Jason Stein In Europe With Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack

From Improvised Communications:

Bass clarinetist Jason Stein is in Europe for the next week touring with oboist/composer Kyle Bruckmann’s quintet, Wrack. The group, which also features violist Jen Clare Paulson, bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Tim Daisy, is celebrating its third release, Cracked Refraction (Porter Records).

April 28th
Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2012
Ulrichsberg, Austria

April 30th
Musik Kultur St. Johann
Sankt Johann, Austria

May 3rd
Berlin, Germany

May 4th
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

May 5th
Kunstencentrum Belgie
Hasselt, Belgium

Upcoming New York Shows

From the Vision Festival folks:

Monday Evolving Series

LES Gallery
1st floor @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center,
107 Suffolk Street (between Delancey & Rivington)

tickets: $11 per set / $16 for 2 sets / $20 all night
Students/Seniors : $8 per set / $12 for 2 / $18 all night

Monday april 30

7.30 Charles Downs / Centipede
Ras Moshe – tenor sax
Matt Lavelle – trumpet and bass clarinet
Billy Stein – guitar
Francois Grillot – bass
Charles Downs – drums
8.30 Roy Campbell Trio
Roy Campbell composition, trumpet, cornet
William Parker bass
Michael Wimberly drums
9:30 Fay Victor Ensemble Reconfigured
Fay Victor – voice, compositions
Anders Nilsson-electric guitar, effects
Ken Filiano-double bass, effects

Monday May 7
Remembering Jimmy Lyons

7.30 Karen Borca Quartet
Karen Borca – bassoon
Hilliard Greene – bass
Jackson Krall – drums
Warren Smith – perc
8:30 FATE Hooker / Parker
William Parker – bass
William Hooker – drums
9:00 Sound Band / led by Karen Borca (music of Jimmy Lyons)
Tor Snyder – guitar
Nicole Federici – violin
Matt Lavelle,Kirk Knuffke – trp
Pete Dragotta- tuba
Ras Moshe, Zak Sherzad, Yoni Kretzner – sax
David Moss, Max Johnson – bass
Bernard Myers, Tiffany Chang – drums

Monday May 14
A Warranted Confluence

7.30 Maryanne deProphetis Trio
Maryanne deProphetis – composition, voice
Frank Kimbrough – piano
Ron Horton – trumpet
8.30 Daniel Levin / Gianni Mimmo
Daniel Levin – cello
Gianni Mimmo – soprano
Jon Irabagon – alto sax
Alexis Marcelo – piano
Peter Bitenc – bass
Mike Pride – drums, compositions
+ special guest Jonathan Moritz – tenor sax

Monday May 21
Creative Sounds of Dissension

Ryan Ferreira & Joe Morris – guitar
Darius Jones – alto sax
Jean Carla Rodea – voice
Gerald Cleaver – drums
8.30 Katie Bull Group Project
Katie Bull – vocals/compositions
Landon KNOBLOCK – fender/synth/electronics
Joe FONDA – bass
Jeff LEDERER – reeds
Deric Dickins – drums
9:30 The Chonto / Tamura Sonic Insurgency
Joe Chonto – drums
David Tamura – saxes, keyboards
Martin McDonald – guitar
Pete Mattheissen – guitar

Monday May 28
Eastern Fluence

7.30 Tiffany Chang’s Free Association
Jonah Parzen-Johnson – baritone saxophone
Ross Edwards – piano/keys
Evan Crane – bass
Tiffany Chang – drums
8:30 Pet Bottle Ningen
Nonoko Yoshida – alto saxophone
Dave Scanlon – guitar
Dave Miller – drums
9:30 Rema Hasumi Trio
Rema Hasumi – piano
Darius Jones – sax
Carlo Costa – drums

Bang on a Can Hosts Tatsuya Yoshida Tonight in New York

Tatsuya Yoshida playing as RUINS ALONE in Broo...

From Capital New York:

The stylistic diversity on offer at the yearly Bang On A Can marathon—which usually clocks in at between 12 and 24 hours of music performed in dozens of acts—is reliably one of the high points on the “new music” calendar. But this weekend a Bang event is doing something particularly audacious (and even more surprising than putting on Anthony Braxton’s piece for 100 tubas). On Saturday night, as part of a residency at Lincoln Center, the organization is sneaking a noise-rock concert into Alice Tully Hall—if one by another name.

Tatsuya Yoshida is the drummer of the long-running Japanese noise-rock duo Ruins. For three decades, his principal band has pounded its gospel of rhythmically complex, quasi-improvised thrash across the globe. (The duo collaborated memorably with British free-improvisational guitar hero Derek Bailey in the late 90s.) But it would take the Asphalt Orchestra—the Bang On A Can house “marching band”—to commission a suite of music by Yoshida to bring into Alice Tully Hall’s Starr Theater.

