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Resonance Projects Presents An Evening With Otomo Yoshihide.

Resonance Projects present a rare performance by the influential Japanese musician at Cafe Oto in Dalston, North East London. Yoshihide will be appearing with luminaries Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Eddie Prevost, Benedict Drew, Louisa Martin, Tomas Korber, Xentos "Fray" Bentos, and DJ Sniff. Monday November 24, 7PM at Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL, Tickets: £10, £5 concessions

Sound Mapping Montréal

Concordia University's Electroacoustic Studies Student Association (CESSA) has recently launched a website in an attempt to initiate the ongoing sonic mapping of Montréal. Unprocessed sound files can be uploaded to the site by the public, and then organised into a browsable tagging system according to date, location, equipment, sound sources, and several other aspects.


Electrosound performances Saturday 15 November

Electrosound is a combination of live electronics and audio-visual performance curated by the artist Jo Thomas. This concert explores the diversity and untamed nature of today's Electronic music culture. It draws upon artists that use Micro-sound, Audio Visuals, Electro Minimalism, Dub, live electronics and improvisation as an expression of their individual voices. London The Warehouse, 15 November, 7pm, more info:

Touch Label Artists On BBC's "The Fallen"

BBC TVs new series on servicemen and woman who have died while in Iraq and Afghanistan will feature music by artists from the Touch Music label including Oren Ambarchi, Biosphere, Fennesz, Ryoji Ikeda, Jacob Kirkegaard, BJ Nilsen, Rosy Parlane and others. The documentary by director Morgan Matthews - which according to the BBC records every single death over the past 7 years - will air on Saturday 15 November 9pm (GMT) BBC 2.

Roulette TV New DVD Release

New York City's Roulette have recently released their television series about new music onto DVD format. This years episodes feature interviews and performances with Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Lois V Vierk, Joan La Barbara, Blue Gene Tyranny, Kathleen Supove, Phoebe Legere, Margaret Leng Tan, and David Behrman. You can purchase the films at Roulette's website or you can watch them (along with older episodes) on UbuWeb for free.

Scope it out

Don't forget, The Wire present The Scope at London's South Bank tonight

This Friday night (7 November) The Wire will present The Scope, a free, late-night event as part of Klang (see UK Festivals) programmed by The Wire with performance by a crew of laptop technicians led by John Wall plus an Improv session with Pat Thomas, Mark Sanders and John Coxon bookending a rare screening of The Brothers Quay’s In Absentia (which visualises Stockhausen’s music), as well as the sounds of Radio Cologne in the lobby.

Come along to The Purcell Room at The South Bank Centre on 7 November at 9.30pm onwards - and it's free. More info here

Music At The City Lit

For the aspiring contemporary musician: London's City Lit are running two courses beginning January 2009: 'New Music - Composition and Performance' will be taught by Phil Wachsmann, violinist and improviser, 16 January to 20 March. The second course 'An introduction to Max/MSP' will run from 15 January through 20 March. For more details or to enrol either check out the attached links or ring the City Lit Music Department on 020 7492 2630

Sonic Attack: Trensmat Releases Hawkwind

Trensmat Records are to release a series of Hawkwind covers on 7". Tracks covered include Bardo Pond "Lords Of Light" Kinski "Masters Of The Universe" and Mudhoney "Urban Guerilla"

For more info go to: Trensmat Records

Sound:Space Sound Art Symposium

On Saturday 1 November the second Sound:space symposium on sound art will take place in South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK. Speakers this year are Jana Winderen, Ray Lee, with Mike Harding of Touch moderating a panel discussion with Tony Myatt, Peter Cusack and Jana Winderen. Along with the talks, a variety of sound works will be installed throughout South Hill Park Mansion including a surround sound piece by Chris Watson and a closing performance by Peter Cusack and Max Eastley inside Eastley's installation.

Jelinek's Faitiche

Jan Jelinek's new label releases a first album, "Ursula Bogner: Recordings 1969 - 1988"

Jan Jelinek's new label Faitiche has just released its first album. The release Recordings 1969 - 1988 is a compilation of work by Ursula Bogner (1946 - 1994) until now an unknown German musician and artist. Bogner developed her interest in avant garde music - apparently an avid follower of the Cologne based Studio für elektronische Musik and Musique Concrète - along with an enthusiasm for synthesiser's for which she built a home studio. Bogner (a pharmacist) was also interested in the work of psychoanalyst and sexuality researcher Wilhem Reich: according to the website even building an Orgonakkumulator which she kept in the back garden.