Extended Techniques NYC Calendar March 2015

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...
Sylvie Courvoisier

From Extended Techniques:

NYC calendar March 2015

8 pm Guy Klucevsek & Phillip Johnston Duo
Guy Klucevsek (accordion) Phillip Johnston (soprano sax)
Compositions and improvisations.
VENUE: The Stone

9 pm Kronos Quartet
MERLIJN TWAALFHOVEN On Parole (World Premiere)
DEREK CHARKE Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV / BILL MORRISON Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 (for quartet with film) (NY Premiere)
VENUE: Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $55 – $65

SUNDAY, March 8
8 pm Ned Rothenberg & Phillip Johnston Duo
Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds) Phillip Johnston (soprano sax)
Compositions and improvisations.
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, March 10
8 pm MALPHAS-Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman playing Book of Angels
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
Masada compositions by John Zorn.
VENUE: The Stone

7 pm Mivos Quartet with composer/soprano Kate Soper
Music of Berg, Gesualdo, Iannotta; a world premiere by Kate Soper
VENUE: The Italian Academy

FRIDAY, March 13
8 pm Mephista
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Susie Ibarra (drums)
10 pm
Mephista + Nate Wooley
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Jim Black (drums) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 (each set)

SATURDAY, March 14
8 pm Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Duo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, compositions) Mark Feldman (violin, compositions)
Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman DUO playing their own music from their CDs “Live at theatre vidy-Lausanne” and new compositions.
10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier New Graphic Scores
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 (each set)

SATURDAY, March 14
9 pm & 10:30 pm Michael Formanek
Tim Berne, alto sax; Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute; Jacob Sacks, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums
VENUE: Cornelia street cafe
ADMISSION: $10 cover plus $10 minimum

SUNDAY, March 15
8 pm Sylvie Courvoisier Solo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, compositions)
Playing music from her solo album “Signs and Epigrams” on Tzadik Records + new pieces and improv.
10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Ned Rothenberg TRIO
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Ned Rothenberg (clarinet)
VENUE: The Stone

MONDAY, March 16
8:30pm Lukas Ligeti, percussion and Thollem McDonas, piano
VENUE: Spectrum

TUESDAY, March 17
8 pm The Klucevsek/Bern Unit
Alan Bern (accordion, piano, melodica, compositions) Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
VENUE: The Stone

8 pm Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
Peter Brown, Kamala Sankaram (voices) Jed Distler (toy piano, piano) Todd Reynolds (violin) Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
Music for collaborations: Chinoiserie (Ping Chong), Fallen Shadows (Karen Bamonte), Industrious Angels (Laurie McCants), Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
(Lionel Popkin)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, March 19
8 pm Solo Accordion Music 1982-2013
Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, March 20
8 pm The Bantam Orchestra
Pete Donovan (bass) Erik Friedlander (cello) Mary Rowell (violin) Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
Music from Citrus, My Love (rec/rec swiss), Stolen Memories (Tzadik), and Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse (XI)
VENUE: The Stone

SUNDAY, March 22
3 PM Meredith Monk and Friends
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Don Byron and Guests, Lukas Ligeti, Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble, Missy Mazzoli and Victoire, John Zorn and Cyro Baptista
All-Meredith Monk program
VENUE: Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $43 – $50

7:30 pm Neighborhood Concert: Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits
VENUE: Harlem Stage Gatehouse

7:00 pm Quartetto Maurice
Music by Andrea Agostini, Steve Reich, Fausto Romitelli, and a world premiere by Ryan Carter
VENUE: The Italian Academy

Vital Weekly 972

English: Jim O'Rourke Français : Jim O'Rourke
Jim O’Rourke 

From Vital Weekly:

Martin Schulte – Forest (Cd by Lantern) *
34423 – Masquerade (Cd by Kaico) *
Møhr/maeror Tri – Hafenstadt (Cd by Auf Abwegen)
Seth Nehil – Bounds (Lp by Auf Abwegen)
Toshiuki Yasuda – Nameless God’s Blue (Cd by Megadolly)
Yusuke Yukuta – Mother Shape (Cd by Kurage)
Qibe – Nafas Batin (Cd by Nature Bliss) *
Zmi – Fu-NE (Cd by Plop) *
Tetuzi Akiyama &Amp; Jason Kahn &Amp; Toshimaru Nakamura – Between Two (Cd by Ftarri) *
Ftarri Christmas (Cdr by Ftarri)
Bertrand Denzler &Amp; Antonin Gerbal – Heretofore (Cd by Umlaut Records) *
Betrand Denzler – Morph (Cdr by Confront) *
Horns – Horns 1.2 (Cdr by Confront) *
Brunnen – Sometimes My Arms Bend Back (Lp by Vrystaete) *
Nzumbe – Titubeo (Lp by Organized Music from Thessaloniki)
Raymond Dijkstra – Ce Phenomene Negatif D’une Maniere Satisfaisante (Lp by Le Souffleur)
Merzbow &Amp; Gustafsson &Amp; Pandi – Live in Tabacka 13/04/2012 (Lp by Tabacka Records)
Javier Hernando – Limite Radioazulado (Cdr by Geometrik Urafonia) *
Jess Rowland – Spambots (Cdr by Edgetone)
Eat the Sun – the Djerassi Sessions (Cdr by Edgetone)
Lords of Outland – Lords O Leaping (Cdr by Edgetone)
Thollem Mcdonas &Amp; Michel Snow – Two Piano Concert at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cdr by Edgetone)
Tarracoir – Growth (Cdr by Deserted Village) *
Woven Skull – Fat Baby Blues (Cassette by Deserted Village)
the Sunken Hum – Vol. 1: Field Recordings of Rhythms &Amp; Drones (Cassette by Deserted Village)
Sarah Louise – Field Guide (Cassette by Scissor Tail Records)
Staplerfahrer – Four More Broken Elements (Cassette by Dim Records) *
Jim O’rourke – Nevertheless (Download from Bandcamp) *
Jim O’rourke – the Great Indoors (Download from Bandcamp)
Jim O’rourke – Then Left (Download from Bandcamp)

