Cuneiform Artists on Tour

From Cuneiform Records:

BLUE CRANES
August 8 – Alberta Street Fair – Center Stage – NE Alberta & 21st – Portland, OR – 3:30 in the afternoon – free and all ages!
August 30 – Hoyt Aboreteum – 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland – OR 97221 – a collaboration with choreographer Carla Mann – free and all ages!

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
September 5 – Claudia + 1 with Theo Bleckman will be performing “Where Is The Beautiful” – Chicago Jazz Festival – Cultural Center, Millenium Park – Chicago, IL

GUAPO
August 7-9 – Supernormal Festival – Braziers Park – Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AN, UK
September 3 – The Lexington – 96-98 Pentonville Rd – London, UK

HAPPY FAMILY
September 6 – Silver Elephant – Tokyo, Japan
September 18-20 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France
September 24 – Kafe Kult – Munich, Germany
September 25 – Freakshow – Würzburg, Germany

JANEL & ANTHONY
major European tour in October! Dates and locations tba!

LIVING BY LANTERNS
September 18 – Guelph Jazz Festival – Guelph, Ontario, Canada

MATS / MORGAN
September 18-20 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France

ROB MAZUREK
August 28 – with Black Cube SP – Saalfelden Jazzfest – Stadtplatz 2 – 5760 Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer – Austria
August 29 – with São Paulo Underground – Saalfelden Jazzfest – Stadtplatz 2 – 5760 Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer – Austria

ED PALERMO
August 1 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY (845) 236 7970
August 28 – Iridium – 1650 Broadway (51st) – New York, NY 10019 -(212) 582-2121
August 29 – Iridium – 1650 Broadway (51st) – New York, NY 10019 -(212) 582-2121
August 30 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
October 3 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY (845) 236 7970

RICHARD PINHAS
September 4 – ISI Fest – Montpellier, France
with Yoshida Tatsuya and Ono Ryoko (Sax Ruins)
October 9 – Paris, France
with Yoshida Tatsuya and Ono Ryoko (Sax Ruins)
October 10-11 – TUSK Festival – Newcastle, UK
with Yoshida Tatsuya and Ono Ryoko (Sax Ruins)
October 12 – Corsica Studio – London, UK
with Yoshida Tatsuya and Ono Ryoko (Sax Ruins)
October 14 – Planetarium – Poitiers, France
December 18 – Les Abattoirs – Toulouse, France

ANTHONY PIROG TRIO
July 29 – Thunderbird Cafe – 4023 Butler St – Pittsburgh, PA 15201 – 8:00 pm
July 30 – Canterbury House – 721 E. Huron – Ann Arbor, 48108
July 31 – Elastic Arts – 3429 W. Diversey #208 – Chicago, IL 60647 – 9:00 pm

PIXEL
August 7 – Sildajazz – Haugesund, Norway
September 26 – Jazzbox Victoria National Jazz Scene, Oslo, Norway
October 16 – Kvarteret – Bergen, Norway
October 17 – tba – Oslo, Norway
October 18 – tba – Oslo, Norway
October 19 – tba – Oslo, Norway
October 25 – Kristiansand Jazzvesen – Kristiansand, Norway
November 5 – Urijazz – Tønsberg, Norway
November 6 – Jazzsirkelen – Ålesund, Norway
November 19 – Samfundet – Trondheim, Norway
November 20 – Café Stift – Lillehammer, Norway
November 21 – Tynset Jazzclub – Tynset Norway

PRESENT
September 18-20 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France

ALEC K REDFEARN and THE EYESORES
September 18-20 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France

REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
October 30 – Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar – 35 Railroad Square – Nashua, NH : 8-10pm – free

ADAM RUDOLPH / GO: Organic Guitar Orchestra
November 21 – presented by Creative Differences – The Windup Space – 12 W. North Ave – Baltimore MD 21201 (410) 244-8855
November 22 – Ars Nova – Philadelphia, PA
November 23 – Roulette – 509 Atlantic Avenue (at the corner of 3rd Avenue) – Brooklyn, NY 11217 – (917) 267-0363

THINKING PLAGUE
August 21 – The Walnut Room – 3131 Walnut St – Denver, CO 80205 [with The Mercury Tree]

THUMBSCREW [Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson]
September 17 – Guelph Jazz Festival – Guelph, Ontario, Canada

VOLAPÜK / METAMORPHOSIS
September 18-20 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France

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AMN Reviews: Olivia Block – Aberration of Light (2015; NNA Tapes)

unnamedChicago’s Olivia Block is an overlooked electroacoustic composer, who has been active for a number of years combining avant-garde classical music with noise in a creative fashion. This cassette-only, single-track release is an updated version of a 2011 four-speaker soundtrack she contributed to a cinematic work.

Ms. Block uses electronics and mechanical sound recordings, as well as clarinet and bass clarinet from Chicagoans James Falzone and Jason Stein. But this recording explores silence, providing undulating interludes of barely-audible oscillations. From these quiet periods, Aberration of Light builds into crescendos of dense structures reminiscent of both oncoming thunderstorms, as well as otherworldly sounds from outer space. But for the most part, this release demands close attention with its subtle textures, perhaps designed to blend into the now-pervasive background hum of electronics. Nonetheless, toward the end of the piece, Ms. Block unleashes a hellscape of cracking, rolling electroacoustic sounds which would not be out of place on a Xenakis recording.

