30 settembre 2012



Miles Mellough di Birds With Broken Wings compone un ritratto di Sean O'Hagan e The High Llamas scandagliandone la discografia e raccogliendo le osservazioni di alcuni collaboratori di AllMusic. Il gruppo intanto promette di ritornare sulle scene prima della fine del 2012: "We have been pursuing other projects for most of the year. Sean has delivered a soundtrack with Tim Gane for Marc Fitoussi's new movie and collaborated with Rio's Domenico Lancellotti on a new record. Rob has been touring with Turin Brakes and Dom durated a retrospective of Conlon Nancarrow's work at London's South Bank. We will play a few shows before the end of 2012".

http://birdswithbrokenwings2.blogspot.it/2012/09/the-goat-looks-on-at-another-one.html

29 settembre 2012


Si conclude - per ora - la serie di conversazioni e ascolti guidati realizzata da Louis Philippe con Danny Manners, pubblicata a puntate a partire dal maggio scorso e disponibile in podcast al sito Sunshine. Imperdibile!

Louis discusses his pop career and music in general with longtime associate Danny Manners. The last episode (for now at least) was published on 24th September 2012. If you have any topics or specific questions you would like covered in the future, feel free to post a request on the message board.

www.louisphilippe.co.uk
http://www.louisphilippe.co.uk/podcasts.html
http://www.louisphilippe.co.uk/message.html

28 settembre 2012


Prende il via a Washington DC (Stati Uniti) l'undicesima edizione del festival di musiche d'avanguardia Sonic Circuits, con un intenso programma di concerti, proiezioni, incontri pubblici e laboratori musicali concentrato in tre giorni, da oggi al 30 settembre. Tutte le informazioni sono in http://dc-soniccircuits.org, con presentazioni audio e video anche in MixcloudVimeo.

Sonic Circuits is a Washington DC area promoter for experimental music. Sonic Circuits seeks to expose audiences to cutting edge contemporary music that defies genres, and offer artists new platforms to present their music and opportunities to network and collaborate with artists from around the world. In addition to organizing an annual festival since 2001, Sonic Circuits programs performances year round. Sonic Circuits is presented in part by Improv Arts Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the artistic and career development of artists and creating new markets for contemporary music.

http://dc-soniccircuits.org
http://dc-soniccircuits.org/uploads/press/SCDC-2012-booklet.pdf
http://www.mixcloud.com/search/?mixcloud_query=sonic%20circuits
http://vimeo.com/39138634

27 settembre 2012



Tutto esaurito martedì scorso al londinese Cafe Oto per una serata dedicata a John Cage, con la partecipazione di Stewart Lee, Tania Chen e Steve Beresford per l'esecuzione di Indeterminacy e di Alan Tomlinson per Solo for Sliding Trombone. Una recensione si legge in http://www.theartsdesk.com/classical-music/stewart-lee-presents-john-cages-indeterminacy-cafe-oto

‘Indeterminacy’ was a 1959 double LP on the Folkways label by John Cage and David Tudor. Cage read ninety of his stories, each one, whether long or short, lasting one minute. Unheard by Cage, Tudor simultaneously played the piano and other things in another room. One day, pianists Tania Chen and Steve Beresford were listening to this record and decided that they would like to do their own version. They hit on Stewart Lee immediately as the first choice to read the stories. He is an excellent stand-up comedian and is very interested in experimental music. The trio’s version is usually forty minutes. The players are in the same room but do their best to not hear Stewart’s reading. They play music on and in a piano and use other small sound sources.

http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/john-cage-indeterminacy-stewart-lee-tania-chen-steve-beresford.shtm
http://thequietus.com/articles/09907-stewart-lee-john-cage-indeterminacy

26 settembre 2012



È iniziata ieri la serie di concerti di addio che il Willem Breuker Kollektief ha deciso di intraprendere in Canada e Stati Uniti per ricordare il suo fondatore, scomparso due anni fa. Un cd antologico con interpretazioni di musiche di Breuker e Sweelinck è stato pubblicato per l'occasione. Attualmente fanno parte del longevo ensemble Hermine Deurloo, Frans Vermeerssen, Maarten van Norden, Andy Altenfelder, Sjors Pancras, Andy Bruce, Bernard Hunnekink, Henk de Jong, Arjen Gorter e Rob Verdurmen.

