Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: Incidentals

Tim Berne: alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega: clarinet, bass clarinet; Ryan Ferreira: guitars; Matt Mitchell: piano; Ches Smith: drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani. With David Torn: guitar on Hora Feliz (intro) and Sideshow (outro) Hora Feliz - 10:26 Stingray Shuffle - 7:36 Sideshow - 26:01 Incidentals Contact - 10:48 Prelude One / Sequel Two - 9:18 Incidentals … Continue reading Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: Incidentals

Nomi Epstein : compositions centering around sonic fragility

Nomi Epstein, D.M.A, is a Chicago-based composer, curator, performer and music educator. Her compositions center around her interest in sonic fragility, where structure arises out of textural subtleties. Her music has been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia by such artists as ICE, Ensemble SurPlus, Mivos Quartet, Wet Ink, Dal Niente, Noble Fowl Trio, … Continue reading Nomi Epstein : compositions centering around sonic fragility

Alexander Schubert : combining different musical styles with contemporary classical concepts

Alexander Schubert (1979) studied bioinformatics and composition. Schubert’s interest explores cross-genre interfaces between acoustic and electronic music, combining different musical styles (like hardcore, free jazz, popular electronic music, techno) with contemporary classical concepts. Schubert has participated in his youth and early career in the above-mentioned genres both in groups and as a solo artist. Furthermore … Continue reading Alexander Schubert : combining different musical styles with contemporary classical concepts

Thomas Demenga : Bach Suites for Cello, summary of critical reviews

"If I don’t feel too good,” writes Swiss cellist Thomas Demenga, “I go to my studio and play one or two suites – it’s a mental cleansing process.” Plenty of musicians turn to Bach for solace or recalibration; the question is, who can translate that personal connection into something usefully meaningful to other people? Swiss … Continue reading Thomas Demenga : Bach Suites for Cello, summary of critical reviews

François Couturier : French pianist + Tarkovsky Quartet make genre-defying music

“I believe that the music belongs to the true interpreter, the true artist,” said 20th century Spanish composer and pianist Federico Mompou. “Here is the music. What does it suggest to you?” German cellist Anja Lechner and French pianist François Couturier took that challenge head-on in their album, Moderato cantabile. Though Moderato cantabile is Lechner and … Continue reading François Couturier : French pianist + Tarkovsky Quartet make genre-defying music

Gleb Kanasevich : composer, experimental musician, and clarinetist

Gleb Kanasevich is a clarinetist, composer, and experimental electronic musician. He has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, soundSCAPE Ensemble, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and more. As a resident artist, Gleb has been featured on the stages of Spoleto Festival USA, soundSCAPE Festival for Contemporary Music … Continue reading Gleb Kanasevich : composer, experimental musician, and clarinetist

Old Hat Records : Vintage American Music

Old Hat Enterprises was founded in 1994 by collector Marshall Wyatt in order to promote awareness of American vernacular music and to research its history. Old Hat conducts field work and maintains archives of sound recordings in various formats, with an emphasis on 78 rpm records of the prewar era. Other holdings include oral history … Continue reading Old Hat Records : Vintage American Music