Zs and UCF Percussion Ensemble in Orlando Sunday, March 17th

Iannis Xenakis
Iannis Xenakis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Orlando’s thecm5:

CM5 presents
Zs and UCF Percussion Ensemble play Iannis Xenakis’s Persephassa
Timucua white house
2000 S. Summerlin St., Orlando
7:30 pm concert, free admission, all ages welcome

After seeing a pair of UCF-TV concerts featuring the UCF Percussion Ensemble and their director Thad Anderson, we’ve been angling to include their consistently creative offerings somewhere west of their Alafaya/University outpost. They come downtown to present the Iannis Xenakis spatially-arrayed Persephassa for six percussionists. The Xenakis biography is singularly more rich than most genealogy reports. Persephassa draws in the influence of the Greek goddess Persephone; goddess of the underworld and spring growth, telluric energy coursing near the earth’s surface, Fibonacci system-derived rhythmic notation and the composer’s complementary passion for architecture. Persephassa was commissioned by the Shah and Empress of Iran for the 1969 Shiraz Festival held on the ancient ruins of Persepolis. Xenakis created the composition as part of his architectural critiques of the formal concert hall with its perceptible boundaries separating performers from audience.

Our pitch for New York’s Zs is that however admirable their recorded output and performance aesthetic, they are less interested in sharing what has happened during their decade-plus existence than they are in building upon those events. The static and comfortable embrace of nostalgia- including their own earlier work- gets discarded for the celebration of evolution and perpetual motion. A present tense example is presenting site-specific multi-media shows as ambitious live remix events inviting outsiders to use the band’s decade celebration Score box as source materials. Attend their performances at Timucua and Lil’ Indies to likely hear none of that material from the current trio version with Zs veteran Sam Hillmer joined by new guys Patrick Higgins and Greg Fox. Our booking of this version of Zs is more an exercise in unknowns than knowns.

A Closer Listen Reviews

From A Closer Listen:

The Holocene ~ The Messel Pit Tapes / eis
subzar ~ i am not yet here
William Ryan Fritch ~ Kaleidoscope
Loud & Sad ~ Unknown Species
Jerusalem in my Heart ~ Mo7it Al-Mo7it
Johann G. Winther ~ I Have a Heaven Ending and Weaving Thin Threads of Darkness from the Light that Was Given
The Inventors Of Aircraft ~ Where The Light Stops
Daniel Menche ~ Raw Recording Series (Volume One)

DMG Newsletter February 1st, 2013

Leszek Możdżer
Leszek Możdżer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Ben Goldberg with Nels Cline/Joshua Redman/Ellery Eskelin/Ron Miles! Rudresh Mahanthappa/David Fiuczynski! Samuel Blaser/Marc Ducret Qt! Dave Liebman/Richie Beirach Quest play Wayne Shorter!

Braxton Tristano Project! Jon Corbett/Nick Stephens/Tony Marsh! Gabriella Friedli! Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano: On Broadway 5 CD Set! John Tchicai 2 CD set! Walter Norris & Leszek Mozdzer! Four from Kim Myhr!

Joachim Badenhorst! Axel Dorner/Werner Dafeldecker/Sven-Ake Johansson! John Edwards & Okkyung Lee! Bugge Wesseltoft & Henning Kraggerud! Pat Thomas Solo!

Dmitri Tymoczko/Jon Irabagon/Thomas Bergeron! Tom Carter! Dylan Carlson! Olivia Wyatt DVD! Fire Orchestra! John Randall/Phil Robson! Qluster! Keith Kenniff!

Rare LPs from: Igor Wakhevitch! Neil Ardley! Norma Winstone! Gong + Loren Standlee: Princess Flower! Blind Boy Fuller! Roberto Cacciapaglia! Bo Carter! Spacecraft! Rontheo! Luther Dickson! Electric Prunes!

Stark Reality 3 CD set! Tripsichord! Conrad Schnitzler! Lena Hughes! K Frimpong!

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The DMG Free In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, February 3rd Double-Header:
6pm: YOSHI FRUCHTER/NICK MILLEVOI/JEREMIAH CYMERMAN/KEVIN ZUBEK – Two Guitars/Clarinet/Drums!
7pm: SoSaLa: SOHRAB SAADAT LADJEVARDI/BRIAN PRUNKA/DAMON BANKS/MICHAEL WIMBERLY – Sax & Vocal/Guiter & Oud/Electric Bass/Djembe & Drums!

Sunday, February 10th Triple-Header:
6pm: ANDY HAAS & KEN ALDCROFT – Sax/Electronics & Guitar; CD Release Set!
7pm: MARCELO PERALTA & JP CARLETTI – Sax & Drums!
8pm: CECILE BROCHE/TOMAS ULRICH/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/KEN FILIANO – String Qt!

Rare Wednesday Set – February 13th:
6pm: MARK SANDERS – Solo Drums!

Sunday, February 17th:
6pm: FEDERICO UGHI & JEFF SNYDER – Drums & Electronics!

Sunday, Feb 24th Double-Header:
6pm: KARL 2000: DANIEL ROVIN/AUSTIN WHITE/DAVE MILLER – Tenor Sax/Bass/Drums!
7pm: HAN-EARL PARK & MS. MYSTERY GERMAN/UK GUEST SAXIST!

Sunday, March 3rd Double-Header:
6pm: DAVID GROLLMAN & RYAN KRAUSE – Snare Drum & Voice!
7pm: YONI KRETZMER & JAMES ILGENFRITZ – Tenor Sax & Contrabass!

Sunday, March 10th Double-Header:
6pm: GALACTIC SOUND LAB!
7pm: BONNIE KANE & CHRIS WELCOME – Alto Sax & Guitar Duo!

Sunday, March 17th Double Header:
6pm: EMMANUEL CREMER – Solo Cello!
7pm: TASOS STAMOU – Prepared Zither & Homemade Electronics!

Sunday, March 24th:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND & CATHERINE SIKORA – Guitar & Tenor Sax!

Sunday, March 31st:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE & NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC – Flute & Acoustic Bass!

The Uncertainty Music Series Presents Keith Fullerton Whitman and Jeremiah Cymerman

Jeremiah Cymerman

From The Uncertainty Music Series:

Keith Fullerton Whitman: Quad Audio and Video
Saturday 23 February 2013
8:30pm (free pre-concert talk at 7pm)

Jeremiah Cymerman: Book of Dead
Saturday 30 March 2013
8:30pm (free pre-concert talk at 7pm)

Firehouse 12
45 Crown St, New Haven, CT
Tickets for each event are $12
Purchase tickets here: https://firehouse12.com/performance_space_calendar.asp

The Uncertainty Music Series and Sound Hall are pleased to present two concerts of electronic music in Firehouse 12’s performance space on February 23rd and March 30th. Firehouse 12 is known primarily as a venue for acoustic jazz but is welcoming The Uncertainty Music Series and Sound Hall to present two concerts by two of the most innovative practitioners of electronic music today: modular synthesiser player Keith Fullerton Whitman and clarinetist/electronic musician Jeremiah Cymerman. Whitman will present a piece for his hybrid analog/digital modular synth in quad audio with video. Cymerman will present his new piece Book of Dead for clarinet and electronics. Each performance will be preceded by a free pre-concert talk (free tickets required).