AMN Reviews: The Tapes – A Touch of Despair (1986 / 2024; Unexplained Sounds Group)
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by Mike
5h ago
A Touch of Despair is a field recording and sound art project from 1986. While the album was released that year, it languished in obscurity since. This reissue combines the two-part, 45-minute title track with an additional 20-minute piece, Entrance. The Tapes consisted of Giancarlo Drago, possibly with some assistance from unnamed collaborators. He recorded ..read more
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Upcoming Roulette Performances
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by Mike
10h ago
Source: Roulette. ALAARA – TARKOVSKY: OF ITS OWN ACCORD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024. 8:00 PM Brooklyn-based trio Alaara explores the relationship between their longform improvisations and Andrei Tarkovsky’s visual worlds. CONTEMPORANEOUS: SONGS AT NIGHT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2024. 8:00 PM An intimate evening focused on a new song cycle by composer Lila Meretzky setting poems ..read more
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Pitchfork Experimental Albums & Music Reviews 
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by Mike
11h ago
Source: Pitchfork. Laetitia Sadier: Rooting for Love Ariel Kalma, Jeremiah Chiu, and Marta Sofia Honer: The Closest Thing to Silence Lee “Scratch” Perry: King Perry Nailah Hunter: Lovegaze Philip Glass: Philip Glass Solo ..read more
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ATTN:Magazine Reviews
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by Mike
14h ago
Source: ATTN:Magazine. Crucial Listening #149: Mark Sanders Driving in fury, letting the endings be real, slow and lonely. The free improvisation percussionist discusses three important albums. Review: Rachel Musson – Ashes and Dust, Earth and Sky, LLudw a Llwch, Daear a Nef ..read more
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Dolphy’s Out to Lunch Profiled
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by Mike
14h ago
Source: Udiscover. Out to Lunch neither bound itself to bop nor fully embraced free-blowing. It was its own particular beast, arriving at the forefront of what some called the New Thing in mid-’60s jazz. The players – Dolphy on alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet; trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Richard Davis, and ..read more
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AMN Reviews: Lisa Cameron and Alex Cunningham – Chasms (2024; Waveform Alphabet)
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by Mike
1d ago
Violinist Alex Cunningham and percussionist Lisa Cameron join for this duo of long-form textural improvisation. Cameron is known for her ability to extract unusual sounds from a drum kit and other instruments – including the use of various cymbals and shakers for long drones and gritty scrapings. Cunningham is perfectly complementary, employing extended techniques to ..read more
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Coming to Seattle
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by Mike
1d ago
Source: Wayward Music Series. NonSeq Curators ConcertSat. Feb. 24, 8 PM; $5 – $20 donation at door Nonsequitur kicks off the 2024 NonSeq concert series with a special performance introducing this year’s curatorial team featured in solo sets: Beth Fleenor (clarinets/vox/electronics), Connie Fu (electronics), Kole Galbraith (electronics), and Naeim Rahmani (classical guitar). Sid SambergThu. Feb ..read more
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Coming to Downtown Music Gallery
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by Mike
1d ago
Source: Downtown Music Gallery. Tuesday, February 27th: 6:30: JOSH SINTON – Reeds / MAZZ SWIFT – Violin – Two Solos & a Duo 8:00: JONATHAN REISEN – Solo Tenor Sax 8:30: DANIEL GALOW – Alto Sax-Electronics / SYL WINCH – Trombone 9:30: JUDY DUNAWAY – Solo Balloon(s) Tuesday, March 5th: 6:30: PERMEATIONS GUMVINDBOLOO with patrick ..read more
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Coming to Chicago 
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by Mike
2d ago
Source: Now Is. Saturday, February 24 Tritriangle 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl 8:30PM Norman W Long Steve Fors post doom romance : Mykel Boyd, seah Kwaidan : Neil Jendon, Mike Weis, André Foisy Constellation 3111 N Western 8:30PM Frequency Festival Ensemble Dal Niente — music by Louis Goldford, Lei Liang, Kari Watson, Carlos Carillo Sunday ..read more
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Kahil El’Zabar Interviewed About His Catalog
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by Mike
2d ago
Source: The Wire. For more than 50 years – since founding The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in 1973 – Kahil El’Zabar has established himself as a leader in the development of Chicago originated Great Black Music, mixing Afrocentric traditions with contemporary sensibilities and options. A percussionist who vocalises, composes, arranges and collaborates with both established masters ..read more
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