Newsbits: Braxton / Sonic Frontiers / Morris, Parker and Eneidi / Faun Fables in Toronto / Liz Meredith

Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anthony Braxton is profiled and his recent Roulette performance reviewed.

Tuscaloosa’s Sonic Frontiers is profiled with its season’s kickoff with Chicago group Vox Arcana.

On Oct. 13th, the Archer Spade Performance Series presents Joe Morris/William Parker/Marco Eneidi, + Blacksberg/Engle/Millevoi/Szekely at Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave., 8PM, $12.

Liz Meredith‘s album release concert will take place at An die Musik (located in Baltimore, MD) on Oct. 11th, 2012.

Faun Fables + Fiver + The Weather Station + Holiday Rambler play tonight in Toronto.

Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Jodis
Album: Black Curtain
Label: Hydra Head

Artist: Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O
Album: Son of a Bitches Brew
Label: Important

Artist: Sylvain Chauveau & Stephan Mathieu
Album: Palimpsest
Label: Schwebung

Artist: Sam Rivers
Album: Reunion: Live in New York
Label: Pi Recordings

Coming to Seattle

Dennis Rea (photo: Anne Joiner)
Dennis Rea (photo: Anne Joiner) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


FRI. 9/28, 8 PM – saxophonist Neil Welch plays solo

SAT. 9/29, 8 PM – John Teske and Broken Bow Ensemble, new works for chamber orchestra

FRI. 10/5, 8 PM – Tempered Steel, electronic thumb piano trio with Ffej, Frank Junk, Dennis Rea, celebrate their new CD release

FRI. 10/12 – percussionist Dean Moore

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

MON. 10/15, 7:30 PM – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani

WED. 10/17 – NYC tuba player Dan Peck and Seattle friends TBA

THU. 10/18, 7:30 PM – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Evan Flory-Barnes with Jeff Johnson (bass) and Dawn Clement (piano)

FRI. 10/19, 7:30 PM – Earshot Jazz Fest presents New Zealand’s veteran instrument builder Phil Dadson with Seattle’s Bill Horist, Paul Kikuchi, and Steve Barsotti

SAT. 10/20, 8 PM – Seattle composer/pianist Keith Eisenbrey plays preludes by him self, Ken Benshoof, Lockrem Johnson, Greg Short

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Henry Threadgill - Zooid
Henry Threadgill – Zooid (Photo credit: volume12)

From The Squid’s Ear:

Henry Threadgill Zooid – Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Sppa
(Pi Recordings)

Suborno – The Instrument
(Runningonair Music)

Lucio Capece – Zero Plus Zero

Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing
(Smalltown Supersound)

Mike Osborne Trio – The Birmingham Jazz Concert

Volker Heyn – Sirenes
(Edition RZ)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

John Cage
John Cage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


John Cage Centennial Celebration (Saturday) The lively Arts at the Park series opens its fourth season with a contribution to the John Cage centenary deluge, including one especially uncommon offering: selections from Cage’s “Some of ‘The Harmony of Maine,’ ” for organist and assistants, with Paul Vasile at the console. Further performers include the pianist Vicky Chow, the cellist Jay Campbell and the percussionist Payton MacDonald. At 8 p.m., Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, Manhattan, (212) 288-3246,; $25 to $50, or $20 for students and 65+. (Smith)

TACTUS (Thursday) The students of Tactus, the Manhattan School of Music’s contemporary music ensemble, directed and conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, always seem to come up with interesting programs. This free concert looks particularly enticing, with works by David Lang, Luciano Berio, Bun-Ching Lam and the brilliant Dutch modernist Louis Andriessen, who is represented by two pieces, including “Workers Union,” composed for “any loud sounding group of instruments.” At 7:30 p.m., Greenfield Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, at 122nd Street, Morningside Heights, (917) 493-4996,; free. (Tommasini)

TwoSense (Thursday) The brilliant and searching Lisa Moore was the founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars (she left that ensemble in 2008), and Ashley Bathgate is the group’s current cellist. The two came together in 2010 as a commissioning and performing duo devoted to pairing new works and the classics. This program features premieres by Ryan Brown, Daniel Felsenfeld and Hannah Lash as well as works by Samuel Barber and Timothy Andres. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363,; $15, $10 students/65 +. (Woolfe)