On the Cover: “The Musical Colours of Dominique Fils-Aimé” by Chaka V. Grier.
Features: “Linda Catlin Smith Lets in the Light” by Monica Pearce. Photographs by Claire Harvie.
“The Sound Habitats of Scott Smallwood” by Ian Crutchley.
“Wadada Leo Smith and the Possibilities of Dreaming” by Alexander Varty.
Profile: “Webber/Morris Big Band” by Kurt Gottschalk.
Sound Bites: “First-place winner, Musicworks’ 2018 Electronic Music Composition Contest: Manuella Blackburn’s Landline” by Jennie Punter.
“Pleasure Calls: an installation by Camae Ayewa and Carmel Farabakhsh” by Nick Dourado.
“Samuel Andreyev’s Sonic Organisms” by Nick Storring.
“Editor’s Note: Under The Influence” by Jennie Punter.
Reviews of music from: Bob Bell, Bill Bissett & Th Mandan Massacre, François Carrier / Michel Lambert / John Edwards, Flying Hórses, François Houle / Alexander Hawkins / Harris Eisenstadt, Amirtha Kidambi & the Elder Ones, Ingrid Laubrock, George Lewis and Roscoe Mitchell, Hugh Marsh, and New Hermitage.
Label profile: “HAVN Records: Art Music in ‘The Hammer” by Daniel Glassman.
Reviewed: Sonic Acts Festival: Hereafter—An Exhibition in Three Acts (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg, Manitoba); The Free Musics. By Jack Wright.
Musicworks 133 CD
1 Landline (2018) 9:33 Composed and performed by Manuella Blackburn, (fixed media—stereo). Created in the composer’s home studio in Manchester, U.K. Previously unreleased. First-place winner of Musicworks’ 2018 Electronic Music Composition Contest.
2 Some Body (2018) 4:06 Composed by Dominique Fils-Aimé. Performed by Dominique Fils-Aimé (voice), Jacques Roy (upright bass), Salin Cheewapansri (drums), and Elli Miller Maboungou (percussion).
3 9LRR (2018) 1:56 Composed by Dominique Fils-Aimé. Performed by Dominique Fils-Aimé (voice), Jacques Roy (upright bass), Salin Cheewapansri (drums), Elli Miller Maboungou (percussion), Hichem Khalfa (trumpet), and Jean-Michel Frédéric (piano). Some Body and 9LRR are from the album Stay Tuned! (2019) on Ensoul Records.
4 Strasbourg Quartet, fourth movement (2014–15) 8:11 Composed by Samuel Andreyev. Performed by Hanatsu Miroir: Ayako Okubo (flutes), Thomas Monod (clarinets), Olivier Maurel (percussion), and Elsa Dorbath (cello). Previously unreleased.
5 Piano Piece No. 3 (2016) 1:30 Composed by Samuel Andreyev. Performed by Ian Pace. Previously unreleased.
6 And It Rolled Right Down (2016) 6:40 Composed by Angela Morris. Performed by the Webber/Morris Big Band: Angela Morris (conductor); Anna Webber (tenor saxophone), Jay Rattman, Charlotte Greve, Adam Schneit, Lisa Parrott (woodwinds); John Lake, Adam O'Farrill, Jake Henry, Kenny Warren (trumpet); Tim Vaughn, Nick Grinder, Jen Baker, Reginald Chapman (trombone); Patricia Brennan (vibraphone); Dustin Carlson (guitar); Marc Hannaford (piano); Adam Hopkins (bass); Jeff Davis (drums). Previously unreleased.
7 Rebonds (2018) 3:12 Composed by Anna Webber. Performed by the Webber/Morris Big Band: Anna Webber (conductor); Angela Morris (tenor saxophone), all others as on track 6. Previously unreleased.
8 Piano Quintet (2014) 13:17 Composed by Linda Catlin Smith. Performed by Quatuor Bozzini: Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung (violins), Stéphanie Bozzini (viola), Isabelle Bozzini (cello); with Philip Thomas (piano). From the double album Drifter (Another Timbre, at105x2).
9 Pacifica Coral Reef (2018) 5:15 Composed by Wadada Leo Smith. Performed by Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet, piano). Previously unreleased.
10 Fields of a Lost City (2018) 12:17 Composed and performed by Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood), with guest vocalist Samantha LightShade. Previosly unreleased.
Musicworks 133 CD released April 2019. © all rights reserved