Posts Tagged ‘Richard Pinhas’

Photos: Richard Pinhas Plays Familiar Soundscapes at Pyramid Atlantic

"How many of you are here because of the Post or the City Paper articles?" opener TL0741 asked of a packed-house crowd at Pyramid Atlantic last night, which prompted fully a third to a half of the audience to raise their hands. This may have been one of the more thoroughly previewed shows ever put [...]

ToDo ToDay: Oliver Laric, Outputmessage, and Richard Pinhas

In his Versions video series, Austrian video artist Oliver Laric seeks the origins of the remix. He interrogates everything from Disney animation stills to comic book iconography, placing corresponding images side by side while a narrator, speaking in a tone inspired by text-to-voice software, speaks lines mined from Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Jorge Luis [...]

Sonic Circuits: Richard Pinhas’ Metal/Crystal Album, Reviewed

Back in 2007, French ambient guitarist Richard Pinhas, accompanied by longtime collaborator Jerome Schmidt on electronics, played to a packed house at the Velvet Lounge. Tomorrow, Pinhas returns, this time at La Maison Française with another collaborator twiddling knobs (or staring at a laptop screen): Masami Akita, better known as Merzbow. This kicks [...]

Sonic Circuits Announces (Sort Of) Prog-Heavy 2010 Lineup

Sonic Circuits announced part of its 2010 festival lineup today, and the headliners may come as a surprise: French giants Magma (whose drummer and bandleader, Christian Vander, is pictured above) heads up the bill. Magma are legends in prog-rock circles, essentially creating their own indescribable genre of rock music, "zeuhl," in the early 1970s. Zeuhl [...]

Music 2008: Alienate Your Friends

Where 2007 was my love-affair year with free jazz, 2008 saw my affections turn to extreme metal in all its varied forms. The sad departure of Transparent Productions meant a dearth of interesting avant-garde jazz in the District, and I replaced concertgoing expeditions to Sangha (RIP) and Twins Jazz with rather different expeditions to places [...]

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