Chicago Scene: January 10-21, 2015

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Sunday, January 11th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($14-$7)
UNLEASHED: Open-Hole Bass Flute and Electronics Show
Shanna Gutierrez, Francisco Castillo Trigueros — music by Kyong Mee Choi, Morgan Krauss, Eric Honour, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Wim Henderickx

Monday, January 12th 2015

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
3-On-3
Ayako Kato with Peter Maunu, Jason Roebke, Carol Genetti

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, January 15th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
El Is a Sound of Joy
Spires That In the Sunset Rise, with Michael Zerang, Joshua Abrams

Friday, January 16th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Race Card : Lou Mallozzi, Josh Berman, Damon Locks
Leroy Bach, Bill MacKay, Jeff Greene

Saturday, January 17th 2015

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio

Monday, January 19th 2015

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
9:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series
KG Price
TALsounds
Pup House

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson, Jason Roebke, Avreeayl Ra

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/
http://www.ratchetmusic.com
http://www.umbrellamusic.org
http://www.mcachicago.org
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html
http://www.skylarkchicago.com
http://www.hideoutchicago.com
http://www.elasticrevolution.com
http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html
http://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/

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DMG Newsletter January 9th, 2015

English: Gunter Hampel, Offside Festival Gelde...
Gunter Hampel

From DMG:

Ornette Coleman/Jordan McLean/Amir Ziv!!! Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet! Two Fred Frith Duos: Barry Guy and Lotte Anker! Scott Amendola & Henry Kaiser! David Sylvian/Fennesz/John Tilbury! Chris Potter Underground Orchestra!

Two Duos with Kazuhisa Uchihashi: Seiichi Yamamoto and Michael Gorczynski! Ross Hammond & Calvin Weston! Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Chris Hoffman! Gunter Hampel Euro-American Quartet! Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer! ICP Orchestra Back! Biota! Two from Joachim Kuhn! Jefferson Airplane! Lou Reed and Acid Mothers Temple!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, January 11th Double-Header:
6pm: SANDRA WEISS & DAVID GROLLMAN!
7pm: BALONI: FRANTZ LORIOT/JOACHIM BADENHORST/PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER!

Sunday, January 18th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN/RAS MOSHE/KEN LIEBERSON – Tuba/Reeds/Bassoon Trio!

Sunday, January 25th:
6pm: MOPPA ELLIOTT & JON IRABAGON – Two Solos & A Duo!

Sunday, February 1st Double-Header:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / FRANZ LORIOT / FLIN VAN HEMMEM!
7pm: PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER / CHRISTIAN LILLINGER TRIO!

Sunday, February 8th:
No In-Store during Henry Kaiser’s Residency at The Stone – (Feb 3-8th, 2015)!

Sunday, February 15th:
No In-store during John Zorn’s Week at the Village Vanguard (Feb 10-15th, 2015)!

Sunday, March 1st:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN & DANIEL CARTER – Multi-Horn/Reed Duo!

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 02/2015

Paal Nilssen-Love
Paal Nilssen-Love (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Aerophonic
Worse for the Wear: Dave Rempis, as/ Fred Lonberg Holm, Cello, Elec/ Paal Nilssen Love, Dr, Perc

from Wolves to Whales: Dnate Wooley, Tp/ Dave Rempis, as/ Pascal Niggenlemper, B/ Chris Corsano, Dr

Fiorenzo Bodrato
Travelling Without Moving: F Bodrato, B/ + Lots of Musicians and Vocalists

Mainscream: F Bodrato, B/ Alberto Mandarini, Tpt/ Alfonso Domenici, as/ Max Brizio, P/ Nicola Stranieri, Dr

Cleanfeed
Gruner: Achim Kaufmann, P/ Robert Landfermann, B/ Christian Lillinger, Dr

the Line: Luis Lopes, El Guitar/ Robert Landfermann, B/ Christian Lillinger, Dr

Hymn for a Hungry Nation: André Roligheten, Ts, Cl/ Thomas Johansson, Tpt/ Oscar Gronberg, P/ Jon Rune Strom, B/ Tollef Ostvang, Dr

Michel Lambert
Journal Des éPisodes 2: Michel Lambert, Dr/ Alexandre Grogg, P/ Guillaume Bouchard, B

Creative Sources
Aaa Live: Axel Dorner, Tpt/ Andreas Wilers, AC G, Elec/ Achim Kaufmann, P

