eartrip – issue 6

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It seems that a year has passed since the previous issue of ‘eartrip’ made its way into the world. Material has, however, been steadily accumulating during that time; this may have the side effect of creating rather an odd temporal balance, as reviews dating back to the first half of 2010 share space with pieces on a couple of concerts that took place only last month. But who’s to say that being constantly ‘up-to-date’ equates to any law of quality? Given this, it seems appropriate that the magazine’s cover should feature the image of a departed master of the music: saxophonist-ethnomusicologist-composer Marion Brown. An essay on his work, written shortly after his death last year, is included inside. Also within: a feature on British free improvising collectives; a video tour of Don Cherry‘s career; an essay on the visual art of Keith Rowe and Peter Brotzmann; and the usual array of views and reviews.

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eartrip – issue 5

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It’s been a while since the last issue of ‘eartrip’, for which there can be no real excuse; but anyway, a couple of years into the project, we’re onto the fifth issue, and there’s still plenty to write and think about – so hopefully issue number six might be a little less slow in rolling out. There’s not really much need for me to write a big editorial: the words that follow should be able to stand up for themselves. Inside you’ll find the usual batch of reviews, including a lengthy examination of the debate-sparking collection, ‘Noise and Capitalism’, edited by the always-provocative Mattin, as well as an essay by Maggie Nicols addressing the relations between free improvisation and gender. And not forgetting, of course, the continuing adventures of Paul Desmond. Send bile and bouquets to dmgrundy@hotmail.co.uk, or to the snail-mail address given inside the magazine.

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