Foxy Digitalis Mix #27: Alex Cunningham

I’m having an Alex Cunningham renaissance at the moment. Between the alien zones he and Mark Shippy explore on Ghost Note to the full-on macromeditations of As Slow as the Stream. Cunningham’s approach to the violin is so singular and striking that I started wondering where it all comes from. There are so many moments on these recent albums (and his various solo and collaborative recordings from past … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #27: Alex Cunningham

Alex Cunningham “As Slow as the Stream”

It’s been a banner year for experimental violin music. One of my favorite releases of the year so far – gabby fluke-mogul’s Threshold – takes the instrument into uncharted territory, but this new joint from Alex Cunningham takes a totally different path while leaving a similarly heavy impression. As Slow as the Stream is a single 33-minute improvised excursion that moves with such speed and with such presence that … Continue reading Alex Cunningham “As Slow as the Stream”

Improvising Away the Ghosts With Mark Shippy and Alex Cunningham

There’s always something about unexpected duos (or trios or quartets or… you get the picture) that piques my interest. Surprising combinations often lead to interesting sounds or new ideas and when they come off, as they do in spades on Alex Cunningham and Mark Shippy’s Ghost Note. The guitar and violin improvisations sprawled across that record bend preconceived ideas of what each of those instruments can … Continue reading Improvising Away the Ghosts With Mark Shippy and Alex Cunningham

claire rousay is not a bad person

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. claire rousay is everywhere right now. I half expect to see the cover of her new opus, a softer focus, on a billboard when driving home from work. I’m kidding, but seeing her work get such widespread recognition is something that gives me hope. claire does not make music that’s … Continue reading claire rousay is not a bad person