Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Colin McLean / Andy Moor
Album: Everything but the Beginning
Label: Unsounds
Review date: Jan. 5, 2010

Artist: Bill Dixon
Album: Tapestries for Small Orchestra
Label: Firehouse 12
Review date: Jan. 4, 2010

Artist: Pontiak
Album: Sea Voids
Label: Thrill Jockey
Review date: Jan. 4, 2010

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Squarepusher
Album: Solo Electric Bass 1
Label: Warp
Review date: Aug. 31, 2009

Artist: Nisennenmondai
Album: Destination Tokyo
Label: Smalltown Superjazz
Review date: Aug. 28, 2009

Artist: Jackie-O Motherfucker
Album: Ballads of the Revolution
Label: Fire
Review date: Aug. 27, 2009

Artist: Stephan Mathieu Taylor Deupree
Album: Transcriptions
Label: Spekk
Review date: Aug. 26, 2009

Artist: Mount Eerie
Album: Wind’s Poem
Label: P.W. Elverum & Sun
Review date: Aug. 25, 2009

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New on Deep Listening

From Deep Listening, three new releases.

A dance-opera in primeval time

Written and directed by Ione
Music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros

A collaborative venture among artists of all types, this “dance-opera” is a multimedia panorama of experimental theatre and technical virtuosity that includes aerial ballet, masks, video projection, a sinister thousand-eyed monster, and a highly imaginative electronic soundscape.


Stephan Moore has spent the last five years touring with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as a core member of their live band. At the same time, he has been collaborating with a number of younger choreographers to create sound scores for their performance works. To Build A Field collects the best of these pieces, drawn from six of his commissions by four very different choreographers. The CD’s title refers to Moore’s view of his role in these collaborations: designing and executing sonic structures that define the emotional and rhythmic topography of time. Each track negotiates a balance between acoustic sound sources and electronics, live performance and studio composition, and human vs. algorithmic control of sound materials. Time is continually bent into new shapes, challenging the listener, and his collaborators, to think beyond the easy comforts of a regular tempo, and confront rhythm as texture instead of a reliable grid.


The trio Triple Point was founded by Jonas Braasch, Pauline Oliveros, and Doug Van Nort in 2008 and complemented by Stuart Dempster for this recording. The band derives its name from the thermodynamical point in the phase diagram where all three phases of water exist. Figuratively, this is where the trio operates exploring musical spaces and boundary conditions where contrasting ideas and streams can co-exist, while expanding the vocabulary of musical instruments acoustically (Braasch on soprano saxophone) and electronically (Oliveros, digital accordion and Expanded Instrument System, EIS, Doug van Nort on laptop and GREIS).

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Performances Reviews

Perspective on Vision Festival XIV

Vision Festival
Image by one_dead_president via Flickr

Lyn Horton reviews the recent Vision Festival.

Response to the Vision Festival, held in NYC for the past fourteen years, resists prosaic declarations and superlatives. Rather the Festival inspires poetry because the senses are stimulated beyond simple sentences; it is a cultural event that includes visual art, dance and music. In the words of William Parker: “There is nothing not to enjoy.”

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Nilsson / Sandell / Strid
Album: Beam Stone
Label: Psi
Review date: May. 7, 2009

Artist: Fredrik Nordstrom
Album: Live in Coimbria
Label: Clean Feed
Review date: May. 6, 2009

Album: Music Inspired by the Film Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Label: Lakeshore
Review date: May. 5, 2009

Artist: Ami Yoshida / Toshimaru Nakamura
Album: Soba to Bara
Label: Erstwhile
Review date: May. 5, 2009

Artist: Shogun Kunitoki
Album: Vinonaamakasio
Label: Fonal
Review date: May. 5, 2009

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April 19, 2009
Trio X with Rosie Hertlein, Alain Kirili Loft
Steve Dalachinsky, Dominic Duval, Rosie Hertlein, Alain Kirili, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Joe McPhee, Jay Rosen, Stephanie Stone
Solo, Issue Project Room
Eugene Chadbourne

April 18, 2009
Dub Trio, Bowery Ballroom
Stu Brooks, DP Holmes, Joe Tomino
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Bowery Ballroom
Matthias Bossi, Nils Frykdahl, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Mellender, Dan Rathbun

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Tom Baker Quartet/Anne La Berge/Radiosonde in Seattle

From WAYWARD MUSIC, on March 14:

The Tom Baker Quartet Tom Baker Quartet will share an intimate, acoustic set with Anne La Berge, a flutist from the Netherlands. Exploring the edges of jazz/chamber/improvised music. Radiosonde is a performance group that investigates integrating dance and music through structured improvisations. Consisting of 9 performers, the group is led by musician Tom Baker and dancer Beth Graczyk. Together they develop unified scores that often contain a set of events or rules coupled with potent poetic images. The musicians include Jesse Canterbury, Gregg Campbell, Brian Cobb, and Tom Baker and five virtuosic dancers including Alia Swersky, Corrie Befort, Ezra Dickenson, Sean Ryan, and Beth Graczyk.

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