James Ilgenfritz in New York, DC, and Pittsburgh this Week

Sandbox Percussion // James Ilgenfritz
February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Church of the Advent Hope – 111 E 87th Street
between Park & Lexington – New York, NY 10128
7PM James Ilgenfritz
Slow String Blues – John King (2017)
Mind – Anthony Donofrio (2107)
Aging No.3 – Lucie Vitkova (2016)
Hexentexte – James Moore (2106)
8PM Sandbox Percussion
Music by Andy Akiho, Victor Caches, Elliot Cole, Jonny Allen, Viet Cuong, Steve Reich
TALK BACK Q & A after the concert
Free Admission (suggested donation: $20 | $10 students & seniors)
Nicholas Zork and Pauline Kim Harris, Co-curators

Ilgenfritz – Lee – Chase Trio in Washington DC and Pittsburgh
James Ilgenfritz – bass
Brian Chaise – drums
Robbie Lee – baroque flutes, recorders

Wednesday February 21, 8pm:
Ilgenfritz / Lee / Chase at Rhizome
6950 Maple St NW, Washington DC 20012
with Ami Yamasaki, Nagual, Du.0

Thursday February 22, 7:30pm:
Alia Musica Presents Ilgenfritz – Lee – Chase
The Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Parking at 505 Jacksonia Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212


A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

Atrium Carceri, Cities Last Broadcast, God Body Disconnect ~ Miles to Midnight

Klangriket & Sjors Mans ~ The Amsterdam Sessions

Spindle Ensemble ~ BEA

Michel Banabila ~ Just Above the Surface

Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969-2018

Setola di Maiale Releases

Source: Setola di Maiale.

Desidero Vedere, Sento
Massimo DE Mattia / Giorgio Pacorig / Giovanni Maier / Stefano Giust

Wasteland (Rosa Parlato, Paulo Chagas, Philippe Lenglet, Steve Gibbs)

Dolenti Delitti Dolosi Dalle Dilette Doline
Giancarlo Schiaffini / Giorgio Pacorig

Marco Ferrazza

Bag of Screams
Peal (Paul Rogers, Emil Gross)

It Doesn’t Work in a Car
Antonino Siringo-yek Nur / Guy-frank Pellerin

AMN Reviews: Jelena Glazova – The Malady of Death (2018; Pan y Rosas)

Latvia’s Jelena Glazova is a sound artist working in the musique concrete field. The Malady of Death, a two-track release, was made by processing her own voice. She views her techniques as a way of providing vocal expression without relying on actual speech. Remarkably, there is little on the album that suggests voice as the source material. Instead, Glazova manipulates her recordings to the point where they take on drone-like or percussive characteristics. Sparse waves of distortion overlap to create constructive interference in the form of beats. These oscillations combine in pairs or triads.  The elements mainly explore the lower-registers, often hovering in a frequency range that is easy to overlook. At times, these sounds resemble adverse weather patterns (e.g., thunder and lightning) or extra-planetary noises, which are in line with the overall emotional tone of the album. Toward the end of the second track, Mechanical Breathing, Glazova ramps up the intensity into roiling walls of rapidly vibrating distortion that climax with a windblown hellscape.


Eraldo Bernocchi, FM Einheit and Jo Quail Interviewed About “Rosebud”

Source: Joel Gausten.com.

As previously discussed on this site, London’s RareNoiseRecords has been responsible for releasing some of the most adventurous music of the past decade. One of the label’s most recent titles (and easily one of the most exhilarating albums of 2017), Rosebud, finds guitarist and RareNoise co-founder Eraldo Bernocchi joining forces with cellist Jo Quail and groundbreaking experimental percussionist FM Einheit.

Acquaintances since the ’80s, Bernocchi and Einheit first collaborated on music together on the Black Engine project with the Italian group Zu. Quail first came to the guitarist’s attention when he saw her perform on stage with Sol Invictus at a festival. In November 2016, the three artists gathered in London to create the six-song Rosebud.

Chicago Scene: February 17-24, 2018

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, February 17th 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Seth Boustead’s Cosmic Milk

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl
Marcus Schmickler, Thomas Lehn

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18-$15)
Atomic : Fredrik Ljungkvist, Magnus Broo, Håvard Wiik, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Hans Hulbækmo

Sunday, February 18th 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
William Jason Raynovich

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Casper Townkeepers, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Paul Giallorenzo

Monday, February 19th 2018

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

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free with museum admission) (wheelchair-accessible)
2018 Frequency Festival
Martin Arnold with Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Joe Suihkonen, Jakob Heinemann, Julian Kirshner
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, $35 festival pass)
2018 Frequency Festival
Hamid Drake Solo
beyond this point — music by Juri Seo, Alexandre Lunsqui, Seung-Won Oh

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

6:00PM in Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($10-$5)
2018 Frequency Festival
Quatuor Bozzini — music by Martin Arnold, Cassandra Miller, Linda Catlin Smith

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Robert Muczynski and Calumet Chamber Musicians

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Hearts & Minds : Jason Stein, Paul Giallorenzo, Chad Taylor

Friday, February 23rd 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Marie Alatalo
Garrett Mendelow

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, $35 festival pass)
2018 Frequency Festival
Wet Ink Ensemble : Erin Lesser, Alex Mincek, Ian Antonio, Eric Wubbels, Josh Modney, Kate Soper, Sam Pluta — music by Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta

Saturday, February 24th 2018

7:30PM at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division, 773.278.1500 ($10-$5)
New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest
Amos Gillespie Quartet with Gaudete Brass Quintet

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
2018 Frequency Festival
International Contemporary Ensemble — music by Sabrina Schroeder, Zosha Di Castri, Ann Cleare

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/