AMN Reviews: Jay-Dea López – The Great Silence (3Leaves)

Imagining what Australia sounded like when the first Europeans arrived in 1788 – and presumably so far out in the bush that no indigenous peoples are heard to tread either – Jay-Dea López presents a pristine field recording of the ”great silence” that reigned and that provoked such a negative reaction from the colonists, leading to a cultural contempt for the land and the civilization of its habitants, to whom the land spoke and sang. Of course it is anything but silent, as a brook burbles and choruses of frogs croak and cicadas whirr and crickets chirp and halfway through, thunder rolls off in the distance. Otherwise untreated, it is López´ intention to protest the quashing of the aboriginals and the encylopedic knowledge of a land that would soon no longer be theirs. A simple but effective act, beautiful to hear.

http://www.3leaves-label.com/

Stephen Fruitman

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Chicago Scene: March 31 – April 13

Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007
Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

March 31:

5:00PM at Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 N Lincoln, Skokie IL, 847.677.7761 ($10)
The Testing Fields
Elisa Sutherland, Nate Raskin — experimental music, film and theater composition by Gaspard Le Dem

9:00PM at Norman’s Bistro, 1001 E 43rd, 773.966.5821 (Free)
Jazz jam with Ernest Dawkins, Dennis Luxion, Sam Jewell, Michael Lough

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Jacob Felix Heule, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset
Jason Stein, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz

April 1:

8:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393 ($5)
Sult : Jacob Felix Heule, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset
Chris Burns, Hal Rammel, Peter J Woods

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Devin Hoff Residency : Sacred Sistrums
Devin Hoff, Matt Schneider, Mike Reed, Nick Mazzarella, Josh Berman

April 2:

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
The Concertina Wire
Janet Bean with James Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback, Jon Spiegle

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Dylan Ryan, Devin Hoff, Matt Schneider

April 3:

8:00PM at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S Western, 312.243.7988 ($5)
Velvet Dreams Presents
Jam session honoring Fred Anderson, with host Isaiah Spencer

9:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
Tim Daisy, Russ Johnson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Days After : Dave Rempis, Devin Hoff, Mike Reed

April 4:

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Josh Berman, Jason Roebke, Brian Labycz
El is a Sound of Joy

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Russ Johnson, Ken Vandermark, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy

April 5:

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

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
The Engines : Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy — Record Release

April 6:

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
The Engines : Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy — Record Release

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
ICP Orchestra

April 7:

2:00PM at Corbett vs Dempsey, 1120 N Ashland, 3rd Fl, 773.278.1664 (Donation)
Ab Baars Solo

4:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Mwata Bowden’s Maze Factor Series : In Flight Ensemble
Mwata Bowden, Edwin Daugherty, Jerome Croswell, Harrison Bankhead, Alex Wing, Dushun Mosley

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$8)
Improvised performances by members of ICP and Links Hall
Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, Lisa Gonzalles, Julieann Graham
Michael Moore, Tristan Honsinger, Taisha Paggett, Travis Robb

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($10)
ICP Small Groups
Thomas Heberer, Tomeka Reid, Ernst Glerum, Jason Stein
Toby Delius, Wolter Weirbos, Nate McBride, Michael Zerang

April 8:

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($15 suggested donation)
Thomas Madeja, Jessica Pearce, Catie Hickey, Barry McCommon, Tim Decillis, Pete Tashjian

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Devin Hoff Residency : DH Bastet
Devin Hoff, Darrell Green, Nick Mazzarella, Howard Wiley

April 9:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Henry Grimes Solo

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Devin Hoff, Howard Wiley, Nick Mazzarella, Darrell Green

April 10:

8:00PM at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S Western, 312.243.7988 ($5)
Velvet Dreams Presents
Jam session honoring Fred Anderson, with host Isaiah Spencer

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble, with Ben Goldberg, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark, Ned Rothenberg, Keefe Jackson

April 11:

6:30PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Devin Hoff Bastet
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble, with Ben Goldberg, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark, Ned Rothenberg, Keefe Jackson

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($12)
Keiji Haino

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10)
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble, with Ben Goldberg, Jason Stein, Ken Vandermark, Ned Rothenberg, Keefe Jackson

April 12:

10:00AM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Frank Rosaly, John Niekrasz

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble with Tomeka Reid, Ernie Adams, Junius Paul, Scott Hesse

April 13:

