Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Charles Curtis & Tashi Wada
Acclaimed cellists Charles Curtis and Judith Hamann perform Duets, a series of string duos by Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada. This NY Premiere celebrates the release of Wada’s Duets LP, the inaugural release from his Saltern imprint of Important Records. The program also includes Curtis performing works for solo cello by Alvin Lucier, JS Bach, and Luigi Dallapiccola.

Yoshi Wada & Tashi Wada
Highly-esteemed composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada makes a long overdue, first appearance at ISSUE, accompanied by his son, composer Tashi Wada. Together, they present an expansive duo performance using a loose structure and a unique mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments that includes: sirens, alarm bells, audio generators, bagpipe and reed organ. They are joined by two New York performers, David Watson on bagpipe and Jim Pugliese on bass drum.

Coming Soon: Minor Musics Japan
Chie Mukai & LLILW GRAY
Minor Musics Japan opens with Ché-Shizu (US debut), a revolving improvisatory ensemble founded in 1981 by Chie Mukai, who appears alongside longtime participants/collaborators Tori Kudo and Tsukasa Takahashi, with NYC’s Che Chen on bass. Mukai also appears in a special first-time duo performance with LLILW GRAY, alias of No-Neck Blues Band‘s Keith Connolly.

Maher Shalal Hash Baz
à qui Avec Gabriel
The closes with appearances by à qui avec Gabriel (US debut) and Maher Shalal Hash Baz, a project of guitarist and songwriter Tori Kudo. A fluid large ensemble of untrained musicians, Maher Shalal Hash Baz create arresting indie-pop rich in wind voices and dissonant, enchanting melodies. Accordionist and vocalist à qui avec Gabriel crosses the border between pop field and avant-garde flexibly, with stark, ethereal songforms steeped in nostalgia and the sounds of European folk music.

The Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project and Others in DC This Weekend

On September 13, 2014, New York’s Little Band of Sailors, Baltimore’s Music Bones and DC’s Lost Civilizations experimental music project will inaugurate the Indie Adams Morgan series at Green Island, 2327 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC (; The performance begins at 8 pm and the cover is $5 (with free Eventbrite ticket; otherwise $10 at the door — Eventbrite Link:

Liquid Light Projections will be by John Hallberg.

Little Band of Sailors ( blend folk, prog, goth, and heavy metal. Think Jefferson Airplane meets Black Sabbath. Their live shows are often a costumed spectacle of energy and contagious delight.

Music Bones ( is a band consisting of two human beings on a sonic adventure through space, time, blues, jazz, and rock music. Sara & Mike unofficially founded Music Bones when Sara responded to a craigslist post Mike made on July 4th, 2013. Since then, Mike and Sara have been writing and performing music together, drawing on their varied influences from the blues, jazz, and rock musical traditions. Mike plays guitar. Sara plays vox and drums. Friends fill in the rest.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project ( is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (Tenor Sax, Saxello and Baritone Sax) and T. A. Zook (BassCello). Although it is essentially a duo and performs most frequently as such, it often features guest performers. When complex schedules permit, it now performs with Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics; Jerry Busher on percussion and electronics; Larry Gomez on percusson; Amanda Huron on percussion; Patrick Whitehead on horns and Emily Chimiak on vocals and violin. This project began performing in 2008.

At 11:30 AM Sunday morning, September 14, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project ( will be performing in the Adams Morgan Day Festival ( at the Black Squirrel Rock Stage (, located at 2427 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 232-1011 ( Jerry Busher (; Fugazi; Deathfix; Sunwolf) will be sitting in on drums.

The line-up for this 3-venue (Black Squirrel, Green Island and Libertine) festival is nothing short of amazing, so don’t just come for the Lost Civilizations experimental music project’s performance! The Black Squirrel Rock Stage is “all ages” and admission is free (although donations would be gratefully accepted!).

For more information about Adams Morgan Day:

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Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

ODEYA NINI – Vougheauxyice (Voice)
FEDERICO DURAND – El Estanque Esmeralda
RUSS YOUNG – Common Pond
ASHER TUIL – Two Compositions (Summer, 2014)
ELLEN BURR / MICHAEL UNRUH – Where Am I From, Where Am I Going

Francis Dhomont concerts in Belgium, Brazil and Germany October 15 to November 1

The is a rough translation of an announcement by Francis Dhomont is an absolute legend in electroacoustic circles and it is good to hear about these activities.

