Nels Cline & Julian Lage on Tour


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Guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage are touring to support their new recording, Room:

Nels Cline & Julian Lage Tour:
11/18 – Baltimore, MD – Patterson Theatre
11/20 – Albany, NY – The Egg
11/21 – Burlington, VT – The First Unitarian Church
11/22 – Portland, ME – Space Gallery
11/25 – New York, NY – Subculture

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Coming to the ISSUE Project Room


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From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

THU, OCTOBER 23 – 8:00PM
Werner Dafeldecker & Valerio Tricoli: Williams Mix Extended
Italian composer Valerio Tricoli, known for his dynamic reel-to-reel improvisations, returns to ISSUE Project Room with esteemed German electro-acoustic artist Werner Dafeldecker. Both artists perform solo, and together they present the NY premiere of their collaborative work Williams Mix Extended, a new interpretation of John Cage‘s Williams Mix. Approaching Cage’s 1952 score from a contemporary perspective, Williams Mix Extended, reimagines the classic tape work within the context of digital audio and live instrumental performance. To complete Williams Mix Extended, a library of over 2000 sounds is used, all recorded by Dafeldecker and Tricoli. This performance also celebrates the October release of the work on Quakebasket.

FRI, OCTOBER 24 – 8:00PM
Carol Robinson & Nate Wooley: Works of Eliane Radigue & Denis Dufour
Clarinetist Carol Robinson and trumpeter Nate Wooley give American and World Premiere performances of new works by iconoclastic French composers Eliane Radigue and Denis Dufour. The program opens with Dufour’s fascinating Cinq forms d’appel for bass clarinet and trumpet, and continues with three of Radigue’s Occam pieces. Part of a substantial set of new instrumental works composed in conjunction with a small group of the world’s finest contemporary musical voices, this event offers a rare opportunity to hear new French works played by the performers they were made for.

SAT, OCTOBER 25 – 8:00PM
SUN, OCTOBER 26 – 8:00PM
Kye Showcase
This two-night series highlights artists of the Kye imprint, an esteemed experimental record label founded in 2001 by Graham Lambkin. Kye’s artists create atmospheric and evocative pieces often through the use of electronics, analog tape, field recordings, and sound collage. A range of artists from the imprint perform, with distinct approaches to organized sound, weaving together the sonic and visual arts, and sounds of the everyday. With Call Back the Giants, Malcolm Goldstein, Matt Krefting, Vanessa Rossetto, James Rushford & Graham Lambkin— who also presents a work by Henning Christiansen.

SUN, OCTOBER 26 – 5:00PM
Ne(x)tworks Plays New Works by Paul Pinto, Gelsey Bell, Miguel Frasconi
Paul Pinto’s Unintelligible Response, features renowned vocalist Joan La Barbara as the posthumous spirit of Thomas Paine, in a scene from his forthcoming opera Thomas Paine in Violence. Gelsey Bell’s Weight, written for Ne(x)tworks and for ISSUE’s theater, receives its world premiere this evening. Miguel Frasconi’s Sun Studies, featuring vocalists Bell and La Barbara with instrumental ensemble, interprets the poetic text The Cantilever Rainbow (1965) in auditory events.

COMING SOON

11/09 8PM – Marcus Schmickler & Yarn/Wire
11/11-13 8PM – Raúl De Nieves & Colin Self: The Fool
11/15 8PM – Rashad Becker / Eli Keszler
11/21 8PM – Madalyn Merkey / Battle Trance
12/03 8PM – Kim Gordon & Loren Connors / Gary War – GA tix on sale Friday!
12/09 7PM – Matmos perform Robert Ashley’s “Perfect Lives” -GA tix on sale Wednesday!
12/13 8PM – Paul Clipson and Liz Harris (Grouper): HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

Improvising Beings Releases


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Now out on Improvising Beings:

Lucien Johnson, Alan Silva, Makoto Sato : Stinging Nettles (ib29)
Lucien Johnson : tenor saxophone/ saxophone ténor.
Alan Silva : double bass / contrebasse.
Makoto Sato : drums / batterie.
Recorded November 2006 at Studio Campus by Jean-Marc Foussat / Enregistré à Studio Campus en Novembre 2006 par Jean-Marc Foussat.

Linda Sharrock, Itaru Oki, Mario Rechtern, Eric Zinman, Makoto Sato, Yoram Rosilio : No Is No (Don’t Fuck Around With Your Women) (ib30)
Linda Sharrock : voice / voix.
Itaru Oki : trumpet, flugelhorn / trompette, fluegelhorn.
Mario Rechtern : reeds, saxolin / vents, saxoline.
Eric Zinman : piano / piano.
Makoto Sato : drums / batterie.
Yoram Rosilio : double bass / contrebasse.
Recorded May 20 and 21, 2014, live at Bab Ilo (Paris, France) and at Studio Septième Ciel (Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France) / Enregistré les 20 et 21 mai 2014 en concert au Bab Ilo (Paris) et au Studio Septième Ciel (Issy-Les-Moulineaux).

AMN Review: Dub Mentor featuring Yan Jun – Guns of Brixton (Ent-T)


Deep in the recesses of his studio in Tel Aviv, Lior Sulliman once again dons the mantel of Dub Mentor to produce yet another startling minimalist cover, recorded with faultless musicianship and pristine clarity. Here, the Clash´s Guns of Brixton as a chamber piece with previous collaborator Yan Jun confiding the lyrics to us. In Chinese.

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos


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October 19, 2014
Arto Lindsay Noise Quartet, Death by Audio
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October 17, 2014
Borbetomagus, ABC No Rio
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October 17, 2014
Lea and Leila, ABC No Rio
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October 15, 2014
Matt Pavolka, Russ Lossing, Tomas Fujiwara, ShapeShifter Lab
Tomas Fujiwara Russ Lossing Matt Pavolka

October 15, 2014
Charles Evans Quartet, ShapeShifter Lab
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October 15, 2014
Mostly Other People Do the Killing, ShapeShifter Lab
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