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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

Archive for June 2010

25th June – Susan Alcorn, Campbell/Davidson/Duff Trio, Edimpro

25th June, Door 7:30pm, Donations £5 suggested
Alison house (atrium room)
12 Nicolson Square, EH8 9DF

Susan Alcorn

is a Baltimore-based composer and musician who has received international recognition as an innovator of the pedal steel guitar, an instrument whose sound is commonly associated with country and western music. Alcorn has absorbed the technique of C&W pedal steel playing and refined it to a virtuosic level. Her original music reveals the influence of free jazz, avant-garde classical music, Indian ragas, Indigenous traditions, and other musics of the world. The Manchester Guardian describes her music as “beautiful, glassy and liquid, however far she strays from pulse and conventional harmony.”

Recent performances include the Musique Action festival in Nancy, France, Leipzig JazzTage in Germany as a part of the Chris Cutler Project, critically acclaimed performances at the London Musicians Collective’s Festival of Experimental Music, and performances at the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, Birmingham Improv Festival, and the No Idea Festival in Austin, Texas. Though she usually performs solo, she has collaborated and recorded with others including Pauline Oliveros, Eugene Chadbourne., the late Peter Kowald, Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Maggie Nicols, LaDonna Smith, Joe Giardullo, Joe McPhee, Mike Cooper, Lê Quan Ninh, Ellen fullman, Caroline Kraabel, Johanna and Christofer Varner, and Scottish guitarist George Burt.

Her recent recordings Curandera (Uma Sounds), Concentration (Recorded) and And I Await the Resurrection of the Pedal Steel Guitar (Olde English Spelling Bee) are available in Europe and the United States. Ms. Alcorn currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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25/06/2010 at 6:29 pm

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21st June – Fourcolor, Hervé Boghossian, Pixelmechanics, TapeJar, Jessica Aslan

21st June, Monday, 7pm Door £6/£5
the voodoo rooms (speakeasy)
19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA

Fourcolor (Keiichi Sugimoto, Japan)
cubic music, 12K, HEADZ
FourColor is one of the music project by Keiichi Sugimoto. Sugimoto founded the cubic music in 1999 with Tetsuro Yasunaga and Namiko Sasamoto. The label, as a record label, sound production, and designing works based in Tokyo, Japan. He is engaged to some projects of various music relation based on the label.(ex. a part of the electro-acoustic-music quartet Minamo (12K/apestaartje/cubic music), as electronica project Fonica (plop/tomlab) and as electro-pop music band called FilFla.) And, He is also graphic designer / web designer for cubic music or the other company.

Hervé Boghossian (France)
List, Raster-Noton, (1.8)sec.records, Cathnor
Boghossian plays acoustic & electric guitar & electronics (laptop, mixing desk), compose & improvise with this different means in solo as well as with groups or meeting other improvisers. He is the founder of the electonic/acoustic minimalist music label called LIST also released his second album “MOUVEMENTS” on prestigious german label RASTER-NOTON. In the other groups and releases, he collaborated with Stephane Rives, Matthieu Saladin, John Tilbury, Eddie Prevost, Tetuzi Akiyama, Sylvain Chauveau.

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21/06/2010 at 9:50 pm

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Edimpro Live Recording of Reid Hall Concert 9th May 2010

The “young and full of good taste” free-improvisation large ensemble, Edimpro, made through their first year together by the regular meetings once fortnight. A concert was presented at the Reid Hall on 9th May 2010, to celebrate this fruitful year and to encourage further exploration with free improvisation. Here is the live recording from this concert (original post). Edimrpo’s next public performance will be on 25th June

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20/06/2010 at 11:00 pm

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