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Interview with German improviser Peter Brötzmann. Shot before a gig at Kongsberg Jazz Festival.

Subradar meets (#6): Evan Parker | August 2014

Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation, and has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as "among Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists ... his solo sax work isn't for the squeamish"

Subradar meets (#5): Michael Duch | July 2014

Duch is a highly generous musician and improvisor. This is equally audible as he moves in the outskirts of reductionism, flirts with noise, engages in the domain of contemporary composition or happily endulges in the joys of free jazz.

Please enjoy this months meet, featuring: Michael Duch

Subradar meets (#4): Kim Myhr | May 2014

Kim Myhr recently released his solo album 'All Your Limbs Singing,' and we're very happy that we can present this interview in which he explains and talks about his influences, musical approach, 4-hour long concerts and, of course, the already mentioned album.

Subradar meets (#3): Ivar Grydeland | April 2014

Research Fellow at The Norwegian State Academy of Music, Ivar Grydeland, talks about his projects, career and musical core values in this video shot in his parents house in April 2014.

He also talks a bit about his new solo record 'Bathymetric Modes' out on Hubro Music now.

Subradar meets (#2): Lasse Marhaug | March 2014

A quiet talk with Norwegian noise-connoisseur Lasse Marhaug.

Here he talks about life, work, career, musical input (and output), and why noise is worth listening to.

A Norwegian drummer with a lot on his plate, talking about influences, influences and career.

Paal also offers some insight on his Large Unit Ensemble, and shares some views on the improv music scene.

Subradar meets (#7):
Peter Brötzmann
Subradar meets (#6):
Evan Parker
Subradar meets (#5):
Michael Duch
Subradar meets (#4):
Kim Myhr
Subradar meets (#3):
Ivar Grydeland
Subradar meets (#2):
Lasse Marhaug
Subradar meets (#1):
Paal Nilssen-Love


12.03 / 2016

It might not be a well known fact, but there is a substantial amount of contemporary composed music at subradar. This weekend we try and put the spotlight on some of the labels and composers of the genre. We are especially happy to be working with the Austrian Kairos label, and great Norwegian labels Simax, Aurora and +3b to name a few.

Here are few tips: read more


31.08 / 2013

Helen Petts is an artist film-maker who often works with musicians. Since 2007 she has helped guitarist John Russell run his Mopomoso series of free improvisation evenings at London’s Vortex. Her YouTube channel “helentonic” (see link below) is a fabulous resource, featuring films of performances by many improvisers including Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Sylvia Hallett, Gino Robair, Akio Suzuki, Roger Turner and Adam Bohman.

“I’m interested in exploring the moment when a sound is created,” says artist film-maker Helen Petts. “I started filming musicians... read more


26.01 / 2016

Finally the second subradar sampler is ready. Here it is, one hour and 17 minutes of beautiful music:

Subradar Sampler #2

A big thank you to the artists and labels for generously donating their music, thanks!!


23.12 / 2015

Just a brief hello from us at subradar before the christmas season and the new year. We just want to thank all our old and costumers for support and enthusiasm over the last year. We will have even more great new releases lined up for 2016 so please stay tunes.

For those seeking the christmas spirit we can warmly recommend this brand new album by Sheriffs of Nothingness:

Silent night at the crooked forest

best wishes


24.10 / 2015

As a part of two annivsreiary box sets for Stichting WIG recordings. The albums "Gawky Stride" with the Ab Baars trio and "Galina U" with the Queen Mab Trio are now available outside their boxes on for the first time. Take the opportunity to listen and get a copy of these two great recordings as a first outside the box set in digital form. Enjoy!!


08.09 / 2015

We are happy to say that most of the Mikroton recordings catalogue is now uploaded to the subradar server and will be published during this and next week, so please stay put!

Mikroton Recordings is an independent record label established in 2005 in Moscow, Russia. Founded, operated and curated by Kurt Liedwart and Serge Kolosov, Mikroton Recordings is dedicated to releasing the highest quality electroacoustic, improvised and experimental music on CD, vinyl and digital formats.


21.08 / 2015

Hello and welcome back after a summer break! The people at subradar needed a bit of vacation, but are now back at full speed. During the summer there has been some new features added to the site. One is a new filter functions that allows you to search by the best selling, recently added and off course label and artist as before. Another thing that has been added is a general facelift for the layout and some header tags that hopefully will make it easier to navigate on the website. Welcome back and stay tuned for more new music thats on its way.


10.07 / 2015

Hello all, its been a while since our last posting in this column. Just want to inform everyone that things are going great and that more new people are finding their way to subradar and getting their hands on fresh-new music. The subradar staff will be taking some well earned time off during the summer months so if people find the pace of new albums and posts in social media a bit slower, this will be the reason. We plan on being back on full tilt and with a new updated website from the middle of august.

Happy holidays!


29.03 / 2015

Here is a treat for the Necks fans; a clip from The Mix, an arts TV programme on the ABC, the Australian national public broadcaster. They talk about their beginnings as a band, musical frameworks and influences. The clip was filmed during a recording session for their next album. Enjoy!

Due to copyright issues you have to use the link from ABC, the clip is at about the 8 minute mark.


21.08 / 2013

Starting on vinyl in 1974, but more notably on CD since 1995 the London-based Emanem label has been a remarkably consistent and stimulating outlet for free improvised music. Martin Davidson, who runs the imprint, has not only brought to light substantial archival material by the likes of Iskra 1903, Evan Parker and Paul Lytton, Howard Riley and The People Band, but has managed to convey the vitality and scope of current improvising through a catalogue that features such fine and various musicians as John Butcher, Charlotte Hug and Veryan Weston.

In this interview with Julian Cowley... read more