Dusted Reviews

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From Dusted:

Artist: Peter Wright
Album: An Angel Fell Where the Kestrels Hover
Label: Spekk
Review date: Jan. 11, 2010

Artist: Keith Rowe / Sachiko M
Album: Contact
Label: Erstwhile
Review date: Jan. 8, 2010

Artist: Burkhard Stangl / Kai Fagaschinski
Album: Musik — Ein Porträt In Sehnsucht
Label: Erstwhile
Review date: Jan. 7, 2010

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Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Friday, November 20, 2009
Harris Eisenstadt – Canada Day (Clean Feed, 2009)

Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls – Seize the Time (Naim, 2009)

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Trad Gras Och Stenar
Album: Homeless Cats
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Review date: Sep. 11, 2009

Artist: Jim O’Rourke
Album: The Visitor
Label: Drag City
Review date: Sep. 8, 2009

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Vancouver Jazz Fest Shows

The Vancouver Jazz Fest happens this week and appear to be putting all of their outside shows in the same place:

Motif and Håvard Wiik Trio
Jun 27

Ice Hockey: Canada vs. Sweden featuring François Houle and Mats Gustafsson 12
Jun 28

Alexander von Schlippenbach “Monk’s Casino”
Jun 29

Trio Braam De Joode Vatcher with Gustafsson / F. Houle and Alexander von Schlippenbach
Jun 30

Taylor Ho Bynum Trio and Fisk / Gestrin / Granelli
Jul 1

N. Mitchell / Plimley / Léandre / Ho Bynum and Horvitz / N. Mitchell / Lee / van der Schyff
Jul 2

Sylvain Kassap Quartet and Léandre / N. Mitchell / Lee / van der Schyff
Jul 3

Félix Stussi 5 & Ray Anderson and ESQ
Jul 4

Trio M (Myra Melford / Mark Dresser / Matt Wilson) and Ilmiliekki Quartet
Jul 5

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Christian Pincock in Albuquerque

From the Spectre Series:

Christian Pincock performs improvised and composed music on valve trombone and a computer-based instrument of his own creation with MAX/MSP. Using a keyboard controller and a system of sensors attached to his trombone he is able to control sampled sounds and integrate them expressively and musically. His work is both dynamic and subtle, drawing from diverse styles such as improvised experimental music, contemporary classical, avant-garde jazz, noise, and electronica.

He has performed internationally in events such as the 9th, 10th and 11th Soundpainting Think-tank in Woodstock, Sweden, and France, the Music Omi International Arts Residency in 2007, the Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music in Banff, Canada in 2006, as well as venues such as The Stone (NYC), Roulette (NYC), Le Petit Faucheux (Tours, FR).

When: Thursday, April 23, 7:00 PM
Where: ARTS Lab Digital Media Garage. 131 Pine Street NE, Albuquerque
How much: $5-10 suggested donation goes to the artists.

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March 31, 2009
2 Foot Yard, Le Poisson Rouge
Marika Hughes, Shahzad Ismaily, Carla Kihlstedt

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Interview with Ars Nova Founder

More evidence that live avant music is becoming more common, at least in big cities. The founder of Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop is interviewed on his series’ apparent artistic success.

Christman founded Ars Nova Workshop in 2000. The nonprofit group organizes performances of old and new experimental music. In the coming months, he’ll be creating a record label to get the performances from the past decade out to the wider world of jazz lovers. Tonight, a full house has assembled at World Café Live to hear the music of Julius Hemphill. Hemphill created some cutting edge experimental music in the 1970s and 80s.

Jazz, avant garde, progressive or experimental music, whatever you call it, it’s not for everybody, though there are plenty of people in Philadelphia interested in listening to and playing this music. Starting in intimate venues nine years ago, Ars Nova has moved to spaces that can accommodate up to 400 people. And that activity is reverberating among artists, with more creative collaborations springing up.

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New on Tzadik

From Tzadik:

Daphna Sadeh & the Voyagers

John Zorn
Filmworks XXIII: el General

Roberto Rodriguez
The First Basket

Uri Gurvich
The Storyteller

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Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter February 20th, 2009

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From DMG:

John Zorn’s Filmworks 23! Frith & Arte Qt Vols 1 & 2! Roberto Rodriguez! Paul Dunmall Sun Qt! Denman Maroney Qnt! Michael Blake & Kresten Osgood!

FAB :Fonda/Altschul/Bang 4th Live! Gary Lucas & Gerald Zbinden! Two Historic Reissues from Nessa: Wadada Leo Smith & Charles Tyler! Lol Coxhill! Ivor Cutler! ..

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Hoor Paar Kraat – A Whisper In The Sow’s Ear
This 3 inch cd finds surreal sound smiths Hoor Paar Kraat in a more horror filled droney, ritual, hypnotic and mainly field recording stripped mind set. With the 3 pieces on offer here concentrating on sinister manipulated gong, feed back and singing bowl tones.

Alex TiuniaevI Knew Her
I knew her is one long gracefully, majestic and building 40 minute track that mixers together soundtrack string soar, electronics, synthetic choir elements, ect

Various Artists – Zelphabet Vol E
This is the 5th letter volume compilation from the Zelphabet label this time as the title suggests taking in artists beginning with the letter E. We have five tracks on offer here one from each of Ed Osborn, Elliott Sharpe, Emil Beaulieau & Evil Moisture.

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