Daevid Allen Roundup

Gong, playing live in the Zappa club in Tel-Av...
Gong, playing live in the Zappa club in Tel-Aviv. The 2032 tour. 

With the recent passing of Daevid Allen, an outpouring of memories and tributes have ensued. Here are few.

The Guardian, and again
U Discover Music
Rolling Stone, and again
The Telegraph
Pitchfork
Mojo4Music
LA Times

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AMN Picks of the Week: Myra Melford / Banabila, van Geel / Michael Vlatkovich / Ross Hammond / Secret Keeper

English: Michel Banabila Nederlands: Michel Ba...
Michel Banabila

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Myra Melford – Snowy Egret (2015)
Michel Banabila / Oene van Geel – Music for Viola and Electronics (2014)
Michael Vlatkovich Septet – Ask 7 (2015)
Ross Hammond – Flight (2015)
Secret Keeper (Stephan Crump / Mary Halvorson) – Emerge (2015)

Chicago Scene: March 14 – 28, 2015

 

English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an i...
The Vijay Iyer 

 

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

 

Saturday, March 14th 2015

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

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10, or $30 series pass)
Outer Ear 2015
Becky Grajeda

Sunday, March 15th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$10)
Currents
Third Coast Percussion : Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore, with special guests Ross Karre, Rachel Beetz

9:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound

Monday, March 16th 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

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly, with Greg Ward, Tomeka Reid, Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams
Sound Of The City Workshop

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson Trio with John Sutton, Mikel Avery

Thursday, March 19th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Ten x Ten
Josh Berman, Paul Giallorenzo, Anton Hatwich, Keefe Jackson, Peter Maunu, Eli Namay, Ryan Packard, Cameron Pfiffner, Jason Stein, Phil Sudderberg, Salvador Andrade, Jerome Bryerton, Uriel Correa, Rob Funderburk, Trevor Goosen, Andrew Holmquist, Hannah Ireland, Vesna Jovanovic, Alexander Stewart, Cynthia Weiss

Friday, March 20th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Cooper Crain
Jim Baker, Michael Zerang Duo
Perfect Villain
KG Price, Carol Genetti, Graham Stephenson, Albert Wildeman

Saturday, March 21st 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Ben Goldberg, Michael Coleman, Hamir Atwal

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Spektral Quartet with Claire Chase

Monday, March 23rd 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
Tuesday, March 24th 2015

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

6:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Classical Revolution
James Sanders, Michael Maganuco

Friday, March 27th 2015

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10, or $30 series pass)
Outer Ear 2015
Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25)
Fred Anderson Birthday Tribute
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet with Tomeka Reid, Vincent Davis, Junius Paul

Saturday, March 28th 2015

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

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($30-$25)
Vijay Iyer Trio with Stephan Crump, Marcus Gilmore

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($30-$25)
Vijay Iyer Trio with Stephan Crump, Marcus Gilmore

 

For more information, such as 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/

 

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...
Evan Parker 

From London’s Vortex Jazz Club:

Sun 15 March 2015Book now
Mopomoso
2:00pm – 6:00pm @ Vortex
Emmanuel Cremer (cello) / Lionel Garcin (sax) / Dominic Lash (bass) / Alex Ward (clarinet) quartet Dominic and Emmanuel met while they were artists in residence at the OMI International Arts Center New York in 2010. They have formed this…

Thu 19 March 2015
Evan Parker
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex
Evan Parker continues his long-lasting iconic residency at the Vortex. This month he has with him John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (drums) and Tony Hymas (piano)

Tue 24 March 2015Book now
Han Bennink/Alexander Hawkins
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
Han Bennink (drums) and Alexander Hawkins (piano) meet for a new duo which celebrates 40 years of the ‘Dutch Vortex’ – the Bim Huis.

