A Life in Music: Earle Brown’s Contemporary Sound Series

From Wergo:

The extraordinary world of contemporary and avant-garde music that Earle Brown published on 18 LPs in the 1960s and 1970s – carefully digitized by the Earle Brown Music Foundation and reissued by WERGO.

VOL. 1
CD 1 Concert Percussion for Orchestra
CD 2 Stockhausen – Kagel
CD 3 Live Electronic Music Improvised

VOL. 2
CD 1 Works for Chamber Orchestra
CD 2 New Music from London
CD 3 Feldman – Brown

VOL. 3
CD 1 The Voice of Cathy Berberian
CD 2 Toshiro Mayuzumi
CD 3 New Music for Piano(s)

VOL. 4
CD 1 New Music for String Quartet
CD 2 New Music for Chamber Orchestra
CD 3 The Hamburger Kammersolisten

VOL. 5
CD 1 Sonic Arts Union: Electric Sound
CD 2 “Concord” Sonata
CD 3 Music for Flute and Piano

VOL. 6
CD 1 Cage – Wolff
CD 2 New Music for Violin and Piano
CD 3 New Music from South America for Chamber Orchestra

Nuit d’Hiver Festival in France

Tony Buck
Tony Buck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nuit d’Hiver is a Winter Solstice festival in France (I think in Marseille) celebrating improvised music. It starts next week.

Thursday, December 12
Montevideo 7:30 p.m.
Return of improvisation workshop led by
Eddie Prevost (AMM) on 10 and 11 December

8:30 p.m.
CONCERTS. € 9/7

•OKKYUNG LEE (cello / South Korea)

•ERIK Minkkinen (guitar / France)

• TROPHIES
Alessandro Bosetti (Italy), voice, electronics
Kenta Nagai (Japan), fretless guitar
Tony Buck (Australia), battery

Friday, December 13
Montevideo. 8:30 p.m.

• MIA Zabelka & AUDREY LAURO
Mia Zabelka (Austria), electric violin
Audrey Lauro (France), saxophone

• JENNIFER ALLUM & EDDIE PREVOST
Jennifer Allum (England), violin
Eddie Prevost (England), drums, percussion

Saturday, December 14
Montevideo 7:30 p.m.
MEETING. Free admission

Meet the artists Antonin Appaix
GUILLAUME and BOUTROLLE,
around their videos, broadcast montévidéo
from 12 to 20 December

8:30 p.m.• TRIO ELISABETH HARNIK,

ISABELLE DUTHOIT, EMMANUEL Cremer
Elisabeth Harnik (Austria), piano
Isabelle Duthoit (France), clarinet, voice
Emmanuel Cremer (France), cello

• AUDREY CHEN & PHILIPPE PETIT
Audrey Chen (USA / China), cello, voice
Philippe Petit (France), turntables, electronic

Sunday, December 15
TEMPLE STREET Grignan. 5:00 p.m.
CONCERTS. € 9/7

• ISABELLE DUTHOIT & FRANZ Hautzinger
Isabelle Duthoit (France), clarinet, voice
Hautzinger Franz (Austria), trumpet

• FRANK & MARIA HUSMANN-IMMO ZICHNER
Maria Husmann (Germany), soprano
Frank-Immo Zichner (Germany), piano

Monday December 16
Antonin Appaix (France)
GUILLAUME & BOUTROLLE (France)

Thursday, December 19
Montevideo. 8:30 p.m.

SMALL DIDIER & PABLO CUECO
Didier Petit (France), cello
Pablo Cueco (France) zarb

E-SAXBOW
Francis Wong (France), saxophone electrified
Colautti Florent (France) E-string

Friday, December 20
MANIFESTEN . 7:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE / Free entry
• PAUL HEGARTY (Ireland): DAM AGAINST:
NEW MUSIC AS A PREVENTIVE,
HARSH NOISE WALL AS HEALING VIRAL

The Embobineuse. 8:30 p.m.

• VOMITING
Romain Perrot (France), harsh noise wall

• MAGINOT
Romain Perrot (France), harsh noise wall
Paul Hegarty (Ireland), cassettes

• ALUK Todolo
Matthew Canaguier (France), low
Shantidas Riedacker (France), guitar
Hadjioannou Antoine (France), battery

•STEPHEN O ‘MALLEY (guitar, USA)

Saturday, December 21
in co-production with the gmem-CNCM-marseille
LIBRARY ALCAZAR. 5:00 p.m.
CONFERENCE / Free entry

•MICHEL Gaechter (France):
SCHOENBERG,
REVOLUTIONARY OR CONSERVATIVE?

