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Mark Van Hoen – The Worcester Tapes, 1983-1987
Cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies.
Mark Van Hoen was born in London, England and grew up in the industrial Midlands of England. He began to create electronic music in 1981, later releasing his debut LP on Belgian label R&S in 1993. Since then, Van Hoen has had a succession of highly regarded releases and live performances, ranging from minimalist drone-based material (“Aurobindo: Involution” issued by Ash International in 1994) through the dark, foreboding and pulsating – sometimes abrasive – early Locust albums, to the more recent succession of releases on Editions Mego. Most recently, a composition released via TouchRadio marks a return to the esteemed audio-visual label Touch, after a long absence following the release of several albums in the 90s.

Mark Fell featuring Rhodri Davies, Okkyung Lee – A Pattern For Becoming
Cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies.
“A Pattern For Becoming” is a piece by Mark Fell for seven moving speakers and solo improvising instrumentalist. The piece was first conceived for and performed at Harmonic Series at Southbank Centre, as programmed by Oliver Coates. In this piece each speaker plays a different and entirely static synthetic tone. The speakers are positioned around the audience and, throughout the piece, the direction and position of each speaker is changed, creating a slowly evolving synthetic sound field. For the performances featured on this edition, the speakers were moved by the following performers: Amy Kate Riach, Oliver Coates, Tom Rose, Na’ama Zisser, Rian Treanor, Galya Bisengalieva, Daniel Pioro, Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames. The recording and live sound engineer was Trevor Davison.

Saturn and the Sun – Harsh Realities, Broken Bones and Skull Tones
Cassette only – limited edition of 100 copies.
Saturn and the Sun is a new duo for electronic and psychic tension comprising Gothenburg residents Joachim Nordwall and Henrik Rylander. As core members of ritual rock band The Skull Defekts, they have toured the world during the past years and have released a hot line of records. As Saturn and the Sun, their common interest in harsh electronic music and deep drones is their focus.

Chicago Scene: September 5-12, 2015

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

Saturday, September 5th 2015

12:30PM at the Jazz and Heritage Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
12:30PM Makaya McCraven Quartet
2:00PM Juan Pastor’s Chinchano
3:30PM Jason Roebke Octet

5:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
5:00PM Douglas Ewart and Inventions
6:00PM The Claudia Quintet +1 with Theo Bleckman and surprise guest
7:10PM Mark Turner Quartet
8:30PM Dee Dee Bridgewater

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
After Fest
Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder & special guests

Sunday, September 6th 2015

12:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Kidd Jordan Quartet with Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams, Frank Rosaly

5:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
5:00PM Jeff Parker Trio
8:30PM Muhal Richard Abrams Experimental Band

7:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
PN-L, Ken Vandermark

Monday, September 7th 2015

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Tomeka Reid Residency
Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Makaya McCraven
Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi, Mankwe Ndosi

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jim Baker, Jason Roebke, Avreeayl Ra

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Set Self On Fire : Reid Karris, Danny Van Duerm, Brendan McAlinden, Ben LaMar
Coppice : Noé Cuéllar, Joseph Kramer

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Cortex : Thomas Johansson, Kristoffer Alberts, Ola Høyer, Gard Nilssen
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, September 10th 2015

8:00PM at City Winery, 1200 W Randolph, 312.733.WINE ($35-$25)
David Hidalgo, Marc Ribot

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jim Baker Solo
Meridian Trio : Nick Mazzarella, Matt Ulery, Jeremy Cunningham

Friday, September 11th 2015

6:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Tim Daisy Solo — opening reception for Sound Design Project

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Angela James with Jordan Martins Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Saturday, September 12th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($15)
Ten x Ten Release Concert and Exhibition
Salvador Andrade Arévalo, Jerome Bryerton, Uriel Correa, Rob Funderburk, Trevor Goosen, Andrew Holmquist, Hannah Ireland, Vesna Jovanovic, Alexander Stewart, Cynthia Weiss, Josh Berman, Paul Giallorenzo, Anton Hatwich, Keefe Jackson, Peter Maunu, Eli Namay, Ryan Packard, Cameron Pfiffner, Jason Stein, Phil Sudderberg

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DMG Newsletter September 4th, 2015

English: Joëlle Léandre Français : Joëlle Léandre

Source: DMG:

Mary Halvorson Solo! Fumio Yasuda/Uri Caine/Arditti String Quartet! ErstAeu Series: Kevin Parker/Vanessa Rossetto & Devin DiSanto/Nick Hoffman! Three from Cold Blue: Peter Garland, Michael Byron & Chas Smith! Chico Freeman & Heiri Kanzig!

Lydia Lunch Retrovirus! Alex Ward/Weasel Walter/James Sedwards! Joelle Leandre & Akosh S! Bill Horist! Four Plus from Dr. Chadbourne: Sunny Murray/Peter Kowald/Derek Bailey/Ed Cassidy/Charles Tyler/Toshinori Kondo..! Three More from Leap of Faith & The Great Divide!

8 + 8 Albums from Yusef Lateef! Bali 1928! Flora Purim & Airto Moreira! Willie Dixon! The Cramps! LPs from Paul Metzger! Francisco Lopez! Peter Brotzmann & Hamid Drake! Clifford Thorton! Roy Ayers! Blind Willie McTell! Fairport Convention! The Witch Box and Much More!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, September 6th: No In-store as Bruce will be out of town At the Chicago Jazz Fest & Attending an Important Wedding!

Sunday, September 13th:
6pm: JOSEPH LITTLEFIELD – Solo Acoustic Guitar!

Sunday, September 20th – Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos

Sunday, September 27th & Monday & September 28th:
FONT FEST Comes to DMG! FONT is The Festival of New Trumpet 2015

Sunday, September 27th – Triple-Header – $10 for the Night! Curated by Aaron Shragge & Featuring:
7pm: THE SPIN QUARTET: Chad McCullough/Geof Bradfield/Clark Sommers/Dana Hall!
8pm: MATTERHORN: John Blevins/Jeff McLaughlin/Marty Kenney/Nathan Ellman-Bell!

Monday, September 28th – Triple-Header – $10 for the Night
Curated by Nate Wooley and Featuring:
7pm: ILLIONAIRES: Jaimie Branch/Anthony Pirog/Jason Ajemian!
8pm: JOE MOFFETT – Solo Trumpet!

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...

Source: London’s Vortex.

Mon 07 September 2015
Warriors International Present: Freedom
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players, Freedom pursues the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artists’ Group and Sam Rivers’…

Thu 10 September 2015
Evan Parker
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex
With John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums). The greatest living exponent of free improvisation. Nearly half a century ago, he played alongside the drummer John Stevens and the guitarist Derek Bailey, in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, tunnelling under contemporary American…

Wed 16 September 2015
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex
What happens when the visual is taken out of music? Do we hear music differently in the dark? How do musicians communicate without visual cues? Artistic Director, percussionist and composer Jackie Walduck, Adrian Lee, Ben Markland, James Risdon, Matt Wadsworth…