Archive for January, 2013

Michael Pisaro – The Punishment of the Tribe by Its Elders

This remarkable release (on which Pisaro is credited with everything – guitar, bass, percussion, radio, electronics, recording and mixing) is currently available from his label Gravity Wave and ErstDist. It’s extraordinary, uncanny music: imposing itself on the listener with its palpably physical presence, it also possesses a gripping, uneasy narrative with quite a few shocks […]

‘In the Field’ – Field Recording Symposium at the British Library

From the British Library’s website: On 15th-16th February the British Library will be holding a two day symposium that seeks to open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listening sessions and screenings. Starting from the early days of field recording, ‘In the Field’ aims […]

Reed Evan Rosenberg – At the End of an Endless Stream

A big thank you to Jesse Goin for drawing this superb release to my attention earlier today. Not only are these stunningly accomplished pieces of music, but Rosenberg is making repeated references to my favourite television series throughout. Excellent work all round. From Accidie’s website: Reed Evan Rosenberg is a member of Tandem Electrics (with […]

Arturas Bumšteinas – Jakov & Gwizdały

Thanks to Kevin Sanders for this excellent shout out, and Crónica for such a splendid release. From their site: “Jakov”, premiered at the Jaunas Muzika festival in Vilnius, April of 2012, is composed from sounds sourced from an old soviet-Lithuanian era electric organ called “Venta”. The unplugged organ was used as a percussive and tactile […]

R. Andrew Lee comes to England in March

R. Andrew Lee has introduced himself to many of us in fine style over the last few months, with his excellent recording of Jürg Frey’s music for piano (above image-link, embedded player below). Now in March many of us hope to experience his playing first hand, when he arrives in England for dates in London, […]

Butcher, Davies, Patterson – Morden Tower, Newcastle

common objects at morden tower friday 25th of january 2013 john butcher | rhodri davies | lee patterson saxophones | electric harp | amplified devices and processes morden tower | back stowell street | newcastle upon tyne | 8pm | £6 The campaign to build Lee a website starts here, I can […]

The Experimental Sounding Board – first event, 1st Feb 2013

The Experimental Sounding Board – artmusicmusicart event in Brighton.

Amplified Gesture – Revised And Re-issued…

AMPLIFIED GESTURE – A FILM BY PHIL HOPKINS “Amplified Gesture was first released in 2009, within the deluxe edition of David Sylvian’s groundbreaking album, Manafon. The film explores the journeys and philosophies of a select group of experimental musicians including Keith Rowe, Evan Parker, Eddie Prevost, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura and Christian Fennesz. Intimately and […]

In the Field – The Art of Field Recording

Many thanks to Jez riley French for drawing this to our attention via his blog. From the blurb on the back cover: “This is a collection of interviews with contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work. These conversations explore the fundamental issues that underlie the development of field recording as the core […]

dsic – Tiamat/Taniwha (out now on Rano)

Bringing to your attention this top release from the extraordinary – yet still extraordinarily underrated – dsic, out now on Rano. Well worth hearing even if you’re too late to order the beautifully packaged tape edition: “Limited Edition C64 Chrome Cassette Tape. Hand numbered of 25. Includes Full Color, 2 sided heavyweight j-card, one razor […]