Fri 27 March 2015Book now
Roller Trio
8:00pm – 11:30pm @
“Dark, menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz!” Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music Roller Trio‘s music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes.…

Sun 29 March 2015Book now
Sophie Agnel/ John Edwards/ Steve Noble
7:30pm – 10:15pm @ Vortex
Sophie Agnel has appeared at the Vortex before, but the hope that she would appear at the last of Evan Parker’s Might I Suggest festivals on France was dashed because she is now busy as a member of the prestigious…

Mon 30 March 2015
TERRY DAY/TREVOR WATTS/VERYAN WESTON/DOMINIC LASH
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex
With Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Dominic Lash “A class act”.

Just Outside Reviews

George Maciunas
George Maciunas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Just Outside:

Frédéric Nogray – Merua (Unfathomless)
Yiorgis Sakellariou – Klaipėda (Unfathomless)
Ubeboet – haereo (Mystery Sea)
Michael Pisaro/Cristián Alvear – Melody, Silence (for solo guitar) (Potlatch)
Cristián Alvear Montecino – quatre pièces pour guitare & ondes sinusoïdales (Rhizome.s)
George Maciunas (Apartment House) – M (Leidėjas)
Matthew Revert – Not You (Kye)
Food Court – s/t (Kye)

Terry Riley Festival in San Francisco, June 26-28

From the Kronos Quartet:

KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival
June 26–28, 2015
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, California

With the Terry Riley Festival, Kronos celebrates its long and fruitful artistic relationship with Terry Riley on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Riley and Kronos met more than 35 years ago, and since then, the quartet has commissioned 27 works from him, more than from any other composer in the group’s history. The festival, the first project in the new KRONOS PRESENTS series, features some of Riley’s most significant and rarely-performed works, plus several world premieres composed in his honor, with special guest performers including Wu Man, Zakir Hussain, and Riley’s son Gyan—and of course, some birthday surprises, too.

Night one:

Friday, June 26 | 7:30pm
With Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, and other surprise guests.
Program to include:
Terry Riley / The Cusp of Magic (first movement) *
Performed by Kronos Quartet,
with special guest Wu Man, pipa
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings *
Performed by Kronos Quartet
Terry Riley / Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector *
Performed by Kronos Quartet
Aleksander Kościów / Oberek for Terry Riley * World premiere
Performed by Kronos Quartet
plus special guest artist Zakir Hussain

Friday, June 26 | 9:30pm
Celebrate Terry Riley’s 80th birthday immediately following the opening night performance! Proceeds benefit the Kronos Education and Community Program, which provides outreach and residency activities for a wide range of participants in conjunction with Kronos performances at home in the Bay Area and around the world. Rub elbows with Riley, members of Kronos, and friends, all while supporting the next generation’s access to transformative musical experiences.

Night two:

Saturday, June 27 | 7:30pm
Kronos, Terry & Friends
With Terry Riley, Gyan Riley, and The Living Earth Show.

Program to include:
Various / “Five Minutes” for Terry * World premiere
By Jherek Bischoff, Caleb Burhans, Maggie Payne, Greg Saunier, Aleksandra Vrebalov
Performed by Kronos Quartet
Terry Riley (interpreted by The Living Earth Show) / Rainbow in Curved Air + World premiere
Performed by Kronos Quartet,
with special guest The Living Earth Show
Travis Andrews, guitar, and Andy Meyerson, percussion
Gyan Riley / NEW WORK World premiere
Performed by Kronos Quartet,
with special guests Terry Riley, keyboards, and Gyan Riley, guitar

Night three:
Sunday, June 28 | 7:00pm
Salome Dances for Peace
Terry Riley / Salome Dances for Peace

Five Decades, Six Galaxies, and Counting: The AACM at 50

From Walker Art Center:

Musical revolutions tend to have a spontaneous, spasmodic outlier quality about them. They poke the status quo and then have to weather a pushback that tests their survivalist mettle and ability to create appreciative audiences in sync with their intuitions and intentions. Such is the case with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.