Newsbits: Sound Places / Creative Differences / Triokinesis / Xenakis / Cymerman

Bowerbird invites composers, musicians, poets, and sound artists of all variety to submit audio works for SOUND PLACES, a “virtual” festival that uses personal listening devices – ipods and smart phones – and geographic locations to create unique and personal site-specific experiences for audiences. SOUND PLACES will take place June 16 – June 30, as part of the Commotion Festival. Submissions are due May 30, 2012.

Creative Differences‘ final Spring show is June 10th, featuring Tony Malaby and Michael Formanek, among others.

San Diego’s Athenaeum Jazz at the Studio returns with boundary-pushing music this Saturday, June 2, with a performance by the New York–based TrioKinesis at 8 p.m. TrioKinesis is made up of saxophonist Eric Person, bassist Joseph Lepore and drummer Shinnosuke Takahashi.

Burning Ambulance features Xenakis on what would have been his 90th birthday, and includes a 2-part video interview.

Jeremy Cymerman is in the last 2 weeks of a Kickstarter campaign to release a new solo record, Purification/Dissolution. He is 70% of the way to his goal and would appreciate a push over the edge.

Touching Extremes Reviews

English: Weasel Walter playing bass, with Marc...
English: Weasel Walter playing bass, with Marc Edwards at the Silent Barn in NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Touching Extremes:

DORON SADJA – Residuals
BIOTA – Cape Flyaway
NATURA MORTA – Natura Morta
SANDY EWEN / DAMON SMITH / WEASEL WALTER – Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter

Brooklyn’s IBeam in June

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the IBeam:

Mikko Innanen Intercontinental Extravaganza at I-Beam

Friday, June 1st 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Mikko Innanen – Sylvie Courvoisier Duo 8:30PM

Mikko Innanen – alto & baritone saxophone
Sylvie Courvoisier – piano

Mikko Innanen Trio 10:00PM

Mikko Innanen – alto & baritone saxophone
Ken Filiano – bass
Lou Grassi – drums

Mikko Innanen Intercontinental Extravaganza at I-Beam

Saturday, June 2nd 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Mikko Innanen – Andrew Cyrille Duo 8:30PM

Mikko Innanen – alto & baritone saxophone
Andrew Cyrille – drums

Mikko Innanen Quintet 10:00PM

Mikko Innanen – alto & baritone saxophone
Thomas Heberer – trumpet
Steve Swell – trombone
Max Johnson – bass
Joe Hertenstein – drums

Sebastien Ammann Quartet

Monday, June 4th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Sebastien Ammann (piano)
Ohad Talmor (tenor sax)
Dave Ambrosio (bass)
Eric McPherson (drums)

Aram Shelton Quartet

Thursday, June 7th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Aram – Alto Saxophone
Matt Bauder – Tenor Saxophone
Jason Ajemian – Bass
Drummer – tba

Yeti Camp | Yoon Sun Choi’s E String Band

Friday, June 8th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Yeti Camp 8:30PM
Dana Lyn – violin and composition
Mike McGinnis – clarinet
Clara Kennedy – cello
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums
Kyle Sanna – guitar

Yoon Sun Choi’s E String Band 10:00PM
Yoon Sun Choi – toy piano and vox
Jacob Sacks – melodica
Khabu Dog Young – uke
Thomas Morgan – guitar
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums

4 Part Harmony

Saturday, June 9th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

This group focuses on making the most of harmonic instruments. Each instrument takes on roles not commonly associated with it; guitar turns into a percussion instrument, vibraphone plays bass lines, voice sings accompanying lines during instrumental solos, etc.

4 Part Harmony

Lauren Lee, vocals and piano
Mark Cocheo, guitar
Ku Il Oh, bass
Max Fieldschuh, vibraphone

1st Thursday of the Month continues

Thursday, June 14th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

1st Thursday of the Month” which is actually the 2nd Thursday of the month this month

8:30 PM
Jacob Garchik- trombone
Jacob Sacks- piano
Dave Ambrosio- bass
Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
tunes by everybody

“dry, controlled, radicalism…..a smeary version of chamber jazz”- Ben Ratliff, New York Times, August 2010

10 PM
Jeff Davis Band
Jason Rigby- tenor saxophone
Jesse Stacken- piano
Matt Pavolka- bass
Jeff Davis- drums/tunes

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival – Part 1

Friday, June 15th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Owen Howard’s “Drum Lore” 8:30 PM
Owen Howard (drums)
Adam Kolker (tenor & soprano sax)
John O’Gallagher (alto sax)
Frank Carlberg (piano)
Aidan O’Donnell (bass)

