RE:sounding: In Praise of Petr Kotik

Something remarkable happened a little just over a month ago: For one day in August, and likely for a day or two before and afterward, Petr Kotik had a hit record. That unlikely state hadn’t come entirely from out of the blue.

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Transient Canvas, Seth Parker Woods, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Sarah Angliss, Laura Cannell, Ruby the Hatchet, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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Olivia Block, Quatuor Bozzini, Third Coast Percussion, Wolf Eyes, Ex Eye, High Aura’d, Steven Wilson, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

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Matt Mitchell, Incantation, Sannhet, Eva-Maria Houben, Byron Westbrook, Ian William Craig, Spectral Voice, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

RE:sounding: JACK Quartet and Quatuor Bozzini

In performances at the DiMenna Center and the Whitney Museum, the JACK Quartet and Quatuor Bozzini delivered riveting performances of compelling contemporary works.

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EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, Keith Rowe/Michael Pisaro, Del Sol String Quartet with Gyan Riley, Ramones, Quatuor Bozzini, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

At Bandcamp, a musical model for social activism.

On August 4, the digital music retailer Bandcamp has responded to the Trump administration’s tweeted declaration of discrimination against transgender troops serving in the military, pledging all profits raised from midnight to midnight, Pacific Standard Time, to the Transgender Law Center.

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Suffocation, Ellen Arkbro, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Multa Nox, Jlin, Ian Boddy/Sid Smith/Jane Molloy, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Early Audition: Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins and Myra Melford, MZM

Wrapping up the week here at the Log, we have the extreme privilege of announcing and previewing a new album by three of the finest artists working in the creative-music realm: Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins, and Myra Melford, each a renowned composer, instrumentalist, conceptualist, and bandleader.

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Tanya Morgan, Ben Allison, Charalambides, the Seattle Symphony, Jason Lescalleet, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.