This Week in New York 


Mirror Vision Ensemble performs four world premieres by the winners of MVE’s Young Composers Competition, as well as MVE commission A Visit with Emily by Tom Cipullo set to poetry by Emily Dickinson and her correspondence with T.W. Higginson.
Monday, January 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students
Sheen Center, Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ka Baird (aka Sapropelic Pycnic) will explore piano improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and electronic manipulation of the flute to present Sapropelicisms, featuring Marcia Bassett on Buchla Easel and sound reactive projections from Camilla Padgitt-Coles.
Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

International Contemporary Ensemble is joined by composer Ashley Fure in an exploration of two of her works–Therefore, I Was for cello, piano and percussion, and Shiver Lung Two.
Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library Branch, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

On January 20th, 2017, all-star musicians from throughout the experimental and jazz communities of NYC will come together for a marathon fundraiser concert/dance party. There will be performances by Phyllis Chen & Friends, Jordan Dodson, ETHEL, Flor de Toloache – Mariachi Femenino, Flutronix, Gemini, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), JACK Quartet, Darius Jones, loadbang, So Percussion, and Adam Tendler.
Friday, January 20 at 7:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

Late Night at National Sawdust is a collaboration between Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music on a quarterly concert series airing live on Relevant Tones, the world’s only weekly syndicated contemporary music radio program. The evening also features a pre-broadcast open reading session in which Open G musicians will read through works received through a call for scores. They received more than 600 scores from composers around the world and four of them will be chosen to be read live and up to two may be featured on the next broadcast.
Friday, January 20 at 10:00 PM
Tickets $20-$29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Spend a day composing music from scratch, collaborating with musicians, composers, computer programmers, and hackers of all sorts. In the evening perform what we came up with for each other. Talks at noon and guided workshops in the afternoon.
Saturday, January 21 at 12:00 PM
Spotify, 45 West 18th Street, New York, NY

Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. This program features composers from the Yale School of Music: Martin Bresnick, Michael Gilbertson, Balint Karosi, and Aaron Jay Kernis.
Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $19-$29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

The program, curated by composer-conductor Sung Jin Hong, will include works by black female composers including Margaret Bonds and Valerie Capers, composers inspired by Middle Eastern culture (including the female Turkish poet Bejan Matur), and 4 world premieres addressing the spirit of our times — Michelle Obama: Shaken me to my core and Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator.
Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY

David Murray in DC Next Weekend

English: David Murray playing at Cully Jazz Fe...

Source: Transparent Productions.

TransP’s 21st season opening performance!!!
SATURDAY Jan. 21st
David Murray Solo
@RODA (formally SANGHA*)
7014 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
9PM $20 door only, cash only

David Murray
tenor/bass clarinet

In 1980, multi-reed instrumentalist David Murray recorded and released two now-rare solo reed recordings on the Cecma record label. Recorded May 1980 in Nyon Switzerland, it featured mostly Murray original compositions and improvisations, as well as reinterpretations of a Monk composition, and the classic “Body and Soul”.

On January 21st, Transparent Productions presents a very special 37th-year anniversary of Murray’s historic 1980 solo recordings, with this special performance of old & new solo interpretations.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 99 – Liberty Ellman 

Source: 5049 Records.

Born in New York and raised in San Francisco, Liberty Ellman is a wonderful guitarist who has been making a name for himself in contemporary jazz circles for the past twenty years. He has worked closely with an array of modern luminaries including Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer, Butch Morris and Tyshawn Sorey. In 2015 he released a new trio recording, his first nine years. For this talk Liberty takes me through his upbringing in a musical home, collaboration, working as a guitarist and much more.  A good talk with a good guy. Liberty Ellman

All About Jazz Reviews

Evan Parker, saxophonist, picture taken in Jaz...

Source: All About Jazz.

Noah Preminger
Meditations on Freedom (Self Produced)

Steve Swell – Gebhard Ullmann – Fred Lonberg-Holm – Michael Zerang
The Chicago Plan (Clean Feed Records)

Club D’Elf
Live at Club Helsinki (Face Pelt Records)

Shane Parish
Undertaker Please Drive Slow (Tzadik)

Brian Eno
Reflection (Warp)

São Paulo Underground
Cantos Invisíveis (Cuneiform Records)

Onno Govaert / Marcelo Dos Reis / Luís Vicente / Kristján Martinsson
In Layers (FMR Records)

Evan Parker / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband
As The Wind (Psi)

James Brandon Lewis Trio
No Filter (Bns Records)

Classical Music in NYC This Week 

Source New York Times.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Jan. 19, 6 p.m.). In a free, interactive presentation featuring conversation with the audience, ICE will perform two works by Ashley Fure, one of the most imaginative and thoughtful young composers around. On the bill for the performance are “Therefore, I Was,” for piano, cello and percussion, and the full version of a new solo percussion piece, “Shiver Lung 2.”

SERIAL COPLAND at Le Poisson Rouge (Jan. 19, 7 p.m.). If Copland appears on concert programs at all, it’s the more lyrical Copland of the ballets and symphonies. Not here. The JACK Quartet and the pianist Adam Tendler devote an evening to Copland’s atonality, through the Piano Variations of 1930, the Piano Quartet of 1950 and the Piano Fantasy of 1955-57.

AMN Picks of the Week: Mantra Percussion & Michael Gordon / Sam Genovese / Sista Maj / Ellis Cage / John Zorn

English: John Zorn Français : John Zorn

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.

Mantra Percussion / Michael Gordon – Timber Remixed (2016)
Sam Genovese – Hive Crush (2016)
Sista Maj – Series of Nested Universes (2016)
Ellis Cage – Vinculum (2017)
John Zorn – The Mockingbird (2016)

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 02/2017

Steve Swallow

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Desire and Freedom: Rodrigo Amado, Ts/ Miguel Mira, Cello/ Gabriel Fernandini, Dr

Motif: Eivind Lønning Trumpet | Atle Nymo Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet | Michael Thieke Clarinet | Håvard Wiik Piano | Håkon Mjåset Johansen Drums | Ole Morten Vågan Double Bass

Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder: Sam Pluta Live Electronics, Signal Processing | Aaron Larson Tevis Trumpet | Bryan Qu Saxophone | Mette Rasmussen Saxophone | Jeremy Corren Piano | Zack Clarke Synthesizer | Lester St. Louis Cello | Henry Fraser Bass | Dre Hocevar Drums, Interaction

Search & Reflect: John Stevens’ Spontaneous Music Orchestra

Bremen & Stuttgart 1961: Gimmy Giuffre, Cl/ Paul Bley, P/ Steve Swallow, B

Q Sessions: David Haney, P/ David Bajda, G/ Jorge Hernaez, B

Maha Samadhi: Paul Dunmall Brass Project

Drip Audio
Tell Tale: Film in Music

Uninhabit: Fond of Tigers

Tomo Jacobson
Moonbow: Danielle Dahl (No) – Sax, Mads Egetoft (Dk) – Sax, Maciek Kadziela (Pl) – Sax, Lucas Leidinger (DE) – Piano, Anton Jansson (Se) – Guitar, Tomo Jacobson (Pl) – Double Bass, Kresten Osgood (Dk) – Drums

Jeff Platz
Low Light Filter: Jeff Platz, G/ Dmitry Ishenko, B/ Dalius Naujokaitis, Dr