Jimmy Bennington Shows in Chicago

From Jimmy Bennington:

tonight thur. mar. 1, 2012 – 8:30 pm (every other thur.)
mar 15 mar 29
april 12 april 26
may 10 may 24

* jimmy bennington colour and sound *
at the New Lighthouse Tavern
1236 w chase ave @ n sheridan rd in rogers park (by the lake)
773.764.9414

featuring:

jimmy bennington – drums, CIMP and Cadence Jazz Recording Artist (NY), mentored by late coltrane drummer elvin jones
fred jackson – saxophone, AACM member, late Fred Anderson protege
brian sandstrom – bass, NRG ensemble, Green Mill All Star

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Edgetone Records New Release Performances

From Edgetone Records:

Thursday March 1
Outsound Presents, LSG New Music Series
Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market Street
San Francisco, California USA
$6-10

T.D. Skatchit & Company –
“Skatch Surveillance” CD Release Show

Tom Nunn and David Michalak – skatchboxes
Guests performing with the duo in various formations:
Tom Bickley – Recorder
Phillip Greenlief
Polly Moller
Tom Djll
Aurora Josephson

Skatch Surveillance, their 3rd release, celebrates the ongoing development of skatchbox techniques pioneered by Tom and David and is an exploration of the varied influences guest musicians bring to the music of Skatch. The 16 tracks include – We Do Know, Detective Skatchit, Skatch Surveillance, Your Brain on Skatch and others. Guest musicians include: Aurora Josephson, Chris Brown, Jonathan Segel, Karen Stackpole and others.

Thursday March 1
Maybeck Studio
contact cowrig@gmail.com for address/directions to Maybeck Studio
Berkeley, California USA
$10-20

Cory Wright’s Green Mitchell trio includes Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer Jason Levis in order to realize a growing collection of music he has been writing for this instrumental configuration. The group is a kinetic, versatile unit that can climb through compositional complexities, swing from the outer limbs of jazz, and plummet into the groundlessness of spontaneous soundspace… and the possibility of hopping on a passing groove is never out of the question.

The concert takes place at the historic and intimate Maybeck Studio in the Berkeley hills. Please email cowrig@gmail.com to reserve a seat and to receive address/directions.

Thursday March 15
El Valenciano Restaurant & Bar
1153 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California USA
$Donation

Three-Band IDES OF MARCH CONCERT
Tri-Cornered Tent Show
Forward Energy Cd release show II
Green Alembic

THE TRI-CORNERED TENT SHOW: is Philip Everett – electrified and booglurized autoharp * Anthony Flores – drums * Ray Schaffer – electric basses * and Valentina O. who is a 15 year veteran of rock, pop, art and opera vocalization on the west coast music scene. After many years of obscurity in a dank studio in Richmond, CA, the Tent Show moved to an equally dank studio in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Now they are emerging into the obscurity of the bay area improv and experimental music scene with outrageous shows

FORWARD ENERGY was founded in 1998 and had it’s first gig at Radio Valencia in San Francisco that year. The group has gone through several incarnations with top Bay Area musicians including: Eddie Gale of Cecil Taylor‘s Unit Structures fame, Alicia Mangan an extraordinarily advanced tenor player, Donald Robinson a seasonsed drummer who alternates between Oakland and Europe, and Scott R. Looney. Forward Energy has played up and down the West Coast as well as in the Midwest and New York City. The current formation includes founder Jim Ryan (who played on Steve Lacy’s weekly jam sessions in Paris during the early 70’s) on flute, saxes, and trumpet, and original member Scott R. Looney on piano. Scott received his BA in music from Coe College, Iowa and an MFA from Cal Arts. He has been a pillar of the experimental music community since the late 90’s. The group presently includes Rent Romus (who studied with Stan Getz and is a power both on his horn and as an organizer and promoter of the Bay Area experimental music community) on Saxophones; Eric Marshall is a regular bassist with Eddie Gale’s groups and he works in all genres of the jazz idiom. Percussionist Tim Orr studied with Ed Blackwell and plays all styles from zydeco to free jazz. After a year together, the group has become very strong, and we have added C. J. Borosque on trumpet whose grounding in music extends back through several generations.

GREEN ALEMBIC is a new ensemble offering the transmutation of image,word, and sound into pure delight, with Amber Lamprecht on oboe and flute, Theo Padouvas trumpet violin, Jeff Hobbs alto clarinet violin trumpet Jim Ryan amplified kalimba flute word & image, Bob Marsh bass, and Sam Ospovat percussion.

