Dawn of Midi is an ensemble composed of Qasim Naqvi (percussion), Aakaash Israni (contrabass), and Amino Belyamani (piano). Based in Paris and New York, the group melds free jazz, minimalism, and musique concrète. Its debut album, First, was released this year by Accretions. Dawn of Midi is currently working on a multimedia performance in collaboration with Triple Canopy, to premiere in spring of 2011. This podcast contains "Leads" (00:10) and "Gravity and Consent" (7:35), both recorded at Roulette in New York City on September 24, and "While" (13:15), recorded at Chicago's WNUR on October 29.
On September 25, Triple Canopy presented Double Features II, an evening of audio-visual exchange organized by sound artist and composer C. Spencer Yeh. This recording excerpts the performances of Invisible Sports (Aaron Moore) (00:10); Ceci Moss and C. Lavender (4:50); Werner Dafeldecker, Gene Coleman, Nate Wooley, and Ben Hall (9:55); and Aaron Dilloway (15:50). The artists performed new works guided by (and in opposition to) the films of Italian filmmaker Francesco Paladino, Los Angeles–based video artist Joe Merrell, Llucia Sanchez, and Australian-based media artist Lawrence English.
A series exploring the politics of urban sound in Bangkok and beyond, through first-person reporting, field recordings, and analysis. In this episode, Tausig examines Bangkok's Skytrain, which allows wealthier citizens and visitors to quietly glide above above the capital's chaotic, noisy streets.