7-11pm at the Rhythm Room, Evanston, Illinois, Located in the Century Theater
Colourandsound Piano Trio
Jimmy Bennington- Drums, Dan Pierson- Piano, Mike Harmon- Bass

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Chicago Underground Duo
Chad Taylor, Rob Mazurek

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/

Monsieur Délire Reviews

Oren Ambarchi of Gravetemple.
Oren Ambarchi of Gravetemple. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

MARC BEHRENS / Queendom Maybe Rise (Crónica)
PATRICK MARTIN / Alto (Petit Label)
ALEXANDR VATAGIN / Serza (Valeot)
KEIJI HAINO, JIM O’ROURKE & OREN AMBARCHI / Now While It’s Still Warm Let Us Pour In All The Mystery (Black Truffle)
DIDIER LASSERRE / Les nerfs sont silences (Petit Label)
ATOM™ / HD (Raster-Noton)
VLADISLAV DELAY / Kuopio (Raster-Noton)
SPACEHEADS / Sun Radar EP (Electric Brass Records)
APADOORAÏ / Le pied dans porte (ind.)
DEWA BUDJANA / Dawai in Paradise (Moonjune)

The ISSUE Project Room in April

English: Keiji Haino at Moers Festival 2007
English: Keiji Haino at Moers Festival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Fri, April 5, 2013 – 8:00pm
Carol Robinson & Frances-Marie Uitti
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Clarinetist Carol Robinson and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti have worked in parallel for years, originating from their work with Giacinto Scelsi. US Premieres by Robinson/Uitti, Eliane Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi, and Annie Gosfield open this two-night residency, plus a solo cello work by Jonathan Harvey.

Sat, April 6, 2013 – 5:00pm
Lecture: Carol Robinson & Frances-Marie Uitti
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Clarinetist Carol Robinson and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti give a free lecture with music examples, a demonstration of their pioneering techniques that have expanded the fields of their respective instruments. “Composing with Random Generators” is led by Robinson, and “Strips, Tubes and Code”, by Uitti.

Sat, April 6, 2013 – 8:00pm
Uitti / Robinson: improvisations w. Nate Wooley & Satoshi Takeishi
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Clarinetist Carol Robinson and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti are joined by Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) for a series of improvisations.

Thu, April 11, 2013 – 8:00pm
Sabisha Friedberg: “Hinterkante, Resonanz (Hoffe Axiom)”
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Sabisha Friedberg presents Hinterkante, Resonanz (Hoffe Axiom), a new chamber piece for acoustic instruments, hand-crafted subwoofers, and voice. The work draws on extremes of perception in the lower end of the sonic spectrum: the opening of a psychoacoustic territory which deals exclusively with bass tones.

Wed, April 17, 2013 – 8:00pm
Keiji Haino Solo
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Opening a three night festival, Keiji Haino gives his first ever solo vocal concert in NYC. Known for intensely cathartic sound explorations, Haino’s unaccompanied wordless screamed vocal performances mark the influence of Artaud’s obsession, with voice violently severed from the body.

Thu, April 18, 2013 – 8:00pm
Keiji Haino and Tamio Shiraishi
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE hosts a rare performance by this original, unrecorded Fushitsusha lineup from the 1970s with founding member, New York-based saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi. Known for its torrential walls of sound, Fushitsusha was formed by Haino in ’78— initially with Haino on guitar and vocals, and Shiraishi on synthesizer.

Fri, April 19, 2013 – 8:00pm
devynn emory
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
devynn emory, known for structured, formal, and spatially detailed dances, presents a semi-collaborative text piece with vocalist Margot Bassett: a collision of emory’s formal movement structure, pushing away from the body and through the mouth to create hyper composed sounds.

Wed, April 24, 2013 – 8:00pm
Renata Adler
at 155 Freeman St., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
In celebration of her recently back in print novels Speedboat and Pitch Dark, author Renata Adler reads from both works followed by a conversation with NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank.

Thu, April 25, 2013 – 8:00pm
James Hoff
at 155 Freeman St., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
Paralleling his recent series devoted to the overlap between idea-based art, culture bound illnesses, and conceptual poetics, James Hoff is devoting his residency to exploring the concept of involuntary musical imagery, or earworms. Here he gives a performative lecture on his research and compositional strategies.

