Chicago Scene: November 3 – November 16

Mwata Bowden
Mwata Bowden (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.

November 3:

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Reed Quartet : Ken Vandermark, Dave Rempis, Nick Mazzarella, Mars Williams

November 4:

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

November 5:

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Aymeric Avice, Benjamin Sanz, Mwata Bowden, Harrison Bankhead, Jason Roebke

November 6:

6:30PM at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Umbrella Music Festival 2013 : European Jazz Meets Chicago, Night One
6:30PM Axel Dörner, Fred Lonberg-holm, Michael Zerang
7:30PM Dovydas Stalmokas, Josh Berman, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy
8:30PM Shofar : Mikolaj Trzaska, Rafael Roginski, Macio Moretti
9:30PM Eric Boeren Quartet, with Michael Moore, Wilbert de Joode, Han Bennink

November 7:

6:30PM at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Umbrella Music Festival 2013 : European Jazz Meets Chicago, Night Two
6:30PM Seval : Sofia Jernberg, Emil Strandberg, David Stackenäs, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Patric Thorman
7:30PM Wolfgang Reisinger Quartet, with Jaimie Branch, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Roebke
8:30PM Christophe Erb, Jim Baker, Frank Rosaly
9:30PM The Bridge #1 : Aymeric Avice, Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra, Benjamin Sanz

November 8:

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Umbrella Music Festival 2013
Frank Rosaly’s Cicada Music : James Falzone, Jason Stein, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Frank Rosaly
Dave Rempis, David Stackenäs, Brian Labycz
Tar Baby : Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits

November 9:

8:00PM at the Floating World Gallery, 1925 N Halsted (Free, reservations required)
The Enchanted Piano
Eliza Garth performs works of George Crumb, Nomi Epstein, Judah Adashi, Mario Davidovsky, Henry Cowell, Mei-Fang Lin

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Umbrella Music Festival 2013
Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser
Russ Johnson Quartet, with Jason Stein, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy
Amina Claudine Myers Solo

November 10:

2:00PM at Bond Chapel, 1050 E 59th, 773.702.8670 (Free)
Lisa Goethe-McGinn — selections from Salvatore Sciarrino’s L’Opera per flauto I & II

3:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
OpenICE : Hushed Tones
ICE featuring Erik Carlson, Kyle Armbrust, Kivie Cahn-Lipman

7:00PM at Academy of Music and Movement, 605 Lake St, Oak Park IL, 708.848.2329
Butterfly or Falling Leaf
James Falzone, Ellen McSweeney, Liz Weamer, Tom Holmes, in collaboration with MOMENTA Dance Company

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Umbrella Music Festival 2013
Joe McPhee, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Eric Boeren’s All Ellington : Eric Boeren, Josh Berman, James Falzone, Greg Ward, Cameron Pfiffner, Ken Vandermark, Wilbert de Joode, Mike Reed

November 11:

3:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
OpenICE #2: Hushed Tones
Erik Carlson, Kyle Armbrust, Kivie Cahn-Lipman

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

November 12:

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Aymeric Avice, Benjamin Sanz, Dave Rempis, Jason Stein, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Harrison Bankhead, Michael Zerang

10:00PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349 (wheelchair-accessible)
Nick Mazzarella, Jeff Swanson, Tomeka Reid, Charles Rumback

November 14:

7:00PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Body Love : Kathleen Baird, Michael Zerang
David Boykin, Keefe Jackson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Matt Lux, Katherine Young

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Olie Brice Solo
Ken Vandermark, Olie Brice, Tim Daisy

November 15:

7:00PM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Archiving the Moment : Improvisation and the Malachi Ritscher Collection
Panel discussion with Will Faber, Bruce Ellis Benson, Kimberly Seibel, others TBA
Performance by James Baker, Katherine Young, others TBA

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Oneohtrix Point Never

November 16:

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($8)
Matt Ulery’s Loom

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/

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New Mikroton Recordings Releases

John Butcher
John Butcher (Photo credit: Non Event)

From Mikroton Recordings:

Ilia Belorukov / Kurt Liedwart — Vtoroi
Margareth Kammerer — Why Is The Sea So Blue
Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson — Live in Morden Tower
Michael Thieke Unununium — Nachtlieder

Upcoming Robert Rich Releases

Robert Rich at Rauch Planetarium 23May2010-2

From Robert Rich:

Coming soon, you can look forward to a live limited edition CD “Morphology” from Darren Bergstein’s 1000 Pulses concert series; and next year, a 4-LP set from Germany of my very early recordings, from 1980-1983, mostly unreleased until now. Also, I have decided to release my first non-solo album on my Soundscape label. Expect an intense sonic surprise with Meridiem “The Scattering Time” early next year.

Vijay Iyer to Record Multiple Releases on ECM Records

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)

From ECM Records:

Mutations For String Quartet and Piano/Electronics To Be Released March 4, 2014 in U.S.

Pianist, composer, writer and producer Vijay Iyer recently recorded his first album for ECM at New York’s Avatar Studios, with Manfred Eicher producing. While Iyer has been recognized predominantly for his fresh approaches to jazz, ECM now proposes to document a broader scope of his work, which will highlight his compositions and multi-media pieces, as well as improvisation.

The first collaboration, Mutations is scheduled for release March 4, 2014. The recording features solo piano pieces and “Mutations I-X”, a suite in ten movements for string quartet, piano and laptop, with Miranda Cuckson and Michi Wiancko, violins, Kyle Armbrust, viola, and Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello and with composer Iyer playing the piano and contributing electronics and sound-processing.

Iyer previously appeared on ECM with Roscoe Mitchell’s Note Factory on Far Side, recorded in 2007, on which he plays alongside fellow pianist Craig Taborn. An Iyer/Taborn duo project is amongst future plans, and ECM will also record the Vijay Iyer Trio, as well as Iyer’s compositions for large and small instrumental forces.