New Keith Rowe and Sachiko M on Erstwhile Records

From Erstwhile Records:

Keith Rowe and Sachiko M are two of the most pivotal and crucial musicians in experimental music today. Contact marks their first meeting as a duo, consisting of their complete unedited sessions, both live and studio. Rowe and Sachiko have primarily travelled parallel paths over the last decade, occasionally intersecting. They both recorded crucial duo CDs with Toshi Nakamura in 2000-2001, first Sachiko with Do, then Keith soon after with Weather Sky. In 2004, they both took part in the 230 minute long quartet set documented on ErstLive 005, along with Nakamura and Otomo Yoshihide. In September 2008, Rowe played four sets in three nights in the AMPLIFY 2008: light festival in Tokyo. The festival marked Rowe’s fourth trip to Japan in his 40+ year career, and the primary purpose behind his visit was to record in duo for the first time with Sachiko. Contact contains the full unedited sessions from these two widely admired musicians who have deeply respected each other for the last decade.

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This Week at the ISSUE Project Room

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

06/16 @ 8pm – Climax Golden Twins with Sublime Frequencies Film Screening
MY FRIEND RAIN Sublime Frequencies, 2007. (36 minutes) Filmed on various trips through Southeast Asia by Robert Millis and Alan Bishop from 2002 to 2007, My Friend Rain is an impressionistic collage of musical segments and tropical ambiance. Decay and rebirth through the endless Asian monsoon cycle. Locations include: Myanmar (Burma), Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and […]

06/17 @ 8pm – Artist In Residence: Ha-Yang Kim
Cellist, composer and improviser Ha-Yang Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. Ha-Yang made her professional solo debut at age 16 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Hailed as “phenomenal” and playing with “brilliant technique full of energy, concentration, musicality and expression” (Mainpost, Germany), she performs new music as a soloist and with ensembles and artists in […]

06/18 @ 8pm – TILT Brass presents New York Noise
TILT plays music by four legendary Downtown composers Nick Didkovsky – Stink Up! (2003) [World Premiere] full ensemble Lois V. Vierk – Jagged Mesa (1990) 2 trp, 2 tnr trb, 2 bs trb Rhys Chatham – Waterloo No.2 (1986) 3 trp, 2 trb, solo perc Elliot Sharp – Coriolis Effect (1998/2003) full ensemble PERSONNEL Trumpet – Shane Endsley, Russ Johnson Josh Frank French Horn – Mike Atkinson, Ann […]

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