DMG Newsletter March 30th, 2012


Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Liebman/Eskelin/Marino/Black! Theo May/Keith Tippett/Julie Tippetts! Vinny Golia Sextet! Matt Shipp Trio! Eyvind Kang! Halvorson/Pavone! Bill Frisell Floratone! Napalm Death & John Zorn! Lee Ranaldo! Billy Hart/Ethan Iverson! Joel Harrison 7!

Jimmy Lyons/Sunny Murray/John Lindberg! Marco Von Orelli! Lorenzo Feliciati! David Buddin! If Bwana! Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter! Joel Harrison! Henning Sieverts! Dan Valor’s Clarinette!

Dick Morrissey/Jim Mullen/Tony Levin Qt! Chris Welcome Qt! Tatsuya Yoshida! Claire Chase! Phil Miller’s In Cahoots! Caravan 3CD Land Of Pink And Grey!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

This Sunday, April 1st at Double-Header:
6pm: Mysterious UK Trumpeter & JOSH SINTON – Baritone Sax!
7pm: HAN-EARL PARK – Solo Electric Guitar & Paul Dunmall Collaborator!

Sunday, April 8th Double-Header:
6pm: GL DIANA – Laptop / BEN GERSTEIN – Trombone / MIKE PRIDE – Drums!
7pm: ISMAEL C – Solo Violin & Voice – “Love ‘n Defeat Songs”!

Sunday, April 15th Double-Header:
6pm: LATHAN HARDY – Alto Sax / SEAN ALI – Contrabass / FLIN VAN HEMMEN – Drums!
7pm: DAVE GROLLMAN – Drums/LUCIO MENEGON & BRENDAN LANDIS – Guitars!

Sunday April 22nd Early Double-Header (Note 1st Set is at 5pm!):
5pm: FRANCESCO GUAIANA & His FITZCARRALDO FRIENDS from ITALY!
6pm THE MUJO 4-TET featuring: MICHAEL ATTIAS – Saxes / J.G.B. – Clarinet / PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER – Contrabass / CARLO COSTA – Drums!

Sunday April 29th at 6pm:
BIRDS IN THE MEADOW Featuring DARIUS JONES – Alto Sax & MARTY McCAVITT – Electronics!

Sunday, May 6th Double-Header:
6pm: The Return of BONNIE KANE on Sax & CHRIS WELCOME on Guitar!
7pm: JAMES ILGENFRITZ on Bass & MIKKO INNANEN on Alto Sax!

Sunday, May 13th Double-Header:
6pm: SARAH BUECHI – Vocalist & CHRISTOPH KNOCHE – Bass Clarinet & Harmonica!
7pm: DANIEL LEVIN – Solo & Duo Cello(s)!

Sunday, May 20th – No In-Store During the Victo Festival!

Sunday, May 27th at Double-Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Great Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!
7pm: MARTIN PHILADELPHY’S PUZZLE WORKS – Solo Guitar!

Sunday June 3rd, 2012 at 6pm:
ZOMBI JAZZ from Florida!

Sunday, July 1st at 6pm:
THE BROOKLYNITA TRIO Featuring:
ERIKA DAGNINO (poetry), BLAISE SIWULA (reeds) & KEN FILIANO (bass)

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The GrandMothers of Invention Spring Tour


Performing with Zappa on Zappa, Napoleon Murph...

Performing with Zappa on Zappa, Napoleon Murphy Brock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the GrandMothers of Invention:

The Grandmothers of Invention, showcasing the talents of Mothers of Invention/Zappa alumni:
Napoleon Murphy Brock (MOI member 1974-1984) lead vocals, tenor sax, woodwinds and dancing
Special guest Don Preston (MOI member 1966-1974) vocals, keyboards and transformations
Tom Fowler (MOI member 1973-1978) bass and chair dancing
Chris Garcia – drums, percussion, marimba and vocals
Miroslav Tadic – electric guitar (from April 24 thru May 2)
Robbie Seahag Mangano – electric guitar (from May 3 thru May 15)

The Grandmothers of Invention promise a night of thorough entertainment, featuring virtuosic playing, bizarre humor and the performance of many Zappa/Mothers beloved compositions; not only re-creating the music as was originally written and produced, but also breathing new life into it as well! Get ready to hear such Zappa penned classics as “I Am The Slime”, “Muffin Man”, “Florentine Pogen”, “Andy”, “Trouble Everyday”, “Village Of The Sun” and many, many more.

