More Details on the Improvisation Summit of Portland of June 8 & 9

From the Creative Music Guild:

Friday Night:
– Cinema Project presents Thirteen Summers (This program features a multi-screen projection performance of footage from filmmaker and naturalist Timothy Treadwell. With live accompaniment by an ensemble curated by Joe Cunningham of Blue Cranes & Tim DuRoche)
Kevin Shields (Eva Aguila)
– Dance & Music: Dawn Stoppiello and Doug Theriault electronics
Sam Coomes & Brian Mumford Duo
– Dance & Music: Linda K. Johnson and Tim DuRoche
– Tim DuRoche & Reconstruction of Light: :The Music of Carei Thomas, with Andrew Durkin, piano; Eugene Lee, saxophones; Jon Shaw, contrabass; Tim DuRoche on drums/little instruments.
– Dance & Music: Richard Decker, Danielle Ross, Jordan Dykstra, and Reed Wallsmith
– Anton Hatwich / John Gross
– Gino Robair leads a large ensemble of musicians and dancers in his opera, I, Norton
– Improvisation and Contemporary Instrumental Techniques workshop with Dr. John C. Savage (flutes, alto saxophone). Dr. Savage will discuss and demonstrate his approach to contemporary improvising. Specific topics will include: circular breathing, multiphonics, vocalizations, and ideas for group interplay. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please feel free to bring an instrument. All instruments welcome!
– Gino Robair percussion workshop
– Workshop on Improvising & Dance w/ Danielle Ross & Christi Denton
– Musician-writer Tim DuRoche moderates a discussion with dance artist Linda K. Johnson, musician Rick Stewart of Smegma, saxophonist and Creative Music Guild co-founder Rich Halley and interdisciplinary dancer-storyteller Susan Banyas about improvisation – its role in their craft, its history over the last few decades in the NW, and how they’ve deployed improvisational strategies to create across disciplines and expand on tradition.
Saturday Night:
– Filmusik presents Un Chien Andalou w/ a live score by an ensemble curated by Nick Bindeman
– Dance & Music: Tracy Broyles & Catherine Lee
– Blue Cranes
– Dance & Music- Tere Mathern, Vanessa Vogel, Jen Hackworth and Marisa Anderson
– The Tenses
– Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner
– Thicket
– Grouper
– Dance & Music: Linda Austin, Jin Camou, Ben Kates, Ryan Miller
– Gino Robair
– Dance & Music: Carla Mann and Rich Halley
– The Raven Big Band Buddha Mind Ensemble lead by John Grunfest and Megan Bierman w/ 30+ musicians:

Friday and Saturday:
A sound installation by Stephanie Simek

Tonight at New York’s Super Coda

From thesupercoda:

Sunday, May 27th. Vaudeville Park – 26 Bushwick ave. Doors 7pm. Show starting shortly thereafter.
The Del Sol String Quartet, Joseph Keckler, Andrew Drury/Rob Stabinsky/Jack Wright/Evan Lipson

Joseph Keckler – Joseph Keckler is a singer and artist whose work takes form in music, interdisciplinary performance, video, and written narrative. He is interested in staging conversation among different art forms.

He was born in Michigan, in one of several towns that begin with the letter P and orbit the relative metropolis of Kalamazoo. He went on to train in painting and classical voice and move to New York City.

Joseph’s concerts and performances have recently been presented by SXSW Music, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, La MaMa ETC, NP Contemporary Art Center, SF MOMA, Abrons Art Center and many other venues across the country and abroad. He has been awarded residencies at MacDowell Artist Colony and Yaddo Artist Colony.

Joseph’s E.P, Featured Creatures was released last year in Italy by Transeuropa. He is currently working on musical projects, videos, and a collection of stories.

The Del Sol String Quartet – The Super Coda welcomes back the San Francisco based Del Sol String Quartet back to New York for an exciting performance of music by young rising star composer Mason Bates for amplified string quartet and electronica, former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla and more. Del Sol ( , two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is breaking the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances of new music with a global pulse. This critically acclaimed group of master musicians explores new ways to interact with audiences, composers and artists across cultures and art forms. Quartet members Kate Stenberg, Rick Shinozaki, Charlton Lee and Kathryn Bates Williams have performed on prominent concert series nationwide, including the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space in New York and the Other Minds Festival of New Music in San Francisco, and have led residencies at major universities, including Dartmouth, MIT, Brandeis, UC Berkeley and the Manhattan School of Music.

Here is the evening’s Music Program:

Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012, Italy): “Mas Lugares (su Madrigali di Monteverdi” (2003)
Daniel Ward (b. 1966, USA): “La Sangre de la Luna” (2010)
Daniel Ward (b. 1966, USA): “These Walls” (2011)
Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957, Uzbekistan): “Fast Blue Village” (2007)
Mason Bates (b. 1977): Bagatelles for string quartet and electronica (2011): III. “On a Wire: Mating Dance” – SPECIAL PREVIEW
Joan Jeanrenaud (b. 1956): “Falling Water” (2010) – NY PREMIERE
Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992, Argentina; arr. Jeremy Cohen): “Libertango” (2001)

Andrew Drury/Rob Stabinsky/Jack Wright/Evan Lipson –

One of these guys is going to climb into the piano. This is going to be epic, epic improv.

Jack Wright was a soprano choir boy and a marching band saxophonist in the fifties, a bluegrass washtub bassist in the early sixties, a university lecturer in history, and then a revolutionist in the late sixties and seventies. The past 33 years, however, he has been playing freely improvised saxophone, touring the US and Europe, and has been dubbed “the Johnny Appleseed of Improvised Music”. He is accused of impersonating pigs, ducks and human blowhards, but lately has been remembering the proper use of the saxophone –to support the tottering universe. His roots are in Philly, where he owns a house for wayward improvisers.
Jack plays with everyone but performs and tours only with the finest, which usually means the most obscure from Europe and the US. He and his partners are among the few true believers in absolutely free, unrestrained, unstructured, unselfconscious improvisation, played at high levels of musicianship. No tunes. They prefer to play rather than perform for peanuts. This is the only music in which the players attempt not to know what they are doing and listeners are discouraged from knowing what they are getting.

The Wordless Music Series Shows in New York

From Wordless Music:

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Loops + Variations: Wordless Music at Millennium Park
Chris Clark
Jan Jelinek & Andrew Pekler perform Ursula Bogner: “Sonne = Blackbox”
Casino Versus Japan
Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago
Co-presented with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Shows begin promptly at 6:30pm / all-ages / free admission

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Loops + Variations: Wordless Music at Millennium Park
Ensemble Dal Niente: music of Donatoni, Romitelli, and Deerhoof
Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago
Co-presented with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Shows begin promptly at 6:30pm / all-ages / free admission

Monday, June 18, 2012
Sandro Perri
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Co-presented with Boom Collective
8pm doors and show / 18+ / $25 tickets now on sale

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sophia Knapp
Le Poisson Rouge
10pm doors and show / 18+ / $25 tickets now on sale

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Loops + Variations: Wordless Music at Millennium Park
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
ACME: music of Giacinto Scelsi, Andrew Norman, and J.S. Bach
Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago
Co-presented with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Shows begin promptly at 6:30pm / all-ages / free admission

Friday, September 14, 2012
Amon Tobin:
ISAM Live Audio/Visual Show
Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
Co-presented with Boom Collective
7pm doors / 8pm show / 18+ / tickets now on sale