Avant Scena Reviews

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Michael Zerang ‎– “Assyrian Caesarean” (Holidays Records, 2019)

Underful Quartet – “Live at BrÖtz” (HOO – HA Recordings, 2019)

Leblanc/Gibson/Vicente/Mira/Ferreira Lopes – “Double On The Brim” (atrito-afeito, 2019)

Gagel / trio panta rhei / ThePianoforteTrio – Zapping Schostakowitsch

Stephen Haynes / Damon Smith / Matt Crane / Jeff Platz – “Theory of Colors” (Balance Point Acoustics, 2019)

Somersaults – “Numerology of Birdsong” (West Hill Records, 2019)

DANIEL THOMPSON & COLIN WEBSTER – “BOSKAGE” (a new wave of jazz, 2019)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1199

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DREKKA – BEINGS OF IMBERINDUS (CD by Somnimage) *
SWIM IGNORANT FIRE – PALE HORSES (CDR by Somniage) *
CITY OF DJINN (CD by Somniage) *
ARMCOMM SAMPLER (CD compilation by Anterior Research Media Comminications)
ROLF HANSEN – ELEKTRISK GUITAR (CD by Karaoke Kalk) *
TODD ANDERSON-KUNERT – CONJECTURES (LP by Room40) *
PAL ASLE PETTERSEN – UTEN TITTEL (LP by Zang:)
FROOD OF THE LOOP (2LP by Taping Desk O-Phon Mania)
:ZOVIET*FRANCE: – GRIS (LP by Vinyl On Demand)
GRAHAM DUNNING – TENTATION (LP by White Denim) *
WILL OVER MATTER – PHENOMENAL HIGHWAYS (LP by White Denim)
VEILED – EL TEMPS NO PASSA (12″ by White Denim)
AUFGEHOBEN – AXIOLOGUE / THERMIDOR ONE FIVE (7″ by White Denim)
JAD FAIR & DOC WÖR MIRRAN – JAD & JOE (12″ by Ebus Music)
BRIAN GRAINGER – THE ENDLESS SLEEP (double CDR by Organic Industries) *
TERUYUKI KURIHARA – THE MAGICAL SEESAW (CDR by Organic Industries) *
FERGUS KELLY – GLEAMING SEAMS (CDR by Room Temperature) *
DYLAN NYOUKIS – THE FAILING CHASE (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
TEIGNMOUTH ELECTRON – EMPTY SHELL (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
THE OCCUPANT – TWILIGHT IMMUNITY (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
CREEP OF PARIS – GERONTICUS EREMITA (CDR on Chocolate Monk) *
JULIEN DEMOULIN – REVEALED (cassette, private) *
TORSTEN PAPENHEIM – TRACKING-RACKING (cassette by Tanuki Records)

Steve Roach Live Performances

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Santa Fe, New Mexico — September 21-22
September 21: Steve Roach with Michael Stearns and Rob Thomas
September 22: Steve Roach (solo)
Ambient-electronic music pioneer Steve Roach returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico at Paradiso, the site of last year’s epic and completely sold-out Dreamtime Return 30th Anniversary show. The full spectrum of Steve’s works will be experienced, including material from his upcoming new releases. For Saturday’s show, for the first time ever, Steve will be joined by fellow electronic innovator and collaborator Michael Stearns (Desert Solitaire) and didgeridoo master Rob Thomas (Inlakesh and Monuments of Ecstasy). Sunday’s solo concert will move towards the deep end of pure sonic immersion and sacred spaces.

Tucson, Arizona — November 2-3
November 2: Night of the Living Fest
November 3: 30th Annual All Souls Procession and Grand Finale
The All Souls Procession is perhaps one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today, gathering well over 150,000 participants on the streets of downtown Tucson for a two-mile long human-powered procession that ends in the ceremonial burning of a large Urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes of the public for those who have passed. Myriad altars, performers, installation art, and creatives of all kinds collaborate for almost half the year to prepare their offerings for this amazing event. The All Souls Procession, and now the entire All Souls Weekend, is a celebration and mourning of the lives of our loved ones and ancestors. On Saturday the 2nd, Steve will be featured as a headlining artist at Night of the Living Fest at the MSA Annex, with a special two-hour set and album release party. On Sunday the 3rd, Steve has created an amazing, bespoke soundscape for the finale of this 30th Annual Ceremony, which is free to attend.

