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Article: Album Review

Dave Sewelson: Smooth FreeJazz

Read "Smooth FreeJazz" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If you're a lover of adventurous music, you've certainly had the following experience. You take a seat in a coffee house or even worse in your dentist's chair and out of the speakers flows (stifle your tears) smooth jazz. You might welcome the John Cage—ian sound of the espresso frothier or the Merzbow noise of the ...

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Article: Album Review

Merzbow / Mats Gustafsson / Balázs Pándi: Cuts Open

Read "Cuts Open" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Calling Cuts Open by Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Mats Gustafsson and Balázs Pándi their sotto voce record would be like saying you received a love tap from Mike Tyson. This is the trio's fifth release, following the inaugural Cuts (RareNoise Records, 2013), Live In Tabačka 13/04/12 (Tabačka Records, 2015) and two sessions with the addition of ...

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Article: Album Review

Keiji Haino / Merzbow / Balázs Pándi: Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer

Read "Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer" reviewed by Mark Corroto


There are two ways to deal with an oncoming storm. One is to run and take cover, and the other is to confront its fury head-on. Sure, it's rare to require music listeners to plan a strategy before pressing play or dropping a needle to vinyl (this disc is released as a CD or 2-LP), but ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 2

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 2" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec May 19-20, 2018 In a span of now only seven concerts over two editions of Victo, the Eglise St Christophe d'Arthabaskahas has become a favourite among the festival venues, for the acoustic environment created by the ...

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Article: Album Review

Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balázs Pándi/Thurston Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

Read "Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The Cuts Quartet is a sort of assembled supergroup. But we are not talking Traveling Wilburys or Audioslave here. Groups where the sum is certainly less than the parts. No, the amalgam of Japanese noise artist Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson (Fire! Orchestra, The Thing), American guitarist Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and Hungarian ...

News: Recording

RareNoise To Release Plymouth in April

RareNoise To Release Plymouth in April

Following on the heels of their successful collaboration on 2013's Slobber Pup, one of the most intensely throbbing releases in the RareNoise catalog, keyboardist Jamie Saft and guitarist Joe Morris have reunited for another potent and provocative offering in Plymouth. Joining them on the three expansive pieces that comprise this purely improvised set are the indelible ...

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Article: We Travel the Spaceways

Merzbow Brings The Noise

Read "Merzbow Brings The Noise" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Merzbow MerzbientSoleilmoon Recordings 2012 Are you of the mind, that in the big scheme of things, the really big scheme of things, there are no accidents? That everything happens for a purpose? Call it synchronicity or a Shirley MacLaine cake recipe, and I'm sure Kevin Bacon would agree, that ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra to Play 3-Day Concert Series April 1-3 in Philadelphia on US Spring Tour

From April 1st through the 3rd, Ars Nova Workshop will present Three Days in Philadelphia, a multi-night concert series showcasing the work of acclaimed Dutch ensemble Instant Composers Pool Orchestra (ICP), in a rare US appearance. The internationally celebrated tentet has engaged audiences with their unique blend of tradition and experimentation for over 40 years. Instant ...

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News: Event

All-Star Jazz Trio Fieldwork Showcased in Concert Series Presented by Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia

From March 11 to March 13, Ars Nova Workshop will showcase the work of widely celebrated and critically acclaimed trio Fieldwork. The three-night concert series, Composer Portrait: Fieldwork, offers a rare opportunity to experience both the collective and individual work of pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, making the series a truly ...

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News: Education

Ars Nova Workshop Hosts Two Series with Fieldwork & ICP Orchestra

Ars Nova Workshop Hosts Two Special Creative Music Series Composer Portrait: Fieldwork, March 11 -13 featuring Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey and Steven Lehman; Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, April 1ש Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia's leading nonprofit jazz and experimental music presenter, announces two special weekend concert series in Spring 2011. Featuring the work of Fieldwork and Instant ...


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