Jay Derderian, Hanna Benn and Jeff Aaron Bryant in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

Sunday, August 16th
8pm, $5 suggested donation (no one turned away)
@ Enterbeing
1603 NE Alberta

Hanna Benn & Jeff Aaron Bryant (Seattle) Composer(s) and visual artist collaboration
Jay Derderian: Portland State Composition Graduate shares recent Chamber Music featuring Scott Brazieal on piano and more.

Hanna Benn is a performer and composer from Seattle. She writes vocal music for ensembles as well as performing in groups such as Pollens.

Jeff Aaron Bryant is a sound and video artist from Seattle. He Pollinates as well.

Jay Derderian is a recent Graduate of Portland State University’s music composition program. He writes music for all you all.

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Free Music

Stockhausen’s Aus den Sieben Tagen Available For Free Download

Karlheinz Stockhausen at Old Billingsgate Mark...
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From Insubordinations:

Aus den Sieben Tagen is a collection of pieces to be improvised after the very concise and apparently metaphysical instructions of the Master. But far from delivering us a strange joke or an esoteric manifesto, Stockhausen explores in fifteen pieces the main questions of composition, improvisation, art, its transmission and its origin, the status of the artist, his way of life and thought, the stage, etc.

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Anthony Braxton and Walter Thompson Premiere in Brooklyn

From the Irondale Ensemble Project:

The Irondale Center Presents:

Anthony Braxton and Walter Thompson Premiere
A New Soundpainting Composition
Performed by Anthony Braxton, Walter Thompson, and the Walter Thompson Orchestra
April 16, 17 & 18, 2009

What: Anthony Braxton and Walter Thompson Premiere – A New Soundpainting Composition
When: April 16, 17 & 18, 2009 @ 7:30pm
Where: The Irondale Center, Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $20/$15, to purchase tickets go to or call 212.352.3101

In celebration of their recent opening, the BAM cultural districts first new performing arts destination, The Irondale Center, premieres an exciting new work from two highly acclaimed artists.

Anthony Braxton, one of music’s most original composers and instrumentalists, has composed a new work in collaboration with Soundpainter Walter Thompson and the Walter Thompson Orchestra. Mr. Thompson will combine Mr. Braxton’s Language Music System with Soundpainting – the multidisciplinary live – composing sign language created by Mr. Thompson. The concerts will feature performances by Anthony Braxton, a woodwind virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist and the fifteen musicians and actors of the Walter Thompson Orchestra. Performances will run from April 16 to April 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm at The Irondale Center in the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY, between Lafayette and Fulton Streets. Tickets are $20/$15 (for students and working artists) and can be purchased by going to or by calling 212.352.3101.

Mr. Thompson will soundpaint Mr. Braxton’s notation, text, and drawings (called Palettes in the Soundpainting language) and then transform them in the canvas of the work. They become the colors and textures used by Mr. Thompson to shape and guide the overall direction of the piece. The resulting composition will be created entirely in the moment. Each of the three performances will assume a unique shape dependent on the recombination of the Palettes, the Soundpainter’s gestures, and the response of the performers. In this unique form of artistic collaboration, the components of the Soundpainting coalesce to saturate the performance in a dynamic interplay.

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New on Victo Records

From Victo Records:

In the spring of 2006, Spanish sound artist Francisco López led a composition workshop in Montreal. A master of the field recording and its use in acousmatic composition, López asked the participants to share their urban field recordings. From their work came a compact disc, Montreal Sound Matter on Pogus, and an exhibition presented at the Fonderie Darling in Montreal. The Victoriaville Matière Sonore project continues the work started in the metropolis. For this occasion, the original seven participants have agreed to get together again, under López’s direction, and create a new collective work from scratch. First, they came to Victoriaville to make field recordings in various public and private spaces, recordings that have been once again shared with the group. Then, they each produced a new piece using this common soundbank. However, this time around López did add one extra rule: a sequential order has been set, so that composers had to use, as the starting point for their own composition, the piece of the composer coming before them. As a result, we have a long acousmatic work in eight sections, each section picking up where the previous one has left

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