A Portrait of Brooklyn 10:00 PM
David Smith (trumpet)
Adam Kolker (alto & tenor sax, bass clarinet, clarinet)
Dan Pratt (tenor sax, clarinet, flute)
Anne Mette Iversen (bass)
Rob Garcia (drums)

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival – Part 2

Saturday, June 16th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Adam Kolker Solo 8:30 PM
Adam Kolker (tenor saxophone & bass clarinet)

Tammy Scheffer Sextet 9:00 PM
Tammy Scheffer (voice)
Andrew Urbina (alto sax)
Dan Pratt (tenor sax)
David Cook (piano)
Dan Foose (bass)
Ronen Itzik (drums)

David Cook Trio 10:30 PM
David Cook (piano)
Matt Clohesy (bass)
Mark Ferber (drums)

Alejandro Florez Presents

Friday, June 22nd 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Ricardo Gallo – piano
Dan Blake – saxophone
Peter Evans – trumpet
Dan Peck – tuba
Andrew Drury – drums
Alejandro Flórez – guitar

Ben Gerstein & Tyshawn Sorey: A Night of Duets

Saturday, June 23rd 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Ben Gerstein, trombone, drums, piano
Tyshawn Sorey, drums, piano, trombone /

AMN Picks of the Week: Walker and Lott / Sky Thing / Janel & Anthony / Hollmer / Positive Catastrophe / Pixel

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.

Brad Walker / Simon Lott – Redrawblak (2012)
Sky Thing – Garbage Strike (2012)
Janel & Anthony – Where Is Home (2012)
Lars Hollmer – With Floury Hand (sketches) (2012)
Positive Catastrophe – Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo… (2012)
Pixel – Reminder (2012)

At the Roulette in June

English: Thurston Moore at the 2008 Brooklyn B...
English: Thurston Moore at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Roulette:

Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Thurston Moore + Bill Nace + Joe McPhee
Thurston Moore, singer/songwriter/guitarist for Sonic Youth, teams up with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace and avant-jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 3, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Liz Phillips’ Biyuu
Liz Phillips, a pioneer of interactive sound and video installation art, teams up with Butoh dancer, Mariko Endo Reynolds, to explore the body electric, ground, and tides to reveal a fragile ecosystem. …

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
Sonic Smithy with Konrad Meissner

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
SIM Big Band
Featuring Ravi Coltrane, Chris Speed, Michael Attias, Loren Stillman, Andrew D’Angelo, Ben Gerstein, Shannon Barnett, Alan Ferber, Tim Albright, Ralph Alessi, Jonathan Finlayson, Steven Bernstein, Dave Ballou, Drew Gress, Guitar-Brad Shepik, Andy Milne, and Tyshawn Sorey

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Margaret Leng Tan “SATIEfaction”
Satie and Satie-inspired music from John Cage, Toby Twining, Federico Mompou and Milos Raickovich, performed on piano and toy piano by Margaret Leng Tan.

Friday, June 8, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Jerome Kitzke & The Mad Coyote – Winter Count
Composer Jerome Kitzke’s work blends jazz, Plains Indian song, and Beat Generation poetry in this performance featuring ETHEL, actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, percussionist Barbara Merjan, pianist Sarah Cahill, and accordionist Guy Klucevsek.

June 11 -17, 2012
Vision Festival XVII – Celebrating Joe McPhee, A Lifetime of Achievement

Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 6:00 pm
Phill Niblock Winter Solstice Event
To celebrate the summer solstice, Phill Niblock presents “Two Lips”, a scored orchestra piece featuring the Dither Guitar Quartet and Neil Leonard playing saxophone with Sax Mix. More to be announced.

Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
Roulette’s second annual John Cage MUSICIRCUS. First performed in 1967, John Cage’s MUSICIRCUS is simply an invitation for performers to assemble and play together – a “happening” where multiple performances occur simultaneously to create new and unusual configurations. Expect an eclectic assortment of musicians, dancers, video artists, and performance artists from all corners of NYC’s artistic community – coming together for a collage of genres and forms.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Alessandra Eramo
Berlin based sound artist and performer based in Berlin, working in the area of extended vocal techniques, sound-and visual poetry.

Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
Memorial for David Gamper
A Memorial for Sound Artist / Composer David Gamper (1945 – 2011) featuring performances by Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster, David Hykes and Ev Mann, Elliott Schwartz, Christopher Gamper, Gisela Gamper, Stephen Vitiello, John Maxwell Hobbs, Anabella Lenzu, Monique Buzzarté, Douglas Cohen and George Brunner, Cynthia Oliver, Geoff Gersh and Jason Finkelman