California E.A.R. Unit at REDCAT, April 10

From LA’s REDCAT:

Visually, theatrically and electrically charged compositions form the latest evening from the California E.A.R. Unit, Los Angeles’ adventurous new music ensemble. Highlighting internationally renowned Portuguese composer Miguel Azguime, the Unit performs the pre-composed electronic sounds and live electronic strategies that fill the gap between words and music in his theatrically driven On Music: Literally Speaking. Chris Tonkin’s Widdop, Phaetons, Relic draws on three poems by Ted Hughes to inform compositional features such as gesture, timbre and organization for each of its three movements. Live electro-acoustic manipulations of the sounds of teacups, playing cards, pocket watches and children’s songs entwine with projections informed by lesser-known iterations of Alice in Wonderland in David Dvorin’s haunting new work As Alice. And rounding out the program, Shaun Naidoo’s stark Nothing Left to Burn twists and warps the sounds of the trio, and added melodica, to evoke the devastating fire that consumed the mountains above Los Angeles.

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Umbrella Music Shows

Han Bennink

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Apr 06
SET I: Jeb Bishop
SET II: Ken Vandermark
SET III: Bishop/Vandermark Duo
The Hideout

Apr 07
SET I: Devin Hoff
SET II: Falzone/Mallozzi/Vorfeld
Elastic

Apr 10
SET I: Misha Mengelberg
SET II: Han Bennink
Hungry Brain

Apr 11
ICP Orchestra
Chicago Cultural Center

Apr 13
The Rempis Percussion Quartet
The Hideout

Apr 14
Greg Ward’s Fitted Shards
Elastic

Apr 17
The Rempis Percussion Quartet
Hungry Brain

Apr 21
The Engines (Trio Version…)
Elastic

Apr 24
SET I:
SET II: Jason Ajemian and the Highlife
Hungry Brain

Apr 28
SET I: Frank Rosaly
SET II: Jackson/Stein/Kimmel/Labycz
Elastic

May 05
SET I: Falzone/Rempis Duo
SET II: Falzone/Stein/Lonberg-Holm

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All About Jazz Reviews

John Medeski

From All About Jazz:

Schlippenbach Quartet
At Quartier Latin (FMP Records)

Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet
System of 5 (Hatology)

Peter Evans Quintet
Ghosts (More Is More Records)

Cuong Vu 4-Tet
Leaps of Faith (Origin Records)

Club D’Elf
John Medeski, Mellotrons and A Mountain of Majoun

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