Chicago Scene: November 9 – November 23

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

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 13:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Variable Variations
Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra

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

November 17:

3:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Allos Musica Ensemble : James Falzone, Ronnie Malley, Jeremiah McLane, Tim Mulvenna

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Fifth House Ensemble

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Adasiewicz, Keefe Jackson
Nick Mazzarella, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Avreeayl Ra

November 18:

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)
Rich Corpolongo Trio with Dan Shapera, Rusty Jones

November 19:

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

10:00PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349 (wheelchair-accessible)
Hearts and Minds : Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Stein, Frank Rosaly

November 22:

11:00AM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Anton Hatwich, Kate Joyce — multimedia performance

9:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Yakuza
Scientist
Liquormortis

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
El Is a Sound of Joy
The Humminbird

November 23:

11:00AM at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Pk (Free)
Anton Hatwich, Kate Joyce — multimedia performance

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
redrawblak : Brad Walker with Chicago guests
Steve Marquette Quintet with Jeff Albert, Brad Walker, Jesse Morrow, Marcello Benetti — Record release

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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Carl Testa Shows in Philly, New York, and New Haven

From Carl Testa:

Saturday 16 November 2013
Performance of IRIS
Archer Spade Performance Series
Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Ave
West Philadelphia, PA
8pm

Monday 18 November 2013
Performance with Anne Rhodes, Bill Solomon, Kelli Kathman
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St
New York, NY
9pm

Sunday 8 December 2013
Performance with Phillip Greenlief and Taylor Ho Bynum
Lipgloss Crisis
756 Chapel St
New Haven, CT
8pm

Monsieur Délire Reviews

Rhys Chatham
Rhys Chatham (Photo credit: forklift)

From Monsieur Délire:

PHILL NIBLOCK / Touch Five (Touch)
KHASHO’GI / Ay° (Veto Records)
MOUNTAIN BLACK / Closing In (Moozak)
AB BAARS, MEINRAD KNEER & BILL ELGART / Give No Quartet (Evil Rabbit)
KELLER’S 10 / Two (Unit Records)
VATICAN SHADOW / Remember Your Black Day (Hospital Productions)
COLIN WEBSTER & MARK HOLUB / The Claw (Raw Tonk Records)
DEAD NEANDERTHALS / And It Ended Badly (Gaffer Records / Raw Tonk Records)
RHYS CHATHAM / Harmonie du soir (Northern Spy)
MONA LISA / Grimaces (Musea)
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS / Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing (New World Records)