An Arts for Art/Vision Festival Benefit Marathon

From New York’s RUCMA:

28 Hours of Innovative Art
To Benefit Arts For Art
And NYC’s community of innovative music and arts
November 20th 6 PM thru November 21st at midnght – Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Lower East Side

The purpose of this event is to support Arts for Art’s community-building initiatives to strengthen the presence of innovative music and art in the LES. This “marathon” of music and arts, is a real First. It will explore new and exciting ways of connecting ‘performance’ with ‘audience interaction’ and ‘youth participation’. Arts For Art with the passion of its convictions, has created an opportunity for the art, local business and civil community to come together. So come and help Arts For Art give back to the community that made it possible for all of these art forms to converge under the same roof!!

Thus far, our growing list of contributing artists includes, but is not limited to:


Milford Graves
John Zorn & Bill Laswell
– Lewis Barnes
– Aki Onda & Shelley Hirsch
– The Skeletons Big Band
– George Lewis
– Roy Campbell
Sabir Mateen
– Jason Kao Hwang
– Kali Fasteau
– Matthew Shipp
– Joe Mcphee’s Trio X
– Daniel Levin
Ned Rothenberg
– Sam Hillmer’s Regattas
– Charles Gayle
– Josh Roseman
Matt Lavelle
– Taylor Ho Bynum
DJs Kids With Snakes
– Steven Bernstein / Sex Mob
– Rob Brown
– Fay Victor
– Gerald Cleaver
– Mark Whitecage
– Dominic Duval
– JD Allen
– Francois Grillot
– Ras Moshe
– Jean Carla Rodea
– Perry Robinson
– Rozanne Levine
– Brahim Frigbane
– Rosemarie Hertlein
– Jacob Garchik & Devin Gray

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Musicka Mystica Maxima Fest September in New York

The Musicka Mystica Maxima Fest takes place at Santos Party House, New York, NY, 21 and 22 September 2009.

The lineup of the two-day fest includes Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle with Thee Majesty featuring Bryin Dall and Morrisson Edley, John Zorn and Bill Laswell, and Daniel Higgs.

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Craig Taborn Interviewed

From All About Jazz:

From early collaborations with James Carter, Taborn has gone on to work in a wide variety of settings, from acoustic trios to electronic and techno. He has played with some of the most innovative musicians around, such as Roscoe Mitchell, Bill Laswell, David Torn, David Binney and Lotte Anker, to name but a handful. In whatever setting he appears, Taborn leaves an indelible mark.

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Vic Mars, Kanransha (Symbolic Interaction)
Kentaro Togawa of Yamanashi in Japan seems determined to introduce a whole new generation of electronica artists with many and varied talents. A double gatefold package entitled “Yaporigami: Sarya Sarva”, for instance, houses thirty cuts delivered by a new generation of upbeat, light and shiny… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:23, 12 Mar 2009

Disrupt, Foundation Bit (Jahtari/Werk)
My favourite new label. Launched originally as a strictly net label, Foundation Bit is the very first CD release for Jahtari. Disrupt is the secret dub identity of a new “great white hope” in the field of digital dub, Jan Gleichmar out of eastern Germany. His aptly-titled debut wears its digital… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:17, 12 Mar 2009

Activities of Dust, A New Mind (Adluna Records)
Activities of Dust is an ad-hoc supergroup which really only exists virtually. While leader Doug Scharin and Jeff Parker played their parts in the former´s studio in Illinois (from which the band takes its name), Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell recorded their contributions in Laswell´s studio just… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:07, 12 Mar 2009

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