Upcoming Ars Nova Workshop Shows

Mark Dresser
Cover of Mark Dresser

From Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Wednesday, September 14, 8pm
Jen Shyu, voice
Mark Dresser, bass

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$10 General Admission

“Calling contrabassist Mark Dresser a virtuoso is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math,” wrote Robert Bush for The San Diego City Times. He was spot on. Whether working in ensembles led by Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Tim Berne and John Zorn, leading groups for recordings on Tzadik and Clean Feed, or improvising alone, Dresser has been relentlessly articulating an incomparable musical language for nearly 40 years. For the Downtown bassist’s latest project, Synastry (Pi Recordings, 2011), Dresser joins forces with multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and vocalist Jen Shyu to investigate new improvisatory zones for voice and bass.

Shyu’s been studying and performing music since her pre-teens – she came in sixth place at the Stravinsky International Piano Competition at 11-years-old — and cut her teeth on the jazz scene working in Steve Coleman’s Five Elements. Shyu’s polylingual vocal style – she sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Tetum, and Pinuyumayan – adds a robust cosmopolitan spirit to her improvising: she’s truly a vocalist for a hyper-connected, multi-cultural age. “Together,” Shyu says of her work with Dresser, “we really push the possibilities of each of our instruments, exposing their full range in texture and musical function in a way that we feel is unique in the lineage of voice and bass duos.”



Friday, September 16, 8pm
Angelica Sanchez, piano
Tony Malaby, saxophone
Marc Ducret, guitar
Drew Gress, bass
Tom Rainey, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$15 General Admission

“Some kinds of music are best listened to alone and without distractions,” wrote Carla Bley in the liner notes to a little house (Cleen Feed; 2010) by pianist Angelica Sanchez. “Every piece is like a story told to you privately.” From gorgeous, voluptuous piano swells to vast, haunting silences, Sanchez created her own elegant world of sound on her debut solo recording. Though she’ll be sharing the stage with four all-star jazz musicians, tonight’s performance will capture that same awe-inspiring beauty, virtuosity, and intimate charm.

Sanchez has been an active player on the New York City jazz scene since the mid-1990s, working in ensembles with Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian and Susie Ibarra. She has led trios and quartets with musicians like Michael Formanek and Ted Poor, and in the late-2000s, she formed this quintet with saxophonist Tony Malaby, bassist Drew Gress, French guitarist Marc Ducret, and drummer Tom Rainey, which tonight makes its first Philadelphia appearance since 2007.

Each member of the quintet has a history with saxophonist Tim Berne, and it definitely shows in the group dialogue: mathematical precision, evolving melodies, sharp harmonic exchanges. But, as Nate Chinen wrote for The New York Times, what sets Sanchez apart as a composer is her “more harmonious brand of abstraction.” This is evident on their spectacular debut, Life Between (Cleen Feed; 2008), and you’ll hear it tonight as Sanchez leads this singular quintet through new pieces that will appear on their upcoming sophomore release for Clean Feed.


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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Nels Cline @ All tomorrow's parties festival 2...
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From Free Jazz:

RED Trio + John Butcher – Empire (No Business, 2011) ****½
Anthony Braxton – Septet (Pittsburgh) 2008 – (Tricentric, 2011) ***½
Anthony Braxton – Quartet (Mestre) 2008 – (Caligola, 2011) ****½
Anthony Braxon – Composition No. 19 (For 100 Tubas) (Tricentric, 2011) ***½
Anthony Braxton – Two Compositions (Festival of New Trumpet Music) 2007 (Tricentric, 2011) ****
Tim Daisy & Ken Vandermark – The Conversation (MultiKulti, 2011) ***½
Tim Trevor-Briscoe, Szilárd Mezei, Nicola Guazzaloca – Underflow (Leo, 2011) ****
Nels Cline Trio – Silencer (Enja, 2011) ****

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Embedded Play in Australia

From Avantwhatever:

Avantwhatever Presents… Embedded

Embedded – Woodwinds, Accordion, Bass & Trombone
Matt Chaumont & Monica Brooks – Sub-bass Resonances & Accordion
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang & Sam Pettigrew – Vocals & Bass
Rishin Singh – Trombone

Art beat
211a Victoria St
North Melbourne
Saturday September 10
Entry $10 | 8pm

Avantwhatever presents a night of acoustic improvised music with the astonishing Embedded, comprised of Sydney residents Jim Denley, Monica Brooks, Sam Pettigrew & Rishin Singh, as well as locals Matt Chaumont and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang.

