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C-SIDES 2009 Artist list

February 12th, 2009

Artist list – C-Sides 2009-02-12

Efterklang – Leaf Label, Rumraket (DK)

Efdemin– Dial (DE)

DOP– Circus Company, Milnormodern, Supplement Facts (FR)

To C-Side 2009 complete list

C-SIDES 2009

February 12th, 2009



The c.sides Festival is an Israeli-German project dealing with electronic music and new emdia art. After 4 years of activities in Jerusalem and Berlin, c.sides will finally arrive in Tel Aviv in February 2009 within Contempo – Tel Aviv International Festival for Contemporary Music and Video Art.
The 3rd c.sides Festival will host over 30 leading performances from Israel and around the world at the Caliph building in Jaffa. The Caliph will be adapted especially for the event using lights and video and the festival will take place within the entire complex hosting several stages and spaces that together create a unique emergence between performances, parties, screenings, installations and more.
Please visit the project website for detailed information about c.sides and its projects over the years: www.csides.net
Festival Days:
February 11th – artist presentations and workshops at Levontin 7
February 12th – performances at the Caliph, doors open at 19:00 parties until morning
February 13th – performances at the Caliph, doors open at 19:00 parties until morning
February 14th – after-party (details at the festival)
For exact performance timeline and hours please look at the online schedule
The 3rd c.sides Festival is taking place as part of Contempo – the Tel Aviv International Festival for Contemporary Music and Video Art and made possible by the Goethe Institute and supported by Institut Francais, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Danish Rock Council and SPOT festival.
In Israel:
Ronni Shendar
rs [at] csides.net
In Germany:
Till Rohmann
tr [at] csides.net


Songs from the victorious city

February 11th, 2009

Anne Dudley is a musician, composer, arranger and producer.
9 things you didn’t know about her:
1.Won prizes for highest achievements at the Royal College of music,
2.Was the keyboard player and arranger of projects like “Frankie goes to Hollywood”. (with Trevor Horn )
3.She co wrote “Buffalo Gals” with Malcolm Mclaren.
4.She was the founding member of “Art of Noise”.
5.Arranger for artists like Pulp, Seal, Elton John and Jeff Beck.
6.Scored soundtracks like “The crying game”.
7.Won an Oscar for “The full Monty” score.
8.Was appointed first composer in Association with the BBC concert orchestra.
9.Produced Allison Moyet hit album
I didn’t know all of the above when I have bought her record “Songs from the victorious city” where she had teamed up with Jaz Coleman, best known for vocal contributions to “Killing Joke”. A multi instrumentalist that studied Arabic music at the Cairo Conservtoire.
This album always sounded like a soundtrack to me. Listen to “The Awakening”

The Awakening


Bill Evans plays for lovers – A valentine`s day post

February 10th, 2009


Even twenty-five years after his death, Bill Evans’ music continues to influence musicians and composers everywhere and all those who have been deeply touched by his expressive genius and lyrical artistry.
He gradually got noticed in the NYC jazz scene, for his original piano sound and ideas when Miles Davis had asked him to join his group in 1958.
In 1959, Evans founded his most innovative trio with the now-legendary bassist Scott LaFaro and with Paul Motian on drums.
Bill Evans also did sessions (especially early on) with some of the top names in jazz. Musicians like Charles Mingus, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, George Russell, J.J. Johnson and others
His 1963 “Conversations With Myself album , in which he double and triple-tracked his piano, won him the first of many Grammy® awards.
The great bassist Eddie Gomez began a fruitful eleven year tenure with Bill in 1966, in various trios. This is my Valentine`s day post of Bill`s album ” plays for lovers”

Spring is here

Straight no chaser

February 10th, 2009

I guess this stormy weather takes me places… Anyhow, I am in the mood for mellow sophisticated melodies these days. I`d rather listen to solo piano which makes me think of few choices: Art Tatum, Bill Evans,Ambient Harold Budd, Erik Satie`s compositions and Thelonious Monk.Last night I have watched “Straight no chaser” , the wonderfull documentary about Thelonious Monk, and listened to his “Alone in San Francisco” live album and wanted to share this amazing genius`s works with you. You could easily recognize his unique playing style, based on silences, hesitations, percussive attacks and dissonant harmonies.

