Upcoming Leagues of Composers Shows in NY

Charles Wuorinen
Charles Wuorinen (Photo credit: stan)

From Leagues of Composers:

PAS de DEUX: Sue Ann Kahn, flute and Lewis Paer, contrabass
with Alan Kay, clarinet / William Anderson, guitar
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8 pm / Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, NYC
Tickets (at the door): $15 general admission, $8 student/senior
Charles Wuorinen Turetzky Pieces (1960)
Eugene O’Brien Fancies and Goodnights (1994) – NY premiere
Henry Brant Cerberus (1977) – NY premiere
Alba Potes Tres Instrumentos para un Tema Obstinado (2013) – WORLD premiere
Allen Shawn Pas de Deux (2013) – WORLD premiere

SEASON FINALE: Orchestra of the League of Composers
Monday, June 17, 2013 – 8pm
Conductor: Louis Karchin; Host: John Schaefer; Soloists: Liang Wang, oboe and Sharon Harms, soprano
Keith Fitch In Memory (2013)*
Wang Jie Oboe Concerto for the Genuine Hearts of Sadness (2013) **
Leon Kirchner Suite from Lily (1973) – NY Premiere
Bruce Adolphe Crossing Broadway (2007)
Eve Beglarian Waiting for Billy Floyd (2010)
* World premiere, League commission
**World premiere, League commission, supported by the Serge Kousevitzky Foundation of the Library of Congress

Chicago Scene: March 16 – March 30

Jeff Parker & Fred Lonberg-Holm of Tortoise 2.0
Jeff Parker & Fred Lonberg-Holm of Tortoise 2.0 (Photo credit: silverfuture)

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

March 16:

7:00PM at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
Frank Rosaly improvises with “Prairie” by Shawn Decker

8:00PM at a house concert
Center for Advanced Output EAST presents:
Jarrett Gilgore, Jaimie Branch
Lotte Anker, Fred Lonberg-Holm
contact me at live@now-is.org for details

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
NbN Trio : Nora Barton, Billie Howard, Nomi Epstein

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Darin Gray Solo
Jim Becker, Joe Adamik
Jim Becker, Joe Adamik, Glenn Kotche, Darin Gray

March 17:

5:00PM at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd (Free)
Remembering Fred
Video screening and performance/jam session with Tatsu Aoki, Ed Wilkerson, Avreeayl Ra

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Danny Fox Trio with Chris van Voorst van Beest, Max Goldman
Jaimie Branch, Jarrett Gilgore, Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

March 18:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882
Bill MacKay, Fred Lonberg-Holm

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

10PM Skylark 2149 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Dave Miller Group

March 20:

8:00PM at Studio 914, 914 N California ($10 suggested donation)
Studio 914 New Music Fest
Caroline Davis Quartet with Mike Allemana, Matt Ferguson, Jeremy Cunningham
John Goldman, Justin Thomas, Josh Ramos, Marcus Evans
Dave Miller Trio with John Tate, Devin Drobka, special guest Jeff Parker

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra, with Josh Berman, Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Keefe Jackson, Albert Wildeman, Jason Roebke, John Niekrasz, Michael Zerang, Peter Maunu

March 21:

7:30PM at The Project Room, 217 W Huron
Mirrors II : Luminous Garden
Fonema Consort — music by Pascal Dusapin, Morton Feldman, Kaija Saariaho, Scott Scharf

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Jeremiah Cymerman Solo
Jeremiah Cymerman, James Falzone, Brian Labycz

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327
Marc Riordan, Frank Rosaly
Brian Labycz, Josh Berman

March 22:

8:00PM at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S Western, 312.243.7988 ($10)
Tribute to Baba Fred II
Chicago Trio : Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake, Harrison Bankhead
Open Jam Afterset

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15)
Ken Vandermark’s Midwest School : Ken Vandermark, Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Jason Adasiewicz, Nate McBride, Tim Daisy

March 23:

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
Volcano Radar : Elbio Barilari, Julia A Miller, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15)
Ken Vandermark’s Midwest School : Ken Vandermark, Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Jason Adasiewicz, Nate McBride, Tim Daisy

