To coincide with the release of my first solo LP sand / layna, I am delighted to be featured in the upcoming July issue of the WIRE magazine (#377 – pictured below). I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jim Haynes for the piece, which turned our rather nicely (if i do say so…). The digital edition is available now on the Wire site with print copies available worldwide in the coming days.
My new solo LP Sand/Layna has just been released on Black Truffle Records (AU). The record features a composition originally self-released in 2009, Sand – and a new piece created in 2013, Layna. This marks my first official solo release and i am thrilled.
The LP and digital version is now available at major distributors such as Kompakt, Forced Exposure, Mimaroglu, a-musik, Metamkine and various shops worldwide. Special thanks to Joe Talia, Lasse Marhaug, Francis Plagne and (my dearest) Oren Ambarchi for all of their support with this release.
**One small hitch! The album labels state that it is to be played at 33 rpm BUT the album was actually mastered at 45 rpm for maximum sound quality. So, please listen at 45 rpm!
I was recently invited by the wonderful Russian blog Blackened Disco to create a playlist of music for their site. i selected a few key works that i love, by artists whom i admire. Each of these pieces resonates with my recent work and ideas. The mix can be streamed online at this link: https://www.mixcloud.com/blackeneddisco/blackened-disco-17-crys-cole/
The tracklist is:
1. “Blue” Gene Tyranny (composed by Phil Harmonic) – Timing (from Just for the Record)
2. Bruce Ditmas (with Joan La Barbara) – Soweto (from Yellow)
3. Luciano Cilio – Studio per fiati – originale inedito (from dell’Universo Assente)
4. Annea Lockwood – Tiger Balm (from Early Works 1967-1982)
5. Robert Ashley – The Park (from Private Lives)
On Thursday, March 26 Oren and i will perform a duo in Vancouver at VIVO as part of the Quiet City series. We’ll be sharing the bill with locals Sarah Davachi / Richard Smith duo and Australian artist Lucas Abela – should be a great night!
Presented by VIVO Media Arts, Soundscape & Panospria
Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door | 8 PM
I will be a giving a talk at the California Institute for the Arts in their Experimental Sound Practices program tomorrow, February 25 (Survey of Sound Art class). In the days following this i will have a performance/talk with Oren Ambarchi at the University of California, San Diego as well as two performances next week in LA with Ora Clementi, my duo with James Rushford. Busy days in sunny California! more details on these events can be found on my upcoming page.
I am very pleased to have a piece of mine – Blood & Memory #2 (for Lance Austin Olsen) – featured on the current edition of the Wire (UK) magazine’s Below The Radar #19 digital compilation. Each featured track is available for free download to subscribers of the Wire HERE.
On Saturday December 20 James Rushford and I will launch our duo LP – Ora Clementi – Cover you will softer me – in Melbourne at the Richmond Uniting Church. This church has a special connection to our record as we recorded some of the material for the LP in this venue on the beautiful pipe organ.
We will be joined on this special occasion by local artists Yuko Kono (with band: Joe Talia, Alex Garsden & Francis Plagne) and Rohan Drape (performing ‘He will now think he hears her’, and David Rosenboom’s ‘In The Beginning: Etude III’). This should be a lovely evening!
This is an early show, beginning at 6 PM, $10 entry
Richmond Uniting Church: 314 Church Street Richmond, Melbourne