PAK on Tour

From Ron Anderson:

19 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburg, PA
20 – The Boo Box – Cleveland, OH – with Self Destruct Button
21 – The Hideout – Chicago, Il with Mayor Daley and Wrekmeister Harmonies
22 – Y Not III – Milwaukee, WI – with Space Collector and The Low Level Clouds

27 – Silent Barn – 915 Wyckoff Avenue Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11385 8pm Tonight PAK will be a quartet Ron, Keith and Tim will be joined by Eve Risser from France. Also on the bill, the Weasel Walter group, and three bands from China: Discipline (members of True Primes, the Gamut) Yan Jun (from beijing Che Chen


14 – The Freedom Garden – 294 Troutman St. 1L, Brooklyn, NY – PAK will once again, kick your butt around the block and back again. Chuck Bettis, Mike pride and Darius Jones open, and In One Wind which I have been told is a weird folk band will close. door 9pm.


5 – – Bowery Poetry Club – 308 Bowery, New York , NY – PAK is playing with our friends Gato Loco. 8pm

11 – Coco 66 – 66 Greepoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY – Den Svatra Fanan (Ron Anderson, Weasel Walter, Nonoko Yoshida, Joe Merolla) Joe Merolla wanted PAK to play this gig, but it was imposable for Keith so he invited me to my in his project. This is a great bill with Ahleuchatistas, Stats, Multitudes, Winter’s Womb (Darius Jones, Mike Pride, Chuck Bettis)

29 – Death by Audio – 49 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY – PAK with from Chicago Guzzlemug (featuring Shane Prendiville of Cheer Accident) and Xaddax.

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New Release from Ictus Records

Andrea Centazzo - Mandala Roma - Auditorium
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Coming out on Ictus Records:

“September Impressions” is a work by the Centazzo Leppin Sebastian Zook Project. The renowned Italian-American percussionist Andrea Centazzo ( stayed at my home while he was in town for his appearances in the 2010 Sonic Circuits Festival (, which included a solo performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage ( and an appearance with the Lost Civilizations experimental music project ( at The Mansion at Strathmore. On September 23, the day following Dr. Centazzo’s Kennedy Center appearance, two of my colleagues in the Twenty-first Century Chamber Ensemble (, Janel Leppin (cello) and Mike Sebastian (reeds), came over to my home to jam. That date was an anniversary of Coltrane’s birth — thus, “impressions” in this work’s title to honor the master’s legacy. Coincidentally, it was also the anniversary of the Twenty-first Century Chamber Ensemble’s Millennium Stage appearance in the 2009 Sonic Circuits Festival ( I set up my recording rig to capture what I could. It was, in Dr. Centazzo’s words, “battlefield conditions”: his expansive percussion rig in the living room, my basscello rig in my music room, with Janel Leppin and Mike Sebastian squeezed into the very short connecting hallway. Although Dr. Centazzo used some pre-recorded material during our session and did a magnificent job in augmenting the session in postproduction, the music that Janel Leppin, Mike Sebastian and I contributed was unscored, unrehearsed and improvised extemporaneously on the spot — and it was the first time we had all played together.

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Evolving Voice / Evolving Music may Shows

From the Vision Festival people:

Evolving Voice / Evolving Music

Monday @ Clemente Soto Velez Educational and Cultural Center
May 2011

What : Evolving Music Each Monday night at Clemente Soto Velez Educational and Cultural Center in May
Enjoy the diversity of NYC creative music in our new venue
Hang out with other artists that are changing the music scene in NYC
See below for the May featured artists & check out our Petition*
When : May 2 / May 9 / May 16 / May 23 / May 30
The evenings run from 7 to 11pm
Where : L.E.S. Gallery at Clemente Soto Velez Educational and Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington)

Tickets : $10 per set / $15 for 2 sets / $20 all night
Students/Seniors = $7 per set / $12 for 2 / $17 all night

MAY 2nd

7pm – Jessica Jones’ Horns With Strings
Jessica Jones (tenor sax), Tony Jones (tenor sax), Mark Taylor (French horn), Charlie Burnham (violin)

**Originals and musical jackknives for romping sonic adventures. Improvisation and good times will roll**

8pm – The Seth Meicht Trio
Seth Meicht (sax), Matt Mitchell (piano), Mike Pride (drums)

** First coming together of theses musicians. They will bring a wide dynamic and emotional range to several new compositions and improvisations**

9pm – Brian Settles & Central Union

Brian Settles (sax), Neil Podgurski (piano), Corcoran Holt (bass), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)

10pm – The Caught Between Moments Quintet
Darius Jones (alto sax), Seungmin Cha (daegeum), Eunsun Jung (gayageum), Woonjung Sim (chaango/perc), Sean Conly (bass/songs/arrangements)

**Music inspired by the traditional court and folk musics of Korea, mixing old and new, western and eastern, and improvised with written materials**


7pm – Adam Caine Group
Adam Caine (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums), TBA (saxophone)

8pm – Allen Lowe & The Blue Moaners
Blues and The Empirical Truth
Steve Bernstein (trumpet), Allen Lowe (alto and C Melody saxophones), Chris Kelsey (soprano sax), Ray Sushy (guitar), Lewis Porter (piano), Chris Day (bass), Jake Millet (electronic drums)

**An attempt to filter the blues tradition through the viewpoint of the contemporary musicians**

9pm – Avram Fefer Trio
Avram Fefer (saxes, compostions), Michael Bisio (bass), Chad Taylor (drums)

