A Closer Listen Reviews

From A Closer Listen:

Johnny Kember ~ Sing Away Sorrow
The Fun Years ~ One Quarter Descent
Nicola Di Croce ~ Fieldnotes
Sketches for Albinos ~ Fireworks and the Dead City Radio
Pietro Riparbelli ~ Uncodified Signals
Jim Haynes ~ Ununtrium’s Daughter
Tilman Robinson ~ Network of Lines

DMG Newsletter March 14th, 2014

From DMG:

Sun Ra
Cover of Sun Ra

John Zorn Orchestral Works! Tisziji Munoz/Pharoah Sanders/Bob Moses! Matt Shipp/Michael Bisio/Whit Dickey! Chris Speed/Zeno DeRossi! James Brandon Lewis/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver! Urbana with Frantz Loriot/James Ilgenfritz..! Ha-Yang Kim! Tobias Picker!

Steve Cardenas/Thomas Morgan/Joey Baron/Shane Endsley! Kim Myhr Solo Acoustic! Dom Minasi & Hans Tammen! Martin Speicher/Hans Tammen Qt! Christoph Gallio CD/DVD! Matthias Schubert & Simon Nabatov! Oren Ambarchi! More from Leap of Faith!

Bob Moses’ New Ra-Kalam label with UNheard recordings from: Jim Pepper/Dave Liebman/Jeanne Lee/Steve Swallow/Stan Strickland/Bert Wilson..! Diego Barber/Craig Taborn! Futterman/Fielder/Levin!

Max Neuhaus! Group De Recherches Musicales! Velvet Underground! Weekend! Vangelis! Lambert & Nuttycombe! Saigon Rock & Soul!

Joseph Kubera Plays Julius Eastman/Blue “Gene” Tyranny/Michael Byron! Vlady Bystrov/Alexey Lapin/Helen Bledsoe/Anto Pett/Anne-Liis Poll! Kinya Sogawa! Plus Historic Discs from Gary Windo! Brand X! Peter Walker! Mark Lanegan! Kenny Graham! Plos Lots of King Crimson and Sun Ra on LP!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, March 16th:
6pm: FEDERICO UGHI & YONI KRETZMER – Drums & Tenor Sax!
Sunday, March 23rd:

Sunday, March 30th Double-Header:

Sunday, April 6th Double-Header:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA & DARIUS JONES – Contrabass & Alto Sax!
7pm: ROSS HAMMOND & KEN FILIANO – Guitar & Acoustic Bass!

Sunday, April 13th Double-Header:
7pm: MYSTERY GUEST SAXIST from Europe will play Solo Tenor Sax!

ANODE 2014 Festival and Symposium

From FOCI Arts:

ANODE (“Artistic New Orleans: Discussions & Extensions”) is a series of concerts, public discussions, gallery shows, and educational events on contemporary music and art taking place in New Orleans and Chicago. ANODE 2014 will feature the work of musicians, writers, and visual artists based New Orleans and from across the United States. It is in partnership with Coup d’oeil Art Consortium and the Tulane University Music Department.

Thursday April 10: Tulane University Dixon Recital Hall

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Shanna Gutierrez, and Jesse Langen
Premieres of works by Tulane student composers

Friday April 11: Tulane University Dixon Recital Hall

6:30 – Katalin Lukacs
ohne farbe* (2012) – Timothy McCormack
All the things inside me are doing what they need to be doing^ (2010)
– Ben Isaacs
Quietly Rising (2008) – Bryn Harrison
Arcanum: Cryptic Memories (2013) – Rick Snow

7:30 – Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Shanna Gutierrez, and Jesse Langen
New work* (2014) – Pedro Alvarez
Kurtag-Cantus II* – Claus-Steffen Mankopf
For the Sake and the Spite of Continuity* (2013) – Ray Evanoff
For the Sake of Opacity (A Catalyst for Honesty) (2013) – Ray Evanoff
New work* (2014) – Mauricio Pauly
émoi (2010) – Evan Johnson
One, Everyone (2013) – Fredrick Gifford
Evening Rain (1981) – James Dillon

Saturday April 12: Coup d’Oeil Art Consortium

Opening of a gallery show of scores and sketches by Joan Arnau Pàmies, Ray
Evanoff, Andrew Greenwald, Evan Johnson, Timothy McCormack, and
Mauricio Pauly.