The final USA/Canada tour of the Kollektief takes place between September 25 and October 6, 2012; we'll be performing in Rochester, Montreal, Chicago, Ottawa, Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh... In a final panorama of the work of its late leader, the Willem Breuker Kollektief presents Breuker the composer, giving an overview by performing representative pieces written in each period of his life, from 1965 on. These compositions are placed in the historical context of the years in which they were written. The program includes pieces never before played by the WBK, some predating its inception in 1974. During his 45 years of activity on stages all around the world, Willem Breuker (1944-2010) has been the instigator of formative listening experiences for generations of curious audiences worldwide, and thus influenced the development of music in many ways - as a powerful and irreverent performer and improviser, but also as a composer of orchestral, chamber and solo works and of music for movies and the theatre. For 35 years he was part of the Willem Breuker Kollektief, ten musicians-improvisers who became his main musical outlet and with whom he took his music to all continents. With most of its members still present after 30+ years, the Kollektief now pays a final homage to its instigator, applying its musical experience to a broad overview of works by Willem Breuker the composer, written in various eras and including material not performed before.

Willem Breuker Kollektief
Prinseneiland 99
1013 LN Amsterdam Netherlands
phone +31 20 6239799
e-mail : wbk@xs4all.nl
http://wbk.home.xs4all.nl
www.willembreukerkollektief.nl

25 settembre 2012



Immagini di arcane architetture londinesi montate da Adrian Northover in un breve video accompagnano l'uscita del nuovo album dei Remote Viewers, City of Nets. Con Northover e David Petts sono ancora una volta Sue Lynch, Rosa Lynch-Northover, Caroline Kraabel e John Edwards. L'album è distribuito direttamente dai musicisti: lo si può richiedere scrivendo a theremoteviewers@gmail.com

http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/theremoteviewers.com/index.html
http://vimeo.com/45433446

24 settembre 2012


Guy Harries e Yumi Hara Cawkwell invitano Chris Cutler in occasione della loro partecipazione al programma Clear Spot, stasera alle ore 20.00 su Resonance FM: "Yumi & Guy with guest Chris Cutler will be performing a ritualistic instruction piece with found objects, voice, toy musical instruments and electronics, and talking about Chris's recent performance of 'Aus den sieben Tagen', an instruction piece by Stockhausen".

Resonance 104.4FM
www.resonancefm.com
http://www.guyharries.com
http://www.yumiharacawkwell.co.uk
http://www.ccutler.com

23 settembre 2012



Al canale YouTube di Ape House un altro bel video annuncia la pubblicazione del nuovo album di Peter Blegvad e Andy Partridge, Gonwards: From Germ to Gem.

http://www.ape.uk.net
www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsH5qh-bhRmtarMJX6WFxw

22 settembre 2012


John French ricorda i tempi di Crazy Backwards Alphabet e del quartetto con Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser e Richard Thompson, oltre ovviamente alle vicende antiche e recenti con la Magic Band: l'intervista è per The Los Angeles Beat.

http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2012/09/la-beat-interview-john-drumbo-french
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/drumbo

21 settembre 2012



Henry Kaiser gioca in casa con una Fleck elettrica fiammeggiante: http://tinyurl.com/fleck-electric.

Experimental guitarist Henry Kaiser having psychedelic blues-rock fun with his Fleck Electric. Ash body, Mahogany neck, Morado fretboard, stainless steel wire, 25.5 scale, Seymour Duncan Alnico2 Pros to a 5 position switch with a bridge hum neck split in the 4 position and a bridge split in the 5 position.

20 settembre 2012


Prende il via domani alla Maison de la Musique di Cap'Découverte ad Albi, Carmaux (Francia) la quinta edizione del festival Rock in Opposition: in programma il 21 e 22 settembre i concerti di Kafka & Benjamin de la Fuente, Caravan, One Shot, Spoke Orkestra, We Insist!, Strange Enquête, Thinking Plague e Magma, mentre domenica 23 sono previsti la proiezione del film di Adele Schmidt e José Zegarra Holder Romantic Warriors - A Progressive Music Saga II: About RIO, un pranzo sociale, un laboratorio di Christian Vander aperto al pubblico e i concerti di Erik Baron, Fat 32, Mr le Directeur e Hassan k.

http://www.rocktime.org/rio

19 settembre 2012


In ricordo di Lol Coxhill si ritrovano oggi - nel giorno in cui il compianto sassofonista avrebbe compiuto ottant'anni - molti dei suoi amici e colleghi, per un concerto organizzato alla Cecil Sharp House londinese con il concorso di Serious Music, Resonance 104.4FM, la rivista The Wire e The English Folk Dance and Song Society: a partire dalle ore 19.00 sono previsti interventi di Mike Westbrook con Phil Minton, Kate Westbrook e Chris Biscoe, Welfare State Theatre Co., Eddie Prevost / John Edwards / Trevor Watts / Tony Bevan, Roger Turner / Pat Thomas / David Toop, Tony Coe / Phil Wachsmann, David Holland / G.F. Fitzgerald, Maggie Nichols con Art Themen, Veryan Weston, Max Eastley, le 'Sibylline Sisters' (Sybil Madrigal / Armorel Weston / Kay Grant), Mark Sanders / Gail Brand / Simon Picard / Ollie Brice, Hugh Metcalfe / Matt Scott / Dylan Bates / Jim LeBaigue, Simon Coxhill / Sam Coxhill-Davis / Dareen Morris, John Russell / Satoko Fukuda / Henry Lowther, Stan Tracey / Bobby Wellins / Dave Green / Clark Tracey, Evan Parker 'One Bloke' - il riferimento, malinconico, è all'album in trio con Coxhill e Steve Lacy, Three Blokes - e Herbert Spliffington All Stars. A documentare il tutto dovrebbe esserci Martin Davidson, per la Emanem. E per l'occasione, i Westbrook pubblicano sul web alcune belle immagini che ritraggono il sassofonista loro alleato nelle scorribande della Brass Band negli anni settanta: http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/photoalbum/brass_ed.shtml

Lol Coxhill Memorial
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Rd
London NW1 7AY

18 settembre 2012



Edgard Varèse è in questi giorni oggetto di attenzione presso la Radio 4 olandese: ogni sera, fino a venerdì 21 settembre, Jan Rot ne presenta le opere più celebri in Componist van de week, in diretta a partire dalle ore 19.30 e successivamente negli archivi podcast del programma.

Edgard Varèse (1883-1965) sloeg in de eerste helft van de vorige eeuw muzikale wegen in die niemand daarvoor had bewandeld en werd geconfronteerd met onbegrip en afwijzing. Nu is zijn pionierswerk en grote invloed op elektronische en hedendaagse muziek volledig geaccepteerd en wordt nog steeds bewonderd. Vandaag de eerste van vijf afleveringen over Edgard Varèse (samenstelling Jan Rot).

http://componistvandeweek.radio4.nl

17 settembre 2012



Sorpresa! Nell'anno dei festeggiamenti a John Cage Doron Gura ha voluto testare quanto silenzio e quanto suono d'ambiente ci siano nella versione digitale del famigerato 4'33. Su Spotify, per esempio...

A few years ago when Spotify came out my first impulse was to do a few quick searches to see how comprehensive their library was. One of my first searches was for 4'33 and while I was pleased to see it was there I was surprised to hear how noisy it was. It was a first glimpse into the alternate musical universe of Spotify where classic 60s albums have release dates of 2006 and Straight Outta Compton can play with "clean" lyrics you never knew existed. John Cage's most famous work has always been about the context in which it's listened to: the sounds of the hall or an audience shifting in their seats and coughing. A "room tone" for lack of a better term. The same is true when listening to 4'33 on Spotify. For reasons unknown - and unlike on iTunes or Amazon - the work throws Spotify's audio encoder for a loop. In a sense 4'33 gives a physical form to something that's always been invisible, allowing us to hear for the first time the sounds of Spotify's audio encoder. And when playing the three different movements of 4'33 as separate songs the experience can also be interrupted by ads, which extends the listening time to over 5 minutes.
It's gratifying to see 4'33 work so well on Spotify. It gives it a room tone.

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/09/433-on-spotify.html
http://soundcloud.com/dorong3

16 settembre 2012



Fredrik Nielsen documenta su YouTube alcuni momenti della partecipazione di Diamanda Galás al festival di musica contemporanea Ultima conclusosi ieri ad Oslo: un concerto con la Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK), la proiezione del film Schrei 27, una conversazione pubblica con Anne Hilde Neset e un concerto intimo per soli 25 spettatori. Gallerie fotografiche sono su Flickr.

