(Photo by M. Sweet.) …and, of course, you need your money too: so here goes… I’ll confess that I’m someone who rarely gets excited about Kickstarter projects and the like: “Give us fifty quid and we’ll give you a copy of the album we’re recording…” – its not massively inspiring. But perhaps I […]
Archive for November, 2013
A late contender for one of the finest records of 2013. Pisaro’s latest is about as elegant in conception and execution as you can get, yet you’ll never hear it the same way twice. An Alvin Lucieresque exploration of a single psychoacoustic phenomenon, the sheer physicality of this record is breathtaking. It almost seems to […]
22nd November 2013, 7pm Tim Parkinson – piano Christian Wolff – 6 Nocturnes/For John (& Erik Satie) (2007) Written, along with Material, as part of “For John”, a collaborative piece made with David Behrman, John King and Takehisa Kosugi, in honour of John Cage. Each page is one nocturne. The 5th is for David Behrman, for his 70th birthday. The sixth for […]
Focusing on free improvisation, experimental and noise music, Place of Safety is a new monthly open session in which players, noise makers, listeners and musicians of all levels meet and make music together. Anyone can join in; participants will be placed at random in ad hoc ensembles that improvise together for around fifteen minutes; whoever […]
Incoming release show for 12 hour performance on USB. Not to be missed, arguably.
Arnolfini, Bristol Friday 15 November 2013 19:30 to 22:30 £12/10 2013 is the 80th year of NYC minimalist composer Phill Niblock. At this concert he performs and projects films, along with Thomas Ankersmit. This is also the tenth anniversary of their collaborations. Niblock will showcase two new pieces of music – Vlada BC (2013, 20 […]
Canary Records is the love-labour of Ian Nagoski, a lover of 78’s who strives diligently to preserve ancient voices and discs. He first came to my attention after Tompkins Square released his jaw-droppingly beautiful compilation: “To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-29.” Aided and abetted by the similarly minded Mississippi Records, Nagoski has […]
Watch the entirety of Diatribes’ performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 25th May 2013.