New World Records: New Releases

From New World Records:

Arthur Levering:Parallel Universe
Description: Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor / Sequitur: Erin Lesser, flute; Jacqueline LeClair, oboe; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Philip Everall, bass clarinet; Peggy Kampmeier, piano; Matthew Gold, percussion; Andrea Schulz, violin; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Daniel Panner, viola; Gregory Hesselink, cello; Jeremy McCoy, bass; Paul Hostetter, conductor / Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Franziska Huhn, Amanda Romano, harps; Donald Berman, John McDonald, pianos; Scott Wheeler, conductor.

Daniel Goode: Annbling
Description: The Flexible Orchestra: Jen Baker, Monique Buzzarte, Tim Sessions, Keith Green, William Lang, Daniel Linden, Christopher McIntyre, Johannes Pfannkuch, Sebastian Vera, Deborah Weisz, trombones; Carlos Cordeiro, J.D. Parran, clarinets; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Ken Filiano, contrabass; Marijo Newman, piano; Laura Liben, percussion; Chris Nappi, percussion/marimba; Tara Simoncic, conductor
Daniel Goode, clarinet; Douglas Martin, piano
Michael Finckel, Pitnarry Shin, Alexandra MacKenzie, cellos; Joseph Kubera, Sarah Cahill, pianos.

Minding the Score: The Music of Harry L. Alford
Description: The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
Rick Benjamin, musical director. While Harry L. Alford (1875-1939) was a composer of rare talent and imagination, the creation of melodies was only of peripheral interest. Alford yearned for something quite different and new-a musical path that had not yet been blazed by anyone else: that of expert sound-sculptor, ensconced in a modern office, sophisticated yet keenly attuned to the popular, working exclusively as an “arranger of music.

 

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Mikolaj Trzaska and Tim Daisy US Tour

From Tim Daisy:

Mikolaj Trzaska + Tim Daisy US Tour

08 Feb :: Milwaukee, WI | Sugar Maple
09 Feb :: Louisville, KY | Dreamland Film Center
10 Feb :: Lexington, KY | Mecca Dance Studio
12 Feb :: Asheville, NC | The Odditorium
13 Feb :: Columbia, SC | Conundrum
15 Feb :: Atlanta, GA | 529
16 Feb :: Charleston, SC | King Dusko
17 Feb :: Jacksonville, FL | Karpeles Manuscript Museum
18 Feb :: Durham, NC | The Bishop Mansion

Chicago Scene: February 8-22

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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 8th, 2014

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

Sunday, February 9th 2014

2:00PM-5:00PM at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd (Free)
Sonic Healing Ministries : Free Jazz Jam Session
Microcosmic Sound Orchestra : Alex Wing, Eliel Sherman Storey, David Boykin

3:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
OpenICE #3
ICE

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

Sunday, February 16th 2014

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Loris : James Davis, Tim Stine, Jeff Greene, Frank Rosaly

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman, Steve Hunt
Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman, Steve Hunt, Keefe Jackson

Monday, February 17th 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 18th 2014

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 19th 2014

9:00PM-11:00PM at the Bedford, 1612 W Division, 773.235.8800 (Free)
Spontaneous Composition Series
Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, Matt Ulery, Stu Mindeman

11:00PM-1:30AM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson, Jason Roebke, Mikel Avery

Thursday, February 20th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Caffeine : Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker, Steve Hunt

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Colour and Sound Trio : Jimmy Bennington, Mike Harmon, Jeff Swanson

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Allos Musica Ensemble : James Falzone, Ronnie Malley, Jeremiah McLane, Tim Mulvenna

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

Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

CRAIG PEDERSEN QUARTET / Why paint at all? (Craig Pedersen)
CRAIG PEDERSEN, DAVID BROSCOE, MARK MOLNAR & SCOTT WARREN / Other People’s Art (Craig Pedersen)
TOONS / 7 nains (Tricollectif)
PEDER MANNERFELT / Lines Describing Circles (Digitalis – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
JASON GRIER / Unbekannte (Human Ear Music – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
CHRIS CAMPBELL / Things You Already Know (Innova)
KIM MYHR / All Your Limbs Singing (Sofa)
DOMINIQUE PIFARÉLY & ENSEMBLE DÉDALES / Time Geography (Poros Éditions)
DIRTY PURPLE TURTLE / Medicine & Madness (Spezialmaterial – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
MONNO / Cheval ouvert (Idiosyncratics – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
LUBOMYR MELNYK / Windmills (Hinterzimmer – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON / Prisoners [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (NTOV/Cobraside – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
LUMINANCE RATIO / Reverie (Bocian Records – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
PETER HAMMILL & GARY LUCAS / Otherworld (Esoteric)

Grex “Monster Music” Album Release Concert and Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief in Berkeley

From www.grexsounds.com:

Grex “Monster Music” Album Release Concert + Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
w/Jordan Glenn Ensemble + Michael Coleman’s Enjoyer
Saturday, February 15, 8pm (7:30pm doors)
@ Berkeley Arts (2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA)
Donations Accepted (all proceeds to disaster relief)
Free Post-Concert Reception
http://www.grexsounds.com

Grex: Karl Evangelista-guitar/vocals, Rei Scampvia-keys, vocals, Robert Lopez-drums

Enjoyer: Michael Coleman-keys, Jon Arkin-drums, Nate Brenner-synth, Jordan Glenn-percussion, Henry Hung-trumpet, Kasey Knudsen-saxophone

Jordan Glenn Ensemble: Jordan Glenn-drums, conductor, Mark Clifford-vibraphone, Karl Evangelista-guitar, Jason Hoopes-bass, Robert Lopez-drums, Mateo Lugo-guitar, Scott Siler-vibraphone

Grex plays a special benefit concert to celebrate the release of its first album on the new Brux label: Monster Music. The entirety of the proceeds of this concert–including album sales–will go to benefit a medical mission to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Carles, Iloilo (PHL). This event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. A free post-event reception follows.