"Tone Time, the contrabassist and percussionist are two powerful composer/performers who have successfully rebelled against the traditional parameters of their instruments and delivered a remarkable string of find recordings and ensemblees. But not together, until now."
"Crazily imaginative songs from On the Other Side of the Window with The Four Bags (Mike McGinnis, clarinet, sax; Tom Aldrich, accordion; Sean Moran, guitar; Brian Drye, trombone) and violinist/vocalist Meredith Yayanos."
"The duo explores the irregular overtone series produced by latex ballons, tones derived from the analytical formula that decribes the harmonics of a sphere, and nothing less than the known resonant frequencies of the earth."
"A monumental, minimalist manifesto experience4 of extreme music with continuous, slowly moving, ever changing, hypnotic double bass and Opus 17a by visual artist Hanne Darboven, Warning-not an entertainment. "
"The composer/writer/actor/director...plays and sins excerpts from Horizon. Baritone horn, processed slide guitar, and voice answer one another indelightful and disturbing ways. He went to Nebraska to find and bring it back."
"A site-specific work where the performers "play" the live environment. With Rigler, flute, voice, electronics; Jody Elff, deconstruction of sonic content with custom software; David Cossin, guitar, percussion, amplified feedback."
"Desiccant incorporates live live electronics, live instruments, computer instruments, musique concrete, dynamic and kinetic sound environments, electric bass, alto saxophone...music...sound...sounds..."
"Groovy new chamber music: tunes, tango-like objects, and an imaginary encounter between Julio Cortazar and Marcello Mastroianni, with Michael Attias, also sax; Marlene Rice, violin; Oscar Noriega, bass and clarinets; Ratliff, accordion brass; Sean Conly, bass."
"An avant-jazz nexus of East and West coasts, Italy and Japan with Brooklyn twinge and perhaps a jolt from Saturn ala Sun Ra: Federico Ughi, drums; Reuben Radding, bass; Sayuri Goto, synthesizer; Carter, sexes, flute, trumpet and clarinet."
"From breath to breeze to squall to blizzard to hurrican and back. The supergroup born in the 800s sails into the new century and new weather. The technically astounding and musically adventurous Herb Robertson, trumpet, Robert Dick, flutes; and Ned Rothenberg, reeds."
"Music made of juxtaposition: the sounds, drama, smells and voice of urban life here answered, opposed, pulsed by an electric violin. The violin provides the pace, moves characters and scenes forward. It returns as a trippy heartbeat. Or a molten electric solo."
"Dunno how to get there but wouldn't start from here interrogation of percieved space as larynx, where F is always at 4 o'clock, A is always 9 o'clock, T is alaways 2...Text ("language is the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm thinking better than I do") by Mann, real-time spectral analysis solution by R. Luke Dubois."
"Ghosts Are Not Transparent, the composer/performer/vocalist's continuing research into the nature of hallucination and coincidence; possibly including instance of spirit possession (not as a search for answer but as a musical experiment)."
"Guitarists Nick Didkovsky and Hans Tammen with Kurt Ralske, video. Human history shows very early evidence of guitar-like instruments. According to James and Thorpe's book Ancient Inventions the lute, developed from the lyre in Mesopotamia, is first depicted in Babylonia around 2300 B.C."
"With a hard drive full of dense sound, Ostrowski joins forces with Bulgarian duo The Legendary Poptones and their selection of found objects, bas, and whatever else they can find lying around for an evening of improvisations from mass group disorder to Bulgarian folk tunes as might be seen through the eyes of the Residents. "
"Colombian improvising composer Arias (bas balloon kit, electronics) is joined by the uniquely austere percussion of New Yorker Meehan (snare drum, cymbals) to deliver a series of unpremeditated pieces using highly unorthodox instruments and techniques."
"Erin McGonigle, Rene Gabri and Heimo Lattner present Domestic Disturbance, Shelter, Fight or Flight. Originally exhibited as a multi-track film-sound installation for a WWII bunker situated in the heart of the "new" Berlin. The "bunker" is the starting point for a work dealing with the intersections between memory, politics, war, property, gentrification, media, exile-ration and the subject. "
"Swimming up the sound stream, beats and frequecies bubble to the surface. Gameboy by a gamegirl." Bubblyfish performs experimental electronic music on a laptop computer, Gameboy, and other electronic gear, lo-fi and 8-bit technologies."