David Torn Interviewed About Big Ears Performances

Source: thedailytimes.com.

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.”

AMN Picks of the Week: Kelly Ruth / Matthies & Karris / Cinchel / Sataray / Pita

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)

Wendy Eisenberg Interviewed and Profiled

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.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe – “Channels” (Intakt, 2019)

Bearthoven – “American Dream” (Cantaloupe Music, 2019)

Jeff Cosgrove | Matthew Shipp | William Parker – “Near Disaster” (Grizzley Music, 2019)

Duerinckx / Russell / Safatly – “Serpentes” (Weekertoft, 2019)

DKV & Joe McPhee – “The Fire Each Time” (Not Two Records, 2019)

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research – “Impromptus and Other Short Works” (WhyPlayJazz, 2019)

Karl Berger in Messina, Italy on March 24, Music Mind Screening Today

Source: Creative Music Studio

Filarmonica Laudamo Messina | 98th Concert Season

KARL BERGER
& FILARMONICA LAUDAMO CREATIVE ORCHESTRA
feat Ingrid Sertso

Sunday March 24th, 2019, 6pm
Palacultura Antonello,
Viale Boccetta
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)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1175

Source: Vital Weekly.

FABIO ORSI – MOTEL A TRE STELLE (CD by St.an.da) *
AMON – THE INNERMOST LEGACY (2CD by Eibon Records) *
UTE WASSERMANN, JAAP BLONK & MICHAEL VORFELD (CD by Kontrans) *
ØYVIND TORVUND – THE EXOTICA ALBUM (CD by Hubro) *
OPENING PERFORMANCE ORCHESTRA – THE NOISE OF ART (CD by Sub Rosa)
FAR AWAY BUT EVER CLOSER: YOUNG LITHUANIAN COMPOSERS ABROAD (CD by MIC
Lithuania)
LIZ MEREDITH – REPRO (LP by Spleencoffin)
ART OF THE MEMORY PALACE – DUSK AT TRELLICK TOWER (LP by Static Caravan)
ØJERUM – NATTESNE (CDR by Eilean Records) *
BILL THOMPSON – MOUTHFUL OF AIR (cassette by Burning Harpsichord Records) *
VID EDDA – GENEVES ME SANSI (cassette by Anathema Archive)
JAY DEA LOPEZ – PULSE (cassette by Hemisphäre Nokukyo) *
BRUNO DUPLANT – CHANTS DE MEMOIRE (cassette by Hemisphäre Nokukyo) *
TABATA – THE LONG AFTERNOON OF TABATA (cassette by Fourth Dimension Records)
BALAGAN/LÄRMSCHUTZ (split cassette by Faux Amis Records)
STELZER/MURRAY – COMMUTER (cassette by Humanhood Recordings) *

Peter Brötzmann Festival in London, September 4-7

Source: Cafe Oto.

PETER BRÖTZMANN FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2019, 7.30PM
HAN BENNINK / PETER BRÖTZMANN (DUO) + ALEXANDER VON SCHLIPPENBACH (SOLO) + PETER BRÖTZMANN / HEATHER LEIGH (DUO)

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2019, 7.30PM
ALEXANDER VON SCHLIPPENBACH / PETER BRÖTZMANN / HAN BENNINK (TRIO) + PAT THOMAS (SOLO) + HEATHER LEIGH / CAMILLE EMAILLE / PETER BRÖTZMANN (TRIO)

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2019, 7.30PM
PETER BRÖTZMANN / ERIC REVIS / NASHEET WAITS (TRIO) + HAN BENNINK (SOLO) + HEATHER LEIGH / CAMILLE EMAILLE (DUO)

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019, 7.30PM
MATANA ROBERTS / PAT THOMAS / ERIC REVIS / NASHEET WAITS / PETER BRÖTZMANN (QUINTET – TWO SETS)

In keeping with Peter’s restless creativity, this festival covers a broad sonic range. First-time collaborations with Matana Roberts and Camille Emaille sit alongside alongside long-term collaborations going back over half a century. Some of these all-time classic groupings have never happened at OTO before, such as Peter’s longstanding duo with Han Bennink that spawned the seminal Ein Halber Hund Kann Nicht Pinkeln and Schwarzwaldfahrt LPs (now both over 40 years old) and his classic trio with Han and Alexander von Schlippenbach. We’re also pleased to be able to revisit fertile collaborations that first occurred at OTO; Pat Thomas having been invited to perform with Peter at his first ever shows here.