The Stone in March

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010
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From New York’s Stone:

MARCH 1–15
INTAKT – CURATED BY PATRIK LANDOLT

3/1 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Fred Frith, Shahzad Ismaily and Matthias Bossi
Fred Frith (guitar, voice) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Matthias Bossi (drums)

10 pm
Fred Frith and Lucas Niggli Duo
Fred Frith (guitar, voice) Lucas Niggli (drums)

3/2 Friday (CWL)
8 pm
Elliott Sharp, Melvin Gibbs and Lucas Niggli
Elliott Sharp (guitar) Melvin Gibbs (bass) Lucas Niggli (drums)

10 pm
Fred Frith and Co Streiff Duo
Fred Frith (guitar) Co Streiff (saxophones)

3/3 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Julian Sartorius
Sylvie Courvoiser (piano) Julian Sartorius (drums)

10 pm
Co Streiff, Russ Johnson Quartet
Co Streiff (saxophones) Russ Johnson (trumpet) Christian Weber (bass) ulian Sartorius (drums)

3/4 Sunday (MP)
8 pm
OBJETS TROUVEE
Gabriela Friedli (piano) Co Streiff (saxes) Jan Schlegel (e-bass) Dieter Ulrich (drums)

10 pm
Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber and Michael GrienAir
Ellery Eskelin (sax) Christian Weber (bass) Michael GrienAir (drums)

3/6 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Oliver Lake, Christian Weber, Dieter Ulrich
Oliver Lake (as) Christian Weber (bass )Dieter Ulrich (drums)

10 pm
Lucas Niggli, Time Berne, Angelica Sanchez
Tim Berne (sax) Lucas Niggli (drums) Angelica Sanchez (piano)

3/7 Wednesday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
INGRID LAUBROCK ORCHESTRA
Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone, composition) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Kris Davis (piano) Ted Reichman (accordion) Chris Hoffman (cello) Drew Gress (bass) Tom Rainey (drums)

3/8 Thursday (MJ)
8 pm
Gabriela Friedli, Tony Malaby and Michael GrienAir
Gabriela Friedli (piano) Tony Malaby (sax) Michael GrienAir (drums)

10 pm
Mark Feldman and Pierre Favre Duo
Mark Feldman (violin) Pierre Favre (drums, percussion)

3/9 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Jürg Wickihalder European Quartet featuring Irene Schweizer
Jürg Wickihalder (saxes) Irène Schweizer (piano) Fabian Gisler (bass) Michael GrienAir (percussion)

10 pm
Dieter Ulrich, Jan Schlegel and Ray Anderson
Dieter Ulrich (drums) Jan Schlegel (bass) Ray Anderson (trombone)

3/10 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Irène Schweizer and Pierre Favre
Irène Schweizer (piano) Pierre Favre (drums)

10 pm
TOM RAINEY TRIO
Tom Rainey (drums) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone)

3/11 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille Duo
Oliver Lake (alto saxophone) Andrew Cyrille (drums)

10 pm
Irène Schweizer and Andrew Cyrille Duo
Irène Schweizer (piano) Andrew Cyrille (drums)

3/12 Monday (JM)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
BUTCH MORRIS CONDUCTION
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

3/13 Tuesday
8 pm
Pierre Favre, Samuel Blaser and Philipp Schaufelberger
Pierre Favre (drums) Samuel Blaser (trombone) Philipp Schaufelberger (guitar)

10 pm
JÜRG WICKIHALDER OVERSEAS QUARTET
Jürg Wickihalder (saxophones) Achille Succi (bass clarinet) Fabian Gisler (bass) Kevin Zubek (drums)

3/14 Wednesday (DDT)
8 pm
Michael Jaeger, Philipp Schaufelberger, Tom Rainey
Michael Jaeger (tenor sax) Philipp Schaufelberger (guitar) Tom Rainey (drums)

10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Tom Rainey (drums) Mark Helias (bass)

3/15 Thursday (YT)
8 pm
Jürg Wickihalder, Franz Loriot and guest
Jürg Wickihalder (saxophones) Franz Loriot (viola) and guest

10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman Quartet
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Billy Mintz (drums) Kermit Driscoll (bass)

MARCH 16–31
EHSE
CURATED BY STEWART MOSTOFSKY
Ehse Records is a record label in Baltimore.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SHOWS DURING THE EHSE CURATION WILL BE A ADMISSION FOR THE ENTIRE NIGHT.

