David Borden Interview

From NewMusicBox:

David Borden’s neglect is somewhat surprising, though, considering his formidable category-defying musical accomplishments which are a direct precedent to today’s largely DIY contemporary music landscape. Borden’s path is so related to the current scene that when The New York Times ran an article about the indie-classical movement in December 2011, the photo they chose to illustrate it with was not of any of the many 30-something composers cited therein, but rather an image of the septuagenarian Borden during a concert appearance at Brooklyn’s ISSUE Project Room back in June.

The Curiosities and the Vinny Golia Sextet in LA, January 8th

English: Photograph of Amy Denio, taken in Sea...

Coming to the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock:

CONCERT SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012 7:00PM
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
2225 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90054

THE CURIOSITIES:
Amy Denio – (Seattle based ) Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/performance artist
Emily Hay – Flutist/vocalist
with
Brad Dutz – Percussionist
Lucio Menegnon – (NYC based) Guitarist
Kio Griffith – Video Artist

and

THE VINNY GOLIA SEXTET:
Vinny Golia – Woodwinds
Daniel Rosenbloom – Trumpet
Gavin Templeton – Alto saxophone
Alex Noice – Electric guitar
Jon Armstrong – Bass guitar
Andrew Lessman – Drums

Admission is $10,
students, seniors, and series performers half price.
Free parking is plentiful.
Further information can be obtained by calling (626) 795-4989.

Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

JOHN M. BENNETT / BEN BENNETT / BOB MARSH / JACK WRIGHT – Ohio Grimes And Misted Meanies
SCOTT FIELDS & MULTIPLE JOYCE ORCHESTRA – Moersbow / OzzoTHE ORATORY OF DIVINE LOVE – Meditatio
MOTH ELECTRET – Tocasen
SIL MUIR – Sil Muir
THE INFANT CYCLE – The Sand Rays
ALVIN LUCIER – Almost New York
ALFRED 23 HARTH / SOO-JUNG KAE / CHANG U CHOI – Red Canopy

Ars Nova Workshop in January

Dave Burrell

From Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Thursday, January 19, 8pm
NATE WOOLEY QUINTET
Nate Wooley, trumpet; Josh Sinton, bass clarinet; Matt Moran, vibes; Eivind Opsvik, bass; and Harris Eisenstadt, drums

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Free Admission

Led by mighty trumpeter Nate Wooley, this quintet unites five young, leading musicians from Brooklyn’s jazz scene and aims to expand the American jazz vocabulary. Inspired by Out To Lunch-era Eric Dolphy, its debut recording, “(Put Your) Hands Together”, is a mesmerizing display of muscularity and sophisticated restraint. From brutal breathy blasts, bizarre pops and bright hisses to beautifully dynamic group dialogue, it was one of 2011’s best jazz releases.

http://www.arsnovaworkshop.org/events/nate-wooley-quintet-alpha-01-19-2012

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Monday, January 30, 8pm
DAVE BURRELL + HAN BENNINK
Dave Burrell, piano; and Han Bennink, drums

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

Please join Ars Nova Workshop for the first duo performance ever by two legendary musicians: Philadelphian pianist Dave Burrell and Dutch drummer Han Bennink.

“Dave Burrell crams a century of jazz history into every chugging stride episode and churning dissonance,” writes Francis Davis for Village Voice. “Encyclopedic as well as eccentric, he’s a living treasure.” One of the most influential and innovative jazz pianists and composers of his generation, Burrell has lived in Philadelphia since 1985. He has worked with many of the best jazz musicians of the last 50 years (Marion Brown, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Roscoe Mitchell, Alan Silva, Grachan Moncur III, and David Murray) and has released over 115 recordings. His recent work includes a series of suites commissioned by Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum & Library.

“Impatiently and heedlessly knocking things around,” writes The New York Times about Han Bennink’s behavior during a 2006 performance with the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, the legendary large ensemble he co-founded with Misha Mengelberg and Willem Breuker in 1967, and which ANW presented for three consecutive nights in 2011. The Dutch drummer and pioneer of European free-jazz turns 70 this year, and there’s not even the slightest sign he’ll become any less wild, reckless, and spectacular behind the kit anytime soon. In addition to his ongoing work with ICP Orchestra, over the years Bennink has collaborated with Peter Brötzmann, Don Cherry, Eric Dolphy, The Ex, Sonny Rollins, Derek Bailey, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Cecil Taylor, Evan Parker, John Tchicai, and literally hundreds of leading
jazz and experimental musicians.

http://www.arsnovaworkshop.org/events/dave-burrell-han-bennink-01-30-2012

January at Cafe OTO

Eddie Prévost playing at Avanto Festival, Glor...

From London’s Cafe OTO:

DOMINIC LASH / TIM HODGKINSON / DENMAN MARONEY + JOHN BUTCHER / HANNAH MARSALL
Monday 9 January ’12 • 8PM • £6 advance / £7 on the door

THE WIRE SALON // INFINITE MUSIC: IMAGINING THE NEXT MILLENNIUM OF HUMAN MUSIC-MAKING
Thursday 12 January ’12 • 8PM • £4 on the door

RUDE 2.0 // ANNIE WHITEHEAD / CHRIS DOWDING / JENNIFER MAIDMAN / LIAM GENOCKEY
Saturday 14 January ’12 • 8PM • £6 advance / £7 on the door

SOUNDFJORD PRESENTS: ‘VISITING HOURS: MEM1’ + ATTILA FARAVELLI + DANIEL THOMAS FREEMAN
Monday 16 January ’12 • 8PM • £6 advance / £8 on the door SoundFjord, the UK’s only sound art devoted gallery and research unit, is delighted to present an evening of new audio work by the US-based electro-acoustic ensemble, Mem1 (Mark and Laura Cetilia) and special guests Attila Faravelli and Daniel Thomas Freeman (Rameses III). The evening will be a showcase for Mem1 to present audio work created during their Visiting Hours residency/exhibition at SoundFjord.

N.E.W. + ALEX WARD/STEVE NOBLE (DUO) + JOHN EDWARDS (SOLO)
Tuesday 17 January ’12 • 8PM • £6 advance / £7 on the door

THE PYRAMIDS : TWO DAY RESIDENCY
Wednesday 18th January 2012 &
Thursday 19th January 2012

MYSTERY PLAYS RECORDS PRESENTS: ICARUS + BABS + INCH-TIME (DJ)
Friday 20 January ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 door

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD YOUNGS
Saturday 21 January ’12 • 8PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

SHABAKA HUTCHINGS / TONY MARSH / GUILLAUME VILTARD (TRIO)
Tuesday 24 January ’12 • 8PM • £5 advance / £6 on the door

LUBOMYR MELNYK
Thursday 26 January ’12 • 8PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

PAN-ACT FESTIVAL, LONDON
R/S (PETER REHBERG/MARCUS SCHMICKLER) + CC HENNIX +
JOHN WIESE + ELI KESZLER + WERNER DURAND + VALERIO TRICOLI
Friday 27th January 2012
Tickets : £12 adv / £14 on the door
Saturday 28th January 2012
Tickets : £12 adv / £14 on the door

THE WORKSHOP SERIES
Monday 30 January ’12 • 8PM • £5/£4 concs
January’s concert of experimental improvised music drawn from participants of Eddie Prévost‘s weekly workshop. This month’s musicians are Jamie Coleman (trumpet), Filipe Dumas (guitar), Ute Kangeisser (cello), Visa Kuoppala (laptop), Ross Lambert (guitar), Matthew Waters (guitar), Daichi Yoshikawa (electronics).