[Reviewed by Peter Marks] Ah just look at him on the cover in his Sunday tea time best. Flip the panel and you’ll see how thin the veneer is as a Guy Fawkes mask and full fencing uniform greet you; there can be no doubt that we’re living in extraordinarily perilous times with one guy […]
Aisha Orazbayeva is London-based violinist who originally hails from Kazakhstan. She has become a new favorite master of the instrument who easily balances a mastery of avant-garde contemporary music (think of compositions by Luciano Berio and Morton Feldman) and the sumptuous compositions of Georg Philipp Telemann, whose works were the bridge way from the Baroque Era into the Classical Era.
Blake DeGraw is a very interesting multi-instrumentalist and experimental music composer and improviser out of Seattle, Washington. On this album, he is deconstructing a violin, making some terribly pleasant noise along the way.
POPPY NOGOOD – Music For Mourning (Preserved Sound, 2016) Aver mutuato il proprio alias dal titolo di un album di Terry Riley racconta già molto circa il profilo di un artista e le sue finalità espressive. Poppy Nogood è un violinista americano, iniziato al proprio strumento poco dopo aver imparato a camminare, la cui esperienza artistica […]
Another smooth, mellow, and intricate gem, courtesy of Lakshminarayana Shankar, the Indian-born violinist, in collaboration with some of the best sidemen on the ECM roster, like Garbarek, Hussain and Gurtu.
After years of having to let this project lie dormant, I’m proud to announce the resurrection of my record label, the Carrera-Linn Cultural Exchange (CLCX). Our first release is from the Russian-based Armenian-American violinist Gregory Ayriyan, who composed all but three of the tracks on this disc. The other composers include Sayat Nova, Komitas, and Niccolò Paganini, so he interprets the cream of the crop.