Protest Series at Chicago's Heaven Gallery

Fred lonberg-Holm

From Heaven Gallery:

Saturday, June 11

FANDINO/MAZZARELLA/ZARZUTZKI
Daniel Fandino – electronics
Nick Mazzarella – saxophone
Aaron Zarzutzki – electonics

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BADENHORST/KIMMEL/ROSALY
Joachim Badenhorst – reeds (NYC)
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Frank Rosaly – drums

Saturday, June 18

FRED LONBERG-HOLM’S FAST CITIZENS
Josh Berman – cornet
Aram Shelton – reeds
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

Saturday, June 25

RIORDAN/ROSALY
Marc Riordan – piano
Frank Rosaly – drums

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HESS/JACKSON/LABYCZ
Steven Hess – drums
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Brian Labycz – modular synth

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Upcoming Seattle Shows

From Seattle’s Wayward Music:

FRI. 5/20, 8 PM – Monktail Composers Series, graphic scores by John Seman, Stephen Fandrich, Stephen Parris, Mark Ostrowski, Beth Fleenor and Ari Joshua performed by them and other members of the Monktail Creative Music Concern, also a piece by Denney Goodhew.

SAT. 5/21, NOON – 9 PM – S. Eric Scribner presents the StormSound Cycle, a 9-hour multimedia aleatoric epic for instruments and field recordings performed by a host of great local players. Stay and listen as long as you like.

FRI. 5/27 – Michael Owcharuk, piano

THU. 6/2 – Richard Johnson Logan-Greene – compositions and improvisations for invented instruments

FRI. 6/3 – Lullabies for Fallen Empires – lush indie chamber orchestra led by Richard Webb

SAT. 6/4 – John Teske performs new works for double bass, with Maria Scherer Wilson and Beth Fleenor

THU. 6/9 – Bad Luck, yet another CD release party by this young out jazz duo

FRI. 6/10 – Nonsequitur presents electroacoustic music with Jim Haynes & Brendan Murray (San Francisco/Boston) + Steven M. Miller (Singapore)

THU. 6/16 – Hanna Benn presents new choral music

FRI. 6/17 – Seattle composer Jay Hamilton

SAT. 6/18 – Seattle composer Brad Sherman

FRI. 6/24 – Paul Rucker, cello

SAT. 6/25 – Seattle Pianist Collective

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Jazz Listings from the New York Times

Paul Motian

From NYTimes.com:

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society / Ben Allison Band (Thursday) Mr. Argue, a staunchly contemporary big band composer, leads his flagship with authority, infusing a modern-jazz sound with choice aspects of classical music and indie-rock. He and his crew go on at 9:30 p.m.; at 8 the bassist Ben Allison presents his working band, which has a new album of reimagined rock and pop covers, “Action-Refraction” (Palmetto). Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn , littlefieldnyc.com; $16. (Chinen)

Tim Berne, Matt Mitchell, Ches Smith (Tuesday) Mr. Berne, the aggressively momentum-driven alto saxophonist and composer, introduces some new pieces for a trio with Mr. Mitchell on piano and Mr. Smith on drums. They appear at 10:30 p.m. as part of the Konceptions series in Park Slope, following what looks like a free-for-all with Mr. Smith, the pianist Gordon Beeferman and the saxophonists Ken Thomson, Pete Robbins and Matt Bauder, among others (at 9). Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (718) 285-9425, myspace.com/konceptions; $5 suggested donation, with a two-drink minimum or $7 food purchase. (Chinen)

Paul Motian Quartet (Friday through Sunday) Paul Motian, a drummer of stubborn mystery, might seem an unlikely fit for a tribute to the fastidious Modern Jazz Quartet. But that’s his objective here, as he leads a group full of intriguing sidemen: the vibraphonist Steve Nelson, the pianist Craig Taborn and the bassist Thomas Morgan. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Matana Roberts (Friday) Ms. Roberts, an alto saxophonist, has lately divided her attentions between multimedia performance pieces (as on one new album, “Coin Coin,” released on Constellation) and straightforward but adventurous small-group work (as on the other one, “Live in London,” released on Central Control). Here she performs alone, unaccompanied, in a demanding format she has tackled before. At 8 p.m., Salt Space, 1158 Broadway at 27th Street, Fifth Floor , destination-out.com; $10. (Chinen)

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Another FIMAV Preview

From Montreal Mirror:

While this year Victoriaville commemorates the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1861, music fans are more likely to celebrate 1983, the inaugural year of the Festival Internation­al de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. The town’s population of 40,000 swells by hundreds every Patriots’ Day weekend as passionate freaks from all over the globe congregate at the local hockey arena and movie theatre. Regular attendees, many addicted since the 1980s, come not only for the shows but for the informal reviews and impromptu debates among old friends. Beginning today, an exhausting 19 concerts over four days promise the usual eclectic mix of avant jazz, rock, electronics and the unclassifiable.

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Classical Music Listings from the New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

counter)induction (Friday) “Displacer,” the latest program by this inventive new-music ensemble, explores the musical possibilities of live and electronic sound as it is combined and passed through specialization technology. Included are works by Jorge García del Valle Méndez, Douglas Boyce, Katharina Rosenberger, Jukka Tiensuu and Kyle Bartlett. At 8 p.m., Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 645-2800, tenri.org; $15 suggested donation. (Kozinn)

Microfest 2011 (Saturday) The American Festival of Microtonal Music explores music written for the many tuning systems beyond the standard 12-note octave. The second of this year’s two programs includes Philip Glass’s “1+1,” John Cage’s “0 minutes and 0 seconds” for French horn and works by Shaahin Mohajeri, Tui St.George Tucker and Johnny Reinhard, as well as a tribute to Ives based on a memo by the composer. At 8 p.m., Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, at Grove Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 517-3550, afmm.org; $12, $10 for students and 65+. (Kozinn)

Wordless Music Orchestra (Friday and Saturday) Brad Lubman leads this ensemble and another of his groups, Signal, in a program that includes the United States premiere of “Doghouse,” a work for string trio and orchestra by Jonny Greenwood, a composer best known for his work as a guitarist and keyboardist (among other things) in Radiohead. Also on the program: Philip Glass’s “Heroes” Symphony, which is based on the David Bowie album of the same name, and Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto. At 8 p.m., New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, Manhattan , (800) 745-3000, wordlessmusic.org; $25 to $35. (Kozinn)

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