Tone Series in Toronto Summer / Fall Lineup

Source: TONE.

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

Ashley Paul // Andre Ethier // Nick Storring
Tickets: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/41654/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/460513019239305

ASHLEY PAUL (https://ashleypaul.bandcamp.com)
Multi-instrumentalist / composer / songwriter Ashley Paul lands in Toronto in support of her newest outing on Orange Milk Records “I Am Fog”. Paul’s songs move with slow fragile beauty encompassing elements of free jazz at glacial pace. Her music is full of thought and sorrow while not without celebratory moments. Understated guitar notes glisten as they just grace the song’s structure as if making a brief stop only to float off elsewhere. Squeaking saxophone whispers slip through the music like tears. Don’t miss this rare performance by a truly singular storyteller.

ANDRE ETHIER (https://andreethier.bandcamp.com)
Guitarist & singer Ethier’s laid back folk tunes ripple with casual sonic artifacts behind his gentle guitar tone. His latest trilogy of albums of Toronto’s Telephone Explosion label sees him embrace an airy flowing style of songwriting, letting his voice lead as acoustic guitar notes swim with synth flourishes. The music is full but light at the same time. Come see this former Deadly Snake in his element.

NICK STORRING (https://nickstorring.bandcamp.com)
(photo by Green Yang)
Nick Storring celebrates the release of his new album, Music from ‘Wéi 成为’ on Orange Milk Records with a return to the live arena. Storring creates methodically full electro-acoustic compositions turning forgotten piano notes into an echoing tidal wave of sonic texture. Playing with errant tones and hums he builds a sonic landscape full of depth and mystery. Nick’s music is never without a hint of playfulness. A sonic assembler taking you on a tour of his discoveries.
TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
Eric Chenaux // Blessings // Draperies
Tickets: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/41791/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1201477493969110

ERIC CHENAUX (https://ericchenaux.bandcamp.com)
(photo by: Sylvestre Nonique-Desvergnes)
Constellation Records’ guitarist & singer Eric Chenaux returns home to Toronto for a visit & a performance of his song with Toronto friends Ryan Driver and Phil Melanson (Bernice). Gentle acoustic guitar notes stretch out & ripple underneath electric psych inspired meanderings. Eric’s voice weaves seamlessly among this textural landscape, like a silk sheet in the wind. Every movement subtle, yet beautiful. A storyteller from a slower time, a player from the jazz tradition borrowing gracefully from the folk form. Don’t miss this true gem of a sonic rambler with his Toronto trio!

BLESSINGS
Thom Gill’s newest brain child celebrates the release of Thom’s new album, Eat The Wind. A classic band made up of the Holy Oak’s lost children featuring Robin Dann, Phil Melanson, Josh Cole, and surely some other guests you know by sight if not sound.

THE DRAPERIES (https://rat-drifting.bandcamp.com/…/la-historia-del…)
Eric Chenaux double dips with the return of a Rat-drifting classic crew featuring Eric on guitar, Ryan Driver on synth and Doug Tielli on trombone. The slow core balladeers of Toronto’s free improv scene let the notes creep, slinking around each other like ships in the night. Careful decisions guide this subtly dynamic listeners concoction of sonic herbs & spices. Come on time with your ear to the ground.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER
Wendy Eisenberg // Joni Void // TBA
Tickets: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/41855/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725634214480517

WENDY EISENBERG (https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com)
(photo by: Richard Lenz)
NYC guitarist, vocalist, banjo player Wendy Eisenberg has been making waves in the avant jazz & outsider rock scenes for the last 5+ years both as a collaborator and a solo artist. Her solo work is influenced by jazz and improvised music while she remains a songwriter and a storyteller at heart. Striking a seamless intersection of these forms Eisenberg lets her guitar and banjo notes meander along until they become entangled with her vocal lines, dancing together for a moments before going their separate ways. Angular guitar notes bounce and roll with rhythmic ease. Jazz infused tones become heavy with distortion only to trickle back into a wayward stream of languid chords. Eisenberg is a unique voice living at the tangled crossroads of avant jazz, folk tradition, free improvisation and experimental rock.

