AMN Reviews: Ou – Scrambled! [Public Eyesore PE132]

R-7073465-1433088662-9144.jpegOu—a Rome-based Sardinian sextet—sound like no other group. Scrambled! is their second release, a set of music written by Ersilia Prosperi, the group’s trumpeter/flugelhornist/ukulele player. The nine songs, sung by Martina Fadda with the assistance of the others, are an uncategorizable collection of cheerfully skewed post-art songs in a babble of languages—Sardinian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English and Pygmy, several of them often occurring in the same song. The arrangements are colorful, the rhythms delightfully off-center, and the logic dreamlike.

San Francisco Scene: July 10-16, 2015

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

From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, July 10

Fri 7/10 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
10:00 PM: Oa
Hugh Behm-Steinberg: Voices/electronics
Matt Davignon: Voices/electronics

11:00 PM: Talk More
Aaron Oppenheim: Laptop-instrument
Shanna Sordahl: Cello and electronics
Andrew Weathers: Guitar and electronics

Saturday, July 11

Sat 7/11 12:00 PM Noisebridge Hackerspace [2169 Mission St SF]
Saturday July 11 || NOON SHARP until 2pm @Noisebridge Hackerspace
gourmet vegan pancakes served
XOME (Sacramento)——\the Nothing/ (Roseville)——The Fathers——Heroic Arrow (Old Million Eye & Infinite Plastic Internal++)——The Blues

Sat 7/11 6:00 PM private home in west oakland [given to those who register]
Stuart Dempster, solo trombone, house concert with gourmet meal

Sat 7/11 7:00 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Doug Lynner and Rduck appear as Bloop-Quack. Analog synthesizers, the latest computer modular synth, guitars, effects and more navigated by these South Bay and Santa Cruz electronic musicians.

Sat 7/11 8:00 PM The Ridge Space [634 15th St Oakland]
MUTED CINEMA: A Maya Deren Tribute
An Intimate Night of Sound + Film.
Muted Cinema is a (bi)monthly sound and film series. To display and bring together distinguish sounds from different sonic subcultures, selected works in silent/muted films are presented with live scores performed by existing ensembles + projects of experimental, chamber, electronic compositions + improvisations.

Sat 7/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Punto G: Los dos Guillermos
Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Guillermo Galindo (gal*in_dog) present a rare evening of “real time” electronic music composition, wild spoken word & performance art.

Sat 7/11 8:00 PM Awaken Cafe [1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612]
Grex, Cash Pony + Denny Denny Breakfast @ Awaken Cafe
Set #1: Denny Denny Breakfast – oddball pop (Eli Wallace-keys, Karl Evangelista/Will Redmond-gtrs, Jason Gillenwater-sax, Theo Padouvas-tpt, Matt Hettich-elec, Bob LaDue-vox/perc, Andrew Maguire-perc)
Set #2: Grex – art rock/psychedelic/free jazz (Karl Evangelista-gtr/vox, Rei Scampavia-keys/vox, Robert Lopez-dms)
Set #3: Cash Pony – prog rock/experimental rock

Sunday, July 12

Sun 7/12 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 Ninth St @ Mission SF 94103]
7:30pm neem
gabby fluke-mogul – violin
k. kipperman – bass
8:30pm Noertker/Oi Duo
Mark Oi – electric guitar
Bill Noertker – electric bass

Monday, July 13

Mon 7/13 9:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday featuring Lord Tang plus Glenn/Hoopes/Karim Trio

Tuesday, July 14

Tue 7/14 7:30 PM Omni Commons [4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland]
Active Music Series presents
Thingamajigs Performance Group
Kasey Knudsen

Tue 7/14 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [1629 8th st Oakland]
Experimental Electronics from Mass and Mexico
Bastian Void, Sam Gas Can, Warm Places, Siberium, Homoglochjini

Wednesday, July 15

Wed 7/15 7:52 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
sfSoundSalonSeries: Cartilaginous Music: sfSoundGroup + Chris Burns and Weston Olencki
For sfSound’s mid-summer freakout, they brazenly problematize instrumentalism, embodiment, and the piece-hood of a piece. Co-founder-made-good Chris Burns and post-trombone monster Weston Olencki join sfSoundGroup in a program of works by Burns, Pierluigi Billone, and Evan Johnson, culminating in an irresponsible evocation of John Cage’s ghost for a free fantasia on Cartridge Music (1960).

