Sound in Space Festival This Weekend in Boston

From the Goethe-Institut:

A three-day festival of electroacoustic music, will celebrate the beginnings of electroacoustic music in the 1950s, which grew out of the artistic competition of the French radio studios and the electronic studios in Germany. It will bring together prominent representatives of top-notch institutions in Germany, France and the USA and create performance opportunities for composers enrolled in US institutions through the Sound in Space competition. has a preview.

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Ricardo Donoso
Album: Progress Chance
Label: Digitalis

Artist: Seijiro Murayama and Stephane Rives / Jean-Luc Guionnet and Seijiro Murayama
Album: Axiom for the Duration / Window Dressing
Label: Potlatch

Artist: John Coltrane
Album: First Impulse!: The Creed Taylor Collection / Cosmic Music / Infinity
Label: Hip-O Select

Artist: Zeitkratzer
Album: Old School: Karlheinz Stockhausen
Label: Zeitkratzer

Artist: Denman Maroney
Album: Double Zero
Label: Porter

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Pheeroan akLaff live at Saalfelden 2009
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Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra (Monday) Mr. Berger, the composer, conductor and former guiding spirit of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., has been presiding over this exploratory large ensemble every Monday night for months, with an open rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. and a performance at 9. The run is coming to an end in a few weeks, and with it the irreducible energy of this band in this space; consider yourself forewarned. At the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $20, or $10 for students and musicians. (Chinen)

Blue Moon / Oliver Lake Quartet (Friday) Blue Moon is a project of the open-minded drummer Reggie Nicholson, otherwise consisting of the trumpeter Ted Daniel, the saxophonist Gene Ghee and the bassist Michael Logan. Also appearing on this double bill, presented by the New York chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, is a quartet led by the incisive alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, with Craig Harris on trombone, Hill Green on bass and Pheeroan akLaff on drums. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues,; $30, or $15 for students and seniors. (Chinen)

Cuneiform at the Stone (Friday through Nov. 30, except Mondays) The genre-blending ethos of Cuneiform Records, an independent label out of Silver Spring, Md., finds a regular perch this month at the Stone. Friday’s offerings are especially heavy, with the vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz blowing in from Chicago with the band Rolldown (at 8 p.m.) and the drummer John Hollenbeck leading his Claudia Quintet, augmented by the pianist Matt Mitchell and the vocalist Theo Bleckmann (at 10 p.m.). Visit the club’s Web site for a full schedule. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Carlo De Rosa’s Cross-Fade (Saturday) As on his sharp recent album, “Brain Dance” (Cuneiform), Mr. De Rosa, a bassist, features his own complex music for an ensemble of fellow searchers: Mark Shim on tenor saxophone, Vijay Iyer on piano and Tommy Crane on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Either/Orchestra (Saturday) The slinky, pentatonic music of Ethiopia has been a steadfast preoccupation of the Either/Orchestra, a big band mainly active in and around Cambridge, Mass. — and, more to the point, of the saxophonist Russ Gershon, who leads the band and who composed “The Collected Unconscious,” the Ethiopian-inspired piece featured here. At 2 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, Parsons New School for Design, 66 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 229-5488,; free. (Chinen)

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Friday) “Party Intellectuals” (Pi), released a few years ago, is the perfectly named debut of this ornery, rockish trio, with Mr. Ribot on guitar, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Ches Smith on drums. The band has an equally convincing way with bruising thrash punk, one-chord-vamp heroics and brooding atmospherics, and in performance any groove is game for mutation. At 9 p.m., Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, at Meeker Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn,, (718) 609-0484; $10. (Chinen)

Tattoos and Mushrooms (Wednesday) The story behind the name is anyone’s guess, but this promising collective relies on the exuberant rapport between Michael Blake, a resourceful tenor and soprano saxophonist; Steven Bernstein, a slide trumpeter and reliable cutup; Marcus Rojas, a tireless tuba player; and Kresten Osgood, a drummer of manic control. At 10 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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Los Angeles Scene

Mark Dresser - Trio M [50D-3837_1]
Mark Dresser image by Juan N Only via Flickr

Friday-Saturday, November 18-19, 9pm (both nights)
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice
Wild Up Ensemble will perform pieces by Clarence Barlow, George Antheil, Conlon Nancarrow, piano rags by Albright and Bolcom, the Misfits, x-ray specs, Fear, and an arrangement of an arrangement (Black Flag —> Dirty Projectors —> wild Up).
Wild Up Ensemble musician roster available here.

