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Moers Festival 2020

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Moers Festival Eventhalle Moers Germany May 29-June 1, 2020 Under the lockdown, this year's Moers Festival wasn't able to welcome its accustomed audience in the flesh, but artistic director Tim Isfort refused to cancel or postpone, instead opting to livestream the entire four-day proceedings, with artists performing on two alternating stages inside the main Eventhalle venue. Always an uncompromising festival, Moers held to this year's slogan of “new ways to ...

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Wolfgang Muthspiel at Porgy & Bess: Live at Last!

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Wolfgang Muthspiel Porgy & Bess Vienna May 30, 2020 Originally, all events at the Porgy & Bess jazz club in Vienna had been cancelled for public attendance until the end of August—out of precaution in light of the Coronavirus. In adaption to the horrendous circumstances for any cultural lieu of gathering, the Porgy swiftly put together a high-quality streaming set-up in no time, which has been live-streaming concerts from mostly local jazz acts at least ...

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JazzArt Festival Katowice 2020 - Entering the times of streaming events

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Joanna Duda Miasto Ogrodów JazzArt Festival 2020 Katowice April 30, 2020 JazzArt Festival in Katowice, Poland, made its contribution to the annual international Jazz Day on April 30 with a live streamed performance by multifarious keyboardist Joanna Duda. Performing from her home (at Gdynia at the Baltic Sea) she utilized two electronic devices and sampler machines to unfold a complex electronic tapestry. As a way of note taking, I made five live drawings during ...

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The Current: Classical to Contemporary & Beyond

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The Current: New Music Open Mic Facebook Live April 21, 2020 Since 2011 the Charlotte New Music organization has been working diligently to increase the city's awareness of contemporary music (in a broad range of forms), as well as to raise the profile of Charlotte, NC as a New Music center. The yearly Charlotte New Music Festival has had the highest profile, bringing musicians and composers together from the Charlotte area and all over the United ...

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Borealis 2020

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Borealis Bergen, Norway March 6-8, 2020 Borealis means 'northern,' so we must be in Norway, for this festival of experimental music, which has been running in rainy Bergen since 2004. Even though, perhaps, the foundational musical forms of this long weekender lie in the moderne, compositional, new music zone, the programme incorporates marked ratios of jazz, free improvisation, punk rock, and electronic music (this latter tipping more towards club and dancefloor manifestations, rather than ...

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Fabio Mittino at Keep Music Live Project

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Fabio Mittino Keep Music Live Project March 29, 2020 Italian guitarist Fabio Mittino has performed in the Asheville, NC-area Streamside Concerts house concerts series in his acoustic duo with Bert Lams (of the California Guitar Trio) playing the music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann. So he was a natural for inclusion in the Asheville-based Keep Music Live Project series of online concerts (a collaboration between Streamside Music, Dream Guitars, Fretboard Journal, Deb Cornish Audio, and Asheville Music School). ...

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Brilliant Corners 2020

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Brilliant Corners 2020 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland February 27 to March 7, 2020 Maybe it's global warming, for just as the first bloom of spring in these strange times appears in February, so too, Brilliant Corners starts ever earlier. From its first, modest edition over three days in mid-March 2013, Belfast's only jazz festival has gradually fattened into a ten-day feast. But instead of reaching towards the warmer days of Spring, ...


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