Ultima is Scandinavia’s largest contemporary music festival, and since 1991 it has been a key arena for contemporary music and related art forms. The festival became a designated “knutepunkt” (cultural hub) in 2006 and is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs and Oslo City Council. Ultima is a foundation with 18 members, all of them professional cultural institutions or organisations. The festival takes place during September and is staged at venues all around Oslo. Throughout its twenty-year history, all kinds of locations have served as Ultima concert venues. Events are staged both in large, established venues such as the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo Concert Hall and the University of Oslo’s Great Hall as well as in small clubs, shop premises, industrial premises, museums, schools and outdoors. The Ultima Festival aims to promote artistic distinctiveness, trends and innovation and to make music of a high artistic standard accessible by everyone.

http://diamandagalas.com/
http://ultima.no
http://www.youtube.com/user/phantasmagoria0no?feature=plcp
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39227677@N06/

15 settembre 2012



Tra quanti han fatto sentire la loro voce sulla questione Pussy Riot c'è anche R. Stevie Moore - anzi, Robert Steven Moscow USSA - con un album e un brano omonimo disponibili via Bandcamp: Free Pussy Riot.

R. Stevie Moore has joined the growing chorus of artists the world over who are showing their support of incarcerated Russion punk collective Pussy Riot. Moore has a song called, fittingly, "Free Pussy Riot," and you can stream it below or purchase it for $2 via Bandcamp. According to the credits listed on Bandcamp, the guitar part was written by Chloe Coffman, with Moore filling in the rest. It's a skronking, suitably sloppy anthem of empowerment. So, in the words of RSM himself, go ahead and enjoy "Another Mature Theme from Robert Steven Moscow USSA."

http://www.rsteviemoore.com
http://rsteviemoore.bandcamp.com/album/free-pussy-riot
http://www.eastvillageradio.com/content/content.php?id=4497

14 settembre 2012


Il canale televisivo BBC Four dedica questa sera, a partire dalle ore 21.00, ampio spazio alla storia e alle vicende dei pionieri del folk-rock inglese Fairport Convention, nell'anno in cui si celebrano i 45 anni di attività del gruppo, e alla carriera solista di Richard Thompson. Ben quattro i filmati in scaletta, ciascuno della durata di un'ora: Fairport Convention-Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, Fairport Convention-45th Anniversary Concert, Richard Thompson-Solitary Life e Folk at the BBC-The 60s/70s (con Pentangle, Sandy Denny e Donovan tra gli altri).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/programmes/schedules/today
http://www.fairportconvention.com
http://www.richardthompson-music.com
http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=1588

13 settembre 2012


Un video anticipa di qualche settimana l'uscita dell'album Gonwards di Andy Partridge e Peter Blegvad, prevista ad ottobre per l'etichetta Ape House: Sacred Objects, testo di Blegvad con musica e film di Partridge e Stu Rowe. Fulminante!

http://www.ape.uk.net
http://chalkhills.org/reelbyreal/a_Gonwards.html
http://tinyurl.com/sacredobjects

12 settembre 2012



Una retrospettiva dedicata ai Negativland e al loro approccio all'appropriazione creativa anche in campo visivo e multimediale è in corso in questi giorni a Los Angeles, presso la galleria La Luz de Jesus fino al 20 settembre: Our Favorite Things. Un video girato il giorno dell'inaugurazione, lo scorso 7 settembre, è in http://tinyurl.com/negativland

Since 1980 the creative collective known as Negativland have been collaboratively creating collage works in fine art, music, CDs, video, radio, and live performance using appropriated sounds, objects, images, and text. They have been sued twice for copyright infringement, fought back, and their work is now referenced and taught in many college courses in the US and has been written about in over 150 books (including "No Logo" by Naomi Klein). Since those two lawsuits, Negativland have been aggressively and publicly involved in advocating significant reforms of our nations copyright laws, with recent visits to Capitol Hill to speak to the staff of various Senators and Congressmen. Our Favorite Things is Negativland's first retrospective exhibit in Los Angeles, and is a comprehensive survey of both current and older visual art works that have also been exhibited in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, London, Houston, and Art Basel. The members of Negativland live and work in California, Washington, North Carolina, and Massachusetts, so this opening reception with a live performance is a true rarity not to be missed!

http://www.negativland.com/news
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Negativland/Negativland2012.htm
http://tinyurl.com/negativland

11 settembre 2012



Coincide con il suo sessantesimo compleanno - pochi giorni fa, il 17 agosto - l'uscita di un suo nuovo libro di testi e riflessioni estetiche sul teatro: Heiner Goebbels, Ästhetik der Abwesenheit (Theater der Zeit, 2012).

