Newsbits: So Percussion / Darcy James Argue / Cooper-Moore / William Hooker / Vincent Chaney

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The New York Times reviews a So Percussion performance of pieces by Dessner, Xenakis, and others.

Darcy James Argue‘s Real Enemies has a release date of September 30.

Jazz Right Now has been busy profiling artists including Cooper-Moore, William Hooker, and Vincent Chaney.

ATTN:Magazine Reviews

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Source: ATTN:Magazine.

Eluvium – False Readings on
Three Free Radicals – Diary of a Left-handed Sleepwalker
Makemake – From the Earth to the Moon
Arturas Bumšteinas – Organ Safari Lituanica
Alan Courtis – Crystal Faisa

A Closer Listen Reviews

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Enrico Coniglio ~ Bragos series: Astrùra / Solèra
Asuna ~ Tide Ripples
Kuba Kapsa Ensemble ~ Vantdraught 4
Ricardo Donoso ~ Quintessence
Francesco Giannico & Guilio Aldinucci ~ Agoraphonia

RIP Dominic Duval

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Source: GoFundMe. A benefit crowdsourcing account has been set up for his family.

In life, there are ‘Hellos’ and ‘GoodByes’. Unfortunately, we are writing to you here today to inform you that it has come time to say goodbye to our loved one, Dominic Drwal aka Dominic Duval Senior.

As some of you may know, Dominic has been battling a rare case of lymphoma known as Mycosis Fungoides for some years now. After only receiving a few rounds of chemotherapy (which he was unable to continue consistently due to other health issues which had him in and out of the hospital for months prior) the disease has finally taken one more turn for the worse.

Chicago Scene: July 23-28, 2016

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Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

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

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

8:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($12-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Astral Spirits in Chicago
Tim Stine Trio with Anton Hatwich, Charles Rumback
Ben Bennett
Nick Mazzarella, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra
Tashi Dorji, Thom Nguyen, Tyler Damon

Sunday, July 24th 2016

8:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($12-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Astral Spirits in Chicago
Julian Kirshner, Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker
Chatoyant : Crazy Jim Baljo, Matt Smith, Joel Peterson, Marko Novachchoff
Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Tyler Damon
Hearts and Minds : Paul Giallorenzo, Chad Taylor, Jason Stein

Monday, July 25th 2016

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Dave Bryant, Marc Riordan, Jason Roebke

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

9:30PM at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 (Free)
David Boykin Expanse

Thursday, July 28th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Tres Hongos : Jacob Wick, Marc Riordan, Frank Rosaly
Daniel Levin Quartet with Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams

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Upcoming Mikroton Recordings Releases

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Ilia Belorukov & Kurt Liedwart – Sufka

Ilia Belorukov and Kurt Liedwart work together since 2009, they used to combine exquisite and fragile saxophone playing with sine waves, field recordings and quiet noises, sometimes Kurt Liedwart dropped his instruments, electronics and laptop, in favor of working with objects and space. “Sufka” is the last installment in the series of releases on Mikroton Digital. It was recorded during the duo’s tour in Lisbon in “Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa” in very special circumstances.

Miguel A. García & Sebastien Branche – Pscipilnitsa

Electronic musician Miguel A. Garcia already appeared on our label two years ago on Uropygi. Now we’ve got two pieces recorded in Warsaw and Madrid with his collaborator and saxophonist Sebastien Branche. Both unexceptionally fit each other’s unpredictable movements and they knit a sound fabric full of unpredictable turns and jumps of dynamic, pitches and timbres.

Brinstaar & Kurt Liedwart – Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks is the first collaboration by Brinstaar and Kurt Liedwart. The pair have never worked before playing this live concert in Center Mars in Moscow in February 2016. They chose to work texturally and sonorically independently from each other letting the improvisation to unfold naturally and maintaining coherence and connection of open and free sound materials.

Sergey Kostyrko & Kurt Liedwart – Wellenfelder

Kurt Liedwart and Sergey Kostyrko duo was started in 2015 as a project focused on improvised and noise music. Using different analogue synthesizers and electronics, they make music of an abstract nature, where atmospheric textures, multilayered fields of sounds, waves and drones intertwine with controlled noise, field recordings and minimal sequenced rhythms. Following their debut split album released in 2015 which received positive reviews from The Sound Projector and Vital Weekly, Mikroton Digital is proud to present a new album Wellenfelder.
Wellefelder goes on with exploration of their instruments creating five tracks of haunted beauty, jittered rhythms and abstract landscapes.

A Vivacious Celebration of Steve Reich in New York 

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American composer Steve Reich performing clapp...

Source: The New York Times.

Steve Reich turns 80 on Oct. 3, and the party has already started.

Over the last week, he was celebrated by the Lincoln Center Festival in a series called Reich/Reverberations, comprising three concerts that included outstanding performances of two 1970s masterpieces, “Drumming” and “Music for 18 Musicians.”

And if more than three decades of centrality to New York’s culture was not evidence enough that Mr. Reich occupies a position unique among composers, both cultish and canonical, there’s plenty of chance to engage with his work in the coming months. Symphony Space, the Miller Theater and Carnegie Hall, where he will hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair next season, will all present retrospectives.