October at Roulette

English: Zeena Parkins performing with Cosa Br...

From New York’s Roulette:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Oliver Lake String Ensemble, featuring members of the FLUX Quartet – Strings & More A master of jazz presents new compositions for string ensemble

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Go: Organic Orchestra – Sonic Mandala [CD Release] The pioneer of world music celebrates the release of a new CD with a blow out concert

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Either/Or (NYC) & Ensemble Son (Stockholm) – A Double Quartet Collaboration A special Double Quartet concert with world premieres of works by Zeena Parkins, Keeril Makan, Richard Carrick, Lisa Streich & Ivo Nilsson

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Mary Halvorson & Brandon Seabrook An intense, high-energy convergence of two of New York’s finest guitarists

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 @ 8:00 PM COMMUNITY EVENT
MIMA Presents Antibalas Surround Sounds Brooklyn: a concert series that celebrates global music traditions, showcasing world-class performers to support MIMA arts education & music improvisation programs in underserved schools…

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 @ 6:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Mike McGinnis – Two Views of the Ängsudden Song Cycle, in collaboration with MuKha CD/LP release party with 2 performances of the new long-form work: solo & with ensemble

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Jaap Blonk – Solo Concert for Voice & Electronics Performance of vocal & electronic compositions: Polyphtong & Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
[EAR HEART MUSIC] American Modern Ensemble & Mazzini Dance Collective – Frantic Gnarly Still A collaborative concert & dance performance featuring the NYC premiere of Lembit Beecher’s Frantic Gnarly Still with choreographies from former principal of Paul Taylor Dance…

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
[INTERPRETATIONS] Gene Coleman & Ensemble N_JP // Momenta Quartet An evening of premieres of new music for improvisational and cross-cultural collaborations

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Yumiko Tanaka / Ned Rothenberg / Min Xiao-Fen with Vortex A improvisational summit featuring Japanese Shamisen, saxophone, Shakuhachi, Chinese Pipa & more

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass + Claire Chase Premiere of Roulette/NYSCA commission, The Chapel Abyss for octet, plus 2 recent works for brass, flute & electronics

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
MiND GAMeS: Maroney – Ilgenfritz – Niescier – Drury 4tet Works from their debut album as well as new compositions from their forthcoming follow-up release

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Billy Martin Birthday Celebration – A Collaborative Concert Medeski Martin & Wood‘s drummer celebrates his 50th birthday with guests John Medeski, Anthony Coleman, Marc Ribot, Shelley Hirsch & more

The Spectrum in October

Highlights of shows coming to New York’s Spectrum:

9 PM Monday 30 September
Signal Brass:
Mike Gurfield, trumpet
Nathan Koci, horn
Steve Parker, trombone

Signal Brass (Mike Gurfield, Nathan Koci, and Steve Parker) is the brass section of Ensemble Signal. The trio performs regularly together both within and outside of the context of Signal, and in addition to making adventurous music together, nearly all of them enjoy laughing and occasional carousing.

From trumpet maestro Mike “Gurf” Gurfield:
We’ll be premiering “Trio” by Nathan Koci, I’ll be playing Matt Marks’s “Short Skirts/T-shirts” for trumpet and electronics, Steve will be playing “Parafrasis” by Hilda Paredes for trombone and electronics (which he’ll have just premiered at Miller), Nathan will play a solo piece “Flow” of his. We’ll also be doing some structured improv with electronics, and there will be a few surprises.
http://signalensemble.org

8 PM and 10 PM Wednesday 2 October (two sets)
The Acoustic Frontier: Improvisation by Experts

Eyal Maoz, Guitar
Kyoko Kitamura, Voice
Kathleen Supové, Piano
Reuben Radding, Bass

Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist is, in today’s world. Ms. Supové annually presents a series of solo concerts entitled THE EXPLODING PIANO. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by countless established as well as emerging composers. She has also performed with LEMUR musical robots and SIDEBAND, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. In May, 2012, she received the John Cage Award from ASCAP for “the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.” For more info, visit http://www.supove.com or follow http://www.facebook.com/pages/explodingpiano or @supove.

Michael Lytle, Denman Maroney and Robert Dick, curators and at times performers

8 PM Thursday 3 October
Parameters of Sound
Duo Violin Program
Sarah Plum and Hal Grossman, violin

New Piece for two violins and live electronics ** Mari Kimura
Ira and Lachrymae for two violins (2013) ** Sidney Boquiren
Kikaku (2013) ** David Bohn
10 fragments for two violins
Il Prete Rosso (2013) ** Charles Nichols
after time: a resolution (2013) * Jeff Herriot
come ricordi come sogni come echi (2012) Christopher Burns
Jolie Sphinx (2009) Christopher Adler
Zing (2011) for violin and piano Bjorn Berkout
With Hal Grossman, violin
Polydorus Echoes (2011) * Sidney Corbett

7 PM Sunday 6 October
Rétes Series: Kevin Norton – composer percussionist. Presented by Eleanor Sandresky

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, NY, the composer/percussionist came to jazz in an unlikely setting, befriending drummer and fellow record collector Kenny Washington as a teenager. Studies at Hunter College (in NYC) introduced Kevin to Milt Hinton and after a short period, he began to perform with Milt, eventually recording The Judge’s Decision. Under Milt’s encouragement, Kevin enrolled in the Masters program at Manhattan School of Music. After graduation he played every kind of gig available to a versatile percussionist: classical, jazz, blues, Dixieland, off-Broadway shows, rock, but especially taking part in the blossoming downtown New York City scene that strove to combine these “styles.” Soon Mr. Norton was busy in the downtown New York Knitting Factory scene, performing with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins and John Zorn. Returning to his jazz roots, he began to devote himself to creating projects that featured his own composition and improvisation, predominately on vibes and drums. Kevin has composed several multi-movement pieces sometimes based on extra-musical subject matter. For Guy Debord (in nine events) is a composition for quintet and woodwind soloist (originally Anthony Braxton) based on the texts of the radical French philosopher whose thought proved central to the riots of Paris, 1968. Change Dance (Troubled) Energy draws it’s inspiration from another radical political activist, Kathy Change (born Kathleen Chang). Both suites are approximately an hour in duration. On February 23rd 2006 Kevin’s Water and Fire Suite was premiered, commissioned as part of the national series of works from Meet The Composer Commissioning Music/USA, which is made possible by generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, and the Target Foundation. Kevin has lead and/or co-lead 20 critically acclaimed recordings, many of them making year-end “Best of” lists. One recent recording, Time-Space Modulator integrates intricate, sophisticated composition work with the deep improvisatory skills of Kevin, Tony Malaby, John Lindberg and Dave Ballou. Kevin has also played with many highly esteemed European improvisers such as Paul Rogers, Joëlle Léandre, Paul Dunmall and Frode Gjerstad. For nearly ten years, Kevin was Anthony Braxton’s main percussionist in both the “ghost trance” phase and the “standards” phase, plotting out the course for all percussionists who followed. In June of 2002, Kevin Norton was a resident composer at the MacDowell Colony. He has served on the faculty of several schools and is currently on the faculty of William Paterson University. Some of his most recent composition work can be heard in the film Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words, dir. By Y. Hong. http://www.kevinnorton.com

7 PM Wednesday 9 October
Ambient-Chaos Evening, Curated by Pas Musique

From Belgium: Yannick Franck
http://yannickfranckchronicles.blogspot.com

8 PM Friday 11 October
Loneliness as Style

7:30 PM and 8:30 PM, Saturday 12 October. $10 for one set; $15 for both
Markus Reuter, 8-string touch guitar.

Markus Reuter (b.1972 in Lippstadt, Germany) is a composer, record producer, performing musician, educator and psychologist whose career has received international recognition.

3 PM Sunday 13 October
Reinier van Houdt, Piano, visiting from The Netherlands

Two sets, with intermission.

