Newsbits: Mathisen at Nublu / Trapp and PascAli in New Haven / Frequency Fridays IndieGoGo / Robert Dick Celebrated

Ole Mathisen’s Outlier with Julian Pollack & Marko Djordjevic will appear at NY’s Nublu on February 23.

Rachel Devorah Trapp and PascAli perform in New Haven on Saturday 22 February 2014, 7pm at Fair Haven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Ave. Compositions for Horn, electronics, and improvisations for two prepared basses.

Columbus’s experimental Fuse Factory has launched an IndieGoGo funding project for its Frequency Fridays series.

A tribute to composer Robert Dick will take place The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Avenue, Brooklyn, Friday, 2/28/14, 8pm, featuring Sarah Carrier, Melissa Keeling, Bonnie McAlvin, Roberta Michel, and Jonathon Singer.

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Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

Paal Nilssen-Love
Cover of Paal Nilssen-Love

CHRISTIAN VIALARD / Neukalm (Grautag)
T’IEN LAI / Da’at (Monotype)
ÉRICK D’ORION / Durch Leiden, Freude (Érick D’Orion)
JOJO HIROSHIGE, PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE, PIKA & LASSE MARHAUG / Osaka Fortune (Premier Sang)
JOHANNES HELDÉN / System (Irrlicht)
THE ELECTRICS / Fylkingen (Ilk)
THE ÄGG / The Ägg (Found You)
KOHEI MATSUNAGA / Drawings (Fang Bomb)
BEATA HLAVENKOVÁ / ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ (Animal Music)
Ø / Konstellaatio (Sähko)
SUM OF R / Lights on Water (Utech Records)

Chicago Scene: February 22 – March 8

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

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

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett with Mabel Kwan — music by Carola Bauckholt, Jessie Marino, Georges Aperghis

9:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Fred Jackson, Jerome Croswell, Brian Sandstrom

9:00PM 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 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark Solo
Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy — Record Release

Monday, February 24th 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 25th 2014

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

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Jim Baker, Jason Roebke, Avreeayl Ra

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

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

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
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

Thursday, February 27th 2014

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Katherine Young, Carol Genetti, Matt Ingalls, Kathryn Schulmeister, Aaron Zarzutzki

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society : Joshua Abrams, Lisa Alvarado, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Emmett Kelly, Frank Rosaly
Bitchin Bajas : Cooper Crain, Dan Quinlivan, Rob Frye

Friday, February 28th 2014

7:00PM at Jennifer Norback Fine Art, 217 W Huron, Lower Level
Ernest Dawkins — concert accompanying the closing reception for The Negro Clocks

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas Ewart, Mike Reed

Saturday, March 1st 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

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas Ewart, Mike Reed

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

3:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Cory Smythe, Peter Evans

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Invoking the Muse
Fifth House Ensemble — music by Augusta Read Thomas, Mark Fish, Paul Moravec, Astor Piazzolla, Charles Zoll, Philip Glass

Monday, March 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

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Charles Rumback, Jim Baker, John Tate

Saturday, March 8th 2014

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($28) (wheelchair-accessible)
eighth blackbird — music by Steve Mackey, Richard Parry, Brett Dean, Gabriella Smith, Tim Munro, Tom Johnson, György Ligeti

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Chi-Town Jazz Festival ’14
Dustin Laurenzi, Katie Ernst, Andrew Green
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly

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

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

From The Squid’s Ear:

Tatsuya Nakatani – Present Presence (Nakatani-Kobo)

Howard Riley – Live With Repertoire (NoBusiness Records)

Joe Williamson – Hoard (Creative Sources)

Walter Wright / Chris Welcome / Shayna Dulberger; Chris Welcome; Shayna Dulberger; Hot Date Walter Wright / Chris Welcome / Shayna Dulberger; Chris Welcome; Shayna Dulberger; Hot Date – Apocalypso; Wasteland, Untitled, Colors; Ache & Flutter; Hot Date (Empty Room Music & Talking Skull)

Nels Cline: a guitarist’s guitarist

From The Irish Times:

Nels Cline
Cover of Nels Cline

Cline has a reputation as long as a very long arm, and an equally lengthy list of collaborative projects, the latest of which is BB&C (made up of Tim Berne, Jim Black and Cline), which makes its debut in Ireland this week. Rock fans may know him best as the freewheeling guitarist in Wilco (which he joined in 2004), but, to a different subset of aficionados, Cline is the go-to guy, the free jazz/avant gardist guitarist’s guitarist.