‘Eco-acoustician’ Matthew Burtner turns parts of the melting glaciers into instruments …. Saba Alizadeh merges his virtuoso kamancheh playing with cutting edge electronics
Acoustic ambient: Trio Ramberget creates music to fall asleep to with double bass, bass clarinet and trombone… Ian Vine‘s 24 Still Pieces can be played in any random sequence.
Corey Fuller’s ‘Break’ addresses ‘the universality of human struggle’ in a highly emotional album. Anonymous artist Glåsbird creates a soundtrack for an imaginary film about Greenland.
Hugh Marsh‘s Violinvocations shows his admiration for Jon Hassell *** Saffronkeira‘s Automatism is a ‘journey through the vastness of the unconscious’
‘Beautiful innocence’ of Chi Factory‘s Fourth World Music, and revived minimalism of Snow Palms.
‘Wise Words… Wild Words… D’You See’ – DreamScenes – March 2019
Memories of ‘Brutal London’ as remembered by Gideon Wolf (Tristan Shorr), and quiet ambient-post-rock from The Gentleman Losers to help wait for the season to change
“What place has no wind?”
Eraldo Bernocchi writes a soundtrack for a documentary about Cy Twombly * Martin Ptak depicts the flow of a river from its spring to its destination.
Juha-Matti Rautiainen‘s second album is dedicated “to those who carry humanity within their hearts in the middle of a conflict” – while Julie ‘Less Bells’ Carpenter finds her inspiration in the quiet expanse of the Joshua Tree desert.
Short Scenes / With Voices – two examples of the versatility of Rutger ‘Machinefabriek’ Zuydervelt: working on improvised tracks recorded by violinist Anne Bakker as well as experimenting with various vocalists.
The first edition of this year’s DreamScenes series is a mixed bag of sounds – navigating from post-classical to analogue electronics and some things inbetween. And back again…
“For me, personally, a mix has the most impact when it feels like I’m watching a movie. With ups, downs, some drama, sentiment, moment of joy, climax and anticlimax. And yes: tension and release.”
Three compilations: the Salaam for Yemen charity compilation (Hiberbate/Dronarivm), Eilean’s #92 with exclusive tracks, and Pop Ambient 2019 curated by Wolfgang Voigt.
Mzungu sheds a different light of the four seasons, while Bionulor recycles fragments of Alexander Scriabin.
Different kinds of cinematic: Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann‘s score for ‘The Man Behind The Microphone’. Harnes Kretzer‘s Black Noise is not a movie soundtrack but it could very well have been one.
The FIFTIETH edition of DreamScenes!
Janek Schaefer visits Cuckooland using samples from Robert Wyatt’s 2003 album. * Erik Griswold further explores the possibilities of the prepared piano.