Category Archives: Experimental

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Musically and geographically, these albums are all over the map.  This year’s picks include an album comprised of other albums, a band whose instruments are made from vegetables, a score to a film about lives erased under Stalin and a

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Experimental

Musically and geographically, these albums are all over the map.  This year’s picks include an album comprised of other albums, a band whose instruments are made from vegetables, a score to a film about lives erased under Stalin and a

Guy Thouin ~ Rien Ô Tout Ou Linéaire Un

Montreal’s Tenzier continues to unearth fascinating artifacts from across Montreal’s diverse musical heritage. Past records have ranged from visionary and singular electronic music to the distinct brand of free jazz and free improvisation that has been cultivated in Quebec. But

Guy Thouin ~ Rien Ô Tout Ou Linéaire Un

Montreal’s Tenzier continues to unearth fascinating artifacts from across Montreal’s diverse musical heritage. Past records have ranged from visionary and singular electronic music to the distinct brand of free jazz and free improvisation that has been cultivated in Quebec. But

Laura León ~ Doce Percepciones de un Silencio

WIth Doce Percepciones de un Silencio, filmmaker and musician Laura León dissects the relationship between music and image in an incredibly effective manner.  A multitude of musicians contribute their own scores to her short, impressionistic film, creating a tapestry of possibilities.  The concept

Laura León ~ Doce Percepciones de un Silencio

WIth Doce Percepciones de un Silencio, filmmaker and musician Laura León dissects the relationship between music and image in an incredibly effective manner.  A multitude of musicians contribute their own scores to her short, impressionistic film, creating a tapestry of possibilities.  The concept

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

Xenia Xamanek ~ Envase

Here’s a first for the site: an album released concurrently with a sculpture and a series of souvenirs (phone covers, refrigerator magnets), presented by a Danish-Honduran composer who incorporates the a cappella love songs of her deceased grandfather.  Envase is the

Xenia Xamanek ~ Envase

Here’s a first for the site: an album released concurrently with a sculpture and a series of souvenirs (phone covers, refrigerator magnets), presented by a Danish-Honduran composer who incorporates the a cappella love songs of her deceased grandfather.  Envase is the

The Vegetable Orchestra ~ Green Album

After Halloween we’ll be asking, “what are we going to do with all these pumpkins and gourds?”  Some people eat them, but most throw them out.  According to The Vegetable Orchestra, this is a missed opportunity.  One particular pumpkin meets its

The Vegetable Orchestra ~ Green Album

After Halloween we’ll be asking, “what are we going to do with all these pumpkins and gourds?”  Some people eat them, but most throw them out.  According to The Vegetable Orchestra, this is a missed opportunity.  One particular pumpkin meets its

David Vélez ~ The Things That Objects Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Some people seek comfort in music. Others seek questions. Traveling far beyond the sofa, sound artist David Vélez probes the unresolved. If to extend oneself requires risk, listening to his compositions requires leaning into space, surrendering to a balance that is

David Vélez ~ The Things That Objects Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Some people seek comfort in music. Others seek questions. Traveling far beyond the sofa, sound artist David Vélez probes the unresolved. If to extend oneself requires risk, listening to his compositions requires leaning into space, surrendering to a balance that is