The Grandmothers of Invention tour dates:

Apr-24 – Stubbs – Austin, TX
Apr-26 – Tipitinas @ at French Qrtr – New Orleans, LA
Apr-27 – Smith’s – Atlanta, GA
Apr-28 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Apr-30 – Ramshead – Annapolis, MD
May-01 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC
May-02 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
May-03 – Iridium – New York, NY (2 shows)
May-04 – Iridium – New York, NY (2 shows)
May-05 – World Cafe Live – Wilmington, DE
May-06 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May-08 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
May-09 – Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
May-10 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL
May-11 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
May-12 – Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May-13 – Denver CO or Boulder CO
May-15 – State Room – Salt Lake City, UT

Monsieur Délire Reviews


Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

JEFF AUG / Wedding Song (Net Music Zone)
PIOTR MICHALOWSKI, JAIME ROGRÍGUEZ MATOS & CHRISTOPHER M. SKEBO / Dyads (abzu)
THE NEW SONGS / A Nest at the Junction of Paths (Umlaut Records)
HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN / Hlidegard Lernt Fliegen (Unit Records)
CHRISTOPH ERB, FRED LONBERG-HOLM, JASON ROEBKE & FRANK ROSALY / SACK (Veto Records)
CLAUDIO SCOLARI / Colors of Red Island (Principal Records)
HEY MOTHER DEATH / Hey Mother Death EP (ind.)
JOHN ZORN / The Gnostic Preludes: Music of Splendors (Tzadik)
ROSEN FÜR ALLE / Live in Zurich (Unit Records)
FRANCK VIGROUX / We (nous autres) (d’autres cordes)
YVES DAOUST / Voix (empreintes DIGITALes)
JOHN ZORN / The Goddess (Tzadik)
THEO BLECKMANN / Hello Earth!: The Music of Kate Bush (Winter & Winter)
GARETH DICKSON / Quite a Way Away (12k – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
STEVE PETERS & STEVE RODEN / Not a Leaf Remains as It Was (12k – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
I TRENI INERTI / luz azul (Flexion)
JOHN ZORN / Mount Analogue (Tzadik)

April at the Stone


Andrea Centazzo - Mandala Roma - Auditorium

Andrea Centazzo - Mandala Roma - Auditorium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Stone:

APRIL 1–14, 2012
ICTUS RECORDS NIGHTS AT THE STONE
curated by Andrea Centazzo

4/1 Sunday (CWL)
8 pm
The Italian Invasion One
Harvey Sorgen (drums) Achille Succi (reeds) Joe Giardullo (soprano sax) Dom Minasi (guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS The Soul in the Mist
Perry Robinson (clarinet) Riccardo Massari (piano) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Lisle Ellis (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/2 Monday (MJ)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

4/3 Tuesday (MJ)
8 pm
ICTUS New Borders #1
Giancarlo Schiaffini, Steve Swell (trombones) Anthony Coleman (piano) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS New Borders #2
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Lisle Ellis (bass) Brian Groder (trumpet) Achille Succi (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/4 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
ICTUS String Music
Janel Leppin (cello) Jessica Pavone, Concetta Abbate (violins) Liz Meredith (viola)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Stolen Moment
Marilyn Crispell (piano) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/5 Thursday
8 pm
ICTUS Percussion Night One
Gino Robair, Rich O’Donnell, Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Musica Acustica
Elisabeth Panzer (harp) LaDonna Smith (violin) Riccardo Massari (piano) Achille Succi (clarinet)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/6 Friday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Derek Bailey
Henry Kaiser, Davey Williams, Elliott Sharp, Marco Cappelli, Chris Cochrane, Anders Nillson (guitars) special guests