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Secret Chiefs 3 Tour North America

From Web of Mimicry:

8/31 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah *
9/1 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (tix) *°
9/2 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks (tix) *°
9/3 Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Cabaret De La Dernière Chance (Festival de Musique Émergente)
9/5 Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End (tix) *°
9/6 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle *°
9/7 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery *
9/8 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (tix) *‡
9/9 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge (tix) *
9/10 Milford, CT @ Daniel Street (tix) *
9/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (tix) *†
9/13 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (tix) *‡
9/14 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (tix) *
9/15 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop (tix) *
9/16 Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag (tix) *
9/17 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (tix) *
9/19 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel (tix) *†
9/20 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
9/21 West Columbia, SC @ Conundrum Music Hall *
9/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (tix) *
9/23 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle *
9/24 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s (Boomslang Festival)

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September at the Stone

John Zorn
Cover of John Zorn

From NY’s Stone:

9/1 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Antoine Beuger-approcher s’éloigner s’absenter (premiere)
Barry Chabala (guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass) Ben Owen (electronics)

10 pm
Michael Pisaro-hinwandeln, augen zu (premiere)
Barry Chabala (guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass) Ben Owen (electronics)

9/2 Friday (RK)
8 pm
Bonnie Jones/Maria Chavez
Bonnie Jones (electronics, mics) Maria Chavez (turntable)

10 pm
David Kirby
David Kirby (four tape recorders)

9/3 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Graham Lambkin/Vanessa Rossetto
Graham Lambkin (microphone, live atmosphere) Vanessa Rossetto (laptop, viola, objects)

10 pm
Olivia Block
Olivia Block (piano, electronics)
Two pieces, one for piano, one for electronics.

9/4 Sunday (DS)
8 pm
Jason Lescalleet
Jason Lescalleet (tapes, electronics)

10 pm
Christian Wolff/Keith Rowe
Christian Wolff (guitar) Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)

9/6 Tuesday (AC)
8 pm
David Barnes/Richard Kamerman/Graham Stephenson
Dave Barnes (electronics) Richard Kamerman (motors, objects, amplification) Graham Stephenson (amplified trumpet)
Three duo sets.

10 pm
Taku Unami
Taku Unami (object)

9/7 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Keith Rowe/Taku Unami
Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics) Taku Unami (object)

10 pm
Toshi Nakamura/English (Joe Foster/Bonnie Jones)
Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board) Joe Foster (trumpet, electronics) Bonnie Jones (electronics, mics)

9/8 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
The Dolphin
Joe Foster (electronics, trumpet) Dave Barnes (electronics) Richard Kamerman (motors, objects, amplification) Graham Stephenson (amplified trumpet)

10 pm
Keith Rowe/Toshi Nakamura
Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics) Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board)

9/9 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe
Radu Malfatti (trombone) Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)

10 pm
Toshi Nakamura/Taku Unami
Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board) Taku Unami (object)

9/10 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe
Radu Malfatti (trombone) Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)

10 pm
Toshi Nakamura
Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board)

9/11 Sunday (DDT)
8 pm
Keith Rowe
Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)

10 pm
Radu Malfatti/Taku Unami
Radu Malfatti (trombone) Taku Unami (object)

9/12 Monday (NY)
Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.

9/13 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Radu Malfatti/Michael Pisaro
Radu Mafatti (trombone) Michael Pisaro (electric guitar)
Claude Lorrain 2 (Malfatti)

10 pm
Radu Malfatti/Michael Pisaro
Radu Mafatti (trombone) Michael Pisaro (electric guitar)
Ascending Series (6) (Pisaro)

9/14 Wednesday (LS)
7:30 pm
A cloud drifting over the plain
Barry Chabala, Michael Pisaro (guitars) Dominic Lash (bass) Greg Stuart (percussion)
A cloud drifting over the plain. A work for recorded percussion and sine tones (consisting of over 80 layers of percussion recordings) and live performance.

