DMG Newsletter July 3rd, 2015

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English: Tyondai_Braxton, moers festival 2008

From DMG:

Otomo Yoshihide Solo Guitar! Scott Robinson Spacetette: Marshall Allen/Henry Grimes/Kevin Norton! Tyondai Braxton Hive1! Tisziji Munoz/John Medeski/Ra-Kalam Moses! Mat Maneri/Russ Lossing/Ed Schuller/Chris Bacas/Pete Davenport!

Jon Lundbom Big Five Chord! Elektra Kurtis & Ensemble Elektra! Stephenson & Zarzutzki! Michael Foster & Ted Byrnes! Gnom! Metal Chaos Ensemble! Sylvaine Helary Spring Roll/Printemps! Grateful Dead & Willie Nelson on Vinyl! And even more..!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, July 5th – Special Holiday Weekend Sets at 2 & 6pm:
2pm: The NU Band: MARK WHITECAGE/THOMAS HEBERER/JOE FONDA/LOU GRASSI + ERHARD HIRT – Rare US appearance of this great FMP Guitarist!
6pm: ROCHUS AUST – Trumpet & Devices/ JONATHAN GOLOVE – Theremin-cello & devices / JOKUBAS AUST – Electric Devices!

Sunday, July 19th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & LEX SAMU – Reeds & Trumpet!

Sunday, August 9th – Tuba Double-Header:
6pm: CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH – Solo Tuba!
7pm: BEN STAPP – Solo Tuba!

Wordless Music Fall Schedule (New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles)

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From Wordless Music:

Just announced: Stars of the Lid with string quartet in Brooklyn + LA
This fall, Wordless Music presents two exceedingly rare U.S. live appearances by the legendary Kranky ambient/drone duo Stars of the Lid, who will perform with string quartet and projections in Brooklyn and Los Angeles this September. Of special note: Brooklyn’s show will take place at a new venue for us: the spectacular St. Agnes Church in Carroll Gardens, an acoustic and architectural jewel to which we hope to return. All-ages tickets go on sale starting Friday.

Just announced: Beasts of the Southern Wild in New Orleans
This fall, in partnership with Court 13 and the New Orleans Film Society, Wordless Music presents our first show in New Orleans — and it’s going to be a memorable one. On Saturday, October 10, at the historic Saenger Theatre downtown, Wordless Music Orchestra performs a live score with screening to the extraordinary 2012 film BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Joining us for this very special performance will be Louisiana’s own Lost Bayou Ramblers, along with conductor Ryan McAdams. Tickets are now on sale.

Winner of 75 awards internationally, including top prizes at Sundance and Cannes, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD was directed by first-time filmmaker Benh Zeitlin, and takes place in a south Louisiana bayou community called the Bathtub. starring child actor Quvenzhané Wallis in an unforgettable role that would make her the youngest nominee for Best Actress in Oscar history. To say we are honored to bring this show down to New Orleans would be a ridiculous understatement. It’s hard to improve on Roger Ebert’s words: “Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you’ve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius.”

September 22, 2015
Stars of the Lid
Christina Vantzou
St. Agnes Church (433 Sackett Street, Brooklyn)
7pm doors / 8pm show / all ages / tickets on sale Friday

September 24, 2015
Stars of the Lid
Ken Camden
The Regent Theater DTLA (448 South Main Street, Los Angeles)
Co-presented with Spaceland Productions
7pm doors / 8pm show / all ages / tickets on sale Friday

October 10, 2015
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Screening + live film score with orchestra
Wordless Music Orchestra
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Ryan McAdams, conductor
Saenger Theatre (1111 Canal Street, New Orleans)
7pm doors / 8pm show / all ages / tickets now on sale

July at Spectrum

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From New York’s Spectrum:

– Live 45 feat. Fjola Evans (July 7)

– Melody and Company Chamber Series curated by Melody Fader (July 9)
Melody Fader, Keats Dieffenbach, Emily Popham Gilliins & Hamilton Berry

– Gabriel Zucker presents Thursdays on the Spectrum (July 9)

– Jen Kutler (July 10)

– Aaron Roche (July 10)

– Mick Rossi’s Outliers series returns with 4k4: Andy Laster, Peter Hess, Charles Waters & Rossi (July 11)

– Zach Seely’s (con)temporary (in)sights series featuring Rane Moore (July 11)

– Early/Late Series with Seth Gilman (July 12)

– the cellar and the point Series feat. Oren Fader (July 16)

– ArtsDirect (July 17)

– Glenda Bates (July 18)

– Hans Tammen’s Dark Circuits Series feat. Matthew Ostrowski (July 18)

– Ramin Arjomand’s Reinterpretations series (July 19)

– Vox Temporum curated by Brian Erickson & Lester St. Louis feat. Gabriel Zucker & Nathan Braginsky (July 19)

