Extended Techniques NYC Calendar for April

English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009
Roscoe Mitchell

From Extended Techniques:

7:30 pm TACET
VENUE: NYU Steinhardt

SUNDAY, April 5
10 pm Ibarra-Ligeti Duo
Susie Ibarra, Lukas Ligeti (drums, percussion)
VENUE: Stone

MONDAY, April 6
7:30 PMBAC Salon: Berio, Cage, Mozart
Berio: Sequenza VII for oboe
Cage: The Seasons
A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
The program begins with two pairings of words and music–a Samuel Beckett poem that will lead into Luciano Berio’s Sequenza for oboe, and “32 Questions” by John Cage, which will preface his rarely heard Seasons for solo piano. Texts will be read by two surprise guests.
VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center

8pm Helmut Lachenmann + Bach, Ensemble Signal
Lachenmann TemA (1968)
Lachenmann Pression (1969-70)
Lachenmann Toccatina (1986)
Lachenmann Third Part for J.S. Bach’s two-part Invention in D minor, BWV 775 (1985)
Bach Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
Bach Allemande and Sarabande from Suite No. 5 in C Minor for solo cello, BWV 1011
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: $30 – $45

TUESDAY, April 14
6pm Ensemble Signal
Reiko Füting tanz.tanz (2010)
Sean Griffin Pattycake (2002)
Elliott Carter Two Diversions (1999)
Helmut Lachenmann Selections from Ein Kinderspiel (1980)
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University

7:30pm Live Ideas: Beth Gill’s Portrait Study + Laurie Anderson and Deborah Hay
VENUE: New York Live Arts

SUNDAY, April 19
8 pm [GENERATE] Danielle Schwob and John Zorn performed by Vicky Chow, Jennifer Choi, and Michael Nicolas
VENUE: Roulette

MONDAY, April 20
8 pm Briggan Krauss’ H-alpha Plus Special Guests Brandon Seabrook and Kato Hideki
VENUE: Roulette

TUESDAY, April 21
8 pm Creative Music 1: Solo Trumpet and Sonic River
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) John Zorn (alto sax) George Lewis (trombone)
VENUE: Stone

8 pm Henry Kaiser/Weasel Walter Large Ensemble
Henry Kaiser: guitar
Weasel Walter: drums
Alan Licht: guitar
Tim Dahl: bass
Brandon Lopez: bass
Jim Sauter: saxophone
Chris Pitsiokos: saxophone
Matt Nelson: saxophone
Michael Foster: saxophone
Peter Evans: trumpet
Dan Peck: tuba
Steve Swell: trombone
two hour long sets.
ADMISSION: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

THURSDAY, April 23
7:30 JACK Quartet
Crawford Seeger: String Quartet “1931”
Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junction
Jason Eckardt: Ascension
Caroline Shaw: Ritornello 2.sq.2.j
John Zorn: The Alchemist
VENUE: Lincoln Center – David Rubenstein Atrium

THURSDAY, April 23 7:00PM Nate Wooley – trumpet, Sylvie Courvoisier – piano, Chris Corsano – drums
VENUE: artsforart
TUESDAY, April 28
8 pm AACM @ 50: SEM Ensemble
The S.E.M. Ensemble and Ostravská banda
Petr Kotik, Conductor
Thomas Buckner, Baritone
Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophones, Flute
George Lewis, Trombone and Electronics
BOUND (2012) George Lewis
AND YET (2001) Henry Threadgill
NINE +1 (2013) Petr Kotik
FIVE (1989) John Cage
TRUST (2012) Christian Wolff
WOULD YOU WEAR MY EYES (2011) Roscoe Mitchell
(On a poem by Bob Kaufman)
VENUE: 321 East 73rd Street
ADMISSION: Donation at door

WEDNESDAY, April 29th
8 pm AACM @ 50: SEM Ensemble
S.E.M. Ensemble
Petr Kotik, Conductor
Thomas Buckner, Baritone
Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophones, Flute
George Lewis, Trombone and Electronics
Muhal Richard Abrams, Piano
Large orchestral works
MERGERTONE (2007) Muhal Richard Abrams
KINGMAKER (2015) Roscoe Mitchell (World Premiere)
MEMEX (2014) George Lewis
THE TRIO Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis
VENUE: 321 East 73rd Street
ADMISSION: Donation at door

