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Okkyung Lee

A native of Korea, Okkyung Lee has been developing her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. With her solid classical training as a foundation, she incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music. Since moving to New York in 2000, she has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Carla Bozulich, John Butcher, Nels Cline, Chris Corsano, Axel Dörner, John Edwards, Carlos Giffoni, Vijay Iyer, Urs Leimgruber, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, C Spencer Yeh And John Zorn to name a few. Okkyung has released the following albums: Noisy Love Songs and Nihm on Tzadik; the Bleeding Edge with Evan Parker and Peter Evans on Psi; duo LP Anicca with Phil Minton for Dancing Wayang solo cello album i saw the ghost of an unknown soul and it said... on Ecstatic Peace!; a duo recording with christian marclay, Rubbings on my cat is an alien (LP) / A Silnet Place (CD); Check For Monsters with Steve Beresford and Peter Evans on Emanem


Night Birds

Label: Robalo Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: From a Distance; Carlos; Melting Ice; Family, Night Birds; Counting; Underwater; Degrowth; Bergman's Island; Lost Whale; Watching You Grow; Bagatelle, Op.6: Lento.


Song of the Day


Label: Robalo Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 4:11


Article: Album Review

Sara Serpa & André Matos: Night Birds

Read "Night Birds" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Night Birds, singer Sara Serpa and guitarist André Matos' third album together, offers an ethereal program of compositions written by the duo, separately and together. They are joined on various tracks by Brooklyn-based pianist-composer Dov Manski, South Korean avant-garde cellist Okkyung Lee, Swedish experimental singer Sofia Jernberg, Portuguese drummer João Pereira, and their young son Lourenço. ...

Article: Live Review

Aria - Tempo Reale Festival 2023

Read "Aria - Tempo Reale Festival 2023" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Aria--Suoni e musica di ricerca Limonaia di Villa Strozzi Firenze 14-15.6.2023 Nel suggestivo spazio della Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, il tradizionale appuntamento fiorentino con la rassegna Aria, organizzata da Tempo Reale, il Centro di Ricerca Produzione Didattica Musicale fondato da Luciano Berio e diretto da Francesco Giomi, si è articolato ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tim Berne, Geri Allen, Dave Holland + Solo Works

Read "Tim Berne, Geri Allen, Dave Holland + Solo Works" reviewed by David Brown

This week, let's visit some Tim Berne works as interpreted by soloists, as well as some duets with the man himself. Then, one time Sun Ra bassist Tyler Mitchel presents his Octet featuring alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, followed by some other recordings by Sun Ra Arkestra alumni. The program will continue with a set of solo ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases + Some Soul, Electric Funk and a Hot California set of '50s Cool

Read "New Releases + Some Soul, Electric Funk and a Hot California set of '50s Cool" reviewed by David Brown

This week new releases from Chad Taylor and James Brandon Lewis, a soulful set of Ramsey Lewis (RIP), getting funky with the Electric Eddie Harris, Les McCann and Yusef Lateef, then a shift to a hot California set of '50s cool, and more. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete ...


Article: My Playlist

Federico Calcagno: gli album che sto ascoltando

Read "Federico Calcagno: gli album che sto ascoltando" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Michele Mazzini, A Flemish Fantasy, (Produzione Indipendente, 2021). Un lavoro sperimentale che nasce durante la pandemia, un collage di suoni sintetizzati e registrati da Michele Mazzini, artista italiano di base ad Amsterdam poco conosciuto, nonché principalmente clarinettista. Una testimonianza interessante di come la creatività non possa essere stroncata, nemmeno da un'emergenza globale. Molti ...


Article: Live Review

Borealis 2020

Read "Borealis 2020" reviewed by Martin Longley

Borealis Bergen, Norway March 6-8, 2020 Borealis means 'northern,' so we must be in Norway, for this festival of experimental music, which has been running in rainy Bergen since 2004. Even though, perhaps, the foundational musical forms of this long weekender lie in the moderne, compositional, new music zone, the ...

Article: Live Review

PunktFestival 2017

Read "PunktFestival 2017" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Punkt Festival Kristiansand, Norvegia Varie sedi 31.8-2.9.2017 Come sempre Punkt è un festival fuori dall'ordinario e all'insegna dell'imprevisto e dell'imprevedibile. Una sorta di Industria 4.0 della musica: fuori dal “circolo" dei tour estivi, tipico dei festival jazz, e poco interessato a fotografare il passato e il presente, è invece molto attento ...


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