9 pm
Mind is moving (I and IV)
Michael Pisaro (classical guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass)

10:30 pm
fields have ears (6)
Barry Chabala (guitar) Michael Pisaro (electronics)
New piece for electric guitar and recorded turntables, radio, sine tones, guitar and cumulative location recordings.

9/15 Thursday
7:30 pm
A transparent gate (with ten panels)
Greg Stuart (percussion)
The premiere of the full version of this 100′ work for solo percussion and eight small speakers. TWENTY DOLLARS

10:30 pm
asleep, street, pipes, tones
Katie Porter (bass clarinet) Michael Pisaro (guitar)
A 64-minute work for live performance and electronics (organ samples, field recordings and other sounds.)

9/16 Friday (DJS)
8 pm
The Respect Sextet
Eli Asher (trumpet) James Hirschfeld, (trombone) Malcom Kirby (bass) Ted Poor (drums) Josh Rutner (sax) Red Wierenga (keys)

10 pm
John Cage Variety Show, directed by Miguel Frasconi
Miguel Frasconi leads a collaborative concert of the works of John Cage.

9/17 Saturday
8 pm
Roland Auzet
Roland Auzet (percussion)

10 pm
Jovita Zaehl and Philipp Kronbichler, with Martha Cluver
Jovita Zaehl, Philipp Kronbichler (piano) Martha Cluver (soprano)
Music for piano 2-, 3-, and 4-hands with and without voice, by Morton Feldman and others.

9/18 Sunday (DH)
8 pm
Pauline Oliveros/Ione
Pauline Oliveros (v accordion) Ione (words and sounds)
Improvisations on Njinga, the Queen King and St. George and the Dragon.

10 pm
Frances White
Liuh-Wen Ting (viola) Troy Rinker (contrabass) Frances White (electronics)
A veil barely seen (2000) / Like the lily (1999) / Two remixes of “Resonant Landscape”, an interactive sound installation, with Pauline Oliveros.

9/19 Monday
Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.

9/20 Tuesday (MJJ)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
Come on down and support your favorite New York venue! We need your help to survive! TWENTY DOLLARS

9/21 Wednesday (YT)
8 pm
Vincent Royer: Spectral Voices
Vincent Royer (viola)
Masterpieces for the viola by two great spectral composers. Giacinto Scelsi: Studie I / Horatiu Radulescu: Lux Animae, dedicated to Vincent Royer / Giacinto Scelsi: Manto I, II, III / Horatiu Radulescu: Das Andere

10 pm
Anton Batagov: Music for Screen
Anton Batagov (piano)
A set of original compositions written for movies and TV shows. Visit http://www.batagov.com for more information.

9/22 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Father’s suit and watch (2009) by Marc Sabat and Lorenzo Pompa
Beth Griffith (voice) Stephen Clarke (piano, keyboard) Marc Sabat (violin, adapted viola)
Video ballet in ten tableaux with Prologue, Entr’acte, and Epilogue.

10 pm
Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio
Marco Cappelli (guitar) Ken Filiano (double bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

9/23 Friday (NL)
8 pm
Stephen Clarke
Stephen Clarke (piano)
Horatiu Radulescu: Piano Sonata No. 3 “you will endure forever” / Udo Kasemets: Pythagoras Tree / Gerald Barry: Sur les Pointes.

10 pm
Catherine Sikora (tenor and soprano saxes) Brian Groder (trumpet) Harvey Sorgen (drums) Joe Giardullo (tenor, soprano and sopranino saxes)

9/24 Saturday (SK)
8 pm
Allen Otte/Bonnie Whiting Smith: Speaking of and after Cage
Allen Otte, Bonnie Whiting Smith (speaking percussionists)
Mainly music for speaking percussionists, including carefully realized works by John Cage, Frederic Rzewski, and others.

10 pm
Mode Records presents: Idea Music 1
Artists to be announced
A collaborative concert of music with graphic and text scores.

9/25 Sunday (BK)
8 pm
Margaret Leng Tan plays Four Walls
Margaret Leng Tan (piano, voice)
John Cage: Four Walls (1944) An hour-long exploration of the disturbed mind.

10 pm
My Wounded Head 3: Rob Haskins plays Marc Chan
Rob Haskins (piano) Grey McMurray (guitar) David Crowell (sax
My Wounded Head 3, for solo piano, is a long, quiet road trip through the Bach Passion Chorales, spinning the appropriated notes like threads through a loom, increasing, in the process, its duration. Preceded by Chan’s arrangement of John Cage’s In a Landscape for piano, guitar and saxophone.

