AMN Picks of the Week: Grip, Lasserre & Barno / Hunamization 4tet / Resistencia Chaco / Horsebladder

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.

Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre / Niklas Barnö – Snus (2010)
Luis Lopes / Humanization 4Tet – Electricity (2012)
Resistencia Chaco – Una Puerta Roja en algún lugar de la República Checa (2012)
Jeff Davis – Leaf House (2012)
Horsebladder – Not I’ll Not (2011)

This Week in Buenos Aires

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Tuesday September 11
SOLOS and SHORT FILMS (free jazz)
Hernán Merlo, contrabass solo 1ST SET
David Lynch ,short films 2ND SET
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 21.30 hs

MARTIN LAMBERT : MUSICA ROBADA ( new jazz )
jesus hernandez piano
luico Balduini , guitar
ezequiel dutil, contrabass
martin lambert drums
At Ladran Sancho , Guardia Vieja 3811 , 22.30 hs

Wednesday September 12
DIBUJOS SONOROS E IMPROVISACIÓN COLECTIVA ( free improv /Graphic scores)
Wenchi Lazo, guitar +fx
Martín de Lassaletta:contrabass
Martin Lopez Grande, drums
Ada Rave, saxophones.
At Un Lugar en Ortuzar , A Thomas 1612- 21.30 hs

MARIANO OTERO TRIO (new jazz)
Miguel Tarzia (guitar)
Alejandro López (drums)
Mariano Otero (contrabass).
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 21.30 hs

Thursday September 13
JULIAN MONTAUTI SEPTET ( free jazz )
sergio wagner , trumpet
nico said sax
francisco salgado , trombone
wenchi lazo & marcos edwards , guitars + fx
carto brandan , drums
julian montauti , contrabass
At Thelonius Bar, Salguero 1884 21.30 hs

Friday September 14
PIANO SOLO concerts ( free imrov)
HERNAN JACINTO piano
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 , 19 Hs

Concierto de Compositores de Música Nueva.
(classical contemporary new Argentine Composers )
aT Gral. A. de Lamadrid 1001.

NORRIS TRÍO ( free jazz )
Pablo Díaz (drums)
Maximiliano Kirszner (contrabass)
Enrique Norris (cornet & Keyboards)
guest : Carlos Lastra (tenor & soprano saxophones)
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 22.30 hs

Saturday September 15
JUAN PABLO ARREDONDO CUARTETO ( new jazz )
Juan Pablo Arredondo (guitar)
Paula Schocron (piano)
Juani Mendez (clarinet)
Damian Allegretti (drums)
At Virasoro Bar, Guatemala 4326 , 22.30 Hs

DOWNTOWNMUSIC Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

September 9, 2012
Axel Doerner Phil Minton Okkyung Lee C Spencer Yeh, FB Gallery
Axel Doerner C Spencer Yeh Okkyung Lee Phil Minton

September 7, 2012
Mary Halvorson Septet, Roulette
Ches Smith Ingrid Laubrock Jacob Garchik John Hébert Jon Irabagon Jonathan Finlayson Mary Halvorson

September 6, 2012
Ecstasy Mule vs John Cage vs Ecstasy Mule, The Stone
Kurt Gottschalk Len Siegfried

September 5, 2012
Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society with Chad Taylor, (le) poisson rouge
Chad Taylor Joshua Abrams

September 5, 2012
Peter Brotzmann & Jason Adasiewicz Duo, (le) poisson rouge
Chad Taylor Jason Adasiewicz Josh Abrams Peter Brötzmann

John Cage Performances in Buenos Aires

John Cage
John Cage (Photo credit: Achromatic Lodge)

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

ALREDEDOR DE JOHN CAGE ( ARROUND JOHN CAGE )
Desde el martes 11 al viernes 14 September
Sala Lugones | Teatro San Martín
Buenos Aires Argentina

Fundación Cinemateca Argentina
Teatro San Martín
Colón Contemporáneo
Fundación Proa.

tuesday 11:
(The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage; Estados Unidos, 1993)
Director: Henning Lohner.
A las 14.30 y 19.30 (129’; digital)

John Cage:(John Cage: From Zero; Estados Unidos, 1995)
Direcction: Frank Scheffer y Andrew Culver.
A las 17 y 22 (81’; digital)

wednesday 12:
Programa Stan Brakhage
Desistfilm (1954) / Wedlock House: An Intercourse (1959) / Dog Star Man (1961-64) / The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (1972)
A las 14.30 y 19.30 (120’; digital)

William Burroughs: The Cut-Up Films
William Buys a Parrot / Towers Open Fire /
The Cut-Ups / Bill & Tony / Ghost at No. 9 (Paris)(1963-1972)
Dirección de Antony Balch, with William S. Burroughs.
A las 17 y 22 (80’; digital)

thursday 13:
37 Short Fluxus Films (1962-1970)
John Cage modificó la relación entre sonido y ruido en la música del siglo XX. Sus ideas de indeterminación/azar consolidaron un nuevo paradigma que fue adoptado y expandido por generaciones sucesivas de artistas, entre ellos el grupo Fluxus, que desde el campo del cine desarrolló una “música para ver”. Compilados por George Maciunas (1931-1978, fundador del grupo), estos 37 cortometrajes tienen desde 10 segundos hasta 10 minutos de duración. Algunos incluso fueron concebidos para ser exhibidos en “loop” como parte de “happenings” de la vanguardia neoyorquina. Se verán films de Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Chieko Shiomi, John Cavanaugh, James Riddle, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Robert Watts, Pieter Vanderbiek, Joe Jones, Eric Anderson, Jeff Perkins, Wolf Vostell, Albert Fine, George Landow, Paul Sharits, John Cale, Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr y Ben Vautier.
Se agradece especialmente a la Embajada de Francia, que hizo posible el transporte de las copias en 16mm desde París, donde están en guarda a cargo de la distribuidora francesa Re: Voir.
A las 14.30 y 19.30 (120’; 16mm)

(A Tribute to John Cage; Estados Unidos, 1973)
Direction: Nam June Paik.
Como músico pero sobre todo como pensador, John Cage fue una influencia determinante en la obra del videoartista Nam June Paik, quien se convirtió en su amigo y colaborador en varios proyectos. Aquí Paik no sólo registra la interpretación de Cage de una de sus obras más radicales, 4’33”, hecha únicamente de silencios y sonido ambiente. También apela al humor y aparecen el compositor Alvin Lucier y la violoncelista y performer Charlotte Moorman, con su legendario “TV Bra”. (30’)

Catch 44: John Cage (Estados Unidos, 1971)
Direcction: David Atwood.
Producción: Henry Becton y Nam June Paik.
A las 17 y 22 (70’ total; digital)

friday 14:
49 valses para cinco distritos
(49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs; EE.UU., 1994-1995)
Dirección: Don Gillespie, a partir de una composición de John Cage.
A las 14.30 y 19.30 (122’; digital)

Marcel Duchamp and John Cage
(Estados Unidos, 1972)
Dirección: Shigeko Kubota.

26’1.1499″ For A String Player
(Estados Unidos, 1973)
Dirección: Jud Yalkut
A las 17 y 22 (71’ total; digital).

EL TEATRO DE JOHN CAGE ( John Cage´s theatre)
Saturday September 15th – 15hs to 19.30 hs
Foyer principal, Teatro Colón ,Cerrito 618 , Buenos Aires Argentnina

15hs – Segment I
Piazzato I 15’

Sonatas e Interludios (1948) 70’
Aki Takahashi: prepared piano .

16.25 hs – Segment II
Piazzato II 10’

Experiences No. 2 (1948) 3 ’ Joan La Barbara: voice.

Aria (1958) 10’ Joan La Barbara: voice

Freeman Etudes I & III (1977-80/1989-1990) 6’ David Núñez: violín.

Song Books (1970) (Fragmentos) 15’ Joan La Barbara: voz, Aki Takahashi: piano.

Freeman Etudes VII & VIII (1977-80/1989-1990) 8’ David Núñez: violín.

Sonnekus 2 (1985) 9’ Joan La Barbara: voz, Aki Takahashi: piano.

Seis Melodías (1950) 15’ Aki Takahashi: piano, David Núñez: violín.

Eight Whiskus (1984) 4’ Joan La Barbara: voice.

Freeman Etudes XIII (1977-80/1989-1990) 4’ David Núñez: violín.

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942) 3’
Joan La Barbara: voice Aki Takahashi: piano.

Nowth Upon Nacht (1984) 1’ Joan La Barbara: voice, Aki Takahashi: piano.

17.55hs – Segment III
Piazzato III 8’

Primera Construcción (en metal) (1939) 10’
Ensamble Perceum (Jorge Camiruaga, Ricardo Gómez, Sebastián Pereira, Marcelo Zanolli),
Bruno Lo Bianco: percusión,
Bruno Mesz, Natalia Salinas: piano.

Six (1991) 4´
Ensamble Perceum (Jorge Camiruaga, Ricardo Gómez, Sebastián Pereira, Marcelo Zanolli),
Bruno Lo Bianco, Gonzalo Pérez: percussion.

Three 2 (1991) 9’
Ensamble Perceum (Jorge Camiruaga, Ricardo Gómez, Marcelo Zanolli): percusion.

Piazzato IV 5’

Tercera Construcción (1941) 15’
Ensamble Perceum (Jorge Camiruaga, Ricardo Gómez, Sebastián Pereira, Marcelo Zanolli): percusión.

18.45hs – Segment IV

Cincuenta y ocho (1992) 50’ – for 58 wind instruments.

