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Ideas Of Noise 2018

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Ideas Of Noise
The Edge & Vivid Projects
Birmingham, England
August 3-5, 2018

Noise isn't really noise. Much of this weekender's content was somewhat sculpted, even if often rough (or scaly, or oozing) to the touch. A 'noise' outcome is usually in the eardrum of the victim, as ...

John Butcher

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In the Building a Jazz Library article on Evan Parker, it says that seasoned Parker followers would describe him as the finest improvising saxophonist of his generation. Curiously, many of those same people would use exactly that phrase about John Butcher. The simple explanation for this apparent contradiction is that we are talking about two generations; ...

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Green Man 2017

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Green Man
Glanusk Park
Brecon Beacons
Wales
August 17-20, 2017

Like the now deceased Big Chill festival, the Green Man weekender languishes in an ideal location, set within the rolling Brecon Beacons in south Wales, verdant and misty, its main Mountain Stage stretching across a natural ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Sylvian: There Is No Love

Read "There Is No Love" reviewed by Phil Barnes

David Sylvian has long divided opinion. For every passionate supporter there are half a dozen who will decry his every move as pretentious. Even among his fanbase there are many who want him to do something more to their taste, along the lines of some past triumphs like Japan's Quiet Life or Tin Drum, or solo ...

New Rhodri Davies on Another Timbre

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Since 2000, harpist and electronicist Rhodri Davies has evolved continuously. He has metamorphosed from an extraordinary harpist--equally comfortable playing classical music, contemporary compositions or freely improvising--into an exploratory and innovative musician who continually extends the range of his playing and the language of his instrument.

Davies has happily extended his technique by deploying preparations, playing tabletop ...

ARTICLE: LONDON CALLING

Rhodri Davies

Read "Rhodri Davies" reviewed by John Eyles

Improvising harpist Rhodri Davies recently released his first solo album, Trem on Confront, the label run by his friend and frequent collaborator, Mark Wastell. The album marks a significant watershed in the career of Rhodri, who is one of the busier improvising musicians on the London scene. Not only does he improvise in several contrasting ensembles ...