9/26 Monday (NY)

Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.

9/27 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Neely Bruce
Neely Bruce (piano)

10 pm
Schanzer/Speach Duo with Lindsey Horner
Jeffrey Schanzer (guitar) Bernadette Speach (piano) Lindsey Horner (bass)
Composer/guitarist Jeffrey Schanzer and composer/pianist Bernadette Speach join forces with long-time collaborator composer/bassist Lindsey Horner to perform a few old, and mostly improvised new solos, duos and trios.

9/28 Wednesday (MJJ)
8 pm
Joe McPhee, Lori Freedman, and other aliens
Joe McPhee (sax) Lori Freedman (clarinets)
With mystery guests.

10 pm
Duo for the Liberation of Sound and Image
Olga Krashenko (viola, flute, voice) Gerard Pape (live electronics, sound projection)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Spiral / Gerard Pape: Faux Movements / Olga Krashenko: Ge / Gerard Pape: Musique Funebre / Olga Krashenko: Ecohe

9/29 Thursday (CWL)
8 pm
Tim Hodgkinson
Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet) Dominic Lash (double bass) Denman Maroney (piano)

10 pm
Chris Burke, Tamara Yadao
Treating the map editors in current video game technology as virtual sound stages, foci+loci create immersive electroacoustic spaces with virtual instruments and timed audiovisual events.

9/30 Friday (YT)
8 pm
Talea Ensemble
Gerard Pesson: Vexierbilder II / Anthony Cheung: Roundabouts / Alvin Curran: Triadic Limbo / Fausto Romitelli: Ganimede (US PREMIERE) / Victor Adan: Solum [Multiplexor I]

10 pm
Mode Records presents: Idea Music 2
Artists to be announced
A collaborative concert of music with graphic and text scores.

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2011 Bowling Green New Music Festival

The 2011 Bowling Green New Music Festival is coming in October.

The 2011 Bowling Green New Music Festival – our 32nd – takes place October 12 –15, 2011. This year’s festival will feature David Lang as special guest composer and guest ensemble Mantra Percussion, as well as performances by BGSU ensembles, faculty, students and guests. Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the College of Musical Arts, the festival has hosted John Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Karel Husa, Joan La Barbara, Paul Lansky, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky and more than 350 other guest composers and musicians since 1980.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 12

Residency: Tony Malaby‘s Tamarindo Trio

Avant-jazz giant Tony Malaby and his Tamarindo Trio (William Parker, bass and Tom Rainey, drums) will conduct a one-day residency at the College of Musical Arts, culminating with a 7 p.m. performance at the Clazel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green. Tamarindo’s residency is sponsored in part by the Department of Jazz Studies.

Thursday, October 13

Composer Talk: David Lang, 2:00 p.m, Bryan Recital Hall

Featured Guest Composer David Lang discusses his works and compositional style.

Workshop: Christopher Azzara, “Inspiration and Meaning Through Improvisation,” 4:00 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall”

Innovative music educator and performer Christopher Azzara presents a workshop on creativity and improvisation in the classroom.

Concert 1: “Laws of Nature” 7:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall (free)

A concert featuring the BGSU Percussion Ensemble performing the music of David Lang, plus other works.

Dark Waves (2007, two pianos & electronic sounds): John Luther Adams
Oyster (2008, chamber orchestra): John Orfe
The So-Called Laws of Nature (2002, percussion ensemble): David Lang
Concert 2: “Downtown Music” 9:30 p.m., Cla-Zel Theatre (free)

A special “after hours” performance of works with and without film at the historic Cla-Zel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green, featuring DMA students, faculty performers from the College of Musical Arts and guest performers.

