Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Fri Oct 6 18:13:18 CEST 2006

(yes, I know, shameless self-promotion but the work is good)

> From steven at museumfire.com Thu Oct  5 11:41:05 2006
Subject: preorder alan sondheim & what welive w/ saadet
          [x-unknown] trkz cds


(for more information: http://www.museumfire.com/news)

We are proud to announce that our next two releases, "Ski/nn" by Alan Sondheim 
and "Sound Catcher" by What We Live w/ Saadet Trkz are now available for 

FM 07 "Ski/nn":

The return of Alan Sondheim!

A recording of solo acoustic guitar and alpine zither songs, this release will 
delight those familiar with his early Riverboat (reissued as FM 04) and ESP 
Disc recordings as well as the audience for experimental solo guitar - while 
creating an audience for experimental solo alpine zither! On this release, Alan 
performs on the 1927 martin tenor guitar, 19th century parlor guitar, 1920s 
prime alpine zither and 1860s elegie alpine zither.

Dan Wharburton of Paris Transatlantic said of the reissue of The Songs:

"an endearingly ramshackle melting pot of free jazz, blues and folk (if Eugene 
Chadbourne later described his work as "free improvised country & western 
bebop" then this is "free improvised Hawaiian flamenco gospel blues music 
theatre).. its influence resonates (indirectly, one imagines, unless there are 
more copies of the original vinyl in circulation than I imagine) in the free 
folk of today's New Weird America scene."

Now listeners have the opportunity to hear for themselves the present day song 
form manifestations of this overlooked creative master.

FM 08 "Sound Catcher"

What We Live is a San Francisco based jazz/ improvised music group formed by 
bassist/composer Lisle Ellis in 1994. The three regular members are Lisle 
Ellis: acoustic bass; Lawrence Ochs, tenor and sopranino saxophones; Don 
Robinson, drums and percussion. Ellis' initial vision was to bring together a 
small group of musicians to investigate concepts central to the tradition of 
jazz-based improvisation swing, song form, modalities, etc - in a less explicit 
manner than the mainstream but in a more emphatically traditional way than 
offered by the practice of free jazz. Their resumes include time spent with 
Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, ROVA, Fred Frith, Terry Riley, Anthony Braxton, Wadada 
Leo Smith, John Tchicai and a virtual whos who of improvised/creative music.

Saadet Trkz was born in Istanbul in 1961. Due to the political pressures of the 
Chinese government upon the Turk people in East Turkestan, her parents fled to 
Istanbul where they settled as Kazakh refugees. They transmitted to her the 
rich oral and musical traditions of Central Asia.

At 20 years of age, she left Istanbul for Switzerland, where she experienced an 
exciting new world of music: free jazz, improvisation and a refreshing openness 
towards experimentation that paralleled her unbiased approach to the musical 
traditions of her origins.

Release Date: 10/24/2006

$ 10 plus $2 us, $3 canada, $4 rest of the world postage -

available now! fm-05 & 06
erik amlee - afternoon dream
helena espvall - nimis & arx

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