New Setola di Maiale Releases

Source: Setola di Maiale.


(Lawrence Casserley, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Yoko Miura)

(Giulio Stermieri, Giacomo Marzi, Massimiliano Furia)



(Dionisio Capuano, Carlo Fatigoni, Marcellino Garau, Morena Tamborrino)

Seattle Scene: October 21 – November 4, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot: Briggan Krauss
Mon. Oct. 21, 7:30 PM; $18, $16, $10 advance
Throughout his career, saxophonist/composer Briggan Krauss has pushed the limits of acoustic performance and improvisation. This year’s Art of the Saxophone: The Lethe Lounge Sessions continues a series of recordings that mark his contribution to solo-saxophone performance. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

CEEYS, Christopher Sky, Goldmund
Tue. Oct. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
East German cello/piano duo CEEYS and California composer/multi-instrumentalist/ producer Christopher Sky visit Seattle on their first West Coast tour together. They are joined by Portland composer Keith Kenniff (aka Goldmund), giving his first public performance in four years, for an evening of beautiful, abstract post-classical compositions.

Earshot: Larry Grenadier, EarthToneSkyTone
Wed. Oct. 23, 7:30 PM; $22, $20, $10 advance
A key part of Brad Mehldau’s trio since the 90s, bassist Larry Grenadier has recorded with Paul Motian and Charles Lloyd, and more recently in the supergroup Hudson, with Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, and John Scofield. Guitarist/ vocalist Carlos Snaider and bassist Kelsey Mines (EarthToneSkyTone) combine the story-telling of song with fresh harmonic and rhythmic concepts. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Hernán Reinaudo & Mirta Wymerszberg
Thu. Oct. 24, 8 PM; $10 – $15 at the door
Guitar virtuoso Hernán Reinaudo, one of the leading artists of the new generation of Argentinian musicians who reunited with tango at the turn of the new century, visits from Buenos Aires to present his own compositions, a personal journey from contemporary Argentine tango to folk fusion and Afro-Latin influence, together with local musician Mirta Wymerszberg on flute, bandoneon and vocals, plus special guests.

Jesse Myers: Triadic Memories
Fri. Oct. 25, 8 PM; $10 advance, $15 at door
Seattle pianist Jesse Myers performs Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories. This mammoth work for solo piano is large in scale, though sparse and delicate in tone. This music demands deep listening while luring our thoughts to drift into a vast spaciousness. The audience is encouraged to forego the chairs, bring a mat and pillow, and lie on the floor for this meditative program. Chairs will also be provided.

Earshot: Dreamstruck
Sat. Oct. 26, 7:30 PM; $24, $22, $10 advance
Veterans orbiting the cosmos of the experimental scene, the improvisational trio Dreamstruck, featuring pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Harvey Sorgen recombine the codes of musical genes spread across a spectrum of velocity, impact, and delay, bringing a broad spectrum of moods and color from their instruments. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Fri. 11/1 – Body.Space.Time.Sound: Vol. 4: Cube, with Tom Baker & Kate Olson, sound and Alia Swersky & Corrie Befort, movement

Sat. 11/2 – pianist GraceANN Cummings gives the premiere of Garrett Fisher’s new work Ragas for Solo Piano

Mon. 11/4 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents solo saxophonist Travis Laplante (of Battle Trance)

Coming to Areté Venue & Gallery in November

Source: Areté Venue & Gallery.

Dario Fariello with Michelle Yom, Matt Mottel, Paul Feitzinger
Monday, 11/4/19, 8:00 pm
Dario Fariello is a saxophonist devoted to improvised music. He lived and worked in Naples, Bologna, Milan, Berlin and Oslo, founding Multiversal, a nomad festival series featuring a wide international network of improv and noise musicians. With Norbert Stammberger he organizes the yearly Tubax Festival in Munich, dedicated to the tubax saxophone, the contrabass clarinet and other special instruments manufactured by Benedikt Eppelsheim. Dario is visiting New York to take part in the Unit Structures festival dedicated to the work of Cecil Taylor, and decided to team up with some excellent local improvisers for a musical evening at Areté featuring two sets and several different constellations.

