Aposition Festival in St. Petersburg

Arthur Brown
Cover of Arthur Brown

From The St. Petersburg Times:

Arthur Brown, Henry Kaiser and Dror Feiler will perform at the Aposition avant-garde music festival, which opens in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Held for the 10th time, Aposition will feature musicians from different music genres from across 10 different countries.

All concerts will be held at 7 p.m. at Manezh — Maly Zal, 103 Nab. Kanala Griboyedova. M: Sennaya Ploschad. Tel: 314 8248. Free tickets are available from http://www.aposition.ru

Aposition Avant-Garde Music
Festival 10

Thurs., Sept. 18
Ernesto Estrella, Debashish Bhattacharya, Famoudou Don Moye and Baba Sissoko

Fri., Sept. 19
Khorovod, Henry Kaiser, Novi Sad

Sat., Sept. 20
Peter Stampfel, Vlad Makarov,
Arthur Brown and Byzantine
Art Punk Ensemble

Sun., Sept. 21
Dror Feiler, Telesmatic Sound Box, Catherine Jauniaux Trio, APosition Orchestra

Upcoming Paul Lansky Events

From Bridge Records:

October 3, 2014
Late at Tate: Made in Transition
Friday 3 October 2014, 18.00 – 22.00 Free
Part of the series Late at Tate Britain
Curated by Will Dutta in a sonic trail around Tate Britain, the evening’s event will feature Paul Lansky‘s three ‘chatter’ pieces and a new introductory text Paul has written especially for the occasion. Audiences will experience a selection of artworks whilst listening to the works, including Francis Bacon’s Triptych – August 1972 and Fiona Banner’s Break Point.

October 19, 2014 12PM–10PM
New Amsterdam Presents Sound / Source
Sound / Source is a day-long exploration of electroacoustic music in all its forms, featuring collaborations between legends, luminaries, and newcomers as they examine the interplay between human and machine sounds. Using the elasticity of the human voice and the endless expanse of its interpretation through electronic processing as a guiding principle, Sound / Source takes at its center a rare live performance of pieces from Paul Lansky’s series of Idle Chatter compositions on the 30th anniversary of the series’ birth.

November 8, 2014 Festival des musiques numériques immersives
http://www.usine-c.com/akousma/ Paul Lansky 7:30PM
Usine C, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

November 24, 2014; New York City Weill Hall 7:30PM
Classical Recording Foundation Awards Concert
Paul Lansky: Composer of the Year Award

World premiere Let’s Talk Paul Lansky, (2014)
featuring guitarists David Starobin and Pablo Sáinz Villegas

January 16, 2015
Subculture NYC
Talking Guitars (2014)

January 30, 2015
World premiere Touch and Go for solo percussion and wind ensemble
She-e Wu, soloist
Northwestern University Wind Ensemble

Dusted in Exile Reviews

Don Pullen
Cover of Don Pullen

From Dusted in Exile:

Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms – From the Region (Delmark)
Vessel — Punish, Honey (Tri-Angle)
Sabine Vogel/Chris Abrahams &Sabine Vogel/Landscape Quartet—The Berlin Series No. 4 (Another Timbre)
Grisha Shakhnes — Distance and Decay (Organized Music from Thessaloniki)
Don Pullen – Richard’s Tune (Sackville)
Robert Curgenven — Sirène (Recorded Fields)

Vital Weekly 948

From Vital Weekly:

System Morgue – Feu (Cd by Zhelezobeton) *
Fanum/karna – Something Else (Cd by Zhelezobeton)
Ron Nagorcka – Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art (2cd by Pogus) *
Amalgamated (Cd by Aubjects) *
Machinone – Tokyo (Cd by Flau) *
Birgit Uhler &Amp; Gregory Büttner – Araripepipra (Cd by Hideous Replica) *
Zavoloka – Volya (Cd by Kvitnu) *
Arturas Bumsteinas – Different Trains (Cd by Bolt Records) *
Shane Morris &Amp; Mystified – Evolution (Cd by Spotted Peccary) *
Darshan Ambient – Songs from the Deep Field (Cd by Spotted Peccary) *
Aquavoice – Nocturne (Cd by Zoharum) *
Phurpa – Mantras of Bon (Cd by Zoharum) *
Tundra – Tajnie I Glebie (Cd by Zoharum) *
Sound Around (Cd Compilation by Laznia/zoharum)
Franck Vigroux – Ciment (Lp by Dac Records Label)
Miguel Isaza – Uji (Cdr by Eilean Records) *
Words (Cdr by Vuz Records)
Mark Lyken and Emma Dove – Mirror Lands (Cd and Dvd by Soft Error)
Mark Tamea – Five Augmented Locations (Cdr by Eq:ra) *
Miguel a. garcia &Amp; Javier Pedreira – Erra Fagus Atrikulunka (Cdr by Triple Bath) *
Radical Demos#4 Live/improv, Sensory Electroacoustics, Noise (3cdr by Obs)
John Lake – Sun Worshipers (Cdr by Strefa Szarej Records) *
B.g. – a Discourse on Appearance (Cassette by Under Label)
Arvid Ganga – Saraswati (Cassette, Private) *

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 8:00PM ($12-15)
Che-Shizu / Chie Mukai & LLILW GRAY
The series opens with Ché-Shizu (US debut), a revolving improvisatory ensemble founded in 1981 by Chie Mukai. Tonight’s lineup features Mukai with longtime participants/collaborators Tori Kudo, Tsukasa Takahashi joined by NYC’s Che Chen. Mukai also appears in a first-time duo performance with LLILW GRAY, alias of No-Neck Blues Band‘s Keith Connolly.

Improvisation workshop with Chie Mukai
Chie Mukai leads a genre-free workshop, sharing experiences from thirty years of site-specific performance and improvisation. This workshop continues a teaching practice begun in 2001, it is free and open to 25 practitioners of sound and movement (bring your own setup, RSVP required), and also to observers.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 8:00PM ($12-15)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz / à qui Avec Gabriel
A project of guitarist and songwriter Tori Kudo, Maher Shalal Hash Baz is a fluid large ensemble of untrained musicians. Tonight’s group features Arrington de Dionyso and Zach Phillips, among many more, creating arresting indie-pop rich in wind voices and dissonant, enchanting melodies. Accordionist and vocalist à qui avec Gabriel (US debut) crosses the border between pop field and avant-garde flexibly, with stark, ethereal songforms steeped in nostalgia and the sounds of European folk music.

Chicago Jazz Festival Reviewed

Eric Revis
Cover of Eric Revis

From Jazz Journal:

On Saturday the high-octane hard bop of trumpeter Corey Wilkes (pictured above left) and his quintet (Miles Davis associate Bobby Irving on keyboards, Justin Thomas, vibes, Junius Paul, bass and Xavier Breaker, drums) met with massive applause, as did Kurt Rosenwinkel (regarded by many as one of the most influential guitarists of his generation) with Aaron Parks on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums. The evening at the Pritzker began with Ari Brown (blowing two saxes à la Roland Kirk) and his quintet. Gary Burton’s quartet with piano prodigy Vadim Neselovsky starred later.

Joëlle Léandre Interview

Joëlle Léandre at Cornelia street cafe Photo: ...
Joëlle Léandre

From BOMB Magazine:

French bassist, composer, and improviser Joëlle Léandre talks like she plays: with full-on intensity, using the whole range of her voice, offering idea after idea, drawing unusual connections, demanding your attention. She’s a nomad, she’ll tell you, and she’ll take her music where she likes. She’s a bee, she’ll say, gathering inspiration from any appealing blossom. She pays no mind to musical boundaries. Liberty is her hallmark.

When you listen to one of Léandre’s 150-some recordings, you’re struck by the variety of sounds she achieves from the double bass and the number of methods she uses to play not only the strings, but the instrument’s whole body. You don’t like it? That’s OK. As she says in her book Solo, “the object of art is to subvert, to overwhelm, to move to reflection. It’s a celebration of life. The artist is subversive, disturbing.”