4/7 Saturday (DM)
8 and 10 pm
ITALIAN INVASION ORCHESTRA
Guido Mazzon, Dave Ballou (trumpets) Giancarlo Schiaffini (trombone) Carlo Acti Dato (baritone sax) Roberto Ottaviano (soprano sax) Achille Succi (alto sax) Umberto Petrin (piano) Riccardo Massari (electronics) Giorgio Vendola (bass) Andrea Centazzo (percussion, conductor) Gino Robair (percussion) Special guests

4/8 Sunday
8 pm
ICTUS Protocol in Infinity Squared
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Carlo Actis Dato (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS The sound to come
Riccardo Massari (keyboards, electronics) Matt Davignon (drum machine)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/9 Monday (SK)
730 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

4/10 Tuesday (BK)
8 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Colin McPhee One
Vicky Chow (piano) Evan Ziporyn (clarinet, arrangements) Christine Southworth (gamelan gender wayang)

10 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Colin McPhee Two
Andrea Centazzo (percussion, keyboards, visuals)
Andrea Centazzo – Mandala solo multimedia concert. TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/11 Wednesday (NL)
8 pm
ICTUS Velocities
Davey Williams (guitar) LaDonna Smith (viola) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Two
Boris Savoldelli (voice) Marco Cappelli (guitar) Carlo Actis Dato (bass clarinet) Matt Davignon (drum machine)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/12 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Three
Barry Altschul (drums) Guido Mazzon (trumpet) Umberto Petrin (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Four
Roberto Ottaviano (soprano sax, electronics) Janel Leppin (cello) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Giorgio Vendola (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/13 Friday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Steve Lacy
Joe McPhee, Roberto Ottaviano, Joe Giardullo, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Gilles Laheurte (soprano saxes)

4/14 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Five
Roberto Ottaviano (reeds) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Giorgio Vendola (bass) Dave Ballou (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

8 pm
ICTUS Percussion Night Two
Barry Altschul, Andrew Cyrille, Andrea Centazzo (drums, percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

4/15 Sunday (DH)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN MARATHON IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
A long set of improvisation to benefit The Stone—8 to 9:30. TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
MARATHON IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
Les Rhinocéros, Pet Bottle Ningen and many special guests

4/16 Monday (YT)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

APRIL 17–22
CHIPPY FEST
NOTE SPECIAL START TIMES—SETS BEGIN AT 8, 9:30 AND 11PM!
The acclaimed artist and Tzadik designer has chosen 18 of her favorite bands in this exciting week of new music! Three bands a night!

4/17 Tuesday (MJC)
8 pm
Ron Anderson’s PAK
Ron Anderson (bass, voice) Keith Abrams (drums)

9:30 pm
Guardian Alien
Greg Fox (drums, voice) Alexandra Drewchin (voice) and Guests

11 pm
Amen Dunes
Damon McMahon, Jordi Wheeler (vocals, guitars, keyboards) Parker Kindred (drums)

4/18 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
Mick Barr
Mick Barr (guitar)

9:30 pm
Nymph

https://www.facebook.com/bandofnymph?sk=info

11 pm
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix

4/19 Thursday (HB)
8 pm
Miho Hatori

9:30 pm
Timo Ellis
Timo Ellis

http://www.timoellis.com/

11 pm
Unstoppable Death Machines
Billy (drums) Mike (bass)

http://theunstoppabledeathmachines.net/

4/20 Friday (DM)
8 pm
Smother Party
Mike Eber, Kirk Schoenherr (guitars) Sam Levin (drums)
http://www.myspace.com/smotherpartyband

9:30 pm
Kevin Hufnagel Solo
Kevin Hufnagel (guitar, baritone ukulele)