Kathryn Schulmeister
[k(d_b)s] (2013) – Joan Arnau Pàmies
The Crutch of Memory (2004) – Aaron Cassidy

Monday April 14: Constellation Chicago, 7:30 pm

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Shanna Gutierrez, and Jesse Langen
New work (2014) – Pedro Alvarez
Kurtag-Cantus II – Claus-Steffen Mankopf
For the Sake and the Spite of Continuity (2013) – Ray Evanoff
For the Sake of Opacity (A Catalyst for Honesty) (2013) – Ray Evanoff
New work (2014) – Mauricio Pauly
émoi (2010) – Evan Johnson
One, Everyone (2013) – Fredrick Gifford
Evening Rain (1981) – James Dillon


Snugs Concert Series March 29 in New York

From Snugs:

Cover of Nmperign

Snugs One-Year Anniversary

Peter Evans and Sam Pluta

(Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley)

Saturday, March 29, 2014
61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

NMPERIGN is the duo of Bhob Rainey (soprano saxophone) and Greg Kelley (trumpet). Founded in Boston in 1998, Nmperign has been at the forefront of improvised experimental music for more than a decade.

BHOB RAINEY is a composer and performer. Rainey is known for a masterful yet often understated technique that transforms the soprano saxophone into an electronic-like, textural, or percussive device. His ongoing critique of improvisational practice has brought influential concepts and stylistic components into the practice as a whole. While Rainey has worked with numerous improvisers globally, he is best known for his solo work, Nmperign, and his direction of the improvising large ensemble, The BSC. In 2013, Rainey was awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts for his work in these areas.

GREG KELLEY is an improviser whose work explores all of the trumpet’s expansive sonic possibilities. He has appeared on over 60 albums and performed across the United States and throughout Europe, Japan, and South America. Kelley currently plays in a number of groups including Nmperign, Heathen Shame, the undr quartet and Rainey’s ensemble, the BSC. Other collaborators have included Jandek, Keiji Haino, Donald Miller (Borbetomagus), Anthony Braxton, Kevin Drumm, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Joe McPhee and Lionel Marchetti. In addition to playing the trumpet, Kelley has recorded music using electronics and musique concrete elements.

PETER EVANS has been playing the trumpet in New York City since 2003. In all aspects of his diverse career, Evans approaches his instrument with a singular awareness of its unmapped potential. He currently works with the Peter Evans Trio, Quintet, and Octet, as well as Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Sam Pluta, and Craig Taborn), Moppa Elliott’s Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Pulverize the Sound (with Tim Dahl and Mike Pride), a trio with Weasel Walter and Mary Halvorson, The International Contemporary Ensemble, duos with Sam Pluta, Ron Stabinsky, and Nate Wooley among others, as well as performing regularly as a solo artist. For more information visit: http://www.moreismorerecords.com

SAM PLUTA is New York City-based composer, laptop improviser, electronics performer, and sound artist. Pluta collaborates with musicians from across the musical spectrum, including: George Lewis, Evan Parker, Jim Black, and Craig Taborn, as well as playing in the Wet Ink Ensemble (of which he is technical director), Peter Evans Quintet, exclusiveOr (with Jeff Snyder), and Rocket Science. He received a DMA from Columbia University in 2012, where he studied electronic music and composition with George Lewis, Tristan Murail, and Brad Garton, among others. He teaches Electronic Music Composition and Music Since 1900 at Manhattan School of Music, Music Humanities and Computer Music at Columbia University, and is the Director of Electronic Music and Academic Dean at the Walden School.

Upcoming Steve Swell Releases

From Steve Swell:

Steve Swell Quintet w/Dave Burrell, Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc (confirming details)
Steve Swell Trio – The Bearable LIghtness of Being w/Will Connell, Reggie Nicholson (CIMP)
Garrison Fewell, John Tchicai, Steve Swell (w/tune of mine), Reggie Nicholson, Dimitry Ishenko, Roy Campbell (NotTwo)
Jemeel Moondoc’s Zookeeper’s House w/Matt Shipp, Steve Swell, Newman-Taylor Baker, Hill Greene, Roy Campbell (Relative Pitch)
Resonance Ensemble (New Box Set!) Live in Krakow (NotTwo) same as above plus Christoff Kurtzmann
Basement Research – Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Julien Arguelles, Gerald Cleaver, Pascal Niggenkemper (new German label)
Rodrigo Amado, Gabriel Ferrandini, Steve Swell, Miguel Mira, Rodrigo Pinheiro (TDB)
Ed Ricart, Mark Sanders, Steve Swell, Michael Foster, Jason Ajemian (TBD)
James Ilgenfritz, Gino Robair, Steve Swell (TBD)
Andrew Raffo Dewar, Garrison Fewell, Steve Swell (Estuaries follow up, recorded by Jimmy Katz) (TBD)
Teun Verbruggen, Steve Swell, Peter Jacquemyn (duos and trios) (TBD)
Carlos Costa, Sean Ali, Jonathan Moritz, Steve Swell (TBD)
Piece for Four Clarinets – (TBD)
Dragonfly Breath II Live at Zebulon (Bocian, PL)