Portland in December

Posted: November 28, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

wndfrm & Rich Halley/Carson Halley duo
December 3, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
2045 SE Ankeny

Ben Bennet / Wilson Shook and Living Objects
December 17, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15
Revival Drum Shop
2045 SE Ankeny

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December at Cafe OTO

Posted: November 28, 2014 by Mike in Performances

British saxophonist Evan Parker

British saxophonist Evan Parker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Cafe OTO:

Monday 1 December 2014, 8pm
Metá Metá + DJ Lewis Robinson (Mais Um Discos)

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 8pm
Kammer Klang – plus-minus & Alexander Schubert / Kit Downes & Moondog

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 8pm
Man Forever + Arrington DE Dionyso

Thursday 4 December 2014, 8pm
Woven Entity + Klavikon + Strobes

Friday 5 December 2014, 8pm
Dig That Treasure! Presents
Laetitia Sadier + Jane Weaver + Let’s Eat Grandma

Saturday 6 December 2014, 8pm
Ute Kanngiesser / Paul Abbott (Duo) + Michael Speers / Billy Steiger / Tom Wheatley (Trio) + Pascal Nichols (Solo)

Sunday 7 December 2014, 8pm
the London Improvisers Orchestra

Monday 8 December 2014, 8pm
Resonance104.4fm Presents:
Feedback – 120th Anniversary Concert

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 8pm
Jennifer Walshe + Sharon Gal & Andie Brown + People Like Us

11–12 December 2014, 8–11pm
the Ex – Two-day Residency Series

Sunday 14 December 2014, 8pm
Cranc with Benedict Drew

Thursday 18 December 2014, 8pm
Monopoly Child Star Searchers + Dolphins into the Future

Friday 19 December 2014, 8pm
John Russell at 60 with Thurston Moore + Evan Parker + John Edwards Phil Minton + Satoko Fukuda + Henry Lowther

Saturday 20 December 2014, 8pm
Denovali Records Presents
Poppy Ackroyd + Piano Interrupted + Carlos Cipa
£15 £13 (Wegottickets)

Sunday 21 December 2014, 8pm
Goodiepal Jazz Night with Kresten Osgood

The Roulette in December

Posted: November 28, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From New York’s Roulette:

Matana Roberts’ Anthem This work in progress narrative piece is a reflection of Roberts’ continued interest in social justice through sound.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Henry Threadgill’s Zooid performs the Quintet Book—“In for a Penny, In for a Pound” Roulette is thrilled to premiere four brand new quintets by Henry Threadgill during our Fall 2014 season. These quintets feature four members of Zooid: Liberty Ellman (Ceroepic), Jose Davila (Unoepic), Elliot Kavee (Dosepic), Christopher Hoffman (Tresepic). Each quintet has a number of featured soloists, however in each piece focuses extensively on the featured instrument….

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Annie Gosfield / JACK Quartet: Signal Jamming and Random Interference. A world premiere for string quartet and jammed radio signals December 7th will be an Annie Gosfield portrait concert featuring the highly acclaimed JACK Quartet. The centerpiece of the concert will be the world premiere of “Signal Jamming and Random Interference” for string quartet and electronics, inspired by the sounds, processes, and perceptions of jammed radio signals….
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Svjetlana Bukvich: Works from EVOLUTION and other stories Bosnian-New Yorker Svjetlana Bukvich (minimoog, piano, voice) brings her signature sound to Roulette in a boundary-defying set featuring compositions from EVOLUTION, her recent release on PARMA’s Big Round Records. Electric guitars, synthesizers, strings, voices, and tuning of her design tell stories through one-of-a-kind exploits in intonation, timbre, and rhythm, along with new media works…

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Tyshawn Sorey Trio A program of new works by drummer, trombonist, and composer Tyshawn Sorey with Cory Smythe and Christopher Tordini.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
INTERPRETATIONS: Chris Brown, Frank Gratowsky & William Winant // Fast Forward: 10 An evening of music that explores the frontiers between composition and improvisation.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Pauline Oliveros

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Allison Miller’s BOOM TIC BOOM Drummer/composer Allison Miller presents a special night of original music showcasing her regularly touring band, Boom Tic Boom.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Ben Goldberg Clarinetist Ben Goldberg presents a program of new compositions with Donny McCaslin, Steve Cardenas, Stomu Takeishi, and Tyshawn Sorey.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
EXPANSIONS: The Dave Liebman Group Dave Liebman’s EXPANSIONS will present some of the music from the new recording “Samsara” in a program ranging from straight ahead jazz to freer textures; lyricism to cacophany; acoustic to electric; some world rhythm influences and adaptations of jazz classics….

