An Interview With Steve Reich, Who Rewrote Radiohead

Reich Sextet
Reich Sextet (Photo credit: Laertes)

From Gothamist:

The legendary composer Steve Reich has taken on Radiohead for his latest project, and this Saturday night it will have its NYC debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (though it previewed earlier this year at Guggenheim). The piece is called ‘Radio Rewrite’ and will be performed by the 20-member-band Alarm Will Sound. There are a few tickets left, and having seen the Guggenheim preview, we highly recommend you pick some up. Yesterday, Alex Tween (a musician in the band The Forms) spoke with Reich about the piece, about David Byrne‘s recent comments and criticisms of NYC, and just about everything else…

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Chicago Scene: November 16 – November 30

English: Mars Williams performing live at Doub...

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

November 16:

4:00PM at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S Michigan ($10 suggested donation)
AACM Now Generation featuring Ben LaMar, Jerome Croswell, Tomeka Reid, Fred Jackson Jr

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 21:

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Edward Wilkerson Jr, Jim Baker, Harrison Bankhead, Vincent Davis

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

November 25:

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)
Marquis Hill Quartet with Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Frank Rosaly

November 26:

10:00PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349 (wheelchair-accessible)
Loris : Tim Stine, Frank Rosaly, James Davis, Jeff Greene

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

English: Iva Bittová performing at Union Hall,...

From Monsieur Délire:

IVA BITTOVÁ, GYAN RILEY & EVAN ZIPORYN / Eviyan Live (Les Disques Victo)
MECHA FIXES CLOCK / Beau comme un aéroport (Tour de bras)
LABOULE / Refugio (Long Song Records)
LA THÉORIE DES CORDES / Singes électriques (Vocation)
KLAUS FILIP & DAFNE VICENTE-SANDOVAL / Remoto (Potlatch)
BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA & MICHAEL THIEKE / Already There (Flexion)
HÅKON STENE / Etude Begone Badum (Ahornfelder)
HÅKON STENE / Bone Alphabet (Ahornfelder)
RON MORELLI / Spit (Hospital Productions)

Mats Gustafsson, Now and Then

English: Mats Gustafsson, moers festival
English: Mats Gustafsson, moers festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Chicago Reader:

The Scandinavian trio the Thing opens its new album Boot! (The Thing)—the group’s first release on its own label—with a treatment of John Coltrane‘s spiritual, indelible “India” that seethes, stomps, and staggers, as if a Tyrannosaurus rex had decided to try its hand at jazz (you can check it out after the jump). It’s a sound Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and the Norwegian rhythm section of bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love have been developing and honing—although sometimes, at its most bludgeoning, it feels as if they’ve deliberately dulled its edge rather than sharpening it—for nearly 14 years, refining an almost telepathic interplay while stoking an uncontainable ferocity. When the group hooked up with singer Neneh Cherry a couple of years ago it made plenty of sense, because the Thing could hit as hard as just about any rock band, but now that the collaboration has ended, Boot! finds the trio serving up the most furious sounds of its career.