Classicalite A.V. Club: Q&A with Logan K. Young & Bach Norwood | Ian Holubiak, editor; Maria Sullivan, producer
Classicalite A.V. Club: Electric Violinist Sarah Charness Q&A with Maria Sullivan | Logan K. Young, editor; Ian Holubiak, producer
Classicalite A.V. Club: Cellist, composer and new music impresario Buffi Jacobs talks about her tenure with the Polyphonic Spree, as well as her newest venture--Anaphase..."the next phase in symphonic performance." Ian Holubiak, editor; Maria Sullivan, producer
Last week, our Clite A.V. Club had the pleasure of speaking with the Polyphonic Spree's cellist of many records and tours--the brilliant, indefatigable Buffi Jacobs. The Spree were in town for a Tuesday night gig at Brooklyn Bowl (more about that show below), but Jacobs seemed most excited about her brand new project: Anaphase. And, honestly, we are, too.
Think you can solve this 6x6 grid, 3x2 region mini-Wordoku featuring contemporary classical composers who's last names start with the letter P? (Ian Holubiak, editor; Rob Guarigilia, engineer; Maria Sullivan, producer)
Classicalite A.V. Club: Composer and curator Randy Gibson talks John Cage, Michael Pisaro, Nate Wooley... Ian Holubiak, editor; Rob Guarigilia, engineer; Maria Sullivan, producer
The final location of Kim's, 124 First Avenue, closed its doors this past Monday--leaving behind an era of musical and cinematic brick-and-mortar treasures. Yongman Kim opened his first location in 1987 on Anenue A. The locale came out of what was a corner of videos for sale in his laundromat. From there, a handful of locations opened, only to close nearly a decade later thanks to the interwebz.
Just like we promised we would, Classicalite's A.V. Club is pleased to present the premiere of Russian-German pianist Igor Levit's "music video" for Bach's first partita. Featuring Levit playing the prelude on a beautiful Steinway--in a grand concert hall--you get all the intimate intricacies of Baroque counterpoint warmly captured in Sony Classical's always fidelis sound. It's nearly two minutes of Levit, fresh from perfecting the late Beethoven sonatas, at his finest. Subtle, never rushing, do check out this exclusive footage.
"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the style (and story) of perhaps this country's most influential "American primitive" guitarist.
Classicalite A.V. Club: Jonatha Brooke sings about her mother in "Scars"... Logan K. Young, editor; Maria Jean Sullivan, producer; Ian Holubiak, engineer
What is a classically trained cellist doing at an electronic dance music show? Moreover, what is a cello doing onstage at an EDM show? We’re not entirely sure so we got on the horn with Saum Ghosh to talk about what it means to be an Indian cellist in the dance music scene, his forthcoming album and his latest philanthropic adventure.
Clite A.V. Club Q&A with Jonatha Brooke & Ian Holubiak Logan K. Young, editor; Maria Sullivan, producer
On a Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Industry City--a 6-million square foot warehouse space on the water in Sunset Park--you can hear the echo of bass from deep disco and funk, smell the decedent scent of pastries from Colson Patisserie and feel the sweat of hundreds of dancers having the time of their lives, hidden away from all inhibitions. This, of course, happens every Sunday, by way of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin's dance party, Mister Sunday.
The Nigel Kennedy of the King's Instrument, Cameron Carpenter (born Taylor Cameron Carpenter) has taken that violinist's charge to another level, indeed, with his International Touring Organ--ITO, for short. "I want the American Classic cathedral organ to combine with its counterpart, the cinema organ, in a single instrument," Mr. Carpenter says.
There is a shocking trend in today's culture, one where musicians and celebrities--groups that once preached love and peace--now spend their time calling for war instead...But, luckily, there are a few who still just want everyone to get along.