Newsbits: Experimental Music and Dance in DC / Gold Sparkle Band in Chattanooga / Rowe, Patterson and Farmer in Bristol / Experimental Shows in Nashville / Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in Pittsburgh

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group and The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra will premiere (the) nature (of things) likes to hide, a new work based on a score by Music Director/double bassist Daniel Barbiero on February 1, 2014 at 8pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (south of Columbia Heights Metro, across from Meridian Hill-Malcolm X Park). Read more about it here.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present the Gold Sparkle Band, Friday, February 14, 2014, at the Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Keith Rowe, Lee Patterson, and Patrick Farmer will appear Wednesday 12 February 2014, in Bristol UK.

Speaking of Tennessee, an experimental music show be take place in Nashville at the East Room on Friday, January 31st. It features Age, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Subtext, and two Chattanooga artists: Secret Guilt and Segamented Worms (sic).

Also in Nashville, Metro Parks’ Free Form Friday series returns to Centennial Park on Friday, February 7th with three experimental projects on the rise. At 8 p.m. is Age, the infinite-sample-loop of Josh Gumiela and Luke Rainey. At 9 p.m. is the improvisational duo Regi Wooten and Robert Bond.

Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble will perform on February 13 at the Thunderbird Cafe (6 pm early show). The show will feature Kahil El-Zabar – percussion & vocals, Ernest Dawkins – saxophones, and Corey Wilkes – trumpet (from Art Ensemble of Chicago).