AMN Reviews: NYM – Untitled (2015; Attenuation Circuit)

R-7016627-1431762795-9705.jpegMystery artist NYM´s Untitled contribution to Attenuation Circuit´s small-run artisan CDR series is pretty aptly characterized as Thomas Köner mixing Lustmord, though I might object that more of a tale is being told than the celebrated but stoic sound colorists would choose. It is a truly massive half hour, ataxic rather than glacial in movement, strife-riven, suns sputtering flares and collapsing into white dwarves in the place where the black stars hang (it is hard to disengage from the comparison once it´s been planted in your head). Dark ambient as unambiguous as a man´s ruin tattoo.

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/untitled-3

Stephen Fruitman

San Francisco Scene: June 26 – July 3, 2015

English: The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridg...

From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, June 26

Fri 6/26 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
KRONOS PRESENTS Terry Riley Festival
Kronos Quartet, Wu Man, Zakir Hussain

Fri 6/26 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Keys Without Locks
Join us for an evening of keyboard works in disparate genres
Matthew Goodheart (extended technique)
Thomas Dimuzio (electronics)
Katy Luo (classical pianist)

Fri 6/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Reed and Slide: François Houle & Samuel Blazer
Houle & Blazer will perform Gérard Grisey’s Solo pour deux, for clarinet and trombone, a new commission by Joëlle Léandre, and their own compositions

Saturday, June 27

Sat 6/27 1:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
The 3rd Annual Richard Waters New Music Festival 1:00 – 10:00 PM

Sat 6/27 2:30 PM Studio 1 [Market Street at 10th San Francisco]
Ritual 71: transient
Creating one more ritual of a total 95 RITUALS (for Anna Halperin) with Dana and Shinichi Iova-Koga, Yuko Kaseki, Sten Rudstrøm, Heekyung Cho, Crow Nishimura and Dohee Lee in musical collaboration with Joshua Kohl on benches by Dan Gottwald.

Sat 6/27 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
KRONOS PRESENTS Terry Riley Festival
Kronos Quartet, Terry Riley, and Friends

Sat 6/27 8:00 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Creative music ensemble Gestaltish, will be featured as part of the Community Music Center’s Shenson Faculty Concert Series on June 27, 2015
http://sfcmc.org/event/rachel-condry-clarinet-2/
The members of Gestaltish are offering a FREE improvisation workshop the evening before, June 26, 2015 to demystify self-idiomatic music exploration and encourage musicians and educators to experiment with sound in their own new ways.

Sat 6/27 8:00 PM EastBay Media Center [1939 Addison St. Berkeley]
Barb Golden’s solo show NOT DEAD YET, at the EastBay Media Center, 1939 Addison St., Berkeley. with SPLENDOR GENERATOR (Bill Thibault, original video projections, Antimatter and Tim Perkis, electronic sound), and cellists Theresa Wong and Carla Fabrizio. Poetry, songs, instrumental compositions by Barb.

Sat 6/27 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [Oakland]
Matt Ingalls
SAARISELKA (Marielle V. Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson)
THE ESSENTIALISTS (John krausbauer and David Kendall) from LA

Sat 6/27 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Brian Kenney Fresno + Jack-O-the-clock + Reconnaissance Fly

Sunday, June 28

Sun 6/28 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
KRONOS PRESENTS Terry Riley Festival
Kronos Quartet Plays “Salome Dances for Peace”

Sun 6/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Matthew Goodheart : Works
Blurring lines between composition and sound installation, this evening features works created by and written for Composer/Sound Artist Matthew Goodheart. With bassist George Cremaschi.

Monday, June 29

Mon 6/29 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
Rova:Arts presents Rovate 2015: “No Favorites: An Homage to Lawrence Butch Morris”

Mon 6/29 8:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Dance [301 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103]
SFCD Summer Dance Series In-Studio: MINIATURES by Sharp & Fine (with Joshua Marshall)//COLLISIONS by Joy Prendergast
MINIATURES is a short work for three dancers, a series of small dances on the theme of relationships with spoken text from Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies and music scored live by two different saxophonists, Joshua Marshall (June 29 & 30) and Aram Shelton (July 25).
Choreography by Megan and Shannon Kurashige. Dancers: Rachel Laws, Chelsea Reichert, Jane Selna.

Tuesday, June 30

Tue 6/30 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
On Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30pm, Tom’s Place presents
A Musical Farrago with
Greg Goodman (piano),
George Cremaschi (bass) and
Gino Robair (percussion)

Tue 6/30 8:00 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Dance [301 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103]
SFCD Summer Dance Series In-Studio: MINIATURES by Sharp & Fine (with saxophonist Joshua Marshall)//COLLISIONS by Joy Prendergast
MINIATURES is a short work for three dancers, a series of small dances on the theme of relationships with spoken text from Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies and music scored live by two different saxophonists, Joshua Marshall (June 29 & 30) and Aram Shelton (July 25).
Choreography by Megan and Shannon Kurashige. Dancers: Rachel Laws, Chelsea Reichert, Jane Selna.

Wednesday, July 1

Wed 7/01 8:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Eye-Full Films and REEL CHANGE @ the Nunnery. Films by David Michalak plus music for experimental films by REEL CHANGE.

Wed 7/01 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Ben Goldberg‘s Brainchild

Wed 7/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Presents Bristle + Bad Luck

Thursday, July 2

Thu 7/02 7:48 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: James Falzone: solo + RengaWest
Multi-faceted clarinetist/composer James Falzone is an acclaimed member of Chicago’s jazz and creative improvised music scene. His Renga Ensemble draws draws together some of the most diverse and adventurous clarinet and saxophone players working in jazz and improvised music today, including the Bay Area’s own Ben Goldberg. This special West Coast edition will involve an all-star local cast including Goldberg and sfSound’s Matt Ingalls.

Friday, July 3

Fri 7/03 8:00 PM Jupiter [2181 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley]
Klaxon Mutant Jazz All Stars

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From The New York Times:

Stephan Crump’s Rhombal (Tuesday) Mr. Crump is a bassist with a broad stylistic frame, a sideman to both the pianist Vijay Iyer and his wife, the singer-songwriter Jen Chapin. His promising new band, Rhombal, has a front line of Adam O’Farrill on trumpet and Ellery Eskelin on saxophone, with Tyshawn Sorey, a smartly combustible drummer. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Chris Dingman (Friday) Mr. Dingman, a vibraphonist and composer drawn to softly luminous effect, has a chamberlike new album, “The Subliminal and the Sublime,” inspired by nature — with an eye toward both the grandeur and the granular. To celebrate the album’s release, he regroups its excellent cast: the alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, the guitarist Ryan Ferreira, the pianist Fabian Almazan, the bassist Linda Oh and the drummer Justin Brown. At 7 p.m., the Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, at Varick Street, SoHo, 866-811-4111, thegreenespace.org. (Chinen)

Peter Evans Zebulon Trio (Sunday) Peter Evans, a trumpeter with an expressive command of timbre and texture, named this trio — with John Hébert on bass and Kassa Overall on drums — after the sorely missed club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where it recorded an album. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Jonathan Finlayson (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Finlayson is an incisive and often surprising trumpeter, as he has demonstrated in groups led by the alto saxophonists Steve Coleman and Steve Lehman. He presents music commissioned by the Jazz Gallery, for a first-rate ensemble consisting of Mr. Lehman, the tenor saxophonist Brian Settles, the pianist Matt Mitchell, the bassist Mark Helias and the drummer Craig Weinrib. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, at 27th Street, fifth floor, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)

Jerome Cooper Memorial (Tuesday) Jerome Cooper, an alert, rigorously precise drummer best known as a member of the Revolutionary Ensemble, died last month at 68. This memorial concert will feature a number of his fellow avant-gardists performing in various combinations, including the cornetist Graham Haynes; the saxophonists Oliver Lake and Charles Gayle; the bassists William Parker and Joe Fonda; and the percussionists Barry Altschul, Reggie Nicholson, William Hooker, Adam Rudolph and Thurman Barker. At 7 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, roulette.org. (Chinen)

