AMN Picks of the Week: Luca Nasciuti / Gravetemple / Tele.S.Therion / Kamins, Smith, Fielder & Herntestein

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.

Luca Nasciuti – Vanishing Point (2017)
Gravetemple – Impassable Fears (2017)
Tele.S.Therion – Luzifers Abschied (2017)
Kamins / Smith / Fielder / Hertenstein – After Effects (2017)

Chicago Scene: July 22-28, 2017

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

7:00PM-12:00AM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($50/$65/$100)
ESS Summer Gala
Helen Gillet, Kim Alpert
Jeff Parker, Ben LaMar Gay, Tomeka Reid

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

6:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Many Weathers
Joshua Abrams Quartet with Mikel Avery, Ben LaMar Gay, Jason Stein

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Rooms Trio : Dan Pierson, Charlie Kirchen, Matt Carroll, with Ken Vandermark

Monday, July 24th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Curt Newton Solo
Ben LaMar Gay, Curt Newton

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Thursday, July 27th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ryan Packard
Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Curt Newton

Friday, July 28th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Mike Reed‘s Flesh & Bone, with Greg Ward, Ben Lamar Gay, Tim Haldeman, Jason Stein, Marvin Tate, Jason Roebke, Kim Alpert
George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet with Pete Benson, Mike Schlick

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Dan Phillips, Bill Harris, Krzysztof Pabian, Jim Baker

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Morton Subotnick’s Silver Apples of the Moon Performance Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

By now, we’re used to what are known as “historically informed performances” of early music, which seek to revive the instruments and styles that audiences in, say, the Baroque era would have known.

The most historically informed way to present Morton Subotnick’s “Silver Apples of the Moon,” a milestone work of electronic music from 1967, would be to play a pristine copy of its original LP recording on a top-notch stereo system for a small group of people. Mr. Subotnick conceived the work as a recording, though it was introduced at a downtown New York discothèque, where many in the crowd could not resist dancing when the music turned throbbing.