Decantations III (2011, variable ensemble, sruti boxes and electronics): Ravi Kittappa
this was written by hand (2003, piano): David Lang
wed (1997, piano): David Lang
Black (2008, two bass clarinets): Marc Mellits
How to Pray (2002, chamber ensemble): David Lang
Heroin (2008, cello and voice): Lou Reed, arr. David Lang
In and Out of the Game (2010, four trombones and electronic sounds): Eve Beglarian
Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986, piano version): John Adams/John Orfe
Dance Music (2000, saxophone and electric guitar): David Smooke
Friday, October 14

Concert 3: “One” 10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

New Work (2011, nine trumpets, world premiere): Matthew Roddie
Press Release (1991): David Lang
Trapset (2000, solo flute): Harold Meltzer
Memo 8 (2000, solo oboe): Bernard Rands
Jonah (2011, world premiere, nine bass clarinets and narrator): Brad Balliett
Concert 4: “E pluribus unum” 2:30 p.m., Kobacker Hall (free)

Fantasmi (2005, eight saxophones): Marilyn Shrude
Swarm (2011, brass ensemble, world premiere): Christopher Dietz
La bocca, I piedi, Il suono (1997, 104 saxophones): Salvatore Sciarrino
Concert 5: “Messages” 4:00 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Long Path (2004, piano and electronics): Kevin Ernste
Five Songs of the Von Seggerns (2010, soprano and chamber ensemble): Chin Ting Chan
Once Again to the Light (2011, saxophone and electronics, world premiere): James Mobberley
The Starry Messenger (2010, chamber choir, world premiere): Jeffrey Brooks
Concert 6: Mantra Percussion: “Timber” 8:00 p.m., Kobacker Hall (free)

Hailed by The New York Times as “…finely polished…a fresh source of energy,” Mantra Percussion is committed to substantially expanding the future of percussion repertoire by commissioning and performing new, significant works for large percussion ensemble by both prominent and emerging composers to breathe new life into the art. Their aim is for most of these works to engage cross-discipline collaborations to produce evening-length events that look toward a grander artistic vision. Their performance consists of only one work – the U.S. premiere of Michael Gordon’s Timber for six percussionists.

Timber (2011, U.S. premiere): Michael Gordon
Saturday, October 15

Concert 7: MACCM Institute, 10:30 a.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Mantra Percussion performs works by students from the Toledo School for the Arts, the culmination of a year-long composition and creativity project sponsored by the Center – the MACCM Institute – followed by a discussion with festival guests about programs cultivating young composers.

Concert 8: “Playthings,” 2:30 p.m., Bryan Recital Hall (free)

Pillaging Music (2005, piano and found object percussion): Nico Muhly
Hard, Hard, Hard! (2011, toy piano and toy instruments, world premiere): Ge Gan-Ru
qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq (2009, three toy pianos and three-channel 1-bit tones): Tristan Perich
the end (2008, soprano, ukulele and spoons): Ruby Fulton
novice trip (2008, chamber ensemble): Andrea LaRose
Photon Clockwork (2005, solo horn): Matthew Roddie
Giraffes (2008, flute and marimba): Harold Meltzer
Douze Mains (2011, piano 12-hands, world premiere of complete version): Mayke Nas
Concert 9: “Method in Madness” 8:00 p.m., Kobacker Hall ($)

Performances by the BGSU Philharmonia, Wind Symphony and Collegiate Chorale

again (after Ecclesiastes) (2005, choir): David Lang
Junk Pop (2011, wind ensemble): Ruby Fulton
Polka Nation (1996, wind ensemble): Evan Chambers
Cheating, Lying, Stealing (1995/2011, world premiere of wind ensemble version): David Lang
Bright Kingdoms (2005, orchestra and elecronics): Ingram Marshall
e.t.e.r.n.i.t.y. (2011, orchestra, world premiere): Amy Beth Kirsten
Grind to a Halt (2004, orchestra): David Lang

The Moore Musical Arts Center houses Bryan Recital Hall, Kobacker Hall and the Kennedy Green Room.
The Cla-Zel Theatre is located at 127 N. Main St. in downtown Bowling Green.

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4-Night Anthony Braxton Festival Previewed

Anthony Braxton
Cover of Anthony Braxton

From JazzTimes:

Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Festival, described as “by far the most comprehensive portrait of the composer/multi-reedist yet presented in the United States,” will take place from October 5-8 at Roulette’s new performance space in Brooklyn. According to a press release, “Energies, Ideas, Intuitions encompasses opera, orchestral, chamber, solo, electro-acoustic, choral, and dance works, performed by leading interpreters of Braxton’s music from both the classical and improvised music worlds.” Braxton will perform or conduct every evening and each concert will include at least one U.S. or world premiere.

