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Singer Sara Serpa’s New Multimedia Project Examines the Aftereffects of Imperialism

Source: New York Music Daily

Sara Serpa is one of the most haunting singers in any style of music. She got her big break collaborating with iconic noir pianist Ran Blake – their  20110 album Camera Obscura is a masterpiece of menacing nocturnal music across all genres. Since then, her work has encompassed her own cinematic, often lush compositions, her role in John Zorn’s otherworldly Mycale chorale and an endless series of rewarding new projects and collaborations: there’s a restlessness in most everything she does. Her latest project was springboarded when she discovered a family archive of material relating to her native Portugal and its ...

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Sun Ra Arkestra, Anthony Braxton and more to play inaugural October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Sun Ra Arkestra, Anthony Braxton and more to play inaugural October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

Sun Ra Arkestra at Johnny Brendas | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

Inspired by jazz great Bill Dixon’s 1964 gathering of a similar name, Ars Nova Workshop and FringeArts have announced a new “deep listening festival” happening this fall called The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music. Scheduled for October 5th through the 8th and based at the riverfront HQ of FringeArts, OctRev revives a pivotal moment in jazz history with a new crop of boundary-pushing artists.

The organizers of OctRev have lined up a bill of musicians who are known for advancing experimental jazz music, honoring Dixon’s original ...

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Yo La Tengo & Ensemble played Town Hall (pics/setlist); Condo Fucks & more playing tribute to Emperor Norton’s Billy Miller

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Yo La Tengo played a very special show at NYC’s Town Hall on March 23 titled “And Then Yo La Tengo Turned Itself Inside Out” that had them perform with an ensemble that included horns and a harpist.

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Wilco throwing ‘Schmilco’ listening parties, selling ltd-ed turntables; Nels Cline residency at The Stone this week

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

We catch up with the world of Wilco.

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