AMN Reviews: 180˚ – Submental [Splitrec 29]

Submental is the sui generis creation of the acoustic Australian trio 180˚. The group’s configuration is unique: bass flute, played by Jim Denley; acoustic guitar (Nick Ashwood); and the voice and words of Amanda Stewart. The eight pieces on Submental aren’t unconventional art songs, although that certainly would be one way to think of them; rather, they’re dynamic scenarios in which the human voice retains its centrality amidst the musical and non-musical sounds that collide and combine around it. Although the group’s sound is collective, Stewart’s vocal presence can’t help becoming the focus of attention: it’s a human voice saying something, even if what it’s saying is at times a sequence of Dadaesque syllables referring to nothing beyond their own sounds. Stewart, like Denley and Ashwood, has a thorough mastery of extended technique and blends in perfectly with their timbre-driven, texturally centered styles. In some of the music’s truly beautiful moments her whispering naturally harmonizes with Denley’s air notes—a reminder that the flute is really just voice once removed. Here as on his other work, Denley displays a technical sophistication and sensitivity in playing on the border between noise and pitch. No less crucial to the collective sound is the rattle and jangle of Ashwood’s guitar, convincingly likening itself to a detuned zither.

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Daniel Barbiero

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Frode Gjerstad / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Matthew Shipp – “Season of Sadness” (Iluso Records, 2019)

Mario Pavone Dialect Trio – “PHILOSOPHY” (Clean Feed, 2019)

MANUEL TROLLER/KEEFE JACKSON/RYAN PACKARD – “Ombra di Organo” (Astral Spirits, 2019)

CP Unit – “Riding Photon Time” (Eleatic Records, 2019)

Jason Alder, Thanos Chrysakis, Caroline Kraabel, Yoni Silver – “Music for Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinets & Electronics” (Aural Terrains, 2019)

Cene Resnik Free Stellar Trio + Rob Mazurek – “AGE OF CHAOS” (Clean Feed, 2019)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1193

Source: Vital Weekly.

ENSEMBLE NEON – NIBLOCK/LAMB (CD by Hubro) *
BANKS BAILEY – MOUNTAINS AND VIEWS (CD by Unfathomless) *
THE CRAY TWINS – IN THE COMPANY OF ARCHITECTURE (CD by Fang Bomb) *
ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND – REFLECTIONS IN A MOEBIUS RING MIRROR (CD by Discus Music) *
ANDERS LONNE GRONSETH – THEORY OF ANYTHING (CD by Pling Music)
GENETIC TRANSMISSION – KAPUKE/MUSIC FOR VIENNA AKTIONISTS (CD by Zoharum) *
HYBRYDS – DREAMSCAPES FROM A DARK SIDE/VOICES WITHOUT A SOUND (2CD by Zoharum) *
INNER VISION LABORATORY – CONTINUUM (CD by Zoharum) *
ESCAPE FROM WARSAW/SANTA MARTA & KAROL SU/KA – MATERIA/CZAS SNU (2CD by Zoharum) *
23 THREADS – I WOKE UP DAWN (CD by Zoharum)
QUENTIN ROLLET & VOMIR (miniCD by Lenka Lente) *
FABIO ORSI – EACH DAY MOON TIDE (LP by Oltrarno Recordings) *
ANADOL – UZUN HAVALAR (LP by Pingipung/Kinship) *
COSIMA – PLOAIA (7″ by Pingipung/Future Nuggets) *
RICHARD YOUNGS – BAD WORDS (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
MIKE DILLOWAY – ANY OLD TIME TASTES (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
LAUGH STAINS – GAZE INTO THE DRAIN (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
DAN FROBERG – THE COMMON ERROR OF ORDINARY (CDR & book by Chocolate Monk) *
MR. DUKE PINCH – MUD HEN, PRICK AND GREEN BELT (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
TAKAHIRO MUKAI – HELPLESSNESS (cassette by Degenerate Trifecta) *
PIOTR CISAK – MATRIX (cassette by Degenerate Trifecta) *
IZUEL_ – WE WILL NEVER BE SO COOL (CDR by Degenerate Trifecta) *
PATRIZIA OLIVA / ROBERTO DEL PIANO / STEFANO GIUST – THAT IS NOT SO (CDR by Setola Di Maiale) *
COMPACTOR – INFRASTRUCTURE (cassette by Oxidation) *

Festival Of New Trumpet Music 2019 Announced

Source: Festival Of New Trumpet Music.

