AMN Reviews: Bertrand Denzler / CoÔ – Arc [Potlatch P119]

Composer Bertrand Denzler’s Arc, a two-part work for string septet, is a meditation on the sonic possibilities opened up by, and open to, contemporary advanced string performance technique. The piece was composed for and in collaboration with double bassist/cellist Félicie Bazelaire and CoÔ, a string ensemble put together by Bazelaire for the express purpose of extending the range of string music through the commissioning of new work and the development of string instruments’ technical resources.

Like much interesting new music, Arc represents the realization of a poetics of extended technique. Both of its parts are made up floating blocks of sound densely composed of multiphonics, unpitched noise, slow glissandi, harmonics and overtone patterns thrown off by a variety of extended and conventional bowings. Arc 1.1 is episodically structured as a series of brief events of approximately one minute each separated by several seconds of silence. By contrast, Arc 2.1 develops in a weightier, more cumulative manner. Its 23-minute length is broken in two by a few seconds’ silence at roughly the midpoint; each half is a long evolutionary event of slow harmonic change with a quasi-electronic, feedback-like sound. On both Arc 1.1 and Arc 2.1 the presence of three double basses in the septet gives the piece a virtually omnipresent low undercurrent, felt even when not explicitly heard.

http://www.potlatch.fr/

Daniel Barbiero

Release Show for Isaac Schankler’s Because Patterns This Weekend in NY

Source: Spectrum.

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW FOR ISAAC SCHANKLER’S BECAUSE PATTERNS Saturday, July 20, 2019
7pm-8:30pm

SPECTRUM presents the New York album release show for Because Patterns from L.A.-based composer Isaac Schankler out on Aerocade Music. Because Patterns positions the listener within three distinct sonic environments. Each work demonstrates a deft integration of acoustic performance and electronic construction, the substance of the music abiding in the relationship between performer and program. Featured performers on the release are the Ray-Kallay Duo of pianists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay;bassist Scott Worthington; violinist Sakura Tsai; and pianist Nadia Shpachenko.

Isaac Schankler will be joined by pianist Kathleen Supové and bassist James Ilgenfritz to celebrate this release with live performances on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. Special 12” color vinyl copies of Because Patterns will be available for purchase.

PROGRAM
New Age (2017) for piano and electronics Kathleen Supové, piano
Because Patterns/Deep State (2019) for double bass, imaginary pianos, and electronics
James Ilgenfritz, double bass
Isaac Schankler, electronics
Album Artwork: Meerenai Shim

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Whit Dickey / Tao Quartets – “Peace Planet -&- Box of Light” (Aum Fidelity, 2019)

Paul Dunmall/ Percy Pursglove/ Steve Tromans/Dave Kanebass/Hamid Drake – “Soultime” (FMR, 2019)

Hook, Line & Sinker – “Fishy Business” (Relative Pitch, 2019)

Duck Baker Quartet – “Coffee For Three” (Copepod Records, 2019)

Liquid Quintet – “Bouquet” (Sirulita Records, 2019)

Illegal Crowns – “The No-Nosed Puppet” (Rogue Art, 2019)

Josep Lluís GALIANA – “ELECTROACOUSTIC PIECES 1999​-​2019” (liquen records, 2019)

Upcoming Sunn O))) Tour Dates

Source: SUNN O))).

2019-07-30 – 2019-08-01
LET THERE BE DRONE (MULTIPLE GAINS STAGES) JULY / AUGUST 2019
Tue 30/07/2019 DE Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg, with Caspar Brötzmann
Wed 31/07/2019 DE Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg, with Caspar Brötzmann
Thu 1/08/2019 NL, Amsterdam – Dekmantel Festival, Muziekgebouw

2019-09-01 – 2019-09-12
SEPTEMBER 2019 – U.S. WEST COAST
Sun 01/09/2019 Dallas, TX @ Granada, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Mon 02/09/2019 Austin, TX @ Emo’s, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Wed 04/09/2019 Denver, CO @ The Gothic, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Sat 07/09/2019 Phoenix, AZ @ Arcosanti with Papa M, Big|Brave
Sun 08/09/2019, Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Mon 09/09/2019, San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Wed 11/09/2019, Seattle, WA @ Showbox, with Papa M
Thu 12/09/2019, Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall, with Papa M
Sun 15/09/2019 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever [Shoshin (初心) Duo]

2019-10-07 – 2019-10-28
LET THERE BE DRONE (MULTIPLE GAINS STAGES) OCTOBER 2019
Mon 07/10/2019 DE, Munich Backstage Werk with Caspar Brötzmann
Tue 08/10/2019 DE, Karlsruhe HfG / ZKM with Caspar Brötzmann
Wed 09/10/2019 CH, Basel Kaserne with Caspar Brötzmann
Thu 10/10/2019 DE, Leipzig Felsenkeller with Caspar Brötzmann
Fri 11/10/2019 PL, Krakow Unsound festival
Sun 13/10/2019 LT, Vilnius Kablys with Caspar Brötzmann
Mon 14/10/2019 EE, Tallinn Vene Theatre with Caspar Brötzmann
Tue 15/10/2019 FIN, Helsinki Kulttuuritalo with Caspar Brötzmann
Thu 17/10/2019 SE, Stockholm Kraken
Fri 18/10/2019 NO, Oslo Kulturkirken Jakob
Sat 19/10/2019 NO, Oslo Blä, Duo show
Mon 21/10/2019 DK, Copenhagen Koncerthuset
Tue 22/10/2019 NL, Nijmegen Doornroosje
Thu 24/10/2019 UK, Bristol SWX
Fri 25/10/2019 SCO, Glasgow QMU
Sat 26/10/2019 UK, Birmingham The Crossing
Sun 27/10/2019 UK, Manchester Albert Hall
Mon 28/10/2019 UK, London Roundhouse

