RAFAEL TORAL plays electronic music today as a jazz musician would play his instrument, applying jazz discipline and working practices to his abstract electronics.¬† Melodic without notes, rhythmic without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but free. Formerly known for his drone/ambient work with guitar and electronics and acclaimed records such as Wave Field (1994) […]

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Extraordinary oboist and electronic music composer Kyle Bruckman visits to perform a solo work in quadrophonic sound and to play with Sarah Hughes (saxophone), Paul Neidhardt (drums), and Samuel Burt (bass clarinet). Notes from the composer: An Extruded Introversion for Blixa Bargeld¬†(2016) This is most recent of three pieces that arose together as attempts to […]

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Talibam!, a 14-year working unit based in New York City, can be described in various ways — as a classic keyboards/drums expanded-jazz duo, as Dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music, as a Fluxus-informed theater troupe, as an electronic ensemble inspired by Stockhausen, or as a rhythm section at the cross […]

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The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.