Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

OZMO / Ozmo (Unit Records)
THEO BLECKMANN / I Dwell in Possibility (Winter & Winter)
NO-MAN / Schoolyard Ghosts (Kscope)
ARTISTES VARIÉS-VARIOUS ARTISTS / Sculpting the Air: Modern Works for Wind Instruments (Navona)
KLAUS SCHULZE / Live at Klangart (Revisited)
TRAN(CE)FORMATION QUARTET / Entrance (Leo Records)
TROPHIES / Become Objects of Daily Use (Monotype)
SCANNER + DAVID ROTHENBERG / You Can’t Get There from Here (Monotype)
SCHNAAK / Wake Up Colossus (Discorporate – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
KLEZMERSON / Siete (Tzadik)
KIM CASCONE / The Knotted Constellation (Fourteen Rotted Coordinates) (Monotype)
EUGENE S. ROBINSON & PHILIPPE PETIT / The Crying of Lot 69 (Monotype)
TELEGRAPH / Telegraph (Leo Records)
MOHA! / Meiningslaust Oppgulp (A Singles Compilation) (Rune Grammofon – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)

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Accidental Music Festival brings avant-garde music to Orlando


‘Without new music, there is no music,’ or so the unofficial motto of the upcoming Accidental Music Festival goes. In a day and age where new-wave composers struggle to find a home for their music and support for unorthodox musical styles is far from being any city council’s top priority, especially Orlando’s, it is commendable to see initiative being taken toward the fostering of daring new music. This is happening here and now and the product of this local endeavor will be presented in a 10-day festival, free of charge to spectators, from September 4 through 13, cunningly named the Accidental Music Festival.

Creative Music Guild Shows

Sam Coomes
Cover of Sam Coomes

Upcoming shows from Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

The 2nd Annual Creative Music Guild Benefit Blast

Featuring performances by

Sam Coomes‘ Deep Fried Boogie Band [members of Quasi, Guided by Voices, Dragging an Ox through Water]
Why I Must Be Careful,
Matt Carlson [of Golden Retriever],
Better Homes and Gardens [members of Blue Cranes],
A live film score by Daniel Menche,
1939 Ensemble,
DJ Jeffrey Jerusalem,
and dancers Lucy Yim, Danielle Ross, and Shannon Stewart.

Friday, September 23rd, 2011  doors and schmoozing @ 7:30pm  music @ 8pm

Bamboo Grove 134 SE Taylor

Door:  $7 to $700
Drinks:  Donation
Please come and celebrate the new vision of the Creative Music Guild and the start of our 2011-12 season at the 2nd Annual CMG Benefit Blast.  This stellar line-up of Portland’s masters and mainstays includes the debut performance of Sam Coomes’ new boogie band, the post-bop heat and light of Better Homes and Gardens, Why I Must Be Careful’s white-knuckled cataract, a live film scoring by electro-noise master Daniel Menche, 1939 Ensemble’s balance of force and grace, hypno-rhythms by synth genius Matt Carlson, collaborations by contemporary dancers Lucy Yim, Danielle Ross, and Shannon Stewart, and DJ Jeffrey Jerusalem spinning avant-grooves all night long.

The Creative Music Guild has revamped its mission, leadership, and aesthetics and is recommitted to serving Portland’s audiences and music community the absolute finest in regional, national, and international avant-garde and experimental music.  We are thrilled about our upcoming season featuring cutting-edge sounds and master musicians as well as the debut of our marquee event, a festival of improvised and experimental music in Spring of 2012.

Upcoming shows:
10/14/11 – Trio Braam (Michiel Braam (piano), Wilbert de Joode (bass) and Michael Vatcher (drums)),  at Reedemer Lutheran Church (5431 Northeast 20th Avenue, Portland)
10/23/11:  Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra at Revival Drum Shop (1465 NE Prescott) – a Nakatani solo followed by a gong orchestra with Jose Melendes (1939 Ensemble, Breeders), Neal Morgan (Bill Callahan), Lisa Schonberg (Explode into Colors), John Niekrasz (Why I Must Be Careful).

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DMG Newsletter August 26th, 2011

From DMG:

Mark Nauseef/Ikue Mori/Evan Parker/Bill Laswell! Loren Mazzacane Connors Haunted House! Jeremiah Cymerman! Susan Howe/David Grubbs! Jamie Saft/Ben Goldberg! Toby Driver‘s Tartar Lamb II! Toshimaru Nakamura!

