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Skuggorna Och Ljuset: Would Fall from the Sky, Would Wither and Die

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If the Swedish group name Skuggorna Och Ljuset does not ring any bells, then the names of some of its members may help jog the memory--Magnus Granberg on clarinet, Anna Lindal on violin, Leo Svensson Sander on cello, Erik Carlsson on percussion. Yes? Well, all four of them have previously figured on Another Timbre releases as ...

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Punkt Festival 2014

Read "Punkt Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 4-6, 2014

Kristiansand, home of the Annual Punkt Festival for the past decade, is a municipality situated on the southernmost point of Norway at the Skagerrag strait. It has a population of 86,000 (the greater urban area, 155,000) and is the county capital of Vest- Agder.

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Huntsville: Past Increasing, Future Receding

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For their fourth album release--the second on the Hubro label--the Norwegian guitar/bass/drums (plus effects) trio Huntsville have moved away from the collaborations (notably that with vocalist Hanne Hukkelberg) which characterised their last two recordings, and again opted to record as a threesome. The main reason for that is obvious once the music begins. Past Increasing, Future ...

Take Five With Eric Normand

Read "Take Five With Eric Normand" reviewed by Eric Normand

Meet Eric Normand:

Eric Normand is a composer, improviser, bassist, instrument designer, singer-songwriter, and a record and concert producer. He defines himself as an inter-disciplinary musician--a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. In his book, composition cannot exist without exchange since composition consists of setting up a territory that will facilitate improvisation.

Katsura Yamauchi Duets

Read "Katsura Yamauchi Duets" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Japanese saxophonist Katsura Yamaychi is a unique musician in the Japanese experimental and avant-garde scene. He comes from the industrial town Beppu, far from the traditional creative center around and in the bigger cities of Japan. He picked up the saxophone in the early seventies, but it took until 2012 for Yamaychi to quit his regular ...

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Punkt 2011: Kristiansand, Norway, September 1-3, 2011

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Punkt Festival 2011
The Agder Theatre
Kristiansand, Norway
September 1-3, 2011
It was almost not meant to be. Plagued by a combination of airline snafus and the residual effects of Hurricane Irene--which had hit the northeast coast of the United States a few days earlier, creating (amidst other much more serious results) a ...

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Toshimaru Nakamura / Lucio Capece: Ij

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On paper, “no input mixing board (the output from the board is connected directly to the input, creating an electronic feedback loop) sounds like an unpromising instrument to play; at best very limited, at worst a non-event. Surprisingly, in the hands of its pioneer, Toshimaru Nakamura, it has become a seemingly limitless source of rich sounds ...