WEDNESDAY, April 29th
8:00PM – 9:00PM – Joe Mcphee solo + Meeting with 4 dancers
Solo sax: Joe McPhee Dance: Lance Gries / Chisa Hidaka / Paul Singh / Elena Demyanenko
9:00PM – 10:00PM – Joe McPhee Trio
Joe McPhee – saxophone
Steve Swell – trombone
Dick Griffin – trombone
VENUE: arts for art


Chicago Scene: April 4-18, 2015

Nate Lepine at the Hideout, Chicago IL
Nate Lepine

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

Saturday, April 4th 2015

7:00PM-11:00pm The Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro located inside Evanston’s Century Theatre, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston.
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio featuring Jimmy Bennington on drums, Fred Jackson Jr of the AACM on saxophone and Devon Foster on bass.

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 (Free)
Outer Ear 2015
Stefan Roigk — ‘sprachmusik’

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Sir Richard Bishop
Robert Millis

Sunday, April 5th 2015

Noon-2:00pm at The Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St, Evanston
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio featuring Jimmy Bennington on drums, Swiss guitarist Sam Mosching and Devon Foster on bass.

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Mivos Quartet — music of Eric Wubbels

Monday, April 6th 2015

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($5)
Peep Show
Winifred Haun, Vershawn Ward/Red Clay Dance Company, Olivia Block

7:00PM at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell, 773.324.5520
5 Person Bufet
Deniz Gül with Audrey Chen, Owen Davis, Carol Genetti, Frank Rosaly, Katherine Young

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, April 8th 2015

6:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Open Source String Quartet, with Hannah Barton, Sam Sharp, Timothy Hager, Anne Patterson

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Albert Wildeman, Peter Maunu

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Charles Rumback, Nick Macri

Thursday, April 9th 2015

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)

Friday, April 10th 2015

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

Saturday, April 11th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Trio M : Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Matt Wilson

Monday, April 13th 2015

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Marie Casimir
Bill Harris with Matt Piet, Jake Wark
Julian Kirshner with Nate Lepine, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Zach Moore

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 Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Anagram Series
Twin Talk : Dustin Laurenzi, Katie Ernst, Andrew Green
Quin Kirchner Quartet, with Nate Lepine, Jason Stein, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Ancient Rites II with James Dillon
Fonema Consort : Nina Dante, Dalia Chin, Jonathan Thompson, Emily Beisel, Kathryn Schulmeister, Jake Harpster, Owen Davis, David Kalhous, Samuel Rowe, Pablo Santiago Chin

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Mike Reed
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, April 16th 2015

8:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243 ($10-$8)
Rabble Rabble

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
The SZ Connective : Saalik Ziyad, Taalib-Din Ziyad, Ed Wilkerson Jr, Shantah Nurullah, Alex Wing, Dushun Mosley

Friday, April 17th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube SP
São Paulo Underground

Saturday, April 18th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Francisco Lopez

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/

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2015 Artists Named: Abrams, Argue, Coleman, Lee Included

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009
Muhal Richard Abrams

Among this year’s Doris Duke Charitable Foundation artists, we have

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced the 2015 class of Doris Duke Artists. Twenty remarkable performing artists will each receive $275,000 in flexible, multi-year funding as an investment in and celebration of their ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, theatre and jazz. With this year’s class, the foundation will have awarded $22 million among 80 Doris Duke Artists since the awards program’s inception.

Of special note to us are:

Muhal Richard Abrams (Jazz)
Darcy James Argue (Jazz)
Steve Coleman (Jazz)
Okkyung Lee (Jazz)

Brief bios:

Muhal Richard Abrams: Pianist, Composer (New York, NY)
Muhal Richard Abrams has been at the forefront of the contemporary music scene for more than 40 years. As co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), he is an influential leader who has written for a variety of ensembles and whose pioneering compositional and
improvisational work can be heard on more than two dozen recordings. He most recently recorded Jack DeJohnette’s Made In Chicago (ECM, 2015), which features fellow Chicagoans Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell and Larry Gray. He is a Doris Duke Impact Award recipient (2014), an NEA Jazz Master (2010) and a recipient of the Vision Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2010). In 2012, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation presented him with the BNY Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award, and Columbia University awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Music. He headlined The Kennedy Center’s 2014-2015 jazz season and continues to serve as President of the New York City Chapter of the AACM as it enters its 50th Anniversary in the fall of 2015.
Website: http://aacmchicago.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aacmchicago
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AACMNewYork

