilhelm Matthies / Reid Karris – Roots and Ripples (2019)
Cinchel – A Ghost’s Hand Leads You Through the Darkness (2019)
Sataray – Nocturnum (2019)
Pita – 20190316 Lampo@The Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL (2019)
Pita – 20190319 Knockdown Center, Mespeth, NY (2019)
Source: New Haven Independent.
If you like the guitar, complicated music, or poetry, Wendy Eisenberg wants you to come to her Friday gig at Firehouse 12 on Crown Street.
The prodigious musician, who works as a composer, improviser, and songwriter in a variety of projects, is certainly attuned to the range of the instrument’s possibilities. Its Shape Is Your Touch, her solo album from last year, is a sonic encyclopedia of the acoustic guitar, but phrased with the easy flow of a novel. The transparent, unaffected recording documents all the ways in which sound lives and dies emerging from the guitar. Intentionally muted notes and swarms of sound emerge amidst clarion melodic lines, and ring just as powerfully.
Contrast that with Eisenberg’s trio album The Machinic Unconscious, released on the Tzadik label last year, which shows a wider range of stylistic references from jazz, punk, and metal, and a deep awareness of the instrument’s role in those traditions. But her music is distinctly her own, no matter the context, and it is a nice thread across her work that at no point does she pander to the audience in order to be recognized as a part of that tradition.
Source: Creative Music Studio
Filarmonica Laudamo Messina | 98th Concert Season
& FILARMONICA LAUDAMO CREATIVE ORCHESTRA
feat Ingrid Sertso
Sunday March 24th, 2019, 6pm
Messina | Italy
Karl Berger will conduct the Filarmonica Laudamo Creative Orchestra, a 30-pieces ensemble founded by the pianist Luciano Troja, with musicians from the scene of the Bay of the Strait between Messina and Reggio Calabria. Feat. Ingrid Sertso.
Karl Berger conduction, piano
Ingrid Sertso vocals, poetry
Rosalba Lazzarotto vocals
Erika La Fauci vocals, keyboards
Carmelo Coglitore soprano sax, bass clarinet
Maria Merlino alto sax, baritone sax
Giovanni Randazzo tenor sax, soprano sax
Daniele Colistra alto sax
Demetrio Spagna tenor sax
Gabriele Freni tenor sax
Carlo Nicita flutes
Matteo Diego Scarcella flutes
Giuseppe Corpina clarinet
Antonio Scimone clarinet
Antonino Cicero bassoon
Giovanni Alibrandi violin, computer
Genziana D’Anna cello
Maurizio Salemi cello
Giancarlo Mazzù guitar
Alessandro Blanco, guitar
Sergio Silipigni guitar
Deborah Ferraro harp
Melo Mafali keyboards, electronics
Luciano Troja keyboards, coordination
Nuccio Perrotta double bass
Beppe Santamaria double bass
Domenico Mazza electric bass
Nancy Lucà digeridoo
Pierangelo La Spada vibraphone, percussions
Filippo Bonaccorso drums
Fabrizio Franzini drums
Federico Saccà drums
On Thursday, March 21th, 8:30pm, Auditorium Fasola:
«Karl Berger: Music Mind»
by Axel Kroëll and Julian Benedikt (2018)