Arteidolia Press has just published a collection of twenty of my essays. It’s available directly from the Lulu Bookstore. The essays cover improvisation–what it’s like, how it means, how dance and music interact–as well as paintings by Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carra, Umberto Boccioni and Paul Klee, poetry by Russell Atkins, much about Andre Breton, … More as within, so without now available
Many thanks to Avant Music News for naming L’Albero delle meduse a pick of the week.
Back in January, 2009 I went into the studio with pianist Nobu Stowe and an international group of musicians that included Achille Succi and Alan Munshower. We recorded an album of improvised music that seemed to have disappeared; recently Lee let me know that it’s up on Bandcamp. Here it is: the SPPt’s L’Albero delle … More long-thought lost session, found
In the new Perfect Sound Forever, a reconsideration of the book Breaking the Sound Barrier on the fortieth anniversary of its publication. And, an object lesson in why it’s good not to purge one’s library precipitously.
Yesterday I was sorting through some files and ran across a recording of an April 2013 performance of the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, featuring a verbal score of mine realized by Sam Byrd on drums, Dani Seiss on flute and myself on bass. I thought it sounded nice, so up it went. photo of … More an archival recording on bandcamp
New in Arteidolia, Seven Theses on “The Emotional Life of Words”–an analysis & set of variations on some ideas Andre Breton set out in “Marvelous versus Mystery.”
Two recent, and contrasting, collaborations featuring electronics artists’ use of my performances as source material: constructing nature europe, an experiment with generative music systems by Thomas Park, and The Future of the Mind, a concept album by Macedonian artist Boban Ristevski.
New in Arteidolia, “Doctor Sax and the Metaphysical Geography of Lowell.”
Perfect Sound Forever has just published a special issue commemorating the life and work of the late Jon Hassell. The issue includes a number of interviews as well as my essay The Very Idea of Fourth World Music.
The No Pigeonholes EXP podcast tonight reprises a show from 2016, part two of which includes a piece from Frequency Drift, my first collaboration with percussionist Ken Moore. As always, the show features a wide variety of fascinating sounds. Come for the Barbiero-Moore, stay for the Morton Subotnick.