JONI VOID (https://jonivoid.bandcamp.com)
(photo by: Thomas Boucher)
Montreal based music concrete / avant pop artist Joni Void (Constellation Records) weaves layers of samples, including piano phrases and fielding recordings into an intricate dance of snipped beats, sweeping loops and subtle jingles. Haunting flourishes become beautiful beats. Abstract rhythms are born out of glitched electronics alongside the swaying reverberations. Tape loops embrace the sonic waves as they transform themselves into a new piece of piano accompaniment. Playful percussion from the collage junkyard gives Jon Void’s collaged compositions a sense of minimalistic urgency, if only for a second before the aural landscape morph yet again.
FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

Marc Ribot // TBA
Tickets: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/41792/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/792165452141986

MARC RIBOT (http://marcribot.com)
(photo by: Ebru Yildiz)
NYC guitar maverick Marc Ribot performs a rare solo set in Toronto. Ribot’s legacy has seen him collaborate with Tom Waits, John Zorn, Elvis Costello & a plethora of others. His numerous diverse bands and ensemble projects, plus numerous solo releases have worked to define him as one of the most unique and versatile voices on the guitar. From no wave, re-imagined blues, free improvisation, and avant jazz to contemporary composition Ribot moves from one mood to another with careful continuity. Intricate notes float off his strings with a natural abandon. His solo performances see him swim through the menagerie style and genres he’s touched on through out his decades of exploration in the avant guitar world.

Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, August 12
Fri 8/12 6:30 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
This artist talk kicks off Impact Art AT, a creative exchange that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to explore and address the social challenge of bias in artificial intelligence. Claudia Larcher will take us on a journey into the mind of an artist wrestling with the implications of applying biased models to the increasingly automated world we inhabit.

Fri 8/12 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Chicago-based cellist and composer LIA KOHL performs material from her most recent solo album, a continuous soundscape of cello, live radio, synthesizers, and field recordings.

Sunday, August 14
Sun 8/14 4:00 PM Salesforce Park [425 Mission St San Francisco]
Rova Saxophone Quartet at Salesforce Park

Sun 8/14 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
SIMM Series – Eki Shola Duo, Amanda Chaudhary Solo

Tuesday, August 16

Tue 8/16 7:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
Jazz at the Make-Out Room (formerly the Monday Make-Out) continues! A wily evening of cutting-edge jazz, free improvisation, and creative music.

Tue 8/16 7:00 PM Salesforce Park [425 Mission St Main Plaza San Francisco]
Citta di Vitti
Phillip Greenlief
Lisa Mezzacappa
Jason Levis

Wednesday, August 17

Wed 8/17 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
LSG New Music Series – Jordan Glenn/David Katz Duo, Charles Sharp Ensemble, Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble performing Bolsa Chica Calm

Thursday, August 18
Thu 8/18 6:00 PM San Francisco Asian Art Museum [200 Larkin St San Francisco]
Sound/scapes: Theresa Wong
On-site at the museum
Cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong performs new work inspired by artworks in the collection.

Friday, August 19

Fri 8/19 4:00 PM Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium [1313 Newell Road Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Rova Saxophone Quartet with Thollem McDonas

Fri 8/19 8:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Visiting from Japan, violinist CHIKO performs a set of 20th century classics by Morton Feldman, Toru Takemitsu, Igor Stravinsky, Astor Piazolla, and Ennio Morricone

Saturday, August 20

Sat 8/20 2:00 PM San Francisco Public Library, Richmond branch [351 9th Ave, SF, CA 94118]
Sounds played outdoors live on sand, shells, stones and seaweed mix with recordings from California’s coastline in a musical performance by Cheryl E. Leonard.

Sat 8/20 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Join us for SMARTBOMB x LOUD CINEMA, an audio/visual experience across time.

