Interview with German improviser Peter Brötzmann. Shot before a gig at Kongsberg Jazz Festival.
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.
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
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
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” asked Irish poet W.B. Yeats. It’s a resonant line that raises more than one question. Can a dance be separated from the dancer’s embodiment of it? What can we grasp of a dancer’s identity from the experience of watching the dance? Those questions might easily be applied to issues raised by improvised music. Take the case of guitarist Ivar Grydeland.
In March 2000, Grydeland played at Konigsberg Jazzfestival, in a trio with bassist Tonny Kluften and drummer Tony Oxley. A 15-minute excerpt from that performance became the opening track on... read more