water music is officially out!

good afternoon from the black hills of south dakota! i am very pleased to announce that water music is officially out through ears&eyes records – you can purchase the digital here http://massanotmassa.bandcamp.com — the vinyl is still available through the ears&eyes website here earsandeyesrecords.com/physical/watermusic. my good friend edwin ruiz from mondo machine has also produced…

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update!

water music is here! i have 10 special edition bundles still left to preorder. when these records are gone…i am telling you, they are GONE. only one small run will ever be in existence, and of the special edition bundles (which contain two gifts), only 25 copies will exist.there are 15 copies of the vinyl+digital…

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pre-orders for WATER MUSIC

good morning from chicago, lovers as of a few days ago, preorders for WATER MUSIC vinyl are live! this is an exciting moment for me, and i believe that, to be fully appreciated, this music must be listened to on vinyl. to me, music is a place for reflection and understanding of oneself and others….

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preview of album art for WATER MUSIC

Behold! The vinyl cover for WATER MUSIC (designed by gifted and radiant visionary Lydia Cheshewalla) Water Music is the first document in a series of activism-based projects that focuses attention on the Global Water Crisis, an issue that affects us all regardless of political ideology, race, orientation, gender, or any other status/label we use to…

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STRANGE WINDS single – out now!!

Good afternoon from Chicago, friends. For the past few years, I’ve really wanted to experiment with an entirely improvised chamber ensemble. horns only…maybe some electronics. Using concepts from classical and BAM, and relying on the deep history of improvisation that is here, Chicago was the perfect place to try it out. After only one show,…

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Alex Massa ‘Plays Well With Others : Adventure #1 – Glaspie/Haas’

The first in a series, Alex Massa’s Play Wells With Others : Adventure #1 – Glaspie/Haas is out NOW exclusively on Bandcamp through Ears&Eyes Records! (click image to fly to bandcamp) Featuring drummer Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power, Dumpstaphunk, TEPHRA, Beyoncé) and keyboardist Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Nolatet, TEPHRA), this six track EP…

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Water Music

– “It’s important to say what hope is not: it is not the belief that everything was, is, or will be fine. The evidence is all around us of tremendous suffering and tremendous destruction. The hope I’m interested in is about broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act. It’s…

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Alex Massa Plays Well With Others 2019 Winter Tour

Good morning from Chicago! In less than two weeks, I begin a five-week long tour that includes a few short writing retreats and recording sessions in four different cities. Here is the schedule! 2/8-2/9 – w/Brian Haas (duo) at Tonic Santa Fe 2/11 – w/Mike Cameron Collective at Hodges Bend Tulsa, OK 2/12 – w/Chris…

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Alex and the Fish Factory

Two years ago, I took a month-long retreat to participate in an artists’ residency in the small town of Stöðvarfjörður on the eastern coast of Iceland. (I’ll post some pictures and anecdotes later this month) Toward the end of the residency, each artist was asked to shoot a short interview. Here is the link to mine!…

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