– Eleonor Sandresky’s Retes Series continues with 12-Tone Drone feat. Randy Gibson (July 24)

– Late Night with The Brothers Balliett (July 25)

– Anne Goldberg (July 26)

– Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One in honor of the 265th Anniversary of Bach’s death with 24 piano superstars (July 28)
Adam Tendler, Blair McMillen, Joan Forsyth, Joseph Kubera, Kathleen Supove, Phyllis Chen,
Taka Kigawa, Lisa Moore, Jed Distler, David Holzman, and many more

– Max Johnson, Kamala Sankaram, Kelli Kathman, Fung Chern Hwei & Claudine Hickman (July 31)

– Lorin Roser Trio with Tim Cramer, John Mairino & Roser (July 31)

AMN Picks of the Week: Kris Davis / Sound Awakener / Eliogabal / Rob Mazurek / Hammond, Bafus, Liebig / Khost

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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Kris Davis / Infrasound – Save Your Breath (2015)
Sound Awakener – Be Whole (2015)
Eliogabal – Mo (2015)
Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra – Galactic Parables, Vol.1 (2015)
Ross Hammond / John Bafus / Steuart Liebig – Lowburn (2015)
Khost – Corrosive Shroud (2015)

Chicago Scene: July 2-11, 2015

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Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Sunday, July 5th 2015
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$5)
Giacomo Fiore
Amanda Schoofs

Monday, July 6th 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
Jim Baker, Carol Genetti

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Keefe Jackson, Aaron Zarzutzki, Albert Wildeman

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
David Boykin

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Ratchet 3.0 #3
Jacob Kart
Jim Baker
Spectralina : Dan Bitney, Selina Trepp

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Rob Frye, Ben LaMar Gay, Charles Rumback, Max Beckman
Sound Of The City Workshop

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson Trio

Thursday, July 9th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jon Irabagon, James Falzone
Josh Berman, Daniel Levin, Joshua Abrams

Friday, July 10th 2015
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Mike Reed’s People, Places and Things, with Greg Ward, Tim Haldeman, Jason Roebke

Saturday, July 11th 2015

12:00PM-7:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
The Freedom Principle : Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now — Opening day
Rio Negro II Unveiling and Talk : Douglas R Ewart, George Lewis, Douglas Repetto
Chad Kouri, Jazz Movement Studies
Natural Information Society and Lisa Alvarado : Performance and Talk
Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi
Mike Reed’s People, Places and Things

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Homage to Malachi Maghostut Favors
Douglas R Ewart Clarinet Choir : Dee Alexander, Tatsu Aoki, Harrison Bankhead, Mwata Bowden, Douglas R Ewart, Duriel Harris, J D Parran, Sterling D Plumpp, Ni’Ja Whitson, Edward Wilkerson

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La Monte Young on His Immeasurable Influence

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From Vulture:

La Monte Young has a different relationship to time from the rest of us. His music goes on for a long time — that’s objectively true, and it feels even longer if, like many people, you find it boring. He’s credited as the vastly influential father of minimalism because when he was 22, in 1958, he wrote the first piece that held notes for a long period, suspended in air to allow examination and contemplation. His best-known work, The Well-Tuned Piano, is a solo performance that has grown in length from three and a half hours to five to, last time he played it, nearly six and a half. (It would have been longer, but he rushed a few parts.) When he was young, Young shocked Karlheinz Stockhausen by strolling in two hours late for the intimidating composer’s morning composition class in Darmstadt, Germany. For some time, Young lived on a weekly cycle of five 33.6-hour days. Lately, he stays awake for 24 hours, and then rests for 24.

Extended Techniques New York Calendar

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Wadada Leo Smith

From Extended Techniques:

NYC Calendar July 2015

9:00 PM & 10:30 PM Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey/Kris Davis
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Kris Davis, piano
VENUE: Cornelia Street Café
ADMISSION: $10 + $10 drinks minimum

SUNDAY, July 5
3 pm John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
8 pm Jeff Zeigler and Gyan Riley
Jeff Zeigler (cello) Gyan Riley (guitar)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 each set

10:00pm Roscoe Mitchell: Two Trios and Combined Quintet @ Vision Festival
Trio One — Roscoe Mitchell – alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones / Hugh Ragin – trumpet, piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn / Tyshawn Sorey – drums, trombone and piano
Trio Two — Roscoe Mitchell: alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones / Craig Taborn – piano and electronics / Kikanju Baku – drums and percussion
Combined Quintet: Roscoe Mitchell, Hugh Ragin, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey and Kikanju Baku
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

8:30PM Crispell & Hemingway @ Vision Festival
Marilyn Crispell – piano
Gerry Hemingway – percussions
11:00PM Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen @ Vision Festival
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

