Marino Pliakas on Tour

From Marino Pliakas, tour dates that you won’t find on his web site:

Sept 28/13 AUT-Innsbruck / Klangspuren Festival, Heart of Noise festival @ p.m.k. : NOHOME [CasparBrötzmann-MarinoPliakas-MichaelWertmüller]

Sept 29/13 AUT-Vienna / Chelsea Club : NOHOME

Nov 2/13 AUT-Vienna / Wien Modern Festival, Semperdepot : Ensemble Mosaik feat. M.P. playing “time involved in processing” [et.alt.] by Michael Wertmüller

Nov 10/13 CH-Basel / Theater Basel : “Anschlag”, opera by Michael Wertmüller feat. STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND (plus wonderful singers and instrumentalists; after recent sold out Lucerne Festival performance – don’t miss it in Basel!)

Nov 16/13 CH-Zurich / Tage für Neue Musik, Walcheturm : STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND Extended Ensemble playing “Orange Slice” by David Dramm


Nov 21/13 GER-Regensburg / Leerer Beutel : STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND

Nov 22/13 AUT-Vienna / Porgy&Bess, Portrait Michael Wertmüller : Ensemble Nikel, 2nd set with STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND

Nov 23/13 AUT-Vienna / Porgy&Bess, Portrait Michael Wertmüller : Vienna CD release show! STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND play “Zeitschrei” (Trost Records, Vienna)

Dec 6/13 GER-Berlin / Volksbühne : NOHOME feat. FM Einheit (Berlin CD release show! NOHOME, “Nohome” (Trost Records)

Dec 12/13 CHINA-Shenzhen / festival tba : FULL BLAST [PeterBrötzmann-MarinoPliakas-MichaelWertmüller]

Dec 13/13 CHINA-Shanghai / festival tba : FULL BLAST

Dec 14/13 CHINA-Beijing / festival tba : FULL BLAST

Coming to the Issue Project Room

From New York’s Issue Project Room.

Friday, September 27th – 8:00pm
Henry Grimes & Hprizm/High Priest
Free / $10 Suggested donation

A catalyst in the world of creative music for over 30 years, Cooper-Moore is renowned as a composer, performer, instrument builder, storyteller, teacher, mentor, and organizer. Tonight Cooper-Moore is joined by Faye Victor, Brian Price, Pascal Niggernkemper and Chad Taylor to present a selection of song cycles with words and lyrics by Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois and Michael Jay Price. Poet and master jazz basist / violinist Henry Grimes premieres a new project with MC, composer and producer HPrizm aka High Priest– a collaboration seated in their mutual devotion to music, the spoken and written word, truth, freedom, justice, beauty, revelation, joy, and uproar.

Saturday, September 28th – 8:00pm
Jason Lescalleet & Graham Lambkin
Seth Cluett
$15 / $12 members & students

Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet began their collaborative endeavors back in 2008 with the release of their much acclaimed The Breadwinner— a work which cracked open the artistic potential of mundane and commonplace circumstance, part of their triptych on Erstwhile including Air Supply, and the September release of Photographs— a monolithic reappraisal of formative place and event. Pairing Lescalleet’s renowned architectural rendering of sound-as-physical form with Lambkin’s skittish, oft-bizarre approach to stage performance, this duo have pushed the aesthetics of their collaboration to extremes. Using sung and electronically generated sine tones, room acoustic phenomena, and recordings, Seth Cluett’s live performance challenges boundaries between personal and communal listening. Exploiting the extreme juxtaposition of small bare loudspeakers and large subwoofers, this new work is tensely suspended between full body immersion and brittle, sparse timelessness.

Sunday, September 29th – 6:00pm
Jonathan Kane’s February
Dan Joseph Ensemble
Jason Bartel
Free / $10 Suggested donation

One of the hardest-hitting drummers around, Jonathan Kane’s percussion has been heard in collaborations including the legendary Swans, Rhys Chatham, and La Monte Young. His most recent endeavor, February, summons elements from this diverse resume into a distinctive take on American roots music. February are joined by Jason Bartell of Fang Island playing solo, and the Dan Joseph Ensemble performing Joseph’s sextet Tonalization (for the afterlife), dedicated to the memory of the late Suzanne Fiol, founder of ISSUE.

Coming Up:
Thursday, October 3rd – 8:00pm
Oren Ambarchi / Okkyung Lee & Michelle Boulé

Friday, October 4th – 8:00pm
Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley
Jacques Demierre & Vincent Barras

Saturday, October 5th – 8:00pm
Bill Orcutt / Jon Mueller

Shaking Ray Levi Society Shows

English: Tim Hodgkinson performing at the Spec...

From Chattanooga’s Shaking Ray Levi Society:

Jill Burton
Misha Feigin
Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:00 PM
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

The Molecules
Red Okra King
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 9:00 pm
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Konk Pack (feat. Tim Hodgkinson of Henry Cow, Thomas Lehn and Roger Turner)
Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:00 pm
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Nief-Norf Project
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 8:00 pm
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
$10 door

Thollem McDonas
November 5, 2013
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Tonight In Nashville

From Theatre Intangible:

There are TWO must-see shows tonight in Nashville, TN. At 7 p.m. at Zeitgeist Gallery, Joo Won Park will foley everyday objects like bananas and spatulas and process the sounds through the real-time audio synthesis program SuperCollider. At 9 p.m., Boheme Collectif will host the latest installment of the experimental/electronic art and music showcase Future Night. More on the latter in the next post.

