Festival Sonic Trans-Fusions This Week in Romania

English: Tim Hodgkinson performing at the Spec...

Source: Festival Sonic Trans-Fusions featuring the music of the great living composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram.

SPECTRUM XXI, Ninth Edition
1 to 8 November 2015


Sunday, November 1, 2015, 19:00
George Enescu Philharmonic, Small Hall, Franklin 103, Bucharest

Concert opening

Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet, clarinet bas), Yoni Silver (clarinet bas), Orban Gödri (fagot), Tiberiu Cenuşer (trombon), Colin Hacklander (percuţie), Tijana Stankovic (vioara), Zsolt Sörés (violă), Albert Markos (violoncel), Shmil Frankel (contrabas)

Iancu Dumitrescu: “Galaxy” (Colin Hacklander)
Anonymous (sec VII) Scales (Yoni Silver)
Filotei Sin Agai Jipei “at Mass” (Tim Hodgkinson)
Iancu Dumitrescu: “New Meteors” for percussion and sounds assisted by computer ( PAA)
Ana-Maria Avram: “Interferences and Loops II” for ensemble and sounds assisted by computer (PAA)
Anton: “Our Father” (Yoni Silver)
Anton: “Until I loved you”, “LELIT SAFT” “Bordeiaş, hut, hut”
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Le Silence D’Or IX” for ensemble and computer-assisted sounds
Ana-Maria Avram, “Telesma IV” for ensemble and sounds assisted by computer

Zsolt Sores “Ahad”
Costin Miereanu: “In ancient times,”
Anestihis Logothetis “Meanders”

Monday, November 2nd, 20.30
CONTROL, Constantin Mille 4, Bucharest


Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet, clarinet bas), Yoni Silver (clarinet bas), Orban Gödri (fagot), Tiberiu Cenuşer (trombon), Colin Hacklander, David Shively (percuţie), Tijana Stankovic (vioara), Zsolt Sörés (violă), Andrei Kivu, Albert Markos (violoncel), Shmil Frankel (contrabas)

Iannis Xenakis : “Charisma” pentru clarinet şi violoncel (Tim Hodgkinson, Andrei Kivu)
Jean-Luc Darbellay : “Solo” pentru violoncel (Andrei Kivu) (p.a.r.)
Ana-Maria Avram : “Ambiguations II” pentru doi clarineţi bas (Yoni Silver, Tim Hodgkinson) (p.a.a.)
Iancu Dumitrescu : “Tectonics” pentru ansamblu şi sunete asistate de computer (p.a.a.)

Yoni Silver: “Monologue” for proper bass clarinet
Ana-Maria Avram: “Axe” for cello solo (Andrei Kivu)
Costin Cazaban: “Pax Vobiscum” for ensemble and sounds assisted by computer
Iancu Dumitrescu “Sidereal Eruptions V” for ensemble and sounds computer aided (PAA)

Thursday, November 4, 2015, 19:00
George Enescu Philharmonic, Small Hall, Franklin 103, Bucharest

Guest David Shively

Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet, clarinet bas), Yoni Silver (clarinet bas), Orban Gödri (fagot), Tiberiu Cenuşer (trombon), Colin Hacklander, Tijana Stankovic (vioara), Zsolt SÖRÉS (violă), Andrei Kivu, Albert Markos (violoncel), Shmil Frankel (contrabas)

Horatiu Radulescu music, John Cage, Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana-Maria Avram & Bela Bartok.

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 18:00
Dr. Draghiescu 16, Bucharest

Meeting with composer Ana-Maria Avram
Presentation, Session listening

Sunday, November 8, 19:00
Tranzit.ro/ Bucharest, Gazelle 44, Bucharest

Ensemble our guests HYPERION INTERNATIONAL &

The final concert performed by participants at the workshop interpretation and improvisation supported by Hyperion Ensemble International in 2015.

Chicago Scene: November 1-7, 2015

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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

Sunday, November 1st 2015

4:00PM at Black Cinema House, 7200 S Kimbark (Free)
Kinosonik #5 : Music/sound performance with cinema
Design, Nature, and their Relationship — with live scores by Walter Kitundu, Katherine Young

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
After Interventions
Fonema Consort — music by Chris Mercer, Marisol Jiménez, Katherine Young, Sivan Cohen-Elias, Monte Weber

Monday, November 2nd 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre

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

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Dave Rempis, Jason Stein, Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Ramon Lopez, Hamid Drake

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

8:00PM at the Renaissance Society, 5811 S Ellis, Cobb Hall 418, 773.702.8670
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Albert Wildeman, Peter Maunu, Dave Rempis, Tyler Damon

8:30PM at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($10 donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Allos Musica

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Jaap Blonk
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, November 5th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Warchester : Anna Webber, Nathaniel Morgan, Liz Kosack
Julian Kirshner, Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Fred Lonberg-Holm

Friday, November 6th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, with special guests Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim Baker

Saturday, November 7th 2015

7:00PM-10:00PM at The Annex, 4660 N Rockwell ($10)
Tim Daisy
Graham Stephenson, Jeff Kimmel
Future Bill

8:00PM at the Nightingale, 1084 N Milwaukee (Free)
Kinosonik #5 : Music/sound performance with cinema
Design, Nature, and their Relationship — with live scores by Walter Kitundu, Katherine Young

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Ellery Eskelin Solo

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243 ($8)
Bambi Kino Duo
The Hecks

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.umbrellamusic.org, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Henry Grimes 80th Birthday Celebration, November 6th

Source: Henry Grimes.

In honor of Henry Grimes’s 80th birthday, there will be a great concert and celebration on Friday, November 6th, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Jan Hus Neighborhood Center, 351 East 74th St. in Manhattan (NYC), centrally located on the upper East Side.

Mr. Grimes will play his acoustic bass and violin throughout the evening, and he has invited some of his dearest bandmate friends to join him in mostly duo settings, with the entire aggregation improvising together at the end of the musical part of the evening. Tickets are $35 per person, including concert, delicious dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, and birthday cake; tickets are available only at the venue after 5 p.m. on the day of the event (no credit cards).

Musicians / dancers / writers confirmed to perform include Denardo Coleman, Connie Crothers, Andrew Cyrille, Melanie Dyer, Melvin Gibbs, Tyehimba Jess, Karma Mayet Johnson, Andrew Lamb, Gamiel Lyons, HPrizm (a / k / a High Priest from Antipop Consortium), Marc Ribot (early), Kojo Roney and his father Antoine Roney, Brandon Ross, Warren Smith, Master of Ceremonies Marc Medwin, more surprises to be announced, and the great Henry Grimes playing throughout!

DMG Newsletter October 30th 2015

English: Ornette Coleman, moers festival 2011

Source: DMG.

Ches Smith & These Arches: Tony Malaby/Tim Berne/Mary Halvorson/Andrea Parkins! The Thing! Ken Vandermark‘s Made to Break! Sonny Simmons & Barbara Donald & Simmons’ Rarities! AMM & Nathaniel Catchpole/John Edwards/Eddie Prevost! William Parker & David Budbill!

The Artaud Beats: Geoff Leigh/John Geaves/Chris Cutler/Yumi Hara! Joseph Daley/Warren Smith/Scott Robinson! John Luther Adams//Glenn Kotche! Jerome Sabbagh/Simon Jermyn/Allison Miller! Nonoko Yoshida Solo! New from Nemu: Albrecht Mauruer/Mat Maneri/Lucian Ban! Misha Mengelberg/Gerd Dudek Sextet!

Plus Historic Discs from Miles Davis! Amancio D’Silva/Joe Harriott! Supersession: Evan Parker/Keith Rowe/Barry Guy/Eddie Prevost! Ornette Coleman DVD! Pat Metheny! Gabor Szabo! The Byrds! Dub Sundicate! Sun City Girls! Harmut Geerken & John Tchicai! And Even More Rare Treasures!


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

Sunday, November 1st:
7pm: PATRICK BRENNAN & JASON HWANG – Alto sax & violin!

Special Monday, November 2nd, Double-Header:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Downtown Alto Saxist!
7pm: MIA DYBERG – Danish Alto Saxist – DMG Debut!

Sunday, November 8th:
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM & ANNA HOMLER – Experimental Vocal Duo!

Sunday, November 15th:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ – Solo!

Sunday, November 22nd:

Sunday, November 29th
6pm: MATT LAVELLE & REGGIE SYLVESTER – Trumpet/Alto Clarinet & Drums!

Sunday, December 6th:
7pm: BEN GOLDBERG Residency Night 3!

Sunday, December 13th:
6pm: TAMIO SHIRASHI – Solo Sax Legend!

Sunday, December 20th:

Sunday, December 27:

Yarn/Wire in Orlando Reviewed

Source: Orlando Sentinel.

Yarn/Wire is a buzzed-about New York ensemble focused on adventurous music. The two pianists and two percussionists turn traditional instruments on their head — plucking piano wires with guitar picks, for example — and generally create sound combinations you’ve never heard before.

The strangeness of the works played Thursday caused the occasional emotional disconnect. But the concert was fascinating from a technical standpoint, and when technique and innovation found an emotional sweet spot, the results were thrilling.

Shake! by The Thing Reviewed

English: Jazz-drummer Paal Nilssen-Love in con...

Source: burning ambulance.

Scandinavian power-jazz trio The Thing—saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love—are back with Shake!, their first studio album since 2013’s Boot! That one featured versions of John Coltrane‘s “India” and Duke Ellington‘s “Heaven,” as well as four originals. This one kicks off with a medley of “Viking Disco” by Nilssen-Love and Ornette Coleman‘s “Perfection,” while the third track is a version of Loop‘s “The Nail Will Burn” which, at 2:43, is just over half the length of, and noticeably faster than, the original.

George Lewis’s Debut Album Reissued

Source: Chicago Reader.

Lewis has always been a creative and deeply curious artist, traveling easily between disparate styles and approaches—a quality encouraged by the AACM. These days he rarely performs, preferring to compose, but he initially earned his reputation as a trombonist (he’s one of the best improvisers of all time not only on trombone, but any instrument). He readily absorbed the full history of jazz, and all sorts of other styles, and formed a sound at once virtuosic, soulful, and joyous. He was just as at ease playing the rigorous works of fellow composer and thinker Anthony Braxton as he was exploring the overlooked repertoire of postbop pianist Herbie Nichols (alongside the Dutch pianist Misha Mengelberg). He excelled when he played the music of Sonny Clark in a great trio with John Zorn and Bill Frisell, but he was just as effective playing large group improvisation in Globe Unity Orchestra. Simply put, Lewis has always been able to make himself at home in every context I’ve ever witnessed.