Chicago Scene: December 7 – 21

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

December 7:

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Lampo Presents
Steve Hauschildt

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO, with Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Anton Hatwich, Quin Kirchner
Keefe Jackson’s Likely So, with Jeff Kimmel, Jason Stein, Guillermo Gregorio, James Falzone, Dave Rempis, Mars Williams, Nick Mazzarella — Record release

December 8:

7:00PM at 32 Forty, 3240 S Morgan St ($12)
GunnelPumpers
SoSaLa
Doug Lofstrom and the New Quartet

8:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO, with Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Anton Hatwich, Quin Kirchner

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
dark rooms
Third Coast Percussion : Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore — music by Marcos Balter, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, Daniel Wohl, Julia Wolfe

December 9:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Paul Bedal, Charlie Kirchen, Tim Daisy
9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

December 11:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Jim Baker, Joshua Abrams, Tatsuya Nakatani

December 12:

9:00PM at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($12) (wheelchair-accessible)
Disappears
Lichens
Implodes

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Avreeayl Ra Group : Steve Berry, Ed Wilkerson, Julia Millier, Elbio Barilari, Alex Duval, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

December 13:

7:30PM at the Borg Ward, 823 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI ($7)
Tatsuya Nakatani, Hal Rammel

7:30PM at Transitions East, 2548 E 83rd, 773.221.7748
David Boykin Expanse with James Baker, Isaiah Spencer, Alex Wing
DJ Ayana Contreras
Girah Dahnee

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18)
Kranky 20th Anniversary
Grouper
Benoît Pioulard
Christopher Bissonnette
Justin Walter

December 14:

7:00PM-11:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound Trio with Charles Kirchen, Dan Pierson

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18)
Kranky 20th Anniversary
Tim Hecker
Pan American
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Ken Camden

December 16:

8:00PM at Martyrs’, 3855 N Lincoln, 773.404.9494 ($20-$15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mingus Awareness Project

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

December 17:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
The Immediate Sound Series presents Two Nights with the DKV Trio
Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark

December 18:

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($15)
The Immediate Sound Series presents Two Nights with the DKV Trio
Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark

December 19:

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($8)
Mixed Blessing, Indiana-ina spada a dus talioms
ensembleTZARA : Samuel Stoll, Moritz Müllenbach, Simone Keller, with guest artist Shanna Gutierrez — music by Robert Ashley, David Sontòn, Timothy McCormack, Mathias Steinauer

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Russ Johnson/Dave Rempis Group

December 21:

6:00AM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($22)
23rd Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

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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William Parker’s Abstract Grooves Collected In Box Set

William Parker (Charles Gayle Trio)

From Jazz24.

A new Parker box set deserves to be on a bunch of Christmas lists. Wood Flute Songs includes six concerts on eight CDs, recorded between 2006 and 2012. The first half is for the quartet alone. On the rest, that foursome plus guests make up units of five to 12 pieces, with mixed results. In a sextet, singer Leena Conquest and pianist Eri Yamamoto only intensify the groove, as in Parker’s war-victim’s protest song “Boom Boom Bang Bang.” A seven-piece edition includes Bobby Bradford on cornet, Billy Bang on violin (he’s sometimes a spiky presence in the rhythm section) and altoist James Spaulding, who played on dozens of vintage Blue Note dates without getting one of his own.

Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

ARTISTES VARIÉS-VARIOUS ARTISTS / The Post Romantic Empire Album (Our Sweetest Songs)
THE APOPHONICS / On Air (Weight of Wax)
BOUGE / Bouge (Vand’oeuvre)
SOIXANTE ÉTAGES / Lumpen Orchestra (Vand’oeuvre)
NEUSCHWANSTEIN / Alice in Wonderland (Musea)
FROZEN THOUGHTS / Calm Before the Storm (Glacial Movements )
BVDUB & LOSCIL / Erebus (Glacial Movements)
POSTMARKS / National Parks (Monotype)

Vision Collaboration Nights in NY Next Week

From Arts for Art, Inc.:

VISION COLLABORATION NIGHTS

Thursday December 12th, 2013

107 Suffolk St
New York, NY 10002
United States
7:30PM – 8:00PM – Thickets

Dance / Choreography – Rachel Bernsen
Cornet / Composition – Taylor Ho Bynum
Rachel Bernsen’s After The Meadow, Before The Forest and the duo Thickets, delves into the metaphorical resonances of returning to a more natural state and many stages of change along that path. It engages the generative tensions between unison and counterpoint, structure and improvisation, and interdependence and independence as they relate to sound and movement.

