Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 2014 Week III Preview

Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s 2014 season continues with the world premiere of a new commission by Ryan Anthony Francis for PNME and guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson. The program also includes Amy Williams’ First Lines for flute and piano and a song cycle by Christopher Cerrone, I will learn to love a person, featuring soprano Lindsey Kesselman. The concerts take place Friday and Saturday nights at City Theatre at 8 p.m.

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Ingrid Laubrock Quintet (Friday) The saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock this year released “Strong Place,” her second album with the restless unit she calls Anti-House. Here she enlists a slightly different assortment of intrepid texturalists: the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the trombonist Ben Gerstein, the tuba player Dan Peck and the drummer Tom Rainey. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $22, $10 for members. (Chinen)

James Brandon Lewis (Thursday) A hale-sounding tenor saxophonist originally from Buffalo, Mr. Lewis had that rarest of things this year: an avant-garde album on a major label, in the form of “Divine Travels.” The album features an unassailable rhythm team, with William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Dominic Fragman fills in for Mr. Cleaver here, and the accomplished poet Thomas Sayers Ellis joins as a special guest. At 6 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Tony Malaby Quartet (Friday) Mr. Malaby, a tenor saxophonist equally capable of focused tension and wild abandon, leads a band full of veteran collaborators, all of whom share his range: the guitarist Ben Monder, the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Jeff Williams. 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)

Matana Roberts’s Anthem (Saturday) Ms. Roberts, a restlessly inventive alto saxophonist with a knack for teasing out unlikely connections, presents her current ensemble, featuring the guitarist Liberty Ellman, the bassist Kevin Tkacz and the drummer Ches Smith. At 9 and 11 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $22, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Tyshawn Sorey at the Stone (Tuesday through Aug. 3) Tyshawn Sorey can play the drums with gale-force physicality or with a sense of scale and equipoise, and he’s as serious a composer as you’ll find among his peer group. He’s calling on a wide range of collaborators during this residency, starting on Tuesday with the pianist Marilyn Crispell. On Wednesday he’ll lead his Koan Trio in the early set, and then play duets with the pianist Matt Mitchell; on Thursday he’ll connect first with the pianist Dave Burrell and the bassist Henry Grimes, and then with the guitarist Joe Morris and the cornetist Stephen Haynes. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, 212-473-0043, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set ($20 on Thursday), $10 for students. (Chinen)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (Tuesday through Aug. 3) Mr. Threadgill, a penetrating saxophonist, flutist and composer, has long been a sly maestro of unconventional timbres, bristling counterpoint and tough but slippery rhythms. Zooid — his steady outlet over the last decade or so, making its Village Vanguard debut — features Liberty Ellman on guitar, Jose Davila on tuba and trombone, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Elliot Kavee on drums. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 and $30 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Portland in August

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

OUTSET SERIES
Marcus Fischer / Corey Fuller & Ian Christensen Trio
August 6, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
2045 SE Ankeny

Marcus Fischer (b.1977) is a musician & multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Marcus’s minimal signature. In recent years he has also been involved with projects and performances for Art organizations such as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, SASSAS, Dublab and Berklee College of Music.Past musical releases include “Monocoastal” (12k, 2010), “Arctic/Antarctic” (Luxus-Arctica, 2010), contributions and remixes to various compilations + net labels as map~map, “For Friends This Winter” (dustbreeding.com, 2009), various untitled ltd 3” CDRs, and two CDs as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now. Marcus’ music + visual art has found it’s way onto sites such as MAKE, create digital music, Swiss Miss +Apartment Therapy and the public radio show Radio Lab. (http://www.mapmap.ch)

Born in the US and raised in Japan, Corey Fuller is a musician and multimedia artist from Tokyo, Japan. Growing up between several different cultures and traveling extensively as a child have made geography and a sense of place major components of Fuller’s music. His work is a slow and gradual music composed of infinitesimal details comprised of processed and delicately treated acoustic instruments, field recordings, and other sound sources. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Fuller finds his collaborations with other artists invaluable. Besides his work with Date, he is currently collaborating with Mathieu Ruhlmann, Tyler Wilcox and Chihei Hatakeyama of Opitope. Fuller also belongs to a trio with Hatakeyama and Date called KUUKOKA. The trio’s debut album is scheduled for release in 2012 from Celer’s label, Two Acorns. Hatakeyama and Fuller have a full-length album entitled “euphotic” scheduled for release on Infraction Records in 2011. In December 2009, Fuller released his first solo album, Seas Between on Dragon’s Eye Recordings to critical acclaim. (http://illuha.com)

Saxophonist and Composer Ian Christensen is equally at home in the worlds of Jazz, Rock, and Improvised Music. Inspired by the works of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, Claude Debussy, and Elliot Smith, Ian strives to cultivate a new and honest approach, anchored by a strong melodic sensibility and a passion for the unknown. Ian has studied music in New York City, at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, under the likes of Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, Andrew Cyrille, Tony Malaby, and Bill McHenry, and in Portland, OR under David Valdez, Renato Caranto, Tim Bryson, Ben Medler, Michelle Medler, Thara Memory, Randy Porter and Alan Jones. Ian has had the honor of playing with such luminaries as Mel Brown, Ron Steen, Terrell Stafford, Red Holloway, John Stowell, Javon Jackson, Dave Glasser, and many others. In March of 2010, Ian was invited to play at the Bern International Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland, with a group from the New School.Ian also remains an active composer, having written extensively for small and large groups. He performs alongside bassist Andrew Jones and drummer Scott Cutshall.