2020-01-31 – 2020-02-02
LET THERE BE DRONE: A SUNN O))) RESIDENCY
Fri 31/01/2020 FR Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique, Life Metal
Sat 01/02/2020 FR Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique, Life Metal
Sun 02/02/2020 FR Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique, Shoshin (初心)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1191

Source: Vital Weekly.

RENE AQUARIUS – WOODLAND SIGIL (CD by Unfathomless) *
LORI FREEDMAN – SOLOR (CD by Ambiances Magnétiques) *
MONICKER – SPINE (CD by Ambiances Magnétiques)
KEITH TIPPETT – THE UNLONELY RAINDANCER (CD by Discus Music)
WINTSCH-PICCAND – HIPPARCHUS (CD by Wide Ear Records) *
TAKU SUGIMOTO – GUITARS (CD by Ftarri) *
ILLOGICAL HARMONIES – CIRCUIT (CD by Ftarri) *
JU SEI – LIVE AT FTARRI FESTIVAL 2015 (CD by Ftarri) *
UTON & YOSHIHIRO KIKUCHI – INVISIBLE REFLECTIONS (CD by Vibora) *
XAVIER CHARLES & ERIC NORMAND – AVIS AUX REACTEURS (CD by Inexhaustible Editions) *
PETER JENSEN & DR BIG BAND – STAND ON YOUR FEET AND FIGHT (LP by Ilk Music)
SCHNITT – MEMORY CODE (LP by Sync) *
SHOTS – PRIVATE HATE (LP by Careful Catalog) *
CRESCENT – DRUM INTINS EP (12″ by Minimmal Movement)
VOT’E – HAMMERSMITH FLYOVER (12″ by Minimmal Movement)
THE MEMORY BAND – AFTER NIGHT/TANGLED MAN (7″ by Static Caravan)
E.M.I.R.S. – ADEM/BREATH (CDR, private) *
MODELBAU – KICK THE CAN (CDR by Stront) *
MODELBAU – NIGHT CALL (cassette by Important Drone Records) *
MODELBAU – THE WHOLE TRUTH (cassette by Trapdoor Tapes) *
MODELBAU – MIRROR IMAGE (CDR by Hologram Label) *
MODELBAU – THE FEVER (CDR by Hologram Label) *
ROYAL HUNGARIAN NOISEMAKERS/FIXATEUR EXTERNE (CDR by Unsigned)
SOMNOROASE PASARELE – BARA (CDR by Orgone Dealers) *
SCORO – NIGHT RECORDINGS FROM BUCHAREST (CDR by Orgone Dealers) *
PEOPLE SKILLS – MOUNT MORIAH TOCSIN (cassette by Alien Passengers) *
PEOPLE SKILLS – TELEPHONE BOOTH (cassette by All Gone) *

5th Columbia Experimental Music Festival Announced

Source: Columbia Experimental Music Festival.

The 5th Annual Columbia Experimental Music Festival will take place October 3rd-6th in Columbia, MO.

Thursday October 3rd – Makaya McCraven + TBA @ Cafe Berlin
Friday October 4th – Julianna Barwick + TBA @ Firestone Baars Chapel
Saturday October 5th – Mdou Moctar + TBA @ Cafe Berlin

With an emphasis on situating local and regional musical and artistic innovators and experimentalists within a larger national and global context, Dismal Niche Arts presents concerts, multi-disciplinary performances, art exhibitions and film/video screenings in a wide variety of public venues establishing it as an exciting and multifaceted grassroots organization. With the development and presentation of innovative, non-conventional music, art, and performance, Dismal Niche Arts provides the community the opportunity to participate in uncommon and stimulating programming in intimate performance environments, free from commercial restraints.

Upcoming Han-earl Park European Performances

Source: Han-earl Park.

July 21, 2019 plugd
Upstairs @ The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland 8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) presented by CIMC.
Also performing: Chris Engel.
Admission: €5 at the door.

August 8, 2019 Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
England 8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Tickets: £10.

August 11, 2019 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Av. de Berna, 45 A
Lisbon, Portugal 6:30pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) as part of Jazz em Agosto.

August 12, 2019 The Fumbally Stables
Fumbally Lane
Dublin 8, Ireland 8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Improvised Music Company in association with Note Productions.
Also performing: Zeropunkt (Fergus Cullen, Jamie Davis and Damien Lennon).
Tickets: €12 online/€15 at the door.

September 15, 2019 Hošek Contemporary
MS Heimatland
Fischerinsel 3
10179 Berlin
Germany 5:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) as part of Improvised & Experimental No. 73.
Also on the program: Simona Blahutová (sound installation), Gloria Damijan (toy piano), and Johnny Chang (viola).
Donations €5–10.