Exclaim.ca Reviews

From exclaim.ca:

Christina Vantzou Nº2
Jon Irabagon It Takes All Kinds
Stefan Jaworzyn Drained of Connotation

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Lost Civilizations in Alexandra This Friday

From Lost Civilizations:

On February 28, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project) returns to Saint Elmo’s Coffee Pub, which is located at 2300 Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. The Mariner Project will be sharing the bill at this performance.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project:

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://goo.gl/sctvj) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian and T. A. Zook (basscello, lap steel guitar; misc. instruments) which began in 2008. Although it is essentially a duo, when schedules permit, Doug Kallmeyer (bass & electronics), Jerry Busher (percussion), Amanda Huron (percussion) and Emily Chimiak (violin) frequently join us in performance. Performances by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project are totally unscored, unrehearsed and extemporaneously improvised on the spot.

The Mariner Project:

Formed in 2012, the Mariner Project is a collaboration between Evan Ignatz (keyboards/looper) and Mark Pry (acoustic/electronic drums and percussion). The duo explores with elements of house, lounge, jazz and electronica in order to build atmospheric soundscapes. Mariner Project has released two EPs and will be heading back to the studio in early March. Expect to hear dance grooves, loops, creative beats, and to experience an undiscovered sound.

http://marinerproject.bandcamp.com/album/mariner-project
https://soundcloud.com/marinerproject

Coming to New York’s Kaufman Music Center

From the Kaufman Music Center:

William Basinski
Cover of William Basinski

Sat, Mar 1, 7:30 pm, $25
Ecstatic Music Festival®
Mirah & Susie Ibarra
Steven Reker, voice; Alex Guy, viola and Matt Gold, percussion

Tue, Mar 4, 8 pm, $30, 20
Music of Mario Davidovsky
Cygnus Ensemble
Elizabeth Farnum, soprano; Tara Helen O’Connor & Aleck Karis, piano

Thu, Mar 13, 7:30 pm, $25
Ecstatic Music Festival®
Bang on a Can
People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
WNYC’s John Schaefer, host; Special Guest: Shara Worden

Sun, Mar 16, 3:30 pm, $10
Contemporary Music Festival
Students from Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School and Special Music School will perform works written after 1964.

Wed, Mar 19, 7:30 pm, $25
Ecstatic Music Festival®
Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Nathan Koci & Becca Stevens

Sat, Mar 22, 7:30 pm, $25
Ecstatic Music Festival®
Colin Stetson & Brooklyn Youth Chorus
With Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Stuart Bogie and Ryan Ferreira

Wed, Mar 26, 7:30 pm, $25
Ecstatic Music Festival®
So Percussion & Buke and Gase
New instruments built by Buke and Gase, with So’s mess of percussion and other noise-generating objects

Sat, Mar 29, 7:30 pm, $25
Ecstatic Music Festival®
Man Forever & William Basinski
Sound artist William Basinski creates a new piece with percussion ensemble Man Forever.

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Sunn O)))
Cover of Sunn O)))

Robin Parmar & David Colohan – “…between…”
Folge dem Wind – To Summon Twilight
Vardan – The Wood Is My Coffin
Inquisition – Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
Sunn O))) & Ulver – Terrestrials
Gasp – In Hiding
Andreas Brandal – Parts Of The Puzzle
Wet Dream Asphyxiation – Crushing Inward
Female Harakiri – The Wave Petals
The Girl With The Stanley Knife – Cradle Of Blades
Burial Ground – The Burning
Pas Musique – Abandoned Bird Egg

Matthew Shipp at Café Oto, London Reviewed

From FT.com:

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp

At this gig, the second of a three-day residency, the American was joined by two British musicians, saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders, who last played with Shipp in 2011. The trio grabbed the full house from the first swish of brushes to the final fading chord, and delivered such a strong sense of form that the music, particularly in the first set, might well have been pre-composed.

New Release Roundup: Gerry Hemingway / Bernie Worrell / Bristophe / Dan Weiss

Bernie Worrell
Cover of Bernie Worrell

Gerry Hemingway has released on his Auricle Records imprint a CD + DVD of Solo Works 1995-2012, 15 individual pieces for drum set, percussion, voice and/or live electronics as well as “kernelings” (2013) a sound and image film created by Gerry Hemingway (50 minutes) and “Waterways” (1984) A multimedia work, “Solo for Cymbal” (2011), Interview (2013).

Bernie Worrell has released his first solo piano effort, entitled Elevation: The Upper Air.

Bristophe, the duo of Brice Catherin and Christophe Schweizer have released Die Ersten Zwei Kirchen (free download and stream). They play the cello, the double bass, the trombone, the e-flat tuba, the church organ, the piano, the harpsichord, the clavichord, and the alphorn; they also use our voices, electronics, numerous birdcalls, some random toys and percussion, and a few other instruments.

Dan Weiss has a new one out on Pi Recordings, entitled Fourteen, featuring a 14-piece ensemble with guitar, horns, voices, harp, piano, organ, bass and percussion.

Mara Rosenbloom Interview

From Jazz Right Now:

Mara Rosenbloom is an exciting, young pianist who has emerged on the New York scene since 2008. Mainly known for the quartet she leads in her own name with Darius Jones (alto saxophone), Sean Conly (bass), and Tomas Fujiwara (drums), her music defies definition in that it is neither resolutely experimental, nor is it “in.” With impressive subtlety, each of her records and live performances leads listeners on a journey through her evermore expansive musical universe.

Rosenbloom will be featuring her music at the Composers Now Festival at I-Beam at the end of the month. In addition to unveiling new music for her quartet, the residency also features the pianist’s first solo concert in New York and new music she has written for two different trio projects.