Newsbits

Avantwhatever has a show coming to Melbourne, Australia on May 12.

The music of Chinese composers is featured May 13 in New York by the Momenta Quartet.

“Lungcore” group Jerseyband has a few more days left on their Kickstarter effort to fund a new album.

NPR features Battles.

The Athens Experimental Arts Festival comes up this weekend.

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Upcoming Seattle Shows

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From Seattle’s WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES:

TUE. 5/3, 7:30 PM – Improvised Music Project’s annual IMP Fest – Bad Luck, Smallface, Humans Get Hungry

WED. 5/4, 7:30 PM – Improvised Music Project’s annual IMP Fest – Juan Pampin & Matt Ingalls, Psychoangelo, Troon

FRI. 5/6, 8 PM – Seattle Composers’ Salon – Yvonne Hoar, Doug Palmer, Steve Scribner, Ben Hogue, Jeffrey Izzo

SAT. 5/7, 8 PM – Elevator Bath presents electro-acoustic music by Matt Shoemaker, Colin Andrew Sheffield, and Adam Pacione

COMING UP:

THU. 5/12, 8 PM – Seattle Occultural Music Festival presents Mt. Eerie, Novemthree, Paintings for Animals + noisepoetnobody

FRI. 5/13, 8 PM – Gift Tapes presents outsider electronic music by Matt Carlson and RW Francis

SAT. 5/14 – Bryan Eubanks, surround sound electro-acoustic music

FRI. 5/20, 8 PM – Monktail Composers Series, artists TBA

SAT. 5/21 – S. Eric Scribner presents the StormSound Cycle, a 9-hour multimedia aleatoric epic for instruments and field recordings

FRI. 5/27 – Michael Owcharuk, piano

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DMG Newsletter April 29th, 2011

From DMG:

Ellery Eskelin Trio! Sylvie Courvoisier /Mark Feldman Qt! Elliott Sharp’s Carbon 3 CD Set! Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures! Deep Joy Trio! Dunmall/Gibbs/Metcalfe/Rogers! Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer! Gjerstad/Watson/Norton! Lukas Ligeti Quintet!

Eugene Chadbourne & Dead Country! Maya Beiser! Fred Ho CD + Book! Pauline Oliveros/Francisco Lopez Qt! David Axelrod! Corsano/Pedersen/Johannesen! Jon Hemmersam/Dave Liebman/Bob Moses! Stevens/Fonda Eastern Boundary Quintet!

Terry Plumeri/John Abercrombie/Herbie Hancock! Jaco Pastorius/Rashied Ali! Dauner/Kriegel/Mangelsdorff United Jazz+Rock Ensemble! Rolf Kuhn! The AltRock neo-RIO label from Italy! Plus much more..

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DMG 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Sunday, May 29th from 9pm til 1am at Bowery Poetry Club!
Featuring: Louis Belogenis, Shanir Blumenkranz, Michael Wimberley, Weasel Walter, Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Burnt Sugar & Special Guests!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, May 1st Triple-Header:
6pm: JACQUES DEMIERRE & VINCENT BARRAS – Sound Poetry!
7pm:LA PART MAUDITE from Montreal! Featuring: Philippe Battikha – trumpet & pedals, Mivil Deschnes – bass and Patrick Dion – drums!
8pm: SEUNGMIN CHA / YUKARI WATANABE / WOONJUNG SIM / KYOKO KITAMURA!
Qt with Daegeum (2 Korean flutes) / Korean Percussion / Experimental Vocals!

Sunday, May 8th – Two Sets Featuring:
6pm – TEUN VERBRUGGEN – Solo Drums & Electronics from Belgium!
7pm – ANDY HAAS / WILL McEVOY / DAVID GOULD – Amazing Sax/Bass/Drums Trio!

Sunday, May 15th Double-Header:
6pm: STEVE SWELL – Trombone / JAMES ILGENFRITZ – Bass / JAY ROSEN – Tuba!
7pm: PINKBROWN – Featuring: XANDER NAYLOR – Guitar / JOHAN ANDERSSON – Saxes & MAX JAFFE – Drums!

