Source: The Creative Independent.
Stephen O’Malley is a guitarist, producer, composer, and designer based in Paris, France. He’s played in a number of doom, drone, and experimental bands, and is best known for his work with Greg Anderson as Sunn O))). He’s collaborated with a number of musicians, including Merzbow, Scott Walker, Alvin Lucier, Iancu Dumitrescu, Keiji Haino, Johann Johannsson, and Attila Csihar, as well as visual artists, including Banks Violette, the theatre director Gisèle Vienne, and the performance artist Nico Vascellari.
Source: burning ambulance.
Episode 23 of the Burning Ambulance podcast features an interview with flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell. Mitchell is originally from Syracuse, New York, but she grew up in California and eventually went to college in the Midwest, where she became an important figure on the Chicago jazz scene. In fact, she eventually became the first female president of the AACM there. Her primary group is called the Black Earth Ensemble, which has a fluctuating membership but Tomeka Reid is one of the core members—Tomeka was featured on episode 7 of this podcast, back in January, and spoke about working with Nicole and how important it was to her development as an artist, so we’re getting the other side of the story in this episode.
For his latest musical endeavor, Nels Cline 4, Cline has once again partnered up with longtime collaborator Julian Lage, a child prodigy guitar player who started turning heads at only eight years old in 1995. Rounding out the quartet in the rhythm section is bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey. The Nels Cline 4 released its debut album Currents, Constellations earlier this year and despite the members’ busy schedules, have found time to hit the road and perform some live versions of the tracks. As is customary with many jazz performances, the Nels Cline 4 live show is likely to contain a healthy amount of improvisation, taking the versions that fans have been listening to on the record and turning them upside down.