Below is the premiere of my Quintet 2 by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Philipe Wurtz, at Tulane University’s Niente Forte Festival.
One of Prince’s greatest late songs.
Anthony Braxton 3 Compositions (EEHMH) 2011 Firehouse 12 3xCD/blu-ray/digital Anthony Braxton: composer, sopranino, soprano, and alto saxophones, iPod; Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet, flugelhorn, trumpbone, iPod; Mary Halvorson: guitar, iPod; Jessica Pavone: violin, viola, iPod; Jay Rozen: tuba, iPod; Aaron Siegel: percussion, vibraphone, iPod; Carl Testa: bass, bass clarinet, iPod “As a culture, we are slowlyContinue reading “Anthony Braxton – 3 Compositions (CD Review)”
Raime’s LP sophomore LP Tooth is out on Blackest Ever Black on June 10. Below, stream album track “Dead Heat.”
Congratulations to composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, who has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. One of the original AACM members, Threadgill’s recent work has been distinguished by an intervallic approach to improvisation, in which each member of the band has a limited catalogue of intervals that they can perform, with the sum totalContinue reading “Henry Threadgill wins Pulitzer”
A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke Vijay Iyer, piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet ECM New Series CD 2486 A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke is a duo outing featuring keyboardist (and recently hired Harvard Professor) Vijay Iyer and trumpeter elder statesman Wadada Leo Smith. The most striking aspect of the duo’sContinue reading “Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith on ECM”
Tortoise has still got it. Their latest Thrill Jockey release, The Catastrophist, amply proves that, as does the live video below.
Out April 29th via New Amsterdam Records, Balter/Saunier is a collaboration between composer Marcos Balter and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier for the band and Ensemble Dal Niente.
Interview with Carson Cooman Sequenza 21: The latest CD of your compositions, Liminal on Divine Art, features three works, a short orchestra piece, Shoreline Rune, Liminal, your Fourth Symphony, and Prism, an older work for organ. How did you decide on this grouping? Carson Cooman: A number of recordings of my music have been released,Continue reading “Carson Cooman (Interview)”