Sunday, May 22nd – No In-Store – Check Out the Victoriaville Fest in Quebec!

June 5th Double-Header:
6pm: BEN STAPP & Friends! / 7pm: JESSE DULMAN – Solo Tuba!

June 12th – Check out the Vision Fest – No In-Store!

June 19th – 6pm – MATANA ROBERTS – Rare Solo Set!
Come Celebrate the Birthday of MC BruceLee & Father’s Day!

Sunday, July 10th at 6pm: Crepuscular Activity Featuring – YUKARI- Flutes & CARLO COSTA – Drums!

Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

STEVE MACLEAN ENSEMBLE – GPS
JIN HI KIM / GERRY HEMINGWAY – Pulses
TERRENCE MCMANUS / GERRY HEMINGWAY – Below The Surface Of
ELLERY ESKELIN / GERRY HEMINGWAY – Inbetween Spaces
AIDAN BAKER – Liminoid / Lifeforms
CHRIS COGBURN / BONNIE JONES / BHOB RAINEY – Arena Ladridos

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Mats Gustafsson, moers festival
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From Free Jazz:

Colorlist – The Fastest Way To Become The Ocean (2011) ***
Contemporary Noise Sextet – Ghostwriter’s Joke (Electric Eye, 2011) ****½
Matana Roberts – Live In London (Central Control, 2011) ****
Andrzej Przybielski & Ole Brothers – De Profundis (Fenommedia, 2011) ****½
Masami Akita!! Mats Gustafsson!! Jim O’Rourke!! – One Bird Two Bird (Editions Mego, 2011) ****
Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls Vs. the Forces of Evil **** (Naim, 2011)

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Sofia Gubaidulina at REDCAT

Sofia Gubaidulina July1981 Sortavala ©DSmirnov
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From LA’s REDCAT:

Four programs present a kaleidoscopic view of a career that has brought astonishing and moving additions to musical culture. Now in her 80th year and one of the great living composers, Russia’s Sofia Gubaidulina makes a rare U.S. appearance to share an intensity unrivaled in today’s contemporary music scene. Gubaidulina’s unique artistic contribution has gently but undeniably asserted itself, and her recent compositions celebrate with ever-greater vitality her expressive mastery. Each program offers a small vision of what Gubaidulina’s output can achieve: A Sunday afternoon program pairs an animated film scored by Gubaidulina, The Cat Who Walked by Herself, with concert works written for children, but enjoyable by all. Sunday evening features works which show her fascination with the mystery of percussive sound, her adaptations of ancient musical impulses to new expressive ends, and her searing, unforgettable portrait of a soul’s journey in Concerto for bassoon and low strings. Two final programs on Monday and Tuesday include hallmark contributions to the concerto form—Introitus, for piano and chamber orchestra, and Detto II, for cello and chamber ensemble.

Sunday, 5/15, 3pm
Film: The Cat Who Walked by Herself (1988)
Musical Toys (1969), fourteen piano pieces for children
Dots, Lines, & Zig Zags (1976), for bass clarinet, piano

Sunday, 5/15, 7pm
In the Beginning There Was Rhythm (1984), for 7 percussionists
Duo Sonata for 2 Bassoons (1977)
Quarternion 1996, for cello quartet
Dancer on a Tightrope (1993), violin and string piano
Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings (1975)

Monday, 5/16, 8:30pm
Quasi Hoquetus (1984), for viola, bassoon, piano
Repentence (2009), for 3 guitars, cello, and double bass
Witty Waltzing in the Style of Johann Strauss (1989), for piano and string quintet
From the Visions of Hildegard von Bingen (1994), for alto singer
Meditation über den Bach-Choral “Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich hiermit” (1993), for harpsichord, two violins, viola, cello, and contrabass
Ein Engel (1994), for alto and double bass
Impromptu (1996), for flute, violin, strings

Tuesday, 5/17, 8:30pm
Introitus, Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1978)
Detto II, for cello and 13 instruments (1972)
Offertorium, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1980, rev. 1982, 1986)

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