Arts for Art Early 2023 NY Shows

Source: Arts for Art.


AFA is excited to present a series of Winter Concerts that celebrate our multidisciplinary approach to Multicultural Creative Improvised Arts. We are bringing these events to different locations in NYC to make sure that these great offerings will be accessible in more neighborhoods around the city.

Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8, 2023
Formerly Studio Rivbea / Currently Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street, NYC – just east of Lafayette St.
Featuring: William Parker / Gio Cortez / James Brandon Lewis
Amina Claudine Myers / Onyx Collective / Karen Borca Cooper-Moore / Darius Jones / Dave Burrell / Joe McPhee
Melanie Dyer / Ahmed Abdullah / Monique Ngozi Nri / Bob Holman

Multimedia Art Show & Multidiscipline Performances
January 21-February 19
At Five Myles in Crown Heights
558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY
Performances by Fred Moten / Rob Brown / Whit Dickey
Miriam Parker / Sam Newsome and more


Marshall Allen & SunRA Arkestra NYC All-Stars
Fundraiser at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. NYC
Friday February 3, 2023


Brandon Lopez Residency at SHIFT GALLERY
Fridays February 10 & 17 & 24, 2023
At SHIFT, 411 Kent Street in Williamsburg

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Patricia Brennan – More Touch (Pyroclastic, 2022)

Mark Guiliana – the sound of listening (Edition Records, 2022)

Hugjiltu 胡格吉乐图 – Cycle 循环 (Dusty Ballz, 2022)

Eve Risser Red Desert Orchestra – Eurythmia (Clean Feed, 2022)

Christoph Erb, Magda Mayas & Gerry Hemingway Trio – Bathing Music (Veto, 2022)

Biliana Voutchkova: DUOS2022

Ken Vandermark/Matthias Muche/Thomas Lehn/Martin Blume – Soundbridges (Jazzwerkstatt, 2022)

Coming to Detroit

Source: Trinosophes.

Saturday, December 10
Two Rooms presents the album release show for Conjure by Balance
with special guest Kaleigh Wilder/Nova Zaii Duo
Doors 7:30 pm | $10

Two Rooms Records is excited to announce our ninth release, Conjure, by Balance. Pre-orders are available now at, with physical copies dropping on Friday, December 9th. To celebrate the record’s release, Balance will perform at Trinosophes this Saturday, joined by special guest Kaleigh Wilder/Nova Zaii Duo.

Conjure is the second album from the duo of composer/musicians Michael Malis and Marcus Elliot, two rising stars of Detroit creative music. As sidemen, both musicians have worked with numerous elders of the music, including Doug Hammond, William Hooker, James Carter, Marcus Belgrave and Jaribu Shahid. As the latest document of their own work, the recording aptly displays both artists’ contemporary point of view, mixing reverence for their forebears with big ears that allow for all kinds of influences to seep into the music. We’re sure the duo is well-primed for an excellent performance, plus kicking off the show is another pairing of creative Detroit musicians with rising profiles: baritone saxophonist Kaleigh Wilder and percussionist/electronic artist Nova Zaii. A perfect convergence of Detroit talent to close out 2022.

Sunday December 11
with special guest Kathy Leisen
Doors 7:30 pm | $10

This is the debut performance by Rowe/Schug, an instrumental group that mixes the atmosphere of classic ECM recordings with a variety of hard-bop and modal jazz themes. Co-organized by drummer J Rowe and bassist Jordan Schug, the group performs material written by both leaders.

A veteran of many interesting Detroit projects like Lyrans, Westerberg-Rowe, and His Name is Alive, J Rowe is often found working at an intersection between rock and art music. Cellist and double-bassist Jordan Schug similarly straddles the worlds of concert music and improvised music, working with artists like Laith Al-Saadi, Jon Hendricks, Andrew Bishop and James Carter. Rounding out the ensemble are Ian Haubert (electric piano), Ben Green (trumpet) and Alex Colista (saxophone). Starting the night off is the always excellent songwriting and musicality of Kathy Leisen, in a solo set.

The Friday Experiment Continues on December 16

(an evening of continuous soundscapes)

Friday, December 16, 2022
Doors 7:00pm, Music 7:30pm
$5 suggested donation

The Divine Theatre @
Gateway City Arts
92 Race Street
Holyoke, Ma

Starting at 7:30, Experience the relaxation and emotional elevation of a 3.5 hour seemless durational soundscape created by:

Set 1: Abdul Sherzai (MA)

Set 2: Craig Chin / Irman Peck (NY, PA)
Craig Chin – electric guitar, electronics; Irman Peck – cello, electronics

Set 3: Craig Douglas (MA)
vocals, electronics

Set 4: Bonnie Kane: Transcendent Winds (MA)
5 amplifier flute

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night Coming to Various Cities Throughout December

Source: Unsilent Night.

