The duo of long-time collaborators guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Joey Baron, two of Downtown NY's finest players, performing 9 tracks of original numbers and work by Sam Cooke, Ray Noble, Ron Carter, and Charlie Parker.
Art Spiegelman's story of searching for his family in the vicinity of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, transformed into a multi-media production by guitarist/composer Marco Cappelli and narrated by actor John Turturro.
Drummer, percussionist and composer Alex Cline re-imagines a landmark composition by Roscoe Mitchell, recording it live with Oliver Lake, Vinny Golia, Zeena Parkins, Mark Dresser, &c at the 2011 Angel City Jazz Festival, released as a CD & DVD package.
Poet Francois Cotinaud presents a tribute to Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage through the acting of Francoise Purnode and nine musicians involved in soundpainting, with a CD and a DVD of the preformance plus interviews & insight into the work.
Presenting live recordings from the 2004 UK "Feedback: Order from Noise" tour, an ambitious presentation of artists including Alvin Lucier, Otomo Yoshihide, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington, Toshimaru Nakamura, & Nicolas Collins, performing solo, in duos, and as an ensemble.
The 2nd volume of "Music for Piano and Strings" by Morton Feldman is performed by The Smith Quartet with John Tilbury, presenting "Patterns In a Chromatic Field", and "Piano, violin, Viola, Cello", on DVD audio to allow for the length of these large works.
72 extractions of electroacoustic improvisation from saxophonist Christoph Gallio, and an accompanying DVD from director Beat Streuli, with music and sound coming from Dominique Girod (bass), Julian Sartorius (drums), Andrea Neumann (piano), and Ernst Thoma (synth).
A set of 2 CDs and 2 DVDs capturing four concerts of reedist and composer Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble performing from 1996-2006, showing the evolution of the band, plus an amazing concert with an African drum ensemble in 2006.
Drummer Gerry Hemingway in a CD & DVD release, 15 audio tracks and accompanying video and interview, dividing the program into "mist, dust, light, and sex", highlighting aspects of this prominent percussionist that expand our understanding of his prodigious abilities.
Lars Hollmer's final release, culled from hours of archival material and personally selected before his death, this is an album rich with melodic, unusual and exultant music; disc 2 is a DVD of a 2005 performance at the Gouveia Art Rock Festival.
The 4th improvisation release of drummer Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenji, &c) and guitarist Uchihasi Kazuhisa (Altered States) is a DVD audio release presenting 36 remarkable live tracks from 6 concerts recorded 2004-2012.
An unusual video by poet and performer Chris Mann (Machine For Making Sense), who works in the field of compositional linguistics; through apparent gibberish and gesticulation Mann carries on a blurry yet compelling monologue.
A documentary about Music Unlimited Festival 2009 in Austria, featuring Lotte Anker, Martin Blume, Arnold de Boer, Tony Buck, Sylvie Courvoisier, Chris Cutler, Peter Evans, Phil Minton, Andy Moor, &c. &c.
Richard Pinhas of Helodon fame meets guitarist and sound artist Oren aMbarchi, Masami Akita (Merzbow) on loops, noise &effects, and Duncan Pinhas on sequencer, effects & noise, plus Eric Borelva for additional drums in a studio CD / live DVD 2 disc release.
A DVD compilation of databending & video art from video and sound artists Raul Dominguez & Miguel A. Garcia, Muckrackers, loopool & Zara Kand, Kelly Donovan, Wayne Mason, Nipple Stools, CihanLucia, Third I, Carl Kruger, Meat Hands, Somnaphon, Regosphere.
The DVD from the deluxe edition of David Sylvian's 2009 "Manafon" CD with Keith Rowe, Evan Parker, Eddie Prevost, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura & Christian Fennesz, revised with new interviews, biographies, outtakes, and a short introductory film from Sylvian.