9:00PM at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
Jeremiah Cymerman Solo
Jeremiah Cymerman, James Falzone, Fred Lonberg-holm, Jason Roebke

March 24:

7:00PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 W Dickens ($10)
Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
James Falzone, Rebekah Cope, Karen Schulz-Harmon, Rick Ferguson

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Charles Rumback Quintet with Caroline Davis, Jason Stein, Jeff Parker, John Tate

March 25:

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
Charles Rumback, Caroline Davis, Jason Stein, Jeff Parker, Matt Ulery

March 26:

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660
Face the Strange
White/Light with Kim Gordon

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Charles Rumback, Matt Ulery, Caroline Davis, Jason Stein, Jeff Parker

March 27:

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($7)
Thollem Electric
HUMILI : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, John Niekrasz

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Herculaneum : Dylan Ryan, David McDonnell, Nick Broste, Nate Lepine Tenor Saxophone & Flute Patrick Newbery, Greg Danek — Special 10th Anniversary Concert

March 28:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Caroline Davis Quartet, with Mike Allemana, Matt Ferguson, Jeremy Cunningham
Russ Johnson, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Damon Short

March 30:

9:30PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10-$7)
Jeff Parker, Joshua Abrams, John Herndon
The Primeridian : Simeon Viltz, Darshon Gibbs

8pm Valerio Tricoli, Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place

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

Samuel Blaser, jazz trombonist, picture taken ...

From Monsieur Délire:

JUSTIN DEHART / Strange Paths (Innova)
ENSEMBLE U: / Protuberances: New Music to Ensemble U: (ind.)
MARBIN / Last Chapter of Dreaming (Moonjune)
ARTHUR CAMPBELL / Through Ripple Glass (Everglade)
DAVID T. LITTLE / Soldier Songs (Innova)
SMIFF / Plastic Mars (Unit Records)
BENJAMIN BROENING & EIGHTH BLACKBIRD / Trembling Air (Bridge Records)
SAMUEL BLASER QUARTET / As the Sea (Hatology)

Newsbits: Lost Civilizations in DC / League of Composers in NY / John Butcher’s Trace / Dark Ambient in France

English: Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK
English: Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On March 24, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://www.soundclick.com/lostcivilizations ; http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8852179) , appearing again with Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics; Jerry Busher on percussion and Emily Chimiak on violin, perform at DC’s DC9 Club on a bill including Brooklyn’s Onward Chariots (http://onwardchariots.com/) and DC’s Grogan Social Scene (http://grogansocialscene.com/ ) — it promises to be quite a diverse evening!

Joe Merolla (bass), Ron Anderson (guitar), Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Kenny Grohowski (drums) will be playing an improvised set of music at Stuarts Popejoy’s monthly series Aural Dystopia: 8pm: Joe Merolla/Ron Anderson/Nonoko Yoshida/Kenny Grohowski, 9pm: Seabrook/Popejoy/Shea, 10pm: Hock/Smiley/Pitsiokos, 11pm: Louise DE Jensen/Mike Pride, Tuesday, March 19th, JACK – 8pm, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave. Brooklyn NY Price: $10.

From Bang the Bore: “Wire magazine is on good form this month. Not only is Jakob Ullmann featured on this month’s cover, their website is also streaming the entirety of Trace, John Butcher’s excellent sold out 2010 Tapeworm cassette release.”

Dark Ambient artists Arcana, Desiderii Marginis, Sophia, Vestigial, Treha Sektori, and Havan will perform May 11th in France. Le Petit Bain (http://www.petitbain.org/), 7 Port de la Gare, 75013 Paris, France.

The Vortex Jazz Club Shows

Coming to London’s Vortex Jazz Club:

SUN 17 • 20.30 • £8

MOPOMOSO

Regular free improvisation night – now in its 22nd year – Mopomoso is the UK’s longest running concert series promoting improvised music.

Guillermo Torres (flugel horn, trumpet) / Marcio Mattos (cello) / Adrian Northover (sax).

This trio has an open-ended and generous approach towards improvisation, using extended techniques and preparations to fully exploit the available sound world.

Reciprocal Uncles: Gianni Mimmo (sax) / Gianni Lenoci (piano).

