Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Japanese Jazz musician Otomo Yoshihide at Club...
Japanese Jazz musician Otomo Yoshihide at Club w71 in Weikersheim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Mariel Roberts: nonextraneous sounds
Wed, September 26 – 8pm
At Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 113 Remsen St, Brooklyn ( MAP)

Mariel Roberts celebrates the release of her album nonextraneous sounds with new works for cello by Andy Akiho, Sean Friar, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich, and Daniel Wohl.

Voices and Echoes begins tomorrow!

Curator Aki Onda and ISSUE Project Room present Voices and Echoes: two evenings of pioneering Japanese artists renowned for their unique, interdisciplinary approaches to sound-based practices: Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu, and Otomo Yoshihide.

The performances will span a wide array of artistic disciplines including literature, sound art, conceptual performance, and improvisation all converging around a theme of highly personalized, experimental approaches to sound perception, production, and presentation. While Gozo Yoshimasu and Akio Suzuki, seminal figures in the fields of Japanese literature and sound art, respectively, have garnered acclaim throughout Japan and Europe, though their work is largely unknown in North America.

Thu, September 27 – 8pm
Akio Suzuki
Gozo Yoshimasu + Otomo Yoshide Duo

Fri, September 28 – 8pm
Otomo Yoshihide + Marina Rosenfeld Duo
Gozo Yoshimasu + Tamio Shiraishi + Cammisa Buerhaus trio
Akio Suzuki + Jason Lescalleet Duo
at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NYC ( MAP)

Sat, September 29, 2012 – 8pm
RSVP | FREE ($10 Suggested donation)
At Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 113 Remsen St, Brooklyn ( MAP)

Yarn/Wire, a unique instrumental combination of two percussionists and two pianists, completes its much-celebrated residency with new works from three extraordinary American composers: Andrew McIntosh, Elizabeth Adams and Christopher Burns.

This Week at Cafe OTO

Dylan Carlson, guitarrista de Earth, actuando ...
Dylan Carlson, guitarrista de Earth, actuando en Barcelona en 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Cafe OTO:

WED 26 SEPT ’12 • 8PM • £7 / £8 on the door

To mark the centenary of John Cage’s birth, the Langham Research Centre – Britain’s leading musique concrete performing group – realise a selection of Cage’s rarely heard electronic works using obsolete analogue devices. The programme will include Variations 1 (1958), 0’00” (1962), Fontana Mix (1958), Cartridge Music (1960), Speech for Newsreader and 5 Radios (1955), and WBAI (1960). The Langham Research Centre is a group devoted to authentic performances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instrumentarium of vintage analogue devices. Founded in 2003, their new music employs open reel tape, sine wave oscillators and other discarded technology……

THURS 27 SEPT ’12 • 8PM • £8 advance / £10 on the door

Presenting… The Wormhole – a byproduct of The Tapeworm – a format-free imprint for recordings that have slipped down the hole… This night will launch the first two releases – The first from the ongoing drcarlsonalbion project, begun by Dylan Carlson of Earth, reflects his longstanding interest in the occult folklore and history of the United Kingdom and his abiding love for all things British. Dylan opens The Wormhole with a limited edition double 7”. The night will also introduce The Swifter – a new trio featuring Andrea Belfi (drums and percussion), BJNilsen (electronics) and Simon James Phillips (piano)…..

FRI 28 SEPTEMBER ’12 • 6PM • £20 / £15 (concs)
Alex Waterman’s Vidas Perfectas – three episodes @ The Serpentine Pavillion

SAT 29 SEPTEMBER ’12 • 8PM • £10 / £8 (concs)
Alex Waterman’s Vidas Perfectas – two episodes @ Cafe OTO

SUN 30 SEPTEMBER ’12 • 6PM • £10 / £8 (concs)
Robert Ashley solo performance and panel discussion @ Cafe OTO

This three-day event with pioneering American contemporary composer Robert Ashley, celebrated for his operas and multidisciplinary projects, will centre on Vidas Perfectas, an ambitious new Spanish-language opera based on Ashley’s Perfect Lives. Directed by musician and composer Alex Waterman, Vidas Perfectas stars Ned Sublette and Elio Villafranca with new arrangements by Peter Gordon, the original producer of Perfect Lives.