11 pm
Vaura Acoustic Set
Joshua Strawn (voice, guitar) Kevin Hufnagel (guitar) Toby Driver (piano) Charlie Schmid (percussion)

4/21 Saturday (JC)
8 pm
Stern
Chuck Stern (vocals, composition) Toby Driver (guitar) Keith Abrams (drums) Tim Byrnes (synth, trumpet)

9:30 pm
Ichneumonidae
Toby Driver (voice, guitar) Timba Harris (violin) Michelle Morinaga (parasitomorphism)

11 pm
Miles Levy

4/22 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Vehicle of Ascension
Pete Drungle (piano) Jay Rodriguez (woodwinds) Federico Ughi (drums) Brian Close (projections)
Trio with Pete Drungle, Jay Rodriguez and Federico Ughi. Live video projections by Brian Close.

9:30 pm
The JUST ORNETTE QUARTET
Al Mac Dowell (piccolo bass) Pete Drungle (piano) Tony Falanga (contrabass) Tony Lewis (drums)

11 pm
Daniel Carter, Pete Drungle, Dom Richards, Ryan Saywer
Daniel Carter (woodwinds) Pete Drungle (piano, electronics) Dom Richards (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums) Brian Close (projections) and Special Guests

4/23 Monday (SK)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

APRIL 24–29
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO AT THE STONE
SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED SO ARRIVE EARLY.
Ryuichi Sakamoto graces The Stone with a week of performances by himself, his colleagues and his friends.

4/24 Tuesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto Solo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano, laptop)
LIMITED SEATING—THIRTY DOLLARS

4/25 Wednesday (DH)
8 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and John Zorn Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) John Zorn (sax)
LIMITED SEATING—THIRTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mayo Yamaguchi Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Mayo Yamaguchi (voice)
TWENTY DOLLARS

4/26 Thursday (BS)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Aya Nishina Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano, laptop) Aya Nishina (piano) Shimpei Takeda (video)
TWENTY DOLLARS

4/27 Friday (DH)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taylor Deupree Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Taylor Deupree (electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS

4/28 Saturday (CB)
8 and 10 pm
Otomo Yoshihide
Otomo Yoshihide (turntables, guitar)

4/29 Sunday (BS)
8 pm
Stephen Vitiello
Stephen Vitiello (electronics)

10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Stephen Vitiello
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Stephen Vitiello (electronics)

4/30 Monday (NY)
730 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

This Week in Buenos Aires


From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April

“Beca Melos / Gandini 2012”(classical contemporary festival )
Saturday 17 Hs
“El número sabático” by Nahuel Litwin
“Anclado en Mayo” by Marcelo Katz
“La morada irreal” by Pablo Druker
“Cadenza” de Bernardo Sfarcich
“Sendero” by Hernán Monet

Sunday 17 HS
“Variaciones Hagman” Julián Galay
“Dos estudios sobre los estratos interiores” by Ezequiel Abregú
“Lo que calla la noche, desvela” by Michele Abondano
“Contornatura” by Esteban Sebastiani
“Dinámica de conductas impulsivas” by Ezequiel Dobrovsky

COMPAÑIA OBLICUA Direction: Marcelo Delgado
Sergio Catalan, flutes
María Eugenia Marsili, oboe
Javier Mariani, clarinetes ,Will Genz, fagot
Matías Nieva, trompeta ,Elena Buchbinder, violín
Mariano Malamud, viola
Fabio Loverso, violoncello
Matías Cadoni, contrabajo ,Diego Ruiz, piano
Gonzalo Pérez, percussion
AT Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina Agüero 2502

Monday 2, April
Jazz & Folklore Fusion, 5th Edition
ROBERTO MORENO QUINTETO
Lautaro Cappella: Flauta y Saxos
Eduardo Del Águila: Guitarra y Voces
Roberto Moreno: Bajo, Composición y Arreglos
Santiago Hernández: Batería
Mariano Gómez: Batería
at UN LUGAR EN ORTÚZAR ÁLVAREZ THOMAS 1612 LUNES 2 DE ABRIL – 21:30’

