Rituals of Transition

Rituals of Transition is the second release that i dischi di angelica dedicates to the great Dutch musician and composer.  In 2002 Misha Mengelberg was invited for the second time to the AngelicA Festival in Bologna. That edition, the twelfth, took part entirely in a squatted social centre of the city, and, in collaboration with Tristan Honsinger, was conceived as one large opera lasting six days – an opera within which the performances of many national and international artists fitted in like individual mobile “modules”.

Read more and listen to the recording at https://idischidiangelica.bandcamp.com/album/rituals-of-transition

You can read Kurt Gottschalk’s review here

Zondagskind op maandag

Geluidstechnicus Dick Lucas stierf op 4 november 2019, na een langdurige ziekte. Een week eerder, op 27 oktober, voltooide hij het verhaal dat hij over zijn samenwerking met Misha Mengelberg (1935-2017) wilde schrijven, als bijdrage aan diens nagedachtenis. Jazz Bulletin publiceert het, dankbaar en met enige trots, als hommage aan beiden. (Met dank aan het Jazzbulletin en Jellie Dekker)

(Photo: Gerard Rouy)

AFIJN – Documentary

Documentary on composer, bandleader and improviser Misha Mengelberg.
Music fragments and statements give a clear insight in Mengelbergs original way of thinking and way of working. Old filmmaterial shows how Mengelberg developed from classic composing by jazz influences to become the godfather of Dutch improvised music.
Directed by Jellie Dekker, produced by Datarecords (2006).