Classical Music Listings from the New York Times

Lou Harrison

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Maverick Concerts (Saturday and Sunday) An endearing quirk of this festival is that it is held in an open barn, which allows the sounds of nature to mingle with those of the musicians. On Saturday morning it is presenting a Young People’s Concert with the Trio Solisti performing music by Bernstein, Dvorak and Copland. The trio offers an expanded version of that program — with Copland’s “Vitebsk,” Bernstein’s Piano Trio, Bright Sheng’s Four Movements for Piano Trio, the Dvorak “Dumky” Trio and a trio arrangement of “Hoe-Down” from Copland’s “Rodeo” — on Sunday afternoon. And on Saturday evening the avant-garde quartet Ethel plays a program of new music. At 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday (with a lecture by Mr. Sheng at 3 p.m.), Maverick Concerts, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, N.Y., (800) 595-4849, Children are admitted free, adults $5 on Saturday morning; Saturday evening and Sunday, $25 to $40 and $5 for students. (Kozinn)

New Albion at the Stone (Tuesday through Thursday) New Albion Records, an important label that played a decisive role in supporting the work of composers like Ingram Marshall, Lou Harrison and John Adams, is the focus of a series featuring artists from its remarkably diverse roster. Tuesday brings a solo-piano set by Jeffrey Roden (8 p.m.) and a duo by the guitarist Gyan Riley and the guzheng player Wu Fei (10 p.m.). On Wednesday the violinist and composer Christopher Tignor plays in a quartet led by Alexander Turnquist, a guitarist (8 p.m.), then presents pieces from his own arresting 2009 CD on Western Vinyl, “Core Memory Unwound” (10 p.m.). And the versatile pianist Nurit Tilles offers a brief solo recital on Thursday. (The series runs through July 31.) Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 and 10 p.m. and Thursday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, $10 per set. (Smith)

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Loscil
Album: coast/range/arc
Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Esmerine
Album: La Lechuza
Label: Constellation

Artist: AMM
Album: Sounding Music / Uncovered Correspondence: a Postcard from Jaslo
Label: Matchless Recordings

Artist: Julia Wolfe
Album: Cruel Sister
Label: Cantaloupe

Artist: Zomby
Album: Dedication
Label: 4AD

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Music and More Reviews

Sun Ra

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From Music and More:

Fire with Jim O’Rourke – Unreleased (Rune Grammofon, 2011)
Ari Hoenig – Lines of Opression (Naive/AH-HA, 2011)
Sun Ra – The Paris Tapes, 1971 (Art Yard, 2010)
Harrison Bankhead Sextet – Morning Sun Harvest Moon (Engine Records, 2011)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times


Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Wednesday and Thursday) Mr. Coleman’s alto saxophone cuts cleanly through the angular compositional forms of his signature ensemble, which has a typically ambitious new album out this month, “The Mancy of Sound” (Pi). As on the album, the band’s lineup here features Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Jen Shyu on vocals and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Joining them are the guitarist Miles Okazaki and the pianist David Virelles, both conversant in Mr. Coleman’s quantum-level rhythmic and harmonic language. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063,; $20; free for members. (Chinen)

Mario Pavone: Arc Suite Music (Saturday) Drawing from an album released on the Playscape label last year, Mr. Pavone, a progressive-minded bassist, leads a band with Dave Ballou on cornet, Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Craig Taborn on piano, Michael Pavone on guitar and Matt Wilson on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $15, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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Interview with Andrew Raffo Dewar

From Sequenza21:

Andrew Raffo Dewar (b.1975 Rosario, Argentina) is an Assistant Professor in New College at the University of Alabama. He’s a composer, improviser, soprano saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. He’s studied and/or performed with Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Alvin Lucier, and Milo Fine. He has also had a long involvement with Indonesian traditional and experimental music. His work has been performed by the Flux Quartet, the Koto Phase ensemble and Sekar Anu. As an improviser and performer Andrew has shared the stage with a plethora of musicians worldwide, both the celebrated and the little-known.

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Upcoming Detroit Shows

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From the Bohemian in Exile:

This weekend at Concert of Colors!
Saturday, July 16: Immigrant Suns at 8:15
& Sunday, July17: Odu Afrobeat at 5:30
Both shows at Max M Fischer in the Music Box Theater.
The whole festival is free and open to the public.

