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)

Zappa Plays Zappa 2015 North American Tour

Posted: November 27, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From Zappa Plays Zappa:

3/31/15 Buffalo, NY University At Buffalo Center For The Arts
4/1/15 Terrebonne, QC Theatre du Vieux-Terrebonne
4/2/15 Mississauga, ON Living Arts Centre – Hammerson Hall
4/3/15 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/4/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
4/6/15 Munhall, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
4/7/15 Albany, NY The Egg
4/8/15 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
4/9/15 Portland, ME State Theatre
4/10/15 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
4/11/15 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
4/12/15 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
4/14/15 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
4/15/15 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
4/16/15 Birmingham, AL Iron City
4/18/15 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
4/20/15 St. Louis, MO Plush
4/21/15 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
4/23/15 Denver, CO Boettcher Concert Hall
4/24/15 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
4/25/15 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
4/26/15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
4/28/15 Oklahoma City, OK ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
4/29/15 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
4/30/15 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
5/1/15 Austin, TX Emo’s Austin
5/3/15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
5/5/15 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
5/6/15 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
5/7/15 Nashville, TN Marathon
5/8/15 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
5/9/15 Richmond, VA The National


Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006

Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This recent concert is reviewed in the East Bay Express:

Last Monday, Pauline Oliveros and the Thingamajigs Performance Group convened inside the Berkeley Art Museum to begin plotting a one-time performance for that Friday. Oliveros, an 82-year-old composer and avant-garde luminary, settled on one of the brightly colored pieces of modular furniture scattered about as part of the Kaleidoscape installation. Without discussion, the Thingamajigs — a local ensemble of instrument-makers, educators, and performers composed of Edward Schocker, Dylan Bolles, Keith Evans, and Suki O’Kane — slowly navigated BAM’s severe concrete ramps and platforms while running their moistened fingers over the lips of crystal glasses.

New York New Music Ensemble 2014-15 Season

Posted: November 26, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From the New York New Music Ensemble:

Monday, December 15, 2014
Mid-20th Century Masters in New York City: Wolpe and Feldman
Tenri Cultural Insititute (43A W. 13th Street, NYC) 8:30 PM
Stefan Wolpe From Here On Farther (1969) for violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano
Morton Feldman Why Patterns? for flute, glockenspiel and piano (1978)
Morton Feldman Extensions 1 (1951) 5 1/2′ vln, pno
Stefan Wolpe Quartet for Oboe, cello, piano and percussion (1954)
NYNME (Chris Finckel, cello, Linda Quan, vln, Dan Druckman, perc, and Stephen Gosling, piano), with guest artists: James Austin Smith, oboe; Emi Ferguson, flute; Ben Fingland, clarinet; Rane Moore, clarinet

March 5, 2015
Instrumental Chamber Music by Kaija Saariaho @ Scandinavia House

May 19, 2015
Works by Lee Hyla and Mathew Rosenblum
Mathew Rosenblum Falling for chamber ensemble and soprano, text by James Dickey. New York Premiere.
Lee Hyla tbd.

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: November 26, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

English: Nels Cline @ All tomorrow's parties f...

Nels Cline

From Free Jazz:

Jakob Thorkild Trio – Art Sleaze (Tyrfing, 2014) ****
Bogdo Ula – Cult of the Harmonic Oscillation (Bandcamp, 2014) ***½
EFT – Spatial Awareness (OutNow, 2014) ****½
Anthony Pirog – Palo Colorado Dream (Cuneiform, 2014) ****
Dylan Ryan’s Sand – Circa (Cuneiform, 2014) ****
Ronny Graupe’s Spoom – As they are (Shoebillmusic, 2013) ****
Andymusic – Heavydance (Auand Records, 2014) ****½
Wolfgang Muthspiel – Driftwood (ECM, 2014) ****
John Zorn – Valentines Day (Tzadic, 2014) ****½
Joe Sachse & Nils Wogram – Free & Tremendous (Jazzwerkstatt, 2014) ****½
Ross Hammond & Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (Prescott Recordings, 2014) ****
Fred Frith & John Butcher – The Natural Order (Northern Spy, 2014) ***½
Joe Morris & Chris Cretella – Storms (Glacial Erratic, 2014) ****
KÖök – Imber, Wiltshire (VaFongool, 2014) ***½
Manuel Mota – Blackie (Headlights 2014) ***½
Manuel Mota – 090114 (Headlights 2014) ***
Stephan Meidell-Cascades (Hubro Records, 2014) ****
Gunnar Backman – Gitar / Sin No More (Brakeophonic, 2014) ***½
Corrie van Binsbergen – Self Portrait In Pale Blue (Brokken Records, 2013) ****
Nels Cline & Julian Lage – Room (Mack Avenue, 2014) *****
Matthew Shipp Trio – Root of Things (Relative Pitch, 2014) ****
Avantbrass – Filum Terminale (Discordian, 2014) ***
Andreas Schaerer & Lucas Niggli – Arcanum (Intakt, 2014) ****
3D – Vermilion Tree (ForTune, 2014) ****

New World Records: New Releases

Posted: November 26, 2014 by Mike in Releases

Photo of Pauline at a dinner/concert in Oakland

Photo of Pauline at a dinner/concert in Oakland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Out now on New World Records:

Music from the Tudorfest: San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1964
Composer(s): John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Toshi Ichiyanagi

Huck Hodge: Life Is Endless Like Our Field of Vision
Composer(s): Huck Hodge
Description: Talea Ensemble, Jim Baker, conductor; JACK Quartet; Huck Hodge, piano, melodica & computer

Robert Erickson: Complete String Quartets
Composer(s): Robert Erickson

Stuart Saunders Smith: A River Rose
Composer(s): Stuart Saunders Smith

Rand Steiger: A Menacing Plume
Composer(s): Rand Steiger

Book of Horizons
Composer(s): Julius Eastman, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Stuart Saunders Smith, Michael Byron
Description: Joseph Kubera, piano