Timothy McCormack’s Geological Soundscapes

Pull up an image of a karst and you’re likely to see a distressed, often vertiginous landscape of water-carved rock faces pitted with crevices and caves. Under the surface may be running water, but...

Beyond the Machine with Gonçalo Gato

The focus of much of the music of Lisbon-born, London-based composer Gonçalo Gato (b. 1979) is on the incorporation of computer algorithms into the compositional process. To judge from the work included in NowState,...

Italian reviews/Inserto recensioni improv Italia, part 1

The antinomy between composition and improvisation is often a false one; much contemporary improvised music, even when eschewing any pre-existing formal strictures or explicit structures, shows a predisposition toward a sensibility deeply molded by...

Un simposio per il contrabbasso: le basi di una nuova era (parte seconda)

  Alisei & Stefano Scodanibbio’s Poetics of the Double Bass 1 In a recent piece I suggested that the contemporary equivalent or near-equivalent of the old Common Practice of functional harmony just might be found in the...

Un simposio per il contrabbasso: le basi di una nuova era (parte prima)

Introduzione Nell'area delle sfide e delle interposizioni di genere musicale, il contrabbasso può vantare una nuova storia: gli attuali orientamenti permettono di acclarare una certa effervescenza su quanto si produce nelle rinnovate visuali di compositori...

a conversation with cristiano bocci

  It’s been said that music is really just applied mathematics. For Cristiano Bocci, an instrumentalist/composer/sound artist from Follonica, Italy, that statement is true in ways that go beyond the obvious. For in addition to...

The Nabatov String Trio & Z-Country Paradise

Within various streams of contemporary music the notion of genre seems to be something that exists in a state of suspension between persistence and nothingness--as an inheritance to be confounded or a perverse ideal...

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The best of 2019: a possible list

In no order of importance or preference. Classical, contemporary and extended music Mark Andre, HIJ, Wergo Edmund Finnis, The air, turning, Nmc R. Maja Mijatovic, To catch a...