Newsbits: Reich, Penderecki, Cage, Argue

Krzysztof Penderecki (2008) Polski: Krzysztof ...

A pair of Illinois area musicians discuss technology and the avant-garde.

A San Diego concert featuring the music of Steve Reich and others is reviewed.

Theatre Intangible has a show coming up on February 7th featuring C.J. BOYD, lylas frontman KYLE HAMLETT, and BEN MARCANTEL’s chip-tune weirdness SUGAR SK*-*LLS. Theatre Intangible also has a new podcast up.

The Magic Band will be back together for a short tour of the UK in March.

A Philadelphia John Cage performance is reviewed.

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is collaborating with composer Krzysztof Penderecki, with an album scheduled for March release.

The Batteries Duo and friends (Gareth Flowers; Trumpet, Electronics, Josh Frank; Trumpet, Electronics, EWI, Lisa Bielawa; Voice, Synthesizer, Caleb Burhans; Violin, Electronics) will perform Saturday, January 28th at 8:30pm at Dimenna Center 450 West 37th Street in Cary Hall (lower level) in New York.

On Friday, March 9th, Brooklyn-based composer/bandleader Darcy James Argue and big band Secret Society return to Galapagos Art Space for a special double-bill with the new music collective Anti-Social Music.

Uncertainty Music Series Upcoming Concerts

From New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series:

Saturday 11 February 2012
Terran Olsen, Toby Driver, and Adam Matlock
at Never Ending Books 810 State St New Haven, CT

Saturday 18 February 2012
Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone
at The BIG ROOM 319 Peck St New Haven, CT

Wednesday 22 February 2012
Trumpeter Gareth Flowers, Synthist Cory Smythe, Drummer Cody Brown
at Elm Bar 372 Elm St New Haven, CT

Spring at RPI’s EMPAC

John Zorn (cropped version)

This Spring’s music highlights from EMPAC in Troy, NY:

Talea Ensemble
: Music of Fausto Romitelli
Saturday March 31, 8:00 PM | Concert Hall
Talea Ensemble performs the work of Fausto Romitelli, who twisted the sound field of psychedelic rock to create his own artificial palette for composition.

John Zorn
Tuesday April 3, 7:30 PM | Studio 2
A rare solo performance by the legendary avant-garde saxophonist.

Colin Stetson + Tyshawn Sorey
Thursday April 5, 7:30 PM | Studio 2
Two extraordinary composer/performers take their instruments into uncharted territory.

Oliveros at 80
Thursday May 10, 7:30 PM | Concert Hall
Celebrating the 80th birthday of Pauline Oliveros, complete with a musical performance in a re-creation of the two-million-gallon Fort Worden Cistern.

Sunday May 13, 6:00 PM | Concert Hall
Cutting-edge compositions juxtapose with 20th century masterpieces in a performance by one of Europe’s foremost new music ensembles that will push the boundaries of technical and artistic innovation.

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Chantal – A
Pombagira – Iconoclast Dream
Nascitari – La Morte È Il Principio
Bördel Noïr – Cul De Basse Fosse
Pig Shrapnel – Bacon Worship
Igor Bardo – My Sweet Nightmare
Anemone Tube – Death Over China
Hostage Pageant – Abuse Generator
Carrion Black Pit – Mythos
Black leather Jesus – Vastgebonden
Combat Astronomy – Flak Planet
Roll The Dice – In Dust
Marcus Fjellström – Schattenspieler