Bonanza of Doom

Here in the third decade of the 21st century, it almost seems irrelevant to think in terms of genre. Certainly a good number of musicians working in the more exploratory areas of their fields...

Biagio Coppa/Intrepid Trio: Cursed Location

The Intrepid Trio is a project of Milanese soprano and tenor saxophonist Biagio Coppa. Coppa’s roots are in the creative improvised music that evolved out of more mainstream jazz during and after the 1960s;...

Kaufmann, Gratkowski & de Joode: Canberra

The trio of pianist Achim Kaufmann, clarinetist/saxophonist Frank Gratkowski, and double bassist Wilbert de Joode has been together for over twenty years now. First formed in Amsterdam in 2002, the group has toured extensively...

Pay attention to Sofia Borges

In the artistic path of a musician there is a moment when it is possible to merge the discoveries made on the instrument (the so-called exploratory or experimental phase) with the improvisational approaches. The...

Pascal Niggenkemper: blòc

One of the fundamental principles animating much 21st century music, whether improvised or composed, is the creative integration of an expanded field of sound or sound-producing gestures into the basic fabric of the work....

Luca Perciballi and Ivan Valentini’s “Letting Things Follow Their Lead”

Room Music A freely improvised performance doesn’t exist as a work until it’s finished in real time; in a way it’s analogous to a narrative that has no definite meaning until it reaches that point...

Contemporary flute and piano: a range of action and 10 pieces to survive

Bruno Mantovani stated that writing a score for an orchestral instrument in combination with a piano was one of the most difficult things to manage; it was a difficulty that arose in the sclerotization...

Edges, free forms, waves and whales: Setola’s new CDs

My thoughts about some new releases from Setola di Maiale.   Francesco Fornarelli / Andrea Massaria / Marcello Magliocchi   -Urban Edges- The music on Urban Edges, an album recorded in Bari by the trio of Francesco Fornarelli...

Focus on Margaux Oswald

Free improvisation owes much to human philosophy. For example, if you take Escher’s poetics, you will find that the famous engraver was constantly projecting impregnable and uncertain situations, as many musicians have done; Escher...

Two types of absence and six mementi

Some thoughts about three new Setola di Maiale's CDs: -Massaria/Kneer/Hertenstein: The Absence of Zero -Mario Cianca Trio: Komuso -Donatello Pisanello: Mementi The Absence of Zero is the title of a long poem by Canadian poet R. Kolewe, published...

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METALLICUM: il progetto di Laura Faoro e Silvia Cignoli

Vincitrici del bando Life is Live organizzato dalla cooperativa Smart in collaborazione con la Fondazione Cariplo, METALLICUM è il nuovo progetto della flautista Laura...

SoundOut Festival 2024

Amelia Cuni