Contemporary instant compositions from this great Italian duo. Mimmo’s continually morphing melodies and timbral changes matching the elegantly intense piano of Lenoci: a rare chance to hear them in the UK.

Mark Sanders (drums) / Alison Blunt (violin) / Elaine Mitchener (vocals) / John Russell (guitar)

Intimate and expansive music from four fine musicians.

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TUE 19 • 20.30 • £12

EDDIE PRÉVOST / JASON YARDE / OLI HAYHURST + CHIRS CORSANO / PAUL DUNMALL

A night of percussion-led experimentation. Drummer and percussionist Eddie Prévost has spent a career devoted to the outer reaches of the music. In the forty-odd years he’s been musically active he has been a key member of the free improvisation group AMM as well as a band leader in his own right, leading units dedicated to mining a musical seam closer to free jazz than free improvisation as such. And tonight he leads this magnificent trio with Jason Yarde and Oli Hayhurst.

Chris Corsano / Paul Dunmall: these outstanding musicians return to London for a rare duo performance. Paul Dunmall has been called “one of the most accomplished reedists on the planet” (Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly) and he is certainly one of the most fluent and powerful saxophonists playing in Britain today. Chris Corsano is a restlessly inventive percussionist with quick hands and a constantly expanding vocabulary of extended techniques.

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WED 20 • 20.30 • £10 • MD

ACHIM KAUFMANN / OLIE BRICE / ROGER TURNER

Achim Kaufmann, one of Europe’s finest pianists has worked with Han Bennink, Okkyung Lee, and Peter Brotzmann, among many others. Tonight he presents his new trio together with two of London’s finest improvisers, Olie Brice and Roger Turner.
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THU 21 • 20.30 • £8 • MD

RENÉE BAKER + VERYON WESTON + BURNING WOOD

A night of new and improvised music at the Vortex, featuring Chicago-based Renée Baker.

Renée is Principal Violist of the internationally renowned Chicago Sinfonietta and has held principal positions with many orchestras including the Illinois Chamber Symphony, Fox River Valley Symphony, Key West Symphony, and plays regularly with many other highly acclaimed ensembles.

Burning Wood is an exciting new music ensemble that brings together the talents of some of the most experienced string improvisers from the UK. Burning Wood’s repertoire ranges from conducted and conceptual new compositions through to totally free improvisation. Burning Wood are Alison Blunt (violin), Benedict Taylor (viola) and David Leahy (double bass).

Baker will be performing three sets. In her first set she will be performing solo; her second set will be with pianist Veryan Weston; for her third set Baker will be joining string-centric improvising ensemble Burning Wood.

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FRI 22 • 20.30 • £10

HIBERNATE + HOME NORMAL presents: BLACK ELK + TOBIAS HELLKVIST + MOON ATE THE DARK + OLAN MILL

A night of electronic and contemporary classical music melding experimental sounds with live visuals.

Tobias Hellkvist‘s music features guitar and computer-based soundscapes with dreamy, meditative textures. Black Elk is the quartet of Ian Hawgood, Tim Martin, Danny Norbury and Clem Leek, who mix acoustic & electronic sounds to haunting effect. Moon Ate the Dark make a soundtrack to longing, memory and displacement and inject fresh life into the solo piano sub-genre. Olan Mill’s work holds a sublime measure between the realms of modern neo-classical composition and ambience. Thrillingly evocative.

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SUN 24 • 16.00 • £7 • MD

BABEL LABEL’S VIEW FROM THE TOWER

Led by Dan Messore with a stellar band featuring Rory Simmons (trumpet), BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes, Chaos Collective pianist Elliot Galvin and others, this regular monthly event has won plaudits for showcasing the best of British jazz composition of recent years, by the likes of Iain Ballamy, Huw Warren, Keith Tippett and beyond.

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SUN 24 • 20.30 • £9 • MD

HUMAN

Launching their new album on Babel records, Human is the new quartet put together by Irish born drummer Stephen Davis. One of our finest drummers, Davis has long been a sideman for artists like Evan Parker, Django Bates and Marc Ribot. This new project sees him team up with a top-class line-up of Alex Bonney, Dylan Bates and Alexander Hawkins.