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Lucio Capece, Sergio Merce – Casa
By Paul Baran ? December 5, 2008 ? One comment
Organized Music from Thessaloniki
Argentine by birth, but a resident of Berlin since 2004, sound designer Lucio Capece has carved out a distinctive voice in his collaborations with key players in the international electro-acoustic improv scene. Formed Records’ recent SLW, with Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies and Onkyo feedback king, Toshimaru Nakamura, is the latest documented […]

Alfredo Costa Monteiro – Centre of Mass: for Cymbal and Resonant Objects
By clifford ? December 5, 2008 ? Post a comment
Another Timbre at-b01
The term “sound art” is an often blankly pregnant phrase that usually refers to an installation of sonic work in an environment that has some lasting perceptual effect on the listener. It is often process-based, and expects of the individual a certain aesthetic awareness of environment to emerge in relation to sound. […]

Baseline – Estado Líquido
By Al ? December 4, 2008 ? Post a comment
Baseline is the project of young Spanish sound artist, Pilar Baizán. She’s been a mainstay at European and US festivals for the last few years, primarily with her attention-grabbing video works embellished by a rich soundscape. Witnesses of these productions deem her performances no less than trance-inducing. Having cut her teeth in […]

Taylor Ho Bynum – Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
By derek ? December 4, 2008 ? Post a comment
An avalanche of pixels and ink has been spent documenting the instrumental prowess of Taylor Ho Bynum. His command of the trumpet family is almost scary in its completeness. This second project by his sextet offers another cargo of proof, but perhaps more importantly it points attention to the expansiveness in his compositional acumen. Bynum’s […]

Andrew Liles and Daniel Menche – The Progeny Of Flies
By Massimo Ricci ? December 4, 2008 ? Post a comment
Beta-lactam Ring
When two creative personalities like Andrew Liles and Daniel Menche join forces, fans are entitled to great expectations, no questions asked. This writer, hardly au fait with the activities of the overwhelmingly prolific Englishman but for a handful of releases and, on the whole, suspicious of certain overly enthusiastic reactions in front of anything […]

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