Ned Rothenberg – Saxophone, Clarinet, Shakuhachi and Ayman Fanous – Guitar and Bouzouki will play Friday, May 11 at 7:30 pm, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church – Foggy Bottom 728 23rd st. NW (2 blocks south of Foggy Bottom Metro) $15 General Admission.

Experimental music in the Hudson Valley is discussed.

The Village Voice reviews the MATA festival.

Monty Adkins’ new release is reviewed.

Jason Stein plays solo in Milwaukee on May 27.

The Chicago Reader profiles Talibam! and Kevin Shea.

On Thursday May 10th at 9pm, the Acheron (57 Waterbury St. Brooklyn, NY 11206) presents Ahleuchatistas (Asheville,Tzadik), Child Abuse, Les Rhinoceros (D.C, Tzadik), Den Svarta Fanan + Sandy Ewen.

AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Mike Noordzy Quintet – Dream-Ee-Chi-Wah (2012)
Mutual Aid Project – Preface (2011)
Monty Adkins – Fragile.Flicker.Fragment (2011)
K-Branding – Alliance (2011)
K-Branding – Facial (2009)
Merkabah – Lyonesse (2011)
Makajodama – Makajodama (2009)

Luigi Nono: the ghost of the avant garde

A Nono performance is previewed:

The music of Luigi Nono has always spoken of its time. But La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura, for violin and 8-track tape, speaks more than most of his pieces of a personal political moment. Just months after completing it, communism had collapsed in Eastern Europe. Nono, a lifelong committed Marxist, would not have shared Francis Fukuyama’s eagerness to proclaim the end of history and the final victory of liberal democracy. Among many things, La lontananza is a tribute to the postwar avant garde at this moment of crisis, and music’s supreme response to Fukuyama’s diagnosis.


Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


April 21, 2012
Bererberg, Prospect Series
Christoph Erb Fred Lonberg-Holm Josh Berman

April 21, 2012
Parias Trio, Prospect Series
Caleigh Drane Daniel Reyes Llinas Luis Ianes

April 21, 2012
Simon Jermyn & Mikko Innanen Group, Prospect Series
Joe Hertenstein Mat Maneri Mikko Innanen Simon Jermyn

April 18, 2012
HBM Trio, Dixon Place
Han Bennink Michael Moore Will Holshouser