an interview with Gavin Bryars by Ethan Iverson. 

“This interview was done May 30, 2017 in Bryars’s home north of London and transcribed by Sam Braysher.”


Gilad Hekselman – Ask For Chaos
Abram Bezuijen – JS Bach – Goldberg Variations (Weener Organ)
Brian Eno and John Cale – Wrong Way Up
Marilyn Nonken, Morton Feldman – Triadic Memories
Aki Takahashi plays Morton Feldman
Morton Feldman – First Recordings: 1950s
Sonar – Vortex (Feat. David Torn)
Frank Kimbrough – Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions Of Thelonious Sphere Monk
Marc Copland – Quartette Oblique
Steve Kuhn – Watch What Happens!
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas – Scandal
R. Andrew Lee – Eva-Maria Houben – Piano Music
R. Andrew Lee – Jürg Frey Piano Music
Philip Glass and Lavinia Meijer Metamorphosis, The Hours
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Selbstportrait III – Reise durch Arcadien
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Flieg’ Vogel Fliege
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Offene Türen
Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Wasser im Wind
Contact – Brian Eno: Discreet Music (transcription)
Kenny Wheeler – Kayak
Birth Control – Birth Control
Birth Control – Operation
Birth Control – Hoodoo Man
Birth Control – Hoodoo Man
Birth Control – Knock Knock. Who’s There

Roberto Donnini ‎– Tunedless

A very obscure, Terry Riley inspired album, apparently the only thing Donnini recorded.

Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Roberto Buoni (tracks: B), Sauro Alibisani (tracks: A)
Cello – Carlo Bonomi (2) (tracks: A), Mino Vis Mara (tracks: B)
Electric Piano [Armon], Harmonica [Hohner] – Roberto Donnini
Piano [Pianoforte] – Stefano Fiuizzi (tracks: B)
Producer [Production] – Lynx Records (5)
Recorded By – Maurizio Pieri
Sitar [Sitar Played With Bow] – Aldo De Bono (tracks: B)
Synthesizer [Synthi A (EMS-Datanomics)] – Maurizio Montini (tracks: A)
Technician [Electronic Advisor On Synthi A] – Albert Mayr (tracks: A)
Trombone – Michele Losappio (tracks: B)
Voice – Jacqueline Darby (tracks: B)

Roberto Donnini – “T” 1 A

Roberto Donnini – “T” 2 A


Some things I’ve been listening to during the holiday season. As you can see, I’ve been into the Kosmische Musik and other electronic music of the past this year, much less jazz.

Be sure to check out my Notable releases 2018  list too. I rarely review albums for anyone any more, but I still like to keep lists.

Roedelius – Plays Piano (Bloomsbury Theatre, London, July 28th)
Roedelius – Wenn der Südwind weht
Brian Eno with Cluster & Harmonia – Collaborations (1976 – 1985)
Roedelius – Durch die Wüste
Roedelius – Jardin au fou
Cluster – Zuckerzeit
Harmonia – Musik von Harmonia
Neu! – NEU!
Manuel Göttsching ‎– Dream & Desire
Michael Hoenig & Manuel Göttsching – Early Water
Ash Ra – New Age Of Earth
Tangerine Dream – Soundmill Navigator (Live 1976)
Edgar Froese – Macula Transfer
Robert Fripp – November Suite, Live At Green Park Station 1996
Nektar – Remember The Future
Popol Vuh – In den Garten Pharaos
Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra
Danna & Clément – The Best Of Danna & Clement
Roberto Donnini ‎– Tunedless
Akira Rabelais – .​.​.​Bénédiction, Draw
Arturo Stàlteri ‎– CoolAugustMoon (from The Music Of Brian Eno)
Ancient Lights and the Blackcore
Endless 1 & 2

Göran Söllscher – Eleven-String Baroque
Joachim Kühn – Let’s Be Generous

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