AMN Reviews: Kave – Ominousium (2015; Cyclic Law)

Kave-Ominousium100-400x365Kave is the dark ambient work of The Netherland’s Bram Gollin, who may have been influenced by Robert Rich. On this release, Gollin explores oppressive soundscapes with synthesized waves overlaying crackling undercurrents. The modus operandi herein seems to involve pairs of oscillating drones, each disturbed or jittered to some extent, combined with additional background layers and effects. It isn’t until the fifth track, The Tribes of Nyx, that found object percussion, crashes, and horn-like sounds are interspersed with Gollin’s more spacious approach. Ominousium ends strong, with the final track featuring ebbing and flowing swells of sound, evoking a fast-moving geological process. This is haunting music, no doubt – a soundtrack to a distressful dream – and comes highly recommended to those who prefer a nihilistic dissonance in their late-evening drink.

Cafe OTO in August

English: Maya Dunietz with Ophir Klemperer, Le...

From London’s Cafe OTO:

Saturday 1 August 2015, 8pm
Arto Lindsay + Ashley Paul / Michael Speers (Duo)

Sunday 2 August 2015, 8pm
Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

Monday 3 August 2015, 8pm
the Quietus Presents:
Sly &Amp; the Family Drone + Chrononautz + Hirvikolari

Tuesday 4 August 2015, 8pm
Slip Presents:
Tom Rose (Live) + Paul Mcguire / Laurie Tompkins / Otto Willberg (Live) + Joe Snape (Live) / Chaines + Oliver Coates + Andreas Dzialocha + Rian Treanor (Installations)

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 8pm
Full of Noises Presents:
Workington and Beyond – Multi-channel Works by Brona Martin + Cathy Lane + Karen Power + Annie Mahtani

Thursday 6 August 2015, 8pm
Full of Noises Presents:
Yo. No. Bi. #1: Minoru Sato and Kanta Horio

Friday 7 August 2015, 8pm
Hailu Mergia with Paweł Szpura &Amp; Mike Majkowski

Sunday 9 August 2015, 8pm
Orchestra Elastique

Monday 10 August 2015, 8pm
Konstrukt with Special Guest Alexander Hawkins

Tuesday 11 August 2015, 8pm
Mark Wastell Sextet + Ståle Liavik Solberg / John Butcher (Duo)

Wednesday 12 August 2015, 8pm
Massimo Pupillo / Daniel O Sullivan / Steve Noble

Thursday 13 August 2015, 8pm
Maya Dunietz Performs the Music of Emahoy Tsegue Mariam Guebrou

Friday 14 August 2015, 8pm
Ilan Volkov’s Summer Strings with John Tilbury + Maya Dunietz (Solo Voice

Sunday 16 August 2015, 8pm
Massimo Pupillo / Cindytalk (Duo)

17–19 August 2015
Sun Ra Arkestra – Under the Direction of Marshall Allen – Three Day August Residency

Thursday 20 August 2015, 8pm
Extra Normal and Julie Tippex Present:
Pierre Bastien + Tomaga

Tuesday 25 August 2015, 8pm

Wednesday 26 August 2015, 8pm
Bleed &Amp; Cafe Oto Present:
Alessandro Cortini + Shelley Parker (Live) + Sean Canty (Demdike Stare) DJ Set

Friday 28 August 2015, 8pm
Action Beat W/ G.w Sok (Ex the Ex) + Trash Kit + Circuit Breaker + Tombed Visions + Schoolhouse

Sunday 30 August 2015, 8pm
Rhodri Davies / John Tilbury / Michael Duch

Monday 31 August 2015, 8pm
Andrea Belfi + an Trinse

Chicago Scene: July 25 – August 1, 2015

English: Colin Stetson, moers festival 2010

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

Saturday, July 25th 2015

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

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($22-$18)
Dawn of Midi

Sunday, July 26th 2015

9:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
Tim Daisy Solo
Tim Daisy, Daniel Levin

Monday, July 27th 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
James Falzone, Guillermo Gregorio

Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Albert Wildeman, John Niekrasz
Blink : Greg Ward, Dave Miller, Jeff Greene, Quin Kirchner

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Vox Arcana Freestyle with Marvin Tate

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

8:00PM at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse, 773.381.4554
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Fred Jackson Jr, Devin Foster

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Fred Lonberg-Holm, John Niekrasz, Albert Wildeman, Peter Maunu

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Dave Rempis, Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, July 30th 2015

6:00PM at Corbett vs Dempsey, 1120 N Ashland, 3rd Fl, 773.278.1664
Jason Stein Solo

7:30PM at Café Logan, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($10 suggested donation)
Steve Coleman with Local Musicians

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($14)
Colin Stetson, Frank Rosaly

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Paul Giallorenzo, Guillermo Gregorio
Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Tim Daisy

Friday, July 31st 2015

7:30PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($15-$10)
Steve Coleman and Five Elements — performance and post-show discussion

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Matt Ulery’s “In the Ivory”, with Grazyna Auguscik, Rob Clearfield, Jon Deitemyer, Matthew Duvall, Nathalie Joachim, Michael Maccaferri, Aurelien Pederzoli, Yvonne Lam, Dominic Johnson, Katinka Kleijn

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Anthony Pirog Trio with Michael Formanek, Ches Smith
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, Ben Billington

Saturday, August 1st 2015

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

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Nick Mazzarella Trio with Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly — CD release

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Delusion of the Fury in New York Reviewed

Harry Partch (c. 1969), from the cover of The ...

From The New York Times:

Unfortunately, “Delusion of the Fury,” the unclassifiable music-theater work from the late 1960s by the American maverick composer Harry Partch, was scheduled for just two performances on successive nights. The fantastical, daffy yet affecting production, created by the composer and director Heiner Goebbels for the Ruhrtriennale in Germany in 2013, opened on Thursday at New York City Center. Regardless of the financial and logistical restraints, I bet “Delusion of the Fury” could have drawn solid audiences for a week. At the end of the performance, the audience brought the impressive musicians of the Ensemble Musikfabrik, who doubled as actors and singers in this 75-minute work, back onstage several times during a rousing ovation.