David Rosenboom’s Propositional Music Reviewed

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From NYTimes.com:

In collaboration with the Issue Project Room, based in Brooklyn, the Whitney presented its first concert in the theater on Friday night, the initial installment in a weekend series of programs devoted to works by the composer, conductor, performer, author, educator and avatar of experimental music David Rosenboom, spanning some 50 years of his career. With additional chairs set up, the theater had seats for about 140 people. Friday’s concert drew a standing-room crowd.

New From Tzadik

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New release from Tzadik:

Jason Eckardt – Subject

Jason Eckardt began as a heavy metal guitarist and turned to contemporary music after hearing Webern. His music is highly complex andr etains the energy and intensity of his heavy metal roots. Challenging and highly virtuosic, his compositional language embraces both uptown and downtown. Brilliantly performed by JACK, ICE and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, “Subject” contains some of his most extreme and intense works

Mycale – Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

One of the most beautiful of all Book of Angels ensembles, Mycale is an evocative a cappella vocal quartet featuring four of the most creative voices in New Music. In their second CD release they are tighter than ever and approach the Masada music with a sensitive ear, an open heart and a creative imagination. Using a variety of texts in Portuguese, Berber, Hebrew, French and Spanish, they fashion lush harmonies and strong rhythmic drive to bring Zorn’s lyrical and elusive melodies to life like never before. A transcendent follow up to their debut recording, Gomory is truly Music of the Angels.

ATTN:Magazine Reviews

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From ATTN:Magazine:

Huey Walker – Blearies
How to Cure Our Soul – Saigon

A Closer Listen Reviews

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From A Closer Listen:

Bruno Bavota ~ Mediterraneo
~~^^^macheteoxidado^^^~~ ~ Viento De Las Montañas
Drone
AUN ~ Fiat Lux
Petrels ~ Flailing Tomb
At the Intersection: Music & Field Recordings
My Home, Sinking ~ Sleet

François Houle’s Upcoming Live Performances

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From François Houle:

Benoît Delbecq with François Houle, Gordon Grdina and Kenton Loewen
Sunday, June 21, 2015
9:30pm 10:30pm
The Ironworks
A Vancouver International Jazz Festival Premiere Performance. The Georgia Straight called Benoît Delbecq’s 2012 duo album with Vancouver’s François Houle “at once otherworldly and organic.” The two join forces with Kenton Loewen and Gordon Grdina (Peregrine falls, Dan Magan + Blacksmith) for an evening of incendiary music.

François Houle and Samuel Blaser – REED & SLIDE
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
5:00pm 6:30pm
The Ironworks
Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents Reed & Slide, my exciting new duo with trombonist extraordinaire Samuel Blaser. Sammy has taken over the European jazz scene by storm, performing all over the place with his bands, collaborating with a who’s who of the international music scene, including Gerry Hemingway, Pierre Favre, Marc Ducret, Benoît Delbecq, among many others. For our festival appearance, we will present new original works for clarinet and trombone, as well as compositions by Joëlle Léandre, Helmut Lachenman, Gérard Grisey, and Luciano Berio.

Fourth Landscape meets Because She Hoped
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
8:00pm 10:00pm
Nanaimo Conservatory of Music
A meeting of great improvisors coming to Nanaimo. François Houle has worked extensively with Paris pianist Benoît Delbecq and Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser (FH 5+1). American percussionist extraordinaire Gerry Hemingway joined Delbecq and Blaser to form Fourth Landscape last year. The four meet to perform together for the first time.

