Summer 2010

issue # 107

Sound notes

Turn In, Tune In, But Don’t Turn Down

Editorial

Imagine you are walking down a crowded street, or say, sitting on public transit, or maybe even waiting in a public place for an appointment. Now close your eyes. What do you hear? Chances are [...]

Read more » Micheline Roi »

Analia Llugdar

Interior travels

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   In her music, Montreal composer Analia Llugdar delves deeply into the primal interior of sound, as evidenced by a sampling of her work [...]

Read more » Richard Simas »

Knoxville, Tennessee

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   As with any American city, the dominant feature of the Knoxville soundscape is the almighty car. With an extension of the interstate [...]

Read more » Jonny Dovercourt »

Darsha Hewitt

Electronics cowgirl, irreverent scientist, explorer

Following the work of Darsha Hewitt is like feeling your way through the inside of an electronic circuit. It is tactile, visceral. Her trial-and-error approach comes from a truly experimental [...]

Read more » David McCallum »

Features

Richard Marsella

A cabaret of contradictions

“Good evening and welcome to the Friendly Rich Show. My name is Friendly Rich. Thank you. And I’ll be your loyal host this evening. Behind me, my mystery-meat orchestra, the Lollipop[...]

Read more » Matthew Pioro »

Psychotropic Sonics

New age music—the second wave

I’m lying on the living-room floor. I’ve been like this for two hours, on my back, in the dark, headphones on. The record on the turntable is literally locked in its groove and producing a low-[...]

Read more » Jay Somerset »

Richard Windeyer

Immerses the audience

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY     Sitting behind his drum kit and laptop, Richard Windeyer manages the energy of the dance floor, while his colleague Sabrina[...]

Read more » Chris Kennedy »

Visions of sound

The Combine Project

Recombinant sound art gives new voice to obsoleteness

The Combine Project (2004-09) is a series of kinetic sound sculptures constructed from an abandoned 1964 Allis-Chalmers All-Crop combine harvester. I discovered it ten years ago on a property [...]

Read more » Steven White »

Reviews

Cathy Lane, ed. Playing With Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice.

Cornerhouse Publications.

Read more » Deanna Radford »

Tim Lawrence. Hold On To Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973–1992.

Duke University Press.

Read more » Nick Storring »

Stuart Broomer. Time and Anthony Braxton.

The Mercury Press.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Big Ears Festival. Knoxville, Tennessee. March 26–28, 2010.

Something for everyone.

Read more » Jonathan Bunce »

Sonic Acts XIII. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. February 25–28, 2010.

Spacing out on the Amstel.

Read more » Patrick Valiquet »

Densités Festival. Fresnes-en-Woëvre, France. October 23-25, 2009.

Top-flight improv and electronics in a tiny Flanders town.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Decibel Festival. Seattle, Washington. September 24–27, 2009.

Genre-themed diversity.

Read more » Andrea Ayotte »

Debashis Sinha. Anudrutam.

Independent.

Read more » Nick Storring »

Brian Ruryk. Cycle of Fords.

Bennifer Editions.

Read more » Nick Storring »

ROVA Saxophone Quartet & Nels Cline Singers. The Celestial Septet.

New World Records 80708.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Yannis Kyriakides. ANTICHAMBER.

unsounds 21u.

Read more » Jason van Eyk »

Grutronic. Essex Foam Party.

psi 09.07

Read more » Ken Waxman »

FURT. Sense.

PSI Records 09.08.

Read more » Ken Waxman »

Lori Freedman. Bridge.

Collection QB: CQB 0909.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

The Element Choir. At Rosedale United.

Barnyard Records BRO314.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Kyle Brenders. WAYS.

Porter Records PRCD-4042.

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Burkhard Beins. Structural Drift.

BB 1

Read more » Ken Waxman »