Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa – Man from Deep river
Man from Deep river is the fourth collaborative album between BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa and it sees the pair making their most consistent, compelling and complete record yet.The album sees the pair stepping away from the trilogy of drink related albums Vikinga Brennivín, Drykkjuvisur Ohljodanna & passing-out to look for new inspiration.

Gilles Aubry – Berlin Backyards
Berlin Backyards finds Swiss sound artists Gilles Aubry building pressing/swirling drones and sound texture sheens from subtle manipulated field recordings sourced from various Berlin backyards over the winter of 2006.

KK Null – Oxygen Flash
Oxygen Flash is another cinematic and sci-fi tinged slice of sonic exploration from KK Null taking in his usual mixture of electroinca, noise matter & field recordings. This time appearing on of all places on Neurosis’s Neurot Recordings.

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Rova’s Rovaté 2009

From Rova:

Rovaté 2009: Fissures, Futures (for Buckminster Fuller)

May 22 23, 2009, 8PM
Kanbar Hall, JCCSF
3200 California Street
Tickets: 415.292.1233 or jccsf.org
$24 public | $21 JCCSF members | $16 students

Buckminster Fuller drawing drawing by Buckminster Fuller

Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to Kanbar Hall for another no-sounds-barred evening of improvisatory collaboration. Acclaimed Berlin-based multimedia artist/wunderkind Lillevan, joins international music giants from the field of improvised music to perform Fissures, Futures, a set of pieces dedicated to the visionary genius that was Buckminster Fuller. Live music and digital animation will lock themselves into a continuous feedback loop – with the music influencing the real-time films’ creation and the film images inspiring the music. Not to be missed. Both shows will be recorded live for future DVD release.

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Grid Mesh / BCPH Quartet in Syracuse

From Metropolis Underground:

March 18th 2009 – Grid Mesh w/BCPH Quartet

Andreas Willer, guitar
Frank Paul Schubert, alto and soprano saxophones
Rudi Fischerlehner, drums

Grid Mesh: As usual in Berlin, the Grid Mesh group is the result of a project involving musicians who themselves are involved in many other projects of apparent complete stylistic heterogeneity. Consequently, a Grid Mesh piece of music is rarely monolithic when it comes to style and instead draws from the various free improvisation backgrounds of the musicians while still resulting in a unique band sound that often has early Jazz collective improvisation qualities. The best metaphor is probably to compare it to a trans-continental journey by train where every time you look out the window the landscape has completely changed while still feeling at home.

http://www.myspace.com/gridmesh

BCPH Quartet

John Bateman: Bass, Steven Cerio: Drums/Percussion, Michael Hentz: Guitars/Loops, Michael P: Guitars/ Loops

BCPH Quartet is part of the burgeoning Central NY, experimental scene featuring members of Atlantic Drone, American Sphinx, and Words For Snow. They combine elements of Free Jazz, Psychedelic & Prog with a touch of Drone.

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Michael Thieke and Kai Fagaschinski in Washington DC

From Sonic Circuits:

Monday March 2, 2009
doors: 7:30pm
music: 8:00pm SHARP
$6!

PYRAMID ATLANTIC
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
301.608.9101
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
Free parking in gated lot out front
INFO: http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org
DIRECTIONS: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

Michael Thieke and Kai Fagaschinski (Berlin) THE INTERNATIONAL NOTHING is the collective name, both composer / clarinetists are working exclusively on compositions (no improv), where both instruments melt into one sound, which sometimes sounds like more than two instruments through the extensive use of multiphonics and difference tones; their pieces have a delicate and slowed down quality and celebrate a unique and timeless beauty; they will present a collection of pieces developed between 2003 and 2009

With support by Goethe-Institut San Fransisco and Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin

DC’s Nine Strings (Gary Rouzer on Ned Steinberger bass-cello and electronics, and Daniel Barbiero on double bass), and Scott Allison on electronics etc.

Doors: 7:30pm $6

http://kylie.klingt.org/
http://www.michael-thieke.de/
http://www.myspace.com/ninestringsduo

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Ninh, Theilke, Fageshinski, Doneda in Portland 2/23/09

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

Monday, February 23rd, 8pm
Gallery Homeland (in the Ford Building) 2505 SE 11th Ave (at Division,
parking lot and entry at the south end of the building)
http://www.galleryhomeland.org
donation (suggested $5 to $15, but everyone welcome)

four incredible european improvisers:

Lekuan Ninh
http://www.lequanninh.net/
listen: http://www.lequanninh.net/?v=media?=en
watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skiLDE_AMlg

Michael Doneda
http://puffskydd.free.fr/neda/

THE INTERNATIONAL NOTHING (Berlin)
Kai Fageshinski | clarinet, composition
Michael Theilke | clarinet, composition
Kai Fageshinski (Los Glissandinos, The Magic I.D., etc.) and Michael Theilke (Unununium, The Magic I.D., etc.) are members of Berlin’s vibrant echtzeitmusik scene. The International Nothing (*2000) is their hardest working project of the last years. They are working exclusively on compositions (no improv), where both instruments melt into one sound, which sometimes sounds like more than two instruments through the extended use of multiphonics and difference tones. Their pieces have a delicate and slowed down quality and celebrate a unique and timeless beauty. They will present a collection of pieces developed between 2003 and 2009.
http://kylie.klingt.org/pro-tin.html

The International Nothing is kindly supported by Goethe-Institut San Fransisco and Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin.

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Nu Band Touring Europe

Roy Campbell at Jazzy Spring Festival 2008 (Bu...
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Though on on their web site yet, the Nu Band begins a European tour this week.

THE NU BAND EUROPEAN TOUR

Mark Whitecage – alto sax, clarinet
Roy Campbell, Jr. – trumpet, flugelhorn
Joe Fonda – bass
Lou Grassi – drums

Where:
Wednesday, January 7 – De Werf, Brugge, Belgium
Thursday, January 8 – Grand Theatre, Groningen, Netherlands
Friday, January 9 – Sunside , Paris, France
Saturday, January 10 – Le Moulin à Jazz , Vitrolles, France
Sunday, January 11 – open
Monday, January 12 – Aufsturz-Klub, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, January 13 – IG JAZZ Freiberg , Freiberg, Germany
Wednesday, January 14 – open
Thursday, January 15 – Alchemia Club, Krakow, Poland
Friday, January 16 – Club Zak, Gdansk, Poland
Saturday, January 17 – Club W71 , Weikersheim, Germany
Sunday, January 18- L’Archiduc, Brussels, Belgium
Monday, January 19 – Oben Kino, Cottbus, Germany

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