Lina Allemano US Tour and Upcoming Performances

Source: Lina Allemano.

Lina Allemano Four – USA Tour
generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts

Fri, Oct 16th
Pausa Art House, Buffalo NY 8:00pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Sat, Oct 17th
Ibeam Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY 8:30pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Sun, Oct 18th
Fire Museum Presents at House Gallery 1816, Philadelphia PA 8:30pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Mon, Oct 19th
2640 Space, Baltimore MD 6:00pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Tues, Oct 20th
Space Exchange Series at Thunderbird Cafe, Pittsburgh PA 9:00pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Wed, Oct 21st
Bop Stop at the Music Settlement, Cleveland OH 8:00pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Thurs, Oct 22nd
Kerrytown Concert House Edgefest, Ann Arbor MI 8:00pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Fri, Oct 23rd
Cafe Mustache, Chicago IL 9:00pm
Lina Allemano Four USA Tour

Sun, Oct 25th
Grand Festival of Autumnal Happiness, Church of St. Andrew by-the-Lake, Toronto Island 3:00pm
with John Oswald: A Rather Large Acoustic Improvising Ensemble

Mon, Oct 26th
Toronto Mayor’s Evening for the Arts, Toronto
with Kyle Brenders’ Massey Hall Band

Tues, Oct 27th
The Tranzac, Toronto 7:30pm
Lina Allemano Four (early show)

AMN Picks of the Week: Park, Lash, Mwamba / DfTaLS / Le Rex / Raoul Björkenheim / Tania Giannouli

Raoul Bjorkenheim at Moers Festival 2006, Germany

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Han-Earl Park / Dominic Lash / Corey Mwamba – A Little Brittle Music (2015)
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel – Collaborations (2013)
Le Rex – Wild Man (2015)
Raoul Björkenheim / eCsTaSy – Out of the Blue (2015)
Tania Giannouli Ensemble – Transcendence (2015)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1003

Source: Vital Weekly.

Coil – Backwards (Cd by Cold Spring) *
Boche – Beats (Cd by Entr’acte) *
Carl Michael Von Hauswolff – Squared (Cd by Auf Abwegen) *
Asmus Tietchens & Martin Peinemann – Harvestehude (2cd by Auf Abwegen) *
Grenzen (Cd Compilation by Edition Degem/auf Abwegen)
Margarida Garcia & Manuel Moto – Crypt (Cd by Yew) *
Manuel Mota – Sete (Cdr by Headlights) *
Lietterschpich – for Fears (Lp by Nova Romema)
Norbert Möslang & Jason Kahn – Distinctly_dive (Lp by Bocian Records)
Jason Kahn – Songline (2lp by Editions)
Anna Zaradny Feat Christian Fennesz – Re:em (12″ by Musica Genera)
Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard – Sound X Sound: Music for 30 Chromatic Tuners (7″ by Hiatus) *
Nigel Samways – Temple of the Swine (Cdr by Cathedral Transmissions) *
Fadensonnen – Pd7 (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Belltone Suicide – Non-conformist Sessions (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Massimo Magee & David W. stockard – Interrogatories (Cdr by Kendra Steiner Editions) *
Selectone – Transitions (Cdr by Ressonus) *
Oneir (Cassette by Dehef)
Jsca – Iser (Cassette by Dehef)
Small Things on Sundays – Moments (Cassette by Metaphysical Circuits)

Thinking Plague Profiled


Source: The Stash Dauber.

Over the last three decades, Johnson and his revolving cast of players (28 at this writing) have had a complex and convoluted history, creating a body of work that spans six albums (so far), with another in the works. Asked (by phone, from his home in Colorado) what has sustained him through his band’s lengthy trajectory, Johnson said, “Some kind of compulsion or insanity. I grew up in a time when it seemed that a person could do serious music and make a living. Having a full-time day career [now retired, the Navy veteran worked for years as a community college counselor] and the band required me to have two different personas and two different stores of energy.”

Kalmanovitch / Maneri Duo Kickstarter

From Kickstarter, a new project from Tanya Kalmanovitch and Mat Maneri. As of today, they still need about $2500.

The first recording from the viola duo that cuts to the heart of music: from the blues to Babbit, from Mahler to jazz to microtonality. Magic Mountain is a suite of nine pieces. We started with a simple set-up: two violas, two chairs, and a few microphones. And what unfolded from that was everything.  We borrowed our album’s name from Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), the 1924 book by Thomas Mann. On the surface, Mann’s story is about a young man whose three-week visit to a Swiss sanitarium mysteriously turns into seven years. Dig deeper, though, and the story is an exploration of the nature of time: its illusions and distortions, and the ambiguous quality of memory.