WASTELAND LA BELLE DE MAI /
GRAND PLATEAU. 8:30 p.m.
CONCERTS. € 9/7

• CHRISTIAN SEBILLE & JEAN-MARC MONTERA
Christian Sébille (France), electroacoustic treatment
live electronics
Jean-Marc Montera (France), guitars

• SCHOOL OF VIENNA AROUND 1910
Dominique Visse (France), tenor voice against
Amelie Michel (France), flute, piccolo
Steffanus Mathieu (France), clarinets
Fanny Paccoud (France), violin, viola
Séverine Ballon (France), cello
Gaechter Michel (France), piano

Extended Techniques NYC Calendar for December

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010
English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Extended Techniques:

THURSDAY, December 5
8:00 PM Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Composer Portrait
VENUE: Miller Theatre
DETAILS: Anna Thorvaldsdottir (b. 1977), composer, Richard Carrick, conductor, Zeena Parkins, harp, David Shively, percussion Program:
into – second self (2013) U.S. premiere
Ró/Serenity (2013) U.S. premiere
[one] (2008) U.S. premiere
Tactility (2012) New York premiere
Hrím (2009/2010)
Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has burst onto the scene in recent years. Her “shimmering, harmonically ambiguous” music is oft described in cinematic terms, evoking an expansive, wintry landscape with “the impression of a distant, howling wind” (The New York Times). http://www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1597
ADMISSION: $20-$30

WEDNESDAY, December 11
8 PM Keith Jarrett Trio
VENUE: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage Carnegie Hall
DETAILS: Keith Jarrett, Piano, Gary Peacock, Bass, Jack DeJohnette, Drums http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/12/11/0800/PM/Keith-Jarrett-Piano-Gary-Peacock-Bass-Jack-DeJohnette-Drums/
ADMISSION: $45 – $100

WEDNESDAY, December 11 – SATURDAY, December 14
7:30 PM Sisters Mine and Celia
VENUE: Jack
DETAILS: Target Margin Theater culminates their journey into the exploration of Yiddish theater with a season of extraordinary literature from the West’s great unknown culture. The themed two-year series, Beyond the Pale, includes staged productions, one-time events, concerts, installations, panel discussions, and a reading series of new translations.. http://www.jackny.org/target-margin-lab.html
ADMISSION: from $12

SATURDAY, December 14
7:30 PM Ensemble ACJW
VENUE: Carnegie Hall
DETAILS:
Ensemble ACJW: David Robertson, Conductor, Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
Program: Berio, Folk Songs, Steve Reich, City Life, Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/12/14/0730/PM/Ensemble-ACJW/
ADMISSION: $43 – $50

SATURDAY, December 14
8:00 PM and 9:30 PM Lytle/Didkovsky/Drury/Parkins/Swell/Walter
VENUE: The Firehouse Space
DETAILS: Michael Lytle (Bass Clarinet), Nick Didkovsky (Guitar), Andrew Drury (Drums and Percussion), Andrea Parkins (Objects & Electronics), Steve Swell (Trombone) and Weasel Walter (Drums and Bass).
http://thefirehousespace.org/event/mike-lytle/#more-1652
ADMISSION: $10

TUESDAY, December 17
10 PM Phantom Orchard Quintet
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Koichi Makigami (vocal) Zeena Parkins (harp) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Erik Friedlander (cello)
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, December 17
7:30 PM Disastro Totale
VENUE: Barbes
DETAILS: Matt Darriau (reeds), Yuri Lemeshev (accordion). The classic downtown duo of doom is back, but feeling a little more Brooklyn. These two polyglots are reuniting and will be premiering some new arrangements by the great Russian composer Alfred Schnittke – mostly from his dynamic film music. Come check the Disastro after a multi year sabbatical, while Yuri was traveling the planet with Gogol Bordello and Matt busy with the Klezmatics and Paradox Trio.
ADMUSSION: $10

TUESDAY, December 17
9 PM Darius Jones Quartet
VENUE: Korzo
DETAILS: Darius Jones, saxophone + compositions; Matt Mitchell, piano; Trevor Dunn, bass; Ches Smith, drums
http://konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com/2013-schedule/
ADMISSION: TBA

Wednesday, December 18 – Saturday, December 21
7:30 PM DAY?NIght?fuck… and Outside/In
VENUE: Jack
DETAILS: Target Margin Theater culminates their journey into the exploration of Yiddish theater with a season of extraordinary literature from the West’s great unknown culture. The themed two-year series, Beyond the Pale, includes staged productions, one-time events, concerts, installations, panel discussions, and a reading series of new translations.
http://www.jackny.org/target-margin-lab.html
ADMISSION: from $12