Der international renommierte und vielfach ausgezeichnete Komponist und Theatermacher Heiner Goebbels ist ein Grenzgänger zwischen den Künsten. Seine Werke, so heißt es in der Begründung der Jury zur Verleihung des Kunstpreises Rheinland-Pfalz 2010, "sprengen sowohl den tradierten Rahmen der Konzertmusik als auch den des herkömmlichen Theaters. Er setzt Raum und Licht, Wort und Bewegung ebenso selbstverständlich und virtuos ein wie Instrumente und Stimmen, erfundenes oder gefundenes Material, um seine musiktheatralischen Konzepte zu realisieren." Heiner Goebbels hat seine künstlerische Arbeit und die zeitgenössische Theaterpraxis immer auch theoretisch reflektiert. Theater ist für ihn ein komplexes Wechselspiel zwischen der Polyphonie von Klang, Licht, Raum und der Wahrnehmung des Zuschauers. An die Stelle von Repräsentation tritt das Spiel mit der Abwesenheit - von Figur, dramatischer Handlung und des Schauspielers im Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit. Es ist diese Abwesenheit, die der Imagination des Zuschauers einen Spielraum eröffnet und eine ästhetische Erfahrung ermöglicht. Ästhetik der Abwesenheit versammelt anlässlich des 60. Geburtstages von Heiner Goebbels am 17. August 2012 die wichtigsten Texte zum Theater in einem Band, zusammen mit einem vollständigen Werkverzeichnis.

http://www.heinergoebbels.com
http://tinyurl.com/9pg6zfw

10 settembre 2012



'The Sixties began in the summer of 1956, ended in October of the 1973 and peaked just before dawn on 1 July, 1967 during a set by Tomorrow at the UFO Club in London': è l'incipit del bellissimo libro di Joe Boyd White Bicycles. Al pubblico accorso in gran massa all'appuntamento del Festivaletteratura di Mantova sabato scorso Boyd - in conversazione con Riccardo Bertoncelli - ha spiegato perché gli anni Sessanta sono finiti nell'ottobre 1973. Un breve video è al canale YouTube di photocronista.

http://www.youtube.com/user/photocronista
http://www.joeboyd.co.uk
http://www.festivaletteratura.it

09 settembre 2012



La puntata di domani di Jazz on 3, programma di Jez Nelson per il terzo canale radio della BBC, è in gran parte dedicata a Fred Frith, con un estratto del suo concerto con John Edwards e Mark Sanders tenuto a Londra lo scorso 6 luglio in occasione di una residency di due giorni presso il Cafe Oto.
Nella seconda parte della puntata interviene Steve Beresford per un ritratto di John Cage nel centenario della nascita.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mk96f
http://www.fredfrith.com

08 settembre 2012



Radio Web Macba ha iniziato la diffusione in podcast della serie Probes, un'indagine su estetica e pratiche musicali del ventesimo secolo curata da Chris Cutler. Audio e trascrizione della prima puntata, pubblicata lo scorso 24 luglio, sono negli archivi web dell'emittente.

"Probes takes Marshall McLuhan’s conceptual contrapositions as a starting point to analyse and expose the search for a new sonic language made urgent after the collapse of tonality in the twentieth century. The series looks at the many probes and experiments that were launched in the last century in search of new musical resources, and a new aesthetic; for ways to make music adequate to a world transformed by disorientating technologies. The first episode sets the scene and investigates early reconsiderations of pitch: probes that postulate new scales to be constructed through the ever-greater subdivision of the inherited intervals of equal temperament."

http://rwm.macba.cat/en/extra/probes1_chris_cutler/capsula
http://rwm.macba.cat/uploads/20120718/01probes_transcript_eng.pdf

07 settembre 2012


Nella linea economica Original Album Series della Rhino/Warner spunta anche un cofanetto con cinque classici Stormy Six: Un biglietto del tram, Cliché / Pinocchio bazaar, L’apprendista, Macchina maccheronica e Al volo.