Darcy James Argue: Composer (New York, NY)
In 2005, Darcy James Argue founded Secret Society, an 18-piece big band that quickly secured a reputation as one of modern jazz’s premier large ensembles. The group’s latest release is the GRAMMY Award-nominated Brooklyn Babylon (New Amsterdam, 2013), which received a MAP Fund grant (2011). The recording addresses the gentrification of Brooklyn and has drawn critical comparison to panoramic works by Duke Ellington and Charles Ives. Following the release of Brooklyn Babylon, Secret Society earned top honors in the Big Band category of the DownBeat Critics Poll (2013) as well as JazzTimes Big Band/Large Ensemble of the Year (2013). Argue’s commissions include from the Jerome Foundation, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and most recently the Fromm Music Foundation for his upcoming multimedia work Real Enemies, which will premiere in the fall of 2015. His recent work Tensile Curves (2014) was inspired by Duke Ellington’s “Diminuendo in Blue,” employing metric modulations in place of Ellington’s modulations of volume and intensity.
Website: http://www.secretsocietymusic.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secretsocietymusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darcyjamesargue
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/darcyjamesargue

Steve Coleman: Saxophonist, Composer (Allentown, PA)
Born in Chicago, Steve Coleman has produced music distinguished by its use of indefinite meter and overlapping cycles. In the 1980s, together with Greg Osby, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, Graham Haynes and others, he created the collective M-Base. His primary ensemble, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, was formed in 1981 and recently released Functional Arrhythmias (Pi, 2013). In 2014, Coleman received a Doris Duke Impact Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. Over the years, Coleman has also shared his discoveries in rhythm and tonality at public workshops. He now actively leads M-Base Ways, an online resource for improvising musicians, and M-Base Concepts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing musicians with a supportive environment for musical experimentation, original performance, and creative and philosophical growth. His next recording, Synovial Joints (Pi, 2015), by the large ensemble Steve Coleman and The Council of Balance, will be released in April 2015.
Website: http://www.m-base.com
Interactive Members Site: http://m-base.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mbaseconcepts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbase
Performance Dates: http://m-base.com/schedule

Okkyung Lee: Cellist, Composer (New York, NY)
Okkyung Lee, a New York-based artist and South Korea native, has created a body of work demonstrating irreverence for genre boundaries and a penchant for collaboration. Her music draws from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music. For example, she used crude equipment and unorthodox microphone equipment to record her solo album Ghil (Ideologic Organ, 2013) in order to produce a more raw sound. Lee has performed and recorded with similarly fearless improviser-composers, such as Doris Duke Artist Award recipients Vijay Iyer, Zeena Parkins and Craig Taborn; and Butch Morris, Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith and John Zorn. She curated the 2013 “Music Unlimited 27” Festival in Austria and was heard most recently on Live at Stone (Open Mouth Records, 2015). In 2015, she will be a Civitella Ranieri Fellow in Umbria, Italy and play at the Météo Festival in Mulhouse, France.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/okkyung.lee.music.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/okkyunglee

Just Outside Reviews

From Just Outside:

Bertrand Gauguet – Shiro (Herbal International)
Rodolphe Alexis/Stéphane Rives – Winds Doors Poplars (Herbal International)
Gregory Büttner – Pochen – Oder: mit nachschleifendem Zwirnsfaden die Treppe Hinunterkollern (Herbal International)
Claudio Rocchetti/Klaus Janek – Reisenotizen aus dem Land der Mitte (Herbal International)
The Spanish Donkey – Raoul (Rare Noise)
Merzbow/Bálazs Pándi/Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (Rare Noise)
Jeph Jerman/Tim Barnes – Matterings (Erstwhile)
Éric La Casa/Taku Unami – Parazoan Mapping (Erstwhile)
Graham Lambkin/Michael Pisaro – Schwarze Riesenfalter (Erstwhile)

Museolaboratorio’s CODE 2015 in Città Sant’Angelo, Italy

From Museolaboratorio:

