Satoko Fujii Touring Australia and Japan

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Source: Satoko Fujii.

Wed. 1/13 20:00
“Glebe Justice Centre,” Sydney Australia
37-47 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
Solo – Solo – Duo
Alister Spence – piano
Satoko Fujii – piano
(improvised solo vol. 4)
$15/$10 conc

KAZE Australia Tour 2016

Natsuki Tamura – trumpet
Christian Pruvost – trumpet
Satoko Fujii – piano
Peter Orins – drums

Thu. 1/14 19:30
“Ainslie Arts Centre, “ Canberra, Australia
Elouera Street Braddon, Canberra
$15/$10 conc

Fri. 1/15 20:00
“LAMPS,” Sydney, Australia
342 Elizabeth St Sydney 2010, Sydney
$10-20 sliding scale
Telephone number to buy tickets: 0497 468 930 (Julia Reidy)

Sat. 1/16 20:00
“Upstairs 199,” Brisbane, Australia
199A Boundary St, West End QLD 4101, Brisbane
$30 / $20

Sun. 1/17 19:30/ 22:00
“Bennetts Lane,” Melbourne, Australia
25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
$42.50/$36.50 conc
Booking for the early show:
And for the late show:
Phone number is (03) 9663 2856

Tue. 1/19 22:15
“107 Project,” Sydney, Australia
107 Redfern Street NSW 2016, Sydney
nownow Festival

Kaze Japan tour 2016

Sat. 1/23 19:30
“Live & Restaurant Bar, Monk,” Matsuyama, Ehime
phone 085-945-9512

Sun. 1/24 19:30
“Big Apple,” Kobe
guest: Rabito Arimoto – trumpet
phone 078-251-7049

Mon. 1/25 19:30
phone 075-212-1125

Wed. 1/27 20:00
“Candy,” Inage, Chiba
guest: Takayuki Kato – guitar
phone 043-246-7726

Thu. 1/28 20:00
“Pit Inn,” Shinjuku, Tokyo
guest: Akira Sakata – alto sax
phone 03-3354-2024

Fri. 1/29 20:00
“Jazz Room Cortez,” Mito, Ibaraki
phone 029-291-3095

Sat. 1/30 19:30
“MANDA-LA 2,” Kichijoji, Tokyo
triple bill with/
Zeeblebuzz A Knot and KOH(pf,vo)
phone 0422-42-1579

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

English: (Le) Poisson Rouge.

Source: The New York Times.

Jenny Q Chai (Sunday) This thoughtful pianist narrates and performs a multimedia program that explores the relationship between the piano and electronics. She will play pieces by Schumann and Chopin, as well as Jaroslaw Kapuscinski’s “Where is Chopin?” — a work for Disklavier piano, stereo sound and visual projection. At 3:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, 212-505-3474, (Vivien Schweitzer)

Ensemble Pamplemousse (Saturday) Judging by the titles of the works offered by this group of composer-performers, there will be an unpredictable element to the lineup, which includes Chris Bailey’s “Composition for S#!++\/ Piano With Drum Samples, Concrete Sounds and Processing” and Cathy van Eck’s “Wings” for three performers, feedback and movable foam boards. At 8 p.m., Jack, 505 ½ Waverly Avenue, near Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, (Schweitzer)

Chicago Scene: January 10-14, 2016

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

Sunday, January 10th 2016

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
357 Ensemble : Nick Anaya, James Davis, Richard Zili, Jim Baker, Tim Stine, Chris Dammann, Quin Kirchner

9:30PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

Monday, January 11th 2016

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Shayne Bowden

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Dan Lippel, Dan Bruce, Aidan Plank
Nick Broste Trio, with Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
David Boykin Expanse, with Jim Baker, Alex Wing, Isaiah Spencer

Thursday, January 14th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10 donation)
Marc Riordan, Tim Daisy
“Lisbeth Arnik”, “Kiki Dern”

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Okkyung Lee in NY Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

What Okkyung Lee does on the cello is often called “extended technique,” which means producing sounds by unusual means. But she more or less obliterates the need for the term. When she keeps her fingers choked up on the neck, pointing downward near the bridge, or rubs her bow against the strings to make sluicing sounds and hard, guttural rips, this is her standard; this is her usual. It’s part of her language.

counter)induction Features “From Hungary”

Source: New York’s counter)induction.

FROM HUNGARY: New Music by Hungarian Composers
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 8PM

The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture
Loreto Hall
18 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

counter)induction, New York’s most dynamic new music collective, continues its 17th season with From Hungary. counter)induction will present a wide range of music by contemporary Hungarian composers as well as a major new work by Hungarian-American composer Gregory Mertl. From emerging composers presented in the US for the first time, to elder statesmen György Kurtág, György Ligeti, and László Vidovszky, explore the unique musical world of this idiosyncratic culture.

Gyorgy Kurtág – Signs, Games and Messages for string trio (1989-2005)

A Collection of Small Works:
György Ligeti – Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg (1982)
Georgi Sztojanov – Intercession for solo viola (2010)
László Vidovszky – Páros (2007), 4th ​& 5th ​movement​s​
Dániel Dinyés – Novellette (2012) for solo clarinet
Balázs Horváth – 482 or 483 notes for your 50th birthday – DON’T ASK WHY! (2013)
Bálint Bolcsó – Punch 4 (2001)
Gregory Mertl – ​Quatre états d’âme​ (2016) for clarinet, cello and piano WORLD PREMIERE

Miranda Cuckson, violin
Benjamin Fingland, clarinet
Jessica Meyer, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Ning Yu, piano
Kyle Bartlett, composer
Douglas Boyce, composer
Ryan Streber, composer

Steve Dalachinsky Profiled

Source: The Villager Newspaper.

“I don’t even like being called a poet — it’s a big label,” Dalachinsky said. “I don’t think anyone should be pigeonholed.” Dalachinsky, who has been a maker of verse since he was young, has written books of poetry whose subjects range from free jazz to being a superintendent.

Dalachinsky is still heavily involved in the New York creative music scene.

Robert Ashley and Steve Paxton’s Quicksand Performances in NY

Source: The Kitchen.

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of Quicksand, an opera-novel for music, dance, and light, composed from a novel of the same name by the late Robert Ashley. This work, divided into three acts of 16 scenes each, combines separate and “moveable” sequences of choreography by Steve Paxton, electric orchestra composed by Tom Hamilton, and light environments by David Moodey to present a unified work without a linear narrative structure.

Using Ashley’s signature blend of speech and song, Quicksand tells the story of a composer who has been coerced by a U.S. Government Agency (“the Company”) to serve as a low-level spy. Traveling with his wife to an unnamed South Asian country run by a military dictatorship, he becomes involved with plans to overthrow the government through his close friendship with two tour guides. With the assistance of four American mercenaries sent by “the Company,” the composer participates in the capture and imprisonment of the country’s leaders, and the destruction of the torture operation by which the dictatorship has maintained its power.

Music and Libretto by Robert Ashley
Orchestra composed by Tom Hamilton
Choreographed by Steve Paxton
Light Design by David Moodey
Performed by Steve Paxton, Maura Gahan and Jurij Konjar
Sound design and live mix by Tom Hamilton

January 28-30 and February 4-6, 7pm