AMN Reviews: Uliben Duo – Shared Memory [Creative Sources CS327]

SharedmemoryfaceMemory has fascinated humans for as long as there have been humans. With their CD Shared Memory the Uliben Duo take this fascination and from it make a metaphor in sound for memory and its sometimes surprising mutability.

The Uliben Duo is French double bassist Benoit Cancoin and German sound artist Ulrich Phillipp, who here contributes live interactive electronics. The two began collaborating about ten years ago as a double bass duo. For this recording Cancoin remains on double bass but Phillipp moves to electronics—seemingly a radical departure, but his experience as a double bassist provides a continuity of sensibility and grounds his choices vis-à-vis Cancoin’s playing throughout the recording.

The four tracks presented here seem to take the relationship between sounds within the flow of time as somehow paralleling the relationship of images in short-term and long-term memory. Cancoin and Phillipp’s sonic image of memory isn’t as a passive archive storing the frozen images of past events but instead is a plastic faculty whose contents are subject to change. Concretely this comes out in Phillipp’s capture and reworking of Cancoin’s tapped, plucked, bowed, strummed and hammered sounds. These sounds undergo timbral mutation, fragmentation, reversal and repetition; figures are switched around and put in places they never originally occupied, appearing and reappearing in different guises. Phillipp wrenches real-time acoustic sounds out of their original contexts in order to create new contexts for them and of them, while Cancoin actively improvises against and reinterprets these electronic recollections of his now-past playing. As within his performances with the exquisite Quatuor BRAC, Cancoin’s presence here is one of uncluttered concrete materiality, while Phillipp’s part is to provide the organic force shaping the duo’s overall, essentially unitary sound.

Daniel Barbiero

Upcoming Releases from Important Records

Source: Important Records.

The second L A N D album ANOXIA sees Daniel Lea return alone with an outing that marks a shift from the industrial inflected jazz noir of the previous album into distinctly new terrain. Mixed by Ben Frost at Greenhouse studios in Reykjavik the album was mastered in Berlin by Rashad Becker at D&M. And while Anoxia means the total absence of oxygen, in Lea’s hands it heralds aural environments that are full of the dreams of man that may well be devoid of his living presence. As we all know, the anthropocene era in which we live has many manmade monuments that add up to a total presence we will leave behind: the labyrinthine arrangements of Lea are a soundtrack to such a world, one without man that is nevertheless a world fully marked and constructed by him.

Lee Ranaldo
Ambient Loop for Vancouver
Ambient Loop For Vancouver is a hypnocially lyrical 54 minute composition featuring Alan Licht, Christian Marclay and William Hooker.

Duane Pitre
Bayou Electric
“Bayou Electric” is the final installment in an unplanned trilogy, with “Feel Free “and “Bridges” making up the first and second installments in the series, respectfully. All three works share similar characteristics, compositional processes, alternate tuning schemes, instrumentation and a certain ethos that the composer views as cohesive whole. There is a progression toward refinement over the course of this trilogy, in the overall “sound” of the albums and in their dependence on other musicians to realize them (each less dependent than its predecessor). “Bayou Electric,” which contains a single, calming and cathartic composition (of the same title), brings this cycle to a gentle and unhurried finale.

Full length collaboration from Duane Pitre & ELEH. Pitreleh use high resolution analog and digital tools to create music utilizing natural vibrations and harmonics as rhythm and melody. Inspiration is drawn directly from vibrational waves (sound, gravity, water). The electronics, of which both pieces are constructed, are tuned using pure intonation which utilizes the prime numbers: 1-3-5-7.

Morton Feldman
Clarinet and String Quartet
Saltern returns with a gorgeous new recording of Morton Feldman’s Clarinet and String Quartet (1983) performed by Anthony Burr (clarinet), Graeme Jennings (violin), Gascia Ouzounian (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola) and Charles Curtis (cello). This performance highlights Feldman’s interest in notation by treating the slight differences in intonation and rhythm literally and specifically.

SONiC: Sounds of a New Century Festival in NY

Source: SONiC.

SONiC Boom! Kickoff: Cultivate
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR44 Charlton StreetNew York, NY 10014

ACO: New York Stories (WNYC New Sounds Live)
This event is FREE and open to the public
Friday, October 16, 2015
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 200 Vesey Street New York, NY 10281

Roomful of Teeth
Saturday, October 17, 2015
National Sawdust80 N. 6th StreetBrooklyn, NY 11249

SONiC AfterHours—Visualizing Music: Composers & Video Artists
Saturday, October 17, 2015
National Sawdust 80 N. 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249

JACK Out of the Box: A Marathon Event
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (Netherlands)
Monday, October 19, 2015
Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012

wild Up (New York debut)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

SONiC AfterHours—New Sounds – New Moves: Composers & Choreographers
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Onix Ensamble
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Americas Society 680 Park Avenue New York City, NY 10065

SONiC AfterHours—Hybridity: Composers Exploring Jazz & Concert Music
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
DROM85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009

Alarm Will Sound
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street New York City, NY 10023

American Composers Orchestra – Orchestra Underground: 21st Firsts
Friday, October 23, 2015
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Avenue at 57th Street New York City, NY 10019

Q2 Music Concerts will be available for on-demand streaming at

The Stone in October

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: New York’s Stone.

