DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

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January 30, 2016
Emilie Lesbros Solo, ShapeShifter Lab
Emilie Lesbros

January 30, 2016
Charmaine Lee Solo, ShapeShifter Lab
Charmaine Lee

January 30, 2016
Dre Hocevar Large Ensemble, ShapeShifter Lab
Zack Clarke Jeremy Corren Henry Fraser Dre Hocevar Lester St. Louis Bryan Qu Jeff Snyder Rafael Statin Aaron Larson Tevis

January 27, 2016
Craig Taborn & Val Jeanty, The Stone
Val Jeanty Craig Taborn

January 27, 2016
Craig Taborn, Mette Rasmussen, Ches Smith, The Stone
Mette Rasmussen Ches Smith Craig Taborn

January 21, 2016
ROVA plays Steve Lacy‘s Saxophone Special, The Stone
Bruce Ackley Steve Adams Chuck Bettis Eyal Maoz Larry Ochs Jon Raskin

January 21, 2016
ROVA plays British Composers, The Stone
Bruce Ackley Steve Adams Larry Ochs Jon Raskin

Seattle Scene: February 4-20, 2016

English: Matana Roberts @ ATP Curated by The D...

Source: Wayward Music Series.

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Seattle Improvised Music Festival #1
Thu. Feb. 4; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The 31st annual festival offers a selection of Seattle’s finest improvisers and several visiting dignitaries. Tonight: Leslie Ross, bassoon + Paul Hoskin, contrabass clarinet; Carol Genetti, voice + Lesli Dalaba, trumpet + Wilson Shook, alto saxophone + Alan Cook, drums; Matana Roberts, alto saxophone + Tari Nelson-Zagar, violin + Beth Yip, trombone + Jen Gilleran, drums. Presented with support from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Seattle Improvised Music Festival #2
Fri. Feb. 5; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The 31st annual festival offers a selection of Seattle’s finest improvisers and several visiting dignitaries. Tonight: Carol Genetti, voice + Dennis Rea, electric guitar; Matana Roberts, alto saxophone + Wilson Shook, alto saxophone + Kate Olson, soprano saxophone + Greg Campbell, drums; Leslie Ross, bassoon + Tari Nelson-Zagar, violin + John Seman, bass + Alan Cook, drums. Presented with support from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

Seattle Improvised Music Festival #3
Sat. Feb. 6; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

The 31st annual festival offers a selection of Seattle’s finest improvisers and several visiting dignitaries. Tonight: Matana Roberts, alto saxophone + Alan Cook, drums; Leslie Ross, bassoon + Lesli Dalaba, trumpet + Dennis Rea, electric guitar + Jen Gilleran, drums; Carol Genetti, voice + Kate Olson, soprano saxophone + Beth Yip, trombone + John Seman, bass. Presented with support from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

FRI. 2/12 – RM Francis + Seaver & Witscher + Mark Lewis

SAT. 2/13 – The Westerlies + Robin Holcomb & Peggy Lee

THU. 2/18 – Wally Shoup, Greg Campbell, Greg Kelley trio

FRI. 2/19 – Inverted Space Ensemble: Brian Ferneyhough residency

SAT. 2/20 – Seattle Modern Orchestra benefit concert

This Week in New York 

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

YMUSIC
yMusic will play a selection of pieces written for the group, among them pieces by Marcos Balter, Judd Greenstein, and Andrew Norman.
Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

TERRY RILEY’S IN C
Darmstadt Essential Repertoire performs Terry Riley’s In C.
Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

STRING NOISE
String Noise performs at The Stone with James Moore.
Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
The Stone, Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York, NY

BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Bang on a Can: Unorthodox, a concert featuring Mivos Quartet. The program will include Steve Reich’s string quartets as well as Different Trains, Triple Quartet, and a rare all-live, four-violin performance of Violin Phase.
Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18, $15 students/seniors
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY

