Newsbits: Ayler Tribute / Coltrane Mashups / Olivia Block / Uwe Oberg / Devin Gray

A Cleveland-based punk rock band, X_X pays homage to Albert Ayler.

Coltrane mashups are the rage – there is one with Terry Riley and another with Sunn O))) available.

NPR has a two-part piece on the sound worlds of Olivia Block (part 1, part 2).

Pianist Uwe Oberg’s two 2015 solo albums are reviewed.

Devin Gray’s Relative Resonance will perform at the Greenwich House Music School on January 13.

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Cold Spring Records New Releases

Cold Spring (label)

Source: Cold Spring Records.

TROUM ‘ACOUSME’
After the much praised collaboration with RAISON D’ETRE released summer 2015 (“De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu”) and the final volume of the ‘Power Romantic’ trilogy with “Mare Morphosis” in late 2013, “Acouasme” is the first full length album from TROUM in over 2 years. With this album, TROUM wanted to go in a completely different direction, creating a ‘harsher’ and more ‘Industrial’ sounding album as a contrast to previous releases. But through the trademark troumatic machining, the final result doesn’t sound at all like standard harsh noise – it’s rather industrial noise as if filtered through a feverish dream, through a deranged perception. The six long tracks of pestering transrational drones on “Acouasme” sound like an aural psychiatric symptom, a humming hallucination leaving the stable reality.

Z’EV ‘ELEVEN MIRRORS TO THE LIGHT’
Z’EV completes an alchemical exploration of Concord and Dissonance that began with the cosmological equations of Sum Things and then clasped the elemental quintet of air, water, fire, earth and spirit in A Handful of Elements. Now, with Eleven Mirrors to the Light, Z’EV plays with the intersection of light and dark, catching waves of luminescence between prisms and mirrors that fragments particles into shimmering washes of sound. Z’EV’s trademark percussion transforms into glistening soundscapes and drones, one part subterranean and another subatomic.

COLOSSLOTH ‘OUTSTRETCH YOUR HAND FOR THE IMPRESS OF TRUTH’
From the wild hedgerows and deep dark rivers of the Midlands, Leicestershire’s Colossloth makes psychogeographic maladies and invocations to warm the heart of the discerning and intrepid psychonaut. Phonic seeds planted in Blackened soil fertilised by visceral imagination. A fugitive ambience for those seeking solace in the unexpected. From supporting the likes of Tim Hecker and Wrangler, Colossloth’s music alternates between the brooding and abrasive to the transcendental and enchanted. With nods to a multitude of genres – from industrial and ethnic tribalism to caustic electronica, it’s spirit can be found crucified in between the anode and cathode of occult circuitry, transmitting across modern England whispered messages from the lips of the old gods of Albion.

REDCAT Winter / Spring 2016 Schedule

English: Tyondai_Braxton, moers festival 2008

Source: LA’s REDCAT.

Jan 12
Piano Spheres: Danny Holt
Holt’s Piano/Percussion Project places the pianist amid an array of percussion instruments, calling for acrobatic feats of multi-instrumentalism.

Feb 23
Piano Spheres: Vicki Ray
Piano Spheres co-founder Vicki Ray, presents a program exploring the four elements.

Feb 24
Lori Freedman and Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Featuring guest artist Fred Frith
Boasting five of North America’s most adventurous exponents of new music for woodwinds, this double-bill unites, for the first time, livewire clarinet soloist Lori Freedman with Quasar’s stellar quartet of saxophone virtuosos—Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, André Leroux and Jean-Marc Bouchard.

Feb 27
Callings Out of Context: Tyondai Braxton + Daniel Wohl
The Broad’s Callings Out of Context series presents Tyondai Braxton + Daniel Wohl.

Mar 10
Eve Egoyan: Earwitness
Toronto piano virtuoso Eve Egoyan has developed a multimedia performance form in which her sumptuous interpretive and improvisational artistry applies equally to both sound and image, producing a nuanced sensorial concert experience that goes beyond conventional audiovisual combos.

Mar 22
Piano Spheres: Mark Robson
Piano Spheres co-founder Mark Robson will take a ‘speaker-pianist’ role performing Frederic Rzewski’s gripping “De Profundis,” based on the eponymous letter from prison written by Oscar Wilde.

Apr 07
The Ensemble at CalArts:
MINIMALIST means
Charting an alternative path through minimalism and its legacy, The Ensemble at CalArts reaches beyond pulse-based patterns of harmonic accretion in search of the beating heart of “stripped-down,” “essential” music.

Apr 27
Tetsuya Umeda
Osaka-based sound and installation artist Tetsuya Umeda creates surprising sound scores with an intriguing variety of found objects, inventions and environmental or architectural elements.

Jun 16 to Jun 19
David Lang and Mark Dion:
Anatomy Theater
Anatomy Theater is based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers.

DMG Newsletter January 8th 2016

Larry Polansky performing one of his canons wi...

Source: DMG.

Charles Gayle/William Parker/Hamid Drake! Rova Electric Ascension CD/DVD/Blu-Ray! Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Paul Lovins Trio DVD! John Butcher solo! Barry Guy & Camerata Zurich! Paolo Angeli! Roberto Music/Giovanni Venosta/Chris Cutler! Aruan Ortiz/Eric Revis/Gerald Cleaver!

Bill Stewart /Seamus Blake/Bill Carrothers/Ben Street! Burton Greene/Michael Attias/Reut Regev! Leandre/Delbecq/Houle! Wolfgang Rihm! Larry Polansky! John Cage/Matthias Kaul! Henry Cowell! Erik Satie! Leap of Faith & Metal Chaos Ensemble! Plus Historic Discs from Sal Mosca! Bob Dylan!

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

Sunday, January 10th:
6pm: THE SANDBOX: Eliot Cardinaux / Dennis Zurilovitch / Daniel Levine / Joanna Mattrey / Isaac Luxon / Devin Gray
7pm: ANTLERS & CAPILLARIES featuring: Daniel Levine / Kenny Warren / Sean Ali / Flin Van Hemmen

Sunday, January 17th:
6pm: DAMIAN ALLEGRETTI / OCHION JEWELL / JAVIER MORENO SANCHEZ – Drums/Sax/Bass
7pm: JEFF PLATZ & DMITRY ISHENKO – Guitar & Bass Duo

Sunday, January 24th:
6pm: ALVARO DOMENE/BRIGGAN KRAUSS
7pm: JORGE NUNO – Solo Guitar

Sunday, January 31st:
6pm: ANA ISMA VEIL – Solo Vocal CD Release Set
7pm: RAS MOSHE / ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, February 7th:
6pm: DEEP ECOLOGY TRIO: CRISTIAN AMIGO – Guitar / JD PARRAN – Winds /ANDREW DRURY – Percussion