| Tracks to Sync
Here’s the latest in our series of Creative Commons mixes curated with the online video producer in mind. Because when a director like Danny Cook hooks up with an FMA artist like Russia’s Blear Moon, the result isn’t just a fantastic new multimedia creation, but shared exposure to tens or even hundreds of thousands of new people. More in the series here. SXSW Recaps
The Free Music Archive hitched a ride down to SXSW along with FMA curators like WFMU, KEXP, DUBLAB, and CBC Radio 3. Check out free mp3′s from 125+ SXSW artists, mp3 highlights from the WFMU showcase, and selections from KEXP’s SXSW show at Mellow Johnny’s Bicycle Shop.
Support Japan Thru Music
Jane Park highlights Japan relief efforts utilizing Creative Commons licensing, including several musicians offering ways to donate through music [link]. Elsewhere, it had only been days since Monk Turner and Fascinoma released Emergency Songs — a concept album envisioning an earthquake in the artists’ home town of Los Angeles — when real disaster struck across the Pacific [read more].
Welcome New Curator DRAM
DRAM is a non-profit scholarly resource for experimental music that grew out of the Anthology of Recorded Music / New World Records. With Nate Wooley as our guide, DRAM launches an FMA Curator Portal with features on Eliane Radigue, Ben Johnston and Edition Wandelweiser (pictured).
| Enjoy Trees! is a brand new Greenpeace-inspired release from Poland’s Magic Carpathians (Projekt Karpaty Magiczne) — just in time for Earth Day!
|Dead Bees release their 10th Creative Commons compilation, with music from Ostrich Tuning, Federale, Call Me Loretta and more! [read more]
|New Jersey’s Delicate Steve have found a home on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label, and were introduced to the FMA by Italy’s Bad Panda Records [link]
| Welcome in the House of F.U.N., the newest CC BY-SA album from Juanitos, delivers a sonic soul party, a vacation in the tropics, and time travel back to the swingingest ’60s hot spots!
|Frankfurt, Germany’s suRRism-Phonoethics released Peak The Source, a three-volume survey of surreal avant minimal soundscape [link]
|ISSUE Project Room spotlights artists in residence Nate Wooley (trumpet) and James Ilgenfritz (bass)
|Jogja Istimewa: A Compilation of Cutting-Edge Music From Yogyakarta, Indonesia is curated by Wok The Rok of Yes No Wave and Xeroxed.
|If you haven’t already grabbed the FMA 2-year Anniversary Mix, what are you waiting for? Dig in!
||Curator Spotlight: Recently nominated as the “Best Museum in Boston,” The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museumis home to the longest-running museum music program of its kind. ISGM shares world-class performances of classical music and beyond via “The Concert” a pioneering Creative Commons podcast. The new Spring Selections mix features Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schoenberg, Schumann, Vivaldi & more
Label Spotlight: In one fluid motion, the staff that revitalized ESP-Disk split off and and launched a new label Northern-Spy, with a diversely talented roster that includes many FMA favorites (Bird Names, Arrington de Dionyso / Old Time Relijun, Jooklo Duo, Colin Langenus / USAISAMonster, Eleven Twenty-Nine, Dan Melchior).
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