DMG Newsletter March 29th, 2013

Marilyn Crispell in concert, April 29, 2008 Ph...
Marilyn Crispell in concert, April 29, 2008 Photo: Claire Stefani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Zorn//Frisell/Emanuel/Wollesen! Eskelin NYTrio with Versace & Cleaver! Stephan Crump & Mary Halvorson! Koch/Schutz/Studer + Shelley Hirsch! Decoy + Joe McPhee!

Wicked Knee: Steven Bernstein/Marcus Rojas/Billy Martin/Curtis Fowlkes! David Gilmore Numerology Quintet! Endangered Blood: Speed/Noriega/Dunn/Black! Jack O’ The Clock!

Ches Smith/Tim Berne/Tony Malaby! Gloria Coates! Vandermark/Kurzman: Made To Break! Pet Bottle Ningen! Roscoe Mitchell/Hugh Ragin/Tyshawn Sorey! Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs! Federico Ughi/David Schnug/Kirk Knuffke/Max Johnson!

Ras Moshe/Daniel Levin/Matt Lavelle! Omri Ziegele/Yves Theiler! Timucin Sahin/John O’Gallagher/Tyshawn Sorey! Reijseger/Fraanje/Sylla! Shane Perlowin’s SbdQTc! Maja Ratke’s Spunk 6 CD Box Set!

Karl Berger/Mossa Bildner/Philip Gibbs! Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Mat Maneri! Gunhild Seim’s Time Jungle + Marilyn Crispell! Carrier/Lambert/Metcalfe/Viltard/Thompson! Billy Martin/Wil Blades! Ensemble Pearl!

Sex Mob plays Nino Rota! Wheeler/Norma Winstone! Kahil El’Zabar Quartet! Jason Mears/Angelica Sanchez/Harris Eisenstadt! Empty Cage Qt! Iron Dog: Sarah Bernstein/Stuart Popejoy/Andrew Drury! Stick Men: Tony Levin/Pat Mastelotto/Markus Reuter! ‘Bassoon’!

Russ Lossing Plays Paul Motian! Nelson Slater! Twink’s Think Pink: Expanded Edition! Hawkwind ’72! Klaus Dinger! Papa Zoot! Thor’s Hammer! Sydney Bechet/Mezz Mezzrow Box Set!

Borbetomagus – Zurich ’83! Horace Tapscott: The Call! Francois Cotinaud & Klangfarben Ensemble! Eleh 3LP Box! The 49 Americans! Kenny Cox! Flower Travellin’ Band! Wandelweiser 6CD Box! Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Paris ’69 3CD Box!

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

THIS Sunday, March 31st Double-Header:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE & NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC – Flute & Acoustic Bass!
7pm: SEAN ALI & JAKE HENRY – Acoustic Bass & Trumpet!

Sunday, April 7th:
6pm: DANIEL CARTER & DISSIPATED FACE [KURT HOLOGRAM/STEVE X DREAM & BEN FACE] – 20 Year Reunion & Roaratorio Record Release Set!

Sunday, April 14th:
6pm: PHILIP GREENLIEF & INGRID LAUBROCK – Two Great Saxists!

Sunday, April 21st Double-Header:
6pm: DAVE ROSS – Guitar!
7pm: ELLIOTT LEVIN & DENIS BEURET – Philly Reeds/Poet & Swiss Trombonist!

Sunday, April 28th Double-Header:
6pm: LEO CIESA – Solo Drums!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Tuba & Alto Sax with Electronics!

Sunday, May 5th Double-Header:
6pm: MICHAEL LYTLE / ROBERT DICK / EYAL MAOZ – New Clarinets/Flutes/Guitar Trio !
7pm: DOMINIC FRAGMAN – Solo Drums!

April at the IBeam

From New York’s IBeam:

Maryanne de Prophetis / Sass!

Friday, April 5th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Maryanne de Prophetis 8:30 PM

Maryanne de Prophetis, voice
Christopher Forbes, piano
Andrew Drury, drums

SASS! 9:30 PM

Sarah Bernstein, violin
Andrew Drury, drums
Sarah Schoenbeck, bassoon
Shoko Nagai, piano

Ehran Elisha Ensemble : “Continuing…” / EYECORE – “Outrise”

Saturday, April 6th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Ehran Elisha Ensemble : “Continuing….” 8:30 PM
Haim Elisha – Piano
Roy Campbell – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Sam Bardfeld – Violin
Dave Phillips – Bass
Ehran Elisha – Drums

“Ehran, his father Haim, and his long-time friends and cohorts Roy, Sam,
and Dave will perform a new set-length work.
Ehran and Roy’s recent duo album “Watching Cartoons with Eddie” was
recently noted as one of 2012′s best in Downbeat magazine, and here
they return to ensemble collaboration, something they have done
together in various contexts for nearly two decades. Sam and Haim will be featured on Ehran’s new quintet album “CONTINUE” to be released later this spring, and Dave will appear on Ehran’s two volume trio project coming later this year.”