This one-of-a-kind live event will premiere select features from the public access broadcast series VIDEO HOME SYSTEM 6, alongside a collage of 20th century experimental shorts, modern scores, animations, performance, music videos, and more. A curatorial collaboration between SMARTBOMB and Loud Cinema. 20th century film courtesy of The New American Cinema Group, Inc./The Film-Makers’ Cooperative. Generously supported by Awesome Foundation.

RIP Abdul Wadud 

Source: Wikipedia. Several sources are confirming that Abdul Wadud passed away yesterday at age 75. If you don’t think that you’ve ever heard him, think again as he was on a number of significant creative jazz releases in the 1970s and 1980s.

Abdul Wadud (born April 30, 1947, as Ron (Ronald) DeVaughn in Cleveland, Ohio), is an American cellist known for his work in jazz and classical settings. Jazz musician and fellow composer Tomeka Reid hailed Abdul Wadud’s “Camille” in a 2020 feature in the New York Times on music that one could play to make friends fall in love with the cello.

AMN Picks of the Week: Schulze / Landsraad / Ferreira, Formanek, Smith & Berne / Sarattma

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.

Klaus Schulze – Deus Arrakis (2022)
Landsraad – The Golden Path (2021)
Landsraad – Fate; The Inevitability Thereof (2022)
Ferreira / Formanek / Smith / Berne – Decay (2015)
Sarattma – Inner Spaces (2017)

Other Minds Podcast: Dominic Murcott

Source: Other Minds.

Dominic Murcott is a composer, percussionist, curator, and educator based in London. His background as a percussionist and performing in bands has had a deep influence on both his creative work and his research. We talk about his longtime interest in the music of Conlon Nancarrow and his solo percussion arrangement of Nancarrow’s Piece for Tape. We also discuss his monumental percussion work The Harmonic Canon, written for a half-ton custom-made bell designed by sculptor Marcus Vergette using Finite Element Analysis, a type of structural analysis that determines the vibration patterns of the bell.

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies 2022-2023 Season

Source: Broadway World. Highlights include:

Thursday, September 22 | The Music of Dave Holland
7:30 p.m., Brown Hall
Master bassist Dave Holland performs with NEC jazz students.

Thursday, October 20 | NEC Jazz Orchestra presents Crossing the Boundaries: CMA50
7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall
Ken Schaphorst directs the NEC Jazz Orchestra in repertoire ranging from his own film noir interpretations to music inspired by diverse global and improvisational traditions, featuring Don Byron on clarinet. The program will include a tribute to NEC’s own George Russell along with arrangements and compositions by Anthony Braxton, Melba Liston, Randy Weston and others.

Thursday, November 3 | Michael Mayo Residency Concert
7:30 p.m., Williams Hall
NEC alum Michael Mayo will share his unique approach to solo performance featuring live vocal looping, along with NEC vocalists and instrumentalists.

Thursday, December 8 | NEC Jazz Orchestra presents If You Could See Me Now: Music for Voice
7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall
This concert will feature music composed and arranged for voice and jazz orchestra, from traditional jazz to more contemporary styles. Selections will include music by Cab Calloway, Tadd Dameron, Gil Evans, John Hollenbeck, Maria Schneider and Billy Strayhorn.

Thursday, March 2 | NEC Jazz Orchestra presents Jazz and the Struggle for Freedom and Equality
7:30 p.m., Jordan Hall
The NEC Jazz Orchestra will perform landmark compositions and arrangements created to combat racism and bigotry. Selections will include Charles Mingus’s “Haitian Fight Song” and selections from Duke Ellington’s “Black, Brown and Beige.” NEC alum Omar Thomas will conduct his own composition, “We Will Know: an LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements.”

InGardens 2022 Schedule 

Source: ARTS FOR ART.

