Newsbits: New Music in New York / Melford / Halvorson / Eisenstadt / Morricone

Français : Ennio Morricone lors du 66ème Festi...

An article discussed the plethora of new music festivals going on in New York.

Myra Melford has won the 2012 Alpert Award for music.

The latest release from Mary Halvorson, Bending Bridges, is reviewed.

Harris Eisenstadt will release two albums this summer: Canada Day Octet (06.26.2012) and Canada Day III (07.10.2012).

The career of Ennio Morricone is profiled.

St. Louis’s New Music Circle is profiled as a purveyor of the avant-garde, including an interview with recent performer Olivia Block.

Mahavishnu Project Tour Dates

The Mahavishnu Project, which covers the work of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and then some, is on tour this month.

Sat May 12, 2012 (9pm)
291 Tinker St.
Woodstock NY
(845) 679-4406

Fri May 18, 2012 (9pm)
667 North River St.
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 822-2992

Sat May 19, 2012 (9pm)
2903 Whittington Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230
410) 646-7334

Upcoming Concerts From The Uncertainty Music Series

From New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series:

Saturday 12 May 2012
Christopher Riggs and Carl Testa
at Never Ending Books 810 State St New Haven, CT

Saturday 19 May 2012
Take Your Time Performance Series
Rachel Bernsen, Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez-Delgado
Robert Bergner and Pamela Newell
at The BIG ROOM (Erector Square) 319 Peck St, New Haven, CT

Wednesday 23 May 2012
Kevin Frenette, James Rohr, John McLellan, Carl Testa 4tet
at Elm Bar 372 Elm St New Haven, CT

Wednesday 6 June 2012
Michael Gregory
at Elm Bar 372 Elm St New Haven, CT

Saturday 9 June 2012
Music of Joshua Stamper
at Never Ending Books 810 State St New Haven, CT

Sunday 10 June 2012
Rhymes with Opera performs Adam Matlock’s Red Giant
at The BIG ROOM 319 Peck St New Haven, CT

Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

NAKATANI TINER DRAKE / Ritual Inscription (Epigraph Records)
TONY, CARO AND JOHN / All on the First Day (Gaarden Records)
VIOLENS / Fragment #1 (Monopsone)
ZAZA / Fragment #2 (Monopsone)
EPIC45 / Fragment #3 (Monopsone)
CALLIOPE TSOUPAKI / Medea (Unsounds – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
ANTHONY BRAXTON / GTM (Iridium) 2007 Vol. 2 (New Braxton House)
OSIBISA / Osee Yee (Golden Stool)
DON PRESTON / Filter, Oscillators & Envelopes 1867-82 (Sub Rosa – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR / Leyfdu Ijosinu (Touch – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
SENKING / Dazed (Raster-Noton – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
TONY DORÉ AND FRIENDS / Fall Away Like Leaves (Gaarden Records)
IL TEMPIO DELLE CLESSIDRE / Il Tempio delle Clessidre (Black Widow)
ZEA & XAVIER CHARLES / Bourgeois Blues 7” (Makkum Records – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
IF, BWANA with/and/by TRIO SCORDATURA / E (and sometimes why) (Pogus)
LUCIO CAPECE / Zero Plus Zero (Potlatch)
CHRISTOPH ERB & FRED LONBERG-HOLM / Screw and Straw (Veto Records)
BARCODE QUARTET / You’re It (SLAM Productions)
ANDERS NILSSON / Night Guitar (Sound @ One)

Undead Music Festival at Le Poisson Rouge Reviewed

The main stage of (le) Poisson Rouge.
The main stage of (le) Poisson Rouge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Undead Music Festival exists to provide a collage of impressions collected on the fly. It claims no organizing principle other than the vitality of the music, most of which scans broadly as jazz: combo stuff, high-contrast and alert, shot through with forceful improvising. With shows in different pockets of the city each night, it’s not about a specific locale or scene, or isn’t supposed to be.