a small US tour with Ora Clementi this week!

Ora Clementi, my duo with the fabulous James Rushford (AU), will be doing a small tour in the USA this week, Aug 11 – 16. I can’t wait to be making music with James once again and to be sharing what we do! Each one of these events has us sharing the bill with a different fantastic artist. Details here:

August 11 NYC (NY) • Issue Project Room @ Artists Space Books – 55 Walker St. • with Vito Ricci
August 14PHILADELPHIA (PE) • Vox Populi Gallery – 319 N. 11th, 3rd fl. • with Mike Bullock
August 15 ST PAUL (MN) • Crow with No Mouth @ Studio Z – 275 East 4th • with Michael Flora
August 16CHICAGO (IL) • Constellation – 3111 N Western Ave. • with Olivia Block

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VOLUMES publication by Blackwood Gallery (Ontario)

I am very pleased to have my work included in an ambitious new publication released by Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga Ontario, edited by Martin Arnold and Christof Migone. The publication Volumes is an anthology / collection of writing, images and audio from curated projects focused on artists who engage with sound and music. The  exhibitions documented and discussed were presented by Blackwood Gallery in 2003 & 2013. Included in the publication is a 144-page book of essays and interviews, an image insert of works and a 10″ LP of audio excerpts. My piece sweeper is documented here in image and audio, as a lock-groove on side A of the LP.

for more details and to purchase go HERE

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Feature in the JULY issue of the WIRE Magazine (UK) • Issue #377

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.

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My first solo LP is officially out in the world

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-musikMetamkine 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!

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A playlist of music that i love

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)

 

Duo performance in Vancouver with Oren Ambarchi

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

 

Performances and Talks in LA / San Diego

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.