DMG Newsletter February 24th, 2012

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From DMG:

John Zorn//Bill Frisell, Carol Emanuel, Kenny Wolleson! Aaron Novick/Fred Frith/Carla Kihlstedt/Ben Goldberg! Bang on a Can All-Stars! Shelley Hirsch & Simon Ho! Talibam & Sam Kulik! John Esposito/Jeff Marx/John Siegel! Anna Clyne! Thomas Helton DVD! Horace Tapscott – Flight 17 Remastered!

Tom Rainey/Ingrid Laubrock/Mary Halvorson! Ulrich Gumpert & Gunter Baby Sommer! Anders Nilsson Solo! Brett Sroka’s Ergo! Forgas Band Phenomena! Garcia/Preminger/Tepfer/Hebert! Dan Blake Qt! Kjetil Moster!

Naked Truth: Cuong Vu/Pat Mastelotto! Bob Belden/Tim Hagan reimagine Bitches Brew.. plus Laswell et al remixes! Massimo Pupillo’s Obake! Oscar Penas! Bernocchi/Budd/Guthrie! James Ilgenfritz’ Trio Caveat! Merzbow!

Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi! Haino/O’Rourke/Ambarchi! Jonathan Kane’s February & Transmission! Alex Weiss’ Fighter Planes! Moebius & Renziehausen! Roedelius! Pat Murano’s Decimus! Edzayawa! Elias Rahbani


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

This Sunday, February 26th at 6pm:
CD Release Celebration for this All-Star Unit:

Sunday, March 4th – Double-Header:
6pm: NATURA MORTA Featuring: FRANTZ LORIOT – Prepared Viola/SEAN ALI – Prepared Bass /CARLO COSTA – Drums & Percussion!

Sunday March 11th Double-Header:
6pm: JEREMIAH CYMERMAN -Solo Clarinet & Devices!
7pm: SYLVAIN LEROUX – French Flutist & CECILE BROCHE – Belgian Violist!

Sunday, March 18th Double-Header:
7pm: OMAR TAMEZ – Mexican Guitarist Tribute to Derek Bailey!

Sunday, March 25th at 6pm:
Great West Coast/East Coast Guitar/Reeds/Bass Trio!

Sunday, April 1st at Double-Header:
6pm: April Fool’s Day Mystery Set!
7pm: HAN-EARL PARK – Solo Electric Guitar from the UK!

Sunday, April 8th at 6pm:
GL DIANA – Laptop/BEN GERSTEIN – Trombone/MIKE PRIDE – Drums!

Sunday, April 15th at 6pm:

Sunday April 22nd at 6pm:
THE MUJO 4-TET featuring:

Sunday April 29th at 6pm:

Sunday, May 6th at 6pm:
The Return of BONNIE KANE on Sax & CHRIS WELCOME on Guitar!

Sunday, May 13th Double-Header:
6pm: SARAH BUECHI – Vocalist & CHRISTOPH KNOCHE – Bass Clarinet & Harmonica!
7pm: DANIEL LEVIN – Solo & Duo Cello(s)!

Sunday, May 20th – No In-Store During the Victo Festival!

Sunday, May 27th at 6pm:
JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Great Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!

Monsieur Délire Reviews

English: John Zorn Français : John Zorn
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From Monsieur Délire:

DOMINIC EGLI’S PLURISM / Untitled Yet (Unit Records)
SIBYLLA GIGER / City Portraits (Unit Records)
JE SUIS! / Mistluren (Umlaut Records)
JOHN ZORN / Elegy (Tzadik)
THE LATE CALL / You Already Have a Home (Tapete Records)
FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SUN / Woven Tide (Experimedia – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
ITAL / Hive Mind (Planet Mu – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
META MARIE LOUISE featuring MAX & MOMO / Sunny Spots (Metonic Records – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
PEEPING TOM / Boperation (Umlaut)
JOHN ZORN / Godard/Spillane (Tzadik)
PEOPLE LIKE US / Welcome Abroad (Illegal Art, 2011)
STONE QUARTET / Live at Vision Festival (Ayler Records)
R.MUTT / #03 (Umlaut)
DENNIS GONZÁLEZ YELLS AT EELS / Resurrection and Life (Ayler Records)
JOHN ZORN / Interzone (Tzadik)
ANTHONY BRAXTON / Tentet (Wesleyan) 1999 (New Braxton House)
DONKEY MONKEY / Hanakana (Umlaut)
JOHN ZORN / In Search of the Miraculous (Tzadik)
BRAZZAVILLE / Jetlag Poetry (South China Sea)
KUTIN / Ivory (Valeot Records)

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

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From ISSUE Project Room:

02/29 @ 7:00pm
Mivos Quartet Benefit Concert

On the extra day this year Mivos Quartet will be hosting our first fundraising event. Join us for a night of great music, food, drinks, a silent auction, and an after party! We will have three sets of music featuring works by members of Mivos, Annie Gosfield, Patrick Higgins, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich, Ned Rothenberg, Timucin Sahin, Elliott Sharp, Sasha Siem, and JG Thirwell. MIVOS will be joined by guest artists Ned Rothenberg, Clarinets; Timucin Sahin, Electric Guitar and Sasha Siem, Vocalist/Composer performing with us their own compositions.

