Archive for January 11, 2013


Tatsuya Nakatani

Tatsuya Nakatani (Photo credit: vodstrup)

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Anthony Braxton – Tentet (Paris) 2001 (2012)
Richard Teitelbaum – Solo Live (2012)
Remote Viewers – City of Nets (2012)
Greg Kelley / Curt Newton / Tatsuya Nakatani – Field Recordings Vol. 1: The Birthday (2004)
Beatriz Ferreyra – La Rivière des Oiseaux (2003)

Dusted Reviews

Posted: January 11, 2013 by Mike in Reviews

Jon Mueller

Jon Mueller (Photo credit: cattoo)

From Dusted:

Artist: Pretty Monsters
Album: Pretty Monsters
Label: Public Eyesore

Artist: Living by Lanterns
Album: New Myth/Old Science
Label: Cuneiform

Artist: Jon Mueller
Album: Death Blues
Label: Taiga

Artist: Horseback & Locrian
Album: New Dominions
Label: Relapse

Artist: Trio X
Album: Live On Tour 2010
Label: CIMP

Artist: Rez Abbasi Trio
Album: Continuous Beat
Label: Enja

Artist: Invisible Things
Album: Home IS the Sun
Label: Porter

Artist: V/A
Album: Wandelweiser und so weiter
Label: Another Timbre

REDCAT Winter / Spring 2013 Season

Posted: January 11, 2013 by Mike in Performances

Lou Harrison

Lou Harrison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From LA’s REDCAT:

Feb 07 to Feb 08
CEAIT Festival 2013
The two different programs that make up this year’s festival from the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT) offer a triad of avant-garde techno music-makers. One night features Bonnie Jones, whose “no-input” style of sound-text performances…
Music

Mar 02
Lou Harrison: A World of Music
A Los Angeles premiere screening celebrates American composer, artist, writer and activist Lou Harrison (1917–2003), who forged a new course for 20th-century music with hauntingly beautiful pieces using western, eastern, and custom-made instruments inspired by Javanese gamelan and…
Music
Film-Video

Apr 17
wild Up
Known for producing visceral, convention-defying concert experiences, the daring Los Angeles modern music collective wild Up explores a range of their influential contemporaries from Brooklyn in this eclectic program presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s adventurous Brooklyn…
Music

Apr 22 to Apr 23
Christian Wolff
For 60 years, Christian Wolff has been at the center of composing’s avant-garde, working alongside such figures as John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cornelius Cardew. In these two nights of exceptional performances, Wolff pays tribute to fellow great Elliott Carter with a work played by the Formalist Quartet…
Music

Jun 07 to Jun 08
Partch: Eroica Dances
In a welcome return, the Grammy-nominated ensemble devoted to the works of American composer and maverick musician Harry Partch performs a program centered on the Marimba Eroica—one of Partch’s custom-designed instruments. Weighing in at 847 pounds and eight-feet in length, the Eroica generates tones…

Keith Rowe Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Posted: January 11, 2013 by Mike in Performances

Axel Dörner and Keith Rowe in Chicago, Illinoi...

Axel Dörner and Keith Rowe in Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

On January 15th and 16th, ISSUE Project Room, in collaboration with Erstwhile, presents two nights with legendary guitarist Keith Rowe at TEMP in downtown Manhattan. Originally trained as a painter, Rowe adopted principles of the plastic arts, applying them directly to the electric guitar. Over the two nights of Rowe’s residency he performs with former Shadow Ring member Graham Lambkin, longtime collaborator and renowned composer, guitarist, and pianist Christian Wolff, and Wandelweiser member Michael Pisaro, in addition to presenting a solo performance. Much like the work of his collaborators, Rowe’s work is characterized by a materialist approach to sound and performance. He has been known to employ objects such as a library card, rubber eraser, springs, hand-held electric fans, alligator clips, and common office supplies in playing the guitar. ISSUE is pleased to present Rowe’s first duo performances with both Pisaro and Lambkin.

Tuesday, January 15th – 8:00pm
Keith Rowe / Michael Pisaro (premiere)
Keith Rowe / Graham Lambkin (premiere)

Wednesday, January 16th – 8:00pm
Keith Rowe / Christian Wolff (premiere)
Keith Rowe Solo (premiere)

at TEMP, 57 Walker Street, NYC, 10013

Keith Rowe led the forefront of the initial wave of European free improvisation, co-founding the AMM collective in 1965 and originating the tabletop guitar. The tabletop guitar has remained at the center of his ever-evolving setup of electronics and gadgets ever since, becoming increasingly stripped down and minimal in recent years. Having mostly performed within AMM until the late 90’s, he’s since been involved in a wide range of projects, including a slew of Erstwhile’s most prominent releases.

Music and More Reviews

Posted: January 11, 2013 by Mike in Reviews

0995b

0995b (Photo credit: AAradio)

From Music and More:

The Group – Live (NoBusiness Records, 2012)
Confusion Bleue – East Side Banquet (Ictus Records, 2013)


Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter (Photo credit: ccho)

From NYTimes.com:

Bargemusic (Friday and Saturday) With his string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the violinist Johnny Gandelsman — also a Silk Road Ensemble member — spends much of his time testing musical boundaries. Here he turns inward as he joins the pianist Ethan Iverson in a program featuring all three violin sonatas by Brahms. At 8 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, (718) 624-4924, bargemusic.org; $35, $15 for students. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

A Memorial Concert for Elliott Carter (Sunday) The towering, influential and prolific American composer Elliott Carter died in November, a month before his 104th birthday. And almost to the end he kept composing, not just shorter works but some substantive pieces. Members of the resident ensemble of the lively Greenwich Village music club Le Poisson Rouge, joined by several distinguished artists who worked closely with Carter — the cellist Fred Sherry, the pianist Ursula Oppens, the clarinetist Charles Neidich and others — will present a memorial concert on this evening. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $20 to $35. (Tommasini)

The Stone (Friday through Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday) This week brings a rich range of excellent performers to this tiny home for contemporary music in the East Village. (There are two shows each night, doubling the fun.) Friday features the flutist Sooyun Kim and the pianist Matt Poon. The woodwind player Ned Rothenberg and the guitarist Nels Cline and, at the late show, the cellists Fred Sherry and Meaghan Burke will all appear on Saturday. On Sunday the terrific young cellist Jay Campbell performs in the early set, and on Tuesday there will be two performances from the Jack Quartet. (The 8 p.m. show features the clarinetist Derek Bermel in his new work for clarinet quintet.) The pianist Agusti Fernandez, the guitarist Joe Morris and the avant-garde trumpet player Nate Wooley are joined by friends for four shows over Wednesday and Thursday. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Woolfe)