Wed., July 20: Shelton, McDonas, Peterson Trio at Robinwood Concert House in Toledo
Related to- but distinct from- the ensemble BoxDeserter, The Shelton, McDonas, Peterson
Trio explore vast areas of improvisation, from Free Jazz to sound-based pieces- with elements
of New Music, both dense and spare.
Music at 9 pm; donation.

8/5 Vandermark/Daisy Duo

8/10 Absolute Tonalist Society at New Center Park
JUST ADDED! 8/10 LATER: William Hooker Trio at Northern Lights

8/28 Frode Gjerstad Trio

8/31 Scavenger Quartet at New Center Park

In September: Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Etokle, The Golden Bear and Other Works (Auraltone)
Holzkopf, Sharp Like a Broken Bone (CDR Attenuation Circuit)
Naw, Climate Adaptive Capacity (Paper + Sound)
Dominik Eulberg, Diorama (Traum Schallplatten)
Erdem Helvacio?lu & Ros Bandt, Black Falcon (Pozitif)

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This Week at the Super Coda

From New York’s Super Coda:

THURSDAY 7/14: The 22 Magazine presents Pablo Malaurie and Andrew Bemis live in concert. Followed by an open artists forum. Small Cover. Doors at 7pm.

FRIDAY 7/15: A good old fashioned mash up of roots, art, and dance. Featuring:
Sleepy Feet –
Answering Machine –
Super Hi-Fi –

SATURDAY 7/16: Mayhem. Noisefest. Traveling Musicians. Featuring:

Los Condenados (MA) – The mind-melting heart-bursting brainchild of Walter Wright, Andrea Pensado, and Jules Vasylenko. (Live Electronics, Voice Processing, Bamboozle/Sax).

Whoarfrost (Baltimore) –

Eyal Maoz –

Elad Muskatel –

Robert Pepper/Dave Tamura Synth Duo (members of the Jazzfakers) –

SUNDAY 7/17: Double Duo Bill. Featuring:

Flandrew Fleisenberg/Morgan Evans Weiler (Boston) -

Shayna Dulberger/Chris Welcome -

World In Collusion at Artscape 7/15-7/17

Artscape is hosting a mini-fest of experimental and improv music presented by the people at the High Zero Foundation. The shows take place this weekend in Baltimore:

Friday July 15:

2pm K. S. Resmi • Indian Carnatic Singing
3pm Alex Strama • Theatrical Apocalyptic Rock
4pm Effervescent Collective • Experimental dance & music
5pm Ear Monsters • Free Jazz by Elementary Schoolers
6pm N. Scott Robinson • World Percussion
7pm The Westsiders (Baltimore Marching Band) • Exalted Baltimore spirit
8pm Sam Garrett • Modern Classical compositions
9pm Andy Hayleck and Dan Conrad • Hypnotic light performance with experimental music

Saturday July 16:

12pm Holy Ghost Party • Chillingly weird pop music
1pm Rum Raisin • Cathartic noise music
2pm Spaceships and Insects (Liz Downing and Nathan Bell) • Cosmic Banjos & Songs
3pm HEARTON (Dan Bren and Friends) • Unpredictable improvised madness
4pm Neil Feather • Visionary invented instruments
5pm Peabody Early Music Ensemble • Music from Ancient Times to the Renaissance
6pm Geist • Japanese Heavy Metal
7pm Samuel Burt Ensemble • Contemporary Compositions for Reeds, Strings, and Electronics
8pm Soumya Chakraverty • Gorgeous Indian Classical Music

Sunday July 17:

12pm Parallel Octave • Experimental Greek chorus sings unusual texts
1pm Jesse Heffler & Allen Mozek • Spoken Word / Experimental Performance
2pm Whoarfrost • Explosive experimental rock
3pm Composer Will Redman • Avant-garde classical music featuring improvisation
4pm Ahmed Borhani • Persian Classical Music
5pm Horselords • Hypnotic rock influenced by North African music
6pm Jimmy Joe Roche • Live electronic music
7pm Wrhatnala USA Gamelan Ensemble • Traditional Balinese music

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