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Speaking of festivals, I was jumping up and down when I read about the Counterflow festival at Berlin’s Ausland this year. London’s OTO cafe is expanding to explore international networks of underground music. So, the line up for this festival is unbelievable with a first time appearance from Korean folk singer Kim Doo Soo, American songwriter Michael Hurley and the incomparable voice of Josephine Foster before an explosive closure to the festival with two sets from organ trio Decoy with special guest blower Joe McPhee. I can’t belive it, but it’s happening in April. Read more here.

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  1. […] One new track from an unbelievable combination of musicians, maybe the missing link between the tradition of free jazz and the current explorations in sound art. I already talked about Eli Keszler, a drummer from NYC whose drum set didn’t sound like a regular one. And then you have saxophone player Joe McPhee blowing beautiful soft passages to almost silent moments and/or exploding into fuorious fire music. This session was recorded in November 2010 and will released by 8mm records very soon. Can’t wait. Well, you can see Joe McPhee playing live in Berlin at the Counterflow Festival. […]

  2. By Counterflows Festival « Bis Aufs Messer Blog on 16 Apr 2012 at 2:46 am

    […] at best festival this year. London’s Cafe Oto curated 3 different nights at Berlin’s Ausland. You know this feeling when you’re somewhere and you know there is something really special […]

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