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Reader Review

Bill Meyer has published a nice review of Codiaeum Variegatum in the Chicago Reader, available in print or online.

Anti-Gravity Bunny Review/Streaming

A review is up at Anti-Gravity Bunny, along with a track excerpted from the album for streaming.

Dusted Review

Lucas Schleicher has posted a fabulous review of Codiaeum Variegatum at Dusted. Thanks Lucas!

Fluid Radio Review

Lovely review of Codiaeum Variegatum by Matt Gilley at Fluid Radio!

New Vinyl on Students of Decay

My new LP, Codiaeum Variegatum, is coming out on February 18th, with Students of Decay! You can pre-order the album here.

A review is already out on Brian Olewnick’s blog, Just Outside.

Also, a very nice interview is on Impose, where the entire LP will be streaming for the next week.

Enjoy!

improv sphere review for “so it’s inverted”

Julien Héraud has written a very nice review of my cassette on Notice Recordings. You can find it in the original French here.

A rough English translation (thanks to Travis Bird at Notice) below:

” I’ve received with great enthusiasm all the previous recordings of Anne Guthrie, and it’s not today that that will change, especially with this tape. For those who know her work, this one is less surprising than her recent duo with (Richard) Kamerman. Here, she does more what she’s known for: the dialogue between incredible field recordings and radical French horn playing.

I like cassettes a lot to begin with, and I find that the format works particularly well here, in the way in which the texture of the tape adds to the overlap between field recordings and instrument. Recording with a parabolic microphone in Costa Rica, Guthrie captured flowing atmospheres that don’t yield many clues. They are abstract recordings that are mainly interested in the physicality of sound, with very little sonic evocation or representation. But, far from boring the listener, Guthrie is able to achieve an almost linear narrative in these recordings, sometimes looped, sometimes treated, but always in dialogue with the horn.

The recordings mainly come from a port, which leads to an inevitable juxtaposition: the horn literally drowns in the stream of the recordings. Breaths meld with wind, masts tremble gently in the wind, and soon there’s a deep confusion between the sources. A rich, dense dialogue where the extended techniques and the recordings overlap, then become distinct. They talk and support one another, one seeming to draw the border of the other, but a primordial focus reigns: sound as a physical phenomenon, whether from nature, process, or instrument. And this phenomenon is explored just as well by the instrument (itself recorded) as by the recorded sonic environments; instruments and environments are captured and traded in the same way: a sensible, physical treatment, narrative and poetic. ”

-Julien Héraud

Wire review for “so it’s inverted”

Wire magazine has included a lovely review of my cassette on Notice Recordings in the “Size Matters” section of their September issue:

“Very fine collaged suite of field recordings from Costa Rica and live French horn playing, by this young Brooklynite. The blowing is all pretty much post-form – lots more breath manipulation than anything your dad would call ‘a tasty lick’ – but it fits together beautifully with the soundscapes, and makes for a dandy earful of listening pleasure.” -Byron Coley

Fraufraulein composition performance

A new composition for free ensemble written by Billy Gomberg and I will be premiered as part of the Transient Festival.
The piece, titled Remarks on Color, uses musical transcriptions of text by Wittgenstein and electronics in a spatialized, indeterminate work that attempts to exploit the differences between direct and reverberant fields in the room.

II.7 Bandwidth
Saturday, June 29, 2013 8PM
Willow Place Auditorium
26 Willow Place, Brooklyn
Tickets $10

Event Page

Timeout Listing

The program includes pieces by James Tenney, Michael Winter, and Laura Steenberge. Hope to see you there!

ErstAEU showcase at IPR!

It’s gonna be EPIC.

Saturday, May 25
Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
7 PM

Issue listing

Timeout listing

Sinter on WNYU

Richard Kamerman and I played a live set on WNYU on Saturday, May 18 hosted by Bedroom Athlete’s Tyler Maxin. Jon Abbey joined us to talk about the ErstAEU label and the first 3 releases. You can hear our set here. Hope you enjoy!