CODE 2015
Signs of contemporary culture.
25 April 2015, preview 24 April

Vico Lupinato, 1
Città Sant’Angelo · Pescara

25 April 2015

opening 19.00

Richard Chartier, US
sound installation / Interior Field / Line Imprint
Christina Vantzou, BE
video screening / Kranky

Museolaboratorio’s Collection 98-15
presentazione collezione permanente Museolaboratorio
Luca Di Gregorio, IT
painting / solo exhibition
Matteo Ludovico, IT
Carlo Nannicola and Michela Del Conte, IT
video installation
Massimo Desiato, IT
Anna Messere, IT
installation / photography

concerts 21.00

21.30 Andrea Gabriele and Geoff Warren, IT/UK
flutes / bass / electronics
22.00 Lino Capra Vaccina, IT
vibraphone / percussion instruments
23.00 Giancarlo Schiaffini, IT

trombone / electronics
00.00 Fabrizio Mammarella, IT
experimental djset

Preview 24 April 2015
22.00 Valerio Cosi, IT
heavy electronic

23.00 Palenque Pacal, IT
vinyl sonata für 4 turntables and drums

Aram Shelton on Tour

From Aram Shelton:

April 4, 2015: Tonal Masher + The Thick Rich Ones, Cherie Hill IrieDance, Deborah Karp Dance Projects. Temescal Art Center. Oakland. 8:00 pm.

April 16, 2015: Tonal Masher + Kyle Bruckmann, Tom Djll, John McCowen and Shannah Sordahl. Luggage Store. San Francisco. 8:00 pm.

April 25, 2015: Tonal Masher + Jordan Glenn Moe! Staiano Duo. Ridge Hotel. Oakland. 8:00 pm.

April 29th, 2015: Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks + Grex. El Rio. San Francisco. 9:00 pm.

Tonal Masher European Tour – May 2015

May 5: Tonal Masher. Rökridån. Stockholm.

May 6: Tonal Masher + Magnus Granberg and Mette Rasmussen / Chris Corsano. BrÖtz, Goteborg. 20:00

May 7: Tonal Masher. FRIM/SYD, Malmö. 20:00

May 8: Tonal Masher. Koncertkirken Blågårds, Copenhagen. 20:00

May 9: Tonal Masher. Mex, Dortmund. 20:00

May 10: Tonal Masher + Florian Zwissler, electronic, and Carl Ludwig Hübsch, tuba. Plattform Nicht Dokumentierbarer Ereignisse. Köln. 20:00.

May 12: Tonal Masher + Mette Rasmussen / Chris Corsano. King Georg. Köln. 20:00

May 13:Tonal Masher + Mette Rasmussen / Chris Corsano. Sound In Motion. Antwerp. 20:00

May 14: Tonal Masher +Ken Vandermark / Fred Lonberg-Holm Duo. De Ruimte. Amsterdam.

May 15: Tonal Masher. Forum Freies Theater. Mykorrhiza Festival. Dusseldorf. 21:00

Upcoming Detroit Shows

Sir Richard Bishop at Greensboro College, 2006.
Sir Richard Bishop

From Detroit’s Trinosophes:

Tuesday, April 7: Sir Richard Bishop and Robert Millis plus Chatoyant and DJ set by Twin Spin

Richard Bishop is an American composer, guitarist and singer best known for his work with the Sun City Girls. In 2005 Bishop began performing as a solo artist, playing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. He has done extensive touring with Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart, Bill Callahan, and many others.

Saturday April 18: Mid American Center for Contemporary Music

Bowling Green, OH’s Mid American Center for Contemporary Music has been emerging as an important stronghold of New Music in the Mid-Eastern U.S. This performance will feature a large ensemble of faculty and students playing contemporary chamber music. Program details TBA.
8 pm; $6.


April 22: Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host
April 25: Tribute to Fred Ho’s Afro Asian Ensemble.
April 29 Mothlight Micro Cinema presents
May 3: Interwaving strecht
May 5: Instant Composers Pool
May 7: Detroit to Baghdad
May 8: Doug Halliday
May 10: Tim Berne’s Snake Oil
May 20: Natural Information Society
May 22: Elizabeth Ward
May 23: Laurence Miller
June 1: Neil Hagerty
June 19 & 20: Rod Williams
June 23: Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit