The Sonic Adventures of Trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Eyal Hareuveni Lebanese, Berlin-based experimental trumpeter, graphic artist and comics writer Mazen Kerbaj keeps expanding the sonic horizons of the trumpet. Two new albums offer two distinct perspectives on his extensive sonic research and his imaginative approach to free improvisation. Mazen Kerbaj – Sampler / Sampled (Morphine, 2022) **** Sampler / Sampled is Kerbaj’s … Read more

The Living Music (Wolke, 2022) ***** ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro In 2017, my wife and I visited Munich’s Haus der Kunst, an imposing concrete building set on the edge of the English Garden, and next to the Eisbachwelle, the mission to see the FMP exhibition. We did not have much time on the vacation, so we skipped documenta 14 in Kassel, even … Read more

FMP: The Living Music – Interview with Markus Müller ~ The Free Jazz Collective

An Interview with Markus Müller about the book FMP: The Living Musicreviewed here. By Martin Schray and Paul Acquaro Mr. Müller, the FMP exhibitions in Munich in 2017 and in Berlin in 2018 were a wonderfully created and fantastic look back at the wok of FMP. How and when did the decision to also do … Read more

Compose Yourself! by Alison Mathews – Melanie Spanswick

Compose Yourself! is an excellent educational project. It’s an annual online competition for children encouraging them to compose their own piano music. I’m delighted to be involved with this project as one of the selected composers, the panel of which consists of an impressive group of renowned educational writers who will be providing their music … Read more

How to Get Your Brain to Automatically Learn More BETWEEN Practice Sessions

You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage “practice makes perfect.” And you’ve probably also heard the saying “perfect practice makes perfect” too. That’s all fine and dandy, but both imply that motor learning occurs only during practice. That how We practice – our practice strategies, methods, and techniques – is the primary determinant of how quickly … Read more