3/17 Saturday (CB)
8 pm
Snacks
Tom Boram (synths) Dan Breen (drums)

10 pm
This World Sucks
Scott Redding, Ben Christopher (guitars) Andrew Burt (electronics)

3/18 Sunday
8 pm
Airclamp
Gerry Mak Stewart (vocals) Mostofsky, Andrew Bernstein (electronics)

10 pm
Matmos
Drew Daniel (electronics) MC Schmidt (electronics)

3/19 Monday (BS)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
BUTCH MORRIS CONDUCTION
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

3/20 Tuesday
8 pm
Rum Raisin

10 pm
Weyes Blood
Natalie Mering (voice, instruments)

3/21 Wednesday (NY)
8 pm
King Cobra & the Mongoose
Evan Rapport (sax) Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat)

10 pm
Audrey Chen
Audrey Chen (cello, voice)

3/22 Thursday
8 and 10 pm
Jenny Graf & Chiara Giovando (Harrius) performance works w film

3/23 Friday (DM)
8 pm
Lexie Mountain
Lexie Mountain (voice)

10 pm
Harrius
Chiara Giovando, Jenny Graf (guitars, voices, objects)

3/24 Saturday (DM)
8 pm
Salamander Wool
Carson Garhart (electronics, voice, stringed instruments)

10 pm
Needle Gun

3/25 Sunday
8 and 10 pm
Horse Lords performance works
Owen Garder (solo) / Horse Lords / Andrew Bernstein (solo) as one sustained piece

3/26 Monday (JM)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
BUTCH MORRIS CONDUCTION
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance

3/27 Tuesday
8 pm
Justin Frye
Justin Frye (cello, electronics)

10 pm
Trockeneis
Catherine Pancake (dry ice) Andy Hayleck, Dan Breen (saws) Paul Neidhardt (percussion)

3/28 Wednesday
8 pm
Andy Hayleck
Andy Hayleck (electronics)

10 pm
Jon Ehrens

3/29 Thursday (JC)
8 and 10 pm
Ric Royer and Lucas Crane (DCSW) performance works

3/30 Friday (CB)
8 pm
Secret Secrets
Shana Palmer (vocals, electronics) Melissa Moore (drums)

10 pm
C. Spencer Yeh and Lasse Marhaug
C. Spencer Yeh (electronics, violin, voice) Lasse Marhaug (electronics)

3/31 Saturday (YT)
8 and 10 pm
DJ Dog Dick and friends

Cafe OTO in March

A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...
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From London’s Cafe OTO:

BENOIT PIOULARD + SIMON SCOTT
Thursday 1 March ’12 • 8PM • £7.50 advance

THE LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Sunday 4 March ’12 • 8PM • £6 / £4 concs

MOMUS
Monday 5 March ’12 • 8PM • SOLD OUT

CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH + JOHN BUTCHER + OREN MARSHALL + JOHN EDWARDS
Tuesday 6 March ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door

GROUP DOUEH // TWO DAY RESIDENCY
Wednesday 7 March ’12 • 8PM • £12 advance / £14 on the door
Thursday 8 March ’12 • 8PM • £12 advance / £14 on the door

ROSCOE MITCHELL // TWO DAY RESIDENCY
Friday 9 March ’12 • 8PM • £18 / £22 on the door
Saturday 10 March ’12 • 8PM • £18 / £22 on the door

JOHN CAGE: ‘SONG BOOKS’
Sunday 11 March ’12 • 7.30PM • £5 advance / £6 on the door

SHINJI MASUKO (THE BOREDOMS/DMBQ) + KANATA
Monday 12 March ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door

TASHI WADA & STEPHAN MATHIEU // VIRGINALS
Tuesday 13 March ’12 • 8PM • £8 advance / £10 on the door

THE WIRE SALON: SOUNDING OUT THE TERRITORY: THE SENSORIAL WORLD OF SOUND MAPS
Thursday 15 March ’12 • 8PM • £4 on the door

GUILLAUME VILTARD / JIM DVORAK / LOZ SPEYER / DAVID LEAHY / TONY MARSH
Monday 19 March ’12 • 8PM • £6 adv / £7 on the door

JON MUELLER + PIMMON
Wednesday 21 March ’12 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

TALIBAM! & SAM KULIK PRESENT ‘ATLANTIS’ +
TALIBAM! / KULIK / ALAN WILKINSON QUARTET
Thursday 22 March ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door

JOE MCPHEE SURVIVAL UNIT III
Friday 23 March ’12 • 8PM • £10 advance / £12 on the door
Special Guest: Evan Parker (Saxophones)
Saturday 24 March ’12 • 8PM • £10 advance / £12 on the door
Special Guest: John Edwards (Double Bass)

THE WORKSHOP SERIES
Monday 26 March ’12 • 8PM • £5/£4 concs
March’s concert of experimental improvised music drawn from participants of Eddie Prévost‘s weekly workshop. This month’s musicians are Marjolaine Charbin (piano), Russell Callow (percussion), Carole Finer (unspecified), David O’Connor (saxophone) and Eddie Prevost (percussion).

