DMG Newsletter September 28th, 2012

English: Donny McCaslin with Maria Schneider O...
English: Donny McCaslin with Maria Schneider Orchestra – Toronto Jazz festival (2009) Français : Donny McCaslin avec le Maria Schneider Orchestra – Toronto Jazz festival (2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Schlippenbach Plays Monk! Michael Attias Quintet! Pierre Favre ’70s Solo 3CD set! Liudas Mockunas! Roscoe Mitchell/Joseph Jarman Art Ensemble ’67! Gunter Sommer CD+Book!

Donny McCaslin Qt! Peter Madsen Octet! James Ilgenfritz/Anthony Braxton! Maya Homburger/Barry Guy! Hal Russell! Andy Haas/Ken Aldcroft! Bevan/Morris/Buck/Lash! TONTO’s Expanding Headband!

Mottel/Shea Talibam! Tim Schneider! C Spencer Yeh! Richard Youngs! Leo Smith/Ed Blackwell! Misako Kano/Thomas Chapin! Hodgkinson Konk Pack! Scheinman/Cline/Sickafoose/Black! Piera label from Chicago!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

THIS Sunday, September 30th Double-Header
7pm: SEAN ALI – Solo Contrabass!

Sunday, October 7th
6pm: DENNIS REA / JAY JASKOT – Guitar/Drums!
Guitarist for MoonJune Artists Moraine & Iron Kim Style!

Sunday, October 14th Double-Header
7pm: BEN TYREE – Solo Acoustic Guitar!

Sunday, October 21st Double-Header
7pm: JUAN PABLO CARLETTI & DANIEL LEVIN – Amazing Drums & Cello Duo!

Sunday, October 28th
6pm: TWO BASS HIT with: J.D. PARRAN – Bass Clarinet / LARRY ROLAND – Acoustic Bass!

Sunday, November 4th Double-Header
6pm: STEW CUTLER & JOHNNY ASIA – Guitar Duo!
7pm: PHILIP GIBBS & MOSSA BILDNER! – Guitar & Voice! Gibb’s 1st U.S. visit!

Sunday, November 11th Double-Header
Contra-Alto Clarinet/Guitar/Laptop trio!
7pm: The Return of KYOKO KITAMURA (Voice) & JEN BAKER (Trombone)!

Sunday, November 18th Double-Header
6pm: BILL COLE / SHAYNA DULBERGER DUO! Double Reeds & Upright Bass!
7pm: ERIKA DAGNINO / RAS MOSHE / MATT LAVELLE! Poetry/Sax/Trumpet & Reeds!

Sunday, November 25th Double-Header
6pm: DEE POP and DANIEL CARTER! Outstanding Drums & Multi-Horn Duo!
7pm: FLIPCITY Featuring: DAVID AARON – Saxes / WILL McEVOY – Bass / KATE PITMAN – Drums!

Sunday, December 2nd Double-Header
6pm: ISAAC DARCHE – BJU Guitarist!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!

Newsbits: Perhaps Contraption / Antibalas / Iyer / Feldman / Mitchell / Ullman & Swell / Cale

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The always-awesome Perhaps Contraption has a few new tracks up for streaming. They describe themselves as “an astonishing, twisted brass, art punk marching band.” Throw in a little Gentle Giant and Zappa and you’ve got a pretty accurate description.

Both Antibalas and Vijay Iyer will be featured at the World Financial Center in NY late next month.

Morton Feldman‘s Crippled Symmetry is reviewed.

A crowd-funded project to have Roscoe Mitchell to visit Istanbul has been launched.

The Ullman / Swell Quartet will play Buffalo, New York next week.

John Cale is profiled as he kicks off a European tour.

Protest Series at the Heaven Gallery

English: Jason Roebke on doublebass with Locks...

From Chicago’s Heaven Gallery:

Saturday, 10/6

Christopher Riggs – guitar
Daniel Wyche – guitar
Guillermo Gregorio – reeds
Brian Labycz – modular synth
Steve Marquette – guitar

Saturday, 10/20

Jason Roebke – solo bass
Frank Abbinanti – piano
Tim DeCillis – drums

Saturday, 10/27
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Brian Labycz – modular synth
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Daniel Fandiño – guitar

All shows 9pm, donation suggested

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd fl

Boston Modern Orchestra Project 2012-13 Season

From the BMOP:

SAT 11.10 @ 7:30PM C The Midsummer Marriage (Concert Performance)
*New England premiere*
Music + Libretto by Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
Premiered: Jan 27, 1955 at London, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Soloists: Julius Ahn, tenor; Sara Heaton, soprano; David Kravitz, baritone; Deborah Selig, soprano; Matthew DiBattista, tenor; Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano

Originally scheduled to receive its New England premiere in February 2012 by Opera Boston (of which BMOP’s Gil Rose was formerly the artistic director), The Midsummer Marriage performance never came to fruition since the opera company shuttered its doors in 2011. Thanks to BMOP, Boston audiences now have a chance to hear Tippett’s first and most celebrated opera.

The Midsummer Marriage is a three-act English fantasy inspired by Greek drama, religion, literature, psychology and theatre. The libretto concerns the problems faced by two pairs of lovers: Mark and Jenifer, and Jack and Bella, that must be overcome before they can marry. Tippett draws from elements of The Magic Flute, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Eliot’s The Waste Land, the legend of the Fisher King who guards the Holy Grail, and Jungian ideas of archetypes and the collective unconscious. The themes of rebirth and purification of love before marriage are alluded to throughout.

Audiences can hear the frenzied fervor of Tippett’s music specifically in the four Ritual Dances from Acts II and III which was turned into a concert suite and has subsequently become one of Tippett’s best-known works.

