Newsbits: Turcotte / Pettigrew / Alog / Omega Sound Fix

Japan Tour 0010 Alog
Japan Tour 0010 Alog (Photo credit: watz)

Electronic composer Roxanne Turcotte is profiled.

San Pettigrew has a new release out on Avantwhatever.

Norway’s Alog is profiled.

Omega Sound Fix is an experimental music and art festival taking place in New Jersey on April 20 and 21.

Drummer Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things will release their fourth CD, “Clean On The Corner,” May 15 on 482 Music. The recordings feature Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman (saxophones), Jason Roebke (bass), Josh Berman (cornet) and Craig Taborn (piano).

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Four Nights of Kneebody in New York

From Littlefield NYC:

Search & Restore Presents
4 NIGHTS OF KNEEBODY
April 11 – 14 at
Littlefield
622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11227

April 11 & 12 from 9 PM [two sets]
April 13 & 14 from 7:30 PM [two sets]
$15

April 11th – 9 PM
First Set: Kneebody
Second Set: Kneebody Plays The Music of Tom Ze + Guests:
Mark Guiliana , Gretchen Parlato and more TBA

April 12th – 9 PM
First Set: Kneebody
Second Set: Kneebody Plays The Music of Judee Sill + Guest Vocalist TBA

April 13th -7:30 PM
First Set: Kneebody
Second Set: Kneebody Plays The Music of Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi (with Special Guests Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi)

April 14th – 7:30 PM
First Set: Kneebody
Second Set: Kneebody + Special Guest TBA

By combining sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvising, the Grammy nominated group Kneebody has created a diverse, loyal fan base in the United States and Europe. Founded in 2001, Kneebody has built upon an impressive array of individual resumes and conservatory training to create a truly singular voice within the instrumental world.

In 2005 Kneebody released their debut album “Kneebody” on Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf Music Label. In 2007 they followed up with “Low Electrical Worker” on the Colortone Label. A collection of 13 original songs, “Low Electrical Worker” was hailed by saxophonist Joshua Redman as one of his “favorite albums of 2007”. In the spring of 2009, Kneebody and vocalist Theo Bleckmann released “12 Songs of Charles Ives” on the Winter & Winter label and received a Grammy nomination in the “classical crossover” category. Kneebody is presently touring in support of their third studio album, “You Can Have Your Moment,” also on the Winter & Winter label.

Tonight in Pittsburgh: Music by Matt Aelmore, Aaron Brooks, Cage, Feldman, Xenakis

From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Free

Music of Matt Aelmore, Aaron Brooks, Leo Brouwer, John Cage, Jordan Dodson, Morton Feldman, Mike Perdue, Iannis Xenakis

Jordan Dodson, guitar
Mike Perdue, Percussion
Aaron Brooks, Piano
Matt Aelmore, himself

Aelmore: Gandhi’s Porn (XXX)*, Unaccompanied Concerto No. 7 in g minor
Brooks: Six Piano Miniatures*
Brouwer: Sonata
Perdue: New Work*
Dodson: New Work*
Xenakis: Rebonds

Musique Machine Reviews

Sunn O)))
Sunn O))) (Photo credit: mathias is analogue)

From Musique Machine:

Kaboom Karavan – Barra Barra
Authority – Protect Us, O Lord
Sunn 0))) – 00 Void (Reissue)
Piss Gag – Try
Ruine – Nous Irons Plus Loin Sans Avancer Jamais
Vomir/Clive Henry – Unitled
Drudkh – Eternal Turn Of The Wheel
Ysengrin – Liber Hermetis
Anni Hogan – Mountain
Poisucevamachenille – Poisucevamachenille
Sutcliffe Jugend – With Extreme Prejudice
At The Head of The Woods/Blood Of The Bl – Split CD
Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz – Electronics

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Irene Schweizer
Irene Schweizer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

March 17, 2012
Cat Toren Band, IBeam
Catherine Toren Patrick Reid Ryan Ferreira

March 17, 2012
Lisa Cay Miller’s Q, IBeam
Harris Eisenstadt Lisa Cay Miller Skye Steele Steve Smith Will Martina

March 16, 2012
Travis Laplante Quartet, IBeam
Ingrid Laubrock Randy Peterson Tom Rainey Travis Laplante

March 13, 2012
Pierre Favre Samuel Blaser Philipp Schaufelberger, The Stone
Philipp Schaufelberger Pierre Favre Samuel Blaser

March 9, 2012
Jürg Wickihalder European Quartet featuring Irène Schweizer, The Stone
Fabian Gisler Irène Schweizer Jürg Wickihalder Michael Griener