THE WELL-EXTENDED PIANO

Luc Ferrari (F): 36 Enfilades (1985) for piano and magnetophone
Michael Pisaro (USA): Fields have Ears #1 (2008) for piano, fieldrecording, noise, sinetones.
Peter Adriaansz (NL): Waves (2007) for piano, sinetones & ebows
Alvin Curran (USA) : Endangered Species (1996) for piano solo

Reinier van Houdt will present the piano in its own expanding – often ephemeral universe.

In his program the piano is featured as the protagonist in a fragmentary collection of Journal-entries (Ferrari), as a solitary ear exploring tones within a rotating field (Pisaro), as an audioscanner highlighting the outlines of an evolving structure (Adriaansz), or finally as an endangered species, time and again surviving its own extinction (Curran) ”

7 PM Wednesday 16 October
ICE album release event: Xenakis chamber concertos on Mode Records

Live performances (all Xenakis):
Charisma (Joshua Rubin, clarinet, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello)
Dikhthas (Erik Carlson, violin, Jacob Greenberg, piano)
Paille in the Wind (Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello, Jacob Greenberg, piano)

2 PM Thursday 17 October Unofficial CMJ SHOWCASE
Less Magnetic
Anthony Coleman
Ben Holmes Quartet

2 PM Saturday 19 October Unofficial CMJ SHOWCASE
Jeremiah Cymerman
Subfloor
Kevin Hufnagel CD release
Cinema Cinema Matt Darriau

7 PM Saturday 19 October
Ty Citerman’s new quartet, Bop Kabbalah, features Adam D Gold (drums), Ben Holmes (trumpet), Ken Thomson (bass clarinet) and Citerman (guitars). The band prepares to head into the studio later this fall to record its debut release for Tzadik Records (due spring 2014). Citerman, Gold and Thomson have an instinctual musical rapport with each other through their longstanding work in the punk-jazz quartet Gutbucket. In Bop Kabbalah, Citerman’s compositions explore a different instrumentation and new sounds in modern Jewish music through the language of klezmer, niggunim, jazz, rock and 21st century concert music. The sound is lyrical and whimsical, ferocious and hypnotic. It’s not every concert that explores Spectrum’s past life as a synagogue a century ago (no joke), so come hear Bop Kabbalah turn some folks over in their graves.
Time: 7pm
Tix: $10

http://www.tyciterman.com/bop-kabbalah/

7 PM Sunday 20 October
Brooklyn New Music Collective concert

neoLIT ensemble
Hannah Min, Violin
Aminda Asher, Cello
Katya Mihailova, Piano

Program: Piano Trios 2.0
Avro Part Mozart Adagio
Jennifer Higdon Piano Trio
Lera Auerbach Piano Trio
Katya Mihailova Blurr
Dan Visconti Lonesome Roads
Mike Rose, Director.
https://www.facebook.com/brooklynnewmusic

7:30 PM Tuesday 22 October
Cornelius Dufallo and Patrick Derivaz: Album-Release Party

Cornelius Dufallo, Violin
Patrick Derivaz: Bass Violin

Former ETHEL violinist and composer Cornelius Dufallo joins forces with Bass player, composer, and producer Patrick Derivaz in a new ambient project. Dufallo describes the work as, “a meditative, quasi-hypnotic aesthetic in which variation is slow to a nearly imperceptible rate.”

7 PM Wednesday 23 October
Ambient-Chaos Evening, Curated by Pas Musique

1) Chris Cochrane and David First
http://www.davidfirst.com/
http://www.chriscochrane.net/

2) Thilo Schölpen
http://www.thiloschoelpen.de/

3) Insect Ark
http://www.danaschechter.com

4) Dane Patterson

7:30 PM Tuesday 29 October
Ensemble NI&CO (New Ideas Chamber Orchestra)

In 2006, Gediminas Gelgotas founded Ensemble NI&CO (The New Ideas Chamber Orchestra), which primarily performs his own compositions and represents his own artistic concept. NI&Co with Gelgotas as conductor has appeared in concert halls in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, London, Kiev, Hamburg and Duisburg. In 2009, NI&Co delivered an especially superb performance in Essen when Vilnius handed over the title of “Cultural Capital of Europe” to the Ruhr region (Germany). NI&Co presents contemporary art music with a theatrical awareness. Playing from memory, the performers integrate movement, speech and singing into their performances. Works NI&Co performs are predominantly composed by Gelgotas. However, Arvo Pärt, Terry Riley and others have found their way into their repertoire, forming organic programs with the Gelgotas works.