FRI 2.15 @ 8:00PM C Voilà! Viola!
Symphony Concertante (1952) by Gail Kubik (1914-1984) *New England premiere*
Viola Concerto (2012) by Chinary Ung (b. 1942) *world premiere*
Serenade #1 for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1962) by George Perle (1915-2009)
Viola Concerto (2011) by Donald Crockett (b. 1951) *world premiere*
Xian Shi (1983) by Chen Yi (b. 1953) *New England premiere*
Soloists: Susan Ung (viola), Kate Vincent (viola)

The viola has not enjoyed wide popularity as a solo instrument. BMOP brings the viola to the forefront in five distinct viola concerto pieces, inclusive of two world premieres, for viola and large ensemble. Having an affinity for revealing the dynamic possibilities of an instrument, Donald Crockett writes for violist Kate Vincent while Chinary Ung turns to his wife/violist Susan Ung for inspiration for their respective new viola concertos. Gail Kubik’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Symphony Concertante is based directly on his score for the 1949 film C-Man proving that film music and abstract orchestral music can have much more in common than is considered possible. Those interested in twelve-tone music should listen to Serenade #1 for Viola and Chamber Orchestra by one of America’s greatest compositional voices, George Perle. And Chen Yi’s Xian Shi, premiered in 2012 by the Chicago Composers Orchestra, rounds out the concert.

SUN 4.14 @ 8:00PM C Olly, All Ye, In Come Free
*FREE concert*
Music for a Puppet Court (1983) by Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
Symphony #2 (1971) by Oliver Knussen *New England premiere*
Work TBA (2012) by Michael Gandolfi (b. 1956)
Works TBA (2013) by winners of NEC Concerto and Composition Contests

As the affiliate orchestra for new music at New England Conservatory, BMOP continues its co-sponsorship of NEC’s annual concerto competition for works written after 1961. The winner of the 15th Annual BMOP/NEC Concerto Competition and the score selected from the 16th Annual Composition Contest will both receive their premieres by BMOP on April 14th. The UK composer/conductor Oliver Knussen has been at the forefront of the British music scene for decades. In Music for a Puppet Court, he arranged two 16th-century puzzle canons by Englishman John Lloyd into four colorful movements. And, in Symphony #2, he fused song-cycle and four-movement symphonic form setting poems by Trakl and Sylvia Plath. And, the Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi continues his long-time relationship with BMOP with the presentation of a new work to be premiered in 2013.

FRI 5.17 @ 8:00PM C Gen OrcXestrated
Desert Transport (2010) by Mason Bates (b. 1977) *New England premiere*
Path of Echoes: Symphony #1 (2006) by Huang Ruo (b. 1976) *New England premiere*
Natural Tendencies (2013) by Andrew Norman (b. 1979) *world premiere*

Representing Generation X are three omnivorous composers wowing audiences and critics alike for their virtuosity, risk-averse style and adventurousness. The aesthetic of young composers in their 20s/30s has a post-boundary approach that eschews traditionally categorized classical, jazz, pop, etc. genres and subsequently creates a hybrid version of music. Mason Bates fuses innovative orchestral writing with electronic sounds as evident in Desert Transport. Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo is an imaginative straddler of East and West as heard in Path of Echoes.

BMOP’s 2011-13 Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman completes his tenure with the commissioned premiere of a large symphonic work. A composer of chamber and orchestral music and a committed educator, Andrew is known for his wit, clarity and vigor. BMOP was one of five orchestras nationwide selected for an extended Music Alive residency, a program of Meet the Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League.

Le Poisson Rouge in October

John Zorn (cropped version)
John Zorn (cropped version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Selected October shows from New York’s Le Poisson Rouge:

BUY $25
Mon., October 01, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Gotham Chamber Opera: Orientale
w/ Company XIV and MAYA

Tue., October 02, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Memories of You: A Tribute Concert for William Duckworth
w/ Neely Bruce , Tom Buckner , Joe Kubera , Margaret Leng Tan , Elizabeth Saunders , Lois Svard , hosted by Nora Farrell and Kyle Gann
featured free for members streaming
classical contemporary classical piano

Wed., October 03, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Gotham Chamber Opera: Orientale
w/ Company XIV and MAYA
dance classical contemporary classical opera

Tue., October 09, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Perfume Genius
w/ Dusted and presented by Wordless Music
ambient electronic indie rock lo-fi pop

Wed., October 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Save The Village: A Benefit Concert
w/ John Zorn , Thurston Moore , Jesse Harris , TriBeCaStan , Flutterbox , John Kelly , Gary Lucas , Red Baraat , David Amram and MYCALE (vocal music of John Zorn)
benefit featured
contemporary classical rock folk pop singer-songwriter performance art jazz world bhangra dhol ‘n’ brass funk alternative

Sun., October 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Silencio: A tribute to the works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti
w/ special guest The Pink Room Burlesque , music from Twin Peaks, Eraserhead , Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway
featured streaming
avant-garde contemporary jazz lounge burlesque

Sun., October 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Evening of Jazz: A Fundraiser for Barack Obama
w/ Sex Mob , Randy Ingram Trio and Noah Preminger Quartet
jazz alternative nu jazz

Mon., October 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN
caal featured julal streaming
avant-garde classical contemporary classical minimal progressive jazz

Tue., October 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Music for Voice: Cycles, Mashups, and Machinic Rhapsodies
Metropolis Ensemble with BabX
w/ Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano , Kiera Duffy, soprano , David Babin from BabX , Mohammed Fairouz, composer and led by conductor Andrew Cyr