Arraymusic 2019-20 Season Announced

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October 3&4, 2019 The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave 8pm | $30 or PWYW An old woman on her death bed asks two musician-storytellers to tell her a few tales in her final hour. The audience chooses which three tales will be told (out of a possible 10) that performance and […]

James & Jerome: Piano Tales
October 3&4, 8pm, 30 or PWYW
James & Jerome (James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis) are a duo of musician-storytellers based in New York. They make hyper-literary, live-music story performances for theaters and other spaces.

October 24, 2019 The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave 8pm | $30 or PWYW Concept, music and video: Linda Bouchard Musicians: Grdina-Houle-Loewen Collective Dramaturge: Keith Turnbull Stage Director: Kim Collier Technical Director: Nicholas Jacques An interactive multimedia work for live musicians, live electronics, and live video, “All Caps No Space” explores […]

Linda Bouchard: All Caps No Space
October 24, 8pm
An interactive multimedia work for live musicians, live electronics, and live video, “All Caps No Space” explores the amplified solitude we experience within the barrage of information that besieges us.

November 9, 2019 The Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave 3pm | $30 or PWYW co-produced with DisPerSion Lab Connected digitally across borders, Doug Van Nort presents his SSHRC Partnership Engage project with Arraymusic and cellist Anne Bourne in the first of three telematic concert events. Connecting with NowNet Arts Ensemble in […]

Telematic I
November 9, 2019
co-produced with DisPerSion Lab Connected digitally across borders, members of the Array Ensemble with guest artists Doug Van Noort and Anne Bourne perform live and in real-time with New York based composer Sarah Weaver and her ensemble. Combining performance and research, Telematic I invites artists and audiences miles apart to share a single virtual performance space.

March 15, 2020 The Array Space (155 Walnut Ave) 8pm | $15 or PWYW Curated by Martin Arnold Filipino-Canadian artist Christopher Dela Cruz produces sound sculptures, installations, machines and electronics using modified playback devices reconfigured as an instrument + an array of circuit-bent electronic toys and sound machines Livestream: https://livestream.com/accounts/15801205/RD2ChrisDCruz […]

Rat-drifting II: Christopher Dela Cruz
March 15, 2020 8pm, The Array Space, $15 or PWYW
Filipino-Canadian artist Christopher Dela Cruz produces sound sculptures, installations, machines and electronics…

April 19, 2020 The Array Space (155 Walnut Ave) 8pm | $15 or PWYW The Titillators bring together 6 of Toronto’s most prominent, exceptional, wonderful and weird creative musicians. They play songs – or something more like psychedelic waking dreams of songs – but usually without the words, Thom Gill’s […]

Rat-drifting III: The Titillators
April 19, 2020 8pm
The Titillators bring together 6 of Toronto’s most prominent, exceptional, wonderful and weird creative musicians…

May 4, 2020 The Array Space (155 Walnut Ave, Toronto) 8pm | $15 or PWYW curated by Martin Arnold Acadian percussionist Joël Cormier plays “Starre-Crost,” a concert-length piece by the amazing Acadian composer André Cormier. A solo percussion piece for 3 unspecified drums, “Starre-Crost” is quiet and concentrated, and laments […]

Rat-drifting IV: Starre-Crost – Joël Cormier plays André Cormier
May 4, 2020 8pm
Acadian percussionist Joël Cormier plays “Starre-Crost,” a concert-length piece by the amazing Acadian composer André Cormier…

May 30, 2020 The Array Space (155 Walnut Ave, Toronto) 8pm | $15 or PWYW Each year Array offers four exceptional emerging composers the opportunity to work undistracted in The Array Space for a month with a distinguished composer/mentor – this year, Raven Chacon – and The Array Ensemble. Under […]

Young Composers Workshop & Concert
May 30 2020, 8pm, The Array Space, $15|PWYW
Each year Array offers four exceptional emerging composers the opportunity to work with a distinguished composer/mentor and The Array Ensemble.

Vijay Iyer Interview

Source: Watch & Listen.

Ahead of his 2019/20 Residency, Wigmore Hall’s 2019/20 Composer in Residence Vijay Iyer invites Simon Rentner into his New York home to talk about the different aspects of his residency. Together, the two discuss each of Iyer’s 2019/20 collaborations and how he answers the question of his musical “origin” and heritage. Iyer addresses the concept of improvised vs composed music, and the overarching term of his residency, ‘musicality’.