OUTSET SERIES
Blue Lighters & Sam Boshnack Quintet
August 20, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
2045 SE Ankeny

Prolific composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack is based in Seattle, where she leads three ensembles of her own music, including the Sam Boshnack Quintet, which features piano, clarinets, trumpet, bass & drums. This performance features Sam Boshnack on trumpet, Beth Fleenor on clarinets & voice, Dawn Clement on piano & keyboards, Isaac Castillo on bass, and Max Wood on drums. In March 2014, the Sam Boshnack Quintet released the critically-claimed “Exploding Syndrome.” Boshnack earned a BA in Music Composition from Bard College in 2003. While at Bard, she studied classical composition with Joan Tower and jazz composition with Erica Lindsay. She has receive support and commissioning funds from New Music USA, Meet The Composer, 4Culture, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Productions, ASCAPlus, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Earshot Jazz. Boshnack has toured Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, and extensively in the US. These tours have included international festivals, colleges, grade schools, concerts, theaters, studio, and club performances. She has performed or recorded with artists such as Butch Morris, Eyvind Kang, Oliver Lake, Los Campesinos, Bobby Previte, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Stuart Dempster, Skerik, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Jherek Bischoff, Tom Varner, Sumi Tonooka, Jessica Lurie, Amy Denio, Joshua Kohl, Paul Kikuchi, Evan Flory Barnes, Paul Rucker, Orkestar Zirkonium, among others. (http://samanthaboshnack.wordpress.com)

Cafe OTO in August

Paal Nilssen-Love
Cover of Paal Nilssen-Love

From London’s Cafe OTO:

OTO PROJECT SPACE // BODY OF SOUND: CHARLES HAYWARD & MIREI YAZAWA
FRI 1 AUGUST ’14 • 7:00PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS… WOLF EYES – THE DOUBLE
SAT 2 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
Wolf Eyes + Annihilating Light + Mark Dicker
TUES 5 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
Wolf Eyes solo projects: Regression + Crazy Jim + Henry & Hazel Slaughter

WAYS WITH NO GLORY – PHIL MINTON AND VERYAN WESTON: SELECTED SONGS AND IMPROVISATIONS + SYLVIA HALLETT & SUE FERRAR
SUN 3 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

XYLOURIS WHITE (JIM WHITE / GIORGOS XYLOURIS)
MON 4 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £TBA on the door

THURSTON MOORE: TWO DAY RESIDENCY WITH JOHN EDWARDS / ADAM GOLEBIEWSKI + CASPAR BRÖTZMANN
WED 6 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door
THU 7 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • SOLD OUT

BLOW OUT! FESTIVAL
SAT 9 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
– Steve Beresford / Paal Nilssen-Love / Ståle Liavik Solberg
– Rachel Musson / Julie Kjær / Hannah Marshall
– Sten Sandell / Paal Nilssen-Love
– Lotte Anker / Pat Thomas / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Ståle Liavik Solberg
SUN 10 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 3-day pass
– Saka / Pat Thomas
– Sten Sandell / Emil Strandberg / Patric Thorman / John Russell
– Terrie Ex / Paal Nilssen-Love
– Alan Silva / Mette Rasmussen / Ståle Liavik Solberg
– MoE

OTO PROJECT SPACE // BODY OF SOUND: DOMINIC LASH & SELINA PAPOUTSELI
FRI 15 AUGUST ’14 • 7:00PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

CORDYCEPS IS YOUR FRIEND: LORAH PIERRE + BLACK HEATH COVEN + BBBLOOD + ANJI CHEUNG + GRAPEFRUITS + LAID EYES + BRASSICA (DJ)
FRI 15 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £4 adv / £5 door / £10 bundle with Glottalstop LP

JOHN TILBURY & MAYA DUNIETZ – TWO PIANOS
MON 18 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £6 adv / £8 on the door

DOMINIC LASH / DIMITRA LAZARIDOU-CHATZIGOGA / PHIL JULIAN (TRIO) + UTE KANNGIESSER / CLIVE BELL / JENNIFER ALLUM (TRIO) + STEPHEN CORNFORD / DAN BENNETT (DUO)
MON 18 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door

BE PREPARED FOR: MEMORY DRAWINGS + STEREOCILIA + CHRIS TENZ
TUES 19 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door

CHRIS CORSANO – SUMMER RESIDENCY
WED 20 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £8.50–£25 / £30–£47.50 4-day pass
Chris Corsano Solo
– Ilan Volkov’s Summer Strings
– Lover’s Ritual with Chris Corsano
THU 21 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £8.50–£25 / £30–£47.50 4-day pass
– Okkyung Lee / John Butcher / Chris Corsano
– Mette Rasmussen / Alan Wilkinson / Pat Thomas / Chris Corsano
FRI 22 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £8.50–£25 / £30–£47.50 4-day pass
– Evan Parker / John Edwards / Chris Corsano
– Massimo Pupillo and Chris Corsano
SAT 23 AUGUST ’14 • 8PM • £8.50–£25 / £30–£47.50 4-day pass
– Vibracathedral Orchestra with Chris Corsano

ROBERT TURMAN + CAM DEAS + TO/TO + CEJERO DJS
SUN 24 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

OTO PROJECT SPACE // STEVE NOBLE / GUILLAUME VILTARD / SEYMOUR WRIGHT / IAN MACLACHLAN
THU 28 AUGUST ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 adv / £15 4-day pass
FRI 29 AUGUST ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 adv / £15 4-day pass
SAT 30 AUGUST ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 adv / £15 4-day pass
SUN 31 AUGUST ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 adv / £15 4-day pass

SECOND LANGUAGE MUSIC PRESENTS: OLIVER CHERER + ROBIN SAVILLE + GLEN JOHNSON
FRI 29 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

TAPE – ‘CASINO’ LAUNCH CONCERT + LUCASSE
SUNDAY 31 AUGUST ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door