PETER BRÖTZMANN / JOHN EDWARDS / STEVE NOBLE
‘…THE WORSE THE BETTER’ LP LAUNCH
Wednesday 28 March ’12 • 8PM • £8 advance / £10 on the door

BRUNEL AT OTO : KOAN TRIO
Thursday 29 March ’12 • 8PM • £5 adv / £6 on the door

MAJA S.K. RATKJE & IKUE MORI (DUO) +
EVAN PARKER & JOHN WIESE (DUO)
Friday 30 March ’12 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

LE DRAPEAU NOIR + LIBEREZ
Saturday 31 March ’12 • 8PM • £7/£8 on the door

Los Angeles / SoCal Scene

Photo of Pauline at a dinner/concert in Oakland
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From FaceBook:

Thursday, March 1, 8pm
TRiP presents Spincycle, featuring Base 4 – Derek Bomback (guitar), Alan Cook (drums, percussion), and Bruce Friedman (trumpet). TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica | Free

From Sundays Live:

Thursday, March 1, 8pm
CSULB Faculty Artist Series presents the Ironworks Percussion Duo, featuring Dave Gerhart and Axel Clarke. Cal State University Long Beach, Daniel Recital Hall, University Music Center, Long Beach | $10 / $7 students and seniors

From FaceBook:

Thursday, March 1, 8:30pm
ATX, Gregory Lenczycki, and Jorge Martin present JAAP BLONK, an evening of improvisations with Ted Byrnes, Anna Homler, Jorge Martin, Vetza, and Brian Walsh. Atwater Crossing (ATX), 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater, Los Angeles | $10

From FaceBook:

Friday, March 2, 7:30pm
Sacred Grounds Coffee presents an evening with Base 4, featuring Derek Bomback (guitar), Alan Cook (drums, percussion), and Bruce Friedman (trumpet). Sacred Grounds Coffee, 468 W 6th St., San Pedro | Free

From Sundays Live:

Friday, March 2, 8pm
The Toronto-based NEXUS percussion quartet will perform a concert at California Lutheran University‘s Samuelson Chapel. Nexus features percussionists Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, and Garry Kvistad. California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks | Free

Friday, March 2, 8pm
California State University Fullerton presents an evening with the resident New Music Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Pauline Oliveros (guest composer in residence), and Steve Lehman (saxophonist, composer). Friday’s program will include: Steve Lehman – For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton, and Alexander Scriabin; Steve Lehman – Manifold; Pauline Oliveros – Breaking Boundaries; Pauline Oliveros – 13 Changes; Pauline Oliveros – Inner/Outer Sound Matrix George Crumb, Movements from 11 Echoes of Autumn; and Pamela Madsen – Prophecy of Place with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo. California State University Fullerton, Meng Concert Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton | $15

Saturday, March 3, 3pm
The Occidental Faculty Artist Recital series presents: Piano Journey in Japan – Import, Synthesis, and Export, from the first piano piece in Japan to Game Music, featuring Junko Ueno Garrett (piano). The program will include selections by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nobuo Uematsu, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Toru Takemitsu, Akira Miyoshi, Yoshinao Nakada, Rentaro Taki, and Kosaku Yamada. Occidental College, Bird Studio, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles | Free

Saturday, March 3, 8pm
California State University Fullerton presents an evening with the resident New Music Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Pauline Oliveros (guest composer in residence), and Steve Lehman (saxophonist, composer). Saturday’s program includes: Nathan Davis – Fullerton Bells; Elliott Carterb – Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux; Steve Lehman – Lenwood and Other Saints who Roam the Earth; George Lewis – Artificial Life; Cory Smythe – pluripotent; Pauline Oliveros – Double X; and Steve Lehman – Demian. California State University Fullerton, Meng Concert Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton | $15

From SouthWest Chamber Music:

