27 maggio 2017


Va in onda oggi la replica della puntata di martedì scorso di The Voices of... con protagonista Andy Partridge. Il programma, giunto alla sua seconda serie, è prodotto da Alan Hall per BBC Radio Four; alcune puntate della prima serie sono ancora disponibili in archivio, e tra queste imperdibili almeno quelle su Annie Briggs e Robert Wyatt.

Brought up on a council estate in Swindon, Andy Partridge's escape from the poverty of his working class upbringing followed a classic path - art and music. At 15, he enrolled in what he calls the 'art floor' of the local college - Swindon didn't boast an actual art college. Then, he discovered the magnetic power of carrying around his Dad's old guitar. He didn't even have to play it to find himself the centre of attention.
In the years that followed - and in the wake of the punk explosion - he tasted celebrity and success with his band XTC. His curious vocal style and angular compositions were distinctive and influential. XTC built a cult status with songs such as Making Plans for Nigel and Senses Working Overtime, as well as albums including the acclaimed Skylarking.
But Swindon didn't lose Andy for long, despite the lure of London and New York. He lives there still, now with his American partner. And he's still writing songs - including for the recent album by the reformed Monkees. In this programme, he talks about the trajectory of his career and the 'art blood' that has consistently flowed through his veins.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r1tsz

26 maggio 2017


Il programma radiofonico Les légendes du jazz di France Musique ha ritrasmesso, nelle puntate del 14 e 20 maggio scorsi, il brillante concerto che Carla Bley tenne con la sua band nello studio 104 della Maison de la Radio a Parigi il 16 marzo 1982. Con lei in formazione c'erano allora Michael Mantler, Gary Valente, Earl McIntyre, Vincent Chancey, Steve Slagle, Tony Dagradi, Arturo O'Farrill, Steve Swallow e D. Sharpe. Il concerto ora è conservato negli archivi web del programma: https://www.francemusique.fr/emissions/les-legendes-du-jazz

Nous sommes en 1982, à une époque où Carla Bley dirige cet excellent orchestre d'une dizaine de musiciens, le bien nommé Carla Bley Band, pour un résultat qui tranche quelque peu avec ses expérimentations précédentes, le Jazz Composer's Orchestra avec son compagnon Michael Mantler ou le Liberation Music Orchestra de Charlie Haden. Avec cette nouvelle formation, elle n’affiche pas ouvertement d’opinions politiques, mais elle produit une musique toujours aussi libre et inclassable où se mêlent bebop et fanfare, pop et rhythm and blues, free jazz et tango, ainsi que de la musique de cabaret pour des prestations assez proches du théâtre musical...

https://www.francemusique.fr/emissions/les-legendes-du-jazz/carla-bley-la-maison-de-la-radio-en-1982-1-2-34516
https://www.francemusique.fr/emissions/les-legendes-du-jazz/carla-bley-la-maison-de-la-radio-en-1982-2-2-34133

25 maggio 2017


Come non bastassero gli impegni di questo periodo con l'Artchipel Orchestra, Massimo Giuntoli ne ha tanti altri in agenda in proprio, tutti da seguire e in continua evoluzione: Pie Glue! con le poesie della Beat Generation, le musiche di Robert Wyatt, quelle di Jonathan Coe, Vox Populi, U-Gene, One Song, la programmazione dei concerti di Inaudito, il seminario di Sound Please Percussion, il recital solitario di Piano Poetry di recente a Milano, Arese e Legnano e presto anche al Festivaletteratura di Mantova. Wheee...

http://www.massimogiuntoli.com