Newsbits: Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin Chapter Two / Claire Chase in Philadelphia / Kneebody Release Reviewed

English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010
English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The LA Times reviews Matana Roberts‘ latest release in her Coin Coin cycle. The Chicago Reader reviews it as well.

Claire Chase will perform works for flute and electronics by Reich, Lucier, Varese, and more @ The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, on October 9, at 8pm.

The latest release from Kneebody is reviewed.

Chicago Scene: October 5 – October 19

Tim Berne
Tim Berne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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

October 13:

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (wheelchair-accessible)
Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen

October 14:

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 15:

7:30PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Dal Niente — music of Johannes Kreidler

October 16:

9:00PM at the Bedford, 1612 W Division, 773.235.8800
Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Joshua Abrams

October 17:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Gordon Grdina Trio, with Tommy Babin, Kenton Loewen

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18-$10)
Clark Sommers Ba(SH) with Geof Bradfield, Dana Hall — CD release

October 18:

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
Mark Hosler
Thomas Dimuzio
M C Schmidt, Wobbly

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($9)
Health&Beauty : Brian Sulpizio, Ben Boye, Frank Rosaly
Chuck Johnson
Spires That In the Sunset Rise : Kathleen Baird, Georgia Vallas, Taralie Peterson, Tracy Peterson

October 19:

9:00PM at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
CPA : Christopher Preissing, Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman
Toby Summerfield, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy, Frank Rosaly

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Tim Berne‘s Snake Oil, with Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell, Ches Smith

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

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.
American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp & Mat Maneri / a Violent Dose of Anything (Leo Records)
Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, Whit Dickey & Gerald Cleaver / Enigma (Leo Records)
Nicolas Bernier / Frequencies (Synthetic Variations) (Entr’acte)
Seth Smith / Lowlife (Fun Dog)
Malayeen / Malayeen (Annihaya)
Rabih Beaini / Albidaya (Annihaya)
the Stranger / Watching Dead Empires in Decay (Modern Love)
Tara King Th / Uncolored Past / Uncolored Past, PT. 2 (Petrol Chips)

Dada sound poet Jaap Blonk and free-jazz trombonist Jeb Bishop in Orlando, Previewed

Jaap Blonk, Sound Poet
Jaap Blonk, Sound Poet (Photo credit: massdistraction)

From Orlando Weekly a preview of their upcoming show.

Sound poetry – sounds preposterous, right? Surely it’s some micro-niche full of self-important avant-gardists braying on about the experimental intersections of language, music and theater? If you like your entertainment neatly packaged and numbingly predictable, you might be of this mindset. But if you’re drawn to art that challenges traditional boundaries between audience and performer, dissonance and revelation, you won’t want to miss renowned Dutch composer, artist and poet Jaap Blonk, who visits Timucua White House Sunday.

Coming to the Orion Performance Showcase Studio in Baltimore

From Performance Showcase Studio:

Saturday, October 12
Orion Studios
2903 Whittington Ave, #C
Baltimore, MD, 21230
8:00

Orion Live Music Showcases presents:
ZEVIOUS
SONAR
EXPANDING MAN

ZEVIOUS
Zevious are a trio—guitarist Mike Eber, drummer Jeff Eber (cousins, not brothers), and bassist Johnny DeBlase. They started out as jazzbos in 2006, but they got over it; they “went electric,” as the old folks say, with DeBlase putting down his upright bass and Mike Eber picking up the Telecaster that gives his tightly knotted lines their sting. The music they wrote shifted from jazz chords and head-nodding swing to tumbling, noisy rock that recalls instrumental-skronk powerhouses like Don Caballero, the Nels Cline Singers, early John McLaughlin, electric Miles Davis, Tony Williams Lifetime, Dysrhythmia (for whom Jeff also plays), Behold The Arctopus, Hyrrokkin, King Crimson (circa 1974-75), James “Blood” Ulmer/Music Revelation Ensemble, and more.

SONAR
Sonar – an instrumental dual guitar, bass & drums quartet from Switzerland will be releasing their second album (their first Cuneiform release) in January, 2014. Loosely aligned with the trance/hypnotic scene in Switzerland, best exemplified by Nik Bärtsch’s ensemble, Sonar work in a somewhat similar terrain, but they are all-rock!

EXPANDING MAN
Carlos Guillen’s project THE EXPANDING MAN is instrumental soundtrack music which combines free improvisation with composed material.