Chicago Scene: September 28 – October 12

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

September 28:

3:30PM at the Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E 58th St, 773.702.9514
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
James Falzone

4:30PM at the Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E 58th St, 773.702.9514
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
James Falzone

5:00PM at Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Douglas Ewart Trio

5:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Frank Rosaly’s Green and Gold
5:30PM at the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E 53rd

2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Caroline Davis Quartet

6:00PM at Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Douglas Ewart Trio

7:00PM at the International House, 1414 E 59th
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Jeff Parker Trio

9:30PM at the International House, 1414 E 59th
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Tomeka Reid Quartet

9:30PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ken Vandermark Ensemble : Music of the Midwest School

September 29:

1:00PM on the Jame W Wagner Stage, Midway Plaisance at Woodlawn Ave
2013 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Corey Wilkes Quintet

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Claire Chase

September 30:

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

October 2:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Xavier Breaker, Matt Ulery, Stuart Mindeman

October 3:

6:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25)
Ólafur Arnalds, Lisa Alma

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
James Falzone’s Early Music Quartet
Tom Musick

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25)
Ólafur Arnalds, Lisa Alma

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Helen Gillet Solo
Helen Gillet, Tim Daisy

October 5:

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

October 6:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
MAVerick Ensemble : James Baur, Elizabeth Brausa Brathwaite, Jennie Brown, Andrea R DiOrio, William Jason Raynovich, Mark Sudeith

October 7:

6:30PM at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd (Free)
Ernest Dawkins’ We Free Trio, with Justin Thomas, Jumaane Taylor

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

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275 (wheelchair-accessible)
Bill MacKay, LeRoy Bach, Michael Zerang

October 8:

10:00PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349 (wheelchair-accessible)
Mythic Birds : Keefe Jackson, Jeff Kimmel, Brian Labycz, Jason Stein

October 10:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Tim Daisy Solo
Mars Williams, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tim Daisy

October 12:

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Lampo Presents
Ben Vida

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
CPA Trio : Christopher Preissing, Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman, with special guest Jim Baker

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Steven Lugerner, Russ Johnson, Myra Melford, Matt Wilson

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/

Monsieur Délire Reviews

lonnie holley talking
lonnie holley talking (Photo credit: b.ug)

From Monsieur Délire:

the Legendary Pink Dots / Code Noir (Beta-lactam Ring)
Lonnie Holley / Keeping a Record of It (Dust to Digital)
the Remote Viewers / Crimeways (the Remote Viewers)
Fairfield Ski / Fairfield Ski (Guerssen)
Erika Dagnino Quartet / Signs (Slam Productions)
Forgotten Birds / Sahara (Karaoke Kalk)
Nicky Schrire / Space and Time: Songs for Voice and Piano (Ind.)
Kaama / Silence (Unit Records)

Zorn@60, Honoring John Zorn Reviewed

English: John Zorn Français : John Zorn

From NYTimes.com:

Last year the seasoned conductor Gerard Schwarz made news for assembling the All-Star Orchestra, an ad hoc team of players gathered from elite ensembles across the United States to tape an educational television series. On Wednesday night, a comparably starry aggregation gathered on the stage of the Miller Theater at Columbia University — and on a four-foot platform erected in front of the stage, too. Present were members from New York’s current wave of hyper-versatile, independent new-music groups: the International Contemporary and Talea ensembles; the JACK, FLUX, Mivos and Momenta string quartets; and more.