7:30pm Drawing Sound: Billy Martin – Wandering
Chris Cochrane (guitar), Billy Martin (percussion), John Medeski (keyboard synthesizer), Ikue Mori (electronics), and Ned Rothenberg (clarinets, saxophone, shakuhachi)
VENUE: The Drawing Center

7:30pm Drawing Sound: Billy Martin – Wandering
Cyro Baptista (percussion, voice) and Anthony Coleman (keyboards)
Yoshiko Chuma (dancer) and Billy Martin (percussion)
Ensemble: Fang Percussion
VENUE: The Drawing Center

7:30PM – 8:30PM – Darius Jones Quartet featuring Emilie LesBros @ Vision Festival
Darius Jones – sax
Sean Conly – bass
Craig Taborn – piano
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Emilie LesBros – vocals
9:00PM Milford Graves HeArt Quartet @ Vision Festival
Milford Graves – drums, percussion, Charles Gayle – tenor sax, William Parker – bass, Hugh Glover – reeds
11:00PM FOUR FOR TAZZ @ Vision Festival
Joe McPhee – brass, reeds
Charles Gayle – bass, piano
Charles Downs – drums
Warren Smith – vibes, marimba, percussion
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

FRIDAY, July 10
7:30PM Drawing Sound: Billy Martin – Wandering
Annie Gosfield (electronics) and Billy Martin (percussion)
Paul Auster (spoken word) and Hal Willner (tape machines)
Ensemble: Sirius Quartet
VENUE: The Drawing Center

FRIDAY, July 10
7:00PM Dance / FreeJazz – ‘A Piano’ Yoshiko Chuma & Matthew Shipp @ Vision Festival
Yoshiko Chuma – dance
Matthew Shipp – piano
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

6:30PM Ingrid Laubrock Sextet @ Vision Festival
Ingrid Laubrock – soprano, tenor sax, Craig Taborn – piano / Miya Masaoka – koto, Dan Peck – tuba / Tyshawn Sorey – drums , Sam Pluta – electronics
7:30PM Wadada Leo Smith / Aruan Ortiz Duo @ Vision Festival
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Aruan Ortiz – piano
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

9:30PM Rane Moore in Contemporary Insights
Georges Aperghis: Simulacra IV
Vinko Globokar: Voix Instrumentalisée
Enno Poppe: Holz
Kaija Saariaho: Duft
Salvatore Sciarrino: Let me die before I wake
Ken Ueno: I screamed at the sea until nodes swelled up, then my voice became the resonant noise of the sea
VENUE: Spectrum

10 PM Secret Chiefs 3: Ishraqiyun Tasbih Ensemble
Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (gimbre, oud) Kenny Grohowski (drum elements) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Larry Kwartowitz (drum elements) Ches Smith (conga, drum elements) Toby Driver (bass) Trey Spruance (conducting, kinnor when appropriate)
Polyhedral relations in rhythm and tonality. Three duos around a keyboard in interactive tessellations pieces “Perichoresis”, “Phyllotaxis” and others.
VENUE: The Stone

10 PM Secret Chiefs 3 plays selections from Masada Book III, The Book Beriah
Eyvind Kang (violin) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud) Ches Smith (mallets, percussion) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Trey Spruance (baritone guitar)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, July 17
8 PM Secret Chiefs 3: FORMS: Salon/Fantasia
Trey Spruance (conducting, keyboards) Eyvind Kang (violin) Jessika Kenney (voice) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Toby Driver (bass, keyboards) Ches Smith (mallets, percussion) Jason Schimmel (piano, keyboards, guitar) Ryan Parish (flute) Kenny Grohowski (percussion)
Presenting new chamber music live ensemble format (Salon/Fantasia) familiar from recorded pieces like “Scorched Earth Saturnalia”. Probably the finest ensemble ever assembled for SC3 in a concert almost entirely made up of of world premiers.
10 PM Secret Chiefs 3 Plays John Zorn’s Masada Book II, Xaphan
Trey Spruance (guitar) Eyvind Kang (violin) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Toby Driver (bass) Ches Smith (drums). Xaphan featuring Eyvind Kang.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 each set

FRIDAY, July 17
8:30 PM Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp
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VENUE: Michiko
ADMISSION: $15-$20

SUNDAY, July 19
3 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Craig Taborn Solo and Trio
Craig Taborn (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
This concert will begin with a brief discussion between Craig Taborn and John Zorn—followed by a solo piano set and a Trio set.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 each set

SUNDAY, July 19
8:30 PM Michaël Attias and Matt Mitchell
First duo encounter Michaël Attias: alto saxophone, Matt Mitchell: piano
ADMISSION: $15 Suggested Donation

THURSDAY, July 23 – FRIDAY, July 24
8PM Harry Partch | Heiner Goebbels, Delusion of the Fury
VENUE: New York City Center
ADMISSION: $45 and above