Friday, December 25, 2009

4AD Christmas Gift: 12 Tracks Free to Download

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Voltage from Bam Studio on Vimeo.

Just like modular synthesizers, people connect with each other in order to achieve diverse objectives. In Voltage, robots, half-human and half-synthesizer, powered by a huge amount of energy, connect to each other in an electric and chaotic trance.

#Listening to Anthony Braxton / Joëlle Léandre DUO: (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007

"A singular meeting of two special musical voices", a performance at the Heidelberg Café in Loppem, Belgium. 

Braxton's sax sings and dances, shouts and wails, and Léandre is especially strong when playing arco in this context.She manages to give texture to music, and to get the best out of the musicians she plays with. To Braxton's credit, he is a great listener, moving along with the French bassist, moving from harsh moments to soft sensitivity to incredibly complex almost endless linear soaring sax phrases.
The second piece of this album brings a complete world of music, incredibly rich, varied, complex and intense : 36 minutes of pure improvisational joy. ( Free Jazz )

Joëlle Léandre, solo

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector

Born in 1920, in the nightmarish landscape of post-World War I Ukraine, her family driven to a distant country by the fearsome pogroms that killed her mother and ruined her father, Clarice Lispector triumphed over her origins to become, virtually from adolescence, a person whose beauty, genius, and eccentricity intrigued all of Brazil's writers and artists. Why This World tells how this precocious girl, through long exile abroad and difficult personal struggles, matured into a great writer and demonstrates, for the first time, the deep roots in the Jewish mystical tradition that make her the true heir to Kafka. Against a sweeping historical panorama, from the Ukraine to Brazil, from Naples and Berne and Washington to Rio de Janeiro, Why This World is an essential introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most important writers, indispensable for students of Jewish, Latin American, and women's literature.

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