Vital Weekly Reviews 1149

Source: Vital Weekly.

JEAN-JACQUES BIRGÉ – THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY (1952-2052) (CD by GRRRR)
MOSKUS – MIRAKLER (CD by Hubro Music) *
MOSTER! –STATES OF MINDS (CD by Hubro Music) *
BILANA VOUTCHKOVA & MICHAEL THIEKE – BLURRED MUSIC (3CD by Elsewhere Music) *
MELAINE DALIBERT – MUSIQUE POUR LE LEVER DU JOUR MUSIC (3CD by Elsewhere Music) *
TOMOE TAKIZAWA – BREATHING (CD by Hitorri/Ftarri) *
TUMO – PLAYS CHRISTIAN ALVEAR (CD by Ftarri) *
FTARRI 6TH ANNIVERSARY VOL. 4 (4CD by Ftarri)
MOTHERTAPE – UNEXPLAINED MIND BRUISES (CD by Zoharum) *
AQUAVOICE – SILENCE (CD by Zoharum) *
RARA – PLANET DEATH RE/ARCHITECTURE (2CD by Zoharum) *
IN PROGRESS VOLUME III (CD by Zoharum)
TUNNELS OF ĀH – CHARNEL TRANSMISSIONS (CD by Cold Spring) *
C.3.3. – BALLAD OF READING GAOL – THE CACOPHONIETTA (CD by Cold Spring) *
DEREK PIOTR – GRUNT (CD by DPSR) *
MICHIRU AOYAMA – BRILLIANT DAYS (LP by Mirea Arts) *
ORPHAX – SAXOPHONE STUDIES (LP by Moving Furniture Records) *
THE HAMBURG ARKANSAS STARSOUND ORCHESTRA PLAY NAVEL (LP by Partyculsystem)
NAVEL – THE GNOME’S POND (cassette by Cosmic Winnetou)
MARKAB PROJECT – MUSIC FOR CHAOMANTIC MEDITATION (CDR by Facthedral’s Hall)
FACTHEDRAL’S HALL – 20 YEARS OF IMPROBABLE MUSIC (CD compilation by Facthedral’s Hall)
LAKE MARY – KODA (CDR by Eilean Records) *
ZHALIH – INRUSHES (CDR by Eilean Records) *

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Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

TORU – “TORU Volume 1 featuring Sam Day Harmet” (2018)

Colin Webster / Andrew Lisle / Otto Willberg – “Static Garbled Dream”(Raw Tonk Records, 2018)

Wet Ink Ensemble – “Wet Ink 20” (Carrier Records, 2018)

Peter Evans & Barry Guy – “Syllogistic Moments” (Maya Recordings, 2018)

WeFreeStrings – “Fulfillment” (2018)

Frame Trio – “Luminária” (FMR, 2018)

Christopher Fox/WDR Sinfonieorchester/Ilan Volkov/John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Alex Dorner/Paul Lovens – “Topophony” (Hat Hut, 2018)

Drone Activity Chicago, November 9

Source: Red Bull Music.

DRONE ACTIVITY CHICAGO

Merzbow
Stephen O’Malley
Olivia Block
ONO
Thoom
TALsounds
Quicksails
Bruce Lamont
Matchess
Carol Genetti
HOGG
Rebecca Valeriano-Flores
Fire-Toolz
Katherine Young

Doors open at 7:00 PM · November 9, 2018 – 18+ Only
Saffron Rails
1365 North Cherry Avenue, Chicago, IL

Drone Activity Chicago is a three-stage night featuring the most progressive artists working in noise, drone and experimental music. Taking place at Saffron Rails — a massive industrial space — this concert is for those who want to feel the music rattle every molecule. Headlined by Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley and revered Japanese noise musician Merzbow, the event will also showcase Chicago’s most extreme independent artists. The aggressive, breakneck post-punk of Negative Scanner’s Rebecca Valeriano-Flores will play alongside the dark electronic scores of Olivia Block, the punishing industrial club music of Thoom, the distorted experimental rock of veteran Chicago band ONO, and more. From an arena-level soundsystem, the ear-splitting music will score eerie, dynamic light shows. Attendees should brace themselves for a mind-altering assault of the senses.

