Ben Goldberg Summer 2014 Dates
June 24th – Brooklyn, NY – The Konceptions Series at Korzo
with Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Ches Smith (drums), Liberty Ellman (guitar)
667 5th Ave,
Show: 9:00 PM
June 28- Brooklyn, NY- I-Beam
with Donny McCaslin (saxophone), Steve Gardenas (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (bass), Rudy Royston
168 7th Street
Tickets: $15 Suggested Donation
August 25th – New York, NY – The Greenwich House
with Unfold Ordinary Mind: Nels Cline (guitar), Ches Smith (drums), Rod Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Kasey Knudsen (alto saxophone)
46 Barrow Street
New York, NY
August 26th – Philadelphia, PA- Boot and Saddle –
with Unfold Ordinary Mind: Nels Cline (guitar), Allison Miller (drums), Rod Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Kasey Knudsen (alto saxophone)
1131 S. Broad St
Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Ryan McGuire – Civilian (2014)
Locrian – The Crystal World (2014)
Sword Heaven – Gone (2010)
Franck Vigroux / Elliott Sharp – Hums 2 Terre (2007)
Peter Epstein / Quartet – Polarities (2014)
Luke Fitzpatrick: violin/electronics
Thu., June 12, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Mario Davidovsky’s Synchonisms No. 9 and Due Di Uno by Agostino Di Scipio with live electronics by Hector Bravo Benard. integrated spasms, a new work by Luke Fitzpatrick with animation by Whitney Dopierak. A world premier by Jeff Bowen, plus Luigi Nono’s enigmatic late work La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura with live electronics by Marcin Pączkowski.
Seattle Modern Orchestra
Fri., June 13, 8 PM; $20, $10 student/senior
Composers responding to other composers: Earle Brown’s Tracking Pierrot (1992), a tribute to Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire; Joël-François Durand’s Tombeau de Rameau II for solo piano (2013), a deformation/expansion of Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts; Franco Donatoni’s Tema, in which he pushes further a work of his own, Ruisseau dans l’escalier.
Trombonist and pianist Brian Drye has been a mainstay on the New York scene since the dawn of the millennium. He leads the group Bizingas (with Kirk Knuffke, Jonathan Goldberger, and Ches Smith) and also plays regularly with the improvising chamber ensemble The Four Bags which has been performing worldwide since 1999. He co-leads the group Drye & Drye with his father, Howard, a baritone saxophonist. Additionally, Brian works with fellow bandmate Knuffke in a cornet/trombone duo format.