Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Robert Wyatt 70





Happy birthday to Robert Wyatt, and thanks for all the music!

Marcus O´Dair: Robert Wyatt at 70: Happy birthday, Old Rottenhat! (The Guardian 27 Jan 2015).

Der zarte Gigant. Robert Wyatt wird 70 (Der Tagesspiegel 28 Jan 2015)

Tubby Hayes and Robert Wyatt Birthdays BBC Radio 3 (26 days left to listen now).


Monday, January 26, 2015

Ingar Zach and Miguel Angel Tolosa



Ingar Zach and Miguel Angel Tolosa’s debut album "Loner" was released on SOFA 23 January 2015.

To cite the label: ".. LONER is a result of many years of working together and of mutual admiration. The duo has collected material for LONER during the past ten years, and with a common facination for the mix of electronics, field recordings and acoustic percussion, they decided to start working towards an album with the material they had at hand".

Ingar Zach - percussion, electronics, field recordings.

Miguel Angel Tolosa - electronics, field recordings, electric guitar.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Arto Lindsay and Paal Nilsen-Love in Bergen



Arto Lindsay and Paal Nilsen-Love at Bergen Jazzforum 23 January 2015.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Joy in Bergen



Street artist Joy has been out working in the cold Bergen weather lately.

Some more or less obvious messages here?

- "Be online!"
- Hard to get a place to stay these days.
- One turtle says to the other: "Run for your life mate!".

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wyatt, McRae, Windo, Sinclair



If I understand this correctly, the French magazine Improjazz will release an album called "One Night Stand" with Robert Wyatt (drums, voice), Dave McRae (keyboards), Gary Windo (tenor saxophone) and Richard Sinclair (bass guitar)!

Vinyl, 300 copies only and out in March 2015. No info on recording dates or track names, so this is all i know. And I stole the idea for this blog post from Hibou, Anemone & Bear.

You may order from here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alltid annerledes



Nice Robert Wyatt piece by journalist Geir Rakvaag in the Oslo based newspaper Dagsavisen 17 January (pages 34 -35), focusing on the new biography and the new Domino sampler.

The title "Alltid annerledes" is the Norwegian way of saying "Different every time".

Biographer Marcus O´Dair will present his book at the Off The Page festival in Oslo on Saturday (24 Jan.), and the festival will also screen the documentary "Free Will & Testament: The Robert Wyatt Story" (2002) (Screening programme right here).


Off The Page Schedule:

11:00 – 16:00
Music fair

12:00
Totally Wyatt
by Marcus O’ Dair

13:00
The Man Who Bought An Echo
by Sarah Angliss
Lunch & market mingle

15:00
Stunt Rock
Okkyung Lee & Lasse Marhaug

15:45
Sounding the Labyrinth
by Ken Hollings
Coffee break

16:45
How to Give a Lecture
by Kim Hiorthøy

17:15
Records Ruin The Landscape
by David Grubbs, w/ Camille Norment & Maja S.K. Ratkje
Coffee break

18:30
Sonic Comix
by Savage Pencil
Dinner break

20:30
Arto Lindsay
interviewed by Anne Hilde Neset

21:30
Do Witches Dream of Electric Broomsticks?
performative lecture by Jenny Hval


Added 23 January 2015:

Audun Vinger "Omsider fri" ("At last he is free") in newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (online 22 January).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Little Red Robin Hood - Robert Wyatt Docu



There are plans for an online re-release of "Little Red Robin Hood" - a Robert Wyatt documentary by Carlo Bevilacqua and Francesco Di Loreto (1998).

Follow this new Facebook site for updates and feel free to see my blogpost from August 2014 on the same topic too.