Summer 2012

issue # 113

Sound notes

Rose Bolton

Composes moments of emotional intensity

  Rose Bolton speaks clearly about what she wants. “I think clever would be the word that I would not want to hear people use when speaking about my music—regardless of [...]

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Eliot Britton

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   By his own account, Eliot Britton’s music treads dangerous territory. “I represent huge problems with art music and the [...]

Read more » Gloria Lipski »

Paris, France

Fête de la Musique, June 21, 2011

On June 21, 1982, the French Ministry of Culture introduced the first Fête de la Musique (meaning celebration/feast of music, and a homophone of Faites-musique—make music), a large [...]

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Jeff Morton

Hacked-toy installations

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   I imagine that what I hear echoing off the walls of the white-cube gallery is the proceedings of a robot congress, a cacophonous, [...]

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Derek Charke

One language is never enough

Derek Charke is irresistibly attracted to the North. In 2006 he found himself in the Yukon, dogsledding with the Kronos Quartet. For a composer with a love of the Arctic it doesn’t get better, or[...]

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Jean-François Laporte

Builds sound totems to the future

A maze of thin, transparent hose bundled by lock ties runs along the walls and floors of a spacious studio painted white from floor to ceiling. At the back of the studio near a tool and supply[...]

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Cassandra Miller's Unclassifiable Concert Music


If you had just commissioned Cassandra Miller to write a new piece of music for you, she might get the ball rolling by chuckling and then asking you, “What do you sing when you’re[...]

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Visions of sound


The history of a tree’s growth translated into sound

Years is a sound installation for modified record player that examines the disparity between the experience of time passing and time as an objective quantity. The piece uses a turntable [...]

Read more » Bartholomäus Traubeck »


R. Murray Schafer. My Life on Earth and Elsewhere.

The Porcupine’s Quill.

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Linda Jansma and Carsten Seiffarth, eds. Gordon Monahan: Seeing Sound: Sound Art, Performance and Music, 1978–2011.

Doris McCarthy Gallery.

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Burkhard Beins, Christian Kesten, Gisela Nauck, Andrea Neumann, eds. Echtzeitmusik Berlin: Self-Defining a Scene.

Wolke Verlag.

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company: the final Event. NYC, USA. December 31, 2011.

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Thomas Tilly & Jean-Luc Guionnet. Stones Air Axioms.

Helix/Circum-Disc LX005.

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Stone Quartet. Live at Vision Festival.

Ayler Records AYLCD-124.

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Keith Rowe & John Tilbury. E.E. Tension And Circumstance.

Potlatch P311.

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Quatuor Bozzini. À Chacun Sa Miniature.

QB 1113.

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Parker, Lee, Evans. The Bleeding Edge.

Psi 11.10.

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Francisco López. Untitled #275.

Unsounds 26U.

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Le Quatuor de Jazz Libre du Québec. 1973.

Tenzier TNZR051.

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Lama. Oneiros.

Clean Feed CF240.

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Ion Zoo. Venus Looks Good.

OpenForm Audio 091108.

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Eleanor Hovda. The Eleanor Hovda Collection.

Innova 808.

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Craig Hilton & Tomas Phillips. le gout de néant.

Absinth Records 019.

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Eric Chenaux. Guitar & Voice.

Constellation CST088.

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Tim Brady. 24 Frames—Scatter.

Actuelle AM 206 CD.

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Christian Bouchard. Automacité.

empreintes digitales IMED 11108.

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