[Music] Charles Wuorinen’s 80th with Goeyvaerts String Trio

American composer Charles Wuorinen passed away a couple of days ago.  Here is a sample of his compositional prowess, along with a rather well-done interview.  He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for the purely electronic piece, Time’s Encomium.  Rest in peace, Charles.

[Music] John Zorn’s ‘Naked City’ Reviewed for 30 Year Anniversary — Avant Music News

Source: Treblezine. Naked City is free jazz, at least some of the time. Free jazz didn’t just expand on the premise of jazz, it blew it to pieces, usually with the power of a lot of breath blown into a tiny reed. The free jazz Naked City is most indebted to is Albert Ayler, who […] […]

[Music] Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch – Époques

This was an accidental discovery, found browsing Youtube for new music, and it looks like luck was on my side today, as I would probably have not found out about Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, a French pianist who has enthralled me this evening. On her Bandcamp website, there is an incredibly detailed essay with notes discussing the […]

[Music] Various Artists – Cuneiform Records: The Albums of 2019

Readers might be cognizant of the fact that I never post things that I don’t like, so you won’t find me writing anything negative.  With that being said, there are some labels who simply never let me down, and when a new release arrives from them, I’m more than happy to give them an open […]

[Music] Tijana Stanković – Freezer

Tijana Stanković is a composer from Serbia who offers a work played on a prepared violin and vocals.  From her Bandcamp site on LOM Records out of Slovakia: Freezer is an album of raw and emotive improvisations by Serbian violinist-vocalist Tijana Stanković. Her chosen theme, the proverbial ‘freezer’, makes for a stark setting, serving as […]

[Music] Musique Machine Reviews — Avant Music News

Source: Musique Machine. Pita – Get On Viv Corringham – On the Hour in the Woods The Residents – Refused Hula – Shadowland Yann Novak – Slowly Dismantling Transtilla – Transtilla II Uno Actu – Splendeurs Putrides Sabotheur – Self Titled The Telescopes – Stone Tape via Musique Machine Reviews — Avant Music News

[Music] Richmond Avant Improv Collective – Chance Operations

As I finally had a long stretch of time where I could actually enjoy hearing whole albums again, I decided that RAIC would be Album Number One today.  What a revelation this one has turned out to be! According to the collective’s Bandcamp website for this release, “Chance Operations was inspired by John Cage’s “Silence.” […]