Wonder Valley Experimental Festival #6

Emily Hay
Cover of Emily Hay

The Wonder Valley Experimental Festival #6 takes place the evening of April 12 in Southern California.

The Wonder Valley Experimental Festival #6
April 12, 2014, 5:00 PM
Admission Free
At the Palms Restaurant and Bar
83131 Amboy Rd, Twentynine Palms, California 92277-8039
(760) 361-2810

The sixth edition of the Wonder Valley Experimental Festival Returns to the Palms Restaurant and Bar in Wonder Valley on April 12, 2014. The Wonder Valley Experimental Festival is a day of sonic experimentation, home brew instruments, noise for the sake of noise and camaraderie with the sonic scientists there at The Palms to perform.

Performances range from Prepared Grand Piano or modular synthesis to “Household Percussion.” Headlining this year is the esteemed Flutist and vocalist Emily Hay. “Emily Hay is a flutist, vocalist and pianist who extends the traditional roles and capabilities of her instruments by incorporating the complexity of
contemporary classical technique with the spontaneity and experimentation of free improvisation. The result is startling interpretations of sound and intense ensemble interaction. Her explorations on the flute and alto flute embody unusual tone colors and soaring rhythmic structures, augmented by electronically generated effects and often overlapped by unusual vocalizations ranging from primal to operatic with lyrics and sounds from the stream of consciousness.”

Joining Emily at Wonder Valley Experimental will be Steuart Liebig, Wayne Peet, Brad Dutz and temporary Hi-Desert local, Lucio Menegon.

The sets start at 5:00 PM Sharp!
Wonder Valley Experimental Festival #6, April 12 2014, 5:00 PM, The Palms Restaurant and Bar.

11:20 PM Emily Hay & Hayfever
10:40 PM Endometrium C-plow
10:20 PM Medicine Cabinat/Cerebral Roil
10:00 PM Clowns and Fetuses
9:40 PM Deglet Noor Fakirs
9:20 PM Jesus is Dead
9:00 PM +DOG+
8:20 PM Phog Masheeen
8:00 PM Crowhurst
7:40 PM The Sibleys
7:00 PM Skunk Puppet
6:40 PM Squirrellex
6:20 PM No Bother
5:40 PM Violin K. Sonata
5:20 PM The Blood of Others
5:00 PM Piano Bob

Arts for Art Evolving Series in NY

William Parker
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From Arts for Art, Inc.:

Monday, March 31st :

7:30 Max Johnson Trio
Kirk Knuffke – cornet
Max Johnson – bass
Ziv Ravitz – drums

8:45 Michael Attias Trio
Michael Attias – alto sax
Mark Helias – double bass
Michael Sarin – drums

10:00 Daro Behroozi Quartet
Daro Behroozi – reeds
Sam Yulsman – piano
Brian Questa – bass
Ethan Kogan – drums
Monday, April 7th :
Rob Brown Residency

7:30 Brown/Levin
Rob Brown – alto
Daniel Levin – cello

8:45 Rob Brown Quartet Music
Rob Brown – alto
Kenny Warren – trumpet
Peter Bitenc – bass
Juan Pablo Carletti – drums

10:00 Horace Tapscot Birthday Celebration
Will Connell – conductor/arranger/reeds

Rob Brown – alto sax
Ras Moshe – soprano sax
Vincent Chancey – fr horn
Steve Swell – trombone
Matt Lavell – flugel horn
Larry Roland – bass
Rosi Hertlein – violin
Jesse Dolman – tuba
John Pietaro – vibes
Jeremy Carlstedt – drums

Monday, April 14th :
Rob Brown Residency

7:30 Brown/Parker
Rob Brown – alto sax
William Parker – bass

8:45 Rob Brown Trio
Rob Brown – sax
Kenny Warren – trumpet
Gerald Cleaver – drums

10:00 Mezzacappa Trio
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Tomeka Reid – cello
Jeff Davis – drums

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Elliott Sharp
Cover of Elliott Sharp

From NYTimes.com:

