Tuesday, July 15, 2014

撒把芥末 UCCA 音乐会

Some flyers [from this PDF on this page] for the Sub Jam monthly concerts series at UCCA art gallery in Beijing organized by Yan Jun in 2010. Featured artists included FM3, Zhang Jian, Wu Na, Vavabond, Li Jianhong, William Basinski, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Stephen Roach, ao.
Read an interview with Yan Jun pondering the UCCA experience
Visit the official UCCA web presence
Monday, July 14, 2014
Audrey Chen/Phil Minton duo – poster for Miji concert #9, Beijing, China, June 21, 2012 [watch]

Audrey Chen/Phil Minton duo – poster for Miji concert #9,
Beijing, China, June 21, 2012 [watch]

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MartiensGoHomeAbscons Depuis 1996, USB key, published by Kalinka-Vichy, Belgium, 2009

MartiensGoHomeEn Atlanta (51:00)
Podcast on Radio Campus, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Hosted on Discrepant

Belgian sound collective Martiensgohome (various membership around  Benoît Deuxant and Roland Wouters) emerged from an independent radio live show in Brussels and developed into a weekly experimental podcast as well as live performances and collaborations. This episode, titled In Atlanta, is based on a communication (in French) from an Atlantis representative to the humans of planet Earth and incorporates esoteric jargon, pseudo-science and Scientology brainwashing techniques on a background of ambient music. Remarkably insidious voice from unknown female speaker.

Martiensgohome on Archive.org & BandCamp 

[picture from Vision Afar]

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Paul A.R. TimmermansParameterspel excerpt, Belgium, 1983

Excerpt from Timmermans’ unique, self-released LP.
Artist’s web presence: http://users.skynet.be/P-ART

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Idealstate Recordings Brushstrokes: After Ellsworth Kelly (13:46)
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2014

Finn Loxbo, archtop electric
Lee Noyes, feedback

Electroacoustic improvised music inspired by a combined collage by Ellsworth Kelly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paul Etienne LincolnSinfonia Torinese, sound installation in Torino, Italy, Christine Burgin Gallery (NY), 2004

The installation included a complex arrangement of bird recordings, Racca piano melodico (like this one), stuffed Italian birds, electronic sensors, alcohol distillation, etc.

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Florence Henri – Columbia records, 1931

Florence HenriColumbia records, 1931

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jon HasselPower Spot (1986)
Michael Scroggins – video

[via Feuilleton]

Friday, July 4, 2014
Wadada Leo Smith – Notes (8 pieces) source a new world music: creative music, 39 pages pamphlet, self-published, 1973.

Wadada Leo SmithNotes (8 pieces) source a new world music: creative music, 39 pages pamphlet, self-published, 1973.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

– Growth Cycles: Cinetrope Workshop Documentation

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

An Exhibition of World Graphic Scores, Minami Gallery, Tokyo, 1962

This exhibition included international artists, especially from the U.S. Fluxus branch, as well as graphic scores by members of the Jikken kōbō 実験工房, or Experimental Workshop –see previous post,– like Toshi Ichiyanagi, Yuji Takahashi, Toru Takemitsu, Joji (George) Yuasa, Yasunao Tone, among others.

Source: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (link).

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Malayeen ملايينFifi (11:17)
From Malayeen, LP, Discrepant, UK, 2014 
(originally issued on CD by Annihaya Records, Beirut, Lebanon, 2013)

Raed Yassin, keyboards, turntables & electronics
Charbel Haber, electric guitar & electronics
Khaled Yassine, darbouka, percussion
Omar Khouri, painting

On this superb album, electronica musician Raed Yassin, avant guitarist Charbel Haber and percussionist Khaled Yassine blend iconic folk & belly dance music legends from Lebanon with influences from legendary Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid. The trio’s music also incorporates infectious Krautrock touches, electronic loops and occasional vinyl+live instrument duets. Most impressive track is the epic 17mn Samia, a sumptuous blend of traditional Lebanese music, turntablism, electric organ and electric guitar solo.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Werner GraeffKomposition 2, 1922
Jörg Burgstahler, percussion
Recorded at Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2011

Willy Pferdekamp, Hans Richter, Werner Graeff & Paul Hindemith
From Schilder malt – Filmer malt, the catalogue to a Hans Richter exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1961

Part of the cast of Hans Richter’s surrealist, silent film Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast), 1927. As the original music composed by Paul Hindemith for the film is lost, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  commissioned an alternative soundtrack to Steve Roden for their Hans Richter: Encounter retrospective exhibition in 2013 – for which Roden actually came up with 4 different tracks, all with their own merits.