First Solo Release on Bandcamp

All proceeds from the sale of “Gilgamesh Suite EP” will benefit Locrian Chamber Players’ next concert season.

“‘Gilgamesh Suite ‘is a newly composed work based on selections from incidental music I contributed to the play ‘Gilgamesh Variations,’ produced at Brooklyn’s Bushwick Starr Theatre in 2011. Written to commemorate the 2012 John Cage centenary, its touchstone work is ‘Sonatas and Interludes.’ Instead of creating a trope on Cageian compositional practices, I focused on incorporating the rich sound palette of the work’s prepared piano into the play’s eclectic and highly gestural aesthetic.

The suite, composed for Locrian Chamber Players, is scored for flute, prepared piano, harp, and string quartet. The sixth movement embeds ‘Locrian Flourish,’ a work commissioned by the ensemble for flutist Diva Goodfriend-Koven, as an extended cadenza.” – Christian Carey

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released 09 December 2012
Locrian Chamber Players: Conrad Harris and Miranda Cuckson, violin; Daniel Panner, viola; Greg Hesselink, cello; Roger Wagner, bass; Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute; David Broome, prepared piano; Lynette Wardle, harp. Artistic Director: David MacDonaldMusic by Christian Carey, published by File Under Music (ASCAP).
Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

Recorded August 24, 2012 at Riverside Church, New York.
Locrian Chamber Players (locrian.org)

Mastering: Robert Thomas (retmusic.com)
Artwork: Tyler Carey

For scores, parts, and more information about Christian Carey, please visit www.christiancarey.wordpress.com

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Swans: “The Apostate” (live video)

Swans is celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in style. This year has seen the release of a 2xCD, The Seer, and a world tour, currently in progress. Even though Swans’s leader Michael Gira has reached sexagenarian status, the band still plays in a ferociously physical and thunderously intense fashion. Witness a sampling in the live video embedded below, an edited version of “The Apostate.”

the apostate (edit) from Marco Porsia on Vimeo.

Toro Y Moi: “Rose Quartz” Live at Lollapalooza (Video)

Toro Y Moi’s set yesterday at Lollapalooza 2012 included five new songs.

The video for one of them, “Rose Quartz,” is below.

The band is touring in August and September (dates below).

Toro Y Moi- Touring schedule
8/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Festival
9/26 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
9/27 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
9/28 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm *
9/29 – Fairburn, GA – Counterpoint Music Festival
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival

* = w/ The Choir Quit, Can’t Kids

Tomorrow: Arndt plays Carey at Princeton Chapel (Live Broadcast)

Mander organ at Princeton Chapel

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 19) from 12:30-1PM, organist Joseph Arndt will be playing all three of my Spiritual Variations, as well as Alexandre Guilmant’s Sonata No. 4, at Princeton University Chapel. Admission is free.

Joe has been a staunch advocate for my work, commissioning all three of these pieces, as well as commissioning and performing choral works at Grace Church Newark, where he directs the music program. I’m very grateful: composers need more advocates like Joe!

If you can’t make the lunchtime concert, you can still hear the live broadcast, locally via 89.1 FM or online at WWFM.org.

Carter Tutti Void: Transverse (CD Review)

Carter Tutti Void
Transverse
Mute

Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Void (Factory Floor) created Transverse for the Short Circuit presents Mute festival at the Roundhouse, London in 2011. Rehearsing and preparing these tracks in the studio, they then performed them live (and live to tape) at the Roundhouse. The results are head turning and head-spinning, with many complexly hued textures that prove a revelatory exhibition of sonic timbres. Tutti’s singing is often treated as one instrument in the midst of many, rather than the conveyor of narrative or explicit sentiment. Void’s guitar work is also unconventional; he contributes bowed passages and grittily sinewed strata that combine with Carter’s musicking into a welter of drones.

Transverse explores the continuum between noise based improvisation and more rhythmically articulated and pitch-inflected music-making. Carter Tutti Void make avant-electronica at its most exultant and the results here are a jubilant clangor that ups the ante for acts – both analog and digital – to follow.

Forma: Live on WBAR 4/1/12 (SoundCloud)




Last week, one of our favorite Brooklyn-based indie/electronica collectives, Forma, played on Barnard College Radio. They’ve been kind enough to share the set on their SoundCloud page (embed below).

Forma also has several shows coming up (dates below). The band’s self-titled debut has been released via Spectrum Spools (Editions Mego), and is for sale at Boomkat.






UPCOMING SHOWS:

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 9pm:
Auditorium
Acme Studio
63 North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – time TBA:
with Gary War, Ancient Ocean & Plexxus Dor
Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
89 Varet Street
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 2-10pm:
WBAR-B-Q
Barnard College radio
Free summer concert and barbecue
Lehman Lawn, Barnard College
117th and Broadway
New York, NY

Friday, May 11, 2012 – 8pm:
with SSPS, Keith Fullerton Whitman & Pete Swanson
285 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Great Lake Swimmers: “Easy Come Easy Go” (Video)

Great Lake Swimmers releases New Wild Everywhere, a new album, today via Nettwerk. If the leadoff single, “Easy Come Easy Go,” is any indication, one can sense a revitalized spring in their collective steps, and copious fiddle tunes surrounding their now customary felicitous vocal harmonies.

Check out a video of the song performed live at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario.