Newsbits: Branca Crowdsourcing / Beefheart / Jones & Washington / Flexible Orchestra

Convocation Hall, Toronto, 1974
Convocation Hall, Toronto, 1974 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Irish group the Crash Ensemble is raising money for a new piece by Glenn Branca that will premiere in Dublin on Nov. 2 and then The Huddersfield Festival in England on Nov. 18.

A new book on Captain Beefheart is reviewed.

A video of the Darius Jones / Salim Washington Quintet has been posted.

The FLEXIBLE ORCHESTRA in a new orchestration of ten Clarinets, electric guitar, double bass, and harp, will premiere four composers’ works on Thursday, October 25th, 8:30 PM at the Ukrainian Restaurant, 140 2nd Ave. at 9th Street in New York.