JACK Quartet at the Stone (Tuesday through April 6) Among the current outstanding crop of new-music string ensembles, JACK Quartet stands out for having no fewer than three active composers in its ranks. The group’s a natural, then, for a residency at the Stone, starting on Tuesday with works by Timothy McCormack (at 8 p.m.) and Michele Lou, Natacha Diels, Brian Baumbusch and Elliott Sharp (at 10). Wednesday features a CD prerelease party with music by Miguel Frasconi (at 8) and a solo performance by the JACK’s cellist, Kevin McFarland, of his own works (at 10). Thursday spotlights music by the violinist Christopher Otto, with the cellist Jay Campbell and the bassists Doug Balliett and Greg Chudzik reinforcing the quartet’s low range (at 8), while the late set is given over to music by Nathan Shields, Christopher Trapani and Taylor Brook. At Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set; $10 for teenagers, free for children 12 and under. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Kronos Quartet and Friends (Friday) This groundbreaking ensemble has commissioned over 800 new works. The ensemble celebrates its 40th anniversary with music by some of its longtime collaborators, like Terry Riley and Philip Glass, and scores by a younger generation, including Jherek Bischoff and Bryce Dessner. On this evening, the quartet will be joined by Mr. Dessner (on guitar), the pipa player Wu Man, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and young musicians from the Face the Music program. At 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $15 to $75. (Schweitzer)

Miller Composer Portrait: Jean-Baptiste Barrière (Saturday) The latest installation of the Composer Portrait series explores the work of Mr. Barrière, an electronic composer and multimedia artist who was at the forefront of Ircam, Paris’s electronic-music hub, for over 15 years. On Saturday at 8 p.m., the program includes “Chréode” and works that feature live manipulation of audio and video. On Saturday at noon and 1 p.m., there will be a real-time collaboration between a flutist in New York and a flutist in Lyon, France. Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, millertheatre.com; free in the afternoon; $20 to $30 in the evening. (Schweitzer)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Lucian Ban at Jazzy Spring 2007 Hierogliphycs ...
Lucian Ban at Jazzy Spring 2007 Hierogliphycs with special guest Barry Altschul and Mark Feldman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra (Thursday) Mr. Berger, the composer, conductor and former guiding spirit of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., has set up a new residency for this loosely defined large ensemble, which features a shifting cast of players. The group, which also features Mr. Berger’s wife and collaborator, the poet and vocalist Ingrid Sertso, will appear on Thursdays at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn and on Saturdays at El Taller on the Upper West Side, starting next week. Open workshop at 7 p.m., performance at 8:15 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 646-820-9452, shapeshifterlab.com; $15. (Chinen)

Jim Black at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) As a drummer, Mr. Black’s spirit of polymorphous propulsion draws equally from noise rock, electronic music and free jazz. He concludes his residency at the Stone with his trio, featuring the pianist Teddy Klausner and the bassist Chris Tordini (and an occasional special guest), on Friday and Saturday. The early set on Sunday will feature H-Alpha, a group involving electronics; the later set will be a tribute to the drummer and composer Paul Motian, with several of Mr. Black’s longtime colleagues. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Friday and Saturday) “Functional Arrhythmias,” the most recent album by the alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman, comes with a taut conceptual hook: It is a collection of pieces inspired by the rhythms of human biological systems. More plainly, it’s a reunion with the drummer Sean Rickman and the electric bassist Anthony Tidd, both Five Elements alumni who rejoin Mr. Coleman here, alongside the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and the guitarist Miles Okazaki. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Brian Drye Birthday Trio (Saturday and Sunday) Brian Drye is a trombonist whose interests range far and freely: He’s the force behind Bizingas, a combustible rock band, and the Four Bags, a chamber-improv quartet. (His most recent album features Drye & Drye, a more conventional jazz project with his father, the baritone saxophonist Howard Drye.) He’ll play two nights this weekend with a trio that includes the drummer Jeff Davis; switching off on bass are Matt Pavolka (on Saturday) and Dean Fabricatore (on Sunday). Saturday at 8:30 p.m., IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; suggested donation, $10. Sunday at 9 p.m., Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Avenue, at Humboldt Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-387-3797, free, outnowrecordings.com/series. (Chinen)

Jon Irabagon Trio (Friday) A saxophonist of formidable technique and frisky temperament, Jon Irabagon explores an agenda of creative stamina with this trio, often spinning a set’s worth of variations off a single song form. His partners are the drummer Barry Altschul and the bassist Mark Helias, both veterans of the avant-garde. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Mat Maneri and Lucian Ban New Quintet (Saturday) The violist Mat Maneri and the pianist Lucian Ban have an established rapport — last year they released a lovely and restive duo album, “Transylvanian Concert” — that forms the pliable core of this ensemble. But the rest of the group is also serious: along with the tuba player Bob Stewart, it includes the saxophonist Tony Malaby and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Patrick Breiner Interview

From Jazz Right Now:

Patrick Breiner is a tenor saxophonist with an array of fresh ideas who performs regularly in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City. His animated performances and personal touch are designed to establish a connection with each individual member of the audience. He is gifted not only as an instrumentalist but aims to be “a performer who specializes in music.” His Sulde label, featuring the design of Connie Wang, brands his unique aesthetic in handmade packaging.

