This is just to remind you that SOUND PROJECTIONS, a new online quarterly music magazine will make its formal debut as scheduled tomorrow on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The official unveiling takes place @ 1 PM EST which is three hours earlier on the west coast @ 10AM (I think central standard time is 11AM). In any event please check out the table of contents template below along with a general explanation of how the magazine is organized. As you see below the first artist to appear in Volume One, Number One issue is Anthony Braxton who is featured the first week of November 1-7, 2014. The following 12 names in this volume one (numbers 1-4) include a diverse, wide range of outstanding musicians, composers, and ensemble leaders that feature everyone from Cecil Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix and Sonny Rollins to Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Geri Allen, Gary Clark, Jr. and Ornette Coleman (not to mention a special celebratory issue on the 2014 centennial of the legendary and iconic Sun Ra!).
So please come join me in this exciting adventure and feel free if you are interested to contribute whenever and however you can to making this a successful project that properly honors, celebrates, and joyously and critically examines the myriad sources of what makes MUSIC such a wonderful and endlessly captivating art experience that enriches, ennobles, and enhances all of our lives no matter who or where we are. In the meantime and in between time STAY TUNED…
Editor and Contributor
A sonic exploration and tonal analysis of contemporary creative music in a myriad of improvisational/composed settings, textures, and expressions.
I'm your host Kofi Natambu. This online magazine features the very best in contemporary creative music in this creative timezone NOW (the one we're living in) as well as that of the historical past. The purpose is to openly explore, examine, investigate, reflect on, studiously critique, and take opulent pleasure in the sonic and aural dimensions of human experience known and identified to us as MUSIC. I'm also interested in critically examining the wide range of ideas and opinions that govern our commodified notions of the production, consumption, marketing, and commercial exchange of organized sound(s) which largely define and thereby (over)determine our present relationships to music in the general political economy and culture.
Thus this magazine will strive to critically question and go beyond the conventional imposed notions and categories of what constitutes the generic and stylistic definitions of 'Jazz', 'classical music', 'Blues', 'Rhythm and Blues', 'Rock 'n Roll', 'Pop', 'Funk', 'Hip Hop' etc. in order to search for what individual artists and ensembles do creatively to challenge and transform our ingrained ideas and attitudes of what music is and could be.
So please join me on this ongoing visceral, investigative, and cerebral quest to explore, enjoy, and pay homage to the endlessly creative and uniquely magisterial dimensions of MUSIC in all of its guises and expressive identities.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
AN ONLINE QUARTERLY MUSIC MAGAZINE
EDITOR: KOFI NATAMBU
VOLUME ONE NUMBER ONE
Featuring the Musics and Aesthetic Visions of:
November 29-December 5
GARY CLARK, JR.
December 27-January 2
January 3-January 9
January 10-January 16
*[Special bonus feature: A celebration of the centennial year of musician, composer, orchestra leader, and philosopher SUN RA, 1914-1993]
WHAT IS SOUND PROJECTIONS?:
This is a quarterly magazine which means that each individual issue will appear every three months following the first issue on November 1, 2014 and that four issues will constitute the completion of one volume (Volume 1, Numbers 1-4). Twelve (12) artists will be featured during each quarter. In this design template this means that one artist will be featured per week for 12 weeks beginning with the first issue on November 1 and thus continuing for three months until the second issue appears on February 1, 2015. Thus each subsequent issue will repeat the cycle with 12 new artists featured for each quarter. The photo in the middle of the page (in the first issue it is Miles Davis) constitutes the cover image for the magazine for that quarter and this image changes every three months with each subsequent issue. What follows is the weekly schedule for each artist in volume one, number one that runs from November 1, 2014 to January 23, 2015 with the second round of new artists appearing in the February 1, 2015 issue (volume one, number two):
ANTHONY BRAXTON November 1-7
CECIL TAYLOR November 8-14
STEVIE WONDER November 15-21
JIMI HENDRIX November 22-28
GERI ALLEN November 29-December 5
HERBIE HANCOCK December 6-12
SONNY ROLLINS December 13-19
JANELLE MONAE December 20-26
GARY CLARK, JR. December 27-January 2
NINA SIMONE January 3-January 9
ORNETTE COLEMAN January 10-January 16
WAYNE SHORTER January 17-23
SUN RA 2014 Centennial January 24-30