Sound American 26 is Out

Source: Sound American.

SOUND AMERICAN is pleased to announce the release of THE OCCAM OCEAN ISSUE. Our twenty-sixth issue is dedicated to Éliane Radigue’s and her radical musical ecosystem—OCCAM Ocean—and features exclusive interviews with Radigue’s collaborators and interpreters, including: Charles Curtis, Carol Robinson, Rhodri Davies, Catherine Lamb, Julia Eckhardt, Silvia Tarozzi, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Laetitia Sonami, and Frédéric Blondy. inti figgis-vizueta contributes a composition to our ongoing Exquisite Corpse series.

Interview with Georg Graewe

Source: Morning Star.

From 1969 on, he became fascinated with the European free jazz played by Manfred Scoof, Derek Bailey, Keith Tippett, Evan Parker and Kenny Wheeler. Only later did he absorb the more “historical” jazz artistes like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

Graewe has subsequently played with many of the greats of the music, early on with Parker, bassist Barre Phillips and saxophonist Anthony Braxton: “I’ve been looking up to them ever since,” he says.

Harmonic Series 1/4 is Out

Source: harmonic series.

conversations
I interview Cristián Alvear, a guitarist and composer born and based in Chile and resolutely dedicated to the performance, premier, and recording of new music, releasing Michael Pisaro-Liu: E là Fora, Auralidad, Radu Malfatti: hensou, Michael Pisaro-Liu: an unrhymed chord, Radu Malfatti: shizuka ni furu ame, and d’incise: Appalachian Anatolia (14th century) just this year at the time of writing. Over video chat, we talk about the Chilean experimental music scene, listening, personal habit and institutionalization, interpretation, authenticity, repetition, and Guns N’ Roses.

annotations
Theresa Wong – Xenoglossia
Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong – Harbors

reviews
Nick Ashwood – Unfolding/Overlay (Inexhaustible Editions, 2020)
mattie barbier – Wolfgang von Schweinitz: Juz (a Yodel Cry) (self-released, 2021)
Ko Ishikawa – “Divination at Dusk” (aurora argentea, 2021)
Guillaume Malaret – Élémentaires du combat (Le Cabanon, 2021)
Sergio Merce – Dragón neón (SELLO POSTAL, 2021)
Panomorph – Panomorph (full body massage records, 2021)
claire rousay – a softer focus (American Dreams, 2021)
Andy Stott – Never the right time (Modern Love, 2021)
Vladislav Delay – Rakka II (Cosmo Rhythmatic, 2021)
Nate Wooley – Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text, 2021)

BA Podcast 64: Pi Recordings 

Source: burning ambulance.

As you probably know by now, a typical episode is based around an interview with an artist. But Pi Recordings is such an important label when it comes to the kind of music covered on Burning Ambulance – I mean, Roscoe Mitchell, who’s released music on Pi both as a solo artist and with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, was the first ever guest on this show – that I thought it was important and worthwhile to have these guys on to discuss 20 years of the label.

I’ve been listening to their releases pretty much since the beginning – the first titles I heard were The Year of the Elephant, by Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet, and Organic Resonance, a live duo album by Wadada and Anthony Braxton, and The Meeting, a reunion album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago. I was at one of the Art Ensemble’s performances at the New York jazz club Iridium that was recorded for the live double CD Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City; we talk about that record a little bit in the show. I haven’t heard every record they’ve put out, but I’ve heard at least half of them, and I’ve written about a ton of them for Bandcamp Daily, for Stereogum, for The Wire, for Burning Ambulance, for Jazziz, and probably other places as well. And I’ve known Seth and Yulun personally for years. I’ve run into them at the Jazz Gallery or at the Vision Festival or in record stores, and we’ve always gotten along and I’ve always enjoyed talking to them, and I think that feeling comes through in this conversation.

Henry Threadgill Interviewed

Source: SFJAZZ.org.

For Henry Threadgill, music is an expanding proposition. As a saxophonist, flutist, bandleader, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, he is constantly probing, changing — always moving toward his next destination. No wonder he named one of his bands “Make a Move” — it’s what he’s been doing all his life.

BA Podcast 64: Pi Recordings

Source: burning ambulance.

As you probably know by now, a typical episode is based around an interview with an artist. But Pi Recordings is such an important label when it comes to the kind of music covered on Burning Ambulance – I mean, Roscoe Mitchell, who’s released music on Pi both as a solo artist and with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, was the first ever guest on this show – that I thought it was important and worthwhile to have these guys on to discuss 20 years of the label.

An Interview with Robert Rich 

Source: Vinyl Writer Music.

Today, I’ve got an interview for you all with one of the definitive Ambient musicians of not only his generation but any generation. Robert Rich is a man who needs no introduction. He’s released over 50 albums, has collaborated with some of the genre’s greatest, and more.

It’s a pleasure to have Robert with us for an interview today. Among the topics discussed are Roberts early recordings and experimentation, collaborating with Steve Roach, his thoughts on the industry today, his newest recordings, and much more.

Carla Bley Interviewed

Source: The Quietus.

Carla Bley is arguably the greatest living jazz composer; John Doran talks to the woman fellow musicians have nicknamed ‘Countess Bleysie’ and ‘Bleythoven’ about foundational free jazz sessions, the magic of The Liberation Music Orchestra and her epic jazz opera, Escalator Over The Hill.