Archive for November 13, 2012


From Bowerbird:

November 16th
BEN VIDA / ELI KESZLER
JEFF ZEIGLER

Bowerbird Presents GATE
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
8pm; FREE

Utilizing modular synthesizer, computer, drum kit and motorized percussive objects Vida and Keszler play an ecstatic form of electro-acoustic music.

Ben Vida is a Brooklyn based composer, improviser and sound artist. He produces compositions that use analog and digital synthesizing technologies and focus on aural phenomena and sound localization. Ben has released over twenty records on such labels as PAN, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky. As both a solo artist and in collaboration he has presented his work in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and currently based in New York City, Eli Keszler began playing drums at eight, and composing at twelve. Before finding an interest in experimental music and improvisation, he played in rock and hardcore bands; his work retains an intense physicality and churning, often ferocious energy. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied composition with Anthony Coleman and Ran Blake. He has collaborated with Phill Niblock, Roscoe Mitchell, Tony Conrad, Joe McPhee, Loren Connors, Jandek, and many others, and has recorded more than a dozen CDs and LPs for ESP-DISK, REL, and PAN.

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Mats Gustafsson Interview

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Mike in Interviews

Mats Gustafsson at Moers Festival, June 2006, ...

Mats Gustafsson at Moers Festival, June 2006, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Reedman Mats Gustafsson resides at the center of a hurricane of activity: relentlessly touring, curating festivals and begetting record labels. He boasts one of most distinctive sounds in free jazz, combining the extremes of scalp prickling howls with adventurous exploration of minimalist tone and timbre. Although he’s come a long way since his early days in a punk rock band in Sweden’s Lapland, that anarchic energy is never far away, revealed in collaborations with luminaries from both the Old and New Worlds, such as reedmen Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee, and guitarists Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke and Yoshihide Otomo.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC Photos

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Mike in Performances

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

November 9, 2012
Drum Trio, The Stone
Keith Abrams Mike Pride Thomas Scandura

November 9, 2012
The Molecules, The Stone
John Shiurba Ron Anderson Thomas Scandura

November 6, 2012
Ab Baars & Ig Henneman, ShapeShifter Lab
Ab Baars Ig Henneman

November 6, 2012
Brad Shepik & Lars Graugaard, ShapeShifter Lab
Brad Shepik Lars Graugaard

November 6, 2012
Fred Van Hove & Lou Grassi, ShapeShifter Lab
Fred Van Hove Lou Grassi

Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Suzuki Junzo – Ode to a Blue Ghost
Our Love Will Destroy the World – Thousands Raised to the Sixth
David Cintron – No On
Garfield Steel – Darkness Freedom
Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock
Sindre Bjerga – Ghost In The Machine
The Deadfly Ensemble – An Instructional Guide For Aspiring Arsonists
Tangerine Dream – Atem
Stomu Yamash´ta´s East Wind – Freedom Is Frightening
Opium Warlords – We Meditate Under the Pussy In the Sky

This Week in Buenos Aires

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Mike in Performances

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Tuesday November 13
MUSIC & SHORT FILMS ( free improvisations + films )
Mauricio Dawid , contrabass solo 1ST SET
R Vadim, short films 2 nd SET
At virasoro bar , guatemala 4328 21.30 hs

MODERN CLASSICCAL FESTIVAL 2012
CONCERT V :Schönberg / Boulez
Program
I. Pierrot Lunaire (1912) de Arnold Schönberg
Rosa Domínguez (voice) / Grace Medina (violín) / Claudio Medina (viola) / Jorge Pérez Tedesco (cello) / Horacio Massone (flute , piccolo) / Amalia del Giudice (clarinets) / Agustina Herrera (piano)
II. Le marteau sans maître (1953-1957) de Pierre Boulez
Margriet van Reisen (Holanda, voice) / Horacio Massone (flutel) / Ariel López (guitar) / Silvina Álvarez (viola) / Bruno Lo Bianco (marimba) / Oscar Albrieu (vibraphone) / Arauco Yepes (percusison)
13 de November, 20:30hs. Sala Casacuberta, Teatro San Martín (Corrientes 1530)

Wednesday November 14
MARIANO OTERO TRIO ( new jazz )
Miguel Tarzia (guitar)
Alejandro López (drums)
Mariano Otero (bass).
At Virasoro Bar 22.00 hs

LAS FORMAS AVANZAN ( free jazz / free improv)
Flaco Martín: textos cracovianos / Puesto en el Féretro: guitaa, voices, soundss / Hombre Lechuza: piano, keys + Fx
Emilio: bass , screams
Guests: Jack Jagarens: drums & other / Ada Maligna: saxophones.
After hour free improv 2nd set
At Un Lugar en Ortuzar , A Thomas 1612- 21.30 hs

Thursday November 15
LUIS NACHT TRIO ( new Jazz )
Ernesto Jodos (piano)
Jerónimo Carmona (contrabass)
Luis Nacht (saxophones ).
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 , 21.30 Hs

Friday November 16
MODERN CLASSICCAL FESTIVAL 2012 CONCERTS VI, VII y VIII
MAURICIO KAGEL Zwei-Mann-Orchester ( Two men Orchestra )
Wilhelm Bruck (Alemania, hombre orquesta)
Matthias Würsch (Suiza, hombre orquesta)
friday 16 & saturday 17, 20.30 hs / Sunday 18, 17.00 hs
Sala Bicentenario, Teatro Colón (Cerrito 628) 16, 17 & 18 november

4 SAXOPHONES ( free / experimental )
Luis Conde /Dario Dolci/ Sergio Merce/ Sam Nacht ….saxophones
At Palacio Beltran [Sucre y Plaza ] 22.30 hs

RODRIGO DOMÍNGUEZ CUARTETO ( New jazz/free jazz )
Rodrigo Dominguez (sax)
Ernesto Jodos (piano)
Leonel Cejas (contrabass)
Carto Brandan (drums)
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 , 22.30 Hs

Saturday November 17
ARRE ENSAMBLE ( experimental / free improv /multimedia)
Cello Ensemble improvisation by signs with Intervention over films by Narcisa Hirsh
Cellos :
Juan Ignacio Ferreras, Julia Raffo, Claudio Caldini, Rafael Julio Delgado Espinoza, Claudia Hernandez, Rencar Karmen, Jenny McAleer, Dale Panchin, Ellen Casey, Guido Wardak, Gustavo Alvarez, Lucía Gómez
Claudio Peña : Direction
At Av libertador 8151 . 17 hs

Tsonami Buenos Aires – Encuentro de Arte Sonoro y Nuevas Músicas 2012,
( Sonor Art / New Music 2012 )
_ Diego Makedonsky
_ Andrés Rivera
_ Ricardo Cuadros
_ Sergio Castrillón
_ Marina Fontán
_ Karla Seemann
saturday 17 y sunday 18 de November en el Centro Cultural Recoleta
Centro Cultural Recoleta (Junín 1930), Auditorio El Aleph. 17hs & 19 hs sets