Monthly archives: March, 2016

Memoria Uno: The Tesla Session, aka: This is no lullaby

Memoria Uno #9 at Sala Fènix – 29th March ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Juan R. Berbin (drums) Àlex Reviriego (electric bass) Martín Léiton (electric bass) Hilario Rodeiro (laptop) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) Ferran Fages (electric guitar) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (alto saxophone, conduction)…




Toxydoll – Bullsheep

Vicent Doménech (alto saxophone) Alberto Cavenati (electric guitar) Bob Meanza (keyboards, electronics) Olga Nosova (drums) Meal for Mum Hands Against the Bike! Tsk Tsk Tsk Bullsheep X Renato Pulled a Number Zoft Mascheen Mantis Dance Sheepshifter 2015 Aut Records AUT022 When I saw Toxydoll at Nocturna Discordia #64, I’d not heard of them before. If…




Barcelona Piano Sculpture

“Don’t Mind” at Jamboree – 6th Mar. ’16 Josep-Maria Balanyà (piano) Josep-Maria Balanyà has been busy in Barcelona. Resident in Brussels, Bcn is his home town and on visits he can be heard and seen (and I recommend you do both) participating in various free improvisation performances. On this trip, he’s performed at two out…




Two Sides of the Free Coin…

Nocturna Discordia #61 at Soda – 2nd Mar. ’16 Jorma Tapio (flute, alto flute, wooden flute, tenor saxophone) Ángel Ontalva (electric guitar, effects) Enric Ponsa (drums) If I had to order my CD collection by geographical origin, Spain and Finland would probably top the chart. You can imagine that I wasn’t about to miss a…




An eclectic finale to BCN Impro Fest

BCN Impro Fest 4th session at Sala Fènix – 1st March ’16 For the fourth and final session of the festival, we end on a more varied set of disciplines, adding dance, spoken word and even a touch of the theatrical… Agustí Martínez (tenor saxophone) Rubén Fernández (voice) Josep-Maria Balanyà (piano) Amaiur González (tuba) Sònia…




Camões / Foussat / Parle – Bien Mental

João Camões (viola) Jean-Marc Foussat (electronics) Claude Parle (accordion) L’autre bout À vingt ans Déchirure 2015 Fou Records FR-CD-12 This is an absolutely restless 40 minutes of three-way improvisation, never pausing, never hesitating, never lost, never satisfied, a non-stop series of leaps from one fractured acoustic-electric soundscape to another with fearless movement, connection, and flow….