Moving Sounds Festival at the Czech Center Reviewed


Twice on Friday night, Andreas Stadler, the director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, delivered the same speech, more or less, at the Czech Center on the Upper East Side. Each time, he was welcoming an audience to a concert presented on the second night of Moving Sounds, a festival of contemporary-classical and electronic music that the forum has mounted annually since 2009.

Karl Bergers Improvisers Orchestra at El Taller

From the Creative Music Studio:

El Taller, 2710 Broadway (corner of 104th Street), New York, NY, Sep 20, 2012

The series dates:
Sep 20
Oct 18
Nov 15
Dec 13
All 7:30 Rehearsal Workshop, 9 PM Performance

Following a critically-acclaimed run at The Jazz Gallery, and before that at the Stone, Karl Berger‘s Orchestra of 20+ professional string, horn, and percussion soloists continues to turn improvisational ideas developed in the 7:30 pm workshop/rehearsal into a fully formed 9:00 pm performance. Using his “Music Mind” concept, Karl introduces a new approach and experience of harmonizing improvised sound.

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra has a rotating cast of soloists, with a solid core of regulars. Conducted in Karl’s inimitable style, developed at the legendary Creative Music Studio, this orchestra of extraordinary improvisers explores original themes, melodies from the world’s folk traditions and compositions written by legendary improvisers such as Don Cherry or Ornette Coleman, as well as musical ideas that arise spontaneously. One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso’s uncanny vocalization and poetry.

El Taller is located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at:
2710 Broadway (corner of 104th Street)
For concert information contact: (212) 665-9460

Umbrella Music Through October 7

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sep 19
SET I: Kimmel/Summerfield/Roebke/Riordan
SET II: Broste/Summerfield/Lux/Herndon
The Hideout

Sep 20

Sep 23
SET I: Theike/Gregorio/Baker/Zerang
SET II: Summerfield/Lonberg-Holm/Kirchner/Rosaly
Hungry Brain

Sep 26
Jason Roebke Octet
The Hideout

Sep 30
Hungry Brain

Oct 07
Klang Hungry Brain