At Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot, Detroit, Fri, July 19, 2013 at 8pm, the Doomsday Philharmonic will perform Matt Endahl’s composition “Jacob’s Ladder”. Inspired by works of Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Michael Mantler, Frederic Rzewski and others, “Jacob’s Ladder” is a large ensemble improvised piece in which the players organize themselves into small ensembles, according to the structure of four bases found in DNA.
From Free Jazz:
Pat Metheny – Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik, 2013) ***½
Perry Robinson, Zerang, Roginski, Zimpel – Yemen. Music Of The Yemenite Jews (Multikulti, 2012) ****½
Chris Abrahams and Magda Mayas – Gardener (Relative Pitch, 2013) ***½
Chris Abrahams – Memory Night (Room40, 2013) ****
Just not Cricket! Three Days of British Improvised Music in Berlin (Ni-Vu-Ni-Connu, 2013) ****½
Wojtek Jachna & Jacek Buhl – Tapes (Milieu L’Acéphale, 2013) ***½
Nate Wooley – (9) Syllables (Mnóad, 2013) ****
bonsai sound sculpture (BoSS), a portable modular musical instrument combining a repurposed turntable, DIY electronics, amplified metallic percussion and strings.