8:15PM – 8:45PM – Vision In Handcuffs
Choreography / Dance / Text / Installation – Patricia Nicholson
Composition / bass / doson ghoni / Text – William Parker
Nicholson & Parker’s Vision In Handcuffs utilizes words, (spoken or sung), movement and tonal structure, video and installations to paint pictures that are dreamlike and sometimes narrative about Vision as a character. Transformation in real-time and dream-time becomes a possibility through the magic of art as present.

9:00PM – 9:30PM – After Maracaibo in Venezuela
Score – Yoshiko Chuma
Music – Jason Kao Hwang
4 Dance Solos : Rebeca Medina / Miriam Paker / Tatyana Tenenbaum / Yoshiko Chuma
Yoshiko Chuma’s After Maracaibo in Venezuela – 4 solos is the latest iteration in the π=3.14 series. The work, also being prepared for the Festival Internacional de Danza de Maracaibo, Venezuela examines Ms Chuma’s experiences in strife torn regions to reveal a human reality through juxtaposing personalized elements through what she calls, “the Endless Peripheral Border”. Ms Chuma Score and Dancers Improvise.

Friday December 13th, 2013

107 Suffolk St
New York, NY 10002
United States

7:30PM – 8:00PM – After Maracaibo in Venezuela
Score – Yoshiko Chuma
Music – Jason Kao Hwang
4 Dance Solos : Rebeca Medina / Miriam Paker / Tatyana Tenenbaum / Yoshiko Chuma
Yoshiko Chuma’s After Maracaibo in Venezuela – 4 solos is the latest iteration in the π=3.14 series. The work, also being prepared for the Festival Internacional de Danza de Maracaibo, Venezuela examines Ms Chuma’s experiences in strife torn regions to reveal a human reality through juxtaposing personalized elements through what she calls, “the Endless Peripheral Border”. Ms Chuma Score and Dancers Improvise.

8:15PM – 8:45PM – After The Meadow, Before The Forest
Choreography – Rachel Bernsen in collaboration with Pamela Newell
Music – Taylor Ho Bynum, Anne Rhodes Carl Testa, Jean Carla Rodea
Dancers: Rachel Bernsen, Pamela Newell
Vocals: Anne Rhodes, Jean Carla Rodea
Electronics: Carl Testa
Rachel Bernsen’s After The Meadow, Before The Forest and the duo Thickets, delves into the metaphorical resonances of returning to a more natural state and many stages of change along that path. It engages the generative tensions between unison and counterpoint, structure and improvisation, and interdependence and independence as they relate to sound and movement.

9:00PM – 9:30PM – Vision In Handcuffs
Choreography / Dance / Text / Installation – Patricia Nicholson
Composition / bass / doson ghoni / Text – William Parker
Nicholson & Parker’s Vision In Handcuffs utilizes words, (spoken or sung), movement and tonal structure, video and installations to paint pictures that are dreamlike and sometimes narrative about Vision as a character. Transformation in real-time and dream-time becomes a possibility through the magic of art as present.

David Dominique Debuts Avant-Garde Jazz Album

Coming off our recent interview, David Dominique gets more coverage from The Brandeis Hoot:

Almost four years since he first came to Brandeis as a Ph.D. candidate student in Music Theory and Composition, David Dominique has written an impressive body of music, including works for our own Lydian String Quartet as well as a critically acclaimed experimental opera “Tongues Bloody Tongues.” His latest work, “Ritual,” is a debut album offering a powerhouse collection of innovative jazz.