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This Week in Buenos Aires

Posted: January 18, 2013 by Mike in Performances

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Christof Kurzmann and Burkhard Stangl

Christof Kurzmann and Burkhard Stangl (Photo credit: tictocman)

Saturday 19 January

Christof Kurzmann Duo with Eliana Rosales 1st set ( experimental )
Eliana Rosales: cello
Christof Kurzmann: ppooll, …
Ricarda Cometa 2nd set
Tatiana Heuman / Luciano Vitale / Jorge Espinal
At Palacio Beltran 21.30 hs

YOSHITAKE EXPE / KABUSACKI & friends ( experimental post rock )
YOSHITAKE EXPE (Guitar), FERNANDO KABUSACKI (Guitar), MONO FONTANA (Synth),
ALE CORVALAN (Keys), MARIANA FAGES (voice & Guitar)
at El Living Estudio en La Oreja Negra , Uriarte 1271 21.hs

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English: Weasel Walter playing bass, with Marc...

English: Weasel Walter playing bass, with Marc Edwards at the Silent Barn in NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guardian reviews the recent John Zorn performance in Glasgow.

The Whammies, featuring Han Bennink, Jorrit Dijkstra and Jeb Bishop play tonight om Philadelphia.

Jaap Blonk has a newish CD out.

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with Jerry Sabatini, Ken Field, Tom Hall, Dave Harris, Phil Neighbors, Blake Newman and special guest soloist Charles Neville will play Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge. For tickets and information: 617-395-7757, http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/index.shtml.

Eyal Maoz’s EDOM will be at the Man Made Sun residency at Pianos, NYC,  Monday, January 21 at 11 PM, 158 Ludlow St., New York, New York 10002.  Additionally, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9 PM at Korzo, 667 5th Avenue (between 19th & 20th Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11215, 9Volt, the avantgarde, jazz-based New York City trio who recently released Open Circuit, will perform a record release show The outfit features a collection of New York’s brightest underground jazz players including trombonist Rick Parker, guitarist Eyal Maoz and drummer Yonadav Halevy.

On Saturday, January 19th, Chris Pitsiokos (sax, electronics), Weasel Walter (drums), Ron Anderson (guitar), Mick Barr (guitar), Kevin Shea (drums) Tim Dahl (bass), and Elliott Sharp (guitar) will all play out at Freedom Garden – 294 Troutman Street Brooklyn, NY L – train to Jefferson. Start time 9PM $10 http://thefreedomgarden.info/about


From the Spectrum:

The Super Coda is CHANGING CLOTHES. Behold a brand new berzerk a la-mazing technicolor dream coat of a form: the experimental variety show.

Here’s how it works: we open with an open mic at 7p sharp. everything is fair game (so long as it doesn’t make a mess or is too loud). Based on audience approval, you may have the opportunity to HOST the rest of the show. We’ll do a little vote at the end of the open mic and choose the performer we most want to see hosting the rest of the show.

At 8, the house band will begin. They’ll keep the evening moving with performances between each set. This week’s house band is PRESTER JOHN – http://www.presterjohnmusic.com/
“An eclectic assortment of slipstream compositions touching on prog-tinged jazz, classical, manouche, and newgrass idioms. It’s a lot of fun!” – The Village Voice

The Performers (in order of appearance)

PASCALI – Sean Ali and Pascal Niggenkemper prepare their double bass-iz and make bamboozling, demanding, suspenseful and occasionally lyrical noises. Truly a sight to see.

http://seanali.com/

http://www.pascalniggenkemper.com/home.html

JOHN WAGNER TRIO – featuring John Wagner himself on drums, Adam Lane on bass, and the masterful Nick Lyons on alto sax.

RYAN SNOW and MATT NELSON – a trombone and tenor sax duo fit to stun a hippo. Contemplative, exploratory, brassy.

http://www.myspace.com/snowr

http://mattnelsonsax.com/

DAVID GROLLMAN and MICHAEL EVANS – these two fellows will do ungodly things with drums. There may be pants, but maybe not. You will gasp, you will laugh, you will drool.

http://www.michaelevanssounds.com/music/index.html

RYAN KRAUSE – creator of 109 Gallery – http://www.1oh9.com/ – mover and shaker and sincere vocal improvisor. His a cappella voice-sings will lure you into cave matter and cruise ships.

http://www.nonce-ensemble.com/nonce-ensemble/Ryan_Krause____composer.html

http://www.joegallant.com/

Music and More Reviews

Posted: January 18, 2013 by Mike in Reviews

Rudresh Mahanthappa

From Music and More:

Joe Lovano UsFive – Cross Culture (Blue Note, 2012)
Rudresh Mahanthappa – Gamak (ACT, 2013)
Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet – Walk, Love, Sleep (Smalltown Superjazz, 2012)
9Volt – Open Circuit (Out Now, 2012)

Jazz Listings from the New York Times

Posted: January 18, 2013 by Mike in Performances

Tim Berne

Tim Berne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Tim Berne’s Paraphrase (Thursday) This rugged trio engages in an interplay that’s unscripted but hardly formless, thanks to the equal exertions of Tim Berne, alto saxophonist; Drew Gress, bassist; and Tom Rainey, drummer. The band hasn’t played together in New York in a while, which lends this concert, part of the Sound It Out series, the air of a special event. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble / Pheeroan akLaff’s Music of Global Mantras (Thursday) The Interpretations series presents a double bill with vocal experimentation as a common thread. Ekmeles is a new-music a cappella ensemble directed by the baritone Jeffrey Gavett; its repertory here will include works by Louis Karchin, Ben Johnston and Aaron Cassidy. As for Mr. akLaff, he’s a drummer and composer with an avant-garde profile, presenting two pieces with original librettos, inspired by his travels in the East. (His vocalists are D K Dyson, Hsuan Ma and Michael Rogers, and his group will also feature the multireedist Scott Robinson.) At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363, roulette.org; $15, $10 for members and students. (Chinen)

