At the ISSUE Project Room

From the ISSUE Project Room:

05/05 @ 8pm – Matthew Ostrowski Karlheinz Essl
Born in New York City, Matthew Ostrowski has been active since the early 1980s, working in improvised music, music theater, electroacoustic composition, and audio installations. An unreconstructed formalist with a continuing interest in density of microevents and rapid change, he has wasted much of the last ten years developing interfaces for real-time musical performance, attempting […]

05/06 @ 8pm – Grey Room with Ulrike Müller and Emma Hedditch, Petit Mal and XXX Macarena
GREY ROOM PRESENTS: XXX Macarena started to form at 4:30 pm on June 3, 2006 when Karin Schneider invited Jutta Koether and John Miller to take part in her performance Sabotage at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City. Schneider had been included in group show called Grey Flags. She set smoke machines and instructed Koether […]

05/07 @ 8pm – Glenn Branca Neg-Fi Paranoid Critical Revolution
GLENN BRANCA “Lesson No. 3 (A Tribute to Steve Reich)” commissioned by The Barbican Center London in 2006 for Steve Reich’s 70th birthday celebration. The musicians for this performance are: Reg Bloor, Ryan Walsh, Evelyne Buhler and Glenn Branca on guitars and Libby Fab on drums. Circa 1980: “Lesson No. 1? was released, a friend of mine knew […]

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Umbrella Music Through May 13

Territory Band-4
Image by Seth Tisue via Flickr

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 6 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis/Branch/Kessler/Hunt
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Quin Kirchner spins Drums and Drummers

Thursday, 7 May 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Get In To Go Out
Josh Berman – cornet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Paul Giallorenzo – piano
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Sunday, 10 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Gregorio/Baker/Rosaly
Guillermo Gregorio – reeds
Jim Baker – piano
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | TBA
To Be Announced

Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 13 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rabid Rabbit with Bruce Lamont
Mike Tsoulos – drums
Andrea Jablonski – electric bass
Arman Mabry – electric bass
Gregg Prickett – guitar
and guest Bruce Lamont – saxophones
11:00PM | OFFONOFF
Terrie Ex – guitar
Massimo Pupillo – electric bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
$10 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Nate McBride vs The Eighties

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Musique Machine Reviews

Cover of "Watermill"
Cover of Watermill

From Musique Machine:

Teiji ItoWatermill
Watermill is one of the most beautiful, enchanting and approachable long form pieces by noted and past New York based Japanese composer and performer Teiji Ito; taking in his usually love of Native American, Chinese, Tibetan, African, and Japanese traditional music to weave a truly spell-binding, often intricate and compelling piece that stays more in melodic and atmospheric end of his work.

Bastard Noise – Our Earth’s Blood IV
Our Earth’s Blood IV takes the listener on one hell of a sonic journey that seesaws between violence and blacked atmospherics touching down in: Power electronics, noise, brooding ambience, dark electronica,grim cinematic, doom metallic’s and all manner of compelling experimental matter-spreading it’s impressive and varied sonic wares over a whooping 5 disks.

Dusty Mason – Ahab’s Revenge – Hot Tears, Cold Ocean
Dusty Mason is Ben Purscell, a rural Pennsylvanian stone mason by trade, who has recently taken to carving headstones. Ahab’s Revenge – Hot Tears, Cold Ocean is undoubtedly a more refined and cohesive album than his previous work with the Grave Cowboys. Their lone album, Dead Man Shoes includes some fine songs, and listened to in pieces works well enough. In the end, though, it comes across like so many first albums do, as an unfinished work in progress, an artist, or in this case a band, figuring out how to navigate their way through the recording studio. Dusty Mason on his own sounds relaxed away from the confines of the hard-lined clock tick-ery of the studio, having recorded Ahab’s Revenge… at home. With no outside intervention, these recordings are almost like diary entries, personal reminiscences of daily events and thoughts. Not that these songs aren’t well though out or, if you’ll pardon the pun, carefully hewn. It’s just that Dusty’s personality is indelibly imprinted onto each one. It would be easy to lazily file this music under alternative folk or country, and though there’s certainly a little of both folk and country elements, it doesn’t fit neatly into either category. It’s distinctly American music, seen through a dirty lens, slightly out of skew.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

04-May-09 The Naked Future
Gigantomachia (ESP Disk)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

04-May-09 Jon Hassell
Jon Hassell: Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

03-May-09 John Hollenbeck
Rainbow Jimmies (GPE Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

02-May-09 Tomas Ulrich
Tomas Ulrich’s Cargo Cult (Cadence)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

01-May-09 Anthony Braxton
Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 (Hatology)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

01-May-09 Roswell Rudd
Trombone Tribe (Sunnyside Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

01-May-09 Ellery Eskelin/ Sylvie Courvoisier
Every So Often (Prime Source)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

30-Apr-09 Alexandre Pierrepont / Mike Ladd
Maison Hantee (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

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