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Ain Bailey responds to fixed notions of gender

The sound artist and DJ presents two new electronic works in London

Responding to a line from Leslie Thornton's 1984 film Peggy And Fred In Hell: The Prologue, The Pitch Sisters aims to question fixed notions of gender. It's one of two extended electronic works sound artist and DJ Ain Bailey will be presenting in London next month. The other, called Super JR, was commissioned by Supernormal and Jupiter Rising festivals, and it’s Bailey’s electroacoustic response to the spaces that played host to her.

Both performances happen at City University of London on 19 November.

New Jaimie Branch film and music

Bird Dogs Of Paradise documents the Chicagoan trumpeter's time in London

Ben Holman’s Bird Dogs Of Paradise documents US trumpeter Jaimie Branch’s visit to EFG London Jazz Festival in 2018, as well as the making of her new album Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise. The 13 minute short was mostly filmed by director Holman and Gui Bailey, but it also contains footage of Branch’s studio sessions at London music venue Total Refreshment Centre, and at her residency at Cafe Oto, shot by Fabrice Bourgelle and Charles Prest respectively. The album itself is released on 11 October via International Anthem.

A listening party for the new album will take place on 10 October at New York Brooklyn’s Red Hook. And Branch returns to the UK for a show at St James The Great Church in Clapton, East London on 22 November.

Hyperdub celebrates its 15th anniversary

Kode9, Cooly G, Lady Lykez and Nazar to play at Hyperdub's birthday party

The South London label Hyperdub marks 15 years in action with a party at East London’s Village Underground on 18 October. The event brings together some of the key players in the label's history, including founder Kode9 who will DJ back to back with an unannounced “old friend of the label and South London legend”. Other confirmed artists include Teklife co-founder DJ Spinn – his appearance coinciding with the release date of his new Da Life EP – Scratchclart with Lady Lykez, Cooly G back to back with Okzharp, Lee Gamble, Proc Fiskal, Loraine James and Nazar.

Tickets are on sale from Resident Advisor.

BBC’s autumn jazz schedule launches Corey Mwamba radio show in time for London Jazz Festival

In other radio news Jennifer Lucy Allan becomes a regular presenter on BBC’s Late Junction

Once again the BBC and Jazz FM will collaborate during the EFG London Jazz Festival. The BBC's programme will include a six hour overnight jazz takeover on BBC Radio 3 and a jazz collection on BBC Sounds, while a broadcast swap between the BBC and Jazz FM will see both stations air each other’s key recordings. On 16 November, the festival will screen the BBC Two documentary Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool, directed by Stanley Nelson. The festival itself happens from 15–24 November at various venues across London.

Meanwhile, on 2 November BBC Radio 3 launches the Saturday night show Freeness, an improvised music programme presented by vibraphone player and composer Corey Mwamba.

Also recently announced, The Wire’s Jennifer Lucy Allan has joined BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction team alongside presenter Verity Sharp.

Blank Forms reprint Joseph Jarman’s Black Case Volume I And II: Return From Exile

The former Art Ensemble Of Chicago saxophonist’s anthology was originally published by the group’s self-publishing arm in 1977

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago saxophonist and poet Joseph Jarman’s anthology Black Case Volume I And II: Return From Exile covers his writings from 1960–75, including his manifesto for Great Black Music, notated songs, concert programme notes, a selection of photos and his thoughts on a play by Muhal Richard Abrams, the founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, of which Jarman was also a member. Originally published in 1977 by The Art Ensemble Of Chicago’s self-publishing wing, the new edition is available for pre-order now.

Read Howard Mandel's recollections of encounters with Jarman, who died in January this year at the age of 81, in an essay published earlier this year.

Now That's What I Call Silence

New compilation collates music inspired by Reynols and minimalism

“It would be easy to assume Now That’s What I Call Silence was inspired by John Cage’s 4’33”,” declares Silber Records about its new compilation. “But the truer impetus is Blank Tapes by Reynols back in 2000.

“It was not meant to be shocking or innovative as much as an invitation to experimentation,” continues the label’s release, adding that some of the contributions had been previously rejected by Spotify for being “too silent”. Featured artists include X-Bax, Small Life Form, High Tunnels, Heavy for the Vintage, Ben Link Collins, Toni Dimitrov, Charles De Mar, Electric Bird Noise, Can Can Heads, Bodies That Matter, Subscape Annex, Heavy for the Vintage, Remora, Baptizer, Premature Burial, Goddakk, LoveyDove and Konbanwa.

