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Monthly Archives: June 2012
There are those who would prefer to uncouple improv from the ties that connect it to jazz. Hearing Han Bennink play solo recently (Night of the Unexpected, Spitalfields Festival, London, 16.6.12) reminded me of a few aspects of Han’s playing: … Continue reading
Posted in into the maelstrom Tagged Charles Ives, Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Han Bennink, improv, Into the Maelstrom, Lennie Tristano, Warren Baby Dodds Comments Off on spooky drums
Into the Maelstrom
in progress, my next book: Into the Maelstrom: Improvised Music and the Pursuit Of Freedom . . . to research the history and practice of musical improvisation, notably the post-1960s ‘school’ known as free improvisation; to establish the cultural and … Continue reading
Posted in into the maelstrom Tagged Edgar Allan Poe, free improvisation, Harry Clarke 17 Comments
Can I get a witness?
my essay for Scanner’s Witness project – David Toop on Witness – can be found online here: http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/scanner-durham-brass-festival/david-toop-witness
Posted in writing sound Tagged David Toop, Durham Brass Festival, Scanner, Sound & Music, Witness Comments Off on Can I get a witness?
. . . the hair on the head to hear . . .
“It was as though somewhere in the Sunday afternoon’s quiet and peace the screams of that child still existed, lingered, not as sound now, but as something for the skin to hear, the hair on the head to hear.” William … Continue reading
Posted in silent sound, Uncategorized Tagged silent sound, William Faulkner 2 Comments
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