Memoria Uno at L’Automàtica – 12th March 2018

Ramon Prats – drums Oriol Roca – drums Juan Berbín – drums & objects Vasco Trilla – drums & objects Núria Andorrà – percussion & objects Ramon López – drums Iván González – conduction L’Automàtica, Barcelona Ah, Memoria Uno! A conduction project capable of endless reinvention – each performance a different line up, each performance…




BCN ImproFest – 8th March 2018

After an opening ‘school concert’ which saw Zero de Conducta collaborate with the children’s L’orquestra Pre-infantil del Poble-Sec (lots of fun, and I loved that kids so young are involved in improvised music and so obviously enjoying it – who wouldn’t?! – but must admit to a little frustration at not seeing ZdC in their…




Giulia Valle Trio – Centre Cultural Albareda, Barcelona, 2 March 2018

Giulia Valle – bass Marco Mezquida – piano David Xirgu – drums Centre Cultural Albareda, Barcelona This was the second in a short series of Barcelona concerts from Giulia Valle’s trio and while I can’t speak for the others, this one was fizzing with exuberance – possibly due to it being in Valle’s own neighbourhood,…




allEars Improvised Music Festival – Oslo, 11-14 January 2018

Artists appearing: IOIOI Yandsen, Kok, Sandtorv, Mofjell Jöelle Leandre, Kazehito Seki Arma Agharta Will Guthrie BNSU Møster, Gustafsson, Jernberg, Hana, Saunier O YAMA O Andrea Parkins Wave Behaviour McDonald, Welch, Davidson, Duch Ayumi Tanaka Voicehandler Rosenberg, Røysum, Rivero, Heule WeDoMagic Denoise skævv allEars, Oslo – a festival diary From the allEars website: “allEars is an…



Martin Pyne / Stephen Grew duo – Winter Landscape

Martin Pyne – vibraphone Stephen Grew – piano A Hard Frost Shiver Icicles Slipper After The Snow (60:10) Tall Guy Records 008 After 2017’s “Behind The Mist”, Martin Pyne’s solo vibes album inspired by British Faerie myths, comes another improvised concept album. “Winter Landscape” is a duo set with pianist Stephen Grew, a series of…




Miss Foreign Affairs – Jihad For Dummies, Vol. 1

Owen Kilfeather – electric guitar, vocals Luiz Rocha – bass clarinet, vocals Carlos Ródenas – electric bass Enric Ponsa – drums, percussion Rich Kids of Raytheon a bit of fun, the swines… REDACTED Kiss My Asset Probable Cause (24:10) You know those albums that begin so quietly that you wonder if you pressed PLAY firmly…




RAIC – Love Lingers Like Poison in the Veins

Samuel Goff – drums, percussion, bowed dulcimer, vocals, electronics Abdul Hakim Bilal – bass, percussion Erik Schroeder – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion, flute, keyboards Zoe Olivia Kinney – cello Tim Harding – alto saxophone on Track #3 Love Lingers Like Poison in the Veins Penance Love Lingers Like Poison in the Veins (LIVE) (67.48)…




7 Questions later… Giulia Valle

This may the first in an occasional series of features catching up with our past 7 Questions victims interviewees. A couple of years on, what’s new? Giulia Valle was first featured in October 2015 and her album re-launch shortly after – “Lìbera” – was on aJN’s Best of 2015 list. For more recent news… You’ve…