Raoul Bjorkenheim (with Ralph Gibson)

peter | music,new york,photo | Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Raoul Bjorkenheim (with Ralph Gibson) at SONICBEET.COM // flickr

In a little over two months SONICBEET.COM \ downtownmusic @ Flickr reached 100 photos. So far it didn’t bring almost any attention. Guess it is normal.

This is the #100 photo of the set. Raoul Bjorkenheim pictured above is pictured by Ralph Gibson for his upcoming guitar book. What else do I need to say?

MannyLunch Photographed

peter | music,new york,photo | Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Emanuel ‘MannyLunch’ Maris at SONICBEET.COM // flickr

Manny of DMG always escapes photographers. And then complains that there is not any picture of him on the DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET. Not anymore though. I used an opportunity while he was working the door at The Stone last Sunday. Now you can look and remember this man.

Interview in metropolis

peter | music,photo | Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Friends form metropolis – a blog and online-shop for jazz, improvised and ‘unheard’ music – published a small interview with me today. All the questions were sent to me at once, hence, technically specking, it is not an interview, but a questionnaire. It also features a nice set of concert photos put in a flash animation.

URL: An interview with Peter Gannushkin

2006 top 20 CDs

peter | music | Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

As much as I hate charts, awards and competitions, here is my promised list of top 20 CDs of 2006. I decided not to leave any comments to the list, but let anybody who happens to see it either check this great music out or ask me why I chose any of these particular albums. All of them were released in 2006 except one, which is not officially out yet. The list is in alphabetical order. Please feel free to post your own “best of 2006″ in the comments,


  • Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy / Ramon Lopez “Aurora” (Maya)

  • Barry Adamson “Stranger On The Sofa” (Central Control)

  • Derek Bailey “To Play: The Blemish Sessions” (Samadhisound)

  • Ergo “Quality Anatomechanical Music Since 2005″ (Actuator)

  • Erik Friedlander And Teho Teardo “Giorni Rubati” (Bip-Hop)

  • Fra De Varme Lande “Fra De Varme Lande” (ILK)

  • Golem “Fresh Off Boat” (JDub)

  • Jazkamer “Metal Music Machine” (Smalltown Supernoise)

  • John Zorn “Astronome” / “Moonchild” (Tzadik)

  • John Zorn / Uri Caine “Moloch: Book of Angels vol.6″ (Tzadik)

  • John Zorn / The Cracow Klezmer Band “Balan: Book Of Angels Vol. 05″ (Tzadik)

  • Loren Connors “Night Through: Singles And Collected Works 1976-2004″ (Family Vineyard)

  • Matthew Shipp “One” (Thirsty Ear)

  • Ototmo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell, Yoshida Tatsuya “Episome” (Tzadik)

  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe “Kobe Yee!!” (Crab Apple)

  • The Clarinets “The Clarinets” (Skirl)

  • Tin Hat “The Sad Machinary Of Spring” (Hannibal)

  • Tom Waits “Orphans” (ANTI-)

  • Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher “Change This Song” (Bik Bent Braam)

  • Wayne Horvitz “Way Out East” (Songlines)