AMN Picks of the Week: 156 / Carvalhais & Tudela / Pinhas, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes / Shatner’s Bassoon

Wolf Eyes in Glasgow in 2006
Wolf Eyes in Glasgow in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

156 – 156 (2011)
Miguel Carvalhais / Pedro TudelaRe:Fujaco (2012)
Richard Pinhas / Merzbow / Wolf Eyes – Victoriaville Mai 2011 (2013)
Shatner’s Bassoon – Aquatic Ape Privilege (2013)

Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

JEFF KAISER & PHIL SKALLER / Endless Pie (pfMENTUM)
BOL, WESTERHUS, SNAH / Numb, number (Gigafon)
DAVID KEBERLE / Caught in Time (Innova)
DICK TOERING, JOHANNA VARNER & KLAUS TREUHEIT / Usquert I-XI (Listermusic)
MARVEL MACHINE / Volt/Revolt (Gigafon)
TONE ÅSE & THOMAS STRØNEN / Voxpheria (Gigafon)
FLORIAN WITTENBURG / sympathetic, (a)symmetric – new music for piano (NurNichtNur)
MICHEL LAMBERT / Journal des épisodes (Jazz from Rant)

Chicago Scene: February 23 – March 9

Jim Baker
Jim Baker (Photo credit: Seth Tisue)

This is a weekly overview live performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

February 23:

5:00PM at PianoForte, 410 S Michigan, Ste 825, 312.291.0291 ($10-$5)
Ensemble Dal Niente
Hommage to Ligeti, Hauer, and Reich
Mabel Kwan — music of Georg Friedrich Haas

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
Renée Baker Artet

February 24:

3:00PM at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago ($15-$10)
Chicago Composers : clarinet/violin
MAVerick Ensemble — featured composer: Murail

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Shofar : Mikolaj Tzraska, Macio Moretti, Raphael Roginski, special guests Josh Berman, Jason Stein

February 25:

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

10PM at the Skylark, 2149 S. halsted Street
Luke Polopnick Trio: Luke Polopnick – Guitar, Anton Hatwich – Bass, Frank Rosaly – Drums

February 28:

7:30PM at the Ruth Page Dance Center, 1016 N Dearborn, 312.337.6543 ($20-$10)
Ensemble Dal Niente
In Vain
Ensemble Dal Niente — music of Christopher Trapani, Georg Friedrich Haas

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($7)
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

March 2:

8:00PM at Old Town School East, 4545 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($10)
The Space Between
Rob Mazurek, Marianne M Kim

March 4:

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

March 5:

8:00PM at the Jazz Showcase, 809 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234 ($20-$15)
The Brotherhood Of Fred
Tatsu Aoki, Harrison Bankhead, Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake — concert honoring the birth of Fred Anderson

10:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free)
Madness Of Crowds : Nate Lepine, Joe Adamik, Matt Lux, Brian Sandstrom, Jim Baker

March 6:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Charles Rumback Quartet, with Jason Stein, Caroline Davis, Charlie Kirchner
Nate Lepine, Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Joe Adamik

March 7:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Nick Mazzarella, Jim Baker, Tomeka Reid, John Niekrasz
Josh Berman Trio with Jason Roebke, Frank Rosaly

March 8:

8PM The Elastic Arts Center, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
NOISE-BRIDGE Duo, featuring: Christie Finn, soprano, Felix Behringer, clarinet, Katherine Young, bassoon

March 9:

9:00PM at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
Jim Baker, Michael Zerang
Katie Young, Jim Baker, Frank Rosaly

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/
http://www.ratchetmusic.com
http://www.umbrellamusic.org
http://www.mcachicago.org
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html
http://www.skylarkchicago.com
http://www.hideoutchicago.com
http://www.elasticrevolution.com
http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html
http://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/