Perhaps Contraption in New York

From Perhaps Contraption:

Tuesday 15th October 10pm – a show at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Wednesday 16th October 6.30pm – parading in East Village
– and at 12.30am, Felicity Status joins Alev Lenz at Googie’s Lounge on Ludlow Street.

Thursday 17th October – we hope to drop in at Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More.

Friday 18th October – school appearances in the morning
– and in the evening, a big show at the Gowanus Ballroom.

Saturday 19th October – we parade and perform a live film score to Benh Zeitlin’s “Egg” at the New York Hall of Science.

Dither Extravaganza in New York

English: Nick Didkovsky playing at The Stone i...
English: Nick Didkovsky playing at The Stone in NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Dither:

The Dither Extravaganza! 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:00 pm – midnight
@ The Gowanus Loft: 61 9th St, Brooklyn, NY
F/G to Smith & 9th
$8 admission
Funded by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery!


Phantom Orchard: Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins
JACK Quartet
Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans
Dan Friel
Probosci: Gyan Riley & Timba Harris
Vomit Fist
Elliott Sharp’s Ile Tigre Lily performed by Sharp, Dither & friends

The electric guitar quartet Dither announces their fourth Dither Extravaganza! – a raucous annual festival of creative music and art, taking place this year at The Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn. The Extravaganza showcases a cross-section of New York’s diverse experimental music scene, including artists whose backgrounds span jazz, classical, metal, electronica and the avant garde. Past extravaganzas have been dubbed an “official concert on the edge” (The New Yorker) and ”The here and now of New York’s postclassical music scene.” (Time Out NY)

There will be 10 short sets throughout the evening, featuring Dither and an eclectic line-up of New York’s finest musicians: Phantom Orchard, a duo of reknowned improvisers Ikue Mori (electronics) and Zeena Parkins (harp); The illustrious JACK Quartet performing repertoire from their upcoming Danish tour; The powerhouse trio of Weasel Walter (drums) Mary Halvorson (guitar) and Peter Evans (trumpet); Bagpiper Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster performing his signature blend of Scottish Highlands music, Balinese gamelan and free jazz; Probosci, an acoustic duo of accomplished performer/composers Gyan Riley (guitar) and Timba Harris (violin); The homegrown electronica of Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor); The driving chaos of metal trio Vomit Fist (Nick Didkovsky, Leo “Lurkrot” Didkovsky, and Malcom Hoyt aka “Skrag the Skreecher”); Dither will perform throughout the night, including two sets of repertoire from their upcoming album. They will be joined by legendary guitarist Elliott Sharp and an entourage of friends for a rousing rendition of Sharp’s Ile Tigre Lily.

$8 earns you admission for the entire evening, with affordable drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Sets will begin at 7:00 and last until midnight. The Gowanus Loft is a beautiful new peformance space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, located just off the F/G at Smith & 9th.

Vijay Iyer on Tour

English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an i...
English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an intense and spirited set of music as part of the Albright-Knox’s Art of Jazz series 3/16/08. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Via Vijay Iyer:

Oct 17, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Sala Radio, Bucharest, Romania

Oct 18, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Conservatorio Guido Cantelli di Novara, Novara, Italy

Oct 19, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Jazz Club Il Torrione, Ferrara, Italy

Oct 20, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Bar Borsa, Vicenza, Italy

Oct 22, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Rome Auditorium. Roma, Italy

Oct 23, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Koncertna Dvorana Vatroslav Lisinski, Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Oct 24, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Handelsbeurs Gand, Ghent, Belgium

Oct 25, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Herdecke Konzerthaus, Herdecke, Germany

Oct 26, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Überjazz, Hamburg, Germany

Oct 27, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at Schinkelkirche Neuhardenberg, Brandenburg, Germany

Oct 28, 2013
Vijay Iyer at Dom Omladine Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade Jazz Festival

Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2013
Vijay Iyer Trio at The Jazz Standard, New York, NY

Nov 16, 2013
SFJAZZ Center Presented by SF Performances, San Francisco, CA

John Hollenbeck Interview

From All About Jazz:

John Hollenbeck‘s productivity would be astonishing in its own right, but the uniformly high quality of this high output places the drummer among the top tier of jazz (and not only jazz) musicians. Hollenbeck’s recordings, compositions and performances defy certain expectations. He can be as seriously intellectual as a stereotypically stuffy classical musician, but his music is interlaced with humor and fun. As befits a 21st century drummer, he is rhythmically complex but the music is underlain with a deep groove. He borrows ecumenically from a diversity of musical (including the rhythms of the spoken word) sources and manages to synthesize those varied resources into a coherent creative expression. Some critics have labeled Hollenbeck’s music “post-jazz”: vague but somehow accurate, given that what he does springs fundamentally from jazz, but gives a clear sense of having moved forward from jazz.


English: David Krakauer, Treibhaus Innsbruck, ...


October 12, 2013
Joe Fiedler’s Big Sackbut, Jazz Gallery
Joe Fiedler Luis Bonilla Marcus Rojas Ryan Keberle

October 10, 2013
In Order to Survive, The Stone
Cooper-Moore Hamid Drake Lewis Barnes Rob Brown Steve Swell William Parker

October 10, 2013
Raining on the Moon, The Stone
Eri Yamamoto Hamid Drake Leena Conquest Lewis Barnes Rob Brown William Parker

October 8, 2013
Mette Rasmussen & Chris Corsano, JACK
Chris Corsano Mette Rasmussen

October 8, 2013
Michael Foster Steve Swell Kid Millions, JACK
John ‘Kid Millions’ Colpitts Michael Foster Steve Swell

September 25, 2013
Krakauer Plays Zorn, The Stone
David Krakauer Jeremy ‘Keepalive’ Flower Jerome Harris Michael Sarin Sheryl Bailey

Musique Machine Reviews

The Incredible String Band
The Incredible String Band (Photo credit: svennevenn)

From Musique Machine:

Burial Ground – Dedicated To George A. Romero
Adrian Whittaker/Various – Be Glad: An Incredible String Band Compendium(book
David Michael – The Slaughterhouse
The Incredible String Band – Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending / Liquid Acroba
Welter In Thy Blood – Todestrieb
io – Flamenco Abstractio​ns
VagusNerve – Go Back to the Sirius
Alois Richter – Ondes Pures
Small Hours – Jerusalem
Mathieu Ruhlmann – This Star Teaches Bending
Lawrence English – For/Not For John Cage
Carpre Noctem – In Terra Profugus
Phelios – Gates of Atlantis
Various Artists – Zelphabet vol K