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Jim Denley


From 1969 Denley studied flute with Peter Richardson, at the Sydney Conservatorium, who introduced him to the works of Varese, Fukushima, Messiaen and Berio. He was listening to improvisers such as Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Dolphy, Braxton and Derek Bailey. David Ahern’s Sydney groups Teletopa and AZ Music were influential. In 1983 he studied in Tokyo with shakuhachi master Yamaguchi Goro. While there he played concerts with many improvising musicians. An emphasis on spontaneity, site-specific work and collaboration has been important. He sees no clear distinctions between his roles as instrumentalist, improviser and composer


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North Sea Round Town 2019

Read "North Sea Round Town 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

North Sea Round Town Dawn: A Trilogy of Sound Rotterdam Wihelmina Pier June 28-29, 2019 North Sea Round Town is a community-based festival in the port city of Rotterdam (largest port in Europe) situated in the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta at the North Sea. With its 365 concerts spread over ...


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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre

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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre Athens March 8, 2019 The Onassis Cultural Foundation and the Stegi site/building in Athens are both offshoots of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, a foundation created by ship magnate Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) to honor the memory of his son Alexander, ...


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Mural: Tempo

Read "Tempo" reviewed by John Eyles

The most significant thing about Tempo is that it was recorded live in concert at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. This octagonal space (pictured on the album cover, right) opened in 1971, a year after Mark Rothko's death. It is sparsely furnished and painted white, with fourteen of Rothko's late works--large black canvasses--displayed around its ...


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Punkt Festival 2014

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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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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.


Your Breath On My Lips

Label: Telarc
Released: 2011


Positions & Descriptions

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: 1. Movt. I (Positions 1-4); 2. Who's The Fat Man? (Description 1); 3. Movt. II (Position 5); 4. FZ pour PB (Description 2) / Commentaire I de « FZ pour PB » (Description 3); 5. Movt. III (Positions 6-9); 6. Graphic Description 4; 7. Movt. IV (Position 10); 8. Plusieurs Commentaires de PB pour DR (Description 5); 9. Movt. V (Positions 11-17).

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Simon H. Fell: Positions & Descriptions

Read "Positions & Descriptions" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Tra improvvisazioni collettive, parti rigorosamente scritte, musica elettronica, basi preregistrate e jazz orchestrale questo disco trova il pertugio per una propria indiscutibile originalità. Si tratta di un lavoro la cui genesi è stata particolarmente laboriosa: venne commissionato a Simon H. Fell dalla BBC e fu suonato dal vivo per la prima volta nel novembre del 2007 ...


Transition De Phase

Label: Telarc
Released: 2010


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