New Releases From Chant Records

Source: Chant Records.

The Lie Detectors
Part III: Secret Unit
The Lie Detectors is a duo of NYC-based Eyal Maoz (guitar) and London-based Asaf Sirkis (drums). Friends since they were kids growing up Israel, Maoz and Sirkis formed a club called The Lie Detectors. Their longstanding relationship has led to a telepathic style of playing together, rooted in the rich tradition of jazz but always willing to smash it wide open, bringing in influences including rock, punk and whatever else might cross their Top Secret path.

The Invisible Party
Shumankind
The Invisible Party is an improvising trio that plays hard and takes no prisoners, with splatters of spontaneity, off-kilter phrases and distorted shrieks and scrapes, all done with merciless joy and abandon. With Malmö, Sweden-based Jon Lipscomb on guitar (Brandon Lopez, Jarrett Gilgore) and the Brooklyn-based rhythm section of Kurt Kotheimer on bass (Bobby Previte, Chris Cohen of Deerhoof) and Dave Treut on drums (Crystal Fighters, Kaki King).

Satoko Fujii Interview

Source: Ottawa Citizen.

Resurrected this year after a hiatus of several years, IMOO Fest this weekend will present more than a dozen sets of improvised music, including several showcasing the Ottawa event’s artist-in-residence: pianist and composer Satoko Fujii. Even as IMOO Fest celebrates the prodigious Japanese artist — she’s been called “the Duke Ellington of free jazz” — Fujii, in anticipation of her 60th birthday next month, has been releasing music in 2018 at the striking clip of one album per month, demonstrating her artistry in a variety of formats. Similarly in Ottawa, Fujii will play a solo concert and two trio sets, including one with her group This Is It, which includes trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and drummer Takashi Itani. Fujii will also conduct the IMOO orchestra.

Catherine Sikora Interview

Source: a Jazz Noise.

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Catherine Sikora’s playing thanks to the album “Anomic Aphasia”. Two tracks featured Sikora with guitarists Han-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, or Eris 136199 when taken all together: “…a cyclic frenzy of fragmented sounds without an ounce of entropy.” if I’m allowed to quote myself!? Not very coincidentally, the new, eponymous Eris 136199 album is out on 9th October, pre-ordering now on Bandcamp… Then there’s the opportunity (hint,hint!) to delve deeper in Sikora’s other projects, which include collaborations with Eric Mingus and Stanley Zappa, the Beowulf-inspired “untitled: after” with Brian Chase, and her solo work. There are plenty of leads to pursue in the following 7 answers…

Cage, Foss, Stockhausen, Rabinovitch-Barakovsky Performance in LA, October 5

Source: Monday Evening Concerts.

John Cage – In a Landscape
Lukas Foss – Time Cycle
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Refrain
Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky – Récit de voyage

ECHOI Ensemble
Movses Pogossian, violin
Coleman Iztkoff, cello
Phil O’Connor, clarinet
Marisa Gupta, piano
Steven Vanhauwaert, piano and celesta
Todd Moellenberg, celesta
Dustin Donahue, percussion
Shoushik Barsoumian, soprano
Jonathan Hepfer, conductor and percussion

As a prelude to its 2018/19 concert season, Monday Evening Concerts offers a program of works by four composers who were inspired by music from a geographic distance. Cage’s In a Landscape channels Debussy and Satie. Lukas Foss’s Time Cycle unites the sonorities and poetries of his native Germany and his adopted home of the United States. Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Refrain pushes the ordered language of the European avant-garde to its upper limit, and then subverts it by adding a chance element borrowed from American experimentalism. And Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky’s Récit de voyage synthesizes influences as diverse as Terry Riley and Schubert into a unique work that is unlike anything preceding it.