Wire Assembly (myself, John Jasnoch and Neil Carver) will be performing at Fizzle, The Lamp Tavern in Birmingham on the 21st July. Start approx 19:30
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Latest release from Electronic Musik comes from Juan Antonio Nieto (aka Pangea).
Em177: The Voice Inside – Juan Antonio Nieto
Juan Antonio Nieto (aka Pangea) is a sound artist from Spain.
His work has been released by labels including Trente Oiseaux, Mandorla, Experimedia, Electronic Musik, Impulsive Habitat, Idiosyncratics and Test Tube.
Pangea has collaborated with some of the most prestigious avant-garde artists of the world, examples being Brazilian classical composer Leo Alves Vieira working with string quartets, the Japanese author Kenji Siratori who has voiced his compositions and Igor Jovanovic.
His release with David Velez release was considered the best album of 2007 by the journal Earlabs.
His music has been included in art installations in the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, the Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, Festival fuga lab, Cinetone and the Abstracta cinema festival of Rome.
Juan Antonio Nieto is also member of Freddy Mulard’s Hypermodern group, a free improvisation projet that includes artists like Frank Vigroux, Le Quan Ninh and Han Bennink among others. Pangea has performed in several European and American cities.
Longstone have released a sampler from their ‘Wavetable’ label on Electronic Musik this week.
EM are extremely proud to have this as part of their catalogue !
Em173: Wavetable Sampler – Longstone
1. Longstone – Living Space
2. Flying Down Trio – Equal Measures
3. Stuart Wilding And Peter Robson – Chapel Songs 2
4. Stylus – Deceleration
5. Longstone – Sakura Part 5 EDIT
Track 1 taken from the album Surrounded by Glass ( WAVEDN 006 )
Track 2 taken from the album Sheffield ( WAVECD002/WAVEDN002 )
Track 3 taken from the album Chapel Songs ( WAVECD003 )
Track 4 taken from the forthcoming Stylus compilation ( TBC )
Track 5 taken from the album Sakura ( WAVECD001/WAVEDN001 )
WAVETABLE is a record label formed by Longstone as a platform to reissue their back catalogue for worldwide digital download. In addition Wavetable is releasing new music by Longstone and albums by other esoteric and experimental artists we enjoy . Releases are available to purchase as downloads from all major digital outlets and also as limited edition CDs.
I’ll be playing at this event on Tuesday the 8th of November at the Bluecoat Arts Centre, School Lane, Liverpool.
Frakture Concerts presents an evening of free improvised, contemporary music using acoustic sources with local and regional musicians, with special guests Bruce Coatesand Mike Hurley from Birmingham.
Bruce Coates Reeds
Dave Tompkins Double Bass
Ian Simpson prepared acoustic guitar
Mark Jones Flute
Mike Hurley Piano
Pete Jones Guitar
Phil Bernia Drumset
Phil Hargreaves Sax
Phil Lucking Trumpets
Phil Morton Accidents & Treatments
Simon Jones Violin
I was sad to read about the death of Bert Jansch earlier this week.
Born 3rd November 1943 he was well known for his solo work, work with Pentagle and collaborations with John Renbourne.
He took huge influence from fingerstyle guitar innovator Davy Graham (also sadly missed) and combined with a resonant, beautiful tone of voice managed to bridge the gap between folk and innovative experimentation. In turn he influenced others, notably Jimmy Page who performed Black Mountain Side (an instrumental version of Jansch’s Black Waterside) on the 1st Led Zeppelin album.
Jansch died on the 5th October 2011 after finally losing the battle to cancer first diagnosed 3 years ago
I’ve posted a new Noise Research piece on Soundcloud.
The piece was constructed using layering techniques with a music concrete ethic. It’s intended for a short film in the near future which will use public domain footage from the 1950’s. Only one sound source was used throughout. The Noise Research Soundcloud is set to allow you to download the piece.