Categories
5 Questions Choral Composers I Care If You Listen Interview Media Music Journalism Opera Postclassical

5 Questions to Niloufar Talebi and Aleksandra Vrebalov about Abraham in Flames

My interview for I Care If You Listen.

Categories
Chamber Composers Concert I Care If You Listen Media Music Journalism Orchestral Percussion Performers Piano Postclassical Review Toronto

21C Music Festival 2019

My review for I Care If You Listen.

Categories
5 Questions Composers Experimental I Care If You Listen Interview Media Music Journalism Orchestral Postclassical

5 Questions to Bushra El-Turk

My interview for I Care If You Listen.

Categories
Classical Composers Electronic Experimental Hip Hop Jazz Lists Orchestral Piano Pop Postclassical R&B Soundtrack Toronto

Best of 2018

Brandon Coleman Resistance

Tigran Hamasyan For Gyumri

Zaki Ibrahim The Secret Life of Planets

The Internet Hive Mind

JACK Quartet Everything That Rises (John Luther Adams)

Kuniko Drumming (Steve Reich)

Kukuruz Quartet Julius Eastman Piano Interpretations

Kendrick Lamar/Various Artists Black Panther: The Album

Kelly Moran Ultraviolet

Georgia Anne Muldrow Overload

Steve Reich/International Contemporary Ensemble/Colin Currie Group Pulse/Quartet

Esperanza Spalding 12 Little Spells

Kali Uchis Isolation

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth

Tierra Whack Whack World

Aretha Franklin The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970

Categories
Anniversary Boogie Dance Electronic Experimental Funk Memoir Photo Pop R&B

1988+30: Rhythm So New (Asymptotic Urbanites)

“Rhythm So New” began as a song on my demo-style album Suburbanite (1988). In 2008, it was made into an experimental DJ-style remix using CD transfers of the original song mixes as well as the aged 4-track cassette stems. I used looping and filtering to focus on small, rough-edged details and enhance the saturated colours of the vintage medium. The remix was 22 minutes long; this 2018 edit reduces that by half. The original recording featured a Hohner Clavinet, Korg CX-3 organ, Roland S-50 sampler, Yahama DX-27 synthesizer, bass guitar (direct) and overdubbed vocals, all recorded in a single overnight session with no programming.

Composed and recorded November 1988, cassette 4-track

Remixed August 2008, Pioneer CDJs, Allen & Heath mixer

Edited December 2018

Top: The Monarch Tavern, July 2007 (Petri Glad)

Below: detail of Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK2, December 2018 (Bruce Russell)

Music and composer’s notes copyright Bruce A. Russell 2018

Categories
5 Questions Classical I Care If You Listen Media Music Journalism Performers Piano Toronto

5 Questions to Christina Petrowska Quilico (pianist)

My interview for I Care If You Listen.

Categories
5 Questions Classical I Care If You Listen Interview Media Music Journalism Orchestral Performers Postclassical

5 Questions to Susanna Mälkki (Principal Guest Conductor, LA Phil)

My interview for I Care If You Listen.

Categories
5 Questions I Care If You Listen Interview Media Music Journalism Performers Postclassical

5 Questions to Sophia Subbayya Vastek (pianist, multidisciplinary artist)

My interview for I Care if You Listen.

Categories
Electronic Funk Hip Hop Jazz Mixtapes Pop R&B

Otherwhere

British responses to Black diasporic music, and other sounds from formative walks in SSM and Toronto, via a recollection of refrains, harmonic worlds visited and the journeys between

Omar | You’ve Got to Move
Working Week | Inner City Blues
The Brand New Heavies | Dream On Dreamer
Colourbox | Philip Glass
Young Disciples | Get Yourself Together
Massive Attack | Daydreaming
Level 42 | Coup d’etat
Soul II Soul | Fairplay
Mica Paris | Contribution ft. Rakim
Ronny Jordan | See the New ft. IG Culture
Jamiroquai | Blow Your Mind
Matt Bianco | Half a Minute
Prefab Sprout | Enchanted
Sade | Hang on to Your Love
Incognito | Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
Caron Wheeler | Kama Yo
Swing Out Sister | Twilight World
Loose Ends | Hangin’ on a String (Contemplating)

Otherwhere: UK 84-94

Ibrahim El Mahboob
March 2018

Categories
5 Questions Classical I Care If You Listen Interview Media Music Journalism Performers

5 Questions to Layale Chaker (composer, violinist)

My interview for I Care if You Listen.