Newsbits: Derek Bailey / Harry Partch / Alice Coltrane / Cafe Oto’s New Series

A new monograph on Derek Bailey, as well as a translation of Bailey’s book Improvisation into Chinese, have been announced.

A new Harry Partch release is out.

A new and previously unreleased Alice Coltrane live album is reviewed.

Cafe Oto in London has announced Music and Other Living Creatures, a new series running on various dates between 23 June and 5 December. It’s dedicated to “music about, with, or by other living creatures”. That’s birds, tigers, chickens, insects and more explored through a variety of methods from sound-walks and commissioned performances to live responses and discussions.