Cuneifest 2011

From Wayside Music:

Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2011. Cuneiform Records presents Cuneifest 2011: a celebration of many years of hard work, great music and devoted listeners!

Saturday, November 19 (‘rock day’) to be held at Orion Sound Studios – 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C – Baltimore, MD. 21230

[Ruben Sindo Acosta (keyboard, drum, vocals), Zach Ryalls (guitar), Andrew Carrico (baritone sax), Denny Tek (bass), Ian Chang (drums)]

Hamster Theatre
[Dave Willey (accordion, guitar), Jon Stubbs (trombone, keyboards), Mark Harris (winds, reeds, vocal), Mike Johnson (guitar), Brian MacDougal (bass), Raoul Rossiter (drums)]

Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores
[Alec K. Redfearn (accordion, vocals), Frank Difficult (objects) Orion Rigel Dommisse (organ, vocals), Matt McLaren (percussion), Christopher Sadlers (contrabass), Ann Schattle (horn)]

Thinking Plague
[Mike Johnson (guitar), Mark Harris (reeds & flute), Dave Willey (bass), Elaine di Falco (voice), Kimara Sajn (keyboards), Robin Chestnut (drums)]

Upsilon Acrux
[Paul Lai (guitar), Noah Guevara (guitar), Mark Kimbrell (drums), Dylan Fujioka (drums)]

[Mike Eber (guitar), Johnny Deblasse (bass), Jeff Eber (drums)]

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Sunday, November 20 (‘jazz day’)
to be held at
An die Musik LIVE! – 409 North Charles Street – Second Floor – Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
[Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Aram Shelton (alto sax), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums)]

The Claudia Quintet
[Drew Gress (bass), John Hollenbeck (drums), Matt Moran (vibes), Ted Reichman (accordion), Chris Speed (reeds)]

Carlo DeRosa’s Cross-Fade
[Vijay Iyer (piano), Mark Shim (sax), Carlo De Rosa (bass), Justin Brown (drums)]

Ideal Bread
[Josh Sinton (baritone sax), Kirk Knuffke (trumpet), Richard Giddens (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums]

Positive Catastrophe
[Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, co-leader), Abraham Gomez-Delgado (percussion, voice, co-leader), Kamala Sankaram (voice, accordion), Mark Taylor (french horn), Reut Regev (trombone), Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone), Michael Attias (baritone saxophone), Pete Fitzpatrick (electric guitar), Alvaro Benavides (electric bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)]

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Taka Kigawa Plays Piano at Le Poisson Rouge

Pierre Boulez, a friend of Górecki during the ...
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The pianist Taka Kigawa, a gifted interpreter of 20th-century and contemporary repertory, offered that four-movement work during a well-attended recital at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday evening. Many of Mr. Boulez’s later pieces, particularly those for small ensemble, are densely complex but also visceral and colorful. But the second sonata — with which Mr. Boulez wanted to destroy the traditional sonata form — represents the composer at his most formidable.

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James Falzone’s Allos Musica Trio On Tour In October

From Improvised Communications:

Chicago-based clarinetist/composer James Falzone and his Allos Musica Trio, featuring Ronnie Malley (oud and voice) and Tim Mulvenna (hand drums and percussion), will be on tour in the Midwest and Southeast this October.

Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Watershed Arts Alliance
Somerset, KY
No cover

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Columbia Museum Of Art
Columbia, SC
$10/$8 for members

Wednesday, October 19th at 9:00 p.m.
BoBo Gallery
Asheville, NC
No cover

Thursday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Barking Legs Theater
Chattanooga, TN
$10 advance/$12 at the door

Friday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Thomas Moore College
Covington, KY
No cover

Saturday, October 22nd at 9:00 p.m.
Robinwood Concert House
Toledo, OH
No cover

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Modern Classical in Baltimore

From Baltimore City Paper:

As the mainstream classical-music world winds down the summer festivals and pops programs and turns toward rehearsals for season-opening concerts, Baltimore’s foremost new-music concert series are prepping for their 2011-2012 seasons. Mobtown Modern enters its fifth season with an impressive lineup and a lot to prove. The Evolution Contemporary Music Series, curated by local composer Judah Adashi, enters its seventh season with a theme explicitly linking contemporary music with the other arts. Both series hope to build on what they set out to do from the start: provide more programming for contemporary composition in Baltimore while growing the audience for late 20th-/early 21st-century music.

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Henry Threadgill Interview

Henry Threadgill
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Since the early 1970s, saxophonist/flutist/composer Henry Threadgill has been creating challenging music with some of the most influential musicians in modern jazz. Born in Chicago, he started getting noticed as a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). His trio Air became one of the most acclaimed of its era. Since then, Threadgill has been at the forefront of free jazz. One hallmark remains the distinctive instrumentation found in groups such as Sextet/Sextett, Very Very Circus and the group he’s bringing to the Guelph Jazz Festival, Zooid.

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