[NetBehaviour] Two works with Lacanian basics, online work notice, gig announcement

james jwm-art net james at jwm-art.net
Thu Apr 17 15:25:40 CEST 2008

On 17/4/2008, "Alan Sondheim" <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:

>Two works with Lacanian basics, online work notice, gig announcement
>Please note I will send out only once a week; at this point I don't think
>anyone's looking or reading these texts/media files; at once a week maybe
>someone will look at something. And if not it wastes a lot less of your
>time on delete. You can always check www.alansondheim.org for updates. I
>recognize I'm writing to myself here. Come to the gig below. - Alan, bad
>health. For God's sakes help support Tom Clark if you can.
>Gig announcement:
>Fire Museum Records presents:
>The Fire Museum Records/Majmua Music Label Showcase!
>Balcony @ The Trocadero
>1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia
>Monday, April 21st 10PM
>Alan Sondheim
>Dora Bleu
>George Korein
>Eric Carbonara
>Aditi Tahiti
>Fire Museum Records proudly presents the Fire Museum Records/Majmua
>Music label showcase. The evening begins with two artists whom have
>releases slated for release on Majmua Music. First up, vocalist &
>harmonium player Aditi Tahiti (joined this evening by Nasrudra on
>saxophone) sets the scene, performing music influenced by her
>upcoming release The Time Canvas (to be released later this year) and
>more. Recently relocated to New York, this will be Aditi's first
>performance in Philadelphia.
>Up next, Philadelphia's own Eric Carbonara has been winning rave
>reviews for his solo acoustic guitar music as heard on Exodus
>Bulldornadius (Locust Music). Carbonara's playing draws on the rich
>musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani & North
>African folk to form a kind of exalted pidgin style of playing that
>covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless
>unease. Eric is also a member of the Psychedelic rock group Soft
>People; his release on Majmua Music is slated for later this year.
>George Korein has developed a reputation in the Philadelphia musical
>underground for being a true musical iconoclast. A frequent
>collaborator with Charles Cohen, Alex Nagle, Jesse Krakow and many
>others, George also produced and provided electronics on Helena
>Espvall's (of Espers) solo cd Nimis & Arx. Moving from no-wave moods
>to textured noise works to improvisation and catchy pop moments
>(sometimes in the course of the same song), we can't guarantee that
>George's set will resemble at all the sounds to be found on Another
>Corpse, which is the debut release on Majmua Music.
>Hailing from Montreal, Dora Bleu is the latest group led by Dorothy
>Geller, previously of From Quagmire (VHF Records) and Laconic Chamber
>(Camera Obscura). Her music can be considered "of folk" while not
>referencing traditional folk forms, anchored by a very explicative
>voice and guitar playing with an accompaniment that is alternatively
>unified song form or seemingly improvised depending on what is
>required in the moment. For this tour Dorothy is working with some of
>the brightest lights in the Montreal experimental music scene: Sam
>Shalabi (Shalabi Effect, etc) on electric guitar, Alex St. Onge (Et
>Sans, etc) on upright bass, and Gordon Allen on trumpet. The (Axa
>Hour of) Dora Bleu release Clones of Eros is available on Fire Museum
>Alan Sondheim is perhaps best known in musical circles for his pair
>of recordings on the legendary ESP Disk label, but his first
>recording, The Songs was released on Riverboat Records in 1967 (and
>has been reissued on Fire Museum Records). The multi instrumentalist
>returned with his first proper release of new recordings in almost 20
>years with the release of Skin/n in 2006 on Fire Museum Records. This
>recording of solo guitar and alpine zither pieces was highly
>acclaimed, earning the following accolade from The Wire Magazine:
>"(T)he music evokes an ethnographic hybrid of countless string
>instrument traditions, from koto to bluegrass, vigorously wiping past
>idiomatic technique as it does so. As a rough equivalent, you'd do
>equally well to imagine either David Fair or Derek Bailey punking out
>in imitation of Robbie Basho. The results are so compellingly
>idiosyncratic that any number of newly bearded Americans and brazen
>improv festival tryhards pale as extremely corny in compa
>  rison." Appearing in Philadelphia for the first time, this year will
>also see the release of "Boojum", a recording of experimental lounge
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