Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From the ISSUE Project Room:

WED, APRIL 2 – 8:00PM
Oren Ambarchi’s Knots
EVOL play Hanne Darboven

FRI, APRIL 4 – 8:00PM
Demdike Stare’s Concealed
Phill Niblock
Stara Rzeka

SAT, APRIL 5 – 3:00PM
Sean Meehan & Ben Manley
Håkon Stene
Hubert Zemler

SUN, APRIL 6 – 2:15, 3:30 & 4:45PM
Ben Vida’s Damaged Particulates (undersong edition)

SUN, APRIL 6 – 6:00PM
Bocian Showcase:
Paal Nilssen-Love & Robert Piotrowicz
James Rushford & Joe Talia

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Various Artists – South Of Hebburn
Super Fata – Structural Tendency
Satan’s Host – Virgin Sails
St. Vitus – C.O.D.
Infestus – The Reflecting Void
T.O.M.B. – Third Wave Holocaust
Anonymous – Dresden
W>A>S>P>S – Accelerone Curves
Cory Strand – Everything Louder Than Everything Else (Infinity)
Logical Fiend – The End Of The World
Nervous Corps – Suffocate
Funerary Call – The Mirror Reversed- Part 1
Where Is This – Stumbling Lips
Lurid Hallway – Door Two

5049 Records Podcast: Miguel Frasconi

From 5049 Records:

Miguel Frasconi is a unique and very thoughtful musician. His musical roots run deep in the experimental tradition of New York City and his instrument of choice, glass, is a clear reflection of that. After spending many years living on the West Coast, Miguel returned to New York ten years ago to care for a sick parent and to put down some new musical roots. The last few years have been very challenging for him and after a lot personal hardship, he is on the verge of releasing some new and exciting music. This is a great talk that goes to some very touching and personal places.



March 29, 2014
Nmperign, 61 Local
Bhob Rainey Greg Kelley

March 29, 2014
Peter Evans & Sam Pluta, 61 Local
Peter Evans Sam Pluta

March 27, 2014
Vinny Golia, Mara Rosenbloom, Adam Lane, Jeff Davis, IBeam
Adam Lane Jeff Davis Mara Rosenbloom Vinny Golia

March 24, 2014
Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey, Clemente Soto Velez
Ingrid Laubrock Tom Rainey

March 24, 2014
James Brandon Lewis & Haim Peskoff, Clemente Soto Velez
Haim Peskoff James Brandon Lewis

March 24, 2014
Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara, Clemente Soto Velez
Taylor Ho Bynum Tomas Fujiwara

Big Ears Festival Reviewed

Stephen O'Malley
Cover of Stephen O’Malley


It’s partly about classical music coexisting with, and cross-referencing, so-called popular music, and yes, those are impoverished and misleading terms. I saw and heard over the weekend some loud, aggressive, viscid music that happened to be notated: the Romanian composer Iancu Dumitrescu’s “South Pole,” played by Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi on laptops and electric guitars. I also saw some non-notated music that was pretty streamlined and orderly: for instance, Mark McGuire’s twinkly, benevolent, yoga-time instrumentals for guitar and electronics.

The Eco-Music Big Band Perform the Music of Fred Ho on April 23

Fred Ho (cropped version)
Fred Ho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Red Black and Green Revolutionary Eco-Music Tour

The Eco-Music Big Band
Fred Ho, founder
Marie Incontrera, band leader

Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave (between 125th & 126th streets) Harlem, NY
April 23, 2014, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Join the Eco-Music Big Band in a tribute to its founder, Fred Ho – one of a kind revolutionary composer, writer, producer, political activist, and the “best baritone saxophonist of all time” (The New Yorker) whose awards and distinctions include becoming the youngest person to receive the Duke Ellington Distinguished Artist Lifetime Achievement Award, a Harvard Arts Medal, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. Fred Ho is in hospice, in the finaltime of his seven-year battle with stage 4B metastatic cancer. This tribute program will honor Fred’s legacy, including his last big band work, The Grace of the Guerilla, My Love, the music of Cal Massey, and new works by Fred Ho’s students, Ben Barson and Marie Incontrera.

The Eco-Music Big Band is a 16-piece professional free jazz political big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, including trumpeter Winston Byrd (Paquito D’ Rivera, Clark Terry), bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Craig Harris), Zack O’Farrill and Adam O’Farrill (Arturo O’Farrill, Fred Ho) and Fred Ho’s saxophone protege Ben Barson (Arturo O’Farrill, Craig Harris).