Andrew Liles Releases 42 Hour Long Album

Source: The Quietus.

Maverick musician and member of both Nurse With Wound and Current 93, Andrew Liles, is celebrating his immanent 50th birthday by releasing Colossus – a collection of 50 tracks, all of which are 50 minutes long.

The first part made up of 25 tracks, Colossus (Part One), which you can listen to above, contains over 20 hours worth of music. The second, Colossus (Part Two), will be released on his actual 50th birthday, 11 March 2019.


Jessica Cottis Interview

Source: Nonclassical.

Watch the brilliant Jessica Cottis talk about her upcoming gig at Rise of the Machines #2 on 18 March at Village Underground in our Nonclassical video interview. The conductor tells us about what she’s most looking forward to, how she’s prepared for the performance and gives us an outlook on the future of technology and classical music.

Jessica Cottis is an Australian-British conductor based in South London. She made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, returning in summer 2017 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently working with the LA Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House and will conduct the London Sinfonietta at the upcoming reopening of London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in April 2018.

Frederic Rzewski at the Miller Theatre, April 19

Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Frederic Rzewski
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Though American composer Frederic Rzewski is best known for his powerfully moving scores responding to social and political uprisings around the world, one of his earliest pieces was of a more familiar variety—a string quartet, composed when he was just 17 years old. Now approaching 80, Rzewski is still composing. For his second appearance on the Composer Portraits series, Miller highlights this very early work, followed by the world premiere of Rzewski’s latest string quartet, co-commissioned for the occasion.

Frederic Rzewski composer
Del Sol String Quartet

Words for string quartet (2018) world premiere, Miller Theatre and Del Sol Performing Arts co-commission
String Quartet (1955)

AngelicA 28 Festival Internazionale di Musica


The Angelica Festival is celebrating its 28th year with AngelicA 28 Festival Internazionale di Musica in Bologna, Modena (Italy)

May 3>5 + 9 + 13 + 16>19 + 24>27 2018


The festival lineup currently includes:
Skadedyr CULTUREN ,
Alvin Curran A BANDA LARGA sinfonia di strada,
Dharma, HIS HUBRIS, SA ,
TRIO Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin & John Butcher,
Gavin Bryars Italian Ensemble & Ensemble Korymbos STRINGS, GUITARS & VOICES,
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna,
Piccolo Coro Angelico,
Mike Patton FORGOTTEN SONGS (Mike Patton, Uri Caine),
Anthony Braxton & Jacqueline Kerrod, …

For more information visit: AngelicA

Logan Richardson Interview

Source: burning ambulance.

The latest episode of the Burning Ambulance podcast features an interview with saxophonist Logan Richardson. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Richardson has recorded with people like Ambrose Akinmusire, Walter Smith III, Gerald Clayton, Joe Chambers, and Billy Hart, and was a member of the NEXT Collective, whose 2013 album Cover Art included jazz versions of tunes by D’Angelo, Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Pearl Jam, N.E.R.D., and others. His 2016 album, Shift, featured Pat Metheny in a very rare sideman appearance, and his newest album, Blues People, will be out in April.

San Francisco Scene: March 16-23, 2018

English: Rent Romus performing at the San Fran...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, March 16

Fri 3/16 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Free As AIR: Celebrating 30 Years of Asian Improv aRts

Fri 3/16 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Holes in the Floor
Cello quartet Holes in the Floor present a program of works including West Coast Premieres by Jeremy Crosmer and Bosba Panh, along with works by Alexandre Tansman and Laszlo Varga’s arrangement of the Ciaccona from J. S. Bach’s Violin Partita. No. 2.

Fri 3/16 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street San Francisco]
Jeff Denson leads on double and electric basses with vocals, accompanied by Lyle Link on tenor and soprano saxes, Dahveed Behrhoozi on piano, and Alan Hall, drumset.

Saturday, March 17

Sat 3/17 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Theresa Wong
Julia Reidy
Judith Hamann

Sunday, March 18

Sun 3/18 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Bleeding Vector
Lorin Benedict – voice, Eric Vogler – guitar
8:30pm Pek/Dunkelman/Romus
Jakob Pek – guitar, preparations, percussion
Nava Dunkelman – percussion
Rent Romus – saxophones More…

Sun 3/18 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Over by 10pm. It’s free. If you want to contribute, bring snacks and drinks.

Sun 3/18 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Karl Evangelista: Exploring the Filipino-American Avant-Garde
Filipino-American guitarist Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song. Joined by an all-star grouping of Bay Area experimentalists, Evangelista explores a spectrum of folk melodies and brand new compositions, venturing into the meeting point between ecstatic song and the dark outer reaches of noise, psychedelia, and free jazz.
Featuring Kasey Knudsen (alto sax), Crystal Pascucci (cello), Rei Scampavia (keys), and Robert Lopez (Drums) More…

Monday, March 19

Mon 3/19 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Fluke-Mogul/Heule/Nucci/Robinson

Tuesday, March 20

Tue 3/20 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tracking Series #1: Going Public
Join your fellow community members for the first event in the Tracking Series, a new series of events meant to catalyze and build a community of new music researchers to demonstrably improve gender and racial equity within the field of new music.

Tue 3/20 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
The Third Ear: Doug Lynner, Shiro Fujioka, Peter Grenader, all on modular synthesizers. Three master analog synthesists together for the first time.

Wednesday, March 21

Wed 3/21 7:45 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
Relay for Death, Jim Haynes, AEMAE, The Third Ear

Thursday, March 22

Thu 3/22 7:00 PM Montalvo Arts Center [15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA]
The Living Earth Show

Thu 3/22 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 PM Collette McCaslin
Collette McCaslin – percussion, trumpet, soprano saxophone
9:00 PM L.J. Altvater
looped cassette tapes (physically cut and spliced) run through guitar effects pedals

Friday, March 23

Fri 3/23 5:30 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
SFCMP in Concert: A 4-Concert Weekend
Celebrating Pauline OLIVEROS and Steven SCHICK
Join us for a weekend of artistry and creativity at our “at the CROSSROADS Series” where we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Pauline Oliveros’ birth as well as Steven Schick‘s final season as SFCMP’s Artistic Director.
The weekend’s events include four concerts, composer talks, a solo-percussion concert by Steven Schick, and a celebratory reception and toast to honor maestro Schick’s seven years of dedication to SFCMP.

Works by
Galina Ustvolskaya
Xavier Beteta
Carolyn Chen
Luciano Berio
Pauline Oliveros
3 Winners of SF Search Under-30 Call for Scores: Danny Clay, John Ivers, Nathan Chamberlain
Morton Feldman
Composer Talk with Carolyn Chen
SPECIAL EVENTS: Reception and toast for Steven Schick followed by Steven Schick solo-percussion concert performing works of Iannis XENAKIS, Kurt SCHWITTERS, and Celeste ORAM

Fri 3/23 7:00 PM Sound & Savor [24th and Adeline in West Oakland. Exact locale given to those who sign up.]
Duck Baker solo guitar and 4 course gourmet vegan menu.