Category Archives: Events

Echofluxx 2015

Last year, the Echofluxx festival continued its tradition of offering the most untraditional music and video imaginable. Dan Senn started the festival in 2011 with one principal idea, invite the finest and most experimental musicians and just let them do whatever they wanted. That that formula has been successful is amply illustrated right here: http://echofluxx.org/ECHOFLUXX16/index.html…

Festival Mixtur 2015

The 2015 version of Festival Mixtur started out by herding us all outside the venue, outside the complex where the venue resides, across the street, and into a large square outside Can Fabra, where, to some electronic music by Octavi Rumbau, two dancers (Magdalena Garzón and Dolors Acosta) meandered us back to the hall in…

Echofluxx 14

Echofluxx 14 had a whole different vibe from the preceding year, even though it was in the same place and many of the same people were there. This is a tribute to Dan Senn’s ability to keep everything fresh and new from year to year. It is a festival about which very little can be…

Echofluxx 13

Echofluxx returned to Tracfačka Arena for the 2013 and 2014 festivals. This is a large space with an impossibly high ceiling. Its sonic personality is quite strong, a force to be reckoned with. And interestingly enough, the first music for Echofluxx 13 was a set of two pieces by Michael Schumacher that had been performed…

Emmanuelle Gibello @ Instants Chavirés

As you may have already noticed, Asymmetry has recently reviewed Gibello’s first CD, Labyrinthe/c104 goto N901, and had a little conversation about her on this podcast. We were already planning to attend the INA-GRM Présences electronique festival, so when we found out that she would be presenting the MOLF at Instants Chavirés only days before…

Echofluxx12

Echofluxx is, I think, unique in Czech festivals. It presents the very latest of the latest, which is naturally very risky. But without festivals like this, willing to ride the very edge of the edge, where would tomorrow’s music be? Having traded a donation to the first Echofluxx festival for attending in person, Asymmetry decided…

Kontact sonoreS third annual festival of new music

Kontact sonoreS is a really fine festival in a very pretty town, and its shows cover a pretty wide range of musics in quite a short span. The 2011 version, which I found out about thanks to Beatriz Ferreyra, one of the participants that year, was so much fun that I went back this year,…

Improvisation Summit of Portland

Improvisation is a many splendored thing, and the recent two day Creative Music Guild festival of improvisation gave us many of its various splendors. Jazz and not jazz. Traditional jazz and free jazz and mixed. Electronics and acoustic and mixed. Solo sets and large (conducted) groups and everything in between. Music and dance, music and…

Kontact sonoreS 2012

The 2012 Kontact sonoreS started out with an intriguing set by Polish group Karbido, The Table. Four guys are seated around an amplified table, and no ordinary table, either, but one designed to make different sounds in different places, supplemented by many and various noise makers. Unfortunately, after about four minutes of some really delightful…

Asymmetry archives (1): Ultima 2009

[Asymmetry has quite a backlog of material on concerts and festivals, going back to 2008. We have pledged to get caught up with that material in 2012 and to stay caught up with current happenings in the world. But we don't want that material from years past to be lost just because it's not current....