Rodion Roșca (in Romanian) was one of the most bizarre and enigmatic musicians to come out of Romania. He was known mainly by those into freaky experimental music or progressive rock. For a quick glimpse of Rodion’s work, check out this link.
Orthodox are a Spanish metal band who seem to be very comfortable straddling the line between doom metal and free-jazz. One piece, 27 minutes, of brutal skronk.
HJ (Hector Javier) Ayala is a free-jazz/experimental guitarist originally from Mexico who is now residing in Strasbourg, France. His new release is experimental in the most relaxed and mellow sense of the word. A truly enjoyable release, especially since not only does HJ have his own style, but he references artists such as John Scofield, John Abercrombie (may his name be eternal) and even John Fahey (also, memory eternal). Gorgeous but challenging material here.
One of the wildest albums of the new year comes from Montreal composer Jean Derome. Even a quick look at the back of the CD, and one knows one is in for a treat: 20 performers on instruments ranging from tuned kalimbas to trombones. The tuning is to 60 Hz, the standard tuning of North American […]
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Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet Eight Winds Sokratis Sinopoulos lyra Yann Keerim piano Dimitris Tsekouras bass Dimitris Emanouil drums Recorded April 2014 at Sierra Studios, Athens Engineer: Giorgos Karyotis Produced by Manfred Eicher U.S. release date: January 15, 2016 Sokratis Sinopoulos is a master of the lyra, a bowed instrument whose lilt has polished a handful of […]
P I N T O T O N I C S n + 1 edition January 8 2018
20:00 doors open
20:30 start 1st set
23:00 end of event
Entrance 10 + 7 (students/cjp)
SET 1 > SOLO
SET 1 > ENSEMBLE
Mirko Montaldi Ensemble &
the ‘Erik Satie/’Vexations’ project
We hope to welcome you!
Solo set by Maarten Ornstein/bass clarinet
Ensemble set by Blue Lines Trio & Ada Rave
Ada Rave/ tenor sax, clarinet
Michiel Scheen/piano, compositions
Raoul van der Weide/contrabass, compositions
Solo set by Ab Baars/shakuhachi, tenor sax, clarinet + solo cd presentation
Ensemble set by Janssen & Janssen
Guus Janssen/piano, compositions