Tomas Fujiwara Trio (Wednesday) The intrepid drummer Tomas Fujiwara has been working meaningfully as a bandleader in recent years, typically with the instrumentation (if not the metabolism) of a classic jazz quintet. He pares down but preserves his momentum in this new trio, featuring an improvisational odd couple: the surgically precise trumpeter Ralph Alessi and the strategically unruly guitarist and banjoist Brandon Seabrook. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)

Vijay Iyer Trio (Wednesday through Jan. 27) The standout jazz album of 2012, at least by critical consensus, was “Accelerando” (ACT), a brilliant second effort from this aerodynamic trio. Led by the pianist Vijay Iyer and featuring the bassist Stephan Crump and the drummer Marcus Gilmore, the group strikes a balance of cleverly reframed cover tunes and vertiginously propulsive originals, finding endless traction in changeable rhythm. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set next Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25, $30 next Friday and Saturday. (Chinen)

Sam Newsome, Tim Berne, Ethan Iverson, Andrew Cyrille (Wednesday and Thursday) A convergence of four fearless improvisers stationed at slightly different aesthetic coordinates but more than capable of finding communion. Mr. Newsome is a soprano saxophonist, while Mr. Berne primarily plays alto; they join Mr. Iverson on piano and Mr. Cyrille, the uncompromising elder statesman of this assemblage, on drums. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, West Village, (212) 252-5091, smallsjazzclub.com; $20 cover. (Chinen)

Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Morris, Gerald Cleaver (Thursday) These sly wizards of free improvisation have worked together in many configurations, usually reaching high-level cohesion. Here there’ll be one set apiece by two trios: the early one featuring Mr. Shipp on piano, Mr. Parker on bass and Mr. Morris on guitar, and the later one with Mr. Parker and Mr. Morris along with Mr. Cleaver on drums. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 for each set. (Chinen)


DJ Spooky in 2008

DJ Spooky in 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

American Composers Orchestra (Friday) Always focused on the new, this adventurous orchestra presents “Time Travels,” a program of premieres by Kate Soper (a work for voice and orchestra with the composer as the soloist) and Kyle Blaha, and a United States premiere by Zhou Long. Also featured: Lukas Foss’s innovative “Time Cycle” from 1960, with the soprano Jennifer Zetlan. George Manahan conducts. At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $40 and $50. (Woolfe)

Bargemusic There’s an appealing lineup this weekend at the Barge, the intimate floating concert hall. On Friday, as part of the Here and Now series, the Dorian Wind Quartet offers Elliott Carter’s Woodwind Quintet and several works by David Del Tredici, including a premiere. On Saturday two notable young musicians, the pianist Michael Brown and the violinist Arnaud Sussmann, join forces for music by Janacek, Prokofiev, Debussy and Strauss. On Sunday the pianist Jeffrey Swann continues his exploration of the complete Beethoven sonatas, offering Opus 26, 109 and 54, with onstage commentary. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, (718) 624-4924, bargemusic.org; $35, $30 for 65+ and $15 for students. (Vivien Schweitzer)

DJ Spooky (Friday) Paul D. Miller, the composer, multimedia artist and D.J., teams up with the fiendishly talented teenagers of Face the Music in a work that combines music for string quartet with video footage and digital animation from Nauru, a small island in the South Pacific, as a reflection on ecological colonialism. The performance will also be streamed live on the museum’s Web site. At 7 p.m., Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 570-3949, metmuseum.org/tickets; $30. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Nunc (Friday) Currently celebrating the release of her outstanding Luigi Nono recording, the adventurous and enterprising violinist Miranda Cuckson is not resting on her laurels. She will lead an ensemble in this new series of contemporary chamber music (its name Latin for new) with a free program of works by Sofia Gubaidulina, David Loeb, Iannis Xenakis, Georges Aperghis, Michael Hersch, Charles Wuorinen and James P. Johnson, whose “You’ve Got to Be Modernistic” gives the concert its name. At 8 p.m., Mannes College the New School for Music, 150 West 85th Street, Manhattan, (212) 580-0210, Ext. 4817, nuncmusic.org; free. (Woolfe)

Oberlin in New York (Friday and Saturday) Many of the classical music world’s most innovative artists and ensembles have Oberlin on their résumés. Distinguished alumni unite for several concerts in New York this weekend. On Friday, Timothy Weiss conducts the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble and the International Contemporary Ensemble in works by composers including Christopher Rouse, Berio and John Zorn, whose “Tempest” will receive its premiere. On Saturday afternoon, Jason Harris conducts the Oberlin College Choir and Oberlin Baroque in music by Tallis, Gombert, Rachmaninoff, Ola Gjeilo and Arvo Part. On Saturday evening, Raphael Jiménez conducts Jeremy Denk in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C (K. 467); the program also includes works by Ravel, Stravinsky and Mr. Rouse. Friday at 8 and 10 p.m., DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, (440) 775-8200, oberlin.edu/nyc2013tour; free, but reservations required. Saturday at 2 p.m., Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd Street, oberlin.edu/nyc2013tour; free. Saturday at 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $10 to $25. (Schweitzer)