EYECORE – “Outrise” 9:30 PM

Ehran Elisha – Drums
Michael Attias – Alto Sax
Sean Conly – Bass
Yoni Kretzmer – Tenor Sax
Rick Parker – Trombone

Ehran Elisha presents a fresh iteration of EYECORE comprising
musicians all recently associated with the vital new record label
Out Now Recordings (of which Yoni Kretzmer is a co-founder and head.)

John Ehlis Expanded Trio

Sunday, April 7th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

John Ehlis Expanded Trio 8:30 PM & 10:00 PM

John Ehlis – guitar/mandolin
Sylvain Leroux – flutes/dousin gouni
Max Johnson – bass
Chris White – percussion

Special guest Olivia Foschi – vocals

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist John Ehlis continues to present fresh and exciting music collaborations with kindred spirits.

Vinny Golia, Max Johnson & Weasel Walter

Wednesday, April 10th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Vinny Golia – Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

Come hear two sets of exciting improvised music brought to you by the virtuosic Vinny Golia, visiting from California, and the outlandish rhythm section of Max Johnson and Weasel Walter.

Davis/Stacken / Secret Architecture Double Bill

Thursday, April 11th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Davis/Stacken Quartet 8:30pm

Brian Drye -trombone
Jesse Stacken – piano
Chris Tordini – bass
Jeff Davis – drums

Secret Architecture 10pm

Fraser Campbell – sax
Julian Smith – bass
Wade Ridenhour – piano
Zach Mangan – drums

Dave Scot Sextet

Friday, April 12th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Dave Scott-Trumpet
Sarah Bernstein-Violin
Nate Radley-Guitar
Leonard Thompson-Piano
Dave Ambrosio-Bass
Bruce Hall-Drums

CadenceFest

Saturday, April 13th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Dom Minasi Trio

Ken Filiano
Jay Rosen

Blaise Siwula Group reeds

Harvey Valdes guitar
Gian Luigi Diana, live electronics/sound manipulation

Blue Spirit Band
with Adam Lane

Primitive Arkestra

with David Haney short set featuring some combined group members

Tomas Fujiwara Red Carpet Trio

Thursday, April 18th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Tomas Fujiwara – Drums, Compositions
Loren Stillman – Alto Saxophone
Matt Pavolka – Bass

ALCHERA

Friday, April 19th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Rema Hasumi, piano
Gian Luigi Diana, laptop
Ben Gerstein, trombone,
Billy Mintz, drums

Will Arvo Trio

Saturday, April 20th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Will Arvo – Piano
Max Johnson – Bass
Lou Grassi – Drums

http://www.willarvo.com
http://www.maxjohnsonmusic.com
http://www.lougrassi.com

Luis Nacht Goup

Tuesday, April 23rd 9:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Luis Nacht Group 9:30 PM
Luis Nacht: tenor saxophone
Juan Pablo Arredondo, guitar
Patricio Carpossi, guitar
Mauricio Dawid, bass
Juan Pablo Carletti, drums

Connie Crothers Quartet / Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction

Friday, April 26th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Connie Crothers Quartet 8:30 PM

Connie Crothers, piano
Richard Tabnik, alto sax
Ken FIliano, bass
Roger Mancuso, drums

http://www.conniecrothers.net

Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction 9:30 PM

Gene Ess, guitar
Thana Alexia, voice
David Berkman, Piano
Thomas Kneeland, bass
Gene Jackson, drums

http://www.jazzgenemusic.com

Toren-Moreno Project / BIG FOUR

Saturday, April 27th 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Toren-Moreno Project 8:00 PM

Cat Toren – Piano and compositions
Nathan Elman Bell – Drums
Javier Moreno – Bass and compositions

BIG FOUR 10:00 PM

Emile Ajar: saxophone alto
Vincent Martin: vibraphone
Jean Michel Surchere: Tuba
Karl Œfranere: Drums