Hossein Alizâdeh is an Iranian master of the tar and setar, both related to the western guitar. In this video, he is teaming with the singer Raha and The Hamavayan Ensemble, his personal group.
Month: February 2016
[Music] Sahar Sahra – Godar
It’s not often that I run into some charming music out of Afghanistan. Sahar Sahra is one of the country’s biggest stars currently.
[Music] Saniboj Žugić – Uživo Kuća (1978)
Saniboj Žugić is a composer of electroacoustic music who hailed from Zagreb, Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia.
[Music/Theater] Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir – Naga Tag, Kac Hooyaa (Get Lost! Rise Up! Got It?)
Another treasure from Reddit, it turns out that Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir (Banaadir Entertainment Lions) was a theater group from Mogadishu who mixed talented veterans with burgeoning new talent from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, before everything went to Hell.
For more on the story of Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir, check out this blog post from Likembe.
[Music] Bango – Hell the World (Inferno No Mundo)
This came as a nice surprise while checking out some fuzz-laden garage tracks on Reddit today. As it turns out, Bango also have this available via Bandcamp.
[Linguistics] The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today
Many thanks to my friend, Guðmundur, who has a keen eye for important articles like this.
[Art] Zurich celebrates a century since the birth of Dadaism and is still at the cutting edge of contemporary art
The Cabaret Voltaire, where Dada was launched 100 years ago to an unsuspecting public. Zürich, Switzerland, celebrates the centenary anniversary of Dada’s birth, and The Independent covers the event here.
[Art] Adolf Wolfli (Galliki filologia)
I first came across the name of Swiss painter Adolf Wölfli thanks to a tribute album recorded by SPK leader Graeme Revell. It would be my first introduction into the world of Art Brut, or Outsider Art.
The video is a quick synopsis of his work in Greek.
[Music] Cranioclast – Vanorum Mare
Cranioclast were from Hagen, Germany, and were one of the most interesting of the German cassette label projects I used to collect. They ventured into making a couple of vinyl records and CDs, but then disappeared into the ether. They’re a group crying out for a reissue campaign, definitely.
[Music] Presenting signature improvisation sets by Ada Rave/solo reeds and ‘SPOON3’ trio
The Netherlands is blessed with some of the most amazing performance venues in the world, if you like improv or World Music. It’s time I consider a long visit.
‘Music doesn’t exist. At most it’s an illusion’.
– Misha Mengelberg
PINTOTONICS n+1 is very pleased to announce 2 signature sets by Ada Rave/solo reeds + preparartions and the ‘SPOON 3’ trio.
HUIS de PINTO
St Antoniebreestraat 169
1011 HB Amsterdam
(020) 3700210 reservation
20:30 start solo set
23:00 end of event
Tickets 10 + 7 (students/cjp)
SET 1 > SOLO
Ada Rave/tenor+soprano sax+clarinet+preparations
Ada Rave > moving nearly 3 years ago from Buenos Aires to Amsterdam > is an active and powerful voice in Amsterdams’ improvisation scene, deserving close attention by any non-conformist improvisation lover.
SET 2 > Ensemble
Robert van Heumen/laptop processing
Albert van Veenendaal/piano+prepared piano
‘In many aspects a band that crosses many styles. In the challenging trio combination piano, voice and laptop, voice uses unpolished if not absurdistic raw texts light years away from any jazz historical scat reference, laptop disturbing and supporting voice and prepared piano expressions into an amalgam of unpredictable sonic adventures’.
Coming up @ Pintotnics n+1 edition March 14 2016
Solo set >
Ensemble set > C.B.G trio
Guillermo Celano/el guitar