With Dmitri Kourliandski and his string quartets

FANCYMUSIC, a Russian label specializing in contemporary classical music and jazz, has just released String Quartet Series, a CD that collects the three string quartets by composer Dmitri Kourliandski (1976) performed by the Vacuum...

Christoph Erb: his latest trio and a short conversation

It is said that the fruits of knowledge are gathered along the way. It's true! For Christoph Erb this sentence is relevant when we think that the Swiss musician spent a long time in...

Clemens Gadenstätter: multimedia semantic studies

On these pages I have often remarked how good music can be the consequence of a formidable thought implemented in the score. If I look at Clemens Gadenstätter's music, I have no doubt that...

Øyvind Brandtsegg: Persistent Disequilibrium

What is the virtuous path of a musician? The answer is obviously not univocal and admits several solutions, but certainly virtuosity must be interpreted, it cannot be seen only as the achievement of an...

On Tanja Feichtmair

Any improvised structure has to deal with phrasing. It is an essential theme of the way of playing that can be solved in many ways: with an instrument you can be angular, elastic, liminal...

On Christopher Trapani: ‘Horizontal Drift’ and a conversation

Really Coming Down, composition for electric guitar and live electronics from 2007, caused a rather important change in the artistic life of Christopher Trapani (1980), for several reasons. It is the first piece in...

On Alberto Posadas’ poetics

Today, the need to find a poetics for our life does not seem to be part of our primary needs. It is something that has been increasingly overlooked after humanity has accelerated its ambitions...

Thieke and Fagaschinski: The International Nothing

What has the twenty-first century taught us so far? I have repeatedly spoken of a century of idiocy but, if we go into the details, we could also say that the strangeness that is...

Sérgio Carolino: Below 0

Those who have followed the artistic path of Sérgio Carolino know very well his eclecticism. The Portuguese artist is one of the modern interpreters of the tuba, one of the most appreciated in the...

Discovering Salim Javaid

Salim Javaid is a 30 year old Czech-Pakistani saxophonist who works and lives in Cologne. Javaid is the tangible demonstration of how today the training of musicians can be a path crossing the realities...

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