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Zappa Plays Zappa 2015 North American Tour

Posted: November 27, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From Zappa Plays Zappa:

3/31/15 Buffalo, NY University At Buffalo Center For The Arts
4/1/15 Terrebonne, QC Theatre du Vieux-Terrebonne
4/2/15 Mississauga, ON Living Arts Centre – Hammerson Hall
4/3/15 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/4/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
4/6/15 Munhall, PA Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
4/7/15 Albany, NY The Egg
4/8/15 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
4/9/15 Portland, ME State Theatre
4/10/15 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
4/11/15 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
4/12/15 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
4/14/15 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
4/15/15 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
4/16/15 Birmingham, AL Iron City
4/18/15 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
4/20/15 St. Louis, MO Plush
4/21/15 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
4/23/15 Denver, CO Boettcher Concert Hall
4/24/15 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
4/25/15 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
4/26/15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
4/28/15 Oklahoma City, OK ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
4/29/15 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
4/30/15 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
5/1/15 Austin, TX Emo’s Austin
5/3/15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
5/5/15 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
5/6/15 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
5/7/15 Nashville, TN Marathon
5/8/15 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
5/9/15 Richmond, VA The National

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Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006

Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This recent concert is reviewed in the East Bay Express:

Last Monday, Pauline Oliveros and the Thingamajigs Performance Group convened inside the Berkeley Art Museum to begin plotting a one-time performance for that Friday. Oliveros, an 82-year-old composer and avant-garde luminary, settled on one of the brightly colored pieces of modular furniture scattered about as part of the Kaleidoscape installation. Without discussion, the Thingamajigs — a local ensemble of instrument-makers, educators, and performers composed of Edward Schocker, Dylan Bolles, Keith Evans, and Suki O’Kane — slowly navigated BAM’s severe concrete ramps and platforms while running their moistened fingers over the lips of crystal glasses.

New York New Music Ensemble 2014-15 Season

Posted: November 26, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From the New York New Music Ensemble:

Monday, December 15, 2014
Mid-20th Century Masters in New York City: Wolpe and Feldman
Tenri Cultural Insititute (43A W. 13th Street, NYC) 8:30 PM
Stefan Wolpe From Here On Farther (1969) for violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano
Morton Feldman Why Patterns? for flute, glockenspiel and piano (1978)
Morton Feldman Extensions 1 (1951) 5 1/2′ vln, pno
Stefan Wolpe Quartet for Oboe, cello, piano and percussion (1954)
NYNME (Chris Finckel, cello, Linda Quan, vln, Dan Druckman, perc, and Stephen Gosling, piano), with guest artists: James Austin Smith, oboe; Emi Ferguson, flute; Ben Fingland, clarinet; Rane Moore, clarinet

March 5, 2015
Instrumental Chamber Music by Kaija Saariaho @ Scandinavia House

May 19, 2015
Works by Lee Hyla and Mathew Rosenblum
Mathew Rosenblum Falling for chamber ensemble and soprano, text by James Dickey. New York Premiere.
Lee Hyla tbd.


Posted: November 25, 2014 by Mike in Performances


November 22, 2014
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGo, IBeam
Jeb Bishop Jeremy Cunningham Paul Giallorenzo Anton Hatwich Mars Williams

November 8, 2014
GIS Orchestra, Schl8hof, Wels
Sebastian Achleitner Pippa Buchanan Sigi Ecker Rainer Fehlinger Martin Flotzinger Edddi Friedl Andreas Fuchshuber Jakob Gnigler Gigi Gratt Alfred Grubbauer Elisabeth Harnik Richard Herbst Martin Hiptmair Tamara Imlinger Ali Isitmez David Kindlinger Tobi Mayer Fiona Pehn Stephan Roiss Georg Schwantner Christoph Stadler Elisabeth Zach

November 9, 2014
The Ex & Brass Unbound, Schl8hof, Wels
Ab Baars Arnold de Boer Katherina Bornefeld Mats Gustafsson Terrie Hessels Andy Moor Roy Paci Ken Vandermark Wolter Wierbos

November 9, 2014
Perch Hen Brock & Rain, Schl8hof, Wels
Ab Baars Ig Henneman Ingrid Laubrock Tom Rainey

November 9, 2014
Nina de Heney & Christine Abdelnour, Schl8hof, Wels
Christine Abdelnour Nina de Heney

November 9, 2014
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Schl8hof, Wels
Mats Äleklint Ketil Gutvik Klaus Holm Thomas Johansson Lasse Marhaug Børre Mølstad Paal Nilssen-Love Jon Rune Strøm Christian Meaas Svendsen Kasper Værnes Andreas Wildhagen

New York’s Winter Jazzfest Lineup

Posted: November 25, 2014 by Mike in Performances

Andrew Cyrille

Andrew Cyrille (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Winter Jazzfest:

the 2015 NYC Winter Jazzfest
Thursday January 8th – Saturday January 10th
Amina Claudine Myers Trio
Anthony Pirog
David Murray Clarinet Summit w/ Don Byron, David Krakauer, and Hamiet Bluiett
David Murray Infinity Quartet with Saul Williams
David Murray w/ Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington
Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas
ICP Orchestra
JD Allen Trio with Gregg August & Rudy Royston
Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley
Kneebody + Daedelus
Kris Davis’ Infrasound
Michael Bates’ Northern Spy
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls (The Charlie Parker Project)
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
So Percussion feat. Man Forever
Travis Laplante’s Battle Trance
TRIO 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille) w/ special guest TBA
Uri Caine / Han Bennik Duo

Max Johnson Residency at the IBeam

Posted: November 24, 2014 by Mike in Performances

2785235From Brooklyn’s IBeam:

On December 18, 19 and 20th, the Max Johnson Trio will be in residence at Ibeam with special guests joining us every night. The trio of Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Max Johnson (bass) & Ziv Ravitz (drums), will be playing two sets at 8:30 and 10:00pm with guests joining for the 2nd set. On the 18th the trio is joined by Ben Goldberg (clarinet), on the 19th, Steve Swell (trombone), and on the 20th, John O’Gallagher (alto saxophone) and Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone). The trio will be debuting a set of brand new music that they will be recording for their 3rd album, to be released next year on Fresh Sounds records. In addition, they will be playing new music written the expanded group with guests.


Meredith Monk, the composer, vocalist, director and choreographer whose multidisciplinary works have influenced a couple of generations of American artists, is being celebrated this season for 50 years of creativity in New York. On Friday night, the day after she turned 72, the essential American Composers Orchestra opened its 38th season with a program at Zankel Hall titled “Monk’s Sphere,” conducted by the ensemble’s music director, George Manahan, the first of its two Orchestra Underground concerts in that popular subbasement performance space at Carnegie Hall.