The Rhino Original Album Series draws together five seminal titles by some of the world's most revered artists, covering everone from Aretha Franklin to the Pogues, via Los Lobos and Jesus & Mary Chain. Representing the very best in value, these five disc slipcases do away with the frills and keep their attention firmly focussed on delivering the finest classic albums available.

www.rhino.com
http://www.francofabbri.net/pagine/StormyDisco.htm

06 settembre 2012


Con le sei uscite di settembre 2012 Cuneiform Records inaugura un proprio spazio anche su Bandcamp, con dovizia di informazioni, anteprime e disponibilità degli album in vari formati digitali: Ahleuchatistas con Heads Full of Poison, l'omaggio a Sun Ra New Myth/Old Science di Living By Lanterns, il ritorno di Steve Moore con Light Echoes, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores con Sister Death, Jason Robinson con Tiresian Symmetry, Christian Marclay, Toshio Kajwara e DJ Olive ripresi dal vivo il 21 settembre 2002.

http://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com

05 settembre 2012



Due appuntamenti in Italia nel fine settimana per Joe Boyd: sabato 8 settembre a Mantova al Festivaletteratura (Archivio di Stato, via Ardigò 11, ore 14.30) e il giorno dopo a Bologna alla Libreria Coop Ambasciatori (via Orefici 19, ore 17.30).

http://www.joeboyd.co.uk
http://www.festivaletteratura.it
http://casadeipensieri2000.blogspot.it

04 settembre 2012



I sessant'anni li ha compiuti l'anno scorso, ma a Jon Rose la festa di compleanno il Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts di Northbridge (Australia) l'ha fatta ieri, dedicandogli un programma tutto su misura: On a String-Jon Rose Was 60.

On a String celebrates Jon Rose's 60th birthday last year and is both dedicated to and inspired by him. This concert is tied together by the idea of the string, the thread, the line - a crucial part of Rose's innovative new music practice for many years. Guest artists, guitarists Ant Gray and Bill Darby, as well as Melbourne ensemble Golden Fur will feature on the night as well as several world premiere's including Jone Rose's The Auctioneer Says and a tribute to American alt-rockers Low.
For over 35 years, Rose has been at the sharp end of new, improvised, and experimental music and media. A polymath, he is at much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage. Central to this practice has been 'The Relative Violin' project, a unique output, rich in content, realising almost everything on, with, and about the violin and string music in general. He has appeared on over 60 albums, and worked with artists such as Kronos Quartet, Derek Bailey, John Cage and John Zorn.

http://www.jonroseweb.com/
http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/event/jon-rose-was-60
http://www.pica.org.au/view/On+A+String/1414/
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/14722337/musics-new-line-in-the-sand/

03 settembre 2012



Dopo Ghosts of Gold e Tales of FiNiN, Julie Tippetts e Martin Archer hanno pronto un terzo album insieme, Serpentine. Sarà disponibile ai primi di novembre, ma lo si può già richiedere direttamente all'etichetta Discus, gestita da Archer. Un breve collage sonoro si ascolta in anteprima in http://www.discus-music.co.uk/serpentine%20compilation.mp3
Scrive il sassofonista e pluristrumentista di Sheffield: "Third release from the duo finds them working with Pete Fairclough (drums) and Gary Houghton (guitar) in a collection of 13 new songs. And these really are songs - for this release Julie & I have pretty much stuck to beats based tonal material throughout, without losing that Discus twist and edge. We hope you'll enjoy!"

http://www.discus-music.co.uk/dis41cd.htm
http://www.discus-music.co.uk/serpentine%20compilation.mp3

02 settembre 2012



In un video su Vimeo Robert Wyatt parla del suo contributo al progetto di Jean Pierre Muller 7 x 7th Street, in esposizione al Summerhall di Edinburgo fino al 27 settembre.

Belgian neo-pop artist, Jean Pierre Muller’s new show “7 x 7th Street” opens at Summerhall. Legendary musicians Robert Wyatt, Terry Riley, Nile Rodgers, Archie Shepp, Sean O’Hagan, Mulatu Astatke and Kassin join with Muller to create a stunning visual and audio mix that combines layers of their diverse history collaged with new and original audio compositions. Somewhere between the two spheres of truth and storytelling lives an environment full of energy that is home to seven of Muller’s mystical shrines will be displayed outside in the street.

http://www.summerhall.co.uk/2012/7x7th-street/
http://vimeo.com/48196551

01 settembre 2012



Magma e Orchestre National de Jazz con il programma "Around Robert Wyatt" hanno condiviso il palcoscenico un paio di sere fa a Parigi, ospiti della rassegna Jazz à la Villette. Alcuni musicisti della sezione fiati dell'ONJ hanno perfino dato man forte a Vander e soci per il brano conclusivo della serata, Maahnt.

www.jazzalavillette.com
www.citedelamusique.fr/minisites/1209_jazzalavillette/pdf/120619_pgm.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hHKnHEv3h8
http://www.seventhrecords.com
http://www.onj.org