Burning Ambulance Festival Stream on January 1

Source: Burning Ambulance Music.

Burning Ambulance Music is celebrating the dawn of a new year with a very special online event. We’ve commissioned exclusive performances from 20 incredible artists, which will be streaming on our page beginning at 12 noon on January 1, 2022.

The performers are: Rodrigo Amado; Code-Switch (JD Allen, Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits); Muriel Grossmann; Karin Johansson; Susanne Kujala; Simo Laihonen; José Lencastre; Massacre (Anton Pomonarev & Anton Obrazeena); Rob Mazurek; Peter McEachern; Ava Mendoza; William Parker; Steph Richards; Senyawa; Patrick Shiroishi; Tyshawn Sorey; Submerged; Shirazette Tinnin; Lissa Ullén; and Eli Wallace.

Yann Novak Named Cultural Trailblazer for 2021-2022

Source: Cultural Trailblazers 2021-2022.

Yann Novak (b.1979) is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in Los Angeles. His work is guided by his unique perspective as a queer autodidact. Informed by his partial color blindness and dyslexia, Novak uses sound and light to explore how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on our own direct experience. Novak’s diverse body of work—audiovisual installations, performances, architectural interventions, sound diffusions, recording, and prints—invites participants to imagine how divergent our individual perceptions of reality can be.

Harmonic Series 1/11

Source: Harmonic Series.

conversations + annotations
Conversation with composer and multimedia artist Cecilia Lopez about installation, spatialization, movement, recordings, songs, and some specifics for select scores, including Machinic Fantasies and two from her Música Mecánica para Chapas series.

reviews
Ellen Arkbro – Sounds while waiting (self-released, 2021)
Lucio Capece – Epimoric Tide (Entr’acte/Stellage, 2021)
Angharad Davies – gwneud a gwneud eto / do and do again (All That Dust, 2021)
Elena Kakaliagou – Hydratmos (Dasa Tapes, 2021)
Masamichi Kinoshita – Study in Fifths I (Ftarri, 2021)
Annette Krebs – Konstruktion#1 & 2 | Sah (Graphit, 2021)
Okkyung Lee – 나를 (Na-Reul) (Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021)
Maximiliano Mas – Lo que se esconde entre las notas (SELLO POSTAL, 2021)
Onceim / CoÔ – Patricia Bosshard: Sillons / Reflets (Potlatch, 2021)
Han-Earl Park – Of Life, Recombinant (New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings, 2021)
Kory Reeder – A Timeshare (self-released, 2021)
Vanessa Rossetto/Lionel Marchetti – The Tower (The City) (Erstwhile Records, 2021)
Mark Vernon – In the Throat of the Machine (scatter, 2021)
Mark Vernon – Magneto Mori: Vienna (Canti Magnetici, 2021)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1312

Source: Vital Weekly.

ADAM PACIONE – ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM (4CD by Elevator Bath) *
DAVE RUDER – NOT GREAT (CD by Gold Bolus) *
GINTAS K – NERVUS VAGUS (CD by Gk Records) *
INGAR ZACH / MICHELE RABBIA – MUSIQUE POUR DEUX CORPS (CD by Sofa Music/Full Rhizome – Sonoro) *
DAVID LEON – AIRE DAGUA (CD by Out Of Your Head Records)
MARTIN ARCHER & JOHN JASNOCH – PROVENANCE (CD by Discus Music) *
MIA ZABELKA & GLEN HALL – THE QUANTUM VIOLIN (CD by FMR Records) *
FRANCESCO DI CRISTOFARO – SPEIRA (CD by Liburia Records) *
BO VAN DE GRAAF – OFF THE RECORD (CD by I Compani) *
ROBBIE LEE – PRISMATIST (CD by Relative Pitch Records) *
CLOUDFISH – BUT IS IT ART? (CD by Trytone) *
SPINIFEX – SPINIFEX BEATS THE PLAGUE (CD by Trytone) *
JON DOE ONE – SOL INVICTUS (LP by esc.rec) *
WENDINGEN 1918 – RECHERCHE DANS LE RÊVE (LP by Sloow Tapes)
DRONE-MIND/MIND-DRONE VOL. 8 (LP compilation by Drone Records)
MESIAS MAIGUASHCA – MÚSICA PARA CINTA MAGNÉTICA (​+​) INSTRUMENTOS (1967​-​1989) (2LP by Buh Records) *
BEARHUG – ANOTHER BEARHUG (CDR by Art-Sun)
ANOTHER HEADACHE – STILL NOTHING DEFINITE (cassette by SPH Music) *
ATONAL VOL 2 – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OBSCURE AURAL WONDERS – 80´S​/​90´S (cassette compilation by SPH Music) *
SMYLEX ATTACK/ARDOR – AETHER / FLUX (split cassette by Strategic Tape Reserve) *
ANTONELLO PERFETTO & GREGORY NIEUWSMA – INTERFERENCE PATTERNS (split cassette by Strategic Tape Reserve) *
BLEED AIR – ABSTRUSE THEORIES IN OCCULT CHRISTIAN SCIENCE (cassette by Strategic Tape Reserve) *

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: November 2021

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. If an artist is trying something new with an established form or inventing a new one completely, there’s a good chance they’re doing it on Bandcamp. Each month, Marc Masters picks some of the best releases from across this wide, exploratory spectrum. November’s selection includes zoned-out loops, Bollywood-inspired abstractions, noise as stand-up comedy, and a reissue of recordings taken from the installation of an eight-foot-tall book.

RIP Alvin Lucier

Source: Wikipedia.

Alvin Lucier (born May 14, 1931 – December 1, 2021) was an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. A long-time music professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Lucier was a member of the influential Sonic Arts Union, which included Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma. Much of his work is influenced by science and explores the physical properties of sound itself: resonance of spaces, phase interference between closely tuned pitches, and the transmission of sound through physical media.

AMN Picks of the Week: Ajna & Onasander / Rich Halley / Lytton, McPhee & Vandermark / Andrea Parkins / Andrew Raffo Dewar

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Ajna & Onasander – Canidia (2021)
Rich Halley – Boomslang (2021)
Lytton / McPhee / Vandermark – Prime Numbers (2003)
Andrea Parkins – Two Rooms from the Memory Palace (2021)
Andrew Raffo Dewar – Ekphrasis Suite (2021)

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few – Cosmic Transitions (Division 81 Records, 2021) *****

Makaya McCraven – Deciphering the Message (Blue Note, 2021) ****

Ryan Carniaux, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Mike Roelofs – Joyous Freedom (Jazzwerkstatt, 2021) ****

Roy Campbell, John Dikeman Raoul van der Weide, Peter Jacquemyn & Klaus Kugel – When The Time Is Right (577 Records, 2021) ***½

Ava Mendoza – New Spells (Relative Pitch/Astral Spirits, 2021) ****½

Andrew Cyrille Quartet – The News (ECM, 2021) ****

Tim Dahl – Solo (1584 Productions, 2021) ****

Touching Extremes Reviews

Source: TOUCHING EXTREMES.

ROLAND KAYN – Tektra (2021 Remaster)
Reiger-Records-Reeks “The cybernetic composer does not resort to a preordained program. Instead, he must continuously rebuild his field of action out of a primordial chaos.” (Roland Kayn) Originally released as a 6-LP box by Colosseum in 1984, and reissued as a quadruple CD by Barooni thirteen years later, Tektra stands as Roland Kayn’s most staggering …

CHAS SMITH – Three

LE GGRIL – Sommes