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Phill Niblock, Music and Film, Six Hours An exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception) performed in long durations…

John Zorn’s 30th anniversary of ‘Cobra’

Posted: November 28, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From The Brooklyn Paper:

Thirty years ago, John Zorn found a way to control chaos. In 1984, the celebrated jazz saxophonist and composer introduced the world to a new composition called “Cobra” at a performance at Roulette, then located at a loft space in Tribeca. For the show, a group of musicians — including guitarist Bill Frisell, turntablist Christian Marclay, and trombone player Jim Staley — were given visual instructions by Zorn via printed cards, hand gestures, and even the movement of his baseball cap to play little snippets of improvised solos. The result was a funny and fast-paced cacophony.

Tzadik November Releases

Posted: November 27, 2014 by Mike in Releases

English: John Zorn Français : John Zorn

John Zorn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Tzadik label:

John Zorn
The Last Judgment

John Zorn
The Song Project Vinyl Singles Edition – 45

Karl Berger
Gently Unfamiliar

Vital Weekly 958

Posted: November 27, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

Reivews from Vital Weekly:

Maja S.k. ratkje &Amp; Eugneniusz Rudnik – in Dialogue with (Cd by Bolt Records)
Helge Sten – Monochromes (Cd by Bolt Records)
Kare Kolberg – Attitudes (2cd by Bolt Records) *
Sten Hanson – My Last Works (Cd by Fylking Records) *
a-symmetry – I Am Life (Cd by Agf Producktion) *
Sidney Corbett – the Longings (Cd by Made from Nothing/edition Kopernikus)
Yoriko Ikeya &Amp; Klaus Schöpp – Songs of a Desert Bird (Cd by Made from Nothing/edition Kopernikus)
Radian &Amp; Howe Gelb – Radian Verses Howe Gelb (Cd by Radian Releases) *
Zeitkratzer – Whitehouse (Cd by Zeitkratzer Records) *
Paul Baran – the Other (Cd by Fang Bomb) *
Cor Fuhler &Amp; Jim Denley – Truancy (Cd by Split Records) *
Sult – Svimmelhed (Cd by Humbler/conrad Sound) *
Danae Stefanou – [Herewith] (Lp by Holotype Editions)
Lawrence English &Amp; Werner Dafeldecker – Shadow of the Monolith (Lp by Holotype Editions)
Fergus Kelly – Unnatural Actuality (Cdr by Room Temperature) *
L.h.d. – Transitions (Cdr by Klappstuhl) *
Martin Kay – all Things Metal (Cdr by 3leaves) *
Fossils – the Cardigan Hour (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Static Sound – Dead by Xenophilia (Cdr/download by Static Sound)
Static Sound – White Christian Power (Cdr/download by Static Sound)
Static Sound – Deus Vult (Cdr/download by Static Sound)
Count Portmon (Cdr by Poli5)
Python vs Cobra / Coco /Huh – the Discussion (Cdr by Attenuation Circuit) *
Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim – Live at Lab.30 (Cdr by Attenuation Circuit) *
Kapali Carsi/nym (Cassette by Attenuation Circuit)
Modelbau – Cataract (Cassette by Licht-ung) *
the Long Half Day (Usb by Slightly off Kilter Label)

Dusted in Exile Reviews

Posted: November 27, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

English: American jazz saxophonist and compose...

Steve Lacy

From Dusted in Exile:

David Shea — Rituals (Room 40)
Steve Lacy Four — Morning Joy (hatOLOGY)
Kassa Tessema – Ethiopiques 29: Mastawesha (Buda Musique)