Atomic will perform Saturday, February 7 in Ontario, Canada. They will release their eleventh record, Lucidity, March 17th via Jazzland.

Nate Chinen opines upon his gigs of the year.

Composer Jessica Meyer is interviewed.

Tectonics Festival in Glasgow

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Performances

English: Peter Brötzmann, moers festival 2010

From the Tectonics Festival:

Now in its third year, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s annual Tectonics festival will see a line-up which includes the critically-acclaimed saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, harpist Rhodri Davies and Hungarian black-metal vocalist Attila Csihar descend on Glasgow’s City Halls and Old Fruitmarket from 1-3 May 2015. The three-day festival features several world premieres including three BBC commissions from composers Peter Ablinger, Joanna Bailie and Paul Newland. Élaine Radigue, a pioneer of electronic music, is a focus of this year’s programme and she has created several new acoustic works especially for the festival.

Vital Weekly 967

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

Reviews from Vital Weekly:

BEEQUEEN – AROUND MIDNIGHT (CD by Catsun) *
YIORGIS SAKELLARIOU – KLAIPEDA (CD by Unfathomless) *
LUIGI ARCHETTI – THERE (CD by Domizil) *
UBEBOET – HAEREO (CD by Mystery Sea) *
MELANCHOHOLICS – SOLAR CAFE (CD by Eibon Records) *
MARTIJN PIECK – L’ANORMALITE/LA DEVIANCE (CD and booklet) *
ASMUS TIETCHENS – FAHL (miniCD by Farmacia901) *
DAVID MARANHA & HELENA ESPVALL – SOMBRAS INCENDIADAS (LP by Three:four Records)
EMBERS – KOUT EP (12″ + CD by Enfant Terrible)
A QUI AVEC GABRIEL / TORI KUDO – ENKA MOOD COLLECTION (10″ by An’archives)
RUDOLF EB.ER – T.H.I.E.R. (CDR by Under The Temple) *
JAMES MURRAY – LOSS (CDR by Eilean Records) *
TASOS STAMOU & ADAM BOHMAN – THE CAR BOOT SALES (CDR by Kukuruku) *
BAO+ – LIVE AT CAFE OTO (CDR by Kukuruku) *
OAK BIRCHES (CDR by Kukuruku) *
ISOBEL CCIRCLE – THE HOUSE IN HARBOUR PARK (cassette by Auditory Field Theory)
COLD LIFE (cassette by Trap Door Tapes)
MIDORI HIRANO – AND I AM HERE (cassette by Staaltape)


English: John Butcher

John Butcher

From White Cube:

SUNDAY: 01 February 2015, 3-4pm
John Butcher Commission 2015 | White Cube
John Butcher with the London Sinfonietta
Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey

In a collaboration between Christian Marclay and the London Sinfonietta, some of the world’s most renowned contemporary musicians have been invited to stage performances, including new compositions and live improvisation sessions. This Sunday the London Sinfonietta will be performing a newly commissioned piece by John Butcher.

Good Liquor Caused my Heart for to Sing
John Butcher
2015

Lampo Winter / Spring 2015 Schedule

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Performances

English: Tony Conrad at the DeStijl/Freedom Fr...

Tony Conrad

From Chicago’s Lampo:

ARNOLD DREYBLATT
SAT FEB 7 8pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP here

American composer Arnold Dreyblatt performs two works—Turntable History / Spin Ensemble, created from recordings of an MRI machine, and Nodal Excitation, a 1979 work for amplified “excited strings” bass, strung with piano wire. Lampo and the Graham Foundation are pleased to welcome him for his first Chicago performance since ’08 and only his third since the late 1990s.

JENNIFER WALSHE & TONY CONRAD
SAT FEB 28 8pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon.

Jennifer Walshe and Tony Conrad perform together as Ma La Pert—using voice, violins, viola, bass, autoharps, auto-tune, keyboard, shells, broken plastic, words, parts of words, stories, chanting, jigs, screaming, shouting, broken drum skins, bells, green furry outfits, breastplates, wire, bird calls, and old lady dresses.

C. SPENCER YEH
SAT APR 11 8pm
The Renaissance Society
Bond Chapel, 1050 East 59th Street
Admission FREE; No RSVP required.

Ordinarily you record a gig and then release the live recording. Tonight, C. Spencer Yeh turns the tables (turntable?) and performs his new long-player, Solo Voice I – X, presented for you in its entirety.

CM VON HAUSSWOLFF
SAT MAY 16 8pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon.

Rich dronics in quad sound—and maybe something rufescent from CM von Hausswolff.

WILL GUTHRIE
SAT JUN 13 8pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon.

The great Will Guthrie offers his powerful solo percussion work in a rare U.S. appearance.

Igloo Magazine Reviews

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Coax :: COM1 (Self-Released)
Cylob :: The Quantum Loonyverse (Self-Released)
Aphex Twin :: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP (Warp)
Nimon :: The King Is Dead (Ant-Zen)
Björk :: Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Mouse on Mars :: 21 Again (Monkeytown)
Hecq :: Conversions (Ad Noiseam)

Cornelia Street Cafe in February

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Performances

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Sunday, Feb 01 – 6:00PM
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: LUNINE, LIGETI, AND MCMURRAY
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts
Jonathan Lunine,, planetary scientist; Lukas Ligeti, percussion; Grey McMurray, guitar
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY image

Sunday, Feb 01 – 8:30PM
SPERRAZZA/SACKS/KAMAGUCHI
Jacob Sacks, piano; Masa Kamaguchi, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Wednesday, Feb 04 – 10:00PM
JON LUNDBOM & BIG FIVE CHORD
Jon Lundbom, guitar; Jon Irabagon, soprano sax; Bryan Murray, tenor sax; Justin Wood, alto sax, flute; Sam Kulik, trombone; Moppa Elliott, bass; Dan Monaghan, drums

Thursday, Feb 05 – 10:00PM
CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: ANAWAN
Vicky Chow, host
Michael Chinworth, voice, wurlitzer; Mai Friedman, voice, synth; Jo-Anne Hyun, voice, bass; Trevor Wilson, voice, guitar; Ethan Woods, voice, electronics

Saturday, Feb 07 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JOHN HEBERT’S BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
John Hebert , bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Eric McPherson, drums

Sunday, Feb 08 – 8:30PM
JANE IRA BLOOM TRIO SINGING THE TRIANGLE
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax; Mark Helias, bass; Bobby Previte, drums

Wednesday, Feb 11 – 8:30PM
LL3
Lage Lund, guitar; Matt Brewer, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Glen Zaleski, piano

Friday, Feb 13 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JIM BLACK, SMASH AND GRAB
Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Keisuke Matsuno, guitar; Simon Jermyn, bass; Jim Black, drums

Thursday, Feb 19 – 8:30PM
MATT BREWER QUINTET
Matt Brewer, bass; Steve Lehman, alto sax; Kyle Wilson, tenor sax; Lage Lund, guitar; Tyshawn Sorrey, drums

Saturday, Feb 21 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JON IRABAGON TRIO
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Bob Stewart, tuba; Barry Altschul, drums

Friday, Feb 27 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
CHRIS LIGHTCAP’S BIGMOUTH, CD RELEASE: EPICENTER
Chris Lightcap, bass; Andrew Bishop, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Craig Taborn, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums

Saturday, Feb 28 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
CHRIS LIGHTCAP
Chris Lightcap, bass; Andrew Bishop, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Craig Taborn, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums