“Free Jazz” (Used 82 times)
dvd on 06/29/2012 at 12:00PM
A native of New Haven, CT, double bassist and composer Daniel Barbiero has been active in improvised and experimental music and dance in the Baltimore-Washington area for several years as a performer, composer and ensemble leader. His music reflects his background in minimal, modal and non-genre specific improvisation, and interest in verbal, graphic and other non-standard methods of scoring for small ensembles.
lizziedavis on 06/11/2012 at 12:00PM
Raised on the subways of NYC, the Luddites formed in Fall 2010 for a three day residency at the experimental dance space La Mama. They've been confounding audiences ever since with their dedication to forcing cacophony, free jazz, funk and pop into submission. The band is also involved in Amplified Cactus Salon, an experimental art collective that incorporates, cooking, acting, and visual art into its performances.
With its many members spread out across all five boroughs, the Luddites spend a lot of time in the parallel universe that exists in the subway tunnels of NYC. Though they're infamous for telling endless tales of wisdom gleaned late at night on the L and psychic encounters on the M, all of the Luddites can agree that there's simply no train in New York like the Jesus Train.
clinical_archives on 05/06/2011 at 11:00AM
Some best music and songs of April on a netlabel Clinical Archives.
01 - pandoras.box - Severn Suzuki - 4:44 (ca436)
02 - Stefano Ferrian's dE-NOIZE Project - Chapter #01 Amphetamine - 10:38 (ca435)
03 - HALStER - drawer no.1 (cricedidae) - 5:21 (ca438)
04 - Trío Antimanierista - fcarregols - 5:09 (ca439)
05 - Nice Wings, Icarus! - Journey Back Home - 4:07 (ca437)
06 - Claudio Nuñez - folkdance vii - 3:25 (ca433)
07 - Joxfield ProjeX - Majestic Pattern City Revisited Evolution I - 5:20 (ca432)
08 - Count Portmon - RCL-290 (excerpt) - 4:56 (ca434)
09 - pandoras.box - Echoes (Rampue Remix) - 8:00 (ca436)
Total time: 51:38
Artists: pandoras.box (Germany), Stefano Ferrian's dE-NOIZE Project (Italy), HALStER (Sweden), Trío Antimanierista (Spain), Nice Wings, Icarus! (Ukraine), Claudio Nuñez (Argentina), Joxfield ProjeX (Sweden), Count Portmon (Czech Republic)
Northern-Spy_Records on 12/20/2010 at 05:18PM
Spy LIVE Music Series Presents: Loren Connors/Margarida Garcia, American Sphinx, Ancient Ocean + Guests!
Live at Zebulon in Brooklyn. December 29th, 2010, 9PM. Free! RSVP on Facebook
Northern Spy Records Presents: Loren Connors/Margarida Garcia American Sphinx + Tom Carter Ancient Ocean + Daniel Carter
Free Show starts at 9
Ancient Ocean is the brainchild of acid-folk turned ambient/drone artist John Bohannon from Brooklyn, NY. Building from silent humming tones, guitar melodies and delicate tonal drones envelope into lush soundscapes. Moods are similar to Stars of the Lid and various solo works of Kawabata Makoto, but carry their own majestic quality. John Bohannon is also the curator of Electric Temple Records. His debut recording “I” is out now on Expo 70’s Sonic Meditations label. He will be joined by special guest Daniel Carter.
American Sphinx is one of many projects by New Thing Productions founder Michael Hentz. This Syracuse/Ithaca duo features Jarek Miller on drums along with Michael on guitar, loops and flute. Their music combines elements of free jazz, psychedelic noise, and raga drones. They will be joined by special guest Tom Carter on guitar. Tom Carter is a guitar player best known for his work with acclaimed psych-drone iconoclasts Charalambides. Since 2000, however, he has become increasingly active as not only a solo artist but as a collaborator. He has performed with improvising musicians as diverse as Thurston Moore, Jandek, Tetuzi Akiyama, Matt Valentine, and many others, as well as being a key member in groups like Badgerlore (with Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance), Friday Group, Mudsuckers (with Robert Horton and the Yellow Swans), and Zaika (with Marcia Bassett of Double Leopards and Hototogisu).
Guitarist Loren Connors was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1949. Best known as a composer and improviser, Connors has issued over 50 guitar records on his own imprints (Daggett, St. Joan, Black Label) since the late 1970s and over two dozen on other labels across the globe. He has recorded under the names Guitar Roberts, Loren Mattei, Loren MazzaCane Connors and other variations. Connors' singular adpation of the blues is a distinct personal vision combining the Delta bottleneck sound and the ancestral blues voice (appearing as distortion, baying hounds or multi-tracked guitar), with hauntingly unexpected sounds. Outside of Connors' three decades of solo work, he has collaborated with Suzanne Langille, Jim O'Rourke, Darin Gray, Alan Licht, Christina Carter, Keiji Haino, San Agustin, Jandek and many others, as well as leading the group Haunted House. Loren will be joined with Margarida Garcia on stage.
andrewcsmith on 08/20/2010 at 03:00AM
John Butcher improvises on the space he is in, using amplification as an instrument rather than as a transparent tool. He wrestles with the many enharmonicities present within a single saxophone tone, as if trying to either contain the sound or to lose himself in it. Rhythms begin to appear in seemingly static harmonies, and what starts as a centered sonic etude over a single tone grows more unstable as the improvisation progresses.
Butcher's improvisation is multiplication; in the addition of every new note, multiple others are created in the surrounding and related harmonic zones. It's not a matter of looping and layering over a singular idea but, like the best counterpoint, the sounds constantly shift one way or the next, without losing their continuity or their relationships to each other.
Over the next few weeks we'll be posting some binaural recordings from ISSUE's Floating Points Festival. Going on five years now, Floating Points has dedicated a month to works highlighting ISSUE's 15-channel hemispherical speaker system built by series curator Stephan Moore. A good chunk of the series was recorded in binaural stereo sound (which means: put on your headphones). For now, listen to a chunk out of the middle of Butcher's July 16 performance at ISSUE.