Five episodes from Vidas Perfectas will be performed on 28 and 29 September at the Serpentine Gallery and at Café OTO. Ashley will also perform and take part in a discussion with Alex Waterman and Will Holder on 30 September at Café OTO……

MON 1 OCT ’12 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

Ny Musikk & OTO projects presents Nude on Sand – the duo of uncomprising singer/songwriter/artist Jenny Hval and improvising guitarist Håvard Volden. Together they rip apart the idea of how a guitar/voice duo should sound, shifting with a SNAP from naive blues, spoken word and fragmented pop songs. The lyrics follow these abrupt shifts with endearing absurdity, from diaristic monologues to more abstr

WED 3 OCT ’12 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

Formed in 1998 by Yoshida Tatsuya, Japan’s KOREKYOJINN (alternately spelled Korekyojin) is a progressive-jazz-rock band determined to redefine the polyrhythmic ensemble. The band’s name translates to “This Giant”, a sly pun inspired by THIS HEAT and GENTLE GIANT, two band’s the group draws inspiration from. In Japanese the word “kore” translates as “this”, while “kyojinn” is “giant”. While the style of KOREKYOJINN will be recognizable to fans of Yoshida Tatsuya’s other acts, the band has carved out a sound all its own. The trio dance on razors, are sharp as a tack – and their overwhelming ability jettisons them into the outer limits – where progressive rock and contemporary jazz collide into a breathtaking, futuristic, hard rock funk…..

Newsbits: Breiner, Max Goldman, Rolvag / Zs in NY / Slumgum / Open Ears / V4w.enko and d’incise

Aella from Patrick Breiner, Max Goldman, Mette Henriette Rolvag is out on 577 Records.

Zs Moseys Into PACS Gallery with Nate Young (Wolf Eyes), Sightings, and Drainolith on Saturday, September 29th.

Slumgum, joined by famed trumpeter Hugh Ragin, is celebrating the release of their third album, “The Sky His Own.”

Yet another Open Ears show has been posted, this time from Troika: Stephen Gordon (keys), Barry Stephenson (bass), & Jamison Ross (drums).

V4w.enko and d’incise have released a new album on Everest Records.

Ensemble Pi’s What Must be Said in New York, November

From ensemble-pi:

The socially conscious new music collective Ensemble Pi will present its 7th Annual Concert for Peace on November 9 and 10 at the cell theatre (NYC). The concert takes its title from Günter Grass’ controversial poem on Israel, Iran and war, “What Must Be Said,” which stirred a heated debate when it was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung last April. Inspired by the courage to talk, Ensemble Pi’s program will showcase three composers whose work – or life – addresses some of the “silences” enforced or suggested by governments or the media.

WHOM: Ensemble Pi: “What Must Be Said”
WHAT: Premiere of Eisler on the Go by Great Small Works; excerpts from Kristin Norderval’s opera The Trials of Patricia Isasa; Susan Botti’s Lament: The Fallen City
WHEN: Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 8 p.m.
WHERE: the cell theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, NYC

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Mats Gustafsson, moers festival
English: Mats Gustafsson, moers festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Gustafsson/Russell/Strid: Birds (dEN, 2012) ****
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses – Sacred Exhalations (Ra-Kalam Records,2012) ****
Eve Risser – En Corps (Dark Tree, 2012) *****
Angharad Davies, Tisha Mukarji, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga – Outwash (Another Timbre, 2012) ****½
Mika Vainio – fe3O4 – Magnetite (Touch, 2012) ****
Bobun – Suite Pour Machines À Mèche (Creative Sources, 2012) ****
Carlo Costa, Frantz Loriot & Sean Ali – Natura Morta (PromNights, 2012) ****
Ich bin N!ntendo feat. Mats Gustafsson: self-titled (vafongool, 2012) ****