A new label for improvised music has been launched, called
Fataka. The first two releases on the label are Cinema , a
recording of John...
Matthew Shipp and Barb Januszkiewicz have launched
a Kickstarter campaign to complete a film about
Shipp, shot by Januszkiewicz. The 45 minute...
Curating John Zorn's The Stone in New York this
October will be Thirsty Ear 's Blue Series president Peter
Gordon, who picks the acts from 1–15...
Listen to tracks off of Shipp's new album
Art Of The Improviser
Of all the free spirits making up New York’s
downtown artistic nexus, pianist Matthew Shipp has come closest to
finding the superchord that will blast conventional harmonies wide
open. By Howard Mandel. This article first appeared in The
Wire 168 (February 1998).
On The Cover: Matthew Shipp - Pushing the Boat
Features: Fred Frith, Lalo Schifrin, The Primer:
Field Recordings, Julian Cope's jukebox, Hugh Davies, Req, Kevin
Ayers, Tortoise & Mouse On Mars, Holger Hiller