Call for Proposals – Vu Symposium on Experimental, Electronic, and Improvised Music

Source: CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Vu Symposium

Call for music, papers and presentations 2016:
Vu Symposium on Experimental, Electronic, and Improvised Music

Call for Music, Papers and Presentations deadline: March 1, 2016
Symposium: July 5-7, 2016

Vu Symposium
Experimental, Electronic, and Improvised Music
Hosted by Listen/Space
Park City Library
1255 Park Avenue
Park City, Utah
84060
USA

The first annual Vu Symposium on experimental, electronic, and improvised music, will be held in Park City, Utah on July 5-7, 2016.

The theme for our first symposium is quite broad. We invite scholars, performers, ensembles, composers, critics, and anyone and everyone interested in experimental, improvised, and/or electronic music to present papers, pieces, curated concerts, ideas, half-ideas, lectures, performance pieces, improvisations, or installations that ask, answer, or critique the following question:

“What happened, what’s happening now, and what could happen?”

Our goal is to provide a forum in which any thinker and/or practitioner who is writing about, performing, presenting, or otherwise championing experimental, improvised and electronic music can freely engage in discourse. The format of the symposium will vary each year based on the nature and the number of submissions but will include: concerts, roundtables, paper presentations, and longer lectures. This symposium does not focus on keynotes, featured ensembles, or featured composers, it is focused on the free exchange of ideas of its participants. Because of this, our symposium is free of charge. Participants are highly encouraged to attend all three days of the symposium.

Andrew Lee, Dumitrescu, Avram, and Others in Philadelphia

Source: Bowerbird.

March 3rd

R. ANDREW LEE
performs
Eva-Maria Houben – Go and Stop
Paul A. Epstein – Changes 3, Changes 6, Drawing 6
Philip Glass – Etude Nos. 2, 5, and 6
William Duckworth – Imaginary Dances

@ Biello Martin Studios
148 North 3rd Street
8pm; $15 general admission; $12 in advance

ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to present pianist R. Andrew Lee at the intimate Biello Martin Studio in Old City Philadelphia. For his Philadelphia premiere,Lee will be performing works that encompass a variety of styles within minimal music. The first half opens with Eva-Maria Houben’s Go and Stop, which explores the decay of tones and a series of chords that never seem to quite get moving. In contrast are strictly constructed works by Philadelphia composer Paul A. Epstein, Changes 3: Palindromes, Changes 6, and Drawing No. 6 (horizontal and vertical broken lines). The second half features three etudes by Philip Glass, Nos. 2, 5, and 6, and closes with elegant and exciting Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth.

March 7th

ROMANIAN SPECTRALISM: PART 1
with Iancu Dumitrescu (cello, percussion), Ana-Maria Avram (voice, percussion, piano) , David Shively (percussion) , Zachary Rowden (doublebass), Mario Diaz de Leon (electric guitar)

Hi5 Studio @ Maas Building
use Garden Entrance
(1320 N 5th St, 19122)
8pm;
$10 general admission

ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram to Philadelphia for an intimate, two concert portrait of “Romanian Spectralism”. The first evening focuses on smaller chamber works – duos and trios – and the second evening features large ensemble works. The concerts will take place at the studio of Hi5 Recording in the Maas Building.

THE PROGRAM
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Harmonic Turbulence” (II) for cello and doublebass (world premiere)
Ana-Maria Avram: “Chiaroscuro XII” for e-guitar, piano and percussion ( w.p.)
Ana-Maria Avram: “Nouvel Archae” for computer assisted voice
Iancu Dumitrescu: “New Meteors and Pulsars” for percussions, E-guitar and computer sounds
Ana-Maria Avram: “Horridas Nostrae Mentis Purga Tenebras” ( electronic music )
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Ultrasonic Sublime” (computer music) ( w.p.)

