Look at what the Italians did!

A few weeks ago, we posted a note about a concert led by Giovanni Mancuso in Venice, Italy, here: http://experimentalmusic.co.uk/wp/?p=237 . Well, some of the concert has been posted on YouTube, including some of Chris Hobbs’ PTO pieces. What wonderful hard work with such little tiny instruments. Thanks for the concert, Giovanni! You can find them here:

Andy Lee at Café Oto

Hi there,

Paul Epstein has written with great news about Andy Lee, the minimalist pianist, who is performing minimal and minimalish music, including Paul Epstein, Alvin Curran, Jürg Frey, and Dennis Johnson, at Café Oto, London, March 8 and 9. Information here: http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/r-andrew-lee-minimalism-in-12-parts.shtm . We saw Andy play at the Third International Conference on Minimalist Music in Leuven in 2011, and have his recordings on Irritable Hedgehog, and can say that if you like your minimalism pianistic and classic, this is the guy for you. Andy is based in Colorado, so Londoners, this is a great opportunity to see him live.

Fizzle off and on again

Hi all,

Mike has sent news of the following cool stuff at Fizzle!

Hello all, the gig arranged for the 22nd January has had to be moved to 26th.
Sorry if this means that you cant make it!

Saturday 26th January, 8:30pm.
The Lamp Tavern.

Mark Lockett(electric keyboards) Trevor Lines(electric bass) Lluis Mather(sax) Ric Yarborough(drums).
Eminent ethnomusicologist and multi instrumentalist Lockett with long time collaborator Trevor Lines and talented young improvisers Mather and Yarborough.

Next gig will be Chris Hobbs/Virginia Anderson/Bruce Coates on 5th Feb.
more info www.blambirmingham.co.uk


This Saturday’s improv gig is full of talent, so it’s worth checking out. Also, note that the 5 Feb will be the EMC improv date in Birmingham, with EMCfounder Chris Hobbs (on keyboards and bits), EMCgal Virginia Anderson (clarinets), and EMCdude (the designer of the pretty EMC logo) Bruce Coates (sax). Come along if you can, and say ‘hi’!

Varela plays Shrapnel — update

Hi there,

We just got a cool package of DVDs containing the recordings of Hugh Shrapnel’s Cantation II by Daniel Varela, which we had told you about here. We’ve only seen the video presentation which looks stunning! — and are looking forward to hearing more of this. The new year is bright for experimental music, if this is the way it begins. More soon.