Source: Vongole’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser.
This #GivingTuesday We are raising money for Creative Music Foundation Inc and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on Giving Tuesday Nov 27, Facebook and PayPal will match a total of $7 Million in donations. Thank you for your support!
Source: Tri-Centric Foundation. Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday will be a multi-year celebration.
The Tri-Centric Foundation is excited to announce Braxton75 – a new initiative building up to Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday celebration in June 2020. Braxton75 fuses three of Tri-Centric’s key goals: supporting live performance of Braxton’s work, publishing and distributing the compositions, and offering pedagogical services to both the professional and lay music community to nurture the next generations of artists and audiences interested in these creative practices.
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.
Snek Trio – November 14th 2018 (2018)
Adams / Howard / Lyons – Live at Elastic Arts, May 9, 2018 (2018)
Robert Scott Thompson – Phonotopological (2018)
Experiment#508 – The Hollow Ward (2018)
Bryce Catherin – make sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness… (2018)
Source: American Academy of Religion.
Since joining the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1967, Smith has consistently practiced such investigation. As he himself evolved religiously—his influences include his Christian upbringing as well as Rosicrucianism, Rastafarianism, and Islam—Smith has steadily documented his music, which collectively has produced a huge body of work that changes our understanding of what “music” is, and how new musical ideas can promote justice, solidarity, and reflectiveness among humans.
Prolific and eclectic guitarist René Lussier’s credits include more than sixty film soundtracks and more than thirty albums. Lussier’s music, while drawing from a variety of contemporary experimental musical ideas, has a unique sense of melody that is colored by the frequent use of folk like “clogging” motor rhythms that are injected with the power and energy of rock. In addition to his work in experimental music and free improvisation Lussier has performed and recorded with several groups including Conventum, Les 4 Guitaristes de l’Apocalypso-Bar, Fred Frith’s Keep the Dog and The Fred Frith Guitar Quartet.
Lussier’s latest album “Quintette” finds him in the company of drummers Robbie Kuster and Marton Maderspach, Julie Houle – tuba/euphonium and accordionist Luzio Altobelli. Lussier assembled this group at the end of 2016 and they have been rehearsing and performing ever since. His concept for this group was to create music where the written and the improvised live together allowing each performer a lot of freedom while preserving the character of the original composition. Lussier’s arrangements continually shift roles across the instruments as the music’s modules are overlaid on one another. The result is ten pieces of tuneful, energetic and imaginative music that is simultaneously precise, frantic and wild. “Quintette” is an album that I believe should turn up on many “Best of 2018” lists. Highly recommended!