Autumn piano

February 9th, 2009


The image attached is a self portrait by Mr. Erik Satie, the French pianist/ composer. Under it he wrote:” Project for a bust of Mr. Erik Satie ( painted by the same ), with a thought: I came to this world very young, in an age that was very old”.
There is something about his music, solo piano compositions, dark, repetitive, minimalistic the way I like music to be. This is from a record called “piano works”


Nouvelles Pieces Froides

West African 70`s funk design

February 9th, 2009

This is a collage of favorite album covers  I have found at Voodoo Funk – my favorite West African 70`s funk site.


Mede Woui

February 5th, 2009



Listen to this beauty – played like a blues should be played, so sparse, so real, amazing coming to you straight from Guinea by Johnny Achille 

Mede Woui

Solo Masterpieces

February 4th, 2009

I love Art Tatum`s music and piano playing. I have been listening to his solo albums ( titled solo masterpieces Vo l 1 -8 ) over and over again and I have just found out that these 69 tracks were recorded in two days, mostly on one take and only three of them needed rerun. Despite being blind in one eye and only partially sighted on the other he became the greatest jazz piano player and one of the best jazz musicians who ever lived. Being extremely talented and a constant learner allowed him to be highly productive during his musical career. He was signed by Norman Grantz and was recording solo and with small groups with musicians like Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton and Ben Webster among others. This is a track from Solo Masterpieces volume 5:

 Stars fell on alabama


February 3rd, 2009



The apples
Got to hear this instrumental funky outfit, and check out their artwork.
Here are tour dates at a location near you plus a Guardian critic.
Wed 02/11/09 – The Yellow Submarine, Jerusalem
Thu 02/12/09 – Hapitriya, Kibbutz Dan
Fri 02/13/09 – Zappa club, Tel aviv (afternoon show)
Fri 02/13/09 – City Hall, Haifa (special valentine party)
Sat 02/14/09 – Comfort13, Tel Aviv  

Thu 02/26/09 – The Magnet, Liverpool
Fri 02/27/09 – Tuesday Club Present, Sheffield
Sat 02/28/09 – The Maze, Nottingham
Sun 03/01/09 – Sunday Joint @ Hi Fi Club, Leeds
Tue 03/03/09 – Soul Tree, Cambridge
Wed 03/04/09 – Start the Bus, Bristol
Thu 03/05/09 – Mint Lounge, Manchester
Fri 03/06/09 – Madame Jo Jo’s, London
Sat 03/07/09 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Sun 03/08/09 – Detonate Weekender, North Wales

…”It was an unexpected treat to catch Israeli band The Apples at the end of their storming set at Cargo. With four horns, bass, drums and turntables, their oddly effective mix of instrumental hip-hop and soul-jazz got the crowd dancing and jumping, while giving listeners plenty to latch on to”….. John L Waters – The Guardian, London
Their profile on Freestyle records – one of the funkiest British labels:
“After delighting sold out crowds in the U.K., Belgium and their native Israel, The Apples finally deliver their highly anticipated debut album for Freestyle Records. Since the very first release on Freestyle (the highly charged “Attention!” taken from the bands debut album of the same name) interest has grown and grown in this fresh and unique band. Consisting of 9 members (including 2 DJs!), the band are a mixing pot of funk, hip hop, big band jazz, rock and turntablism – all delivered in their energetic and off-kilter style. Just check Youtube for examples of their incendiary performances.
Last year saw the release of their cover version of Rage Against The Machines ‘Killing in the Name Of’, which gained plays across the globe and support from DJs such as Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, A Skillz and Mr Scruff. To date, it is the largest selling single on the label showing that demand for the band is at an all time high. This demand is sure to rocket even further with the release of “Buzzin’ About” – 12 tracks packed with fresh ideas, dazzling showmanship, unique musicality and more sweat-inducing funk than you can shake a stick at.”
About Freestyle: Freestyle Records has rapidly amassed a consistently strong and impressive catalogue of fine and funky releases. Featured artists include luminaries such as Chaka Khan, Fred Wesley, Soulive, Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5), Me’shell Ndegeochello, The Beatnuts, JTQ featuring Roy Ayers, Lewis Taylor, Michael Franti, Saul Williams and Ursula Rucker. As well as these international stars we have also focussed on developing home-grown artists such as Sleeve, Flow Dynamics, Kokolo, Afrodizz, Reggie Watts, Jazz Juice, Richy Pitch and The Society.

Listen to The Appples