AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Mélancolie (2021; empreintes DIGITALes)

A new Normandeau is always a welcome addition and, Mélancolie delivers in a big way.  This, along with Paul Dolden’s Golden Dolden box (write-up coming eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later) provides a splendid end of the year Acousmatic boost. On Mélancolie, Normandeau humbly underestimates these works by saying; “All the pieces culled on this … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Mélancolie (2021; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Figures (2009; empreintes DIGITALes)

I consider Montreal based artist Robert Normandeau’s work an excellent gateway to the weird, wonderful world of Acousmatic music.  The release of Figures in 1999 (and reissued in 2009) provides a great launchpad for exploration, either backward or forwards.  Figures lacks some of the more abstract moves that were heard on the 1994 release Tangram but still retained enough of what I … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Figures (2009; empreintes DIGITALes)

AMN (Retro) Picks of the Week: Las Orejas y la Lengua / Guy Reibel / Jonty Harrison / Robert Normandeau

Recently I had the opportunity to purchase almost 50 used CDs at a very good price. I’m slowly going through these and will be posting some of the better ones in a few special “retro” Picks of the Week articles. Enjoy. Las Orejas y la Lengua – La Eminencia Inobjetable (1996) Guy Reibel – Granulations-Sillages … Continue reading AMN (Retro) Picks of the Week: Las Orejas y la Lengua / Guy Reibel / Jonty Harrison / Robert Normandeau

Reviews You May Have Missed – December 2021

Last month we published a number of original reviews of some very interesting music. Check out the list below. AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau – Mélancolie (2021; empreintes DIGITALes) (12/30/2021) AMN Reviews: Various Artists – Cryo Chamber Collaboration – Dagon (2021; Cryo Chamber) (12/27/2021) AMN Reviews: Patrick Shiroishi – Hidemi (2021; American Dreams) (12/27/2021) AMN Reviews: Rodrigo Amado Motion trio with Alexander … Continue reading Reviews You May Have Missed – December 2021

AMN Reviews: Arturo Parra – Parr(A)cousmatique (2002; empreintes DIGITALes)

This album was a grand experiment that went exceedingly…right!  As the story goes, classical guitarist Parra (and a very accomplished one at that as this album ably shows) approached five Acousmatic composers and asked them to create a work for which he would then mix himself in creating a hybrid piece.  With the exception of D’or et de lumiére where … Continue reading AMN Reviews: Arturo Parra – Parr(A)cousmatique (2002; empreintes DIGITALes)

Reviews You May Have Missed – January 2021

Last month we published a number of original reviews of some very interesting music. Check out the list below. AMN Reviews: Pat Thomas / The Locals – Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (2006; Discus Music) (1/31/2021) AMN Reviews: Samora – Quasar [Rizosfera/NUKFM] (1/31/2021) AMN Reviews: New Dark Ambient Releases From BlackWeald and Grey Frequency (1/26/2021) AMN Reviews: Robert Normandeau … Continue reading Reviews You May Have Missed – January 2021

San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2020

America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features four distinct concerts of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 35 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a … Continue reading San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2020

San Francisco Scene: January 6-10, 2020

Source: Bay Improviser. Monday, January 6 Mon 1/06 9:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland] OFJS: Ghandhi/Larocca/Milberger (NY), Voicehandler, Fluke-Mogul Tuesday, January 7 Tue 1/07 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF] Nomad Trio Complex, intricate, idiosyncratic, and rockin’—those are the adjectives that best describe this cross-border collaboration between … Continue reading San Francisco Scene: January 6-10, 2020