Wadada Leo Smith at the Stone Next Week

From Cuneiform Records:

Wadada Leo Smith Announces the Program for his 2015 Residency @ The Stone, NYC April 21 through April 26, 2015, a five day celebration of
Smith’s 44 Year Career: A Retrospective & The A.A.C.M. 50th Anniversary with Twelve Ensembles + Video.

The Stone, New York City, John Zorn‘s venue for creative music
Located at the center of Avenue C and 2nd Street
http://www.thestonenyc.com

Wadada Leo Smith Residency April 21 through April 26, 2015, All Shows: $20

STRUCTURE A

Art has known properties and unknown properties, but the unknown properties must be bigger than the known properties.
It’s a monstrous world for those people who want to be artists but are afraid to be so.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
8:00pm
Creative Music 1:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
+
Sonic River:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
John Zorn – alto saxophone
George Lewis – trombone

10:00pm
Divine Love:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Bobby Naughton – vibraharp
Dwight Andrews – reeds

You have to radicalize your art at every stage of your life,
in every stage of your development.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
7:00pm
Wadada Leo Smith Talks…
… about his Music Philosophy and Language

8:00pm
The Nile:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Hardedge – sound design

10:00pm
Tastalun:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Graham Haynes – cornet
Ted Daniel – trumpet

STRUCTURE B

Art is about humanism, not about protectionism.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23
8:00pm
Taif: Prayer In The Garden of The Hijaz, String Quartet No. 6
The Secret Quartet:
Jennifer Choi – violin
Neil Dufallo – violin
Yves Dharamraj – cello
Lev Zhurbin – viola
+
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Aruán Ortiz – piano

10:00pm
The Black Hole / Silence:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Bill Laswell – electric bass
Yuko Fujiyama – piano
Henry Kaiser – electric guitar
Hardedge – sound design

Art is about people who have something inside them that’s greater
than the outside world,
and by getting their art out of themselves they make the outside world greater.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24
8:00pm
Mbira: Dark Lady of the Sonnets
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Min Xiao Fen – pipa
Pheeroan akLaff – drums

10:00pm
Celebratory: Ornette – Coltrane – Shannon:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Brandon Ross – electric guitar
Lamar Smith – electric guitar
Bill Laswell – electric bass
Pheeroan akLaff – drums

STRUCTURE C

When artists want to be accepted, they’ve already lost their art.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
8:00pm
The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Mauro Refosco – percussion

10:00pm
Ten Freedom Summers:
The Golden Quartet:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Anthony Davis – piano
John Lindberg – bass
Pheeroan akLaff – drums
+
Jesse Gilbert – video

Art is not for everybody, although it’s made to be for everybody.
It celebrates uniqueness, nothing else.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
7:00pm
Wadada Leo Smith Talks…
… about his Music Philosophy and Language

8:00pm
The Bell:
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Aruán Ortiz – piano
William Parker – bass
Adam Rudolph – percussion

10:00pm
America’s Third Century Spiritual Awakening / The Year of The Elephant:
The Golden Quintet (15 years: Retrospective):
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Anthony Davis – piano
John Lindberg – bass
Pheeroan akLaff – drums
Adam Rudolph – percussion
+
Jesse Gilbert – video

The Program for Wadada Leo Smith’s Residency at The Stone and all Program Notes above by Wadada Leo Smith, 2015.

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Vital Weekly 978

Simon Wickham-Smith
Simon Wickham-Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Vital Weekly:

Seetyca – Deus Ex Machina (Cd by Essentia Mundi) *
Caught in the Wake Forever – the Places Where I Worhship You (Cd by Dronarivm) *
Simon Balestrazzi – Ultrasonic Bathing Apparatus (Cd by Sincope)
Platform – Anthropocene (Cd by Vafongool) *
Florian Wittenburg – Aleatoric Inspiration (Cd by Nurnichtnur) *
Diatribes – Great Stone/blood Dunza (Lp by Aussenraum Records)
Walt Thisney – This Continuum (Cdr by Klappstuhl) *
a Guide for Reason – Xiii-xiv (Cdr by Faith Strange) *
Colbets – and Silence (Cdr by Twice Removed) *
Simon Whetham & Canned Fit – Elephant in the Salon (Cdr by Twice Removed) *
Adern X – Liebe Ist Warmer Als Der Zeit (Cdr by Xevor) *
Costis Drygianakis (Cdr, Private) *
Fossils – for Brian Ruryk (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Derek Rogers – Depth/detail of Processing (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Steve Flato – Exhaust System (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Vyazkiy Sharab/resonan – Tension/friction (Cdr by Resdatcom)
Doc Wor Mirran – Recipe for a Memory (Cdr by Mirran Threat)
Simon Wickham-Smith – a Hidden Life (Cassette by Tanuki Records)
Amk – Bungalow (Cassette by Obsolete Units)
Dreamcrusher – Katatonia (Cassette by Obsolete Units)
Chapels – Night Thoughts (Cassette by Obsolete Units)
Sterile Garden – Dirty Thoughts (Cassette by Basement Tapes)
Sterile Garden – Live Actions 2005-2013 (Cassette by Basement Tapes)
Danielle Liebeskind – Architecture Petite (Cassette by Barreuh Records)

Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube SP in NY Reviewed

From NYTimes.com:

Near the midpoint of Black Cube SP’s commanding show at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, Rob Mazurek tucked his cornet between his knees and began punching buttons. He had turned his focus toward a tabletop console with the dimensions of a large briefcase, joining his bandmates in an analog electronic squall.

On one side of him, Guilherme Granado fiddled intently with a sampler and a keyboard; on the other, Thomas Rohrer used a tiny mallet to elicit steely chimes from an amplified kitchen whisk. And Mauricio Takara hunched over a ukulele-like cavaquinho before returning to his drums — by which point Mr. Mazurek was pursuing a staccato tack on piano, and Mr. Rohrer was pushing a shrill gust of notes through a soprano saxophone.

Keith Fullerton Whitman Upcoming Performances

Keith Fullerton Whitman in 2006
Keith Fullerton Whitman

From Keith Fullerton Whitman:

Solo Performance @ Terraforma Festival
Saturday, June 13, 2015
6:00pm 7:00pm
Villa Arconati
KFW will be “performing during sunset, after a long music day from ambient in the morning to world experimental in the afternoon, and just before the night starts with glitches by robert lippok and then the aquaplano dancefloor session”

Oren Ambarchi, KFW @ 3S
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
8:00pm 9:00pm
3S Artspace
Two solo sets by Oren & KFW at Portsmouth, NH’s new 3S Artspace.

Solo Performance @ ZKM / Globale Festival
Friday, July 3, 2015
8:00pm 9:00pm
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Friday (july 3)
Jonáš Gruska
Alien Radio
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Saturday (july 4)
Helm
Puce Mary
Gert-Jan Prins & Martijn van Boven: Black Smoking Mirror

Solo Performance @ Le Festival de Lanaudière
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00pm 7:00pm
Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheatre
Myriam Bleau
Jean-François Laporte
Simon Choini
Keith Fullerton Whitman