Sequenza21 Reviews

Source: Sequenza21 Reviews.

CONDITIONAL TENSION
Andrew Tholl / Corey Fogel / Devin Hoff

Idle Fancies
Paul Lansky
Gwendolyn Dease, marimba and percussion

Used, Broken, & Unwanted
Laura Cetilia, cello, autoharp, voice, and electronics

Looking Back – Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner
Innova Records (Innova 919)
Jennie Oh Brown, flute; Jeffrey Panko, piano;
Karin Ursin, flute and piccolo
; Janice MacDonald, flute and alto flute; Susan Saylor, flute and bass flute

FACE|RESECTION
Matt Barbier
Nicholas Deyoe, Clint McCallum

Ilimaq
John Luther Adams
John Luther Adams, electronics; Glenn Kotche, percussion

This Week in New York 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

LOADBANG | POP-UP CONCERTS
This Pop-Up includes the folk-inspired soundworld of Taylor Brook’s Ouaricon Songs: Volume 2 and David Lang’s Waiting for the Man, a reimagining of a similarly named Velvet Underground song. The program also features the Kyrie from a 14th century mass juxtaposed with its contemporary counterpoint, composed by loadbang’s own Andy Kozar.
Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

FRAGMENTS DUO AND TRISTAN KASTEN-KRAUSE
Fragements Duo and Tristan Kasten-Krause perform at Scholes Street Studio.
Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Scholes Street Studio, 275 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

YO LA TENGO & ALVIN LUCIER | ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
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Yo La Tengo presents an evening centered around their relationship with the work of seminal composer Alvin Lucier. The band will perform a number of Lucier’s classic and recent compositions, along with a premiere written by Lucier explicitly for them, and a number of songs from their extensive catalog that speak to Lucier’s music directly.
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

ELEONOR SANDRESKY: PIANO ÉTUDES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Eleonor Sandresky performs piano etudes by herself and Philip Glass.
Wednesday, February 17 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

GITY RAZAZ
On each of these two evenings, Razaz will present two works. The first is Songs from the Book of Nightmares, a dramatic cycle, illuminating the mystical, otherworldly and mysterious union of man and woman in the context of a distorted love poem. The second is Legend of Sigh, a world premiere featuring cellist Inbal Segev, which explores the themes of birth, transformation and death through re-telling an old Azerbaijani folk tale about a mysterious being, who appears every time someone lets out a heartfelt sigh, unknowingly calling him to the rescue.
Friday, February 19 & 22 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

TIGUE + ADRIAN KNIGHT | AVANT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Avant Music Festival 2016 opens with Day Trip, a ten-hour performance/installation by Swedish composer Adrian Knight and the percussion trio TIGUE. Day Trip is a series of extended-duration musical pieces – five (plus an installation) by Knight and three by TIGUE – stitched together into a continuous production. The works include live performances, pre-recorded compositions and sine-tone installations.
Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 PM
Free early entry, Tickets $8-$12 after
Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY

AUTOMATIC MUSIC HACKATHON
Composer/Bassist Florent Ghys performs at the Lyrics & Language Hackathon, January 2016.Composer/Bassist Florent Ghys performs at the Lyrics & Language Hackathon, January 2016.
Monthly Music Hackathon NYC is open to everyone, all skill sets and all skill levels. Start the day with inspiring talks by composers, musicians, and techies who have made algorithmic music projects. Then gather together for a big (optional) brainstorming session to share ideas, form teams, and get starting making stuff. Come with ideas and bring your instruments and computers. Perform or demo what you made at 8pm.
Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 PM
Free
Spotify, 45 West 18th Street, New York, NY

PERCUSSION MUSIC MARATHON
NS Curators and percussionists Ian Rosenbaum and Andy Akiho curate a five-hour percussion festival, featuring percussive sounds from contemporary classical to improvisation to jazz by musicians who are furthering the percussion field.
Saturday, February 20 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

DALIT WARSHAW AND JESSICA MEYER: INTIMATE VOICES | COMPOSERS NOW FESTIVAL
Using a unique combination of sounds that include viola, piano, countertenor, and theremin, Brahms’s Two Songs and Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis will be re-imagined alongside Steven Burke’s Cradle Song, Jessica Meyer’s Seasons of Basho, and the world premiere of Dalit Hadass Warshaw’s Ballade.
Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

TEODORA STEPANČIČ
Pianist Teodora Stepančič performs music by Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Michael Finnissy, and Assaf Gidron.
Saturday, February 20 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

RAMIN ARJOMAND: REINTERPRETATIONS
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Ramin Arjomand’s Reinterpretations series continues at Spectrum.
Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

PASSEPARTOUT DUO
Passepartout Duo performs music by Hannah Lash, John Luther Adams, Georges Aperghis, and Wally Gunn.
Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Joëlle Léandre at Cornelia street cafe Photo: ...

Source: All About Jazz.

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito (Greenleaf Music)

Masahiro Shimba & Bill Laswell
Dubopera (M.o.d. Technologies)

William Hooker
Light (NoBusiness Records)

Moppa Elliott
Still, Up In The Air (Hot Cup Records)

Joëlle Léandre – Urs Leimgruber – Fred Frith – Alvin Curran
Oakland/Lisboa (Rogue Art)

Aka Balkan Moon & AlefBa
Double Live (Instinct Records)

Michael Pisaro
Intonema’s Fifth Anniversary (Intonema Records)

Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang
For Ed Blackwell (Pink Palace)

John Blevins
Matterhorn (pfMentum)

Roswell Rudd/Jamie Saft/Trevor Dunn/Balazs Pandi
Strength & Power (RareNoiseRecords)

Leandre – Delbecq – Houle
14 rue Paul Forte, Paris (Leo Records)

Roswell Rudd & Heather Masse
August Love Song (Red House)

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
Make Magic Happen (Hot Cup Records)

Coltrane’s Ascension Celebrated in Chicago

Source: Elastic Arts

John Coltrane‘s Ascension: 50th Anniversary Celebration feautring Galaxxu, Set Self on Fire, Aaron Zarzutzki, Andrea Malek, Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari
Saturday, February 20
9:00 PM
Elastic Arts
3429 W Diversey, Chicago, IL 60647

50 years ago this Feburary, John Coltrane’s Ascension album was released. Called “torch that lit the free jazz thing”, this was a landmark piece of music for both Coltrane and the whole music world.

On February 20th we will celebrate this special anniversary at Elastic Arts. Galaxxu and Set Self on Fire will each perform short sets to get things started, then both bands will combine along with special guests Aaron Zarzutzki, Andrea Malek, Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari for a tribute performance inspired by the groundbreaking album. The twelve person ensemble will include three guitars, two saxophones through effects, two drummers, cornet, bass, keys, mod synth, and bassoon.

Galaxxu
Alexander Adams – percussion
Corey Lyons – guitar/effects/objects
Zachary Mark – bass
Marc Williams – saxophone/effects

Set Self on Fire
Ben Lamar Gay – cornet/vox/misc
Daniel Van Duerm – keys/electronics/tapes
Reid Karris – prepared guitar
Brendan McAlinden – drums/cymbals/aux

Special Guests
Aaron Zarzutzki – modular synth
Andrea Malek – bassoon
Julia Miller – electric guitar/synth
Elbio Barilari – sax/effects