No Business
Live at Vilnius: William Hooker, Dr/ Liudas Mockunas, Ss, as, Ts

Eric Haufbauer
Quintet for the End of Time: Eric Hofbauer, G/ Jerry Sabatini, Tp/ Todd Brunel, Bb Cl, Bcl/ Junko Fujiwara, Cello/ Curt Newton, Dr, Perc

Tum
Great Lakes Suites: Wadada Leo Smith, Tp/ Henry Threagill, as, FL, Bfl/ John Lindberg, B/ Jack Dejohnette, Dr

Leo Records
Skein: Frank Gratkowski, Cl/ Achim Kaufman, P/ Wilbert DE Joode, B/ Okkyung Lee, Cello/ Richard Barrett, Elec/ Tony Buck, Dr, Perc

Meta Records
Themes and Dances: Oleg Hollmann, Bari Sax/ Hannes Buder, G/ Lucia Martinez, Dr

Newsbits: Tonight in New Haven / New Releases from Ornette Coleman, Louis Moholo-Moholo, and Thurston Moore with the Thing

Louis Moholo
Louis Moholo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series is featuring Natura Morta and Earth Tongues, with Carlo Costa, Dan Peck, Joe Moffett, Sean Ali, and Frantz Loriot, at 8pm, Never Ending Books, 810 State St., New Haven.

The Wall Street Journal reviews the latest release to feature Ornette Coleman.

The Guardian reviews 4 Blokes from Louis Moholo-Moholo.

The Chicago Reader takes on Thurston Moore and the Thing.

San Francisco Scene: January 10-16, 2015

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Saturday, January 10
Sat 1/10 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
godwaffle noise pancakes

Sat 1/10 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Felt Has Feelings:
an interactive installation of autonomous sonic inventions
by Bryan Day
Bryan Day is a improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. His work involves combining elements of the natural and man-made world using field recordings, custom audio generation software and homemade instruments. Dayís work explores the parallels between the patterns and systems in nature to those in contemporary society.

Sat 1/10 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2015: Frank Zappa, Carla Scaletti, Thom Blum, Byron Evora, Kent Jolly, Cheryl Leonard, Collin McKelvey, David Arango-Valencia, Francisco Eme, James O’Callaghan, Matthew Schoen, and Pierre-Luc Senécal

Sat 1/10 8:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
“The Moon is your Moon” – a photo exhibit by Collette McCaslin!
Music will be provided by the Rent Romus Trio
Mark Pino – percussion
Shanna Sordahl – cello

Sat 1/10 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Total M.A.S.S. (Michael Manring, Alex Cline, Steuart Liebig, Scott Amendola)

Sat 1/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
String (band) Music Double Bill!
BANDERSNATCH (Alisa Rose, violin – Jesse Appelman, mandolin – Max Johnson, bass (from NYC!)
Lisa Mezzacappa’s INTERLOPERS (Murray Campbell, violin – Crystal Pascucci, cello, John Finkbeiner, guitar – Tim Perkis, electronics – Lisa Mezzacappa, bass)

Sat 1/10 11:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2015 Special LATE SHOW: BRIAN ENO (16-channel World Premiere), PAULINE OLIVEROS, AUGUSTO MEIJER and CLIFF CARUTHERS

Sunday, January 11

Sun 1/11 3:00 PM Maybeck Recital Hall [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA 94708]
The Steve Adams/Vinny Golia Duo will give a rare performance on unusual woodwinds at the Maybeck Recital Hall. Steve and Vinny have been playing together since 1988 in a wide variety of ensembles, and their infrequent performances as a duo showcase the essence of their versatility and musicality.

Sun 1/11 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Bleeding Vector: Lorin Benedict – voice; Eric Vogler – guitar This (more than) decade-old duo of guitar and voice will feature a melange of well-worn standards and original compositions. 9 pm Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone; Max Johnson (NYC) – bass; Jordan Glenn – drums Music in the moment; don’t miss it, come hear the present tense before it becomes the past.

Sun 1/11 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2015: SFSOUNDGROUP performs electroacoustic works by French and American composers. PIERRE BOULEZ (violin and live electronics), LUC FERRARI (improvising ensemble and tape), BERNARD PARMEGIANI (tape), HORACIO VAGGIONE (tape), MARIO DAVIDOVSKY (ensemble and tape), ROBERT ERICKSON (ensemble and tape), HANS TUTSCHKU (oboe, bass clarinet, and iPads), and Matt Ingalls (clarinet and tape).

