Content by tag "Spunk"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Grande improvvisazione ad Angelica

Read "Grande improvvisazione ad Angelica" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Angelica Festival
Bologna
Teatro San Leonardo 21-22.05.2016

All'interno di un festival che programmaticamente non privilegia nessun genere musicale, ma che dà spazio ad autori delle più svariate provenienze e alle modalità più disparate del fare musica, è possibile imbattersi in alcune esperienze significative dell'improvvisazione assoluta. È quello che è capitato nell'edizione ...

Hild Sofie Tafjord: Breathing

Read "Breathing" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian French horn player Hild Sofie Taford has re-written the instrument's sonic possibilities, in many previous free improvised formats that were fearless. She plays in the electro-acoustic free improv quartet SPUNK, the duo Fe-Mail (with Maja Ratkje of SPUNK) and the meeting of Fe-Mail with the prog- metallists of Enslaved in Trinacaria and collaborated with forward- ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt Festival 2013

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Punkt Festival
Kick
Kristiansand, Norway
September 6-8, 2013

Punkt is back. Three simple words with greater significance. While the annual festival, which has made its name on the strength of two additional words--Live Remix--had an eighth edition in 2012 that, on paper, should have been nothing short of spectacular, it was ultimately ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Molde International Jazz Festival 2013

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Molde International Jazz Festival
Molde, Norway
July 15-20, 2013

It may have been his last year as festival director, but Jan Ole Otnæs sure went out on a high, not just because his programming was as impeccable as ever, but because he made it a year with a very specific philosophy. In past years, ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet John Kelman

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I currently live in: Ottawa, Canada

I joined All About Jazz in: 2004

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? After deciding to start writing about music in about 2001, and starting at smaller websites, I was approached by All About Jazz in late 2003, with the question: “We've ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Particular Recordings: Hammond Dialogues

Read "Particular Recordings: Hammond  Dialogues" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

In recent years, Norway has produced a generation of young, innovative musicians, sonic explorers who are redefining the roles of their instruments--guitarists Stian Westerhus, Kim Myhr and Petter Vågan, trumpeter Eivind Lønning and tuba players Martin Taxt and Kristoffer Lo.

Organ player Daniel Formo, member of the avant-pop trio Kobert and mainstream jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Phantom Orchard Orchestra: Trouble In Paradise

Read "Trouble In Paradise" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Phantom Orchard began as an experimental duo comprised of two innovative figures from the experimental New York downtown scene: Ikue Mori, who exchanged the drummer position in the No Wave band DNA for a unique exploration of electronic sounds; and Zeena Parkins, who has expanded the vocabulary of the harp in acoustic and electric contexts. The ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Cinema Documentary About Maja Ratkje Seeking Support

"Voice - Sculpting Sound with Maja S K Ratkje" is a cinematic feature documentary about the charismatic Norwegian composer, performer, innovator, multimedia artist and cult figure in various music genres, who also speaks up regularly about environmental issues. “Voice" is not only the portrait of a singular musician and artist, but the film will explore and ...

Albatrosh: Mystery Orchestra with Grenager & Talfjord

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Duos can represent a double-edged sword: on one hand, no other context is as intimate, where the level of communication can be as deep, the lines of communication so open; equally, however, there are the inherent limitations on its possible sound worlds, the result of the specific textural, harmonic and rhythmic capabilities of the instruments involved. ...

Spunk: Kantarell

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As challenging as free improvisation can be, the truth is that while it may appear to be an aimless mixture of sounds found or otherwise, in the right hands it is something that--best absorbed as a whole rather than a collection of individual parts--can be as beautiful as it sometimes is jarring and off-putting. Spunk pushes ...


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