Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Morton Feldman
Cover of Morton Feldman

From the ISSUE Project Room:

FRI, JUNE 27 – 8:00PM
The Ashcan Orchestra: Apollo’s Accidental Answer
Friday night, composer Pat Spadine’s Ashcan Orchestra perform their two-act chamber opera Apollo’s Accidental Answer in it’s entirety for the first time. Re-imagining of the ancient myth of Cassandra, the work presents an eyewitness account of the evolution of the universe, as the heroine struggles to give order to the visions that confuse her mind. Orchestrated for toy instruments, saw, water glasses, percussion and handmade gadgetry, with a sculptural backdrop of televisions and mechanical effects, the opera is a culmination of many facets of the ensemble’s DIY ethos.

SUN, JUNE 29 – 3:00PM
Either/Or: Morton Feldman‘s “For Philip Guston”
$15 / $12 MEMBERS / $0 ALL-ACCESS
A special presentation of Morton Feldman’s rarely heard 4 1/2 hour epic, For Philip Guston (1984) represents Either/OR’s tenth anniversary concert. The ensemble has championed Feldman’s music for the past decade and this late trio for flute, piano, and percussion is among the works closest to the heart of Either/Or’s repertoire. This will be a rare performance of one of the true masterworks of late 20th century experimentalism, balancing the sheer timbral beauty of this unique ensemble with virtuosic interplay and Feldman’s inimitable sense of scale.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Steve Lacy
Cover of Steve Lacy


Geri Allen at the Stone (Tuesday through July 6) Ms. Allen’s brand of pianism, assertive and soulful, has long suggested a golden mean of major postwar styles. Her residency here begins with a few evenings of duets, with the drummer Terri Lyne Carrington (on Tuesday), the guitarist Romero Lubambo (on Wednesday) and the flutist Nicole Mitchell (on Thursday). At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Nate Chinen)

Kris Davis at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) An inquisitive pianist with a willful but methodical approach to experimentation, Ms. Davis has programmed her residency at the Stone to feature some of her most stalwart collaborators. She plays in a different band each remaining night of the run: Infrasound, featuring the clarinetists Ben Goldberg and Andrew Bishop (on Friday); Paradoxical Frog, with the saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey (on Saturday); Death Rattle, with Ms. Laubrock and the guitarist Mary Halvorson (on Sunday at 8 p.m.); and her own Capricorn Climber, with Ms. Laubrock and others (on Sunday at 10 p.m.). Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Sam Newsome and Ethan Iverson (Sunday) Mr. Newsome has made a specialty of the soprano saxophone solo recital, working with original material as well as music by the titan of that format, Steve Lacy. He teams up with Mr. Iverson, the pianist in the Bad Plus and a serious student of jazz history; this concert, a repeat appearance on the Sound It Out series, is sure to make knowing allusion to Lacy’s work with the pianist Mal Waldron. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770,; $15, $12 students and seniors. (Chinen)

Jenny Scheinman with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade (Monday) Ms. Scheinman, a violinist of deep lyrical gifts, has been putting greater emphasis on her singer-songwriter side, in a way that suggests a continuity rather than a departure. “The Littlest Prisoner” is her new album, produced by Tucker Martine and featuring the same prominent band mates found here: Mr. Frisell, on guitar, and Mr. Blade, on drums. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, 212-505-3474,; $20 in advance, $25 day of show. (Chinen)

Stephanie Stone Memorial (Friday) Anybody who made a habit of hearing avant-garde improvised music in New York over the last few decades probably has a clear image of Stephanie Stone, a stalwart audience member before and after the death of her husband, Irving Stone. This tribute to Ms. Stone, who died this year at 93, will feature some of the many artists she supported, playing music that includes some of her own design. Among them are the saxophonists John Zorn, Tim Berne and Dave Sewelson; the pianists Matthew Shipp and Sylvie Courvoisier; and the guitarist Marc Ribot. At 6 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363,; free. (Chinen)

Igloo Magazine Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Pleq + Philippe Lamy :: Sans Titre (Pocket Fields)
Fragile Balloon :: Lamprophonies (Numb Capsule)
Erik K Skodvin :: Flare/Flame (Sonic Pieces)
Phylum Sinter :: Colony Collapse Reorder (Detroit Underground)
V/A :: Ephemeral Nature (Sequencias)
ARC :: Umbra (DiN)
BeK :: Cheikh EP (Kaometry)
Squarepusher x Z-Machines :: Music For Robots EP (Warp)

Louisville Experimental Music Festival the Weekend

From the Louisville Experimental Music Festival:

Louisville Experimental Festival 2014
June 27th – 29th
Dreamland (810 E. Market Street)

Friday, June 27th:
(music starts at 7 PM)
Maria Chavez
Michael Esposito
Tim Feeney
Jim Marlowe / Steve Good / Dan Willems
(members of Tropical Trash, Ut Gret, and Sick City Four)
Aaron Rosenblum

Saturday, June 28th:
(music starts at 7 PM)
John Wiese
Jeph Jerman / Tim Barnes
Billy Gomberg / Anne Guthrie
Wasteland Jazz Unit
Steve Good poetry reading
(backed by Norman Minogue, Mike French, Thaniel Ion Lee, and Douglas Lucas)

Sunday, June 29th:
(music starts at 6 PM)
The Cherry Blossoms
Jason Zeh
Ensemble Pamplemousse
Misha Feigin / Joee Conroy / Jackie Royce

Jason Lescalleet Interview

Jason Lescalleet
Jason Lescalleet (Photo credit: Seth Tisue)

From BOMB Magazine:

For twenty years, Jason Lescalleet has been making electro-acoustic sound work, using all manner of source material to engage listeners in both site and narrative by providing a rich and physical sense of place. In addition to recently completing a trilogy of collaborations with the artist, composer, and performer Graham Lambkin, Lescalleet has been touring his project Trophy Tape, in which each of the thirteen pieces from his 2012 solo release, Songs About Nothing, is paired with videos made by a different artist.