2016 MATA Festival Announced

Source: MATA, announces its annual New York festival of new music.

Monday, April 11

Opening Night Concert Reception
7PM at Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 W 21st Street, NYC
Featuring Ensemble neoN w/ Ensemble Linea, The Rhythm Method Quartet
Tickets $75, available through http://www.matafestival.org

Jan St. Werner (Germany): New Work arranged for Ensemble neoN (2016), WP
Pascal Dusapin (France): Indeed (1987)
Andrew Norman (US): Sabina (2006)

Tuesday, April 12

Evening Concert: Ultima Thule
Ensemble neoN
8PM at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, NYC
$25 / $20 Students

Alexander Kaiser (Italy): [ˈprɪz(ə)m] (2014), AP
Matthew Welch (USA): Comala’s Song (2016), WP – Festival Commission
Seán Clancy (Ireland): Fourteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of Greeting Cards (2013), AP
Neil Luck (UK): Bubbles (2009/16), WP (revised version)
Diego Jiménez Tamame (Spain): Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), AP
Jan Martin Smørdal (Norway): All Play (2014/16), AP

Wednesday, April 13

Evening Concert: Chaos Terrain and Lines of Fortune
Ensemble Linea
8PM at National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn
$25 / $20 Students

Yair Klartag (Israel): There’s no lack of void (2016), WP – Festival Commission
Utku Asuroglu (Turkey): New Work (2016), WP
Zeno Baldi (Italy): Mimo (2014), AP
Scott Wollschleger (USA): America (2013)
Weijun Chen (China/USA): Dancer (2016), WP – Festival Commission
Arash Yazdani (Iran): Demodulation (2014), AP
Michelle Agnes Magalhaes (Brazil): Mobile (2012) AP

Friday, April 15

Evening Concert: Neither Sea, Nor Land, Nor Air
Stuart Breczinski, oboe; Eliza Bagg, voice; Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet; Dan Lippel, guitar; William Schimmel, accordion; Zhou Yi, qin
Co-presented w/ Dixon Place
8PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC
$25 / $20 Students
Maxim Kolomiiets (Ukraine): Re-Pulse (2012), AP
Nicolai Worsaae (Denmark): Upon your body I’m crawling (2012)
Zhou Qian (China): Qu Shui Ming Yun (2016 Qin Version) (2011/16), WP
Sabina Ahn (South Korea): Breath (2015), AP
Mátyás Wettl (Hungary): Unusual (2014), AP
Germán Alonso (Spain): Time In & Out (2013), AP

Saturday, April 16

Evening Concert: Where Seagulls Scream and Breakers Roar
Ensemble neoN, Rhythm Method Quartet, Ryan Muncy, and others
Co-presented w/ Dixon Place
8PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC
$25 / $20 Students

Emma O’Halloran (Ireland): Cages (2013), AP
Lula Romero (Spain / Germany): present / absent (2011), AP
Helen Papaioannou (UK): Splinter (2016), WP – Festival Commission
Ophir Ilzetzki (Israel): Spotlight (2013), AP
José Manuel Serrano (Argentina): Rosa de Paracelso (2014), AP
Edgar Guzmán (Mexico): After tomorrow (2011)

Chicago Scene: March 5-12, 2016

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

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

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

Sunday, March 6th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Dal Niente Presents
Emma Hospelhorn, Katie Schoepflin — music by Howard Sandroff, Steve Reich, Natacha Diels, Mikael Karlsson, Pierce Gradone, Ben Sutherland

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (Donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Tomeka Reid Quartet Mixed Groupings : Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara, with Chicago guests

9:30PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Donation)
Keefe Jackson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Julian Kirshner

Monday, March 7th 2016

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Michaël Attias

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Brass Menagerie : Michael Vlatkovich, Russ Johnson, Ryan Shultz, Larry Kohut, Damon Short

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Natalies Wood Plays Roland Kirk
Natalie Scharf, Natalie Land, Juli Wood, Brain O’Hern, Matt Ferguson, Mike Schlick
Sound Of The City Workshop

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Jim Baker Trio with Avreeayl Ra, Jason Roebke

Thursday, March 10th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Nick Mazzarella, Tomeka Reid
Tomeka Reid, Adam Vida, Selina Trepp

Friday, March 11th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Kahil El’Zabar‘s Ritual Trio with Harrison Bankhead, Dennis Winslett

Saturday, March 12th 2016

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723 (Free)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP {lampo.org/archive/thomas-ankersmit-2016/})
Lampo Presents
Thomas Ankersmit

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Tatsu Aoki and The Miyumi Project

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Andrea Centazzo with Ed Herrmann, Greg O’Drobinak, Eric Leonardson, Hal Rammel

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/

AMN Reviews: Timedog – Objects of Mind (Diametric)

R-5895609-1405671123-9612.jpegObjects in the mirror of the mind may be closer than they appear. For his debut, Glasgow´s Timedog (Pete Burton) has created an ambient suite of ten pieces that, rather than spirit you away from this world on rainbow clouds of synth, ground you in its all its admirable grittiness. Like a new kind of urbanity of indeterminate demography, Objects of Mind is a thing of shreds and patches, a North African souk on Park Avenue close by a Bohemian circus, often rhythm-driven but more like the rhythm of pedestrian traffic than musical meter. The impressive variety of events conjured across the course of sixty-five minutes demonstrates a darting quality of mind, though Burton is in no rush, he patiently lets each “object” unfold, examines it from every angle, offering an experience of beauty with only minimal support from nature, although it shares with her certain rough edges and appealing asymmetries. A unique and deep vision of what ambient can be.


Stephen Fruitman

AMN Picks of the Week: A Year in the Country Compilation / Daniel Wohl / Michael Zerang / Coleman and Byrd / Luca Nasciuti

English: Michael Zerang, moers festival 2010

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Various Artists – A Year in the Country – Audiological Transmissions Artifact #1 (2016)
Daniel Wohl – Holographic (2016)
Spires That In The Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang – Kata Physin (2016)
Rodger Coleman / Sam Byrd – Perihelion (2016)
Luca Nasciuti – Morpheus (2016)

DMG Newsletter March 4th 2016

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...

Source: DMG.

Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg! AfroHorn: Francisco Mora Catlett/Sam Newsome/Salim Washington/Aruan Ortiz..! Evan Parker & Seymour Wright! Steve Noble & Sebastian Lexer! Trevor Watts String Ensemble! Peter Kuhn/Dave Sewelson/Larry Roland/Gerald Cleaver! Rob Mazurek & Jeff Parker LP!

Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta! Two from Anthony Patera! Ensemble SuperMusique! Quasar Sax Quartet! Enrico Pieranunzi! Four More from Rune Grammofon: Motorpsycho! Elephant9! Jono El Grande! Alvin Curran Book! 3 from Mal Waldron & Eric Dolphy! Last Exit Iron Path on LP!


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

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

Sunday, March 13th:

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

Sunday, March 27th:
6pm: HENRY P. MELBOURNE – Solo Tenor Sax

Sunday, April 3rd:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT & CECILE BROCHE – Contrabass & Violn

Sunday, April 10th:

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!