Newsbits: Melbourne Show / Brotzmann Retires the Tentet / Ross Festival / New Music USA Awards / Ware Memorial / Argue

Melbourne’s AVANTWHATEVER presents Ernie Althoff (‘Accentuate the positive’ – Voice and two manipulated vari-speed cassette recorders), Nigel Brown & Zoe Scoglio (Table driven with tactile transducers & Various objects) and Ross Bencina (Particle Music) at Tape Projects, 1/81 Bouverie St, Carlton, Saturday December 8.

Peter Brotzmann is retiring his Chicago Tentet.

Writer Alex Ross has inspired a festival of 20th century classical music.

New Music USA has granted rewards to a number of musicians, including Meredith Monk, Anthony Braxton, John Luther Adams, and the JACK Quartet.

AUM Fidelity has announced that a David S. Ware Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 7:30pm at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan. The musical portions of the service will be presented by Muhammad Ali, Guillermo E. Brown, Daniel Carter, Andrew Cyrille, Cooper–Moore, Darius Jones, Joe Morris, William Parker, Matthew Shipp, Warren Smith. The memorial service will be open to the public.

Darcy James Argue is profiled as he discusses making big band music.