Portland New Music show tonight

Thollem Mcdonas (piano) with Tim Duroche (drums) (www.thollem.com)
Blue Cranes and The Paxelin Quartet (Chamber of Commerce)
Works by local composers Scott Stobbe, Drew Adams and Mary Sutton.

Free, (donations kindly accepted)
Doors 6:30pm Music 7:00pm
@ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5431 NE 20th Ave. (@ Killingsworth) Portland

Derek M. Johnson, Abusive Delay / Branpappy & And in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

Portland New Music Society Presents:

Derek M. Johnson (Olympia)-cello for the wild at heart
Abusive Delay and Branpappy
*a first time collaboration: electronics, synths, feedback mixer, etc
And-is a rock band which consists of non-rock musicians. Please be kind.
(Scott Brazieal, Drew Adams, Kelvin Pittman)

Thursday May 7th @ 8pm
Free (donations gladly accepted)

1603 NE Alberta St. @ NE 16th
Portland, OR 97211

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DMG Newsletter May 1st, 2009

From DMG:

Jean Derome et les Dangereuse Zhoms! Dennis Gonzalez/Joao Paulo! Collective 4tet! Dunmall/Bourne/Kane/Davis! Sievert’s Symmetry with Speed/Hollenbeck! John O’Gallagher Trio! 5 from Bob Musso & Friends! Darren Johnston! Sweet Billy Pilgrim! Inner Space: pre-Can Czukay/Karoli/Schmidt/Liebezeit!

Sun Ra: Chicago ’75! Gordon Grdina! Flatlands Collective! Ron Horton Qt! Mysterium: Soundpainting! Adams/Filiano/Amendola! Knuffke/Ughi/Welcome! Joel Harrison With Dave Binney! Fredrik Nordstrom Qnt! Andreas Willers! Lucky 7s! Broo/Vandermark ‘4 Corners‘ DVD! New Crimson release and Fripp Rarities!

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AMN Picks of the Week

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.

Alex Skolnick TrioGoodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation (2002, jazz covers)
Telectu – Quartetos (2003, post rock / improv)
Troy Spencer – Phase 2 (2007, avant-rock)
Steve Roach – Dynamic Stillness (2009, electronic / ambient)
Atom Heart / Bill Laswell / Tetsu Inoue (1996, ambient)
Alvin Fielder Trio – A Measure of Vision (2007, free jazz)
Steve Lehman Quintet – Artificial Light (2004, free jazz)
Paul Metzger – Three Improvisations on Modified Banjo (2005, experimental)
Rent Romus – The Pit (2009, avant jazz)

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Barry Guy Interviewed

From Bagatellen:

Barry Guy seems to be one of the most convincing figures in a long row of contemporary innovators – those few whose discoveries possess everlasting value. That possibly answers why his music is so much more than merely enjoyable. Listening to Barry Guy’s recordings often pushes one’s mind into speculations about general ways of music, its historical perspective and the future. Being a diverse improviser, a performer of exceptional technique, an accomplished composer and a big band leader, this artist has amazed me by the scope of his interests and variety of accomplishments ever since I was introduced to his music.

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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Full Blast (Brotzmann / Pliakas / Wertmuller) – Black Hole
Birgit Ulher / Heiner Metzger – Blinzeln
Elliott Sharp / Bernhard Lang – War Zones
Luc Ferrari – Archives Genetiquement Modifiees/Societe II
Loren Connors & Jim O’Rourke – Two Nice Catholic Boys
Who Trio – Less is More
Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country
Powertrio – What We Think When We Walk and What We Walk While Thinking

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