At First Street Green Culture Park | 33 East 1st Street on September 11, 12 & September 25, 26 and at Children’s Magical Garden | 129 Stanton St near Essex Street on September 18,19 & October 2, 3

Monday, September 5 at @ Children’s Magical Garden
Noon: MiM Children’s music workshop led by Cooper-Moore
1:30pm Sam Newsome Trio
Sam Newsome – soprano sax / Laura Cocks – flute / Daniel Carter – woodwinds
2:30pm TA Thompson Sonic Matters
Ken Filiano – bass / Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon / TA Thompson – drums
3:30pm Poet TBA
4:00pm Andrew Lamb Trio

Saturday, September 10 @ First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm Fay Victor – voice, composition / Liany Mateo – bass / Lesley Mok – drums
2:30pm Melanie Dyer – viola / Mara Rosenbloom – keyboard / Kyoko Kitamurra – voice
3:30pm Miriam Parker – dance / Luke Stewart – bass
4:00pm Mara Rosenbloom – piano / Anais Maviel – voice, percussion / Sean Conly – bass

Sunday, September 11 @ First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm Irreversible Entanglements Quartet
Keir Neuringer – alto sax / Luke Stewart – bass / Aquiles Navarro – trumpet / Tcheser Holmes – drums
2:30pm Jason Kao Hwang Trio
Jason Kao Hwang – violin / Max Johnson – bass / Andrew Drury – drums
3:30pm Ellen Christi / William Parker / Jackson Krall
Ellen Christi – voice / William Parker – strings / Jackson Krall – water phone, drums
4:30pm Dave Sewelson / Bobby Kapp / William Parker
Dave Sewelson – baritone sax / Bobby Kapp – drums / William Parker – bass

Saturday, September 17 @ Children’s Magical Garden
1:30pm Steve Swell – trombone / Kirk Knuffke – cornet / TA Thompson – drums
2:30pm jaimie branch group
3:30pm The Larry Roland Urban Project
Larry Roland- poetry, bass / Kiyoko Layne – keyboard / Waldron Ricks – trumpet / TA Thompson – drums
4:00pm Whit Dickey / Rob Brown
Whit Dickey – drums / Rob Brown – alto sax

Sunday, September 18 @ Children’s Magical Garden
1:30pm Chris Williams – trumpet / Luke Stewart – bass / Cinque Kemp – drums
2:30pm Daro Behroozi / Éléonore Weill / Martin Shamoonpour
Daro Behroozi – flutes, woodwinds, percussion / Éléonore Weill – flutes, voice / Martin Shamoonpour – flutes, percussion
3:30pm Anne Waldman Poet
4:00pm William Hooker Trio
Sarah Manning – alto sax / Jair-Rohm Wells – bass / William Hooker – drums

Saturday, September 24 @ First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm Juan Pablo Carlett – drums / Rob Brown – alto sax
2:30pm Company Lopez : Quintet
Brandon Lopez – bass
3:30pm Patrick Holmes – clarinet / Sarah Sandaval – dance
4:00pm James Brandon Lewis Trio

Sunday, September 25 First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm Aakash Mittal Trio
Aakash Mittal – sax, clarinet / Jasmine Wilson – vocals, spoken word / Lesley Mok – percussion, drum set
2:30pm William Parker & Hamid Drake DUO
William Parker – gimbre, percussion, double reeds / Hamid Drake – frame & drumset, vocals
3:30pm Julia Wilkins
4:00pm Michael Wimberly Trio
Alexis Marcelo – keyboards / Adam Lane – bass / Michael Wimberly – drums

Saturday, October 1 @ Children’s Magical Garden
1:30pm Devin Brahja Waldman Trio

2:30pm Triosphere

Reggie Nicholson – drums, percussion / Don Chapman – tenor sax / On Ka’a Davis – guitar
3:30pm Yuko Otomo – Poet
4:00pm Nick Lyons Trio
Nick Lyons – alto sax / Pete Swanson – bass / John Wagner – drums

Sunday, October 2 @ Children’s Magical Garden
1:30pm Navarro / Holmes
Aquiles Navarro – trumpet / Tchesser Holmes – drums
2:30pm Freedom First: Keith LaMar, Albert Marquès, William Parker
3:30pm Lisa Sokolov – voice
4:00pm Dan Kurfirst Trio