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Upcoming Deep Listening Events

From the Deep Listening Institute:

October 1 from 3 to 9 pm – Dream Festival Opening with MARATHON OF DREAMERS and opening reception for La Leona Arts’ 100 Artists/100 Dreams Film Premiere.  In collaboration with Stella May Productions.  Stella May Gallery Theatre, 101 Greenkill Ave, Kingston, NY

October 4 – Pauline Oliveros solo concert, BABEL PRAGUE Festival, Prague

October 8 – Pauline Oliveros’ Rock Piece and King Kong Sing Along at the Kingston Farmer’s Market.  Followed by a performance of Six For New Time at BackStage Productions.  In collaboration with the O+ Festival.  Wall St, Uptown Kingston NY

October 9 from 12 pm to 7 pm – ART/LIFE Counseling with Linda Montano.  Inside the window of X’CLUSIVE BOUTIQUE, Wall St, Uptown Kingston.  In collaboration with the O+ Festival.

October 9 from 3-5 pm – Stone Mountain Dream Group with Robin and Steven Larsen at Half Moon Books, 35 N Front St, Uptown Kingston
October 14-16- A Weekend of Dreams and Dreaming with Jeremy Taylor.  Miriam’s Well, 13 Simmons St, Saugerties, NY.  http://www.miriamswell.org

2nd Annual Dream Stream – October 15 – November 15
An online series of mini-concerts up to 20 minutes long from different locations around the world.  Broadcast live at http://www.deeplistening.org

October 29 from 11-1pm – Kids’ Dream Box Workshop with Sadee Brathwaite.  For artists aged 4 – 12 years.  Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston NY

October 28 & 29 – Deep Listening Band Residency, Lawrence University

November 5 from 5 to 7 pm- Art on the Wall Virtual Gallery Opening Reception for “Caren Canier:  Journey in Egypt.”  Preview of Dream Box exhibit.  Deep Listening Space, 77 Cornell St, Suite 303, Kingston NY

November 5 at 8 pm – UNDER THE RADAR concert – String Surprise with James Ilgenfritz and Al Margolis.  Deep Listening Space, 77 Cornell St, Suite 303, Kingston NY

November 11 from 6 to 8 pm – Opening Reception for exhibit – Dream Boxes –  Curated by Ione and the Dream Team.  LOJ (Lift off Judgement) Jury for fun Dream Box prizes.  Performance with Norman and Ezra Lowrey – Remember, Dream.  Gallery One Eleven, The Shirt Factory, Kingston NY.  http://www.galleryoneleven.com

November 12 – In Parallel:  Dreaming into Alternate Universes.  Overnight for Dreaming Avatars in Second Life with Norman Lowrey

Frode Gjerstad Trio in Madison September 2

Han Bennink & Frode Gjerstad
Image by svennevenn via Flickr

From Madison’s Surrounded by Reality Music:

Frode Gjerstad – alto sax and clarinet
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
Jon Rune Strøm – bass

Frode Gjerstad Trio plays at Audio for the Arts on September 2

After two decades of trios with various international musicians, this is Frode Gjerstad‘s first all-Norwegian trio. And it is a significant move towards a Nordic improvised sound. In the past, he has played in trios with Hamid Drake, William Parker, John Stevens, Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter, Wilber Morris and Rashid Bakr. (From http://frodegjerstad.com/)

Paal Nilssen-Love first started playing with Frode Gjerstad when he was 15. Since then, he has become one of the most active musicians of the new generation in Norway. He has also played and recorded with international sax-players Mats Gustavsson, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark and many, many more! He is now traveling the world and also is a permanent member of the Brøtzmann Tentet.
Check out www.paalnilssenlove.com

Jon Rune Strøm plays the acoustic bass with several Oslo-based bands.

This trio has made 6 recordings so far: “Last First” on the US label, Falcata-Galica. A studio-recording from November -99 when the group was quite fresh. Then came a live recording from September 2000 in Oslo, “The Blessing Light” on Cadence Jazz Records. This CD is dedicated to the late British drummer, John Stevens. “Sharp knives cut deeper” with Peter Brøtzmann on the Italian label Splash came in-03, “St.Louis” is a live recording from our 2002 US tour that came out on FMR in -04 and in 2005 we recorded “mothers & fathers”. In 2007 we recorded “Nothing is forever” at a concert in Oslo.

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