HEART AND BREATH: NADIA SIROTA & RICHARD REED PARRY
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National), lend works to this evening, with a special world premiere of a new addition to Parry’s collection of works Music for Heart and Breath, originally recorded in 2014 by Kronos Quartet, among others. Nadia Sirota (viola) is joined on stage by Parry himself.
Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

ASHLEY FURE | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
Composer Ashley Fure is showcased at this Composer Portrait concert, featuring International Contemporary Ensemble.
Thursday, February 4 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

DONNACHA DENNEHY’S TESSELLATUM
The final concert of Nadia Sirota’s Fuse Project residency showcases the world premiere of Tesellatum for viola, viol consort, and electronics by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy (co-commissioned by Symphony Space). The program also features pieces by members of the Bedroom Community, including Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. Sirota is joined on stage by Liam Byrne, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and friends.
Friday, February 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $47 & $35
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

BILL LASWELL | BASEMENT PERFORMANCES
Bill Laswell (record producer, bassist) performs to Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi.
Friday, February 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY

BANG ON A CAN PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT | ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bang on a Can All-Stars in Finney Chapel, Oberlin College and Conservatory (photo: Walter Novak)Bang on a Can All-Stars in Finney Chapel, Oberlin College and Conservatory (photo: Walter Novak)
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform world premieres of new works by Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Zhang Shouwang, and René Lussier.
Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

KENNY WOLLESEN AND JULIA ELSAS | BASEMENT PERFORMANCES
Kenny Wollesen and Julia Elsas will create an intimate sonic and visual performance with handmade instruments and an object-based installation.
Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY

AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER ALUMNI SERIES
Missy Mazzoli – Photo Stephen TaylorMissy Mazzoli – Photo by Stephen Taylor
American Lyric Theater will present excerpts from five different operas with scores and/or libretti written by alumni of ALT’s Composer Librettist Development Program. At the center of the program will be a preview of the new opera Breaking the Waves by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek.
Sunday, February 7 at 2:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

End of the Alphabet Records New Releases

Source: End of the Alphabet Records.

Witcyst / Marhaug
Sludd/Slaps/Substantiv / Hess (Vits-444)
Limited Edition 7″ lathe cut by Peter King

Norwegian noise legend, Lasse Marhaug, joins Whangarei recluse, Witcyst for a hunk of very noisy plastic. Where Marhaug travels the world collaborating, making music and interviewing (see his excellent Personal Best zines), Witcyst never gigs and never leaves the sub-tropical climes of New Zealand’s winterless north. What they have in common are restlessly inventive approaches to making tonnes of noise and a huge excitement to be sharing a split!

Noel Meek / Wolf Eyes
Mole Rat / Dual Alice
Limited Edition 7″ lathe cut by Peter King

As I write this, I still can’t quite believe my eyes. Can I really be sharing a split 7″ with Wolf Eyes? By all the gods of sound-making, yes! As far as we know, in all of Wolf Eyes’ massive back catalogue, this is their first release on a New Zealand label and their first Peter King lathe cut. John Olson, Nate Young and Crazy Jim Baljo will be swinging around their inimitable trip-metal on one side and I, your humble label head honcho, will flash something bright and colourful on the other (with some amazement).

Jaimie Branch Interview

Source: Jazz Right Now.

In a generation crowded with trumpet talent, Jaimie Branch has emerged in recent years as a unique voice capable of transforming every ensemble of which she is a part. At times fierce and direct, her scintillating tone also has the ability to ignite music from within while propelling a group organically. In 2015, Branch exploded onto the New York scene, quickly building associations with many of the other key innovators such as Brandon Lopez, Shayna Dulburger, Chris Welcome, Sam Weinberg, Chris Pitsiokos, Max Johnson, Kevin Shea, Jason Ajemian, Weasel Walter, Jason Nazary, Nathanial Morgan, Mike Pride, and Chad Taylor.