Ben Allison/Michael Blake/Steve Cardenas! Taku Unami/Takahiro Kawaguchi! Stephane Belmondo! Fred Hersch! Fung Chern Hwei! Larry Goldings/Harry Allen! Lucas Santtana/Arto Lindsay! Nurse With Wound/Aranos! Omar Souleyman! Trimpin DVD! Erkin Koray! Mickey Newbury!


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

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

This Tuesday Rare Gig – Tuesday, August 30th:
Norwegian/Australian Tabletop Guitar/Extended Sax/Unusual Percussion Trio!
An Outstanding Trio with Numerous CD’s on Sofa, Rune Grammofon & Many Other Labels!

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 5pm (note the early starting time): Crosscurrent 3 Festival Celebration In-Store featuring:
WAYNE HORVITZ & BRIGGAN KRAUSS! Electric Keyboard & Alto Sax Duo!
Come on Down & Check Two Downtown Pioneers!

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

Sunday, September 25th at 6pm:
Take a Trip to Outer Space with ECSTASY MULE!

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 3th at 6pm:
PascAli – A Prepared Bass Duo featuring:
SEAN ALI on Double Bass & PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER – Double Bass!

Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm:
Amazing New Tenor & Soprano Sax/Contrabass/Drums Trio!

Sunday, October 30th at 6pm:

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Upcoming Detroit Shows

Paal Nilssen-Love
Image via Wikipedia

From the Bohemian in Exile:

Sat. August 27: 3rd Annual Planet D Nonet Tribute to Suns Ra at 3rd Bar
It’s hard to think of any other band in town that could do justice to the dense arrangements of Sun Ra‘s big band material of the 50’s and 60’s. For three years running, Planet D Nonet has featured this brilliant body of work in a tribute that utilizes the prodigious size of their group to great advantage. Sun Ra’s Arkestra varied in size greatly over then years, but he always displayed a mastery for making medium-big ensembles sound giant- and Planet D is a perfect embodiment of this. Each year they and more and more Sun Ra material to the repertoire as well, so its interesting to hear where they are in the chronology.

Special guest this year is the outstanding trombonist Vincent Chandler, who has played with serious folks like Joe Henderson and Clark Terry! The first two Sun Tribute shows were released by Planet D as a double CD, named Jazz of the Year at the DMA.

9 pm doors, $5-10 donation suggested
3rd Bar (formerly 3rd St. Saloon)
699 W. Forest Ave., in the Wayne State neighborhood

Sun. Aug. 28: Frode Gjerstad Trio at Le Petit Zinc in the garden
Norwegian powerhouse improvisors, The Frode Gjerstad Trio, return to Detroit for a special Sunday evening concert. One of the leading figures of creative music in Northern Europe, Frode Gjerstad has made several visits to Detroit in the past few years. Showing a versatile range on saxophones and clarinet, he has performed as a soloist, with his various iterations of the trio and with Circulasione Totale, his hybrid music orchestra . His collaborators have included John Stevens, Dudu Pukwana, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Billy Bang, Borah Bergman,William Parker, Rashid Bakr, Louis Moholo, Peter Brøtzmann, Willber Morris, Kevin Norton, Pheeroan akLaff, Hamid Drake, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Steve Swell, Han Bennink, and
Marshall Allen among others.

Frode is joined by the ubiquitous Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. Detroit audiences have had the pleasure of seeing Paal in a wide variety of contexts- especially due to his extensive playing in the Chicago creative music scene. This time the trio features a new bass player, Jon Rune, who Frode and Paal are very excited about.

Le Petit will reopen Sunday evening at 6:30 with a select menu and refreshments.
Music starts at 7 pm. $5-10 suggested.
1055 Trumbull Ave, Detroit 48216

Wed. Aug 31: Scavenger Quartet at New Center Park (free lunchtime show)
All you late-night scribes, Cultural Center-lunchers, working DJs, not working booking agents, bartenders, Henry Ford Hospital employees and other gainfully available people
can make this free lunchtime performance by Scavenger Quartet at New Center Park. There’s a least one thing in it for each of you!

Scavenger Quartet has a new record in the works and these two sets are a good preview of the music on it. This makes the third release by the group that is lead by
Frank Pahl (ukelele, euphonium, Farfisa, inventions) and features Tim Holmes (saxophones, flute, toys), Joel Peterson (doublebass, siren, foot percussion and
Doug Gorlay (drumkit, dulcidrum, whiskey bottle etc.).

Music is 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. New Center Park is located at the corner of Second Avenue and East Grand Boulevard, in The New Center.

Coming soon:
9/8 Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver
9/9 Jack Wright
10/9 Hyrrokkin
11/14 Travis Laplante

In December: Tatsuya Nakatani’s New Gong Orchestra

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