THURSDAY, December 19
10 PM Mephista with Lotte Anker
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Susie Ibarra (drums) Lotte Anker (sax)
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, December 19
8:30 PM Lossing/Berne Duo
VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn
DETAILS: Russ Lossing, piano, compositions, Tim Berne, alto saxophone
An evening of duo explorations and improvisations by two of New York’s most imaginative and explosive improvisers. Expect the unexpected when Lossing goes head to head with Berne in this rare performance where there is no place to hide.
ADMISSION: $10 suggested

FRIDAY, December 20
10 PM Kim Gordon, Bill Nace, Okkyung Lee, Tim Barns, Ikue Mori
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Kim Gordon, Bill Nace (guitars) Okkyung Lee (cello) Tim Barns (drums) Ikue Mori (electronics)
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, December 21
8 PM Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Fred Frith (guitar) Lotte Anker (sax)
ADMISSION: $15
10 PM Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker, JIm Black
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Fred Frith (guitar) Lotte Anker (sax) Jim Black (drums)
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, December 22
8 PM Ikue Mori and John Zorn Duo
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20
10 PM Ikue Mori and Fred Frith Duo
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Fred Frith (guitar)
ADMISSION: $20

AMN Reviews: Szilard Mezei – 49 glances toward field

Szilard Mezei: 49 glances toward field [echo]

This release from Szilard Mezei, a Serbian composer and instrumentalist of Hungarian background, contains 49 succinct pieces for string trio and vibraphone, ten of which also include vocals. The trio is made up of the composer on viola, Ervin Malina on double bass and Albert Markos on cello; Lazar Colovic joins them on vibraphone, while Hajnalka Tarapcsik and Andrea Kalmar provide the vocals.

The pieces, which range in length from six seconds to over seven minutes, mix compositions by Mezei with improvisations by all four musicians. The opening track introduces a melancholic, modal theme—here set out by strings and vocals—that returns with variation throughout the recording, lending the work a strong sense of cohesion. The overall atmosphere is one of brooding, even when the heavier modal melodies are broken up by sharp, free improvisations drawing generously on extended techniques and the phrasing vocabulary of the postwar art music avant garde.

http://echomusicrecordings.bandcamp.com/

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Rez Abbasi Quartet (Saturday) Born in Pakistan but raised in California, and a New Yorker since the early 1990s, Mr. Abbasi has fashioned a career out of contemporary fusions, with keen insight and fleet technique. This band puts him in fine company, alongside the saxophonist Mark Shim, the bassist Stephan Crump and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Nate Chinen)

Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet (Saturday) “Big Sur,” the winningly melodic recent album by the guitarist Bill Frisell, is about the rugged sweep of California coast that runs south of the Monterey Peninsula, with a sound that often courts the majestic. Like the album, this concert will feature the violist Eyvind Kang, the violinist Jenny Scheinman, the cellist Hank Roberts and the drummer Rudy Royston — musicians with a strong feeling for Mr. Frisell’s language. At 6:30 and 9 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $35 in advance, $40 day of show. (Chinen)

Joe Lovano at the Stone (through Sunday) The saxophonist Joe Lovano has been in residence this week at the Stone, a more spartan space than usual, and has made himself at home there. On Friday he’ll perform improvised duets with the ingenious avant-garde drummer Milford Graves; on Saturday he’ll convene something he calls the Village Rhythm Band, with Liberty Ellman on guitar, Matthew Garrison on bass, Abdou Mboup on percussion and Otis Brown III on drums. The finale, on Sunday, will be an iteration of his Saxophone Explosion band, with surprise guest saxophonists (perhaps including John Zorn, the Stone’s proprietor and resident spirit). At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $25 on Friday, $20 on Saturday and Sunday. (Chinen)

Sara Serpa (Friday) Ms. Serpa, an astute and nimble young jazz vocalist from Portugal, has rarely been caught recently without a concept in play. Here she presents “Breathing Suite,” inspired by the feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, with vital help from the guitarist André Matos, the pianist Kris Davis, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. (A following set, at 10:30 p.m., will feature Mr. Matos with his quartet.) At 9 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

David Virelles and Continuum (Friday and Saturday) A freethinking young Cuban pianist, Mr. Virelles released one of last year’s best and most intriguing albums: “Continuum,” an ever-shifting amalgam of ancient folklore and avant-garde protocol. Here he presents a new Jazz Gallery commission, “Threefold,” with the bassist Ben Street, the percussionist-poet Román Díaz and the drummer Eric McPherson. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)