March 8th

ROMANIAN SPECTRALISM: PART 2
with Iancu Dumitrescu (cello, percussion), Ana-Maria Avram (voice, percussion, piano), David Shively (percussion), Zachary Rowden (doublebass), Mario Diaz de Leon (electric guitar), Aaron Stewart (saxophone), Tom Kraines (cello)

Hi5 Studio @ Maas Building
use Garden Entrance
(1320 N 5th St, 19122)
8pm;
$10 general admission

ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram to Philadelphia for an intimate, two concert portrait of “Romanian Spectralism”. The first evening focuses on smaller chamber works – duos and trios – and the second evening features large ensemble works. The concerts will take place at the studio of Hi5 Recording in the Maas Building.

THE PROGRAM
Ana-Maria AVRAM: “Metalstorm (epsylon)” for e-guitar ensemble and computer sounds
Ana-Maria AVRAM: “Axis (XI for solo doublebass” (Zachary Rowden) ( w.p.)
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Le Silence d’Or for instruments and computer sounds” ( Philly version) ( w.p.)
Iancu Dumitrescu: “”Intuitive Music (I-II-III)” for ensemble and live electronics

March 12th

E-MEX Ensemble
Gunfer Colgecen, speaker
Evelin Degen, flute
Michael Pattmann, percussion
Matthias Geuting, pipe organ

@ Christ Church Sanctuary
2nd and Market Street
8pm; FREE ADMISSION
ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome the E-MEX Ensemble from Essen, Germany to a special performance in the historic Christ Church sanctuary. The concert will feature works for pipe organ, flute, percussion, and narrator/actor including Gyorgy Ligeti cataclysmic masterpiece “Volumnia” and a world premiere by Philadelphia based composer Kyle Bartlett.

THE PROGRAM
Thomas Taxus Beck (1962): “Contagiones” for flute and organ (2012)
Nicolaus A. Huber (1939): “Clash Music” for china cymbals (1988)
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923 – 2006): “Volumina” for organ (1962/1966)
Bryan Ferneyhough (1943): “Superscriptio” for piccolo (1981)
Mauricio Kagel (1931 – 2008): “Raga – Ragtime-Waltz – Rondena” for pipe organ
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 – 2007): “Vibra-Elufa” for vibraphon (2003)
Kyle Bartlett (1971): “Sleepwalker” for speaker, flute, percussion and organ (2016)

John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet in Europe and North America, March and April

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John Hollenbeck’s – The Claudia Quintet – Tours Europe in March 2016 and North America in April & Beyond

Led by composer, drummer and three-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet have quietly but firmly and definitively recast jazz into vibrant and vital new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock. Creating music that sounded like no one else, they quickly became one of the most influential stylists on cutting-edge jazz, inspiring an entire generation of young musicians worldwide. The Claudia Quintet have shaped the sound of what jazz is today, and what jazz can be.

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET EUROPEAN TOUR

WEDNESDAY, MAR 2
Pannonica
9 rue Basse Porte, Nantes, France
8:30 PM

THURSDAY, MAR 3
Sunset
60, rue des Lombards, Paris, France
8:30 PM

FRIDAY, MAR 4
West Germany
Skalitzerstr. 133 – Berlin, Germany
10:00PM

SATURDAY, MAR 5
Kunstlerwerkstatt
Münchener Straße 68, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
9:00PM

SUNDAY, MAR 6
Stadtgarten
Venloerstr. 40, Köln, Germany
8:30 PM

MONDAY, MAR 7
Cafe De Ruimte
Distelweg 83, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8:30PM

WEDNESDAY, MAR 9
Le Rocher de Palmer
1 avenue Aristide Briand, Bordeaux, France
8:30PM

THURSDAY, MAR 10
Le Rocher de Palmer
1 avenue Aristide Briand, Bordeaux, France
8:00PM

FRIDAY, MAR 11
Paradox
Telegraafstraat 62, Tilborg, The Netherlands
8:30 PM

SATURDAY, MAR 12
Teatro Villa de Leoni
Riviera Silvio Trentin, 5, Venice, Italy
9:00PM

SUNDAY, MAR 13
Auditorium Villa Widmann
Via Nazionale, 420, Oriago di Mira (VE), Venice, Italy
10:00AM & 3:00PM

MONDAY, MAR 14
Narodni dom Maribor
Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Marlibor, Slovenia
8:30PM