Wadada Leo Smith Residency at the Stone in April

Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith

From Wadada Leo Smith:

The boldly original composer, trumpeter and Pulitzer Finalist Wadada Leo Smith presents 44 Years: Retrospective featuring twelve ensembles + video, Tuesday, April 21 – Sunday, April 26, 2015 at The Stone, Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York City. All shows $20. http://www.thestonenyc.com

Smith performs a wide range of music from all phases of his career. The series begins with Structure A, on Tuesday, April 21st and Wednesday, April 22nd. On Tuesday, April 21st at 8 p.m. Smith performs solo in Creative Music 1 and in Sonic River featuring Smith, alto saxophonist John Zorn and trombonist George Lewis. At 10 p.m. Smith performs Divine Love with vibraharpist Bobby Naughton and reedman Dwight Andrews. On Wednesday, April 22nd, Smith talks about his music philosophy and language at 7 p.m. The Nile featuring Smith and sound designer Hardedge takes place at 8 p.m. Tastalun follows at 10 p.m. featuring Smith with cornetist Graham Haynes and trumpeter Ted Daniel.

Structure B encompasses the music on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, April 23rd showcases Taif: Prayer In The Garden of The Hijaz, String Quartet No. 6 featuring The Secret Quartet with violinists Jennifer Choi and Neil Dufallo, cellist Yves Dharamraj and violist Lev Zhurbin + Smith on trumpet and Aruán Ortiz on piano. The Black Hole / Silence follows at 10 p.m. featuring Smith with electric bassist Bill Laswell, pianist Yuko Fujiyama, electric guitarist Henry Kaiser and sound designer Hardedge. Friday, April 24th begins with Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets featuring Smith with Min Xiao Fen on pipa and Pheeroan akLaff on drums at 8 p.m. followed at 10 p.m. by Celebratory: Ornette – Coltrane – Shannon with Smith, electric guitarists Brandon Ross and Lamar Smith, electric bassist Bill Laswell and drummer Pheeroan akLaff.

Structure C encompasses the final two nights of performances. Saturday, April 25 features The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer with Smith and percussionist Mauro Refosco at 8 p.m. followed at 10 by Ten Freedom Summers with The Golden Quartet (Smith, pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg and drummer Pheeroan akLaff) + video artist Jesse Gilbert. Sunday, April 26 features a 7 p.m. talk by Smith about his music philosophy and language. The Bell follows at 8 p.m. with Smith, pianist Aruán Ortiz, bassist William Parker and percussionist Adam Rudolph. The evening concludes at 10 p.m. with America’s Third Century Spiritual Awakening / The Year of The Elephant The Golden Quintet (15 years: Retrospective) featuring Smith with pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg, drummer Pheeroan akLaff and percussionist Adam Rudolph + video artist Jesse Gilbert.

Seattle Scene: March 6-21

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences. All ages are welcome. All shows 8 PM, $5 – $15 sliding scale at the door unless otherwise noted (check individual listings).

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Fri. March 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The Seattle Composers’ Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress. Composers, performers, and audience members gather in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Tonight’s featured Seattle composers: Ann Cummings, Jeremiah Lawson, Jeremy Shaskus & Nadya Kadrevis, and Clement Reid.

FRI. 3/13 – TORCH straddles the worlds of classical and jazz, with Brian Chin (trumpet), Eirc Likkel (clarinet), Brady Millard-Kisch (bass), Ben Tomas (vibes, percussion)

SAT. 3/14 – electroacoustic music by Matthieu Ruhlmann/Joda Clément (Vancouver) + Coppice (Chicago)

MON. 3/16 – WA Composers Forum presents Inverted Space

THU. 3/19 – Oakland duo Ze Bib! (Shanna Sordahl, cello/electronics & Robert Lopez, percussion), Greg Kelley, Wally Shoup Saxophone Trio + 1

FRI. 3/20 – Zero-G Concerts presents the DeJoie Project

SAT. 3/21 – Great Bliss + Bad Luck

Contemporaneous Ensemble in NY

English: Dylan Mattingly, with guitar
Dylan Mattingly

From Contemporaneous:

Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now.

Sat, Mar 7, 2015 7:30pm Mon, Mar 9, 2015 7:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 7:30 pm
DiMenna Center for Classical Music | Mary Flagler Cary Hall | 450 West 37 Street, NYC

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 5:00 pm
Olin Hall | Bard College

Monday, March 9, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Side-by-side concert with Face the Music | presented by Neighborhood Classics
P.S. 142 | 100 Attorney Street, NYC

Contemporaneous celebrates its 5th birthday by turning the spotlight on its own performers with new work by composers in the ensemble.

Program: (all works commissioned by Contemporaneous)

Vicente Alexim (b. 1987): Impulses (2015) — world premiere
Matt Evans (b. 1988): Still Life for Ensemble (2015) — world premiere
Tamzin Elliott (b. 1992): Gloria Nightwatch and The Ghost (2015) — world premiere
Dylan Mattingly (b. 1991): Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate) (2010)
Finnegan Shanahan (b. 1993): Water Cycle (Music for a Hudson River Railroad Dream-Map) (2015) — world premiere