03/01 @ 8:00pm
S.E.M. Ensemble
+ Chris Nappi

S.E.M. Ensemble performs music where distance – both physical and symbolic – becomes a compositional factor. The program includes the premiere of new works by Cat Lamb, Andrew C. Smith, Beau Sievers and Petr Kotik, along with works by Natacha Diels, John Zorn and others performed by percussionist Chris Nappi.

03/02 @ 8:00pm
On Silence: Hommage to John Cage

“On Silence,” an event curated by composer Juraj Kojs, marks the centennial year of John Cage’s birth. The program will consist of 13 new compositions, each 4’33” long, referencing Cage’s infamous 1952 opus of the same name in which a pianist sits at the instrument for the assigned duration, occasionally turning score pages and making no intentional sounds.

Dusted Reviews

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From Dusted:

Artist: Mike Patton
Album: The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Label: Ipecac

Artist: Yair Yona
Album: World Behind Curtains
Label: Strange Attractors Audio House

Artist: Alex Mincek
Album: Lift-Tilt-Filter-Split
Label: Carrier

Artist: Joe McPhee and Michael Zerang
Album: Creole Gardens (A New Orleans Suite)
Label: NoBusiness

Artist: Oren Ambarchi and Thomas Brinkmann
Album: The Mortimer Trap
Label: Black Truffle

Artist: Daniel Menche
Album: Guts
Label: Editions Mego

Artist: Dustin Wong
Album: Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
Label: Thrill Jockey

Artist: Charles Gayle Trio
Album: Streets
Label: Northern Spy

Artist: Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack
Album: Cracked Refraction
Label: Porter

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

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Stephen Drury (Friday) The brilliant pianist Stephen Drury, an uncompromising artist with a repertory spanning Bach to Ligeti to John Zorn, has been a particular champion of John Cage. On Friday at the Issue Project Room he plays an all-Cage program, including Book III of the mesmerizing “Études Australes,” in which Cage selected pitches for the pieces from star charts of the Atlas Australis. At 8 p.m., Issue Project Room, 110 Livingston Street, with entrance at 22 Boerum Place, downtown Brooklyn, (718) 330-0313,; $15, or $10 members. (Tommasini)

Kronos Quartet (Tuesday) This ever-inventive San Francisco-based quartet is joined by its original cellist, Jean Jeanrenaud, for a program of premieres that includes the first New York performances of Donnacha Dennehy’s “One Hundred Goodbyes,” Vladimir Martynov’s “Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished)” and Nicole Lizée’s “Death to Komische,” and the world premiere of Michael Hearst’s “Secret Word.” At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $49 to $62. (Kozinn)

Music by Luigi Nono (Sunday through Tuesday) The Electronic Music Foundation mounts a brief but substantial series devoted to this groundbreaking Italian composer, electronic-music pioneer and advocate for social justice. On Sunday the pianist Stefan Litwin offers an illustrated lecture on Nono’s musical activism. Monday’s program includes works for voice, piano and percussion ensemble, and on Tuesday, Conrad Harris performs “La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura,” a gripping work for a solo violinist moving among eight sound-producing objects. Sunday at 2 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village; Monday at 8 p.m., Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West Fourth Street, Greenwich Village; Tuesday at 8 p.m., Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, Greenwich Village; Sunday and Tuesday, $10 suggested contribution; Monday, free with reservations via (Smith)

Red Light New Music (Monday) This enterprising new-music ensemble fashions an appealing program around two selections from “The Viola in My Life,” a splendid cycle by Morton Feldman, featuring the violist Erin Wight. Surrounding those works are newly commissioned pieces by Scott Wollschleger and Ted Hearne, and “Mercury Songbirds” by the consistently stimulating Keeril Makan. At 8 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; $15, or $12 for members, students, 65+ and children. (Smith)

