Newsbits: Waxworks Score / Portland Shows / Krebs and Dove / Telematic Performance of Dresser, Dessen, Mitchell and Weaver

Mike Patton performing at Mondo Cane (Modena -...
Mike Patton performing at Mondo Cane (Modena – May 2007) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mike Patton, Scott Amendola, Matthias Bossi, and William Winant have created a score to the 1924 silent film Waxworks. A performance will take place May 7.

Desert of Hiatus and Like a Villain will play at the Revival Drum Shop, 1465 NE Prescott, Portland, Wednesday, March 20, 8pm. Desert of Hiatus is a the solo drone project of Kevin Gwozdz. Like a Villain is Holland Andrews’ solo project involving clarinet, glockenspiel, vocals and loops.

A video of Annette Krebs and David Dove from their performance at the Fox & Newt, Leeds, 30.08.2012 is available.

A telematic concert will take place on April 7th between San Diego and New York featuring new works by Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Nicole Mitchell, and Sarah Weaver. Telematic music is live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations.

Other Minds 18 Reviewed

Official Other Minds logo
Official Other Minds logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New Music Buff:

OM 18 has been my fifth experience at the Other Minds festival. The most amazing thing about Other Minds is their ability to find new music by casting a wide net in the search for new, unusual and always interesting music. As I said in my preview blog for these concerts this year’s selection of composers was largely unfamiliar to me. Now I am no expert but my own listening interests casts a pretty wide net. Well this year I had the pleasure of being introduced to many of these composers and performers with no introduction save for the little research I did just before writing the preview blog (part of my motivation for doing the preview blog was to learn something about what I was soon to hear).

Soleil Zeuhl Festival in September

From Soleil Zeuhl, a one-day fest taking place in Paris.

Soleil Zeuhl Festival
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Unit Wail / Setna / Scherzoo / Neom

Le Zebre DE Belleville
63 Boulevard DE Belleville
75011 Paris

The place is the friendly hall “Le Zèbre de Belleville”, a hall located in central Paris (tube stations
“Belleville” or “Couronnes” – line 2 or 11). Please see below the map of the area.

Hour : not yet determined (doors will probably open at 5.00 pm or so for a first show starting around
5.30). End of the last show around 10.30 pm (the hall has to be empty by 11.30 pm).

A Trio of New Madison Avant-garde Music Releases Reviewed

From The Daily Page:

It’s often hard to tell if Madison’s avant-garde musicians are trying to obscure themselves or make themselves bizarrely conspicuous. Their habits tend to accomplish both at once. There are sporadic live shows that often aren’t at the usual clubs, the dribble of cassette and vinyl releases, and album titles that outdo Cormac McCarthy’s book titles with their stately pomp and arcane vocabulary. But for all that cryptic presentation, they’ve created a great deal of rewarding music these past few years.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.
American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Steve Lehman Trio (Friday and Tuesday) The alto saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman has earned a reputation for sure-footed futurism, notably with his sleek but audacious octet. His most recent album, “Dialect Fluorescent” (Pi), felt like an attempt to re-establish his grounding in the postbop tradition, without backpedaling. The album features the bassist Matt Brewer and the drummer Damion Reid, a responsive rhythm team that reappears here. Friday at 7 p.m., Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea, (212) 620-5000,; $20, $16.20 for members. Tuesday at 8 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn,; $10. (Chinen)

Ches Smith New Quartet (Friday) The drummer Ches Smith has a new album, “Hammered” (Clean Feed), featuring the combustible working band he calls These Arches. For this engagement he convenes a different group, with musicians well equipped to handle his mercurial style: the trumpeter John Finlayson, the violist Mat Maneri and the bassist Stephan Crump. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770,; $12, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


Bang on a Can (Thursday) This groundbreaking new-music collective brings works that play with new technologies in multimedia and electronic composition and exploit the boundaries between rock and contemporary classical. The composers are Anna Clyne, Paula Matthusen, Johann Johannsson, Tyondai Braxton and Fay Kueen Wang. At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330,; $25. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

‘Liaisons II: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano’ (Saturday) The adventurous pianist Anthony de Mare is a big Stephen Sondheim fan. In recent years he has merged his passion for Sondheim with his effort to expand the piano’s repertory by inviting composers to write solo pieces inspired by a favorite Sondheim song. The resulting pieces have not been simply imaginative arrangements, but original compositions written in each composer’s own style. Last year Mr. de Mare, left, gave the New York premieres of 17 works by diverse composers, including William Bolcom, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Steve Reich. He returns to Symphony Space on this night for the second part of this project, with 18 pieces, 15 of them premieres, by composers from all camps of contemporary music and musical theater, including Nico Muhly, Jason Robert Brown, Eve Beglarian, John Musto and Annie Gosfield. There will also be videos of composers talking about what Sondheim’s music means to them, and a conversation between Mr. Sondheim and Mark Eden Horowitz, author of “Sondheim on Music.” At 7 p.m., 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; $55, $47 for members, $15 for under 30. (Tommasini)