Wed 7/15 8:15 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Cruor Incendia, Relay For Death, Thoabath, M22
Wed, July 15; doors 8:00pm, show 8:30-10:30pm
at Second Act, 1727 Haight St $5 21+

Thursday, July 16

Thu 7/16 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Free World – 3rd Thursdays
Curated by India Cooke, violin and Lewis Jordan, saxophone

Thu 7/16 8:00 PM LSG Creative Music Series @ 509 Cultural Gallery [509 Ellis Street SF]
8pm Jordan Glenn / Rent Romus duo
9pm Matt Herman – solo electric guitar

Rob Mazurek Interview

From Free Jazz:

Bill Dixon‘s works are of supreme importance to me. Bill really created his own unique vocabulary. So personal and astonishing on many levels. Extension of what a trumpet could do, what an ensemble could do. Autechre has aways been a strong influence since they started. Again, a sound that is as personal as it is original. Morton Feldman‘s music is a constant. Such resonances, a unique vocabulary all his own.

Michael Attias Interview

From Jazz Right Now:

This month, New York is being treated to six exciting performances by master alto saxophonist Michael Attias. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all that this artist has to offer. The centerpiece of the month is a four-night residency at Ibeam, book-ended by two performances at other venues.

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

English: Secret Chiefs 3 Français : Secret Chi...
Secret Chiefs 3

From The New York Times:

National Youth Orchestra (Saturday) This ensemble of 16-to-19-year-olds has been praised for its sophisticated playing. Here Charles Dutoit leads the musicians in Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” Tan Dun’s “Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds” and Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto, with the pianist Yundi Li as soloist. At 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, (Schweitzer)

Gyan Riley and Secret Chiefs 3 (through July 19) The intrepid guitarist Gyan Riley concludes his residency on Sunday; highlights include a set shared with the percussionist Glen Velez (Friday at 8 p.m.) and one featuring the violinist Timba Harris (Saturday at 8 p.m.). Electronic music, rock and other traditions from around the world collide in the music of Secret Chiefs 3, who begin a residency on Tuesday with a polyglot list of guest performers. A full schedule is at The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Yarn/Wire (Wednesday) As part of the Lincoln Center Festival, this new-music quartet consisting of two percussionists and two pianists offers three premieres by the composers Raphaël Cendo, Misato Mochizuki and Tristan Murail. (On Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Kaplan Penthouse, Frank J. Oteri hosts a discussion with the composers.) At 8 p.m. , Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street,, 212-721-6500. (Schweitzer)

John Zorn’s Bagatelles (Sunday) This spring the prolific avant-garde composer John Zorn, whose music draws from modernist, jazz, rock and klezmer styles and more, wrote some 300 short melodies that he called, with a nod to Beethoven, bagatelles. Every Sunday afternoon through Sept. 20, various musicians who have worked with Mr. Zorn will be performing selections, taking the Zorn snippets and turning them into fuller pieces through improvisation, written-out compositions or whatever method strikes them. The compelling first program packed the place. At 3 p.m., The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, (Tommasini)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Wadada Leo Smith

From The New York Times:

Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House (Tuesday through July 19) The Eleventh House, led by the trailblazing jazz-rock guitarist Larry Coryell, was one of the gleaming muscle cars of fusion’s first wave. This reunion will feature Mr. Coryell and two other charter members, the trumpeter Randy Brecker and the drummer Alphonse Mouzon. Joining them are the bassist John Lee, from a later edition of the band; and Mr. Coryell’s son, the guitarist Julian Coryell, who, like the Eleventh House, was formed in 1973. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, 212-475-8592, (Chinen)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (Tuesday through July 19) Mr. Threadgill, who at 71 is still a blazingly original composer, bandleader, alto saxophonist and flutist, has an assuredly spiky new album — “In for a Penny, In for a Pound,” a suite on two discs — that showcases the oblique cohesion of Zooid, his longtime chamber-improv band. Next week the group sets up shop at Village Vanguard, as it did to momentous effect around this time last year. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, (Chinen)

Vision Festival (through Sunday) This festival, the country’s leading summit of avant-garde jazz, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a focus on bridging the past and the future. Among the highlights of its closing weekend are the tenor saxophonist David Murray with his Class Struggle Trio (Friday at 10 p.m.); the trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, in a duo with the pianist Aruán Ortiz (Saturday at 7:30 p.m.); the pianist Matthew Shipp with his trio (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.); and the Telepathic Orchestra, led by the baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett (Sunday at 10 p.m.) At Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, 212-254-5420, (Chinen)

‘Drawing Sound Part I: Billy Martin’ (through Friday) The Drawing Center, a single-media but multidimensional museum in SoHo, has commissioned the drummer Billy Martin to present several nights of music based on his hand-drawn graphic scores. On Friday his collaborators will include Sirius Quartet and the electronics artist Annie Gosfield. At 7:30 p.m., 35 Wooster Street, 212-219-2166, (Chinen)