Francis Dhomont presents in creation Cry of the Jackdaw, the third part of the triptych Cycle depths on 15 October 2014 as part of the festival’s Space in Brussels Belgium. On October 26 at the BIMESP 2014 in São Paulo Brazil he will present the American premiere of this new play and a concert of works works From Parmegiani, Savva, Minsburg and Vaggione. Finally the 27 es Tage Neuer Musik in Weimar Germany dedicated a concert birthday on November 1, where he will release four works.

See the event website Space Sound 2014 – 21th International Festival acousmatique Francis Dhomont, Stéphane Roy, Hans Tutschku, João Pedro Oliveira, Tomonari Higaki: 15 to 19 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium

See website presenter BIMESP – BIMESP 2014/10 Bienal Internacional de Música de São Paulo Eletroacústica: October 20 to 31, 2014, São Paulo, Brazil

See the event website 27. Tage Neuer Musik in Weimar – Frankreich – Deutschland: October 29 to November 1, 2014, Weimar, Germany

Cuneiform Night at Orion Studios in Baltimore

From Orion Sound:

Orion Studios
2903 Whittington Ave
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21230

Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 pm

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The Cellar And Point is an adventurous ‘garage chamber’ band, developed and led by childhood friends Joseph Branciforte and Christopher Botta. They had long imagined a fluid synthesis of their wide-ranging interests: the detail of modern concert music, the improvisational sensibilities of downtown jazz and the emotional directness of rock, combined with the production values of hip-hop and electronica.

They will be performing music from their brand new album “AMBIT”



Washington, D.C.’s jazz and experimental music scenes wouldn’t be quite where they are today without Anthony Pirog. The guitarist, composer and loops magician is a quiet but ubiquitous force on stages around his hometown. With fearsome chops and a keen ear for odd beauty, Pirog has helped expand the possibilities of jazz, rock and experimentalism in a town long known for its straight-ahead tradition.

He will be performing music from his brand new album “PALO COLORADO DREAM”



Jonathan Badger is a composer and performer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Formally trained as a classical guitarist, he went on to study music theory and composition at Duke University and arranged and composed music for theatre and dance. He then studied in Guitar Craft, a guitar school founded and guided by Robert Fripp of King Crimson

He will be performing music from his brand new album “Verse”

You can hear a track from the album here:

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

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From Free Jazz:

Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara – Through Foundation (Self released, 2014) ****
Angharad Davies – Six Studies (Confront, 2014) ****
Jennifer Allum – Live Solo At Café OTO (FMA, 2014)
Barry Guy New Orchestra – Amphi/Radio Rondo (Intakt, 2014) ***
Kyle Bruckmann‘s WRACK – … Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire (Singlespeed Music, 2014) ****
Flametet – A General History Of Flame (Glitch, 2014) ****
Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet – Birdies for Lulu (Intakt, 2014) ****
Ernst Reijseger – Crystal Palace (Winter & Winter, 2014) *****
Hugues Vincent & Yasumune Morishige – Fragment (Improvising Beings, 2014) *****
Jennifer Allum & Ute Kanngiesser – Bell Tower Recordings (Matchless, 2014) ****½
Keiko Higuchi & Yasumune Morishige – Awai (Improvising Beings, 2014) ****
Fred Lonberg-Holm & Nick Stephens – Crackle (Loose Torque, 2014) ***½
Jim Baker & Sarah Ritch – Articular Facet 5.3 (Pan Y Rosas, 2014) ***½
Francesco Guerri – Prima Di Qualsiasi Altra Cosa Allora Si Perderà (Self, 2013) ***½
Ganjin – Healing (Self, 2013) ***
Hugues Vincent – Early Electroacoustic Works (Soliloq Edition, 2014)
Nils Bultmann – Troubadour Blue (Innova, 2014) ***
Giovanni Maier & Franco Dal Monego – 4 Pezzi Lunghi (Palomar, 2013) ***
Helena Espvall – Both Art And Nature Are Fond Of Machinations (2014)