Tag: Mark Cunningham

Blood Quartet at Iklectik – UK Tour 2017

Mark Cunningham – trumpet, guitar Lluís Rueda – guitar, Korg MS-10 Kike Bela – bass, Korg MS-10, guitar Càndid Coll – drums, voice Blood Quartet are hard to categorise. Doomjazz? Kind of, but without any metal trappings. Noise? Lots of it but always contrasted with something elegant and delicate. Ambient? Surprisingly so, sometimes. And the…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2016…?

Top ten lists. Aren’t they awful? Always incomplete. Always missing your favourite album. Well, this is aJazzNoise’s (my) top ten albums – that I’ve listened to – in 2016. It won’t be your top ten. And if I’d heard all the great music you have then maybe it would look very different. But I haven’t…




Blood Quartet – Deep Red

Mark Cunningham (trumpet, guitar) Lluis Rueda (guitar, Korg MS-10) Kike Bela (bass, Korg MS-10, guitar) Candid Coll (drums, voice) Bloodlines String Theory Only Lovers Dark Energy 74 Dragon Tree Blood House Soma Fly Your Eyes Rare Doom 11 Gravity Pull (41:29) Hang the DJ Records HTDJ-027 (on CD) Feeding Tube Records FTR283 (on vinyl) Barcelona…




BCN Impro Fest at Sala Fènix – 9th Feb. ’16

This was the inauguration of the first BCN Impro Fest, a month-long celebration intended to bring together the musicians (and others) involved in the city’s improvised music scene. Organised by Miquel Jordà, the festival is hosted by Sala Fènix with a concert each Tuesday evening. In addition, there’s an exhibition of photography and artwork depicting…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2015…?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted 10 Daily Tunes on Facebook, slowly revealing the aJN top ten albums of 2015. Some things to bear in mind… This is, of course, a highly subjective list. The criteria were, a) what I liked, b) variety, c) there is no c), just a) and b), mainly…




7 Questions for… Mark Cunningham

Playing bass in New York no wave band Mars, trumpet experiments in Barcelona with Convolution and Bèstia Ferida, Mark Cunningham’s latest project is Blood Quartet, a collaboration with Catalan noise trio Murnau b. In response to his 7 Questions, Mark talks influences and transcendence… 1. Name an experience that contributed to your becoming a musician?…




Blood Quartet at Heliogàbal – 18th June ’15

It begins with an echoing trumpet tone, a handful of harmonics from a Fender Jazzmaster, a shimmer of cymbal, and a scrape of a bass string… Blood Quartet are here. It was their first gig proper and the launch of the debut album, “Dark Energy” and Heliogàbal in Gràcia was packed out. On other days,…