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Non-idiomatic sounds for non-idiomatic people

Month: February 2010

February 23, 2010

Feb. 23

  • Fast’n’Bulbous, “Trust Us”, The Captain Beefheart Project, Cuneiform
  • Tresbass, “Meduse”, Filderen,Unit
  • Joe Maneri/Masashi Harada, “Point Contact”, Pinerskol, Leo
  • Lori Freedman, ” Simulacre IV”, Bridge, Ambiances Magnetiques
  • Richard Barrett, “Adrift”, Adrift, psi Records
  • Scoolptures, “Skinslice”, Materiale Umano, Leo
  • James Carney Group, “The Business End”, Ways and Means, Songlines
  • Donat Fisch/Christian Wolfarth, “Fur Christian”, Circle and Line 2, Leo
  • Superimpose, “AS”, Talk Talk, Leo
  • Gordon Grdina/Jesse Zubot/Eyvind Kang/Peggy Lee, “Naveli Joon”, The Breathing of Statues, Songlines

February 16, 2010

Feb. 16

  • Scoolptures, “Liverslice”, Materiale Umano, Leo
  • Donat Fisch/Christian Wolfarth, “15”, Circle and Line 2, Leo
  • Gordon Grdina/Jesse Zubot/Eyvind Kang/Peggy Lee, “Origin”, The Breathing of Statues, Songlines
  • Superimpose, “MCZA”, Talk Talk, Leo
  • Ergo, “Endlessly”, Mulitude, Solitude, Cuneiform
  • Lori Freedman, “Maknongan, ” Bridge. Ambiances Magnetiques
  • Saturnalia, “Tibet Amour”, JackOut, Slam
  • Klaxon Gueule, “Momo Pele”, Infininiment, Ambiances Magnetiques
  • Richard Barrett, “Codex VII”, Adrift, psi Records
  • James Carney Group, “Gargoyles”, Ways and Means, Songlines

February 9, 2010

Feb. 9

  • Klaxon Gueule, “Ouvert Bute”, Infininiment, Ambiances Magnetiques
  • Richard Barrett, “Codex IX”, Adrift, psi Records
  • Samuel Hugenin, “Alap”, Symbolic Quartet, Unit
  • James Carney Group, “Nefarious Nations”, Ways and Means, Songlines Ergo, “Actuator”, Multitudde, Solitude, Cuneiform
  • Superimpose, “NEM”, Talk Talk, Leo
  • Lori Freedman, “Clair”, Bridge, Ambiances Magnetiques
  • Saturnalia, “En Route”, JackOut, Slam
  • Gordon Grdina/Jesse Zubot/Eyvind Kang/Peggy Lee, “Silence Of Paintings”, The Breathing of Statues, Songlines
  • Fred Anderson, “Ode To Alvin Fielder”, 21st Century Chase, Delmark

New Instruments

I was given this updated version of Nicolas Collins’ how-to-book on instrument building for Christmas and have begun to make a crackle box out of a cigar box and a transistor radio. I haven’t finished yet, but  so far so good in terms of construction, as Collins’ instructions are clear and succinct.

New Reads

I have been enjoying George Lewis’ 2008 book on the AACM- A Power Stronger Than Itself:The AACM and American Experimental Music (University of Chicago Press).

I have been a long fan of this collective’s work over the years, beginning with seeing the Art Ensemble of Chicago in the early ’80s in Buffalo then later seeing Leo Smith, Fred Anderson, Wadada Leo Smith and finally Lewis himself, but I wasn’t aware of all of the members or of the structure of the organization.

A fascinating and essential read for anyone interested in post-jazz “Great Black Music”. Though they may not have been directly influenced by the AACM, it is not hard to see the impetus behind the collective spirit of New York’s Downtown Scene in the 1980s and the Instant Composer’s Pool in the Netherlands as drawing from the same ideal as the AACM.

 

February 2, 2010

Feb. 2

  • Ergo, “Vessel”,  Mulitude, Solitude, Cuneiform
  • Lori Freedman, “Brief Candles, ” Bridge. Ambiances Magnetiques
  • Saturnalia, “No Timewasters”, JackOut, Slam
  • Evan Parker, “Set Pt.3”, Set, psi Records
  • Fred Anderson, “21st Century Chase Pt.2”, 21st Century Chase, Delmark
  • Samuel Hugenin, “Mirage”, Symbolic Quartet, Unit
  • James Carney Group, “Legal Action”, Ways and Means, Songlines
  • Superimpose, “JW”, Talk Talk, Leo
  • Gordon Grdina/Jesse Zubot/Eyvind Kang/Peggy Lee, “Origin”, The Breathing  of Statues, Songlines

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