If a musical piece is a journey, this one smoothly traverses several disparate geographical regions – not all of of which are hospitable to life. Be that as it may, there are many layers to peel back – Aberration of Light is a topography well-worth exploring.

http://nnatapes.com/available-releases/olivia-blockaberration-of-light-c62-ss/

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

July 7, 2015
Penumbra Ensemble, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Nicolai Kaas Claesson Mads Forsby Lars Greve Jeppe Højgaard Henrik Olsson

July 7, 2015
Lotte Anker, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Gerald Cleaver, 5e, Copenhagen
Lotte Anker Gerald Cleaver Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

July 7, 2015
Solborg/Skjødt Omdrejninger 2015 featuring Axel Dörner & Ingar Zach, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Axel Dörner Christian Skjødt Mark Solborg Ingar Zach

July 7, 2015
Boujeloud, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen
Phillip Steen Dyssegaard Mads Egetoft Xenia Xamanek Lopez Emil Palme Anders Vestergaard

AMN Reviews: Ralf Meinz, Karolina Ossowska & Mikołaj Pałosz Play Giuseppe Tartini, La sonata il sol minore al terzo suono (Populista)

R-7142925-1434671347-9763.jpegIn 1754, composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini published Trattato di musica secondo la vera scienza dell’armonia, in which he provided mathematical evidence of the pitch of a third tone as either the sum or the difference between two other, articulated tones. Rather than one occluding the other, the alchemical hum brings forth a third sound, a third idea. More than two hundred and fifty years later, this Polish trio searches for the third tone in Tartini´s own music by repeating a few, selected bars of his La sonata il sol minore al terzo suono over and over again, a slow-mo approach which serves to both reveal both unimagined depth and breadth and in the process create a new work altogether.

The stormy blue of Mikołaj Pałosz´ cello is striated by the noctilucence of Karolina Ossowska´s violin, with Ralf Meinz recording and capturing every quivering nuance. Despite only breaking off fragments of Tartini´s sonata, they not only reproduce his findings in a modern laboratory, they discover a new world bursting with passion within the work of a master baroque violinist, thoroughly delightful to contemporary ears.

http://boltrecords.pl/3,populista/85,Meinz_Ossowska_&_Pałosz_play_Giuseppe_Tartini_La_sonata_il_sol_minore_al_terzo_suono,en.html

Stephen Fruitman

August at the IBeam Brooklyn

From the IBeam Brooklyn:

Shankar / Akiko Pavolka Trio
Tuesday, August 4th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Shankar (7:30 pm)
Matt Moran – vibraphone
Julian Waterfall Pollack – keyboards
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Rob Jost – bass
Brian Shankar Adler – drums & compositions
Akiko Pavolka Trio (8:45 pm)
Akiko Pavolka – vocals & piano
Matt Pavolka – bass
Nate Wood – drums

We All Break
Friday, August 7th 8:30 PM $0 Suggested Donation
A meeting of Haitian drums and creative music.
Daniel Brevil and Markus Schwartz–traditional Haitian percussion
Matt Mitchell–piano
Ches Smith–drums and percussion

We All Break
Saturday, August 8th 12:00 AM $0 Suggested Donation
A meeting of Haitian drums and creative music.
Daniel Brevil and Markus Schwartz–traditional Haitian percussion
Matt Mitchell–piano
Ches Smith–drums and percussion

Nick Fraser Trio feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis
Friday, August 14th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Release of Gaby Warren’s CD, “Reflections of a Jazz Fanatic”
Nick Fraser: drums, compositions
Tony Malaby: tenor and soprano saxophones
Kris Davis: piano
2 sets at 8:30 and 10 pm

Book of Notions
Saturday, August 15th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Music by Aaron Siegel
Karl Larson – Piano
Matt Evans – Vibraphone

Andrew Munsey Quintet
Friday, August 21st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Stephanie Richards – Trumpet
Ochion Jewell – Saxophone
James Carney – Piano
Sam Minaie – Bass
Andrew Munsey – Drums

AQUA
Wednesday, August 26th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Russ Lossing, piano,compositions
Michael Formanek,bass
Mike Sarin,drums

Seattle Scene: July 30 – August 14, 2015

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Jazz: The Second Century
Thu. July 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 advance/at door

Earshot’s juried series, Jazz: The Second Century, presents Seattle artists, selected by a peer panel, performing original work, in a concert setting – a current, subtle, perhaps refreshing, un-sentimental look at our local engagement with this diffuse, vibrant art form. It concludes tonight with sax/bass/drums trio Action Figure + the 15-piece Meridian Big Band.

Paul Hoskin Benefit
Fri. July 31; 8 PM; $5 & up in advance/at door

Veteran Seattle improviser and concert organizer Paul Hoskin was scheduled to play tonight, but he is in the hospital with serious ailments. Eighteen of the area’s finest multi-generational improvisers are gathering to help him out, with all artist fees and admissions being donated to assist in Paul’s recovery. You can help by buying advance tickets online, even if you can’t attend.

FRI. 8/7 – electronic music by No UFO’s (Vancouver), Karl Fousek (Montreal), Visible Cloaks (Portland)

SAT. 8/8 – Odd Partials – interactive electronics/clarinet duo recently arrived from Denton, Texas

THU. 8/13 – Douglas DeVries (flute/electronics) & Yvonne Chen (piano) play music by Alexandra Bryant, Daniel Knaggs, Evan Fein, and more

FRI. 8/14 – Parnassus Project plays music by John Adams, George Crumb, Osvoldo Golijav, and Cole Bratcher