Saturday, October 8 @ First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm KB & Trio Band
Karen Borca – bassoon / Hilliard Greene – bass / Jackson Krall – drums
2:30pm Knife & Rose
Patricia Nicholson – poetry, dance / Ellen Christi – voice / Jean Carla – voice / TA Thompson – drums
3:30pm Djassi / Shayna Dulberger – bass
4:00pm Ava Mendoza & Mike Baggeetta Guitar Duo
Ava Mendoza – guitar / Mike Baggeetta – guitar

Sunday, October 9 First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm Mixashawn Solo
2:30pm Che Chen / Daniel Carter / Chris Williams
Che Chen – percussion, homemade instruments / Daniel Carter – reeds, flute, trumpet / Chris Williams – trumpet
3:30pm Sokolov-Gonzalez / Rosenbloom
Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez voice Mara Rosenbloom keyboard
4:00pm AfroHORN Sonic Explorations
Francisco Mora Catlett – drums / Sam Newsome – soprano sax & sonic diversity / Roman Diaz – percussion

Monday, October 10 First Street Green Art Park
1:30pm Ayumi Ashito – sax / Daniel Carter – reeds / Demian Richardson – trumpet
2:30pm Darius Jones / William Parker / Scott Clark
Darius Jones – alto sax / William Parker – bass / Scott Clark – drums
3:30pm Poet TBA
4:00pm Avram Fefer’s Trio of Freedom
Avram Fefer – sax / Michael Bisio – bass / TA Thompson – drums

Vital Weekly Reviews 1347

Source: Vital Weekly.

RICHARD YOUNGS – NEW EMPTINESS (CD by Fourth Dimension) *
BUDHADITYA CHATTOPADHYAY – WITHERING FIELD (CD by Cronica Electronica) *
HAARVÖL – THE UNCANNY ORGANISATION OF TIMELESS TIME (CD by Cronica Electronica) *
YANA – FOU (CD by Aussaat) *
PAUL HESSION & MICHAEL BARDON & CHRISTOPHE DE BEZENAC – JAKTAR (CD by Discus Music) *
TRAVIS LAPLANTE – WILD TAPESTRY (CD by Out Of Your Head Records)
KL4NG – LIVE A VENISE (CD on Lab’ut) *
ALEX ZETHSON – RESIDY (CD by Thanathosis Produktion) *
MAGNUS GRANBERG – NIGHT WILL FADE AND FALL APART (2CD by Thanathosis Produktion) *
TACTICAL MAYBE (CD by Barefoot Records) *
LUNAR ABYSS DEUS ORGANUM – AGDY (CD by Zhelezobeton) *
BU.D.D.A. – DIESE ANMUT VON TROPHÄEN (CD by Zhelezobeton) *
PETROGRAD DRONE GATHERING/MOSCOW NOISE MANUFACTORY POLUDRЁMA 26​.​11​.​2021 (cassette by Zhelezobeton) *
FRANK GRATKOWSKI & REINHOLD FRIEDL – MOON (CD by Bocian Records) *
ANDRZEIJ KARALOW & JERZY PRZEZDZIECKI – IDEAL LIMIT (cassette by Bocian Records)
DOC WÖR MIRRAN – LA PASTORELLA (CDR by Marginal Talent) *
ACIDETHER & DOC WÖR MIRRAN – DADA DEPRESSION (CDR by Marginal Talent) *
JAVIER HERNANDO & ANGEL LALINDE – VACUOLA (CDR by Wet Dreams Records) *
NILS QUAK – ICHI-GO ICHI-E (cassette by Eliane Tapes) *
CALINECZKA – ADWOS (cassette by Eliane Tapes) *
BRUNO DUPLANT – ÉTATS INTERMÉDIAIRES (cassette by Eliane Tapes) *
CRISTIAN USAI – I CAN SEE MY PAIN (cassette by Matching Head)
THOM ELLIOTT – HUMAN HEART WORM (cassette by Tribe Tapes) *