Newsbits: Ambicon 2013 Videos / Rare Sun Ra / John Butcher / June Braxton House Releases

English: Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, F...

All videos from the recent Ambicon 2013 have been posted to Youtube. Performances include Robert Rich, Steve Roach, and Jeff Pearce.

The Chicago Reader reviews the recent release of a rare Sun Ra recording.

A two part article entitled “Electronic Tendencies in the work of John Butcher 1997-2012” is available here and here.

On June 1st, The Tricentric Foundation will be releasing two albums of Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Music, recorded in 2007 and performed by Anthony, Erica Dicker (violin), Katie Young (bassoon), Sally Norris (piano). Audio sample available here.

Upcoming at Jack NY

Ingrid Laubrock
Ingrid Laubrock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Jack NY:

Aural Dystopia, Tues., May 21 at 8 pm ($10). Curated by Stuart Popejoy. 8pm: Chris Pitsiokos group; 9pm: Joe Merolla/Sandy Ewen; 10pm: Ron Anderson/Stuart Popejoy/Michael Evans; 11pm: Weasel Walter group

Kevin Reilly Presents, Mon., May 27 ($10 per set); 8pm: Ingrid Laubrock/Reut Regev/Sara Schoenbeck; 9:30 pm: Josh Sinton/Ingrid Laubrock



May 15, 2013
Tatsuya Nakatani & Michel Doneda with Pascal Niggenkemper, 109 Gallery
Michel Doneda Pascal Niggenkemper Tatsuya Nakatani

May 14, 2013
David First & Jeanann Dara, Douglass Street Music Colective
David First Jeanann Dara

May 14, 2013
Jon Rose James Ilgenfritz Jonah Rosenberg, Douglass Street Music Colective
James Ilgenfritz Jon Rose Jonah Rosenberg

May 10, 2013
The Dilated Pupils, The Stone
Ches Smith Craig Taborn David Torn Matt Mitchell Ryan Ferreira Tim Berne

May 8, 2013
Snakeoil, The Stone
Ches Smith Matt Mitchell Oscar Noriega Tim Berne

True to the Avant-Garde – Wadada Leo Smith Profiled

Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Huffington Post:

For acclaimed jazz composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, the avant-garde is much more than a genre in the art world; its imperative of experimentation has been the foundation of his artistic life. Named as one of three finalists for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in music, he was also a multiple nominee in the 2012 Jazz Journalists Association poll.  Ten Freedom Summers, the work recognized by the Pulitzer nod, was hailed as a masterpiece by the jazz and music press after its release in May 2012. It’s truly an extraordinary work full of the drama, the emotion and the movement that is America. It can aptly — and literally — be called his life’s work.

Musique Machine Reviews

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

From Musique Machine:

Dawnrider – Doom Over Invicta
Wolf Eyes – No Answer-Lower Floors
Erragal – Realms of the Underworld
Oscillotron – Eclipse
Immaculate Affection – II
Immaculate Affection – I
Goosebumps – Welcome To Dead House
Simon Whetham – Un Año Tranquilo
TranceFormation – Live in Concert
Lantern – Below
Astro – Devils Come True
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats – Mind Control
Various Artists – Who’s That Man: A Tribute to Conny Plank