The End of Destination Out

Sad news, as the awesome site destination: OUT is slowly ramping down after eight years.

In the coming months, we’re going to be pulling the plug on Destination: Out. It’s been a great run – almost eight years! We’re extremely proud of the site and thankful for the many musicians, critics, and fans who’ve generously contributed guest posts, rare music, and timely advice over the years. All the comments and emails from readers have meant more than we can properly say. Rather than announce an abrupt ending, we wanted to give you a heads-up that the end is nigh. There will be a few more new posts, a farewell contest, and then a refocusing of energies. The site will continue to exist online as an archive, but it won’t be active.

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Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

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JEFF CAREY / [3:30] (Forwind)
THE IMPOSSIBLE / Ignition: The Unanswered Question (Ultra High Frequency)
NHEAP / Flying and the Silence (Acustronica)
PRESENT / Triskaïdékaphobie (Cuneiform)
PRESENT / Le Poison qui rend fou (Cuneiform)
MICHAEL VLATKOVICH QUARTET / You’re Too Dimensional (pfMENTUM)
MULTITUDES TELEPATHIC / Multitudes Telepathic (pfMENTUM)
JEFF PLATZ, DANIEL CARTER, FRANÇOIS GRILLOT & FEDERICO UGHI / Past & Present Futures (Glitch Records)

Chicago Scene: February 1-15

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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.

Saturday, February 1st 2014

8:00PM-12:00AM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark‘s Audio One : Jason Adasiewicz, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Nick Macri, Nick Mazzarella, Jen Clare Paulson, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

3:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$5)
Anubis Quartet : Allison Balcetis, Michael Ibrahim, Ryan Muncy, David Wegehaupt, with Amanda DeBoer, Eric Wubbels

Monday, February 3rd 2014

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

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

7:30PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
Contempo : Myth and Awakening
eighth blackbird, Anubis Quartet, with Julia Bentley, Daniel Won — music by Anna Weesner, Brett Dean, Augusta Read Thomas, John Orfe, Lei Liang

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Chicago Reed Quartet : Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

9:00PM-11:00PM at the Bedford, 1612 W Division, 773.235.8800 (Free)
Spontaneous Composition Series
Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul, Marquis Hill, Alfred Elliot

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Dylan Ryan, Devin Hoff, Tim Young

Thursday, February 6th 2014

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Tim Stine Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly
Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, John Niekrasz

Friday, February 7th 2014

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
MT Coast — performance accompanying the opening reception for Judith A Kasen and Michiko Itatani

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz
Mikołaj Trzaska, Tim Daisy

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara

Sunday, February 9th 2014

3:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
OpenICE #3
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8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Sampler Pack : Counterpoint
Spektral Quartet

Monday, February 10th 2014

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

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Chicago Reed Quartet : Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams

10:00PM at the Inner Town Pub, 1935 W Thomas, 773.235.9795
Actual Rhinoceros : Chris Kimmons, Spencer Jenich, Mathew Roberts, Danny Andrade, Eli Namay

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

8:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
CPA+ : Christopher Preissing, Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman, with Fred Lonberg-Holm

Saturday, February 15th 2014

8:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free)
Envisioning China Festival
New Music Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, Amy Briggs, Daniel Schlosberg

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

Now Is
The Ratchet Series
Umbrella Music
MCA Chicago
Chicago Events
The Skylark
The Hideout
The Elastic
Myopic Books
Lampo
Dal Niente
ICE Chicago
The Empty Bottle
Constellation

More Alfred Schnittke at Juilliard’s Focus! Festival Reviewed

From NYTimes.com:

English: Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina in...
Sofia Gubaidulina

This year’s festival — Alfred Schnittke’s World, commemorating the 80th birthday of that composer, who died in 1998 — celebrates a generation of Soviet and post-Soviet composers whom Joel Sachs, the festival’s director, calls unconventional in a program essay: More, they were avant-gardists of a sort, or of several sorts. In addition to Schnittke and Mr. Pärt, the composers represented in this program were Giya Kancheli and Sofia Gubaidulina. Their works nicely set up the Pärt piece.

Third Angle Ensemble in Portland

Portland’s Third Angle Ensemble will appear at Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th Ave, Portland on February 5 and 6.

What:
At the intersection of classical music and jazz, you’ll find Riffs…the program features the Concerto for improvising soloist(s) by Portland composer/author/professor David Schiff. A night at the musical improv…

Special Guests:
This program features some of our favorite jazz musicians, improvisers, and friends. Including: Brian McWhorter, Myra Melford, Marty Ehrlich, and Dan Balmer.

Program:
1st Set
3 Views by Dan Balmer
Cobra by John Zorn
Love-vibes by Brian McWhorter
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2nd Set
Mountains/Rivers/Clouds and Stars: For improvising soloists and chamber orchestra by David Schiff
Mountains: Myra Melford, piano, Rivers: Brian McWhorter, trumpet, Clouds and Stars: Marty Ehrlich

 

Interview with Robert Wyatt

Tribulations has an interview in Spanish with Mr. Wyatt. A rough preview translation of part is below:
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One of the most respected and creative names of the British progressive rock and avant-garde scene, a founding member of Soft Machine and having a remarkable solo career, Robert Wyatt provided an extensive and deep story – something not very common in his long career – to an Argentinian journalist.