Jun 13, 2013
Despite his pioneering work with electronics and indeterminacy, he’s far more obscure than his friend John Cage—in part because he considered his music a living practice rather than something to be documented.
by Peter Margasak
Music Feature, John Cage, spatialization, sound, liner notes, live music, David Tudor, piano, pianists, composers, New York School, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, graphic notation, indeterminacy, Karlheinz Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Sylvano Bussotti, Stefan Wolpe, interpretation, Black Mountain College, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, chance, performance, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, scores, recordings, documentation, box sets, CDs, electronic music, experimental music, Irma Wolpe, John Adams, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, traditional instruments, Pierre Boulez, Matt Rogalsky, Robert Rauschenberg, computer music, neural networks
May 14, 2013
Reader writers fan out across the world of music, with stops at RP Boo's spastic but accessible footwork tracks, Altar of Plagues' dead-planet black metal, and points beyond.
by Peter Margasak, Miles Raymer, Leor Galil, Kevin Warwick, Philip Montoro, Tal Rosenberg, Luca Cimarusti, Monica Kendrick, and Bill Meyer
Music Review, Mad Meg, JohnMcNeil, Equal Vision, Pretty & Nice, Giovanni Verrando, Glassnote, Phoenix, Dulle Griet, Neon Neon, Gruff Rhys, Super Furry Animals, Boom Bip, Lex, Merzbow, Jenny Hval, Rune Grammofon, Hush Point, Bill McHenry, Aryeh Kobrinksy, Vinnie Sperrazza, Jeremy Udden, Jimmy Giuffre, jazz, composers, Freeband Gang, mixtapes, Freebandz, rap, Future, Deerhunter, Pitchfork, Kranky, Lockett Pundt, noise, Black Bug, HoZac, 4AD, Todd Novak, Blackout Festival, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Iva Bittová, ECM, Soundway, Aeon, Altar of Plagues, Profound Lore, James Kelly, Adult., Ghostly International, The Rift Brothers, Miles Claret, Kenyan music, Kenyan pop, compilations, U.S. Maple, resissues, Al Johnson, Mark Shippy, Todd Rittmann, Pat Samson, Adam Vida, Jim O'Rourke, Skin Graft, record pressing, RP Boo, Planet Mu, electronic music, Kavain Space, DJ Slugo
The Secret History of Chicago Music,
Mar 21, 2013
This saxophonist and composer played experimental psych with Spoils of War and acid folk with Mormos, and now writes for a brass band in Australia.
by Plastic Crimewave
The Secret History of Chicago Music, saxophonists, composers, Mormos, Jim Cuomo, Spoils of War, Rantoul, Illinois, opera, Paul Desmond, Stockhausen, Boulez, Japan, California, San Antonio, Texas, Samuel Adler, North Texas State University, University of Illinois, computer music, musique concrete, Herbert Brun, Kenneth Gaburo, Al Ierardi, Roger Francisco, Frank Garvey, James Stroud, Annie Hat, Steve Beck, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Paris, brass bands, Moreland City BRass
Feb 14, 2013
Violinist, vocalist, and composer Carla Kihlstedt combines avant-garde pop, contemporary classical, and dreams in a new commissioned work for ICE.
by Peter Margasak
Music Feature, Carla Kihlstedt, Shahzad Ismaily, Art Bears, Tin Hat, Bridget Kibbey, Oberlin Conservatory, Rabbit Rabbit Radio, violin, Rya Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi, Nathan Davis, Zeena Parkins, Rebekah Keller, Facebook, violinists, Claire Chase, Nathan Davis, E.E. Cummings, ICElab, Bridget Kibbey, Ridiculon, Minamo, Satoko Fujii, vocalists, Fred Frith, classical music, Tyshawn Sorey, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, interviews, composers, New England Conservatory of Music, International Contemporary Ensemble, Museum of Contemporary Art, Video