Klang Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival

English: Karlheinz Stockhausen October 1994 in...

This Festival is taking place now and promises to be good:

KLANG is a musical platform for the most consistent, daring and uncompromising artists of our time – and we definitely promise that this week will be a living proof to that. The musical avant-garde is explosive as never before and during thirteen concerts you now have the chance to experience music ranging from unbound, dystopian noise music in Yann Robin’s “Art of Metal III” for nineteen musicians and live electronics to intimate and fragile solo singing, refined chamber music for toy instruments, a concert for homemade musical instruments performed in a local pub, and an audio-visual concert in a league of its own with one of the most well-known contemporary artists, the Japanese composer Ryoji Ikeda. As a tribute to the roaring avant-garde of the 60s we even take a leap back in time and invite you to experience a rare performance of perhaps the most famous electronic music pioneer: The visionary “Kontakte” from 1958-60 by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Composers featured include:

Allan Gravgaard Madsen
Alexander Schubert
Andrej Koroliov
Clara Ianotta
Daj Fujikura
François Paris
Gérard Pesson
Gérard Zinsstag
Hanna Hartman
Jan Flessel
Jenny Hettne
Jens Peter Møller
Jeppe Just Christensen
Jexper Holmen
Kaj Duncan David
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Lars Kynde
Malin Bång
Martin Stauning
Matthew Shlomowitz
Mauro Lanza
Mette Nielsen
Michael Maierhof
Nicolai Worsaae
Pelle Gudmundsen-holmgreen
Rei Munakata
Ryoji Ikeda
Simon Løffler
Simon Steen-andersen
Stefan Prins
Søs Gunver Ryberg
Thuridor Jonsdottir
Wayne Siegel
Yann Robin
Ylva Lund Bergner

An article previewing the fest is here.

DMG Newsletter May 24th, 2013

Keith Fullerton Whitman in 2006
Keith Fullerton Whitman in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG Newsletter May 24th, 2013:

Laswell/Worrell/Haynes MOD! Gerald Cleaver/Darius Jones/Coope-Moore: Black Host! Peter Brotzmann/Hamid Drake 2 LP set! Han Bennink & Jaak Sooaar! Garzone/Lockwood The Fringe 40th Anniversary! Richard Pinhas with Oren Ambarchi/Lasse Marhaug/Noel Akchote!

Double CD of UNreleased S.O.S.: Skidmore/Osborne/Surman! Early Mats/Morgan 2 CD set! Magda Mayas/Chris Abrahams! Biggi Vinkeloe Trio Fatal! Dan Peck: Solo LP! Andrea Centazzo/Anthony Coleman/Steve Swell/Giancarlo Schiaffini!

Russell Haswell & Yasunao Tone! Zahava Seewald & Michael Grebil! Francisco Lopez/Aernoudt Jacobs! Ivar Grydeland! 1982+B J Cole! Father YOD & Source Family! Ballrogg! Alessandro Alessandroni! Tucker Martine Insect Electronica! Justin Walter!

Lots of Keith Fullerton Whitman! Daniela Casa! Head Machine! Nino Rapicavoli! Akiro Ito! Jessica Sligter! COH! Nkengas!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues in 2013 With:

Sunday, May 26th Double-Header:
6pm: SANDY EWEN & WEASEL WALTER – Incredible Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER & YONI KRETZMER CD Release set! – Amazing Double Bass & Sax Duo!

Sunday, June 2nd Double-Header:
6pm: WILL MASON MUSIC: Stuart Breczinski/Daniel Fischer-Lochhead/Travis Reuter/Andrew Smiley/Dan Stein/Will Mason!
7pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & TIM MOTZER – Percussion, Guitar & Electronics!

Sunday, June 9th:

Sunday, June 16th – No In-Store During the Vision Fest!

Sunday, June 23rd:
6pm: KIRK KNUFFKE / CHRISTOF KNOCHE / SEAN ALI – Cornet/Trombone/Bass!

Sunday, June 30th:

Chicago Scene: May 26 – June 8

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

May 26:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$5)
Fonema Consort with special guest Mabel Kwan — music by Hans Thomalla, Beat Furrer, Brian Ferneyhough, Monte Weber, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Pablo Chin, Christian Wolff

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

May 27:

6:30PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph
Downtown Sound
Lee Ranaldo Band
Marc Ribot‘s Ceramic Dog

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Jason Stein, Matt Schneider, Frank Rosaly
Zelienople — Record Release
Mako Sica

May 28:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25-$20)
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog : Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free)
Jason Stein Quartet

10:00PM at Observatory Studios, 3036 N Lincoln, 4th Fl
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

May 29:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
The Green Pasture Happiness : Brian Labycz, Daniel Fandiño, Aaron Zarzutzki
Olivia Block, Carol Genetti, Katherine Young

May 30:

6:30PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($5)
Articular Facet
Screaming Planet : Rob Mazurek, Jeff Kowalkowski, Carrie Biolo, Damon Locks
Handshake Error Ensemble : James Connolly, Ryan Dunn, Jeff Kolar, Julia Miller, Melissa Schleicher-Sanchez

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang‘s The Whisper Opera

May 31:

7:00PM at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd (Free)
Chicago Jazz String Summit : Opening Performance
Musique Noire
Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson
Tomeka Reid Trio
James Sanders Blue Violin Quartet

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
Nicole Mitchell — Record release

June 1:

3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee
Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Joe McPhee

June 2:

3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28-$10)
ICE performs David Lang’s The Whisper Opera

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($22-$20)
Frequency Series
Fifth House Ensemble with special guest Caleb Burhans

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
My Silence : Jason Stein, Nick Butcher, Mike Reed

June 4:

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Corey Wilkes

June 6:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Jason Stein, Brian Labycz
Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz

June 8:

8PM The Renaissance Society, Bond Chapel, 1050 East 59th Street
Jason Lescalleet

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see: