Present Music Opener on August 27

From Milwaukee’s Present Music:

Present Music, Milwaukee’s award-winning new music ensemble, invites all of Milwaukee to celebrate water at its 2011-12 season opener by presenting a FREE concert event called Water on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7pm at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee, Wis. The free Water concert kicks off Present Music’s 30th season and will inspire the audience to hear and see water in music, art, and dance.

Present Music will perform new music inspired by water including a world premiere by Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince, commissioned by John Shannon and Jan Serr. While in Milwaukee, Ince will work with the musicians and singers on this premiere. Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee, Cream City Chorus, Milwaukee Mask & Puppet Theatre and Bel Canto Boy Choirs will join the ensemble to bring dance and voice to the evening while UW Milwaukee’s Department of Art and Design illuminates ideas of water through video, outdoor installations and water-themed artwork

Part One – Concert events begin, 7pm
Performances will take place behind the Marcus Center along the river starting at 7pm. The Cream City Chorus will perform water-themed songs while the Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre operate jellyfish, shark, row boat, trout, and bubble puppets. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a pair of Ocean Kayaks from Johnson Outdoors in addition to many other prizes. At 7:30pm, the Present Music musicians and key water and Milwaukee figures will arrive by a fleet of boats including Irish currachs and the Milwaukee Fire Department boat among others. The musicians will lead the procession into Uihlein Hall to begin the main concert.

Part Two—Main concert
Present Music will perform the following works: Sea Tropes by Ingram Marshall; Fast Flows the River by Timothy Andres; Water by David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe; Compilation of Water Songs by Kevin Stalheim; World Premiere piece by Kamran Ince with additional performances by the collaborators and video presentations by the UWM Dept. of Art & Design students.

Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

ANTONIO QUIJANO QUARTET / Songs from Another Blue Planet (Slam Productions)
HAN-EARL PARK, BRUCE COATES & FRANZISKA SCHROEDER / io 0.0.1 beta++ (Slam Productions)
GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS / Repas froid (Pan – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
HUMAN INSTINCT / Burning Up Years (Sunbeam Records – merci à/thanks to: Forced Exposure)
KLAUS SCHULZE / La Vie électronique 9 (MIG)
EMO ALBINO / Lady Lord (Sofa)
HOBOCOMBO / Now that it’s the opposite, it’s twice upon a time (Trovarobato Parade – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
AIDAN BAKER / Still Life (Primary Numbers – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
NEXT STOP: HORIZON / We Know Exactly Where We Are Going (Tapete Records – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
ROTFRONT / VisaFree (Essay Recordings – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
MATHIAS PONTEVIA / Laminaire (Un rêve nu)
STEFANO PASTOR & ARI POUTIAINEN / North South Dial (Slam Productions)
REMORA / Scars Bring Hope (Silber Records)
ELECTRIC BIRD NOISE / The Silber Sessions (Silber Records)
AZALIA SNAIL / Celestial Respect (Silber Records)
KATIE BULL / Freak Miracle (Innova)
LITTLEBOW / The Edge Blown Aerophone (Second Language – merci à/thanks to John Bourke P.R.)

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DMG Newsletter August 5th, 2011

Ken Vandermark
Cover of Ken Vandermark

From DMG:

A New Week with Great Discs from: Kali Z. Fasteau/William Parker/Cindy Blackman! Butch Morris: Verona Live and Nublu Orchestra! Italian Instabile Orchestra Book+CD! The Nu Band Live in Paris! Rova + Zorn Quintet LP! Sun Ra Book ..and 2-LP Set! Peter Evans/Mats Gustafsson/Agusti Fernandez! Bernie Worrell – Standards LP! Tim Daisy & Ken Vandermark! Multikulti label! Studio One Story!

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

This Sunday, August 7th at 7pm (please note new time):
GL DIANA/BEN GERSTEIN/MIKE PRIDE! – New Laptop/Trombone/Drums Trio!

Sunday, August 14th at 6pm:
DAVID AARON -tenor sax, CATHERINE TYRELL – soprano sax & Guests!

Sunday, August 21st at 6pm:
THOMAS HEBERER – Solo Trumpet & 1/4 Tone Trumpet!

Sunday, August 28th at 6pm:
ANDREA PENSADO & ADRIANA DE LOS SANTOS – Argentinian Duo Performing: Solos & Duos of Voice, Laptop, Amplified Ethnic Violin & Electronics!

Rare Tuesday Gig – Tuesday, August 30th:
6pm: MURAL with KIM MYHR / JIM DENLEY / INGAR ZACH! Norwegian/Australian Tabletop Guitar/Extended Sax/Unusual Percussion Trio!

Sunday, September 4th at 6pm:
Music on the Edge (UK Duo with CD’s on FMR) Featuring:
SUSIE HODDER-WILLIAMS – Flute/Alto Flute/Bass Flute & CHRIS CALDWELL – Soprano Sax/C Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Rare Saturday, September 10th Set at 6pm:
Crosscurrent 3 Festival Celebration In-Store featuring:
WAYNE HORVITZ & BRIGGAN KRAUSS! Electric Keyboard & Alto Sax Duo!
Come on Down & Check Out Two Downtown Legends!

Sunday, September 18th at 6pm:
BONNIE KANE & CHRIS WELCOME – Great Sax & Guitar Duo!

Sunday, September 25th:
NOTE: LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS – has been Postponed!

Sunday, October 2nd Double-Header –
6pm: MAX JOHNSON & KIRK KNUFFKE – New Acoustic Bass & Cornet Duo!
7pm: DOROTHEA SCHURCH – Experimental Vocalist & Saw Player from Switzerland!

Sunday, October 9th Double-Header:
6pm: YUKARI – Flutist Extraordinaire Returns!
7pm: LAGHIMA: Gian Luigi Diana: live electronics/laptop & Frederika Krier: violin!

Sunday, October 16th at 6pm: UK’s finest featuring:
ALEX WARD – Clarinet & DOMINIC LASH – Contrabass!

Sunday, October 30th at 6pm:
PascAli – A Prepared Bass Duo featuring: SEAN ALI on double bass & PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER – Double Bass!

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Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood Reviewed

Charles Wuorinen at desk
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From NYTimes.com:

An attraction of the Tanglewood Music Center’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music is an unpredictability that makes guessing which of the many competing species of modernism will dominate a largely fruitless exercise. This year Charles Wuorinen is directing the festival, and listeners who are stuck in the musical politics of the relatively recent past or who think that Mr. Wuorinen’s music lies on the severe, atonal side, might assume that this year’s festival would tilt toward what Milton Babbitt semijokingly called maximalism. There is some of that: The prospectus includes music by Brian Ferneyhough, Jason Eckardt, David Felder and Babbitt himself.

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