Breiner leads and co-leads a number of innovative groups. His band Double Double, a quartet with two basses (Will McEvoy and Adam Hopkins) and drums (Flin van Hemmen), is set to release its debut record, Mileage at Korzo, April 1, at 9 pm. He has released three records with his solo act, Vartan Mamigonian. He also co-leads the group VAX set to release its second album, Count to VAX (vinyl only) at Downtown Music Gallery, March 30, 7 pm, before embarking on a European tour (details below). He also co-leads Premoticon (with a new record out last month), and Sons of Daughters.

The Stone in April

Bill Laswell
Cover of Bill Laswell

From New York’s Stone:

April 2014 at the Stone

4/1 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
JACK Quartet performing music by Timothy McCormack
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

10 pm
JACK Quartet performing music by Michele Lou, Natacha Diels, Brian Baumbusch, and Elliott Sharp
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

4/2 Wednesday (ICS)
8 pm
CD pre-release event: JACK Quartet performing music by Miguel Frasconi featured on “Five Lines & More Thoughts” to be released by Tzadik
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

10 pm
Kevin McFarland performing music by Kevin McFarland
Kevin McFarland (cello)

4/3 Thursday (JR)
8 pm
Christopher Otto, Jay Campbell, Kevin McFarland, Doug Balliett, and Greg Chudzik performing music by Christopher Otto
Christopher Otto (violin) Jay Campbell (cello) Kevin McFarland (cello) Doug Balliett (bass) Greg Chudzik (bass)

10 pm
JACK Quartet performing music by Nathan Shields, Christopher Trapani, Taylor Brook
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

4/4 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
JACK Quartet and Joshua Roman performing music by Jefferson Friedman, Carlo Gesualdo, and John Luther Adams
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello) Joshua Roman (cello)

10 pm
JACK Quartet performing music by John Zorn
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

4/5 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
CD release event: JACK Quartet performing music by Ha-Yang Kim featured on “Threadsuns” released by Tzadik
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

10 pm
JACK Quartet, Jay Campbell, David Fulmer, and Stephen Gosling performing music by John Zorn
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello) Jay Campbell (cello) David Fulmer (violin) Stephen Gosling (piano)

4/6 Sunday (JA)
8 pm
Ari Streisfeld and Rachel Calloway performing music by Guillaume de Machaut, Andrew Waggoner, Kamala Sankaram, and Amadeus Regucera
Ari Streisfeld (violin) Rachel Calloway (voice)

10 pm
CD release event: JACK Quartet performing Matthew Barnson’s String Quartet No. 3 featured on Sibyl Tones newly released on Tzadik
Chris Otto (violin) Ari Streisfeld (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (cello)

4/7 Monday (JR)
8 pm
Lois Martin (viola) Mike Truesdell (marimba) Caroline Stinson (cello) Molly Morkoski (piano)
Featured pieces will include a solo piece by Richard Festinger, a duo for viola and marimba by Neil Kirkwood and the world premiere of a new piano trio by Sheree Clement.

4/8 Tuesday (KM)
8 pm
David Scanlon Solo
David Scanlon (guitar)

10 pm
Daniel Ellis-Ferris (voice) Max Jaffe (drums) Jessica Pavone (bass) Dave Scanlon (guitar)

4/9 Wednesday (RJP)
8 pm
Kenny Wollesen

10 pm
Ariana Reines and some special guests
Ariana Reines (readings)

4/10 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
James Ilgenfritz
James Ilgenfritz (bass) Nick Hallett (voice, electronics) Ryan Jewell (percussion) Richard Kamerman (motorized objects)
Bassist/composer James Ilgenfritz performs MAX/MSP & PD creator Miller Puckette’s “Talkback,” which enables the sound of his bass to cut-up the recorded voice of William Burroughs. Then, he premieres a new quartet with Nick Hallett, Ryan Jewell and Richard Kamerman, which recontextualizes the libretto for his opera “The Ticket That Exploded.”

10 pm
Anthony Coleman
Anthony Coleman (piano)

4/11 Friday (TY)
8 pm
INTERZONE—Raha Raissnia and John Zorn
Raha Raissnia (film, projections)
Raha performs live visuals to John Zorn’s Burroughs tribute INTERZONE.

