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CD Review: Here (and there), Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi (piano w/electronics)

Here (and there), Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, (piano w/electronics), various composers, Innova (846) by Robert Spalding Newcomb Over the past two decades, advances in technology and performance virtuosity have evolved in parallel.  A primary challenge for composers and performers working in … Continue reading

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New CD available for review, ‘Silvatica’ by Galactronic.

They describe it as “Womping odd-meter, just intonation, nested rhythmic figures, and breathing electronics, Galactronic weaves in the magic of the Hang with the grit of the California underground electronic scene. The Result: Dance music like you’ve never heard before, … Continue reading

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New CDs for review

New CD available for review. Please email us at <array dot journal at gmail dot com> if you are interested in reviewing this CD. Pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi’s new release Here (and there) features works for piano and electronics by Brian … Continue reading

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CD Review: Resonating Universes, Erdem Helvacioğlu, Şirin Pancaroğlu

Resonating Universes, Erdem Helvacioğlu (composer), Şirin Pancaroğlu (harpist), Sargasso by Alistair Zaldua Sargasso’s latest publication is a set of eight pieces presented by composer Erdem Helvacioğlu and harpist Şirin Pancaroğlu. Helvacioğlu is a very successful young Turkish composer whose (now somewhat outdated) website reveals … Continue reading

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ICMC 2011 Review: Concert 8, Wednesday 3rd August

By John ffitch Concert 8 was given twice on account of the room size.  I attended the second performance, in which there were five tape pieces and a video. The concert started with a bang that made me jump, as … Continue reading

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ICMC 2011 Review: Audiovisual works, Thursday 4th August

By Andrew Connor It is the fourth day of the main conference, and my last, as I have a prior commitment requiring me to leave early tomorrow. But it’s a great day for audiovisual work, with a fine example on … Continue reading

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ICMC 2011 Review: Audiovisual works, Wednesday 3rd August

By Andrew Connor It is the halfway point in the Conference. My body is beginning to remind me that sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Due to the keynote speech and conference banquet, the schedule contained fewer concerts than … Continue reading

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ICMC 2011 Review: Audiovisual works, Tuesday 2nd August

By Andrew Connor The second day of the full conference has been quite exhausting, with so much of interest to try and get to. It’s definitely a good place to see how people are interpreting and creating work that can … Continue reading

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ICMC 2011 Review: Audiovisual works, Monday 1st August

By Andrew Connor As I have a particular interest in audiovisual compositions, I’ve approached the idea of reviewing ICMC performances from a slightly different angle. Instead of reviewing concerts in their entirety, I have specifically focussed on individual audiovisual pieces … Continue reading

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ICMC 2011 Review: Concert 9, Thursday 4th August

By Howard Kenty Phipps Hall, a fairly acoustically dry space with a surround speaker configuration, seats approximately 100 people.  This program was repeated at 2:00 PM the same day; this review deals only with the 12:30 concert. The first performance … Continue reading

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