Frequency Series Festival Starts Tonight in Chicago

Source: Frequency Series Festival.

Festival of Chicago New Music
February 23-28

Lisa Kaplan and Matthew Duvall
Tuesday, February 23. 6 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art

Fonema Consort
Wednesday, February 24. 8 PM
Bond Chapel w/ Mocrep
Thursday, February 25. 8:30 PM

Mocrep w/
Thursday, February 25. 8:30 PM

Meehan-Perkins Duow/Tim Munro
Friday, February 26. 8:30 PM

Tim Munrow/Meehan-Perkins Duo
Friday, February 26. 8:30 PM

Claire Chase w/ Parlour Tapes+ afterparty
Saturday, February 27. 8:30 PM

Spektral Quartet
Sunday, February 28. 2 PM
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

Ensemble Dal Niente
Sunday, February 28, 7:30 PM

Seattle Scene: February 25 – March 8, 2016

Downtown Seattle, Washington and the Bainbridg...

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.

Eric Rynes: CD release concert
Thu. Feb. 25; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Seattle violinist Eric Rynes celebrates his new CD of extraordinarily diverse contemporary works for solo violin and violin with computer-realized sounds, from Elliott Carter’s playful depiction of a three-way argument in Riconoscenza, to Helmut Lachenmann’s turning the violin inside-out in Toccatina, to the otherworldly contrasting soundscapes of Scelsi’s L’âme ouverte and Xenakis’s Mikka.

Nineteen Crimes + Janet Feder +
Robin Holcomb
Sat. Feb. 27; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Janet Feder’s)Denver) performs music from her latest release T H I S C L O S E, accompanied by Chris Icasiano on drums and Jen Gilleran on percussion and effects. Gilleran (19 Crimes) includes three short films paired with selected recordings by Feder. Robin Holcomb follows with a solo set for an unforgettable evening of music.

The Turtling Dithers
Fri. Feb. 26; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Nothing Is what It Seems, a musical with bibliography by The Turtling Dithers: Maurice Colasurdo (electric and acoustic guitar), Gordon Frazier (mouth-resonated instruments, percussion, effects, cheap theatrics, vocals), and Jay Hamilton (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, vocals). Theme? Appearances, books, feelings, philosophy, politics. So nothing serious, obviously.
Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

THU. 3/3 – bass clarinetist Lori Freedman’s THE VIRTUOSITY OF EXCESS + Berlin-based guitarist Seth Josel plays Cat Lamb’s point/wave

FRI. 3/4 – Seattle Composers’ Salon: Jeremiah Lawson, Sean Osborn, Nicole Truesdell, Neil Welch & Marcin Pączkowski

SAT. 3/5 – The Space Between Us, a tribute to Henry Brant by composer David A. Jaffe with percussionist Andrew Schloss and sound artist Trimpin + Lafayette String Quartet plays Shostakovich’s Ninth and more

TUE. 3/8 – Inverted Space Ensemble performs Michael Pisaro‘s asleep, forest, melody, path

String Noise Duo Upcoming Shows

Source: String Noise.

Friday, February 26, 2016
American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
performed by STRING NOISE music by XENAKIS | SCELSI | STOCKHAUSEN | NIBLOCK | ROMANEIRO opening music by NOISON food pairing by JONAH REIDER lights by JOHN HOULE Visuals by Mauricio Ceppi
Friday February 26, 2016 7pm-11pm
The American Irish Historical Society invites you to POLYTOPE – an intimate salon concert experience performed by String Noise (Conrad Harris & Pauline Kim Harris) paired with culinary creations by rising star chef Jonah Reider. Featuring the music of Xenakis, Scelsi, Stockhausen, Niblock and a world premiere by Ricardo Romaneiro.

Mar 1, 2016
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Radius Gallery – Tannery Arts Center (map)
1050 River Street. #127
Santa Cruz, CA.
STRING NOISE brings selections from their NEW ALBUM: The Book of Strange Positions!
String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, violins) plays original works and arrangements of punk covers by Eric Lyon to include Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, Black Flag, and the Germs from the album “The Book of Strange Positions” released on Northern Spy Records and a NEW version of Stockhausen Tierkreis for two violins.
Also on the program:
Giancinto Scelsi: Arc-en-ciel
Andrew C. Smith: Topology (Contriving Balance)
John King: Klepsydra II

Mar 2, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Center for New Music (map)
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
United States
STRING NOISE brings selections from their NEW ALBUM: The Book of Strange Positions along with a fresh arrangement of Stockhausen’s TIERKREIS for two violins by Eric Lyon. String Noise with special guest Ken Ueno (vocalist).

Mar 18, 2016
8:00 to 8:40 pm
The Townsend (map)
718 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX
United States
Showcase including music from their recent release
The Book of Strange Positions on Northern Spy

Apr 24, 2016 Events: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
New York, NY, 10012
United States

String Noise joins BOOMERANG in a “work in progress” collaborative new work at the Judson Church.
May 23, 2016
8:00pm – 10:00 pm



February 21, 2016
Chris Pitsiokos Quartet, JACK
Henry Fraser Jason Nazary Chris Pitsiokos Andrew Smiley

February 21, 2016
Peter Evans, Aaron Burnett, Brandon Lopez, Weasel Walter, JACK
Aaron Burnett Peter Evans Brandon Lopez Weasel Walter

February 17, 2016
Will McEvoy Quintet, Rye
Cody Brown Mike Effenberger Will McEvoy Matt Nelson Kenny Warren

February 17, 2016
Jaimie Branch / Jason Stein Quartet, Rye
Jaimie Branch Brandon Lopez Jason Nazary Jason Stein

February 16, 2016
Ron Stabinsky Solo, ShapeShifter Lab
Ron Stabinsky

February 16, 2016
Moppa Elliott Solo, ShapeShifter Lab
Moppa Elliott

February 16, 2016
Mostly Other People Do the Killing Septet, ShapeShifter Lab
Steven Bernstein Moppa Elliott Jon Irabagon Terrence McManus Kevin Shea Ron Stabinsky Dave Taylor

February 16, 2016
Charles Evans & Ron Stabinsky, ShapeShifter Lab
Charles Evans Ron Stabinsky

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

V/A – Landscapes Of Fear
Cherry Blossom At Night – A Vast Black Sleep
A Guide for Reason – XIII – XIV
Harris Eisenstadt – Golden State II
JS Aurelius – Slime of the Chasm
Werewolf Jerusalem, Wet Dream Asphyxiati – 4 way split boxset
Abyssus – Once Entombed
The Fall – Wise Ol Man
Anonymous Masturbaudioum – Audiorgasm
Big Hole – Power Structure