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 AND FUSE FESTIVAL
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.
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.
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.