Drone Marathon at the ISSUE Project Room this Weekend

Brian Eno
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From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

The First Annual Drone Marathon will be a true exercise and experience curated by contemporary and past performers working with long sustained tones over extended durations of time. Modeled after the theories of La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, John Cage, and other experimental forefathers, the drone marathon is a living sound installation, built for those to meditate on an experience much like that of La Monte Young’s Dream House, Maryanne Amacher’s “Music for Sound Joined Rooms,” and the patience-testing performances of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. Come join us for a communal experience in the world of drone and meditation.

The event will take place from 2 p.m. – midnight, and the schedule is as follows:

Ancient Ocean/Tom Carter/Century Plants – 2pm
Noveller/Shahin Motia (Oneida) duo – 3:30pm
Kyle Bobby Dunn (Solo) 4:30pm
Phill Niblock – 6pm
Tony Conrad – 8pm
Marcia Bassett (with Margarida Garcia, Aki Onda, & Barry Weisblat) – 10pm

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Wolf Eyes with Richard Pinhas live on WFMU (Free Download and Streaming)

Wolf Eyes in Glasgow in 2006
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From WFMU’s Beware of the Blog:

Richard Pinhas has long been regarded as one of France’s seminal experimental composers and musicians. His 1970’s combo Heldon were severe competition for the Krautock first string, and his continual forays into electronic and progressive sounds were highlighted by his Robert Fripp-like approaches to guitar. Over the years Pinhas has produced excellent solo material, influencing many in the ’80s new wave and ambient worlds. This past week Pinhas played electric guitar on Brian Turner’s show sitting in with Michigan’s legendary Wolf Eyes, who know a thing or two about outer explorations, and the results were a prog-o-delicized journey through a sound junkyard both menacing and beautiful. As an added bonus, Wolf Eyes featured Aaron Dilloway who’s been on the bench for a few years, kicking out the jams in the WFMU studios with bandmates John Olson and Mike Connelly. (library photo John Olson, performance pic Lou Calderola). Video should be forthcoming down the pike soon as well.

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Mary Halvorson On Tour With The Tom Rainey Trio

From Improvised Communications:

Starting tonight, Mary Halvorson will embark on an eight-city European tour with the Tom Rainey Trio. The group, which also features tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, is celebrating Pool School (Clean Feed), Rainey’s long-awaited debut release as a leader.

Here’s the itinerary:

10/15 :: Pannonica (Nantes, France)
10/17 :: Jazz and More (Sibiu, Romania)
10/19 :: AJMI (Avignon, France)
10/20 :: Muzzix (Lille, France)
10/21 :: Rote Fabrik (Zurich, Switzerland)
10/22 :: Cork Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland)
10/23 :: Bunker Ulmenwall (Bielefeld, Germany)
10/24 :: Bimhuis (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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Henry Threadgill at Roulette in November

Henry Threadgill
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From Roulette:

Composer / Saxophonist Henry Threadgill and his Zooid ensemble come to ROULETTE for a three night residency with special guests!

November 11
Henry Threadgill with Zooid + Strings (members of Flux Quartet)

November 12
Henry Threadgill with Zooid + Talujon Percussion Quartet

November 13
Henry Threadgill with Zooid

8:30 PM
$20 General Admission
$15 Students, Seniors, Under 30s
Call 212.219.8242 to RSVP

Henry Threadgill, aside from being a remarkable alto saxophone player, is one of the most imaginative of jazz composers today. “He seems to be deliberately challenging the audience: My lyricism and mastery come complete with thorns and spikes, and I promise to yank the props out from under you,” quoted John Litweiler, longtime Down Beat jazz critic, in an article he wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times. Threadgill was one of the founding members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a Chicago group that was free-form, you might say, in its philosophy and approach. Not long ago Peter Watrous of the New York Times described Threadgill as “perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation.” Recent concerts in Chicago have led the local critics to speak of him as a revolutionary figure, altering the manner in which jazz itself is going. Said Howard Reich, jazz critic of the Chicago Tribune, “It would be difficult to overestimate Henry Threagill’s role in perpetually altering the meaning of jazz..…He has changed our underlying assumptions of what jazz can and should be.”

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NY Times Jazz Listings for Oct. 15-21

From NYTimes.com:

Apex: Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Mahanthappa, an alto saxophonist with a searching intelligence and an incisive instrumental voice, recently established a collaborative rapport with Mr. Green, a fellow alto player more than 35 years his senior. Apex is their resulting group and the name of their album, out on Pi Recordings; its powerful rhythm section, resurfacing here, consists of Jason Moran on piano, François Moutin on bass and Damion Reid on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set on Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan , (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $30, $25 on Sunday. (Chinen)

Michaël Attias Spun Tree Five (Tuesday) Michaël Attias, a saxophonist, has a strong sparring partner here in the trumpeter Ralph Alessi and an adaptable rhythm section in the pianist Russ Lossing, the bassist Sean Conly and the drummer Eric McPherson. The repertory seems likely to overlap slightly with that of “Twines of Colesion” (Clean Feed), Mr. Attias’s new album, on which Mr. Lossing appears. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)

Thurman Barker Sound Trio / Steve and Iqua Colson Quartet (Friday) The New York chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians presents one of its perennial concerts, featuring two ensembles led by longstanding members: the drummer Thurman Barker, whose career has spanned soul and musical theater as well as improvised music; and the husband-and-wife team of Steve Colson, a pianist, and Iqua Colson, a vocalist, who this year released an intriguing album together, “The Untarnished Dream” (Silver Sphinx). At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan , aacm-newyork.com; $30, students $15. (Chinen)

Noah Preminger Quartet (Monday) Mr. Preminger, a clear-eyed and self-assured young tenor saxophonist, presents a mixed program of Ornette Coleman music and songs from his forthcoming second album, “Before the Rain” (Palmetto); his quartet features Frank Kimbrough on keyboards, Joe Martin on bass and Matt Wilson on drums. At 10 and 11:30 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; $10 cover, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Respect Sextet (Thursday) This smartly rambunctious collective has a new album, “Farcical Built for Six” (Roister), that highlights its brashly pan-stylistic approach to jazz. The group — Eli Asher on trumpet, James Hirschfeld on trombone, Josh Rutner on reeds, Red Wierenga on keyboards, Malcolm Kirby on bass and Ted Poor on drums — will be kicking off the season of the North River Music Series at Greenwich House Music School. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village , (212) 242-4770; $15, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Tyshawn Sorey Quartet (Saturday) Tyshawn Sorey can play the drums with gale-force physicality, but also a sense of scale and equipoise. He has lately been focused on composition, and here he presents a new work, “Acts,” for a quartet that includes the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, the saxophonist Aaron Stewart and the pianist John Escreet. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

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