Sunday, October 31, 2010

Focusing Music

Focusing Music, originally uploaded by fixwhatusee.
Wadada Leo Smith in a great session with drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Abrantes, MusicAM, 30.10.2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

MUSICAM - Wadada Leo Smith, Louis Moholo, Abrantes

This Saturday, October 30, Abrantes, Teatro S. Pedro:
composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith will play together with drummer Louis Moholo.

One more great event for the brand new MUSICAM festival.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation (TED)

David Byrne sings "(Nothing But) Flowers" @ TED

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MUSICAM - John Blum solo, Abrantes

Saturday, October 23, Abrantes

MUSICAM - Charles Gayle Trio, Abrantes

Charles Gayle
Charles Gayle, Photo By Matt Brown

It’s impossible to predict what will happen this Friday night, in Abrantes. Charles Gayle (Piano and sax?), Larry Roland (bass) and Michael Wimberly (drums) will be there playing loud, maybe noisy, fast and probably Jazzy.

Free. Free Jazz, in a tradition with more than 4 decades. The same aesthetic practiced by Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, among many others. The same flow that will drive a power trio to play music has it happens. Instantaneous, intense and spontaneous. One word, again: free.

Abrantes, Teatro S. Pedro, 21h30, Friday, October 22.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Michaël Borremans - new solo exhibition

The Swimming Pool, 2001

Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp) will show new works by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans, from October 22 to November 27, 2010.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Larry Roland, Deep Tones for Peace NOW!

Larry Roland will play live in Abrantes (Portugal), together with Charles Gayle and Michael Winberly. Friday, October 22.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ernesto Rodrigues with Heddy Boubaker, in Abrantes

A fully improvised set with two clever explorers of their very own instruments, Portuguese violinist Ernesto Rodrigues and French sax player Heddy Boubaker were both very competent on their dialogue.

This could actually have been their major sin. Players got truly involved in the ‘conversation’ and there were no place for big risk. Music was there, with adventurous sonic explorations and innovative aural stimulus for curious ears. But in a duo context, free music gets in a upper level when players can ask hard questions or take action into provocative ideas.

Rodrigues + Boubaker, Abt 2

Rodrigues + Boubaker, Abt 4

At the end, we can say that last night was a good beginning for MUSICAM, an audacious new event in a beautiful city like Abrantes, not really used to free improvisation, jazz or new music.

We strongly believe that the first two cagean minutes of Ernesto and Heddy worked as an initiation ritual for many more great nights in Abrantes. Second step will be this Friday, with Charles Gayle, Michael Wimberly and Larry Roland. Super!

Friday, October 15, 2010

MUSICAM - Ernesto Rodrigues + Heddy Boubaker, Abrantes

Abrantes will have a music festival with some dates dedicated to improvised / experimental music, starting this Saturday. Great!

First night, 16th October, duo with Portuguese violinist Ernesto Rodrigues  and French sax player Heddy Boubaker, at Teatro São Pedro (21:30).

An evening with electro-acoustic explorations, in a live improvisation meeting with two great experimentalists.

Heddy Boubaker at Mopomoso 18th April 2010

Barmark by Ernesto Rodrigues I

Ernesto Rodrigues
Heddy Boubake

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Malick Sidibé no DocLisboa 2010

O fotógrafo do Mali Malick Sidibé, nome maior da fotografia contemporânea, apresenta em Lisboa 85 fotografias que retratam as gentes do seu país, dos anos 1960 até ao novo milénio.

Exposição de referência na obra de Malick Sidibé, produzida pela Hasselblad Foundation, integra o programa do DOCLISBOA 2010 – VIII Festival Internacional de Cinema.

Malick Sidibé foi o vencedor do prémio máximo do PhotoEspaña 2009 (Prémio PhotoEspaña Baume&Mercier), tendo em 2008 sido distinguido com o prémio do Centro Internacional de Fotografia de Nova Iorque, em 2007 coube-lhe o Leão de Ouro da Bienal de Veneza, e em 2003 com o Prémio Hasselblad (Suécia), em 2003.

A não perder, no Palácio Galveias, em Lisboa, até final de Outubro.

LIFEM 10: London International Festival of Exploratory Music

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Vincent Courtois, Sylvie Courvoisier and Ellery Eskelin TRIO: As soon As Possible

Vincent Courtois (fr), Sylvie Courvoisier (ch) and Ellery Eskelin (usa) will play live tomorrow night at Culturgest, Lisbon. Free improvisation with three individual voices in a spontaneous dialogue. Three remarkable musicians that will present a wide spectrum of new musical ideas and emotions. Not to be missed. As soon as possible, means tomorrow! 

Here is an excerpt from performance in 2007, at Roulette, New York City.

Vincent Courtois - cello

Sylvie Courvoisier - piano

Ellery Eskelin - tenor saxophone