Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre was one of the early members of AACM and played with Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors, Roscoe Mitchell and many others. He Recorded eleven albums as leader. He passed away on November 9th, but there has been little coverage, which is a shame.
Pimmon (Laptop), Peter Blamey (Open Electronics), and Oceans (Noise) will play at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick, Melbourne Australiam on Wednesday November 27.
Composer and Blair School of Music professor Stan Link returns to Nashville’s Zeitgeist Gallery‘s Indeterminacies program on Thursday, November 14th. He’s joined by moderator Mark Volker and pianist Rodger Coleman, both Indeterminacies alumns. Indeterminacies is a series of performances at Zeitgeist Gallery organized by Lesley Beeman and Lain York. It’s based on John Cage’s idea about creating processes with no predetermined outcome, welcoming the unexpected and learning from the accidental.
At Arnolfini, Bristol, Friday 15 November, from 19:30 to 22:30 Phill Niblock performs and projects films, along with Thomas Ankersmit.
From Touching Extremes:
THE SEALED KNOT – Live At Cafe Oto
ROBERT WYATT – ’68
From Free Jazz:
Kirk Knuffke and Ted Brown – Pound Cake (Steeplechase, 2012) ***½
John Zorn/Thurston Moore – @ (Tzadik, 2013) ****½
Angles 9 – In Our Midst (Clean Feed, 2013) ****
Tanja Feichtmair, Uli Winter & Fredi Pröll – Trio Now! (Leo, 2013) ***½
Marc Hannaford, Scott Tinkler & Simon Barker – Faceless Dullard (Marchon, 2013) ****½
Tomasz Dabrowski & Tyshawn Sorey – Steps (ForTune, 2013) ****
Skúli Sverrisson/Óskar Guðjónsson – The Box Tree (Mengi, 2013) ***
From the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival:
The New York and Chicago-based International Contemporary Ensemble, or ICE, make their Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival debut this year with two concerts – one, on Thursday 21 November as part of hcmf// 2013’s John Zorn day; the second, on Friday 22 November, featuring works by Dai Fujikura, Felipe Lara, George Lewis and Phyllis Chen.
ICE founder, artistic director and flautist Claire Chase tells us why constant change is at the heart of the ensemble’s success and why she can’t imagine musical life without John Zorn.