The North Carolina based label has also recently released a new edition of their August field recording series.

Sun Ra Arkestra live in Poland 1986

Lanquidity Records release music from lost tapes discovered in a basement in Kalisz

New recordings have emerged of Sun Ra and his Arkestra performing at the 13th International Jazz Piano Festival in the Polish city of Kalisz in 1986. It’s compiled from recently rediscovered recordings of the concert, which were apparently lost in a basement for the last three decades. Remastered by Marcin Cichy of Ninja Tune, they're being released by Lanquidity Records as a limited edition yellow vinyl LP on 26 October.

Live In Kalisz is available for pre-order on Bandcamp now. You can listen to the album track “Improvised” below.

Mark Fell collaborates with Pedro Rocha on No Bounds 2019 line-up

The city-wide Sheffield event plays out at venues including Kelham Island Museum, Heeley Swimming Pool and Hope Works

For this year’s edition, No Bounds festival in Sheffield has commissioned Mark Fell and Pedro Rocha to curate a day of performances at Kelham Island Museum. The resulting programme, named Tactical Contact, will include collaborations between Goat & Collectif Nominoë, Rian Treanor & Jan Hendrikse, Okkyung Lee & Liz Kosack, and Nakul Krishnamurty & Ryoko Akama; plus, a performance installation by Angharad Williams & Other Words For Anger Collective, a light and sound performance by Caty Olive & Ellen Arkbro, Antonija Livingstone dancing with a working steam engine, Sote & Sandro Mussida, Will Guthrie, Sofia Jernberg, and Alex Mclean with New Noveta.

Another festival partnership, No Bounds and Site Gallery, commissioned a new AV sound installation called The Skin Of Time by Melika Ngombe Kolongo aka Nkisi. Other confirmed artists include Aurora Halal, Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini, Clara!, dBridge, Deadbeat UK, Graham Dunning, JASSS, Juan Atkins, Lanark Artefax, Lee Gamble, Memory Dance, rRoxymore B2B Violet, Shannen SP, SHYGIRL, Zed Bias, Ziúr and ZULI, plus The Wire contributors Joe Muggs and Ifeoluwa hosting talks, a film programme and the usual No Bounds rave at Hope Works on Friday and Saturday night

No Bounds runs from 11–13 October. Full line-up can be found on their website and tickets are available from Resident Advisor.

Richard Dawson new album out in October

2020 will be Dawson's sixth solo album. Watch the video for “Jogging”

Newcastle songwriter Richard Dawson will release his sixth solo album on 11 October. 2020 follows on from 2017 release Peasant and has the singer give voice to the modern day citizen, as opposed to the ancient stories depicted in previous releases.

“I was keen to avoid making another album set in the past so soon,” explains Dawson. “Peasant is an album that sounds like it’s covered in dry mud and twig scratches, but I had the feeling that this record needs to be incredibly direct, so that the songs are happening now.”

He continues, “I actually found it incredibly challenging writing in this setting; I think any poetic tricks, devices and grandiose sentiments I might have previously used got scrubbed away in the face of what the characters in these songs are trying to say. People’s thoughts are messy, awkward, conflicting. So whereas with Peasant there was much space for poetry, experimentation and wordplay, here it felt more appropriate to be straight and unvarnished.”

This winter Dawson will be touring across the UK, with dates at London Moth Club (19 November); Brighton Komedia (20); Manchester RCNM Concert Hall (21); Leeds Belgrave Music Hall (22); Liverpool Studio 2 (23); Edinburgh The Caves (26); Glasgow CCA (27); and Newcastle Sage Gateshead (13 December).

You can watch the video for album track “Jogging”, directed by Edwin Burdis, below. 2020 is released on Domino/Weird World. Pre-orders for CD and double LP are available now.

Loraine James, Leila and Oval join this year’s 24rpm

Bit-Phalanx’s all day festival takes up residency at London Notting Hill St John’s Church

Leila, Daedelus, Oval, Arovane, Coppé featuring Hataken, Minotaur Shock, Loraine James and Sarasara are among those now confirmed to perform at this year's 24rpm all day festival. The line-up will also include DJ sets from Rob Hall, Gez Varley and Sofia Ilyas.

Happening at St John’s Church in west London’s Notting Hill area, label hosts Bit Phalanx have also promised more music in two more rooms, though they’ve yet to announce who’ll be appearing in them.

24rpm runs from 2–10:30pm on 5 October. Tickets are on sale now starting at £30.