Interview with Matana Roberts

From New York’s Roulette:

On Thursday, June 18th at 8:30pm, Matana Roberts presents ILLUMINATION, a collection of sound paintings that testify to why any artist would chose to live in New York in the first place. A city unlike any other, with an artistic spirit unlike any other. An Illumination in sound, space, real time. A testament to the tenacity of the creative human spirit.

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City Sonics Festival in Belgium

Starting June 26 and alasting a month, the City Sonics festival takes place in the Belgian city of Mons and features a ton of sound installments and performances.

For its seventh edition, City Sonics invades the city center of Mons with over thirty installations and environments. Once more, the festival questions sound and matter and listens to its stories about us and others, about here and there, about the sounds of the world and their sweet opposites.

On twelve locations, “indisciplinary” artists offer creations and dialogues with visitors of all ages and categories. This temporary enchantment of the city is poetic resistance against the dark planetary times that are upon us and the chaosounds that aggress us daily. Sound is a fantastic medium that addresses our body and senses: there is no need to be a music lover or contemporary art expert to enjoy these works of sound.

Eric Van Osselaer, Isa Belle, Alexander Mac Sween, Colin Ponthot, Sébastien Roux, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Giya Kancheli, Paradise Now, Christian Vialard, Yann Rocher, Françis Flament, Alexandre Castant, Jodi Rose, Jean-Paul Dessy, Lavender Hill, Stéphane Kozik, Perrine Joveniaux, Arthur Zerktouni, Pierre Bastien, Dinahbird, Jocelyn Robert, Cédric Sabato, Mathieu Schmidt, Erick D’orion, Yoko Fukushima, Rodolphe Alexis, Alice Pilastre, Ryutaro Mimura, Jérome Grivel, Armando Menicacci, Christian Delécluse, Simon Dumas, Nicolas Clauss, Manuel Chantre, Simon Laroche, Sub-tle, Gauthier Keyaerts aka, Mister Calagan, Annick Rivoire
Jean-Philippe Renoult, Déborah Fabré, Julie Normal, Ka Tia, Dominica Eyckmans, Radio Grenouille, Philippe Dehaspe, CarlY, Mathier Recarte

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Tim Hecker
Album: An Imaginary Country
Label: Kranky

Artist: Brethren of the Free Spirit
Album: The Wolf Also Shall Dwell with the Lamb
Label: Important

Artist: Wadada Leo Smith
Album: Procession of the Great Ancestry
Label: Nessa

Artist: Keith Rowe / Keith Rowe & Taku Unami
Album: Keith Rowe and Taku Unami / Keith Rowe
Label: Erstwhile

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