Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

ZACHARY JAMES WATKINS – Suite For String Quartet
JOE FRAWLEY – A Book Of Dreams
ROBERT CROUCH – An Occupied Space
MINAMO – Durée
RLW – Herzblutanteil (IKK IV)
ELEKTRONAVN – Quantum Vacuum



Trombonist Ray Anderson is interviewed.

The Thing plays Melbourne Wednesday evening.

Noa Guy’s Drops of Consciousness is on Roulette TV.

Frances-Marie Uitti, world renowned two-bow cellist and avant-garde composer, will perform solo works and play improvised duets with guitarist Ayman Fanous, at ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH on FEBRUARY 15, 2011. Featured will be works of Scelsi and Sciarrino.

Barbiero / Rouzer / Videll have released a free download of an experimental improv EP titled Indigo Over Red on Grey.

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Witold Lutoslawski Works at Focus! Festival


The Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, who died in 1994, used aleatoric procedures to vivid effect in his one-movement Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1970). The work received a terrific performance by Jay Campbell and the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, at Alice Tully Hall on Friday evening.

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All About Jazz Reviews

Alan Pasqua
Cover of Alan Pasqua

From All About Jazz:

Frank Gratkowski / Jacob Anderskov
Ardent Grass (Red Toucan Records)

Peter Erskine / Bob Mintzer / Derek Oles / Alan Pasqua
Standards 2, Movie Music (Fuzzy Music)

i know you (482 Music)

Live In Copenhagen (Jvtlandt Records)

Bryan and the Haggards
Pretend It’s The End of the World (Hot Cup Records)

Marc Ribot
Marc Ribot: Silent Movies

Hans Koller with Bill Frisell
Cry, want (Psi)

Gerald Cleaver / Uncle June
Be It As I See It (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell: Live Download Series #1-13 (Songline/Tonefield)

Roscoe Mitchell and The Note Factory
Far Side (ECM Records)

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Umbrella Music Through February 13

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 2 February 2011
The Hideout
10:00PM | Parker/Adasiewicz
Jeff Parker – guitar
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
11:00PM | Jeff Kimmel Quartet
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Devin Hoff – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Joshua Abrams Spins The New Groundhog’s Day Classics

Thursday, 3 February 2011
10:00PM | Beatty/Poretti
Josh Beatty – saxophones
Anthony Poretti – drums
11:00PM | Branch/Bishop/Shelton/Jackson/Stein
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Aram Shelton – reeds
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Jason Stein – bass clarinet

Sunday, 6 February 2011
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Aram Shelton Quartet
Aram Shelton – reeds
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan -drums
two sets

Wednesday, 9 February 2011
The Hideout
10:00PM | Fast Citizens
Josh Berman – cornet
Aram Shelton – reeds
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Steve Marquette Spins Ladies’ Night

Thursday, 10 February 2011
10:00PM | Zarzutzki/Mazzarella/Kimmel
Aaron Zarzutzki – electronics
Nick Mazzarella – saxophone
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
11:00PM | Breakway
Paul Giallorenzo – electonics
Brian Labycz – electronics
Marc Riordan – drums

Sunday, 13 February 2011
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Dual Precipice
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
two sets

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suddenlyLISTEN Events

Gerry Hemingway, moers festival 2007
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From Halifax’s suddenlyLISTEN:

Having Wandered This Far
8pm, February 1 and 2, 2011
The Presbyterian Church of Saint David
1544 Grafton Street (at Blowers)
Gerry Hemingway – percussion
Tim Crofts – piano
Norman Adams – cello
Lukas Pearse – contrabass

Gerry Hemingway is one of the significant creative musicians of the past 30 years. He has played as a soloist and collaborated with all of the best musicians, most significantly Anthony Braxton, and with other groups that have played together for years. He tours and plays constantly, a wide range of music from modern jazz to more classical type compositions. He is sooo heavy! The Crofts/Adams/Pearse trio has played together for 4 years, and realeased one CD Sonomatopia. This concert will be recorded for a second release. – Norman Adams

Ocean’s Deep
8pm, May 20, 2010
Saint Matthews United Church
1479 Barrington Street
EHRES featuring Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros – accordion/electronics
Ione – words/processing
Norman Adams – cello/processing
John DS Adams – electronics

Pauline first came here in 2004 and EHRES was born. Since then we’ve played shows in Ontario, New York and worked together in Banff. She is one of my most influential teachers, and the teacher of many others, through her Deep Listening practice. She is a senior American artist – at the source when electronic music was invented, a revolutionary woman. Our concerts create an immersive environment when sounds travel around the room through 8 speakers, little words pop up unexpectantly, it’s an amazing experience to be in the middle of! – Norman Adams

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