Black is the Colour, by and with Alwynne Pritchard and Alpaca Ensemble
Tuesday, 11/5/19, 8:00 pm
Qubit presents the renowned British experimentalist, Alwynne Pritchard, as she returns to New York this November. Performing together with the Norwegian Alpaca Ensemble, Pritchard will give the US premiere of a major new work, Black is the Colour (and I still hope).

Matt Lavelle’s The 7 Houses: Night River
Sunday, 11/10/19, 5:00 pm
In 2011 Matt Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra, comprised mostly of musicians he has collaborated with over a 20 year period in New York City. The 12 Houses have performed thirty-five concerts in New York City as of March 2016. Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.

Georgia Rae with Rose Kow Xiu Yi and Karl Henry
Sunday, 11/10/19, 8:00 pm
November 8th through the 10th three string players with varying musical backgrounds all come together for an eclectic night of “futuristic folk, funk, hip hop, and jazz”. But how did so many sounds come together in one place? Karl Henry(cello), Rose(violin) and Georgia Rae(violin) met at Creative Strings Workshop, where musicians from around the world come together to learn and collaborate. The night will be filled with music from Karl Henry from Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rose, born in Singapore and now based in New York, and Georgia Rae, from Richmond, Illinois. Each artist brings their own individual flavor and style and you won’t want to miss them twisting it all together.

The Nouveau Classical Project presents
Line : Voices
Wednesday, 11/13/19, 8:00 pm
Featuring the world premiere of the Nouveau Classical Project’s latest commission, mini_014 by Paul Pinto, Line: voices inhabits the physicality of text and emotional intimacy of collective performance through three non-traditional works that explore group chant, verbalization, and reactive impulses, and instructive scores. The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is “bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre” (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.

Looking For The Bells
Paul Steven Ray/Sandy Pliego
Thursday, 11/14/19, 7:00 pm
Paul Steven Ray is a composer/improviser/sound artist who has been a fixture of the NYC experimental music scene for years. With Looking for the Bells, he and graphic designer Sandy Pliego collaborate to create a poetic soundscape for electronics, guitar, laptop, and voice with recorded and live video.

“WatersWorks” – Scorpio Variations
Sunday, 11/17/19, 5:00 pm
Mary Cherney -flute
Charles Waters – clarinet, bass clarinet
Tonight’s version of “WatersWorks” – an infrequent presentation by composer and performer Charles Waters. Tonight in special duo formation with fabulous Mary Cherney (flutes), they are recreating the “inside” premiere of “Red Shed Garden” for flute and bass clarinet. This work, in long form and slow motion style, runs almost 50 minutes! Presenting the initial conception of a trilogy of works composed and site-specifically presented at Red Shed Garden in East Williamsburg of which Waters has curated a number of concert as “Citimusic@RedShed”. This concert will also present several new and old solo and duo works. The second part of this trilogy was released last year

The Wonderland Series Premiere and Party
Sunday, 11/17/19, 7:00 pm
The Wonderland Series by Anna Heflin is a 38-minute solo opera for singing, speaking, and acting violinist Shannon Reilly. Reilly is joined onstage by accompanying pre-recorded audio and video, all of which features her portraying the various characters. There are three layers to the piece: the music which is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s writings, scholarly research about the work and Charles Dodgson, and the character of Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson which uses quotes from the author.

Beam Splitter & Talibam! / Muyassar Kurdi / Nao Nishihara
Tuesday, 11/19/19, 8:00 pm
BEAM SPLITTER are: Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (NO) and Audrey Chen (US). Using the trombone and voice, they maneuver a balance between fragility, intimacy, the ecstatic and measured control. They share a common sense of pulse and an inherent understanding of the way they each aurally manage and let go of every consecutive moment. Talibam! is a 16 year working unit based in New York City, can be described in various ways — as a classic keyboards/drums expanded-jazz duo, as Dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music, as a Fluxus-informed theater troupe, as an electronic ensemble inspired by Stockhausen, or as a rhythm section at the cross hair of agility, speed, punctuation, and intention. Muyassar Kurdi is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses sound art, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, analog photography and film. She currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements. Nao Nishihara is an active practitioner of sound activities, research, sound art, recording, performance, and instrument production.

Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction
11/24/19, 4:00 pm
Medieval ensemble ALKEMIE joins forces with composer ELLIOT COLE to reanimate the ancient tales of King Arthur in their new program “Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction.” In this new project – a co-commission between 5BMF and Alkemie – Cole combines old words and new music through settings of episodes from 14th-century Middle English texts that weave together spoken word, monophonic and poly-textual song, and instrumental commentary. Materials and methods inspired by the Worcester Fragments – one of the very few extant musical records of medieval England – punctuate the program. Flashes of transmuted melodies act as points of light that are variously refracted and recombined by Alkemie’s collection of period and modern instruments, including medieval fiddles and reeds, recorders, harps, harmonium, and electric bass.

GHOST ENSEMBLE: Universe Sings
Sunday, 11/24/19, 8:00pm
Ghost Ensemble presents an evening of music exploring the physicality and spirituality of sound, with four works new to the ensemble, including two world premieres. Program, in concert order:
Ben Richter: new work*
Kevin Kay: The Universe is Vibrating
Assaf Gidron: new work*
Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
* World premiere
TICKETS: $15 general / $10 students
Press: contact for press tickets

11/26/19, 8:00 pm
FIDOqrtet is a free improvising ensemble that draws from the musicians’ many varied musical influences.
FIDO experiences a wide spontaneous, emotional range. The outcome is often very compositional, within its constantly free, beginner’s mind approach. The ensemble started playing together in December of 2012, and is looking forward to it’s first recorded release late Fall or early Winter of 2019/2020.
Maryanne de Prophetis, voice
Shoko Nagai, piano/processor
Ron Horton, trumpet/flugelhorn
Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percussion

Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation Fundraiser

Source: Tri-Centric Foundation.

On October 19, 2019, the Tri-Centric Foundation launched the Braxton75 Living Archive Campaign to protect the massive and growing archive of Anthony Braxton, one of the most important American composers today. The archive currently contains 10,000 to 20,000 pieces of print material in the form of over 400 scores and parts, various writings, cassettes, videos, and ephemera. The funds collected in this campaign will be be used in part to publish, in 2020, the revised edition of The Tri-Axium Writings, Braxton’s three-volume treatise on music and creativity. The writings will be released in two formats, print and digital, with the digital download version offered as pay-what-you-want.

Tri-Centric, a not-for-profit organization which supports the work and legacy of composer Anthony Braxton, has been known for producing large-scale performances such as Braxton’s Trillium operas, managing the record label New Braxton House, and providing scores and performance practice guidance to musicians, ensembles and educators around the world.

Less visible but equally important has been Tri-Centric’s role as the keeper of Anthony Braxton’s archive. In recognition of its efforts, Tri-Centric received the support of the GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program in 2018 and CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant this year to digitize the audiovisual component of the archive. The digitized audio will be donated to Yale University’s Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, a portion of which will be made discoverable and accessible via Archives at Yale in 2020 with the remainder becoming completely available in 2021.

Tri-Centric will continue to raise funds and work towards making as much as of the archive accessible to the public in the coming years.

WNYC’s New Sounds Will Stay On The Airwaves 

Source: Gothamist.

In a complete reversal, WNYC will no longer go through with its controversial decision to cancel the music program New Sounds. Instead, the 37-year-old eclectic music program, which has since its inception been hosted by John Schaefer, will continue to air seven nights a week on the radio and through its online stream.

Goli Sheikholeslami, the president and CEO of New York Public Radio (which owns both WNYC and Gothamist), made the announcement in an internal email to staff on Monday morning. The news did not come as a complete surprise. On Friday, following a tense meeting with a packed room of WNYC and WQXR employees who protested the decision, Sheikholeslami said that she would take the weekend to think about the decision announced more than a week ago to drop the show.