"Is there some synergistic link between UK improv and comedy? To the headphone-clad listener deeply immersed in an AMM album, the answer might be no. To the audience chuckling at an Alan Tomlinson trombone solo, it’s clearly yes."
New sonic arts organisation commissions a collaboration between film maker and improviser.
Shabaka Hutchings, Howard Skempton, Darragh Morgan perform new
works in West London this April.
Steve Beresford has been awarded one of this year's Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards for composers, meaning he'll receive £50,000 (upped from...
Dutch group The Ex are celebrating their 33.3rd
birthday with a three night series at Cafe Oto at the end of
November. Stewart Lee and Steve...
On the cover: Josephine Foster: After tracing
a path through opera, lieder, folk and psych, the nomadic US singer
finds her musical home in the charged landscape of Cádiz, Spain. By
Clive Bell. Plus: a visit with Crass's Penny Rimbaud and Gee
Vaucher, Detroit Techno pioneer Robert Hood, Terror Danjah's
Invisible Jukebox, Steve Beresford remembers Lol Coxhill, and
Steve Beresford talks to John Kieffer. Filmed
at the 2011 edition of Off The
Page festival which took place 11-13 February at the Playhouse
Two Faster Than Sound events take place at
Snape Maltings in Suffolk this month, featuring The Wire
332 cover artist Christian Marclay with Steve Beresford, John
Butcher, Mark Sanders, Alan Tomlinson and Suffolk Phoenix Brass on
1 October (4pm, £12), followed by Roly Porter (of Vex'd), Cynthia
Millar and Rod Maclachlan on 29 October (6:30pm, £10).
Incus Records hosts a celebration of their
reissued live recording of a 1983 solo Bailey performance,
Concert In Milwaukee . Originally produced...
Listen to two tracks off Teatime,
mid-1970s free improvisation from Garry Todd/Dave Solomon/John
Russell/Nigel Coombes/Steve Beresford recently reissued by
Invisible Jukebox extract - tested by Phil
ON THE COVER: Electrelane - How Steve Albini, The Ex and a passing US military train helped shape their formidable rock noise. By David Stubbs
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Steve Beresford, Kali Z Fasteau, Foetus, Alex Von Schlippenbach, Boris, Josephine Foster, The Complainer, Annie Gosfield
ON THE COVER: Alice Coltrane - In an exclusive
interview at her California home, Edwin Pouncey explores the cosmic
jazz legend's ongoing quest for universal consciousness, from her
part in Coltrane's ecstatic jazz through an illustrious solo
FEATURES: Steve Beresford, Invisible Jukebox: David
Grubbs, Bootlegs & plagiarhythms, Rebuilding Berlin Techno,
Taylor Dupree, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sunn 0))), Boards of
Canada, Antipop Consortium, Reynols, Vinko Globokar, Frank