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2019 and Dave Douglas present a 17th season of fresh brass music, including a celebration and award performance by trumpeter Jimmy Owens (September 8). From September 3 to 12, FONT Music will inhabit 7 NYC venues including Dizzy’s Club, The Stone at the New School, The Jazz Gallery, Jazz Standard, and Threes Brewing.

Night for Laurie Frink with Chloe Rowlands and Zen Demon Snaps
Sep 3 • 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Threes Brewing

Homage to Booker Little with special guest Charles Tolliver
Sep 4 • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jazz Standard

Luminous Tubes
Sep 5 • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Graham Haynes, Stephanie Richards, Alexandria Smith & more
Nublu at 151

Hugh Ragin Creative Orchestra
Sep 6 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Workshop and Concert
The New School

Sarah Belle Reid and Nate Wooley – Live Wires
Sep 7 • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The New School

Jimmy Owens Award of Recognition
Sep 8 • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The New School

New Jazz Trumpet Workshop Concert
Sep 8 • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
with Dave Douglas and Alex Sipiagin
The New School

John Raymond’s Real Feels / Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt
Sep 9 • 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Jazz Gallery

Josh Lawrence & Fresh Cut Orchestra celebrate Trumpets of Philadelphia
Sep 10 • 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Josh Lawrence & Fresh Cut Orchestra celebrate Trumpets of Philadelphia
Sep 11 • 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Gileno Santana and Linda Briceño
Sep 12 • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory

Blank Forms Observations at Night Series Announced

Source: New York’s Blank Forms.

Observations at Night with Jessika Kenney, Hamid Al-Saadi w/ Amir ElSaffar, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Susan Alcorn, Louise Landes Levi, Makoto Kawashima, Nicole Mitchell, Akira Sakata w/ Darin Gray, Fred Moten, Okkyung Lee, and Joe McPhee

September 7th – October 12th
James Cohan Gallery
48 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

Blank Forms has curated a program of music and poetry as part of Josiah McElheny’s new solo show, Observations at Night, at James Cohan Gallery. McElheny’s sonic sculpture, “Moon Mirror,” will function as both an acoustic reflector and an open stage-like platform for performances, as part of an exhibition of optically dynamic paintings and sculptures inspired by cosmic revolutionary figures like Joe McPhee and Sun Ra Arkestra singer June Tyson. Tyson’s optimistic communication of the potential for world-building beyond the painful alienation of presiding earthly visions serves as the focal point for the series’ interrogation of how music and poetry might illuminate new pathways of resistance to our troubled political climate. An international assembly of artists from a diverse spectrum of creative improvising idioms have been selected to use McElheny’s parabolic structure as a catalyst for explorations of both acoustic feedback and social interaction between performers and audiences from heterogeneous cultural spheres. Featuring performers pulling inspiration from black American free jazz as well as experimental music, deep listening, and folk traditions of Korean, Japanese, Iraqi, Indonesian, and Persian music, the surreal convergence of mysteries of light and sound proposes that we might today not only pass through what can feel like a dream or nightmare state but find something here, visible or audible in the twilight that can lead into a cosmic future.

Jessika Kenney
Saturday, Sept 7th, 2019
2:00 PM

Hamid Al-Saadi with Amir ElSaffar
Wednesday, Sept 11th, 2019
6:30

Sun Ra Arkestra
Saturday, Sept 14th, 2019
2:00 PM

Susan Alcorn
Wednesday, Sept 18th, 2019
6:30

Louise Landes Levi
Saturday, Sept 21st, 2019
2:00 PM

Makoto Kawashima
Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2019
6:30

Nicole Mitchell
Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019
2:00 PM

Akira Sakata with Darin Gray
Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2019
6:30

Fred Moten
Saturday, Oct 5th, 2019
2:00 PM

Okkyung Lee
Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2019
6:30

Joe McPhee
Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019
2:00 PM