From musicweb.UCSD:

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
University of California San Diego, CPMC Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet (BIG band) performing new and old works
David Borgo, Vinny Golia, Emily Hay, Andrew Pask, Tracy McMullen (woodwinds); Dan Clucas, John Fumo, Brad Henkel, Daniel Rosenboom, Kris Tiner (trumpets); Michael Dessen, Michael Vlatkovich (trombones); Jonathan Piper, William Roper (tubas); Wayne Peet (piano, keyboards, theremin); Tom McNalley (acoustic guitars); Steuart Liebig (electric contrabass guitar); Jim Connolly (contrabass, musical saw), Mark Dresser (contrabass); Rich West, Brad Dutz (percussion); Jeff Kaiser (conductor).

From CalArts:

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
California Institute of the Arts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia
CalArts welcomes Russian visiting artist Roman Stolyar (piano) in a duo concert with Susan Allen (harp, kayagum) celebrating the release of their new CD Together. The duo also performs with guests Peni Candra Rini (voice) and alumnus Gene Coye (drums), along with CalArts Improvisation Ensembles.


Saturday, November 19, 7pm and Sunday, November 20, 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica
Jacaranda: Music at the Edge presents an evening of music by Henryk Gorecki (1933–2010), on the first anniversary of his death. Included on the program will be his Four Preludes for piano Op.1 (1955), Quartet No.2 Op.64 “Quasi una Fantasia” (1991), Quartet No.1 Op.62 “Already it is Dusk” (1988), and Kleines Requiem für eine Polka, Op.66 (1993). Performing ensembles include CALDER QUARTET: BENJAMIN JACOBSON and ANDREW BULBROOK (violins), JONATHAN MOERSCHEL (viola), ERIC BYERS (cello); LYRIS QUARTET: ALYSSA PARK and SHALINI VIJAYAN (violins), LUKE MAURER (viola), TIMOTHY LOO (cello); MARK ROBSON (piano); JACARANDA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, MARK ALAN HILT (conductor).

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
(the) Handbag Factory, 1336 South Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles
THIEF & MikeMeza Present: MELT, a low key psychedelic affair
Music by Wild Pack Of Canaries, Bad Dreams, Tapioca and The Flea, Bellwether Ambassadors, Karma The Mirror, Blac Jesus and the Experimentalists. Catch THE STRANGERS FAMILY BAND laying down the vibe on the rooftop of this 3 story venue spinning the very best in Psych/Garage/Shoegaze & International Noise. Melting Walls by THIEF. Live Art by Jason Lund. Photography by Will Tee Yang.

From musicweb.UCSD:

Sunday, November 20, 12pm (noon)
University of California San Diego, CPMC Theatre, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
Telematic Class Concert
Penta Locus connects performers at five universities around the world by internet for a live concert. Collaborating with UCSD are New York University, Concordia University in Montreal, Queens University in Belfast, and the Hamburg Hochschule of Music. Faculty and students have composed new works for the concert. The UCSD contingent consists of students in Mark Dresser’s Telematics classes. Telematics is Dresser’s ongoing project exploring ways to incorporate technology as a vital part of the production and performance process. Audiences at each location experience musicians who are standing in front of them and musicians whose images and audio are piped in by internet and blended into the concert. Under Dresser’s direction at UCSD, the performers are Kyle Blair (piano), Steven Solook (percussion), Yeung-ping Chen (clarinet), Yvette Jackson (trumpet), Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Bonnie Lander (voice), Adam Goodwin (bass), Kjell Nordeson (drums), Joe Cantrell (electronics/guitar), and Drew Ceccato (reeds). On the computer/technology side are Jason Ponce (director), Sami Nacach, Alex Segal, Luke Oskam, Torrance Carroll, Kyle Tice, and Michael Cheng.


Sunday, November 20, 1pm (load-in at 12:30pm)
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
SASSAS and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present soundShoppe
soundShoppe offers a means by which sound artists can hangout on a regular basis and informally explore their medium together. soundShoppe offers experienced sound musicians an opportunity experiment with different instrumentations and approaches and play outside of their comfort zone. soundShoppe also presents the opportunity for novice sound artists to interact with more experienced ones. soundShoppe at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is a monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists.

From Angel City Arts:

Sunday, November 20, 7pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Duo Improvisations with Susan Allen (harp) and Roman Stolyar (piano), with special guest Vinny Golia (woodwinds).

From the wulf:

Sunday, November 20, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Avenue #203, downtown Los Angeles
* Sound for the wulf. by Nomi Epstein
* Stolen Synthesis Nos. 1-5 by Alejandro Acierto
* Species Endemic to a Hill by Colin Wambsgans

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, November 23, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
What’s Next Ensemble – LA Composer Project
The program will include pieces by Sean Friar: Fighting Words, Don Crockett: To Airy Thinness Beat, Wojtek Blecharz: Cartography, Louis Andriessen: Workers Union.

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