Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

Taylor Ho Bynum and Mary Halvorson on the myth and music of Anthony Braxton


From CapitalBop: This Saturday, Braxton will perform with his Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, featuring the pianist Jason Moran as a special guest. I got in touch with two members of the group, both prominent Braxton protégés: the cornetist Taylor Ho … Continue reading

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Review of Axiom, a Juilliard Ensemble, at Alice Tully Hall


From NYTimes.com: Axiom, made up of Juilliard students and led by Jeffrey Milarsky, was founded in 2006 to perform masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. But its name suggests a second function. An axiom, after all, is a proposition … Continue reading

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This weekend’s cornucopia of contemporary classical music in Chicago


From the Chicago Reader: For fans of forward-looking, contemporary classical music, two concerts this weekend offer a bounty of exciting, rarely performed works. Both take place in venues that serve booze and aren’t the sort of tony spots you’d expect … Continue reading

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Coming to DC’s Sonic Circuits


From Sonic Circuits: Dec. 18: Benefit for the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music — Lost Civilizations experimental music project (featuring Jerry Busher, Doug Kallmeyer and Emily Chimiak), Dominic Fragman and the D.C. Improvisers Collective at Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant Tuesday … Continue reading

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JazzWrap Reviews


From JazzWrap: Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons Recomposed Eric Revis: Parallax Related articles Max Richter released ‘Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons,’ performing it in NYC w/ Wordless Music (brooklynvegan.com) Composer Max Richter shows us around his recording … Continue reading

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Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club


From London’s Vortex: SUNDAY 16/12/2012 – 20:00 (doors open 19:30) MOPOMOSO FREE IMPROVISATION NIGHT It’s that time of year again! Mopomoso’s end of year celebration of all things improvised. Last year saw 52 musicians playing in 28 short sets. A … Continue reading

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Taylor Ho Bynum on the Influence and Legacy of Ravi Shankar


  From The New Yorker:   These days, it is easy to take a certain kind of musical eclecticism for granted. Everyone’s iPod will shuffle from punk rock to Gregorian chant to Afro-beat, or to that hip new band from … Continue reading

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