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“VOCAL Adventures”, by Lauren Newton

Wolke-Verlag publishes “VOCAL Adventures” by avant-jazz singer and teacher Lauren Newton. Lauren Amber Newton (Coos Bay, Oregon, 1952) is an American avant-garde jazz and free improvisation singer better known in German-speaking European countries than in the United States as one of the founders of the Vienna Art Orchestra – Vienna’s…

“Exploring Xenakis”, by Alfia Nakipbekova

“Exploring Xenakis”, by Alfia Nakipbekova, in commemoration of the Xenakis centenary. Although originally published in 2019 by the American academic book publisher Vernon Press, the fact that 2022 marks the centenary of Iannis Xenakis is a good occasion to bring back the essay Exploring Xenakis, conducted by Kazakh cellist and…

Mattin launches his essay “Social Dissonance”

Urbanomic publishes Mattin Artiach’s essay on his performance “Social Dissonance”. Social Dissonance was, first of all, the title of the artistic/musical project with which the Spanish artist and composer Mattin Artiach (Guecho, Vizcaya, 1977) participated in 2017 in documenta 14, the fourteenth edition of the artistic event held every five…

Xenakis’ CD-book by Les Percussions de Strasbourg

«Persephassa / Péïades», de Xenakis, a cargo del conjunto Les Percussions de Strasbourg. 2022 marks both the centenary of the birth of Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis (Brăila, Romania, 1922-Paris, 2001) and the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the contemporary music ensemble launched in 1959 by…

“Arcana X”, John Zorn’s final installment…

“Arcana X”, by John Zorn (various authors). Twenty-five years ago, in 1997, John Zorn published Arcana, a first volume of texts – theoretical essays, interviews, critiques, manifestos, etc. – on new music and the avant-garde, written by the very musicians Zorn considered most outstanding and/or qualified to do so. That…

“Sounds Beyond”, by Kevin C. Karnes

“Sounds Beyond”, by Kevin C. Karnes. Kevin C. Karnes, musicologist and associate dean for the Art and professor of Music History at Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, is a specialist not only in the work of Arvo Pärt, but in the sonic expressions of “identity, difference and…