Monday, September 27, 2010

John Cage's profile for The New Yorker, by Calvin Tomkins - 1964

Friday, September 24, 2010

Waiting for The Trip, first solo record by Laetitia Sadier

Now that Stereolab seems to be in a indefinite hiatus, Laetitia Sadier is about to release The Trip, on Drag City. This comes 2 years after Monstre Cosmic, third album by Laetitia's side project Monade. Until a first listening on the new album, time to share this 3 part interview with the brilliant singer and song writer of Stereolab. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Noise in the ether

The postman dropped a treasure this morning. Cover article for October edition of The Wire Magazine is about...

Radio Art:
Knut Aufermann surveys a decade-long boom in creative broadcasting, including subversive stations, sound art, wireless festivals, flash mobbing and more.

Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson at TED

Friday, September 17, 2010

Olivier Messiaen: "Oiseaux exotiques"

Antony & The Johnsons featuring Björk

Björk in a duet with Antony:  "Flétta" will be included in Swanlights, the new album from Antony and the Johnsons, to be released by Rough Trade on October 11.

This is not the first cooperation between Björk and Antony. They've teamed before on Bjork's "The Dull Flame of Desire" and "My Juvenile".

The new album, Swanlights, will be available also in a special 144-page art-book edition with Antony's paintings, collages, photography, and writing.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Ephemera: Guy Klucevsek at Christian Marclay festival

Chalkboard: Peter Evans at Christian Marclay Festival

Happy Birthday Mr. John Cage

John Milton Cage Jr. was born on September 5, 1912, 98 years ago.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cage

"I love the activity of sound. It get's louder and quiter, and it gets higher and lower, and it gets longer and shorter... 
... and I'm completely satisfy with that...
 I don't need sound to talk to me."

Thursday, September 02, 2010

#Listening to Transylvanian Software, by Guy Klucevsek

American composer and accordionist Guy Klucevsek will participate at New York's Whitney Museum, as part of the Christian Marclay Festival.

Kluvevsek's schedule for Marclay’s festival includes solo performances and several sessions with some of New York’s finest improvisers: trumpeter Peter Evans, Korean cellist Okkyung Lee, saxophonist Ned Rothenberg and o.blatt (Keiko Uenishi), Japanese sound artist and composer based in New York.

Improvising, composing or playing others people music, he’s been at the core of New York scene for about 3 decades, melting together jazz, rock, world, classical, improvisation and all the other possible (or implausible) music sub-types. He have performed or recorded music with or from John Zorn, Fred Frith, Zeenna Parkins, Laurie Anderson, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Bill Frisell, the Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Pauline Oliveros and many many others. His music have been released by Tzadik, Starkland, Winter & Winter, Experimental Intermedia, CRI, among others.

New York is here. Shame that I cannot be there!

"Transylvanian Software" was released by Starkland in 1999.