For years, Rzewski fans have awaited a modern recording of his key transitional work No Place to Go but Around. We’ve finally got it, thanks to Lisa Moore, and you can hear the whole thing on this podcast. We also crack open the latest Unexplained Sounds collection of avant-electronica, as well as the final box set from Wadada Leo Smith’s 80th birthday spurt featuring duets with four different drummers (it’s Andrew Cyrille’s turn this week). We look back on a Mauricio Kagel oddity for its 50th anniversary, comparing it with the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s contemporaneous experiments and with a new recording featuring some of our favorite Chinese free improvisors. We check out Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio, assess The Four Seasons Recomposed recomposed, and renew our acquaintance with Tom Johnson’s minimalist string quartets and St Celfer’s strident electronics.
Creative and improvised music from the Northwest and around the world with host Michael Schell. Annotated playlist with Comments.