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Toshimaru Nakamura (performing with John Butch...
Toshimaru Nakamura (performing with John Butcher) at First Last LMC festival, Cafe Oto, London, 30/5/08. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

04/28 @ 8:00pm
Artist-in-Residence: Yarn/Wire with Tristan Perich Chalk

Yarn/Wire, an ISSUE Artist-in-Residence for 2012, premieres a new work Chalk by composer Tristan Perich. Perich’s work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code. His album 1-Bit Symphony (2010), a microchip packaged inside a CD jewel case and programmed to synthesize an entire composition, had “an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth,” (Wall Street Journal). Yarn/Wire straddles the DIY/punk and classical worlds, also collaborating previously with Pete Swanson of Yellow Swans and Nathan Davis of International Contemporary Ensemble.

04/29 @ 6:00pm
Harvestworks Presents: No-input Summit – Toshimaru Nakamura, Philip White, Bob Bellerue, Bonnie Jones and Phillip Stearns

On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Harvestworks will produce an investigation into the phenomena of no-input, a style of sound art using internal mixer feedback to generate sound. Presentations will feature No-input icon Toshimaru Nakamura who will be joined by sound artists Philip White, Bob Bellerue, Bonnie Jones, and Phillip Stearns in a panel that will explore the limits of the sound-generating technique, it’s influence on the audience and how each artist has expanded their equipment to address stylistic concerns. The panel will be followed by a performance with special guest Gene Coleman where participants will exhibit the their idiosyncratic approaches to controlling an instrument that defies control.

04/30 @ 8:00pm
Sister Spit with Michelle Tea & Justin Bond

The legendary literary performance tour, Sister Spit, comes to ISSUE with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Don’t miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and musicians.

AMN Reviews: Steve Roden – Proximities (Line)

A veteran sound and visual artist from Los Angeles, Steve Roden recently spent some time as artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where I assume the light is very big and very intense. Minimalist sculptor Donald Judd, an artist for whom site dictates form, began buying up property and buildings in rural Marfa back in the seventies, putting his stamp on the town and the town on the map. He eventually created the Foundation to oversee the works.

A sequence of tones is played and recorded on cheap equipment by Roden in an army barracks containing ffty stainless steel sculptures. As the sun comes up, it acts on both the light and the temperature within. Processes interplay with self, temperature – it actually sounds humid and stippled like an iguana´s hide – space and the inanimate things occupying space.

As at-home listening, “Proximities” is an ambient companion with an authoritative presence. It´s a patient piece which long sounds akin to Brian Eno´s “Neroli” but slowly morphs into something quite a bit more layered and nuanced.


Stephen Fruitman

Roulette’s May Schedule

Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010
Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Roulette:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Kaija Saariaho Unplugged International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Toni Dove: Spectropia with R. Luke Dubois

Saturday, May 5, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Toni Dove, R. Luke Dubois, Elliott Sharp & the 31 Band: Spectropia Suite

Monday, May 7, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Byron Westbrook – Corridors

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Experiments in Opera: Happiness is the Problem by Jason Cady / Excerpts from Brother Brother by Aaron Siegel / Dave Ruder’s To Scale

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Experiments in Opera: Borges and the Other with music by Matthew Welch and a text adapted from Jorge Luis Borges

Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
Rādia and Sonic Smithy

Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
INTERPRETATIONS: Earl Howard / Tom Chiu & Conrad Harris

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 8:30 pm
ImproTech Paris/New York 2012 : Improvisation & Technology

Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 8:30 pm
Rosi Hertlein, Joe Kubera & Joe McPhee: The Art of Art Songs and Free Improvisation

Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Eclipse Quartet – Morton Feldman’s Piano & String Quartet

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Eclipse Quartet – Ruth Crawford Seeger, Sean Heim, Roscoe Mitchell, Ben Johnston

Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Lenny Pickett

Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Peter Sciscioli & Ana Sofrenovic

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Peter M Wyer “The Invisible”

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Dawn Of Midi – Kashmir

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Thurston Moore + Bill Nace + Joe McPhee

Monsieur Délire Reviews

Peter Hammill onstage solo at Nearfest 09 in B...
Peter Hammill onstage solo at Nearfest 09 in Bethlehem, PA. Nederlands: Peter Hammill op Nearfest, Bethlehem, PA, juni 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

ENZO ROCCO / Spaghetti Jazz (CD Baby)
MARY HALVORSON QUINTET / Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12 – merci à/thanks to Improvised Communications)
ADRIAN MOORE / Contrechamps (empreintes DIGITALes)
SEAWORTHY / Bellows and Breaths (Preservation)
WERNER HASLER / The Outer String (Unit Records)
PATRICK WATSON / Adventures in Your Own Backyard (Secret City Records)
THE AARDVARK JAZZ ORCHESTRA / Evocations (Leo Records)
NICOLAS BERNIER / Travaux mécaniques (empreintes DIGITALes)
PETER HAMMILL / Consequences (Fie)
COPERNICUS / Victim of the Sky (Nevermore – merci à/thanks to Moonjune Records)
CENTROZOON / Boner (Unsung Records – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
JUSTIN RUBIN / Constellations (MSR Classics)
TRAPIST / The Golden Years (Staubgold – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
ANTHONY BRAXTON / Quintet (Tristano) 1997 (New Braxton House)
ARTISTES VARIÉS-VARIOUS ARTISTS / Crossovers (Crónica – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)