Phil Kline’s outdoor holiday classic UNSILENT NIGHT — the original winter soundwalk — celebrates its 30th anniversary in NYC on Sunday, December 18 at 6pm while more than 40 cities around the world, from Northern California to the South of France, present Unsilent Night throughout December

Kline’s luminous 45-minute 4-track soundscape is performed by the public on boomboxes and amplified phones carried through city streets and parks

The magic begins when the crowd hits PLAY, collectively launching streams of shimmering electronic bell-tones
into the night, as the “orchestra” sets off joyously on foot (or bicycles, as done in San Marcos)

First-timers this year include: Claremont, NH • Providence, RI • San Jose, CA • The Bronx, NY plus 3 towns in France’s Loire Valley


Tome to the Weather Machine Reviews

Source: Tome to the Weather Machine.






DUST ARCHIVE – “A​.​D. 2022 – SP#099 | CLANG WAD 1”








December 3, 2022
Mike Pride Trio, Prospect Series
Tim Berne Mike Pride Aliya Ultan

December 3, 2022
Alexis Marcelo Solo, Prospect Series
Alexis Marcelo

December 2, 2022
Kevin Murray Solo, Record Shop
Kevin Murray

December 2, 2022
Zosha Warpeha & Carlo Costa, Record Shop
Carlo Costa Zosha Warpeha

December 2, 2022
Tony Malaby, Caleb Duval, James Paul Nadien, Record Shop
Caleb Duval Tony Malaby James Paul Nadien

December 1, 2022
Tim Berne, Ches Smith, Gregg Belisle-Chi, Lowlands
Gregg Belisle-Chi Tim Berne Ches Smith

November 28, 2022
Luke Stewart, Aquiles Navarro, Ryder Seigal, Record Shop
Aquiles Navarro Ryder Seigle Luke Stewart

November 28, 2022
Aliya Ultan, Teté Leguía, Kevin Murray, Record Shop
Teté Leguía Kevin Murray Aliya Ultan

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

Christoph Dahlberg – Blackforms

Richard Pinhas/ Merzbow – Coda

Death Loop Faction – Max Carnage

Opus Magorum – Opus Magorum

RJ Myato – Doubtless Empty

Ingar Zach – Musica Liquida

Mattie Barbier – Threads

Arkheth – Clarity Came With A Cool Summer’s Breeze

Colossloth – Promethean Meat

Maschinenzimmer 412 – Macht Durch Stimme

Jesper Nordin – Vicinities

Josh Sinton on Tour

Source: Josh Sinton.

Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. at Academy Record Annex, 85 Oak St., Brooklyn. Album release show for 4 freedoms with Predicate Quartet. Tickets $10. For information visit

Friday, December 9, 9 p.m. at The Red Room, 425 East 31st St., Baltimore. Points Along the Vector with Dave Ballou. Solo sets by Sinton and Ballou plus a third duo set. For information visit

Saturday, December 10, 7 p.m. in Cary, NC. Daniel Levin’s Sanctuary Series. Solo sets by Sinton, Daniel Levin and Scott Clark. Suggested donation. To RSVP, message 646-483-8372.

Sunday, December 11, 8 p.m. at Artspace, 2833-A Hathway Road, Richmond, VA. Solo set and trio with Adam Hopkins and Scott Clark. Suggested donation $10. For information visit Josh Sinton Solo + Adam Hopkins/Scott Clark @ Artspace — Artspace (

Monday, December 12, 7 p.m. at Out Series at the Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Solo set by Sinton and duo with bassist Matt Nelson. Suggested donation. For information visit

Tuesday, December 13, 7 p.m. at Music Night at Athica, 675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200, Athens, GA. Solo sets by Sinton and guitarist Shane Parish plus a third duo set featuring both artists. Free, donations welcome. For information visit

Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m. Tough Pill #17 at The Government Center, 519 E. Ohio St., Pittsburgh, PA. Solo and with mixed groups of Pittsburgh performers. Suggested donation $10. For information visit

Friday, December 16, 7 p.m. at Backspace Gallery, Inside Bonne Féte, 112 W 6th Street, Bloomington, IN. Solo set followed by performance with trumpeter Kyle Quass and the Ortet. Suggested donation $10. For information visit

Saturday, December 17, 6 p.m. at Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven, 7621 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO. Trio with Drew Williams, Seth A Davis. Suggested donation. For information visit (1) Josh Sinton/Drew Williams/Seth A Davis/Krista Kopper/Evan Verploegh | Facebook.

Sunday, December 18, 9 p.m. at The Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL. Duo with Jeb Bishop. Tickets $10. For information visit