Upcoming Wordless Music Shows

Stars of the Lid @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Stars of the Lid @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From New York’s Wordless Music:


Stars of the Lid
Justin Walter
Wordless Music Orchestra
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brooklyn)
December 17, 2013

Neutral Milk Hotel
Elf Power
BAM Opera House
Jan. 23-24-25, 2014
**sold out**

Tomorrow night, Wordless Music presents the first (and possibly last) NYC appearance in five years by Stars of the Lid, who will perform live alongside the strings of the Wordless Music Orchestra. Opening the show will be Brooklyn composer and Kranky labelmate Justin Walter. All-ages tickets are available here. This concert will be professionally recorded and archived online after the show, courtesy of our friends at Q2 Music.


Sound American’s Deep Listening Issue

Photo of Pauline at a dinner/concert in Oakland


The latest issue of Sound American is out, focusing on Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening projects.


the Deep Listening Issue
Deep Listening: Attempting the Basics
Pauline Oliveros on Deep Listening
Ghost Ensemble Talks About Performing Pauline Oliveros
Essays on Deep Listeningexploring Deep Listening Pieces
Five Questions (and More) with AL Margolis and Pogus Productions


Newsbits: New Paul Lansky Release / Chris Wild Chicago Performance and Release / Nashville Circuit Bender’s Ball

From Bridge Records, a new Paul Lansky release, Notes to Self, is now out.

Chris Wild, cellist of Chicago’s renowned Ensemble Dal Niente, will perform a concert on January 5, 2014 as a part of Constellation’s Frequency Series to celebrate the release of his debut solo album Abhanden. The music on the concert has been assembled to illustrate the high level of art and collaboration that arises from longstanding relationships between composers and performers. The album is due to be officially released on January 28.

The Nashville Circuit Bender’s Ball will take place April 12.

All About Jazz Reviews

Paul Dunmall
Paul Dunmall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From All About Jazz:


Kris Davis
Massive Threads (Thirsty Ear Recordings)

Zlatko Kaucic Trio
December Soul (NotTwo Records)

Théo Ceccaldi Trio + 1
Can You Smile? (Ayler Records)

Carolin Widmann
Morton Feldman: Violin and Orchestra (ECM Records)

Nerve 4tet
Even Worms Have Nerves (Not Two Records)

Peter Kerlin Octet
Salamander (Innova Recordings)

Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias
No Difference (Songlines Recordings)

New Atlantis Octet
Unto The Sun (Not Two Records)

Nate Wooley, Seymour Wright
About Trumpet and Saxophone (Fataka)

Noah Rosen / Alan Siva
O.I.L. (Orchestrated Improvised Lives) (Improvised Beings)

John Hébert
Floodgates (Clean Feed Records)

Dewa Budjana
Joged Kahyangan (Moonjune Records)

Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall track review
Chamaeleon (New Atlantis Records)

Taylor Ho Bynum
Navigation (Possible Abstracts XII & XIII) (Firehouse 12 Records)

Harrison Bankhead Quartet
Velvet Blue (Engine Studios)

Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey/Gerald Cleaver
Enigma (Leo Records)

Michael Vlatkovich Quartet
You’re Too Dimensional (pfMentum)