Monday, January 12

Mon 1/12 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
San Francisco-based woodwind quintet Splinter Reeds will perform new works by Berkeley composers. The event will feature music by Kayla Cashetta, Andrew Martin, Matt Sandahl, and S. Howard Rubin
Mon 1/12 8:30 PM Spice Monkey [1628 Webster St Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday – sponsored by Oakland Freedom Jazz Society
KEY WEST
Brian Pedersen-sax, Rent Romus-sax, Josh Marshall-sax, Randylee Sutherland-euphonium, Mark Blatnik-cello, Shanna Sordahl-cello, Dave Dupuis-upright bass, Sung Kim-ozukuri2, Robert Lopez-drums
9 Fingers
Andrew Jamieson – keyboard , Dave Douglas – Drums

Wednesday, January 14

Wed 1/14 7:00 PM NOHspace at Theatre of Yugen [2840 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94110]
permutations011415: Athletics – Permutations is very proud to present in its first San Francisco iteration and west coast season opener, the Bay Area’s newest new music ensemble, Athletics, in a concert and pre-party warmup for the New Music Gathering.
6 contact mics, drumsets, 7 guitar pedals, no-input mixer, 2 prepared trombones, Bari sax shredding, amplified voices, air guiros, nucleus jamz, CD players, way too many cables to count, original works, world premieres, laptops, feedback, beer.

Thursday, January 15

Thu 1/15 9:30 AM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. San Francisco]
January 15–17, 2015 launches the first New Music Gathering, an annual coming-together of people focusing on topics of current music made in the classical music tradition. Combining concerts, discussions, and presentations about new music and its creators and activists, New Music Gathering brings top contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community. The 2015 debut is headlined by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) cofounder and flutist Claire Chase; pianist, writer, and producer Sarah Cahill; the Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet; internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man; and the boundary-breaking ensemble The Living Earth Show. This year’s event, hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street) and Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street), will focus on “Artist-Led Ensembles” with over fifty presenters and performing acts over the course of three days.

Thu 1/15 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8pm Dave DeFilippo
synth modules, feedback/analysis techniques and programs for touch input
9pm Ryan/Pino Duo
Jim Ryan – saxophones, kalimba, flutes, electronics
Mark Pino – drums, percussion, pedals, voice
This will be one of he last shows for Jim Ryan as a local performer who will be moving to the East Coast in February

Thu 1/15 8:00 PM Counterpulse [1310 Mission Street San Francisco]
Sonic Body Series #8 More…
✚gCal ✚iCal
Thu 1/15 9:00 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Aaron Novik’s Cosimo Lissy

Friday, January 16

Fri 1/16 10:00 AM San Francisco Conservatory of Music [50 Oak St. San Francisco, CA]
January 15–17, 2015 launches the first New Music Gathering, an annual coming-together of people focusing on topics of current music made in the classical music tradition. Combining concerts, discussions, and presentations about new music and its creators and activists, New Music Gathering brings top contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community. The 2015 debut is headlined by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) cofounder and flutist Claire Chase; pianist, writer, and producer Sarah Cahill; the Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet; internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man; and the boundary-breaking ensemble The Living Earth Show. This year’s event, hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (50 Oak Street) and Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street), will focus on “Artist-Led Ensembles” with over fifty presenters and performing acts over the course of three days. Advance Tickets: $60 full conference pass, $30 day pass.

Fri 1/16 7:00 PM Berkeley Arts & NewNow Performances [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
NextNow Performances Presents – HARDLY STRICTLY PERSONAL – A Celebration of Post-Beefheart Art – 25 projects/ 86 Artists in Experimental and New music come together to play a benefit for Earth Juatice and The Coalition On Homelessness. A ‘Party of Very Special things to do’ – 25 views very diverse views on to the life words paintings music of the late Don Van Vliet (AKA Captain Beefheart)…

Fri 1/16 8:00 PM Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists [1924 Cedar Street Berkeley, CA]
In association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Jazz@YBCA Program, Jazz in the Neighborhood is proud to present the Ben Goldberg School.

Fri 1/16 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
THE DIRTY SNACKS ENSEMBLE
JOIN THE DIRTY SNACKS ENSEMBLE FOR A NIGHT OF ORIGINAL WORKS FROM THEIR UPCOMING RECORD AND A FEW BRAND NEW PIECES! M