CLAUDIA QUINTET NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

THURSDAY, APR 14
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St , NYC, NY

FRIDAY, APR 15
Boot & Saddle
1131 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
8:30PM

SATURDAY, JUN 18-19
San Francisco Jazz Center
201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA
8:00PM

Chicago Scene: February 27 – March 5, 2016

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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

Saturday, February 27th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, $40 festival pass)
Frequency Series Festival of New Chicago Music
Claire Chase
Parlour Tapes+ afterparty

Sunday, February 28th 2016

2:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan (Free with museum admission)
Frequency Series Festival of New Chicago Music
Spektral Quartet — music by Hans Thomalla, Beat Furrer

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, $40 festival pass)
Frequency Series Festival of New Chicago Music
Dal Niente — Hard Music, Hard Liquor

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Adasiewicz, Matt Schneider, Adam Vida
Jason Adasiewicz, Matt Schneider, Adam Vida, Josh Berman

9:30PM at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 ($5)
Hanami Quartet : Andrew Trim, Mai Sugimoto, Jason Stein, Charles Rumback
Restroy : Nick Anaya, James Davis, Catherine Monnes, Tim Stine, Chris Dammann, John Niekrasz

9:30PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Donation)
Jason Roebke, Avreeayl Ra, Peter Maunu, Jim Baker

Monday, February 29th 2016

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Classical Revolution
Ursa Ensemble

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Josh Berman
Joshua Abrams, Aaron Zarzutzki

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

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

10:30AM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson Trio with Phil Sudderburg, Jason Roebke

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Julia Holter
Circuit des Yeux

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Living Bridge : Artie Black, Jeff Swanson, Marcus Evans, John Sims

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10 donation)
Russ Johnson Quartet with Jason Stein, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy

Friday, March 4th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Angela James
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Saturday, March 5th 2016

8:00PM at Roosevelt University, Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan, 7th Fl, 312.341.3780 ($22-$15)
Chicago Composers Orchestra — music by Ryan Ingebritsen, Anthony Cheung, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Pierre Boulez

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tomeka Reid with Mary Halvorson, Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.umbrellamusic.org, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

DMG Newsletter February 26th 2016

English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009

Source: DMG.

John Zorn//Craig Taborn/Christian McBride/Tyshawn Sorey! Roscoe Mitchell Solo! Anthony Braxton/Taylor Ho Bynum/Ingrid Laubrock/Mary Halvorson! Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus! Iisziji Munoz/John Medeski Double Unit!

Daevid Allen Weird QT! Nucleus 1980! David Bowie Blackstar! Funkadelic 3 CD Set! Roswell Rudd/Jamie Saft/Trevor Dunn/Balazs Pandi! Brian Groder/Michael Bisio/Jay Rosen! Sarah Bernstein/Kris Davis/Stuart Popejoy/Ches Smith!

Amiri Baraka & Dinamitri Jazz Folklore! Daniele Cavallanti & Milano Contemporary Art Ensemble! Moppa Elliott Solo Bass! Leila Bordreuil & Michael Foster! The Living Room + Barry Guy! Pierre Dorge/Kirk Knuffke/Hamid Drake..! Jacob Anderskov Trio! Plus Nine Great Discs from the Run Grammofon & Hubro Labels!

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

Sunday, February 28th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS & JON IRABAGON – Alto Sax & Sopranino Sax Duo

Monday, February 29th Special Event!
6pm: WILLIAM HOOKER Listening Party, 4 CD Set New Release & Discussion

Sunday, March 6th:
6pm: AVRAM FEFER & MICHAEL BISIO – Tenor sax & Contrabass Duo

Sunday, March 13th:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN & JAIMIE BRANCH

Sunday, March 20th:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND & KEN FILIANO – Guitar & Contrabass
7pm: GORDON GRDINA

Sunday, March 27th:
6pm: HENRY P. MELBOURNE – Solo Tenor Sax
7pm: TIERRA MESTIZA: OMAR ANTONIO TAMEZ & ANGELICA SANCHEZ

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a Buddhist temple. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Music Always Free & the Vibes are Quite Cosy!