10 pm
PROOFReaders trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Darius Jones (alto sax) Ryan Sawyer (drums)
PROOFReaders Trio play music from Naked Lunch and other Ornette melodies.

4/12 Saturday (KM)
10 pm
Charles Bernstein and Bruce Andrews—a B=U=R=R=O=U=G=H=S tribute
Charles Bernstein (reading) Bruce Andrews (reading)

4/13 Sunday (JI)
8 pm
Jalal Toufic
Jalal Toufic (readings)

10 pm
Andrew Lampert with opening act Title TK (Cory Arcangel, Howie Chen & Alan Licht)
Cory Arcangel (words) Howie Chen (words) Alan Licht (guitar)

4/14 Monday (SV)
8 pm
Kojiro Umezaki
Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi)

4/15 Tuesday (SV)
8 pm
Object Collection

10 pm
Kenneth Goldsmith
Kenneth Goldsmith (readings)

4/16 Wednesday (HM)
8 pm
VOMIT FIST with guest Todd Colby
Nick Didkovsky (guitar)

10 pm
JG Thirlwell and Sarah Lipstate

4/17 Thursday (KM)
8 and 10 pm
Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore (guitar)

4/18 Friday (HM)
8 pm
Billy Martin—the exploding junky
Billy Martin (percussion, laptop, drums)

10 pm
Hieroglyphic Silence
Eyvind Kang (viola)

4/19 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
John Zorn and Bill Laswell Duo
John Zorn (sax) Bill Laswell (bass)

10 pm
Bill Laswell (bass, tapes) Dr. Israel (voice) Grandmaster DXT (dj)

4/20 Sunday (RJP)
8 and 10 pm
Hal Willner
Hal Willner (tapes) Bill Frisell (guitar) Eyvind Kang (viola) Lenny Pickett (sax)

4/22 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Space / Time・Redemption
Milford Graves (drums) Bill Laswell (bass)

10 pm
Bill Laswell and Wadada Leo Smith
Bill Laswell (bass) Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet)

4/23 Wednesday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Helio Parallax
Josh Werner (bass) Takuya Nakamura (trumpet) Gintas Janusonis (drums) Mari Ayabe (drums, bass)

4/24 Thursday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band
Tunde Adebimpe (voice) Josh Werner (bass) Alex Holden (guitar) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

4/25 Friday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Roy Powell (keyboard) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Pat Mastelotto (drums)

4/26 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
Bernie Worrell solo / Bernie Worrell & Bill Laswell duo
Bernie Worrell (keyboards) Bill Laswell (bass)

10 pm
Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dr. Israel, Grandmaster DXT
Bernie Worrell (keyboards) Bill Laswell Bass) Dr. Israel (voice) Grandmaster DXT (dj)

4/27 Sunday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Dr. Israel (voice) Garrison Hawk (voice) Bernie Worrell (keyboards) Guy Licata (drums) Bill Laswell (bass)

4/28 Monday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Jon Madof’s Zion80 plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yuval Lion (drums)
Zion80 returns to The Stone for two sets of music from John Zorn’s Book of Angels!

4/29 Tuesday (BK)
8 pm
Jennifer Choi, Felix Fan and Annie Gosfield
Jennifer Choi (violin) Felix Fan (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard)
Jennifer Choi plays the US premiere of the acoustic version of “Long Waves and Random Pulses,” which uses extended techniques, noise, and notes to evoke jammed radio signals. Cellist Felix Fan performs “Harmony of the Body-Machine,” for cello and machine sounds, “Four Roses” inspired by whiskey and detuned pianos (with Annie Gosfield on sampler) and new work.

10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Ha-Yang Kim and Annie Gosfield
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ha-Yang Kim (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard)
A reprise of this improvising trio, with Gosfield performing “ghost electronics,” a phantom electric bridge drawn from her extensive collection of altered cello and piano sounds.

4/30 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Kathleen Supové, MIVOS Quartet, Olivia De Prato
Kathleen Supové (piano) MIVOS Quartet: Olivia De Prato and Joshua Modney (violins) Victor Lowrie (viola) Mariel Roberts (cello)
Kathleen Supové performs “Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind.” Imagined as a hallucinatory duet with Claude Debussy, it couples Supové’s wild playing with distorted fragments of the prelude “What the West Wind Saw”, on site recordings of Hurricane Sandy, and lush Debussy harmonies. MIVOS quartet plays “The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon,” inspired by codes used by resistance groups in WWII, and Olivia dePrato performs a piece for violin and satellites.

10 pm
Annie Gosfield, Brian Chase, and others
Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Brian Chase (drums) and others