A Monthly Series of New Music in New York From Avant Media

From NYTimes.com:

Avant Media, the organization founded by the composer Randy Gibson and the filmmaker Ana Baer, and best known for its multimedia Avant Music Festival, announced on Wednesday that it would expand its schedule to include a series of monthly concerts, in addition to the festival. With one exception, the performances are at Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street.

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Newsbits: Can on Vinyl / Wadada Leo Smith Stream / Ahleuchatistas in Chicago / Sexy Men of the Synthesizer

The entire catalog of seminal German Krautrock group Can will be released on vinyl.

Parts of Wadada Leo Smith‘s UK performances of Ten Freedom Summers is streaming on the BBC.

Ahleuchatistas upcoming Chicago performance is previewed.

And finally, if you’re seeking proof that there is indeed a web site for everything, check out Sexy Men of the Synthesizer.

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...
Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) 13/1/08) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Jeffrey Haden Shurdut – The Music of Everything – BFP (Creative Musicfor Creative Listeners, 2014) ****
The Ames Room – Struggling In Public (Norwegianism, 2014) ****
Gato Libre – DuDu (Libra, 2014) ****
Martin Küchen – … And Everything Inside Came Down As Dust (Confront, 2014) ****
Angles 9 – Injuries (Clean Feed ,2014) *****
Ross Hammond – Shiner (Prescott Records, 2014) ****
Diego Barber with Craig Taborn – Tales (Sunnyside, 2014) ****
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – Black is Back (Catalyst, 2014) *****
Jacques Coursil and Alan Silva – FreeJazzArt (RogueArt, 2014) ***

Cecil Taylor at News Conference on His Stolen Prize Money

From NYTimes.com:

Cecil Taylor, the jazz pianist known for his wild improvisations and free-form performances, was sitting next to the Brooklyn district attorney on Tuesday. The stated purpose was a news conference on the arrest of an acquaintance who was accused of bilking Mr. Taylor of $500,000 in prize money. But Mr. Taylor did not want to talk about the case. He wanted to talk about the quality of trees on the train ride between Tokyo and Kyoto, the Kabuki dancers he had once seen in a Balanchine ballet, the conductor Pierre Boulez.

Now out on Neos

From NEOS:

Arturo Fuentes
Space Factory

Laurie Altman, Arnold Schönberg, Erich Korngold
Divergence

Misato Mochizuki
Etheric Blueprint

Peter Bruun, Anders Brødsgaard, Steingrímur Rohloff
Preludes to Disaster

D.M. Visotzky, Béatrice Zawodnik, Barry Guy, Brice Pauset, Leonardo García Alarcón
Schizzi di Orlando Furioso

Toru Takemitsu, Toshio Hosokawa
Works for Solo Guitar

Peter Ruzicka
Orchestra Works Vol. 2

Roberto Gerhard
Leo – Gemini – Libra – Concerto for 8

René Wohlhauser
Quantenströmung

Denis Schuler
THE LINES – Solos & Duets Cycle

Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, October in Washington DC

The lineup for this year’s Sonic Circuits:

Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic
7:30 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
~ $15

Insect Ark
Lazurite
MInd Over Matter Music Over Mind
Chester Hawkins
[ówt krì]
Bonnie Jones
Chris Lynn

Sat, Oct 4th 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic
5:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
~ $20

Gilles Aubry
oceans roar 1000 drums
100110
xambuca
Anthony Pirog
Extremophile
Bee vs. Moth
The Use
Limax Maximus
Bruzgynai
cebec
The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra + Movement

Sun, Oct 5th 2014 @Pyramid Atlantic
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
~ $20

Mia Zabelka
Boat Burning
Gen Ken Montgomery and Andrea, The Enchantress of Bioluminosity* – “8-Track Magic: A Light Odyssey”
Valerie Kuehne
BLK w/STYLUS TAGKESTRA
Sarah O’Halloran
Fast Against the Wall
fission/vosh/fusion
Layne Garrett