Henry Threadgill Coming to Austin 

Source: Liminal Sound Series.

Liminal Sound Series and Epistrophy Arts present:

Henry Threadgill with Zooid in Austin, TX
April 7th: workshop at UT Campus: MRH (Music Recital Hall)
April 8th: Concert at The Scottish Rite Hall

About Henry Threadgill

For over forty years, Henry Threadgill has been celebrated as one of the most forward-thinking composers and multi-instrumentalists in American music. The New York Times has called him “perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation.” Born in 1944 in Chicago, Threadgill was an early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).

The jazz avant-garde has produced dozens of notable improvisers (not surprisingly, since improvisation is arguably the music’s defining element) but relatively few great composers. Henry Threadgill is a member of that exclusive club. With his fellow Chicagoans Anthony Braxton and Muhal Richard Abrams, he’s one of the most original jazz composers of his generation. Threadgill’s art transcends stylistic boundaries. He embraces the world of music in its entirety, from ragtime to circus marches to classical to bop, free jazz, and beyond. Such might sound merely eclectic in the telling, but in truth, Threadgil always sounds like Threadgill.

In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill was named the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for “distinguished musical composition by an American.” In awarding the prize, the Pulitzer committee call the release “a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life.” We could not be more ecstatic for Henry and are honored to have been able to help document his work these last 15 years.

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Source: DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET.

March 27, 2017
Matana Roberts Solo, (le) poisson rouge
Matana Roberts

March 27, 2017
Supersilent, (le) poisson rouge
Arve Henriksen Helge Sten Ståle Storløkken

March 11, 2017
Krzysztof Kasprzyk Solo, Sound Cab, St Johann in Tirol
Krzysztof Kasprzyk

March 10, 2017
Chor des BG/BORG St. Johann, Alte Gerberei, St Johann in Tirol
Anita Biebl

March 21, 2017
Nils Økland Band, National Sawdust
Sigbjørn Apeland Mats Eilertsen Rolf-Erik Nystrøm Håkon Mørch Stene Nils Økland

Rob Mazurek’s Experimental Sound Studio Residency 

Source: Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio.

During the first week of April ESS is pleased to present the multidisciplinary practice of ROB MAZUREK with the Chicago premiere of two solo installations—one in ESS’s Audible Gallery, the other in the Lincoln Park Conservatory Fern Room—as well as in a series of concerts.

AUDIBLE GALLERY
The Shaping Light
Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Exhibition Hours
Sundays, 1-5pm
Opening Reception
Friday, March 31, 6-9pm
featuring a solo dance performance by AYAKO KATO
FREE ADMISSION

FLORASONIC
Psychotropic Electric Eel Dream IV
Lincoln Park Conservatory Fern Room,
2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Exhibition Hours
Daily, 9-5pm
Opening Reception
Sunday, April 2, 3-5pm
FREE ADMISSION

OPTION: ROB MAZUREK
Monday, April 3, Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm
ROB MAZUREK performs solo, and discusses his work with PETER MARGASAK as part of ESS’s weekly OPTION series curated by Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, and Andrew Clinkman. This performance is dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Ferraro.
$10 general / $8 students & ESS members / $5 OPTION subscribers

ROB MAZUREK WITH LOU MALLOZZI
Tuesday, April 4, Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm
This is the second of three concerts in conjunction with Rob Mazurek’s exhibition The Shaping Light in Audible Gallery. The evening features ROB MAZUREK on piccolo trumpet, electronics, piano, bells and voice with LOU MALLOZZI on turntables, CDs, and mixer.
$10 general / $8 students & ESS members

ROB MAZUREK WITH AVREEAYL RA & DAMON LOCKS
Wednesday, April 5, Doors at 7pm, Music at 7:30pm
The third of three concerts in conjunction with Rob Mazurek’s exhibition The Shaping Light in Audible Gallery. The evening features ROB MAZUREK on piccolo trumpet, electronics, piano, bells and voice with AVREEAYL RA on drums, and DAMON LOCKS.
$10 general / $8 students & ESS members

The Shaping Light
March 31-May 7, 2017
Experimental Sound Studio’s Audible Gallery is pleased to present The Shaping Light, an exhibition of new visual works by Rob Mazurek. The Shaping Light is Mazurek’s first solo gallery exhibition in Chicago.

Psychotropic Electric Eel Dream IV
April 2 – June 30, 2017
What you hear in the Fern Room is Psychotropic Electric Eel Dream IV by composer, musician, and visual artist Rob Mazurek. The sounds in this composition were generated by electric eels at the National Institute of Research and Technology in Manaus, Brazil. Mazurek recorded them between 2000 and 2008, and has since used them in several music compositions, recordings, and installations. In this iteration of the work, he combines them with analog synthesis to create an undulating and radiant sonic texture. By placing the sounds in loudspeakers overhead, our typical relationship to the eels is reversed: they are above us, not underwater, and we can imagine ourselves submerged.

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

Luc Ferrari – Hétérozygote/Petite Symphonie…
Yannis Kyriakides – Subvoice
Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church O – Sucht & Ordnung
Light Collapse – Nikimna
PsôM – La Transhumance Du Vide
Richard Ramirez & Julien Skrobek – Doriana Bridge
Chier – Bliss
Rutger Hauser – Rutger Hauser
Sutcliffe Jugend – Shame
Monopium / K. – Nightclubbing / Die Wölfe Kommen Züruck

5049 Records Podcast – Episode 109, Eli Keszler 

Source: 5049 Records.

Eli Keszler is a wonderful and utterly unique composer, percussionist and visual artist. He studied music at the New England Conservatory and has performed with Joe McPhee, Anthony Coleman and Oren Ambarchi and many others. For this conversation we discuss Eli’s early days as a jazz head, his immersion into the world of visual art, improvisation and much much more. This is a great conversation, the kind of talk that was the impetus for this podcast. Enjoy.