10/1 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
Kirsten Lamb
Kirsten Lamb (bass, voice)
Jazz & Folk influenced original compositions and improvisations

10 pm
Wendy Eisenberg
Wendy Eisenberg (guitar, voice)

10/2 Friday (RK)
8 pm
Aaron Edgcomb (drums) Will Greene (guitar) Simon Hanes (bass)
an intense ball of excitement waiting to explode!

10 pm
Leo Hardman Hill
joined by his dear friends including Scivias Ensemble, SD Error 95, and Silent Barf to present compositions written specifically for this show.

10/3 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
Damon Smith

10 pm
Elliot Cardinaux
Eliot Cardinaux (piano, voice, poetry) Tony Malaby (saxophones)
Thomas Morgan (bass) Flin van Hemmen (drums, cymbals, percussion)
Elliot Cardinaux presents music from his upcoming album American Thicket.

10/4 Sunday (JAAV)
3 pm
Josh Rubin (clarinets) Dan Lippel (guitar) Cory Smythe (piano)

8 pm
Anthony Coleman’s Survivor’s Breakfast

10 pm
Ted Reichman Presents: Alfaia Quartet
Gustavo D’Amico (soprano saxophone, flutes), Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Kinan Idnawi (oud) Kirsten Lamb (bass)
Alfaia Quartet is a unique synthesis of Middle Eastern, Brazilian,
European and American music spanning from Monteverdi to Duke Ellington
to Hermeto Pascoal along with original compositions.

10/6 Tuesday (VP)
8 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Jon Rose (violin) and many special guests
This is the night when we raise money to pay our rent! So come on down and help support The Stone. TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Miya Masaoka, Peter Evans and Jon Rose
Miya Masaoka (koto) Peter Evans (trumpet) Jon Rose (violin)

10/7 Wednesday (VP)
8 pm
Audrey Chen, Mark Dresser and Jon Rose
Audrey Chen (cello) Mark Dresser (bass) Jon Rose (violin)

10 pm
Chuck Bettis and Jon Rose
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Jon Rose (violin)

10/8 Thursday (AV)
8 pm
Shelley Hirsch, David Watson, Jon Rose, Ches Smith
Shelley Hirsch (voice) David Watson (guitar) Jon Rose (violin) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Eyal Maoz, Lukas Ligeti, James Ilgenfritz and Jon Rose
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Lukas Ligeti (drums) Jon Rose (violin)

10/9 Friday (HM)
8 pm
Hans Tammen, Andrew Drury and Jon Rose
Hans Tammen (guitar) Andrew Drury (drums) Anthony Pateras (piano) Jon Rose (violin)

10 pm
Tyshawn Sorey, Denman Maroney and Jon Rose
Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Denman Maroney (piano) Jon Rose (violin)

10/10 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Elliott Sharp and Jon Rose
Elliott Sharp (guitar) Jon Rose (violin)

10 pm
Annie Gosfield, Jon Rose
Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Jon Rose (violin)

10/11 Sunday (KRHM)
3 pm
Kris Davis (piano) John Hebert (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) with special guest Mary Halvorson (guitar)

8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Jon Rose
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jon Rose (violin)

10 pm
Ikue Mori, John Medeski and Jon Rose
Ikue Mori (electronics) John Medeski (piano) Jon Rose (violin)

10/13 Tuesday (ICS)
8 pm
Miya Masaoka (koto) Thomas Heberer (cornet) James Ilgenfritz (bass)

10 pm
Theresa Wong (cello, voice) Steve Swell (trombone) Paul Giallorenzo (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass)

10/14 Wednesday (EP)
8 pm
Anagram Ensemble plays The Ticket That Exploded
Anne Rhodes, Megan Schubert, Nick Hallett, James Ilgenfritz (voices) Ty Citerman (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Denman Maroney (piano) Julianne Carney (violin) Meaghan Burke (cello) Jay Rozen (tuba) Sam Kulik (trombone) Dan Blake (sax) Robbie Lee (woodwinds) John O’Brien, Andrew Drury, Vinnie Sperazza
(drums) Nicholas DeMaison (conductor)

10 pm
Forever House
Meghan Burke (cello) James Moore (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Pete Wise (drums)

10/15 Thursday (EP)
8 pm
Elliott Sharp, Joe Hertenstein, James Ilgenfritz
Elliott Sharp (guitar) Joe Hertenstein (drums) James Ilgenfritz (basses)

10 pm
Bhob Rainey, Carl Testa, James Ilgenfritz
Bhob Rainey (sax) Carl Testa (lighting) James Ilgenfritz (bass)

10/16 Friday (EP)
8 and 10 pm
Experiments In Opera: The Travel Agency Is On Fire
Megan Schubert, Nick Hallett, Michael Douglas Jones (voices) Pauline Kim Harris, Sarah Bernstein (violins) James Moore (guitar) Jonathan
Singer, Brian Chase (percussion) James Ilgenfritz (basses) Nathan Koci

10/17 Saturday (BS)
8 pm
Denman Maroney (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Andrew Drury (drums) Angelika Niescier (alto sax)

10 pm
Eyal Maoz (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums)

10/18 Sunday (SVIS)
3 pm
Marty Ehrlich (sax, clarinet) Mike Formanek (bass)

8 pm
Anagram Ensemble plays Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Annie Gosfield, James Ilgenfritz
Pauline Kim Harris (violin) Jonathan Singer, Brian Chase (percussion) Stephanie Richards (trumpet) Martha Cargo (flute) Nathan Koci (accordion) James Ilgenfritz (bass)

10 pm
James Ilgenfritz SOLO: Music by Miya Masaoka, Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell

10/20 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Battle Pieces
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Matt Moran (vibes)

10 pm
Battle Pieces Meta
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Matt Moran (vibes) Tim Berne (sax)

10/21 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
World Premiere: Psalms from Hell Cycle
Megan Schubert (soprano) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Christopher Hoffman, Mariel Roberts, Shanda Wooley, Eleanor Norton (cellos)

10 pm
For Kenneth Gaburo
Nate Wooley (trumpet)

10/22 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Baring Teeth Burning
Nate Wooley (trumpet and amplifier) C. Spencer Yeh (violin and voice) Ryan Sawyer (drums and voice)

10 pm
Nate Wooley and Joe McPhee
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Joe McPhee (sax, trumpet)

10/23 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Nate Wooley and Matt Shipp
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Matt Shipp (piano)

10 pm
Nate Wooley and Gerald Cleaver
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Gerald Cleaver (drums)

10/24 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Nate Wooley, Zeena Parkins, Joe Morris and P.A.L Ytton
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Zeena Parkins (harp and electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) P.A.L Ytton (drums)

10 pm
Nate Wooley, Ben Vida, C. Spencer Yeh and P.A. L Ytton
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ben Vida (analog electronics) C. Spencer Yeh (violin and voice) P.A.L Ytton (drums)

10/25 Sunday (HMKR)
3 pm
Peter Evans (trumpet) Steve Lehman (sax) John Hébert (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

8 pm
Nate Wooley (trumpet) John Zorn (sax) P.A.L. Ytton (percussion) Josh Sinton (bass clarinet) Matt Moran (vibes) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)

10 pm
Nate Wooley Quintet Record Release for (Dance To) The Early Music
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Josh Sinton (bass clarinet) Matt Moran (vibraphone) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)

10/27 Tuesday (MJC)
8 pm
Ron Anderson, Ava Mendoza – Electric Guitar Duet
Ron Anderson (guitar) Ava Mendoza (guitar)

10 pm
Ron Anderson, Chris Pitsiokos, Max Johnson, Mike Pride
Ron Anderson (guitar) Chris Pitsiokos (sax) Max Johnson (bass) Mike Pride (drums)

10/28 Wednesday (EP)
8 pm
Ron Anderson, Chris Cochrane, Brian Chase, Michael Evans
Ron Anderson, Chris Cochrane (guitars) Brian Chase, Michael Evans (drums)

10 pm
Ron Anderson Brian Chase Duet
Ron Anderson (guitar) Brian Chase (drums, electronics)

10/29 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
Ron Anderson, Robert L. Pepper, Amber Brien, Al Margolis, Chuck Bettis, Michael Evans
Ron Anderson (Synthesizer, bass, guitar, trumpet) Robert L. Pepper (violin, electronics) Amber Brien (garrahand, percussion) Al Margolis (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Michael Evans (percussion, electronics)

10 pm
Ron Anderson, Elliott Sharp, Zachary Pruitt, Kevin Shea
Ron Anderson (guitar), Elliott Sharp (guitar) Zachary Pruitt (guitar) Kevin Shea (drums)

10/30 Friday (SC)
8 pm
Ron Anderson, Anthony Coleman, Shelly Hirsch, Sarah Bernstein, Michael Evans
Ron Anderson (bass, guitar, trumpet) Anthony Coleman (piano) Shelly Hirsch (voice) Sarah Bernstein (violin) Michael Evans (drums, electronics)

10 pm
Metal Eater
Ron Anderson (guitar, electronics) Steve Buchanan (guitar, saxophone, electronics)

10/31 Saturday (SV)
8 pm
PAK or Not
Ron Anderson (guitar) Stuart Popejoy (bass) Sarah Bernstein (violin) Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Lucas Collins (drums)
A new band, new compositions, new sounds, new direction.

10 pm
Ron Anderson, Victor Poison-Tete, Tim Dahl, Keith Abrams, Robert L. Pepper
Ron Anderson (guitar) Victor Poison-Tete (voice, guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Robert L. Pepper (violin, electronics)