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Really loving a film but really hating its DVD artwork is the motivation behind this series of unprompted DVD packaging redesigns, usually performed over the space of an average lunch break. 516 more words


For Evan Parker's 70th Birthday, a 2010 DownBeat Feature

The sui generis master soprano and tenor saxophonist Evan Parker turns 70 today. I’ve been enthralled with his music for several decades now, and have had several opportunities to interact with him, initially in 1990 through the auspices of Ben Young, who organized what I believe was a ten-day festival of his music, and allowed me to participate in an on-air interview. 3,887 more words


Hermetic rumblings.

For your consideration: a pipe organ improvisation performed by John Zorn. Drones, throbs and horrific stabs. Good stuff. Zorn’s claimed that the pipe organ was his first instrument, and the soundtrack to Lon Chaney’s silent films was deeply influential. 52 more words


Something's Not Quite Right

Samples from Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K 626 – 5. Sequentia: Rex Tremendae Majestatis, A Jim Morrison Interview, and some basic bass and snares. Strange.


Interview with Dave Lombardo

“I’ve always been a fan of music that is left of center. It wasn’t until i started to work with Patton that i realized i had the instinctual ability to play avant-garde style of music. 52 more words


Rituals of Rented Island

This review appeared in frieze:

Theodora Skipitares Skysaver, 1980, performance documentation

The full title of Jay Sanders’s first show since his appointment as the Whitney’s first-ever curator of performing arts – ‘Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama – Manhattan, 1970–1980’ – could easily pass for an academic thesis. 743 more words


Sunday 03/23/14

119 Gallery, Lowell MA

The 119 hosts the 2014 Annual Spring Equinox Whitehaus Family Showcase!

Egg, Eggs!

Jen Gelineau – violin

Miss Olivia Kennett – keys… 214 more words