Tuesday 3 April
Leisbon Lamonega Stecher ( contemporary jazz )
santiago leisbon ,piano
german Lamonega, contrabass
sebastian stecher , drums
At jam de martes ladran sancho ,Guardia Vieja 3811 (22:30 – 23:30)

Wednesday 4 April

Free Jam! Free Jam! Freejam Ortuzar!!
Nicolás Chientaroli Trío ( free jazz)
Carlos Alvarez: contrabass
Sebastián Groshaus: drums
Nicolás Chientaroli: piano y composition.
‎un lugar en ortuzar , A Thomas 1612 21.30 hs

Pippi Piazzolla Group ( contemporary jazz )
lucio balduini , guitar
damian fogiel , tenor sax
Pipi Piazzolla, Drums
AT thelonius club, Salguero 1884 21.30 hs

Thursday 5 April

Tatiana Castro quartet (Free jazz )
Tatiana Castro Mejía, piano y composition
Ada Rave , tenor sax
German Lamonega , contrabass
Martin Lopez Grande, drums
AT thelonius club, Salguero 1884

FREE JAZZ FESTIVAL ARGENTINA PART I
Paulo Alexandre Jorge saxophone ( portugal ) + TBA guests
Trio Rienda Suelta Gustavo Obligado, alto sax / Ivan Frydlewsky, alto sax /Guido Perez Orue, piano
nicolas ojeda & diego casdamon ,( contrabass guitars & loops)
Carlos Murat, sound & image
at el archibrazo , Mario Bravo 441

Festival Noseso Records 2012 – ( experimental/ free impro )
SQUIZOJAM:
Omar Grandoso: Piano, trombone + objects
Agustin Martire : Saxophones + objects
Elstein – Samá – Quinteros trío
andrés elstein: Drums
hernán samá: Tenor sax
cecilia quinteros: Cello
6 de abril en El Archibrazo : Mario Bravo 436 / 22.30 hs

Friday 6 April

Juan P. Arredondo 4tet
Juani Mendez (saxophones)
Juan Pablo Arredondo (guitara)
Mauricio Dawi (contrabass)
Damian Allegretti (drums).
At Virasoro bar . Guatemala 4326 21.30 hs

DARIO ISCARO TRIO ( contemporary electric jazz)
Flavio Romero (contrabass /e. Bass)
Martín Vicente (drums)
Dario Iscaro (guitars).
after midnight show 00:45 At Virasoro bar , Guatemala 4326

This Week at the ISSUE Project Room


From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

04/04 @ 8:00pm
Artist-in-Residence: Sergei Tcherepnin with Woody Sullender

Artist-in-Residence Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender construct sites for listening, touching, and direct engagement with sonic material. Their temporary architecture of tactile speakers disperses the duo’s live electronic music in performance. In April, they will present their largest-scale piece yet: a work that will include rooms within rooms, difference tone doorways, and listening tables. As objects and bodies are reorganized in space, musical and physical structures will emerge and disappear.
ISSUE’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, through generous support from the Jerome Foundation, the Suzanne Fiol Memorial Fund, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

04/05 @ 8:00pm
The New Monuments + Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski Duo + Lasse Marhaug

Release party for Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski’s album Sunday Night, Sunday Afternoon on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label. Improv trio The New Monuments (C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Hall, and Don Dietrich) and Oslo-based noise artist Lasse Marhaug will both perform on the same evening.

Newsbits: Bowie / Mazurek / Zappa / Brotzmann / Kaiser


Dweezil Zappa in Denmark with Zappa Plays Zapp...

A recent DC performance with Joseph Bowie and others is reviewed.

The first performances of Rob Mazurek‘s Pulsar are previewed.

Dweezil Zappa is interviewed about playing in Australia.

Issue 21 of Monk Mink Pink Punk is out, featuring an interview with Lisa Kucharski, a Chicago sound artist, an archive of 9 rare cassettes made by Gerard Klauder, and reviews of experimental/noise/free improvised CDs.

