Victo

Piano, bass & drums improvised/composed trios from 3 musicians who are probably best known for their links with the work of Cecil Taylor. [Victo]

Quartet Noir span a significant body of experience - individually, first of all, and then in various ensemble groupings. Urs Leimgruber (saxes) and Fritz Hauser (drums) share an extended history as a duo and bassist makes three - Joelle Leandre is a lo...

Live duets from the festival between the Sonic Youth guitar explorer & noted downtown improvising drummer Hooker. About half the release adds saxist Gianni Gebbia & Jim O'Rourke on keyboards & electronics. [Victo]

Excellent modern jazz from this Quebecois saxaphonist & his rhythm section who are neither avant gardists nor neo conservatives. [Victo]

Made up of trombonist/violinist Roelofs, guitarist Johannes Krmer & saxophonist Dirk Marwedel, this is sometimes intense, proudly electric, non-idiomatic free improvisation. [Victo]

In their 20 years ROVA have greatly expanded the language of sax music, & have performed with a wide variety of collaborators & composers. I don't think they could make a bad record if they tried! This has two compositions by Lindsay Cooper, two by Bar...

In their 20 years ROVA have greatly expanded the language of sax music, & have performed with a wide variety of collaborators & composers. I don't think they could make a bad record if they tried! [Victo]

Ignore the passing of time as a measure of anything real. Twenty-five years and counting is a milestone, but really only means they've had more opportunities and experiences -- commissions, recordings, performances, musical and personal challenges -- a...

“ROVA is flying high at 40 years old: virtuosity, friendship, resistance, constantly renewed relevance; its members have developed a phenomenal sense of togetherness in their playing!”-François Couture, janvier 2018

Recorded live at the 20th FIMAV festival on 5/17/03. "It was extraordinarily involving music, in part because it was a performance in which there appeared to be significant risk - in which its sometimes delicately attenuated textures seemed poised to b...

Sharp + an ''orchestral'' Carbon line-up; 3 violins, viola, 3 cellos, bass, percussion, & Elliott's double neck guitar/bass. [Victo]

Improvisations on double neck guitar/bass, dobro, Hawaiian guitar, electronic percussion, electric & acoustic harps & tapes. [Victo]

Improvisations on double neck guitar/bass, dobro, Hawaiian guitar, electronic percussion, electric & acoustic harps & tapes. [Victo]

"John Sinclair first emerged out of his small-town Michigan background to forge a legendary course through the 1960s as a cultural activist, manager of the MC5, and Chairman of the White Panther Party. An early victim of the War on Drugs who faced 20...

A wild disc by 4 noted musicians/improvisors; Jon Rose (violin, electronics), the great Peter Hollinger (drums), Johannes Bauer (trombone), & Dietmar Diesner (saxes & electronics). Very hot stuff. [Victo]

Michael Snow (synthétiseur CAT, radio à ondes courtes, piano), Alan Licht (guitare électrique, électroniques), Aki Onda (cassettes, électroniques).

"The Snow/Licht/Onda concert was proof that the most unconventional of instruments can be used...

Tanya Tagaq : voix
Jean Martin : batterie, ordinateur, trumophone
Jesse Zubot : violon, alto

Recorded at the 26th FIMAV festival on May 23, 2010.

"Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq redefined the idiom with passion-filled.

Pianist Aki Takase and trombonist Konrad Bauer in the studio in Berlin in January, 2002. "News From Berlin is good news indeed. It suggest a broadening of perspectives, but also a focused devotion to artistic values arrived at through long consideratio...

A historic reunion of 3 great masters; a summit meeting of historical proportions. The magical triangle of Cecil Taylor (piano), Bill Dixon (trumpet) and Tony Oxley (drums) belies the contention that Musique Actuelle is a young man's music only. In thi...

Richard Teitelbaum plays MIDI controlled keyboards, & Carlos Zingaro uses MIDI violin on this album of improvised duets. [Victo]

"This tandem’s fusion seemed strange on paper, but true pleasure came out of their meeting, one of the best surprises at FIMAV this year."-David Cantin, Le Devoir

"A real springboard to imagination, those two DJs with very different...

Superbly adventurous live solo concert from this wonderful pianist. [Victo]

A nice collection, this has 3 by Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith, 2 Hans Reichel solos, & 1 each by Paul Plimley/Lisle Ellis, New Winds, J.D. Parran/Ned Rothenberg, Rothenberg solo, & Nicols/Cooper/Schweizer. [Victo]

"In the spring of 2006, Spanish sound artist Francisco López led a composition workshop in Montreal. A master of the field recording and its use in acousmatic composition, López asked the participants to share their urban field recordings. From their...

The surprise meeting of minds between the old and new avant-gardes at Victo 2005. No animals were injured in the making of this album.