Saturday, March 3, 8pm
Southwest Chamber Music continues its celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday, with a concert of two of his many works: One-6 and One-10. Both of these works, by John Cage, will feature audio-kinetic sound sculptures by Mineko Grimmer. Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St, downtown Los Angeles | $38 / $28 seniors / $10 student w/ID

Sunday, March 4, 5pm
Southwest Chamber Music continues its celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday, with a concert of two of his many works: One-6 and One-10. Both of these works, by John Cage, will feature audio-kinetic sound sculptures by Mineko Grimmer. Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First St, downtown Los Angeles | $38 / $28 seniors / $10 student w/ID

From FaceBook:

Sunday, March 4, 5pm
Balconi Coffee Company + Cafemode present: SONG X, a group art show curated by Kio Griffith. SONG X is a group show of artists’ interpretations of a piece of music that sticks in one’s mind so that one seems to hear it, even when it is not being played. This condition is also known as musical imagery repetition and involuntary musical imagery. Reinterpretated as single cut EPs artists were asked to create their custom 7 x 7 inch artworks based on their song choice. Opening reception features a special performance by Shin Kawasaki who will attempt to sing and play the tune choices! BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY, 11301 Olympic Blvd, #124 West Los Angeles | Free

From Open Gate Theatre:

Sunday, March 4, 7pm
Open Gate Theatre presents their Sunday Evening Concert Fifteenth Year Celebration. Come March it will be fifteen years since Open Gate Theatre began hosting monthly concerts of unusual and uncompromising creative music, most of it in some way improvisational in nature. At the time of this writing, among those scheduled to participate along with Alex Cline and Wil Salmon are Vinny Golia, William Roper, Brad Dutz, Emily Hay, Tom McNalley, Steuart Liebig, Jie Ma, Charles Sharp, Tim Perkis, Andrew Pask, Jeff Schwartz, Joseph Berardi, G.E. Stinson, Kaoru, Wayne Peet, Bruce Friedman, Dave Tranchina, Robert Leng, Scott Heustis, Anthony Shadduck, Alan Cook, Carey Fosse, Jim McAuley, Rich West, and, in what is likely to be a gargantuan “Call and Response” section, poet Dorothea Grossman. More are sure to join the serious fun. As if this weren’t enough, free food and beverages will be available for everyone’s consumption. Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles | $10 / students, seniors, and series performers half price

From Angel City Arts:

Monday, March 5, 9pm
Angel City Arts and the Blue Whale brings the world premiere of “Orphic Machine,” primarily commissioned by Chamber Music America, clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg leads an amazing ensemble in a song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman. Internationally renowned musicians help Ben bring this extraordinary project to life, including vocalist and violinist Carla Kihlstedt (of Tin Hat), guitarist Jeff Parker (of Tortoise), saxophonist Rob Sudduth, percussionist Ches Smith (of Secret Chiefs 3), pianist Myra Melford, trumpeter Ron Miles, percussionist Kenny Wollesen, and bassist Greg Cohen (of Masada). Blue Whale, Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St. #301, downtown Los Angeles | $10

From SASSAS:

Tuesday, March 6, 9pm
SASSAS and ATX present AD HOC #5, an evening of new works for brass and electronics. Valve trombonist Christian Pincock of Albuquerque, New Mexico interfaces his instrument to a laptop and transforms all sonic expectations while the pairing of live computer music legend Tim Perkis, teaching at CalArts for the semester, and LA local and trumpet innovator Dan Clucas explores the inner workings of totally free improvisation. Atwater Crossing (ATX), 3245 Casitas Ave., Atwater, Los Angeles | $7 advance; $5 for SASSAS members. $10 at the door.

From blue whale:

Wednesday, March 7, 9pm
The Blue Whale presents the trio of Emily Hay (flute, voice), Motoko Honda (keyboards), and Brad Dutz (percussion) in concert. Blue Whale, Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St. #301, downtown Los Angeles | $10

From Santa Barbara New Music Series:

Thursday, March 8, 8pm
The Santa Barbara New Music Series presents a double bill featuring Dick Wood and the Bonnie Barnett Group. Dick Wood (sax, flute, whistle, boom box) will perform with Dan Clucas (trumpet, flute, octokoto), Hal Onserud (bass), Mark Trayle (live electronics), Marty Mansour (drums/percussion), Dan Ostermann (trombone), and Chuck Manning (tenor sax). Bonnie Barnett (voice) performs with Dick Wood (reeds), Hal Onserud (bass), and Garth Powell (percussion). Muddy Waters Cafe, 508 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara | $8