Content by tag "Brian Eno"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Imogen Heap with guy Sigsworth at Lincoln Theatre

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Imogen Heap with Guy Sigworth
Lincoln Theater
Washington, DC
May 4, 2019

You could say that Imogen Heap isn't exactly a musician, which is more of a compliment than it sounds. In the tradition of conceptual innovators like Brian Eno, she's more an artist who happens to use music as one ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Tim Motzer: Late-Night Soundscapes

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Natural evolution is always gradual yet relentless. jny: Philadelphia sound-sculptor Tim Motzer demonstrates the fact with two more extended improvisations to follow on from the electro-ambient Unseen Universe (1k, 2017). All three are solo recordings made in similar circumstances (played live for wee-hours radio broadcasts roughly a year apart), yet of course no two nights or ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lawful Citizen: Internal Combustion

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The Montreal-based quartet Lawful Citizen has come up with an unusual subject on which to pin its theme. Its debut disc's title, Internal Combustion, contains the four part “Internal Combustion Suite" that addresses, in part, the power that has driven our cars (and motorcycles, and lawnmowers...) for the better part of the last century. The suite ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions

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This trio set is one of two concurrent releases by venerable composer/keyboardist Wayne Horvitz. On Those Who Remain (National Sawdust, 2018) he is supported by an orchestra and guitarist Bill Frisell, to complement his other classical-focused outings spanning the past two decades. As The Snowghost Sessions finds Horvitz aligning with longtime cohorts, bassist Geoff Harper and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Streifenjunko: Like Driving

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The artists' first venture into the world of electronics is quietly mesmerizing and off the beaten path as some would say. Espen Reinertsen (saxophone) and Eivind Lønning (trumpet)'s previous albums, No Longer Burning (SOFA, 2009) and Sval Torv (SOFA, 2012), were acoustic sound-sculpting endeavors. And both musicians have performed together in pianist Christian Wallumrød's ensemble. On ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Philip Glass Ensemble Performs Music In Twelve Parts At Town Hall

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Philip Glass Ensemble
Town Hall
New York, NY
October 27, 2018

Philip Glass's monumental Music in Twelve Parts was originally intended to be performed over three nights. “It's a marathon," Lisa Bielawa, the Ensemble's singer, has said. “The way people train for a marathon is the way we ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Delta Saxophone Quartet: Bowie, Berlin & Beyond

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This first-rate UK-based saxophone quartet has been in existence since 1984, and it is celebrated for its thought-provoking reimagining of well-known works from progressive rock icons such as King Crimson on Crimson! (Basho Music, 2016), and a cunning slant on Soft Machine, Dedicated to You... But You Weren't Listening (Moonjune, 2007). Here, the musicians derive inspiration ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Fred Frith Solo Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Since the 1960s, composer and multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith has been blurring the borders between rock, folk, improvisation and contemporary music. His influence as an artist was already evident in the early seventies, first as a result of his work with the innovative British rock band Henry Cow and later with Brian Eno. He moved to New ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Man From Ravcon: Another World

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The Man From RavCon, aka Mike Brown, fuses new and old ambient-electronic techniques, phrasings and textures with tight rock grooves amid his gifts as a supreme melody-maker. Based in Charlotte, NC., he was a member of a power-pop unit known as The Ravelers. Brown is a multi-instrumentalist who unleashes his third solo venture with an enticing ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Elogio Del Violoncello A Napoli

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Elogio del violoncello
MAN -Museo che suona
Museo archeologico di Napoli, 31 maggio--3 giugno 2018

Sdoganare la musica classica è impresa titanica. Lo ha ben detto Benjamin Zander (tra le altre cose direttore della Boston Philharmonic Orchestra) in un TED che è sempre consigliato vedere per chi ama la musica, non ...