The influence of Middle Eastern music and musicians is strong on Esmerine’s new record, Dalmak.
Rodina is a new record by Stefan Christoff and Sam Shalabi. We spoke to them about the way politics & art clash, converge and inform everyday life here and in Egypt.
The U.K. saxophonist’s tool kit of circular breathing, multiphonics and feedback were expansions on what early African-American free jazz and British free improvisers had already developed, but his particular explorations and aesthetic are unique to him. He is always challenging himself with the unfamiliar, and in so doing has extended the range of the saxophone.
Awesome Tapes From Africa, aka mp3 blogger Brian Shimkovitz, DJs at Casa tomorrow night as part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival. Read about how he turned ethnomusicology into an online sensation and a record label.
Cult MTL reviews Dromos, an immersive digital art representation of Paul Virilio’s dromology, presented as part of MUTEK.
There is no substitute for the rustic setting and concentrated programming offered by Victo, aka the Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville.