RIP Gérard Hourbette 

Source: La Voix du Nord. Rough translation:

He had joined Art Zoyd two years after its creation in 1971, but it is he, along with Thierry Zaboïtzeff, who traced the global destiny of the group hennuyer. Gérard Hourbette died Friday at the age of 64. In the history of contemporary music, it will leave a trace.

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Newsbits: Ah Young Hong / Delmark Records / Yoshida Tatsuya & Mamur / Jazz String Summit / Dublin Jazz Coop

Delmark Records

The latest release from Ah Young Hong, featuring works of Milton Babbitt and Michael Hersch, is reviewed.

Delmark Records has been bought by Chicago musicians Julia A. Miller and Elbio Barilari.

Yoshida Tatsuya & Mamur’s new album is reviewed.

Cellist Tomeka Reid‘s Jazz String Summit takes place this weekend in Chicago.

Dublin Jazz Coop has been putting on an interesting series of shows in (of course) Dublin.

Mulhouse Music Festival: August 21 -25

PROGRAMME FESTIVAL MÉTÉO 2018
LE PROGRAMME COMPLET EST EN LIGNE || FULL PROGRAM IS ONLINE

MARDI 21 AOÛT 2018
* PÜK (Vincent Posty, Cécile Thévenot, Benoit Kilian)
* KEITH TIPPETT SOLO
* DAVID MURRAY “INFINITY 4TET” feat. SAUL WILLIAMS (David Murray, Saul Williams, Jaribu Shahid, Orrin Evans, Nasheet Waits)

MERCREDI 22 AOÛT 2018
* PETER EVANS SOLO
* STREIFENJUNKO (Eivind Lønning, Espen Reinertsen)
* JEAN-PHILIPPE GROSS & AXEL DÖRNER
* MICHIYO YAGI SOLO
* AHMED (Pat Thomas, Joel Grip, Seymour Wright, Antonin Gerbal)
* NIMMERSATT feat. JON ROSE (Daan Vandewalle, Chris Cutler, John Greaves, Jon Rose)

JEUDI 23 AOÛT 2018
* PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER SOLO
* SOFIA JERNBERG & METTE RASMUSSEN
* NICOLE MITCHELL SOLO
* SYSTÈME FRICHE II “LE CHANT DES PISTES” (Xavier Charles, Jacques Di Donato, Félicie Bazelaire, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Benjamin Duboc, Isabelle Duthoit, eRikm, Franz Hautzinger, Simon Henocq, Soizic Lebrat, Bruno Maurice, Roméro Monteiro, Nicolas Nageotte, Alfred Spirli, Thierry Waziniack)
* MICHIYO YAGI & TONY BUCK
* SENYAWA (Rully Shabara, Wukir Suryadi)

VENDREDI 24 AOÛT 2018
* JON ROSE SOLO
* WOLFGANG MITTERER “GRAND JEU 2” (for organ and electronics)
* SPLITTER ORCHESTER & JEAN-LUC GUIONNET “VOLLBILD” (Jean-Luc Guionnet, Liz Allbee, Boris Baltschun, Burkhard Beins, Anthea Caddy, Axel Dörner, Kai Fagaschinski, Robin Hayward, Steve Heather, Anat Cohavi, Mario de Vega, Chris Heenan, Magda Mayas, Mike Majkowski, Matthias Müller, Andrea Neumann, Morten J. Olsen, Simon J. Phillips, Julia Reidy, Ignaz Schick, Michael Thieke, Clayton Thomas, Sabine Vogel, Biliana Voutchkova, Marta Zapparoli)
* CHARLES HAYWARD & TONY BUCK
* A PRIDE OF LIONS (Daunik Lazro, Joe McPhee, Guillaume Séguron, Joshua Abrams, Chad Taylor)
* SONS OF KEMET (Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross, Eddie Hick, Tom Skinner)

SAMEDI 25 AOÛT 2018
* ROBIN HAYWARD & JEAN-LUC GUIONNET
* GROUPE D’IMPROVISATION DU CONSERVATOIRE DE MULHOUSE (Samuel Colard, Célestine Asselin, Gauthier Legris, Alexandre Cahen, Laure Fischer, Théo Zimmermann)
* SPLITTER ORCHESTER (Liz Allbee, Boris Baltschun, Burkhard Beins, Anthea Caddy, Axel Dörner, Kai Fagaschinski, Robin Hayward, Steve Heather, Anat Cohavi, Mario de Vega, Chris Heenan, Magda Mayas, Mike Majkowski, Matthias Müller, Andrea Neumann, Morten J. Olsen, Simon J. Phillips, Julia Reidy, Ignaz Schick, Michael Thieke, Clayton Thomas, Sabine Vogel, Biliana Voutchkova, Marta Zapparoli)
* PETER EVANS ENSEMBLE (Peter Evans, Mazz Swift, Tom Blancarte, Sam Pluta, Jim Black)
* THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT (Charles Hayward, Charles Bullen, Frank Byng, Daniel O’Sullivan, Alex Ward, James Sedwards)

Découvrez le programme complet : WWW.FESTIVAL-METEO.FR

Check the full program : WWW.FESTIVAL-METEO.FR

10 years of Cafe Oto

Source: The Guardian.

Cafe Oto has become a crown jewel,” says former Sonic Youth singer and guitarist Thurston Moore. “It’s by far the most critical listening room in London. It’s a clubhouse for many of us.”

Oto is a 150-capacity venue in Dalston, east London: a single room that audiences and musicians enter into directly from the street. It has low ceilings, creaky old furniture, no green room for the musicians to hide in and no stage. Yet it has become one of the best known and loved spaces for experimental music in the world, attracting regular performers such as Moore and the , as well as the occasional superstar such as Anthony Braxton and Yoko Ono.

AMN Picks of the Week: Dødsmaskin / Mayuko Hino / Max Corbacho / Warren Schoenbright / Visions & Phurpa

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.

Dødsmaskin – Ingenting (2015)
Mayuko Hino – Lunisolar (2018)
Max Corbacho – Nocturnes II (2018)
Warren Schoenbright – Excavations (2018)
Visions & Phurpa – Monad (2018)

Journey into Central Florida’s Experimental Music Scene

Source: Orlando Sentinel.

Existing in a nebulous state that crosses all categorical boundaries, what is experimental is hard to define, but Jeremy Adams gives it a try. “Experimental music and avant-garde music can really be summarized as the research and development branch of music,” said Adams of local duo Exponential Decay. “If you look at the music we’re hearing now on the radio, they’re utilizing techniques experimental composers pioneered 20 and 30 years ago.”

Can Profiled

former Can singer Damo Suzuki performing live ...

Source: Premier Guitar.

Dubbed “krautrock” by a smitten but condescending British press, the new German sound fused electronic music and avant-garde sensibilities with psychedelic pop and ambient textures and soundscapes. Bands like Neu!, Faust, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, and Amon Düül II were prolific and influential. Their innovations were eventually adopted by A-list tastemakers like David Bowie, Brian Eno, and many others. But every scene has its outliers, and krautrock’s was Can.