Harmonic Series 1/23 

Source: harmonic series.

conversations
Biliana Voutchkova is an interdisciplinary artist, violinist, composer-performer, improviser and curator who uses violin, voice, and field recordings to approach new ways of expression. Over video chat we talk about intuition, sharing, personal associations, depth, and time.

annotations
Davíð Brynjar Franzson – violin fragments (2019)

reviews
Léo Dupleix – Préludes non mesurés (albertineeditions/nunc., 2022)
Eventless Plot – Memory Loss (Moving Furniture Records, 2022)
Jason Kahn – Soundings (Editions, 2022)
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø – DYSTOPIAN DANCING (MADE NOW MUSIC, 2022)
Guilherme Rodrigues – Acoustic Reverb (Creative Sources, 2022)
Masahide Tokunaga – Leverages 杠杆 (Zoomin’ Night, 2022)
Biliana Voutchkova, Tomeka Reid – Bricolage III (Relative Pitch Records, 2022)

An Interview With Sly & The Family Drone

Source: The Quietus.

Despite there being much love for them in the underground, Sly & The Family Drone still seem a little overlooked. Okay, their jazz-tinged brand of abstract noise music isn’t everybody’s cup of intensity, yet where similar or even lesser-known bands have been meticulously documented, nobody’s even bothered to make them a Wikipedia page. Nor is there any ‘Biography’ entry for them on the AllMusic website, an otherwise “comprehensive” (or so it says) music resource. On Discogs, they’re summarised as a “Drum, tape and oscillator noise band from Basingstoke, UK”. Even that needs updating.

Interview with Melt Trio 

Source: 15 questions.

Name: Melt Trio
Members: Peter Meyer (guitar, electronics), Bernhard Meyer (bass), Moritz Baumgärtner (drums, gongs, megaphon)
Interviewee: Peter Meyer
Nationality: German
Occupation: Composers, instrumentalists, improvisers
Current release: Melt Trio’s Consumer is out November 4th via Fun in the Church.