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Tangerine Dream – Zeit
Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri
The Sleeper Has Awakened – Self Titled
Dain Daller – The Tirehouse Tapes Vol.1
Noiko – Honey
Ghost – Death Radio
Centuries Behind A Gate – No Hope
Botis – The Lesser Key Of Solomon
Thy Darkened Shade – Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs
Ernst Karel – Swiss Mountain Transport Systems
Thorybos – Monuments of Doom
Craig Vear – ESK
Anonymous – Somme
Blank Depths – Untitled
Vomir/Fukte – Electro-Static

Fresh Sound Concerts in October

Fresh Sound: Two concerts in October 2012

Oct. 2nd and Oct. 18th
Space 4 Art
325 15th (between J and K)
San Diego, CA 92101
$15/$10 students
8 pm

These are both very different concerts, as is our wont to do, especially during this Season with the Crossover theme. Oct. 2: I have heard Ken Filiano many times but during my last trip to NY I heard Anders Nilsson live for the first time and was completely dazzled. Together — well . . . dazzling! Oct. 18: We presented en echo back in 2004 and were thrilled to learn that we would be able to present it again. What with Manoury’s composition, Puckette’s execution of the electronics, and Snapper’s stellar soprano voice, this is a major work here in our own hometown.

Tuesday, October 2
Ken Filiano, bassist and Anders Nilsson, guitar
Bassist Ken Filiano and guitarist Anders Nilsson first met in 2000 at a jam session in New York City. Ever since a musical and personal friendship has been forged based upon trust and intuition. This intuitive bond comes in handy when they embark into the magic of in-the-moment improvisation or dissecting composed structures. They treat music as a rollercoaster of dynamic expression over-riding stylistic constraints, weaving in and out of free improvisations, original compositions, and perhaps a standard or two with a sense of drama, seamlessness and humor. Over the years they have performed numerous concerts, both in the US and Europe, as joint members of several groups – with Fulminate Trio (together with percussionist Michael Evans), Fay Victor Ensemble, Anders Nilsson’s AORTA Ensemble, with California poet Bonnie Barnett, and occasionally as a duo. This San Diego performance marks their first appearance together on the West Coast.

Thursday, October 18
En echo
Miller Puckette, live electronics; Juliana Snapper, soprano;
Philippe Manoury, composer

En echo is a succulent extravaganza of computer-generated sounds interacting with the purity of a solo soprano.”-Keith Potter, The Independent (London)

These settings of seven short poems by Emmanuel Hocquart, for soprano and live electronics, share a central concern but present seven highly individual excursions, both textually and musically. This diversity is balanced by a rich network of cross-references, both on the surface and underneath. The sonic world of the piece reflects Manoury’s longtime interest in using live electronics as an extension of live instruments. En écho marks the culmination of Manoury’s eight-year period of research at IRCAM in collaboration with Puckette, during which they worked out techniques for synchronizing electronic music with live performers, and for using the sonic quality of the instrument (in this case Snapper’s voice) to control selected aspects of the overall sonority of the
electronic part.

Coming to Seattle

Photo of Stuart Dempster at "In the Mood ...
Photo of Stuart Dempster at “In the Mood for Food” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Seattle’s WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES:

FRI. 9/14, 8 PM – Monktail Composers Series #10, new music for percussion by Sam Yoder (Midday Veil), Nick Gonzalez (Curious Mystery), Mark Ostrowski, Stephen Fandrich and others

SAT. 9/15, 8 PM – Paul Hoskin’s annual 80-minute solo contrabass clarinet improvisation; as he studies 10th century music philosophy texts, the presence of language within sound is a focal point

THU. 9/20, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents ROVA Saxophone Quartet – prepare to be very, very amazed…

SAT. 9/22, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Emily Hay (flute, vox) / Motoko Honda (piano) / Brad Dutz (percussion) (Los Angeles), aka Polarity Taskmasters + special guest pianist.

THU. 9/27 – Empty Boat Quartet with Don Berman (drums), Kate Olson (sax), Dennis Rea (guitar), Steve Kim (bass) + Kromer with Ivan Arteaga (sax), Katie Jacobson (voice), Cameron Sharif (piano), Evan Woodle (drums)

FRI. 9/28 – saxophonist Neil Welch celebrates the release of his new solo CD, 12 Tiny Explosions

SAT. 9/29 – John Teske and Broken Bow Ensemble, new works for chamber orchestra

FRI. 10/5 – chamber improvisation + compositions by guitarist Dennis Rea with Stuart Dempster (trombone etc.), Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Kate Olson (sax), James DeJoie (bass cl., flute), John Seman (bass), Tom Zgonc (drums)

FRI. 10/12 – percussionist Dean Moore

SAT. 10/13, 7:30 PM – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Dutch improv duo Ab Baars & Ig Henneman