March 15, 2013
Jeb Bishop Steve Swell James Falzone Jason Roebke Tim Daisy Nate Wooley, IBeam
James Falzone James Falzone Jason Roebke Jason Roebke Jeb Bishop Jeb Bishop Nate Wooley Nate Wooley Steve Swell Steve Swell Tim Daisy Tim Daisy

March 15, 2013
Jeb Bishop Steve Swell Tim Daisy, IBeam
Jeb Bishop Jeb Bishop Steve Swell Steve Swell Tim Daisy Tim Daisy

March 15, 2013
James Falzone James Falzone Jason Roebke Jason Roebke Jeb Bishop Jeb Bishop Tim Daisy Tim Daisy

March 15, 2013
Mike McGinnis Jeremiah Cymerman James Falzone, IBeam
James Falzone James Falzone Jeremiah Cymerman Jeremiah Cymerman Mike McGinnis Mike McGinnis

March 15, 2013
Nate Wooley & Jason Roebke, IBeam
Jason Roebke Jason Roebke Nate Wooley Nate Wooley

March 13, 2013
Lotte Anker & Gerald Cleaver, JACK
Gerald Cleaver Gerald Cleaver Lotte Anker Lotte Anker

March 13, 2013
Lotte Anker Tim Berne Gerald Cleaver William Parker, JACK
Gerald Cleaver Gerald Cleaver Lotte Anker Lotte Anker Tim Berne Tim Berne William Parker William Parker

March 10, 2013
Barry Guy New Orchestra, Alte Gerberei, St Johann in Tirol
Agusti Fernandez Agusti Fernandez Barry Guy Barry Guy Evan Parker Evan Parker Hans Koch Hans Koch Herb Robertson Herb Robertson Johannes Bauer Johannes Bauer Jürg Wickihalder Jürg Wickihalder Mats Gustafsson Mats Gustafsson Maya Homburger Maya Homburger Paul Lytton Paul Lytton Per-Ake Holmlander Per-Ake Holmlander Raymond Strid Raymond Strid

RIP Jason Molina

Jason Molina, Primavera Sound 2009

From Secretly Canadian, Jason Molina passed away in his home in Indianapolis this past Saturday, March 16th of natural causes at age 39.

We had recently written about his condition, noting that “he had some serious health issues … he was broke for lack of medical insurance.” Unfortunately, the worst case scenario came to pass. Our condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

Coming to Seattle

Amy Denio performing with the Billy Tipton Mem...

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

FRI. 3/22, 8 PM – Kerplunk, a new music/theater/performance work for amplified instruments, voices, actors, and electronics by Tim Root (prepared piano/electronics), w/ Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Eric Barber (sax/electronics), Bill Horist (prepared guitar)

SAT. 3/30, 2 PM matinee – NYC duo of Cathlene Pineda (piano) & Patrick Breiner (tenor sax) play original compositions and structured improvisations + Seattle percussionist Paul Kikuchi leads an octet

SAT. 3/30, 8 PM – WA Composers’ Forum presents pianist Corey Hamm performing new works by Canadian composers, including Seattle resident Emily Doolittle

THU. 4/4 – Dana Reason, piano

FRI. 4/5, 8 PM – Samantha Boshnack Quintet + Amplified Clarinet Trio (Amy Denio, Beth Fleenor, Craig Flory)

FRI. 4/12 – The Box Is Empty presents Evan Smith: new music for sax/clarinet and electronics

SAT. 4/13 – Neal Kosaly-Meyer (voice) & Roger Nelson (piano): Indeterminacy + Empty Words by John Cage

Musique Machine Reviews

Thomas Köner
Thomas Köner (Photo credit: Non Event)

From Musique Machine:

Entartung – Krypteia
Deep Listening Band – Great Howl at Town Haul
Death Frees Every Soul – What Knowledge Have The Dead
Arktau Eos – Ioh-Maera
Permanent Makeup – The Void…It Creeps
A.R.GH – Textures
Lungwash – Not Corpse. But Larva
Bog Queen – Dogging Afternoon
Blood Song – All In Your Mind
Nevertheless We’re Gone – I Love Everything About You That Hurts
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Timon Irnok Manta
Thomas Koner – Novaya Zemlya
Adrian Dziewanski – Island Terminus

Arts for Art Shows in New York

Violinist Jason Kao Hwang performing on 18 Nov...

