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Toshimaru Nakamura (performing with John Butch...

Source: Portland’s Creative Music Guild.

Akiyama / Eubanks / Kahn / Nakamura

Saturday, October 31, 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm show
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate Ave.
(503) 286-9449
$12 – 20 sliding scale.

The Creative Music Guild is proud to present international collaboration Akiyama / Eubanks / Kahn / Nakamura, a sonically daring mix of free improvisation, noise and experimental electronics. The group of Tetuzi Akiyama, Bryan Eubanks, Jason Kahn and Toshimaru Nakamura meets together for the first time on this 16-date U.S. tour, spanning both coasts and reaching the northern reaches of the Midwest down to the Deep South. Made possible by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Tetuzi Akiyama // guitar
Bryan Eubanks // saxophone, electronics
Jason Kahn // drums, percussion
Toshimaru Nakamura // no-input mixing board

Tetuzi Akiyama is one of Japan’s most active experimental guitarists. He manages to successfully bridge many directions in his music, ranging from Texas boogie and free noise to highly restrained acoustic work. (

Toshimaru Nakamura has made a name for himself since the late 1990’s in improvised and experimental electronic music with his use of the no-input mixing board, an instrument yielding a wide range of sonic possibilities within the framework of a chaotic feedback system he has developed over many solo and collaborative concerts. (

Bryan Eubanks is active as a composer of electronic music and as an improviser. He plays the soprano saxophone both as acoustic instrument and as part of a unique feedback system built and designed by himself, using open circuit boards and custom analog circuitry. (

On drum set, Jason Kahn’s playing swings across a wide spectrum of approaches, ranging from ecstatic propulsion and rhythmic drive to abstract sound textures using a variety of found metal objects and cymbals. (

Chicago Scene: October 10-17, 2015

William Parker

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

Saturday, October 10th 2015

2:00PM-3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Ann Ward and AACM School of Music

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Jazz Occurrence #6
Vincent Davis Percussion Plus, with Lewis Achenbach

Sunday, October 11th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Anthony Pateras, Jenna Lyle

Monday, October 12th 2015

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Dave Rempis
Katie Ernst

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Rob Lundberg Solo
Art Union Humanscape : Ayako Kato, Jason Roebke

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Tracy Cantin, Dave Miller
Christoph Erb, Jim Baker, Frank Rosaly

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Forest Management
Brian Case

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
James Davis Quintet
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, October 15th 2015

7:30PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Dave Rempis, Wolfgang Reisinger

Friday, October 16th 2015

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Afterword, an Opera
George Lewis, Catherine Sullivan, Sean Griffin, with ICE

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
William Parker Quartet

Saturday, October 17th 2015

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Afterword, an Opera
George Lewis, Catherine Sullivan, Sean Griffin, with ICE
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
William Parker Quartet

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Nate Wooley at the Stone Preview

Source: Nate Wooley.

I am lucky enough to have a week’s residency at The Stone in Manhattan at the end of October. It has already been a wonderfully absorbing experience, just in preparation. There are concerts with established groups like Battle Pieces, Nate Wooley Quintet, and my duo with Paul Lytton in which we are expanding into new territories, but also some slightly frightening first meetings with Tim Berne, Matthew Shipp, Gerald Cleaver, and Joe McPhee thrown in for good measure.

Beyond all the improvising, I’ll also present new compositions for Battle Pieces, the full-length premier of Psalms from Hell for soprano voice, trumpet, and cello quartet, and the most recent iteration of a work for solo trumpet using phonetic mechanics, called For Kenneth Gaburo.

I’m pleased to also be doing a benefit for the Stone with John Zorn, Paul Lytton, and members of the quintet. On this set, all proceeds will go to keeping this last lighthouse of experimentation open in Manhattan.

Tuesday October 20:
8 pm Battle Pieces with Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Matt Moran
10 pm Battle Pieces Meta with special guest Tim Berne

Wednesday October 21:
8 pm Psalms From Hell World Premiere with Megan Schubert, Shanda Wooley, Mariel Roberts, Christopher Hoffman , Carolyn Jeselsohn
10 pm For Kenneth Gaburo (solo trumpet with tape)

Thursday October 22:
8 pm Ryan Sawyer, C Spencer Yeh, Jeremiah Cymerman, Nate Wooley
10 pm Duo with Joe McPhee

Friday October 23:
8 pm Duo with Matt Shipp
10 pm Duo with Gerald Cleaver

Saturday October 24:
8 pm Zeena Parkins, Joe Morris, and mystery British dentist playing drums
10 pm same drummer with Ben Vida and C. Spencer Yeh

Sunday October 25:
8 pm STONE BENEFIT CONCERT! with John Zorn, mystery Brit, Josh Sinton, Harris Eisenstadt, and Eivind Opsvik
10 pm Record Release party for the NW5 plays the music of Wynton Marsalis: featuring Josh Sinton, Harris Eisenstadt, Eivind Opsvik, and Matt Moran