From The New York Review of Books:
The saxophonist Ornette Coleman, who died last month, was one of the great innovators of the free jazz movement that began in the late 1950s and flowered in the 1960s. Following Coleman’s death, Charles Simic spoke to his brother Milan Simich, who has produced concerts and recordings for more than twenty-five years, about the avant-garde jazz scene in New York’s East Village that gave rise to that music. Simich’s book A Night At Birdland And Other Places: The Golden Age Of Modern Jazz In New York 1949-1959 will be available from The Jazz Record Center soon.
From I Care If You Listen:
Petr Kotik is the founder and artistic director of the biennial Ostrava Days which includes a three-week compositional institute (August 10-29, 2015) and a nine-day festival of avant-garde music (August 21-29). The works of emerging composers are performed as equals alongside established new music composers, transforming a small Czech Republic town known for its coal and steel into a hub for new music and avant-garde masterpieces.
From New York’s (le) poisson rouge:
Sun., August 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Lydia Lunch – Retrovirus
w/ Weasel Walter , Bob Bert , and Tim Dahl
Mon., August 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Taka Kigawa, piano
w/ music of Debussy, Stroppa, and Murail
Wed., August 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Earth Marc Ribot w/ Ikue Mori – (live score to Jennifer Reeves’ “Shadows Choose Their Horrors” and other shorts)
w/ Holy Sons
From Melbourne’s Avantwhatever:
Gary Butler (Guitar and stuff)
Tim Panaretos (Bouzouki)
134 Lygon St
Saturday August 8
Entry $10 | 3pm
Avantwhatever Monthly is held at The Alderman in Brunswick. This year it’ll be happening on different days and at different times month to month. Join the Avantwhatever group on Facebo
‘Over the past decade my guitars have been subjected to various indignities in the name of art. But at least I don’t play Stairway to Heaven on them anymore.’ GB
Originally from Hobart, living in Melbourne since 2013. Improviser on Greek bouzouki, amongst other things. I play or have played in various projects including The Drunken Boat, The For Now, Untermorast, Soundtracks Will Dissolve and Hobart Improv Collective.