Katherine Young and Austin Wulliman in Chicago Tonight

From the Bleader:

Violinist Austin Wulliman is one of the busiest figures in Chicago’s bustling contemporary classical music scene these days, working endlessly as a member of envelope-pushing groups like Spektral Quartet and Ensemble Dal Niente, in addition to countless, unnamed short-term collaborations. On Friday night at Defibrillator Gallery he’ll show off another such partnership, although this one has quietly been developing for a year. “Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight” is a project he’s been working on with bassoonist and composer Katherine Young that on its surface features three works for solo violin, another for solo viola, and a final work for violin and chamber orchestra, but in reality, there’s more to it, although I’m still a bit overwhelmed by the methodology myself.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Barry Altschul, moers festival 2011
English: Barry Altschul, moers festival 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Barry Altschul and the 3dom Factor (Friday) The drummer Barry Altschul, who turned 70 this year, has been a stealth eminence in jazz — known mainly within the avant-garde, and for music he made many years ago. But that’s changing, thanks to work like “The 3dom Factor” (Tum), his first album as a leader since the mid-’80s, which features the youngish saxophonist Jon Irabagon, who has been one agent of Mr. Altschul’s recent re-emergence, and the veteran bassist Joe Fonda, who has been another. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Kris Davis Trio (Saturday) The pianist Kris Davis has a smart new album, “Capricorn Climber” (Clean Feed), that seeks out the unexpected corners within established musical relationships. Among her partners, all adept with spontaneous texture, are the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Tom Rainey, who rejoin her here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille (Tuesday) Mr. Grimes, a long-lost, load-bearing pillar of the 1960s avant-garde, plays bass and violin and reads poetry in this duo with Mr. Cyrille, a powerful and restless drummer. At 7 p.m., Zurcher Studio, 33 Bleecker Street, (212) 777-0790,; $15. (Chinen)

Curtis Hasselbring’s New Mellow Edwards (Friday) On his rambunctious recent album, “Number Stations” (Cuneiform), the trombonist Curtis Hasselbring draws inspiration from cryptic shortwave-radio signals, entrusting his own garbled materials to a band with Chris Speed on reeds, among others. Here Mr. Hasselbring leads New Mellow Edwards, his working band, which includes Mr. Speed, the guitarist Mary Halvorson, the bassist Chris Lightcap, the vibraphonist Matt Moran and the drummers Tomas Fujiwara and Jim Black. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770,; $18, $15 for students. (Chinen)

Kneebody (Friday and Saturday) One of the smarter bands blenderizing postbop, indie rock, hip-hop and classical music, Kneebody puts it all on the table with “The Line,” its new debut on Concord Records. That includes a dozen original songs, by four of the group’s five members, notably the keyboardist Adam Benjamin and the saxophonist Ben Wendel; rounding out the band’s roster are the trumpeter Shane Endsley, the bassist Kaveh Rastegar and the drummer Nate Wood. Friday at 10 p.m., SubCulture: Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village, (212) 533-5470,; $20. Saturday at 8 and 9:30 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn,; $20. (Chinen)

Jesse Stacken/40Twenty (Thursday) Mr. Stacken, a pianist and composer, applies an obsessive conceptual rigor to his most recent album, “Bagatelles for Trio” (Fresh Sound New Talent), which negotiates a balance between classical form and jazz improvisation. He works here with the saxophonist Tony Malaby, the bassist Sean Conly and the drummer Tom Rainey, at 8:30 p.m. Playing at 10 p.m. is 40Twenty, a pliable collective — the pianist Jacob Sacks, the trombonist Jacob Garchik and the drummer Vinnie Sperrazza — that gets its name from an old-fashioned jazz-club work schedule. At 8:30 and 10 p.m., I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn,; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Edgard Varèse
Edgard Varèse (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


American Symphony Orchestra (Thursday) This adventurous ensemble, conducted by Leon Botstein, opens its season with a program planned in partnership with the New-York Historical Society and its coming exhibition “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution.” Mr. Botstein will explore the impact of that 1913 avant-garde exhibition on both the visual and musical worlds, with a program of works by George Antheil, Charles Griffes, Carl Ruggles, Aaron Copland and Edgard Varèse. At 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $12.50 to $50. (Vivien Schweitzer)

Zorn@60 (Friday) Celebrations for this maverick composer’s 60th birthday are in full swing around the city. At the Miller Theater, a longtime champion of his works, a commemorative series concludes on Friday with his improvisatory Game Pieces, which use visual cues and graphic scores instead of traditional notation. Musicians including the Talea Ensemble, the vocalist Mike Patton and the pianist Uri Caine will perform a selection of Game Pieces written between 1976 and 1989. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, (212) 854-7799,; $25 to $30. (Schweitzer)