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Sara Serpa & André Matos: Night Birds

Read "Night Birds" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Night Birds, singer Sara Serpa and guitarist André Matos' third album together, offers an ethereal program of compositions written by the duo, separately and together. They are joined on various tracks by Brooklyn-based pianist-composer Dov Manski, South Korean avant-garde cellist Okkyung Lee, Swedish experimental singer Sofia Jernberg, Portuguese drummer João Pereira, and their young son Lourenço. The album concludes with a Béla Bartók bagatelle. To begin with the intriguing closer, the Bartók is performed quite simply, twice, with ...

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Aria - Tempo Reale Festival 2023

Read "Aria - Tempo Reale Festival 2023" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Aria--Suoni e musica di ricerca Limonaia di Villa Strozzi Firenze 14-15.6.2023 Nel suggestivo spazio della Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, il tradizionale appuntamento fiorentino con la rassegna Aria, organizzata da Tempo Reale, il Centro di Ricerca Produzione Didattica Musicale fondato da Luciano Berio e diretto da Francesco Giomi, si è articolato quest'anno su due serate e tre concerti che coniugavano musica la elettronica e l'improvvisazione in tre fogge assai diverse: il duo, il sestetto e ...

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Okkyung Lee & Phil Minton: Anicca

Read "Anicca" reviewed by John Eyles

Following previous Dancing Wayang releases from the duo of John Edwards and Chris Corsano, and a solo release from Mats Gustaffson (with another from Peter Evans in preparation), the label continues its successful series of freely improvised music with this first recorded meeting of vocalist Phil Minton and cellist Okkyung Lee, recorded at Eastcote Studios in May 2009. As always with the label's releases, Anicca is released as a limited edition on 180gram vinyl, in a beautiful, hand screen-printed, wraparound ...

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Okkyung Lee - Peter Evans - Steve Beresford: Check for Monsters

Read "Check for Monsters" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Registrato fra New York e Philadelphia, Check for Monsters è figlio di un tour del 2008 che ha portato a spasso il trio anglo-coreano-americano formato da Steve Beresford, che non abbisogna presentazioni, Okkyung Lee, giovane violoncellista sempre più invischiata in situazioni intriganti, e Peter Evans, autentico virtuoso della tromba (leggi la recensione del doppio in solo (!) da poco pubblicato dalla PSI di Evan Parker, Nature/Culture) e membro di quei Mostly Other People Do the Killing che sono tra le ...

Multiple Reviews

Give The Cellist Some: Okkyung Lee / Daniel Levin / Peggy Lee / Alexander von Schlippenbach

Read "Give The Cellist Some: Okkyung Lee / Daniel Levin / Peggy Lee / Alexander von Schlippenbach" reviewed by Clifford Allen

The cello has become somewhat like the bass clarinet in jazz--there are a significant number of practitioners on the instrument, yet it still wears the flag of rarity quite proudly. Even if it hasn't been prominent, the instrument still has a long history in jazz, most notably beginning with Oscar Pettiford and Calo Scott in the Fifties and continuing with players like Joel Freedman, Abdul Wadud, Muneer Al Fatah, and Alan Silva in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. Four recent ...

Album Review

Okkyung Lee: Nihm

Read "Nihm" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

Each of the ten tracks on Okkyung Lee's debut album sounds completely unique. Yet as Lee's cello and Doug Wieselman's clarinets fade away together--and Tim Barnes' and John Hollenbeck's percussion, mixed with Ikue Mori's electronics, rattle in an at times magical, at times frightening clamor--each track opens into the next with complete ease. Nihm undulates between psychological mayhem and organic serenity.As a composer, Lee has the fearless ability to conjoin myriad textures, creating pieces of music with scarce ...


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