Bill Laswell at the Stone (through Sunday) The lineup for Mr. Laswell’s residency at the Stone runs as varied and head-spinning as you’d expect, though it puts the spotlight on his bass playing rather than his production work. He leads two versions of his experimental Method of Defiance project, on Friday and Sunday; on Saturday, he performs with the Last Poets. Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings from the New York Times

From The New York Times:

Alarm Will Sound (Friday and Saturday) For most of his lifetime, the wildly inventive, rhythmically hyper-intricate works that Conlon Nancarrow wrote for player piano were considered unplayable by humans. In recent years, an increasing number of musicians have taken up the challenge, including the members of the fearless new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, who will present arrangements of these musical Rubik’s Cubes as part of the Whitney Museum’s current exhibition “Anywhere in Time: A Conlon Nancarrow Festival.” Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:45 and 8 p.m. There is also a marathon performance of Nancarrow’s complete works for player piano from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 99 Gansevoort Street, at Washington Street, 212-570-3600, whitney.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Ekmeles (Monday) As part of the Five Boroughs Music Festival, this a cappella vocal ensemble, which focuses on new and seldom performed works, joins forces with players from TILT Brass and Loadbang for new pieces by Wolfgang Rihm, Christopher Fisher-Lochhead and Matthias Spahlinger. At 7:30 p.m., DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, 5bmf.org. (Schweitzer)

Electroacoustic Music Festival (through Sunday) With ever more sophisticated technology at their fingertips, composers of electronic music are producing a dizzying array of works that often draw on video and performance art, too. For one week the Abrons Arts Center will host wall-to-wall programming of recitals, installations and discussions. Full schedule available online at nycemf.org. At various times, 466 Grand Street, at Pitt Street, Lower East Side, 212-352-3101, nycemf.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

New Series in NY: Rye on Wednesday Nights

From Jazz Right Now a preview of a new series of creating music debuting next week in Brooklyn.

July 1: Curriculum Quextet Live Recording

July 15: Sam Ospovat’s PIKI; Dustin Carlson Trio

July 22: Old Time Musketry; Three Daves

July 29: Danny Gouker’s Signal Problems; Tony Malaby, Ben Gerstein, Chris Hoffman, Eivind Opsvik, Dave Treut

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 14/2015

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From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Aerophonic
Western Automatic: Nick Mazzarella – Alto Saxophone Dave Rempis – Alto/tenor/baritone Saxophone Mars Williams – Sopranino/soprano/alto/tenor Saxophone Ken Vandermark – Clarinet/bass Clarinet, Tenor/baritone Saxophone

Cash and Carry: Dave Rempis – Alto/tenor/baritone Saxophone Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – Bass Frank Rosaly – Drums Tim Daisy – Drums

Cleanfeed
This Is Not Art: Jean-luc Petit Contrabass Clarinet / Benjamin Duboc Double Bass

Coding of Evidentiality: Bram DE Looze Piano / Lester St.louis Cello / Dre Hocevar Drums Sam Pluta Electronics, Signal Processing on “Critical Discourse Analysis (Cda)”

Casa Futuro: Pedro Sousa Tenor and Baritone Saxofones / Johan Berthling Double Bass Gabriel Ferrandini Drums

François Carrier
Io: Fançois Carrier, as, Chinese Oboe/ Michel Lambert, Dr

Moscow Composer’s Ensemble
the Orchestra: Moscow Composer’s Ensemble

Leo Records
Callas: Ivo Perelman, Ts/ Matthew Shipp, P

Roguart
the Fallout of Dreams: Steve Dalachinsky, Spoken Word/ Dave Liebman, Sax, P, FL, Dr, Etc

Emanem
Tandem: Bobby Bradford, Cornet/ John Carter, Cl

Brian Landrus
the Deep Below: Brian Landrus, Bari Sax, Bcl, Bfl/ Lonnie Plaxico, B/ Billy Hart, Dr