Rick Bahto and I performed on Alan Nakagawa’s Ear Meal web-cast series this wednesday. Video of our duo set can be seen here.
khalija is proud to announce that our second release of 2014, “Night Travels” by Stephie’s Castle, is now up for pre-order on bandcamp (with immediate download). One can pre-order a cassette, or simply purchase a digital version of the tape, here.
Additionally, Travis Just+Object Collection’s NO SONG has been listed as one of 2014′s Best Noise releases by Brooklyn Rail. NO SONG is…
khalija, the cassette label I co-run with Wyatt Keusch, is proud to announce that our first release of 2014, Travis Just + Object Collection’s No Song, is up for pre-order on bandcamp (with immediate download). One can pre-order a cassette, or simply purchase a digital version of the tape, here.
I am pleased to announce that Mikroton Recordings & Publishing, Ltd. will release a CD featuring a quintet comprised of Jason Kahn, Günter Müller, Norbert Möslang, Mark Trayle, and I on CD this Fall. The title is “Five Lines” and the album art (by Jason Kahn) is below. More information to follow.
Sequenza21 just published a piece by Paul H. Muller on Southland Ensemble’s recent Pauline Oliveros concert. Read it here.
Julien Héraud just published a review about the recent West Coast Soundings 2CD on Editions Wandelweiser (which includes my “possible dust”). Read it here.
Olivia Block, Scott Cazan, Nomi Epstein, John P. Hastings, and I are presenting two concerts in Chicago as part of issue 2014 of the Experimental Music Yearbook.
Anderson/Cazan/Hastings (EMY Editors), Troy Shafer, Katherine Young
Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL
This event, curated by Olivia Block, features new work by the editors of the Experimental Music Yearbook, John P. Hastings (Brooklyn)/Casey Anderson (Los Angeles)/Scott Cazan (Los Angeles), as well as performances by Troy Shafer (Chicago), and Katherine Young (Chicago).
I am happy to announce that west coast soundings, a recording project by Frank Gratkowski, Lucia Mense, Anton Lukoszevieze, Seth Josel, and hans w. koch for Edition Wandelweiser Records, is now available to order here and here.
The 2xCD collection contains new and recent work by students of Jim Tenney and Michael Pisaro, including one of my first pieces for radios, “possible dust.” To say that the recordings are anything short of pristine, that the performances are…
Nice thoughts by Paul Muller following Reinier van Houdt’s recent performance at the wulf. (which featured the premiere of a new piece of mine, radio + piano) here.
WEST COAST SOUNDINGS / the experimental music yearbook
Kolomba, Kolumbastraße 4 – D-50667, Cologne, Germany
Im Rahmen der Ausstellung von Bruno Jakob, für dessen Malerei John Cage ein wichtiger Bezugspunkt ist, spielen unter dem Titel WEST COAST SOUNDINGS fünf Musiker Stücke aus dem »experimental music yearbook«. Diese Onlinepublikation ist ein wahrer Fundus an Partituren von jungen Komponisten, die am California Institute of the Arts bei James Tenney und Michael Pisaro studiert haben und durch ihren experimentellen Umgang mit Musik…
Proof of concept/test installation, by The Space Program, currently up in the storefront window of The Public School on Chung Kind Rd (Chinatown, Los Angeles).
The Space Program is: Casey Anderson, Nikita Pashenkov , Steve Ziadie.
February 28th, March 1st
DIAMONDS & TAPESTRIES – EFIRD WESTERLUND
Highways, Los Angeles
Diamonds & Tapestries is the live performance of Joe Westerlund’s record Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Cirque-estra embellished by Carson Efird’s romps & rollicks that frolic through the sonic landscape. Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Cirqueestra reveals Westerlund’s fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies in a psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults. Efird’s choreography is extracted & abstracted from Grandma Sparrow’s riddles…
i just added two short, recent pieces to the site. the first, yacht club, is a field recording near the North Shore Yacht Club on the Salton Sea. disappointingly, they have rebuilt a lot of the structures, so the “modernist decay” promised therein is a bit underwhelming. nonetheless, it sounded lovely there.
the second, hard drive + coil, was originally intended to test a coil microphone i had built and then turned into a procedure for creating a…
Sequenza21 just published a review of the Lucier concert that Southland Ensemble (of which I am a member) recently put together. Read it here.
Isaac Shankler recently reviewed the wulf.’s first LP, rounds (featuring a lot of my singing as well as a piece I wrote for the LP [“possible round(s)“), which can be purchased here. Read the review here.
“mothlight” was listed, by Julia Holter, in her best of 2013 guest list thing over on pitchfork. read it here.
also, B.W. Diederich wrote some very nice things about “mothlight” as part of his series of pieces on the best releases of 2013 (here). this particular article also features some nice readings of Chance the Rapper, Single Mothers, and Deafheaven.
“Ordinary people sing, because singing is one of the most ordinary things we humans do. We evolved to do it. Over the years these rounds have made musicians and non-musicians into singers. Students, friends, fellow musicians, all kinds of people have sung these rounds together. We’ve sung about healthy platypi, cows on vacation, tofurkey, ze wudka, ending war, salvia, scarlet tanagers, one more day, and the town of Paradox New York. We’ve asked David Mahler’s big question about why…