Destination Out has four unreleased Peter Brotzmann albums up for free streaming.

Jeff Kaiser‘s April 4 San Diego performance is previewed.

The 5 degrees of Laurie Amat at New York’s Supercoda


From thesupercoda:

Laurie Amat – fiercest vocalist that I know, extraordinary human, and former tourmate to the Residents, will be in NYC next Thursday, April 5th for a very special performance at Vaudeville Park. Here’s how it will work. Laurie will present a group of her choosing, then perform a short improvisation with the following 4 performers/ensembles, all, for the record, that she has never heard before. Also, for the record, these performers/ensembles will perform sets of their own.

Taka Kigawa – The New York Times says, “Mr. Kigawa’s feat deserves the highest praise, especially since it was combined with such alacrity and sensitivity to the musical material … brilliantly done … a careful and serious-minded musician, quietly poetic and considerate”. The New Yorker says, “Unbelievably challenging program. Kigawa is a young artist of stature.” He is, in the opinion of many that I know and trust, the best concert pianist actively performing at this time.

http://www.takakigawa.com/start/index.html

Bernd Klug – will be performing as a Cupreous Donkey, his project for solo bass and electronics. Currently residing in New York and Vienna, Klug works as a double bass player in a wide variety of contemporary contexts with a focus on improvisation. His solo work focuses on the world inside the double bass: the bow, the body, and room frequencies lay the groundwork for a radical reduction of both the composer-performer’s role and the traditional musical narrative.

http://klug.klingt.org/

FAHEY – is the new duo project of Jeremy Gustin and William Graefe. These fellows infuse comedy, virtuosity, and youth in an ecstatic mix of drums, sax, and entrancement. This particular project combines original compositions with those of, you guessed it, John Fahey.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/FAHEY/151713221585824

Natura Morta – is the improvised trio of Sean Ali (bass), Carlo Costa (drums), and Frantz Loriot (viola). dedicated to exploring musical structures and relationships through collective all-acoustic improvisation. The Brooklyn-based ensemble creates acoustic sound-sculptures and sonic landscapes through the use of nontraditional techniques and instrumental preparations. The musical range of the trio stretches from heated silences to relentless drones to frantic hyperactivity. Natura Morta crafts a single sound into a stillness that gains density and momentum from an unwavering insistence upon non-development. It’s music is an experience that traumatizes as it soothes, cleanses as it soils, and wounds as it heals.

http://www.frantzloriot.com/Natura_Morta.html

and of course – LAURIE AMAT: Laurie Amat is an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher. Her approach to singing is informed by broad experience including pop, rock, traditional and inventive opera, spoken word, video, dance, theatre and performance art.

Ms. Amat’s talent for inspiring upcoming vocalists and other artists stems from her focus on the power of the voice as an instrument to convey a pure expression of direct human emotions and story through technique, raw talent and experimentation. She has performed pure-voice, site-specific resonant space pieces internationally in such traditional venues as concert halls, museums and galleries, cathedrals and alternative spaces including castles, bunkers, cisterns, rivers and concrete overpasses. She is also well known for her solo and collaborative performances throughout Europe, including projects with The Residents, Czech scholar/keyboardist Mirek Vodražka and the Sad Song Singers (Deutsch Nepal and Der Blutarsch).

http://bayimproviser.com/artistdetail.asp?artist_id=337

Dusted Reviews


Scottish singer Alasdair Roberts at a concert ...

Scottish singer Alasdair Roberts at a concert in Berlin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Dusted:

Artist: Masaki Batoh
Album: Brain Pulse Music
Label: Drag City

Artist: Ferran Fages
Album: For Pau Torres
Label: Organized Music from Thessaloniki

Artist: Chicago Trio
Album: Velvet Songs: To Baba Fred Anderson
Label: RogueArt

Artist: Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts
Album: Urstan
Label: Drag City