Monsieur Délire Reviews

Marc Ducret at moers festival 2006
Marc Ducret at moers festival 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

PINK SALIVA / Il parait que (Tour de bras)
MICHAEL VLATKOVICH, CHRIS LEE & KENT MCLAGEN / Succulence of Abstraction (Thankyou Records)
BLUE CRANES / Swim (Cuneiform)
GIUSEPPI LOGAN / More (ESP-Disk – merci à/thanks to Michael Bloom Media Relations)
MARC DUCRET / Tower, vol. 3 (Ayler Records)
THE WRONG OBJECT / After the Exhibition (Moonjune)
KLAUS SCHULZE / Shadowlands (Synthetic Symphony)

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Chicago Scene: July 21 – August 3

Deutsch: Joe McPhee beim Konzert mit dem Peter...
Deutsch: Joe McPhee beim Konzert mit dem Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet im Kult in Niederstetten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

July 21:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Access Contemporary Music : Alyson Berger, Nathan Bojko, Alicia Kelley, Christie Miller, Amy Wurtz, Jeff Yang — music by Alexandre Lunsqui, Seth Boustead, Alexandra Gardner, Nico Muhly
Fides Krucker, Jenna Lyle, Ryan Ingebritsen — Machines and Voices : a 3 Singer Opera Preview

July 22:

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275 (wheelchair-accessible)
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy, Nick Mazzarella

July 23:

8:00PM at Observatory Studios, 3036 N Lincoln, 4th Fl
Michael Zerang Group

July 24:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
Peter Brötzmann, Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake

July 25:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
John Niekrasz Solo Percussion
James Falzone, Nick Mazzarella, John Niekrasz
9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Jeff Parker, Andrew Toombs

July 26:

10:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Survival Unit III
Joe McPhee, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang

July 27:

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Colour and Sound Piano Trio : Jimmy Bennington and special guests

July 28:

3:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($15-$10)
Peter Brötzmann

9:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 (wheelchair-accessible)
Colour and Sound : Jimmy Bennington, Fred Jackson, Jerome Croswell, Bill Hyland

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
John Niekrasz, Fred Lonberg-holm, Jim Baker, Albert Wildeman

July 29:

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

July 30

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Harrison Bankhead

August 2:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Rob Mazurek‘s Pulsar Quartet with Angelica Sanchez, Matthew Lux, John Herndon

August 3:

11:00AM at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W Lake, 773.287.7658 (Free)
Tomeka Reid’s Chicago String Collective

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Colour and Sound Piano Trio : Jimmy Bennington and special guests

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Rob Mazurek’s Pulsar Quartet with Angelica Sanchez, Matthew Lux, John Herndon

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

http://now-is.org/
http://www.ratchetmusic.com
http://www.umbrellamusic.org
http://www.mcachicago.org
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html
http://www.skylarkchicago.com
http://www.hideoutchicago.com
http://www.elasticrevolution.com
http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html
http://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/

AMN Reviews: Michel Banabila – Gardening / Extended Version (Tapu Records)

English: Michel Banabila Nederlands: Michel Ba...
English: Michel Banabila Nederlands: Michel Banabila (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gardening by Dutch sound artist Michel Banabila is electroacoustic scrutiny of the pastime from the point of view of the flower bed; a musique sol rather than musique concrète, if you will. Field recordings looped, lengthened and lingering, the earth is sprinkled with water from cans, automatic sprinklers and the clouds and irradiated by a synthetic sun. Rubber boots cross the lawn and “Chance the Gardener” from Jerzy Kosinski´s novella comes to rhythmically tend the weeds with his rakes, spades and trowels as children play just within earshot but beyond its high walls. As their commotion drifts off, the piece itself ends and an ambient remix drifts in.

For this extended release, Banabila has added a healthy appendix of remixes, one by himself and six by fellow countrymen and a couple of associates from abroad. In remixing as in gardening, “as long as the roots are not severed”, as Chance himself would say, “all is well”. Each artist conscientiously worms down deep into the earth. Machinefabriek isolates a few of the sounds, rounds them off, and hints at gathering bad weather. In a live radio broadcast mix, Radboud Mens charges the air with the buzz and burrow of insect life and joins the serenade on accordion. Peter van Cooten´s remix is delicately arranged, a quiet, microclimate symphony, while Naoyuki Sasanami lets himself in through the gate and gives the foliage a good spray. Banabila returns to offer a watering can gamelan. The final two contributions, by Lukas Simonis and Zenial, respectively, arc from the children´s perspective so close to the gardener that, as he tends his plants, we can hear him strain and breathe.

www.banabila.com

Stephen Fruitman