Chicago Scene: May 23 – June 4, 2015

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Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
Fred Lonberg-Holm

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

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tatsu Aoki‘s Miyumi Project, with Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Jaime Kempkers, Jeff Chan, K.i.o.t.o, Coco Elysses

9:00PM at 1807 S Allport Maze, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($10)
You Are Here Festival
Presented by Northern Spy : TBA

Sunday, May 24th 2015

9:00PM at 1807 S Allport Maze, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($10)
You Are Here Festival
Outer Space : John Elliot
Gel Set

Monday, May 25th 2015

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

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

6:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Classical Revolution
Trio Animando : Joe LaRocca, Brayanna Jeannet, William McLellan

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Paul Giallorenzo, Charles Rumback, Albert Wildeman

Thursday, May 28th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Boris Hauf Sextet with Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein, Frank Rosaly, Steven Hess, Michael Hartman
Jeph Jerman, Tim Barnes

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Fred Lonberg-Holm Solo
Rob Mazurek Solo

Friday, May 29th 2015

8:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
International Anthem Presents
Frank Rosaly’s ¡Todos de Pie! : Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Brian J Sulpizio, Alejandro Farha, Ben Boye, Russ Johnson, Jeff Kimmel, Nick Broste, Frank Rosaly

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
David Torn

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
ISWHAT?!, Graham Haynes, David Boykin

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Dead Rider
Tim Daisy, Marc Riordan
Hot Garbage

Saturday, May 30th 2015

8:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Spektral Quartet : Comic Cadences
Sky Macklay, Joseph Haydn, Chris Fisher-Lochhead

8:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
International Anthem Presents
Frank Rosaly’s ¡Todos de Pie! : Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Brian J Sulpizio, Alejandro Farha, Ben Boye, Russ Johnson, Jeff Kimmel, Nick Broste, Frank Rosaly

Sunday, May 31st 2015

1:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Grand Opening Celebration
AACM Great Black Music Ensemble conducted by Mwata Bowden

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$8)
a.pe.ri.od.ic (11) Controlled Indeterminacy in Text Scores
Billie Howard, Robert Reinhart, Kenn Kumpf, Jeff Kimmel, Eliza Bangert, Matthew Oliphant, Eliza Brown, Nomi Epstein — music by Ryoko Akama, Sarah Hughes, Tisha Mukarji, Nomi Epstein

10:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
International Anthem Presents
Frank Rosaly’s ¡Todos de Pie! : Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Brian J Sulpizio, Alejandro Farha, Ben Boye, Russ Johnson, Jeff Kimmel, Nick Broste, Frank Rosaly

Monday, June 1st 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
Paul Lytton Solo, and discussion with Ken Vandermark

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

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Ratchet 3.0 #2
Ben Boye Solo
Ibi Ferragutti, Frank Rosaly
Hamid Drake Solo

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Albert Wildeman, Peter Maunu

Thursday, June 4th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz
Mars Williams, Mike Reed

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.umbrellamusic.org, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

DMG Newsletter May 22nd, 2015

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English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

From DMG:

Fred Frith & Evan Parker! Two from Tzadik: Mycale & Jason Eckardt! Two from Intakt: Frith/Katharina Weber/Fredy Studer! Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway! Two Books from Stuart Broomer: Time & Anthony Braxton!

Arrivals/Departures: 50 Profiles New Horizons in Jazz! Two Books from William Parker! Dawn of Midi! Acid Mothers Temple! Jim O’Rourke! Two Quartets from Jeff Platz! Thomas Brinkman!

Plus Archival Discs from: The Cocoon with Gunter Hampel! Townes van Zandt! Radio Birdman! Durutti Column! More from ESP: Frank Lowe! Marzette Watts & Pharoah Sanders! Miles Davis & Sun Ra LPs! Spider John Koerner! Robbie Basho and More..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, May 24th:
6pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER – Solo Contrabass
7pm: CRAIG FLANAGAN / HAJNAL PIVNICK – Guitar / Violin

Rare Thursday Set on May 28th:
6:30pm: KAZE Special Solos & Duo Set

Sunday, May 31st:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ/ANGELICA SANCHEZ/EMILIO “MILO” TAMEZ
7pm: The Velocity Duo: LAUREN LEE & CHARLEY SABATINO

Sunday, June 7th Double-Header:
6pm: CHRIS WELCOME / SAM WEINBERG – Guitar & Tenor Sax!
7pm: NICO SOFFIATO / JOSH DEUTSCH – Guitar & Trumpet!