**CD Release Show for Eliyahu – NotTwo Records**

10pm – Dori Levine & David Arner
Dori Levine (voice), David Arner (piano)

**Dipping, soaring, swirling, floating, percussing through forests, jungles, mountains, clouds, cityscapes and tune-provs**

MAY 16

7pm – Soul Factory Senses
Daniel Carter (reeds, trumpet), Brad Farberman (guitar), Gerald Cleaver (drums)

8pm – Satoshi Takeishi Trio
Chris Dimeglio (trumpet), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

9pm – Didier Petit & Andrea Parkins
Didier Petit (cello), Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics)

10pm – Objects in Mirror
Andrea Wolper (vocal, compositions), Ken Yamazaki (percussion), Fung Chern Hwei (violin), Adam Caine (elec. guitar)

**A magic carpet that travels among lands of improvisation, composition and text**

MAY 23

7pm – Surreal Estate – Paris/NY
Alexandre Pierrepont (words), Steve Dalachinsky (words), Daniel Levin (cello), Didier Petit (cello)

8pm – Simon Jermyn Quartet
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), Mat Maneri (viola), Simon Jermyn (electric bass), Tom Rainey (drums)

9pm – MELD Quartet
Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Kris Davis (keyboard), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass), Harris Eisenstadt (drums)

**a new collaborative East-meets-West Coast endeavor assembled by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa**

10pm – Federico Ughi Quartet
Darius Jones (alto sax), Eri Yamamoto (keys), Ed Schuller (bass), Federico Ughi (drums)

**’Songs For Our Cities’ Project**

MAY 30

7.30pm – Sara Serpa Group
Sara Serpa (voice), André Matos (guitar), Thomas Morgan (bass), Colin Stranahan (drums)

8.30pm – Other Life Forms
Gordon Beeferman (piano), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Evan Lipson (bass), Andrew Drury (drums)

9.30pm – Max Johnson Quartet
Mark Whitecage (alto sax, clarinet), Tba (trombone), Max Johnson (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

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Francisco López's Hyper-Rainforest at EMPAC

From Troy’s EMPAC:

Francisco López: Hyper-Rainforest
Friday-Saturday, April 28-30, 2011, 8 PM
Concert Hall

World premiere of an 80 channel immersive concert based on a decade of natural sounds recorded in the world’s rain forests

Rainforests are inhabited by an incredibly rich variety of sounds—much like a piece of electronic music: the astonishing variety of sounds comes from sources that are concrete yet overwhelmingly invisible. Hyper-Rainforest is a monumental sound piece, both in duration and in how the sounds are projected to the Concert Hall. All music in this performance stems from field recordings—but it does not simulate the natural reality of the original locations. Instead, the work creates a sonic hyper-reality, a virtual world of sound and music that goes beyond a trip to a rainforest. The original materials are observed, analyzed, and composed to create a piece that surrounds the audience, moving deep into the sounds themselves and toward new sounds still rooted in their origins.

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+ Wiki:ópez_(musician)

Tickets are required and are available through the EMPAC box office for $15 general admission; $10 for students, seniors, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty and staff; or $5 for Rensselaer students. Evelyn’s Café will open at 7 PM. Parking for this event is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue. Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.

Francisco López is an internationally recognized sound art and experimental music artist. He has 30 years of experience in sound creation and environmental recordings, and has been involved in hundreds of sound installations, field recordings, and concerts in over 60 countries. His extensive catalogue of sound pieces (with collaborations with more than 130 international artists) has been published worldwide by more than 200 recording companies. He has received three honorary mentions at the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria) and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award 2010 (France) for best sound anthology.

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Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

From London’s Vortex Jazz Club:

Sunday 17 | 8.30pm
Mopomoso – the best in free improvisation
Franco / Spanish duo ‘Relentless’ – saxophonists Sebastien Branche and Artur Vidal – explore a world of sound art, employing video, dance and other media.

Chris Burn / Matthew Hutchinson
One of the outstanding long term duos to be found in free improvisation today, the music of Burn (trumpet) and Hutchinson (piano) is a measured and precise discipline, displaying a developed attention to detail and a grasp of narrative structures. Big on both musicality and musicianship the duo is always a delight.

Kay Grant
A rare solo performance from the wonderful vocalist Kay Grant, whose work is informed by a range of styles, tones and colours, and a consideration of the voice as an instrumental component rather than primary expressive vehicle.

Satoko Fukuda / John Russell
Satoko Fukuda (violin) and John Russell (guitar) have been playing together as a duo for a number of years now and Satoko has also played a key role in many of Russell’s larger Quaqua groups.

Thursday 21 | 8.30pm
Evan Parker
Saxophonist Evan Parker’s residency with regular free-improvising partners Tony Marsh (drums) and John Edwards (bass).

Friday 22 | Doors 2.30pm – start 3.00pm
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
German electronic music legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius was a founder-member of the artslab Zodiak in Berlin and groups such as, per-sonare, Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia, Friendly Game, Aquarello and Tempus Transit.

There will be two sets – the first piano and the second electronic.

Friday 22 | 8.30pm
Han Bennink Trio
One of the most iconic players on the European free-music scene, Dutch drummer Han Bennink’s abilities and interests have spanned the music’s entire spectrum. The trio features Simon Toldam (piano) and Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet).

Saturday 23 | 8.30pm
Han Bennink Trio
As Friday 22. Han will also perform a drum duet with Terry Day.

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