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Marcela Lucatelli – An Improvised Anthropology of Post-Industrial Life

Kritik September 10 2020

Marcela Lucatelli “Anew” (self-released, 2020) – review by Macon Holt “Anew” is the latest album from the Copenhagen-based, Brazillian composer/vocalist/concept engineer (to borrow Kodwo Eshun’s term) Marcela Lucatelli. The record sees her taking her expertise in extended vocal techniques as a way to perform an improvisational exploration of a computer programming manual while providing herself with piano accompaniment. But the facts of the record seem to be ...

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Peter Jørgensen – Waking us up from reality, weaving us into a dream

Kritik June 21 2019

Peter Jørgensen ”Alt i stykker” (No Technique, 2019) – review by Giuseppe Pisano Along the years Peter Jørgensen has developed a compositional style that shares common elements with both the new wave of Scandinavian electronic ambient music and the modern-classical long form experimentations of either minimal-music composers such as Morton Feldman and more recent figures in the contemporary music panorama such as Anthony Pateras. In this sense his ...

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Sean McCann – “My pieces could be performed and interpreted by anyone interested. There is no exclusivity” (interview)

Most read April 3 2019

Interview by Peter Jørgensen Following the output and inherent growth of composer Sean McCann has been a joyous ride for me for the past couple of years. His personal and fresh approach to composing and combining sound worlds has made for some of the past years’ most interesting releases. With the added bonus of being refreshingly ignorant of “the latest trend”. Besides his output as a composer, McCann ...

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Sandra Boss – Animal choirs outside of time

Kritik February 17 2018

SB Sandra Boss ”Luft” (Falt, 2018) – review by Wieland Rambke Air is the only invisible of the four elements; It can only be seen in its effects. Air is also, mythologically as well as naturally, the element of the voice, of sound and music. With her most recent release entitled “Luft” (the Danish word for air), composer Sandra Boss has chosen a fitting title; One that ...

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Roaring Abstraction – An Introduction To Basil Kirchin

Feature November 10 2017

basil-kirchin By Jim Slade Impossible to categorize or pigeonhole, Basil Kirchin (1927-2005), the elusive polymath of Britain’s musical history, left a rich legacy of melodic titbits that branches out across genre and context. Motivated by the recently released ”Basil Kirchin Is My Friend” record and following a spate of concerts, radio programmes and articles, there is new found attention garnering on this British composer. Who is ...

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