Tune-In Music Festival (Friday through Sunday) Returning for its second year, this ambitious festival at the Park Avenue Armory salutes the composer Philip Glass for his 75th birthday. On Friday Mr. Glass accompanies the rock singer Patti Smith in an evening of poetry, including selections by Blake and Ginsberg. Saturday evening’s program is devoted to Mr. Glass’s milestone composition “Music in 12 Parts.” A full day on Sunday includes a genre-flouting matinee at 2 p.m., a composers’ conversation at 5 p.m. and a rare performance of “Another Look at Harmony — Part IV,” featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, the Collegiate Chorale and the organist Michael Riesman. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street, (212) 933-5812,; Friday and Saturday sold out; Sunday $15 and $35 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., $10 at 5 p.m. (Smith)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret (Saturday) Revisiting compositional forms she first developed a handful of years ago — in homage to the “Memory of Fire” trilogy, by the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano — Ms. Melford, a fearless pianist and harmonium player, leads an ensemble made up of fellow explorers. Its lineup notably includes Oguri, an accomplished Butoh dancer-choreographer; also aboard are the trumpeter Ron Miles, the guitarist Liberty Ellman, the bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063,; $20 cover, or $10 for members. (Chinen)

Mario Pavone Mythos Sextet (Friday) Drawing partly from “Mythos,” an album released a decade ago, and partly from “Arc Suite,” a more recent entry in the discography, the venturesome bassist and composer Mario Pavone leads a band well stocked with assertive improvisers: Dave Ballou on cornet, Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Philippe Crettien on soprano and tenor saxophone, Craig Taborn on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $15, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Matthew Shipp Trio (Tuesday and Wednesday) A restive, probing pianist, Matthew Shipp has toggled between trio and solo settings lately, featuring both on his 2011 album “The Art of the Improviser” (Thirsty Ear). He surfaces here in advance of a new release entirely for trio: “Elastic Aspects” (Thirsty Ear), a suite of sorts featuring the bassist Michael Bisio and the drummer Whit Dickey. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232,; $20 cover. (Chinen)

Firehouse 12 Spring Schedule

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From New Haven’s Firehouse 12:

Larry Ochs‘s Kihnoua
Friday, March 23, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Dohee Lee: voice; Larry Ochs: saxophone; Scott Amendola: drums, electronics; Trevor Dunn: bass.

Michael Musillami Trio + 4
Friday, March 30, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
George Schuller: drums; Jeff Lederer: clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax; Joe Fonda; Matt Moran: vibes; Michael Musillami; Ned Rothenberg; Russ Johnson: trumpet.

Trio M: Mark Dresser, Myra Melford, Matt Wilson
Friday, April 6, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Mark Dresser: bass; Matt Wilson: drums; Myra Melford: piano.

Steve Lehman Trio
Friday, April 13, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Chris Tordini: bass; Damion Reid: drums; Steve Lehman: saxophone.

Mike DiRubbo and Larry Willis
Friday, April 20, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Larry Willis: piano; Mike DiRubbo.

Noah Kaplan Quartet
Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Giacomo Merega: electric bass; Jason Nazary: drums; Joe Morris: guitar; Noah Kaplan: saxophone.

Darius Jones Quartet
Friday, May 4, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Ches Smith: drums; Darius Jones: alto sax; Matt Mitchell: keyboards, piano; Trevor Dunn: bass.

Michael Bates’s Acrobat: Music By and For Dmitri Shostakovich
Friday, May 11, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Greg Tardy: clarinet, saxophone; Michael Bates: bass; Michael Sarin: drums; Russ Johnson: trumpet; Russ Lossing: Fender Rhodes, piano.

Mary Halvorson Quintet
Friday, May 18, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Ches Smith: drums; Jon Irabagon: alto sax; Jonathan Finlayson: trumpet; Mary Halvorson: guitar; Stephan Crump: bass.

Allison Miller – BOOM TIC BOOM
Friday, June 1, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Allison Miller; Myra Melford: piano.

Ernesto Cervini Quartet
Friday, June 8, 2012
8:30p $18
10:00p $12
Adrean Farrugia: piano; Dan Loomis: bass; Ernesto Cervini: drums; Joel Frahm: saxophone.

Ellery Eskelin – Trio New York
Friday, June 15, 2012

Newsbits: Jodie Christian / Zappa / Montgomery / Sharp

Jodie Christian is profiled and will be laid to rest this Saturday in Chicago.

A DVD focusing on Frank Zappa‘s Bizarre and Straight label is reviewed.

The American Composers Orchestra presents Jessie Montgomery: Composers Out Front! on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 8pm at University Settlement in New York. This concert is dedicated to the composer/violinist’s most recent works including a world premiere of Scherzo for Winds performed by Eric Lamb, flute; Katie Sheele, oboe; Joshua Rubin, clarinet; and Rebekah Heller, bassoon as well as music for string quartet, theater and live music to film performed by a 13-piece chamber orchestra. Performers include Montgomery’s own PUBLIQuartet, members from ICE, Threeds and Catalyst Quartet.

Elliott Sharp plays in Miami Saturday.

Witxes has a new darkish-ambient free recording out, Winter Light Burns.