Musicircus at Roulette

John Cage

From New York’s Roulette:

A carnival of all things experimental, the Roulette MUSICIRCUS brings a cornucopia of musicians, dancers, video artists, and performance artists from all corners of New York City’s artistic community together for a celebration of chaos and and the harmonies of simultaneity.

First performed in 1967, John Cage‘s MUSICIRCUS is simply an invitation for performers to assemble and play together – a “happening” where multiple performances occur simultaneously to create new and unusual configurations.

A collage of genres and forms, the Roulette MUSICIRCUS will unfold over the course of two full day events, with the audience invited to wander freely and choose their own sonic and visual relationships.

This will be the first event in Roulette’s newly renovated, wonderful space, and is presented as Roulette’s contribution to the Atlantic Ave Art Walk.

509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave)

Participating artists include (more TBA):

Brown Wing Overdrive, Ha Yang Kim, Matana Roberts, Fast Forward, MV Carbon, Margaret Leng Tan, Shelley Hirsch, Michael Evans, Tristan Perich, Loud Objects, Natalie Elizabeth Weiss (Unicornicopia), Twisty Cat, Ashcan Orchestra, Zach Layton, Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat) + Melissa Lockwood + Ana Santos, Greg Fox, Katherine Liberovskaya, Maria Chavez/Shelley Burgon (MERCE), Stephe Cooper / Kagel Nacht, Shiraishi Tamio, Himalayas, Miguel Gutierrez, Brad Henkel, Zeljko McMullen, Katie Young + Clara Latham + Michael Weyandt, Lucas Geronomus, Heather Vergotis, Cori Olinghouse, Abraham Gomez Delgado, Alfredo Ma, Dan Joseph, Gabrielle Herbst, Michael Gallope, Michael Waller, Sam Mickens, Daniel Fishkin, Tristan Shephard, Zach Mangan/Secret Architecture, Jennifer Monson, Koosil-ja, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Mariana Valencia and more!

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Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

WEIGHTLESS – A Brush With Dignity
MECHA / ORGA – 40:49
MARBIN – Breaking The Cycle
FOVEA HEX – Here Is Where We Used To Sing
ASMUS TIETCHENS – Marches Funebres

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AACM Shows Coming to Ars Nova Workshop

Roscoe Mitchell

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Running from June 4 – June 13, Ars Nova Workshop’s “AACM | Great Black Music” series will feature three performances by first generation AACM members Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill (with his highly regarded Zooid ensemble), and a special two-night Composer Portrait component showcasing the work of Roscoe Mitchell. This intimate Composer Portrait will feature a performance by Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble, and an evening of Mitchell’s chamber works played by the S.E.M. Ensemble, Thomas Buckner, and Joseph Kubera. There will also be performances by young AACM members Jeff Parker and Mike Reed in duo, and the Collide Saxophone Quartet will play Henry Threadgill’s piece, “Background.” Many of these performances will be preceded by free public discussions where scholars and music writers – The New York Times’ Nate Chinen, award-winning jazz journalist Francis Davis, and Columbia University’s John Szwed – will talk with the performers about the past, present, and future of the AACM.

AACM | Great Black Music | June 4 – June 13 | Philadelphia, PA, USA

Saturday, June 4 at Philadelphia Art Alliance (251 S. 18th Street)
6pm | A public discussion with Wadada Leo Smith and music scholar John Szwed
8pm | A solo performance by Wadada Leo Smith

Sunday, June 5 at Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street)
6pm | A public discussion with Henry Threadgill and music writer Francis Davis
8pm | A performance by Henry Threadgill’s Zooid

Saturday, June 11 at German Society of Pennsylvania (611 Spring Garden Street)
Composer Portrait: Roscoe Mitchell
8pm | Chamber works by Roscoe Mitchell performed by the S.E.M. Ensemble, Thomas Buckner, and Joseph Kubera

Sunday, June 12 at Settlement Music School (416 Queen Street)
Composer Portrait: Roscoe Mitchell
6pm | A public discussion with Roscoe Mitchell and music writer Nate Chinen
8pm | A performance by Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble

Monday, June 13 at The Maas Building (1325 Randolph Street)
8pm | The Collide Quartet perform Henry Threadgill’s “Background”
9pm | A performance by the Mike Reed-Jeff Parker Duo

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Supersonic Festival, Birmingham UK, in October

Oren Ambarchi

The Supersonic Festival, taking place this October in Birmingham, will feature the following artists:

Lucky Dragons, Cloaks, Zombi, Zu93 (ZU and David Tibet), Astro, Wolves in the Throne Room, The Skull Defekts, Antilles, Secret Chiefs 3, Blarke Bayer/Black Widow, Fire! w/ Oren Ambarchi, a.P.A.t.T., White Hills, Eternal Tapestry, Bardo Pond, Electric Wizard, Monarch, Pekko Kappi, Agathe Max, Scorn

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