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Alvin Curran

Article: Live Review

Tempo Reale Festival 2022 — Aria

Read "Tempo Reale Festival 2022 — Aria" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Tempo Reale Festival 2022 | Aria Firenze Parco di Villa Strozzi 14-15.6.2022 Come da tradizione, anche quest'anno la tarda primavera ha portato con sé il festival di musica contemporanea organizzato da Tempo Reale, il centro di ricerca musicale fiorentino fondato da Luciano Berio. Aria--così s'intitolava stavolta il festival--era articolato su ...

Article: Album Review

Curran; Schiaffini; C. Neto; Armaroli: The Out Off Session

Read "The Out Off Session" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Ripreso dal vivo al teatro Out Off di Milano nel 2017, questo DVD documenta un concerto con un programma di brani tratti dal Fake Book del compositore e performer statunitense Alvin Curran, interpretati dall'autore assieme a un quartetto che, nella seconda parte, si allarga a sestetto. Curran, da lungo tempo residente in Italia, iniziò ...

Article: Interview

Sergio Armaroli, l'improvvisazione oltre la musica

Read "Sergio Armaroli, l'improvvisazione oltre la musica" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Sergio Armaroli è un artista singolare, assai difficile non solo da etichettare, ma anche da definire: compositore e percussionista che ha come strumenti principali vibrafono e marimba, attivo tanto nella contemporanea, quanto nel jazz, sempre comunque in situazioni in cui l'improvvisazione la fa da padrona, è però anche pittore, poeta, saggista. Un artista plurale, molto prolifico, ...

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Article: Live From New York

Shelley Hirsch: Back with a Vengeance

Read "Shelley Hirsch: Back with a Vengeance" reviewed by John Pietaro


It took Brooklyn's Roulette performance space to break COVID-19's hold on Shelley Hirsch. Now, it seems there'll be no stopping her. The vocal acrobat, poet and performance artist was a new music original long before “downtown" moved across the East River. An original member of the avant rock band The Public Servants, Hirsch also ...

Album

IN REAL TIME

Label: Ictus Records
Released: 2020

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Article: Album Review

Urs Leimgruber - Andreas Willers - Alvin Curran - Fabrizio Spera: Rome-Ing

Read "Rome-Ing" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


These venerable European improvisers tease and taunt the listeners' psyches with free-form minimalist sound-shaping designs and subdued inner-workings with gradual buildups and asynchronous movements, countered by explosive episodes of angst, tinted with creaky sub-motifs. With four lengthy works recorded live in Rome--hence, the album title—American pianist Alvin Curran and Swiss guitarist Andreas Willers incorporate electronics into ...

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Article: Live Review

Ostrava Days 2019

Read "Ostrava Days 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley


Ostrava Days Various Venues Ostrava Czech Republic August 22-31, 2019 The biennial Ostrava Days festival rolled around again, and there's nothing quite like a once-every-two-years event to make time appear to flow even faster than normal. As a moderne composition festival, it is difficult to accurately ...

Album

The Out Off Session

Label: Dodicilune
Released: 2018
Track listing: Under the Fig Tree; The Answer Is #1; Sequence 1-5; The Answer Is #2 - Sequence 5; The Answer is #3; The Answer Is #4; Don’t Throw That Book at Me; Soft Shoes; Field It.


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