Upcoming Wordless Music Shows

English: Violinist Sophie Trudeau
English: Violinist Sophie Trudeau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Wordless Music:

(performing “At Giza”)
Temple of Dendur at the Met Museum
**sold out**
July 19, 2013

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin
Wordless Music Orchestra
Celebrate Brooklyn! / Mass MoCA
August 8-10, 2013

Zola Jesus with JG Thirlwell
(live band with strings)
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Brooklyn
September 14, 2013

Oneohtrix Point Never
Warp Records album release show
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Brooklyn
September 17, 2013

Jem Cohen:
“We Have an Anchor”
Guy Picciotto, Jim White, T. Griffin, Jessica Moss,
Efrim Manuel Menuck, Sophie Trudeau, Mira Billotte
BAM Next Wave Festival
September 26-28, 2013

Roomful of Teeth
(performing Caroline Shaw’s “Partita”)
with special guest
Holly Herndon
Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
November 4, 2013

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Mark Hewins
Mark Hewins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Vortex:

SUN 21 JUL • 20:00
Another amazing bill from Mopomoso, continuing to bring you the very best from the world of free improvisation. Starting with the lyrical improvisations of Jim Dvorak and Mark Hewins, followed by a return visit from our own Dave Tucker’s highly charged and entertaining Scatter which, in Thomas, Minton and Turner, sees the guitarist in company with three of the UK’s finest players.

THU 25 – FRI 26 JUL
Match & Fuse is a touring exchange network and annual festival with the primary aim of connecting creative scenes across Europe. Following on from two hugely successful festivals in 2012 and 2013, the leading lights of creative European music Match & Fuse bring their explosive and engaging mix of innovative artistry to The Vortex and Rich Mix for a combined mini-fest. Featuring some of the UK’s most exciting acts (Led Bib, Troyka, Laura Jurd Quartet, Kairos Quartet, Chris Sharkey) and engaging ensembles from across Europe (Ay! (Italy); Mopti (Norway); Jazzpospolita (Poland), the mini-fest will operate across the two venues running from early evening ’til early morning.

A John Zorn Listening Guide

John Zorn
John Zorn (Photo credit: volume12)

From WSJ:

Composer and saxophonist John Zorn has been a prolific force on the avant-garde music scene for decades. This summer and fall, venues throughout New York and around the world are celebrating his 60th birthday.

Mr. Zorn’s catalog is expansive; he’s worked in experimental jazz, composed string quartets and embraced klezmer. Yet the experimental nature and extreme genre-crossings can be challenging if you’re not familiar with his work. Below are Schaefer’s recommendations, organized here by genre followed by specific albums and some notes.

Newsbits: Landon Knoblock’s CACAW / Henry Grimes and Don Byron in New York / Stern, Jacobs, and Rushford in Melbourne / Rashad Becker Release

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Landon Knoblock’s CACAW, Featuring Oscar Noriega & Jeff Davis, will release “Stellar Power” On Skirl Records, September 17th.

Aruan Ortiz & Francisco Mora Catlett, with Special Guests Henry Grimes & Don Byron will perform at the Music and Architecture Series, the Zinc Bar, New York City, Thursday, July 25th, 2013.

Melbourne’s Avantwhatever this month will feature Joel Stern (Photovoltaic Synthesizers, Quad-speaker sound & Light), John Jacobs (Electronics & Contraptions), and James Rushford (Viola), at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick, on Wednesday July 31.

PAN is releasing a new electronic recording from Rashad Becker, Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I.