From Arts for Art:

Arts for Art presents
April Evolving Music

WHAT: 4 straight days showcasing the best of uncompromised music in NYC

WHEN: The first weekend of April – Friday 5th through Monday 8th
Friday and Saturday: 2 sets, 8PM & 9:30
Sunday: BRING YOUR Kids– 2 sets, 2PM & 3PM Bring drawing materials & meet the artists
Monday: 3 sets 7:30/ 8:30 /9:30 check out what is happening Now in evolving Music

WHERE: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street – Near Delancey / Essex Subway

FRI APRIL 5TH @ The Kabayitos Theater 2nd fl.
8.00: Tatsuya Nakatani Trio
Tatsuya Nakatani – drums
Edward Wilkerson – sax
William Parker – bass

9.30: Other Dimensions in Music
Roy Campbell – trumpet
William Parker – bass
Daniel Carter – sax flute
Charles Downs – drums

SAT APRIL 6TH @ The Kabayitos Theater 2nd fl.
8.00 William Hooker Group
Dave Ross – guitar
Adam Lane – bass
Mark Smith – percussions
William Hooker – drums

9.30 Thurman Barker Quartet (percussion)
Thurman Barker – drums and percussions
Alex Hood – trumpet
Michael Foster – saxophones
Eric Silberberg – bass and violin

SUN APRIL 7TH @ The Kabayitos Theater 2nd fl.
All Kids $5
2PM: Andrew Drury Solo Drums “What Isn’t Obvious”

3PM: Ras Moshe Unit
Ras Moshe – tenor, soprano & flute
Shayna Dulberger – bass
John Pietaro – vibes

MONDAY APRIL 8TH Evolving Voice on the First Fl.
7.30PM: Lisa Sokolov – piano, voice
Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez – cello

8:30PM: MaryAnne deProphetis – Quetzalcoatl Project
Christopher Forbes – piano/composition
Ron Horton – trumpets
Maryanne de Prophetis – voice
Jason Kao Hwang – violin (guest artist)

9:30PM: Fay Victor Ensemble
Fay Victor – voice, compositions
Anders Nilsson – electric guitar, effects
Ken Filiano – double bass, effects

Arts for Art presents
In May – Evolving –
Music/ Dance/ Poetry

WHAT: 4 days that showcase the best un-compromised music & art in NYC

WHEN: The first weekend of May – Friday 3rd through Monday 6th
Friday / Saturday / Monday: 3 sets, 7:30/ 8:30 /9:30
Evolving Music and Dance and Poet collaborations
Sunday: BRING YOUR Kids– 2 sets, 2PM & 3PM drawing materials provided for the kids & a chance to meet the artists

WHERE: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street – Near Delancey / Essex Subway

FRI May 3rd @ The Kabayitos Theater 2nd fl.

7:30 ban(ne)d books soundz/words
Steve Dalachinsky – poetry
Carver Audain – electronics
8.30 Adam Lane Band
Reut Regev trombone
Adam Lane bass
Igal Foni drums
9.30 James Brandon Lewis Trio
James Brandon Lewis – tenor
Dominic Fragman – drums
Luke Stewart- bass

SAT May 4TH @ The Kabayitos Theater 2nd fl.
7.30 Dance / Music Collaborations
Yoshiko Chuma & Rob Brown
Jason Jordan & Daniel Levin
8.30 Rob Brown / Daniel Levin Duo
9.30 Lewis Barnes Ensemble

SUN May 5TH @ The Kabayitos Theater 2nd fl.
Kids $5 (Live Action Drawing for kids + meet the artists)
2PM Zak Sherzad / Daniel Carter Duo
3PM William Parker bass & Patricia Nicholson words, movement

MONDAY May 6TH LES Gallery 1st fl.
7.30 Newman Taylor Baker Group
8:30 Andrea Wolper Group
9:30 Areni Agbabian Solo piano & voice

AMN Reviews: Piblokto – Colourless Fields (Ujikaji)

Piblokto undertakes an emotional journey across a largely featureless landscape, all the way from the Siberian wastelands to the “plateau of placid abandonment” in India. Taking his name from a possibly mythical psychological disorder suffered only by residents of the High Arctic, a kind of cabin fever, Alexius Cai´s guitar is sound medicine, classically voicing the hopeful lonesome and the heart-lifting elegiac, brushed quietly up against by droning electronics and ringing sitar.

The effect is chillingly beautiful on the opening ”West of the Sun” and warmingly so on the title track. On a “Long Walk” he is is joined by an opinionated electric violin. In fact, Cai enjoys the company of several travelling companions en route (Leslie Low, Andrew Lim, Joan Chew, Evan Tan), contributing just the right washes of faded yellows, greens, and browns on acoustic and electric guitar and “additional sounds”.

Mastered by James Plotkin, ”Colourless Fields” is only just over thirty minutes long but seems to hang in the air for far longer. A vinyl version is being prepared for release in June and will feature artwork by compelling contemporary Russian painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin.

Stephen Fruitman

Peter Evans Quintet Coming to EMPAC


From Troy, New York’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center:

Peter Evans Quintet
Friday, March 29, 2013, 8 PM
EMPAC Concert Hall
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
$18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty & staff; and $6 Rensselaer students

Taking jazz ensembles into the 21st century, the Peter Evans Quintet incorporates real-time sound processing with traditional instruments. These live electronics allow the group to change their sound fluidly from mellow tones to jagged rattling to cacophonous reverberation. The quintet draws on traditional jazz idioms as source material and contorts them into something resembling classical European avant-garde—complete with complex rhythms played with pinpoint accuracy and confounding extended techniques.

Peter Evans Quintet:

Peter Evans (trumpets/compositions)
Ron Stabinsky (piano)
Tom Blancarte (bass)
Jim Black (drums)
Sam Pluta (live electronics)