DMG Newsletter March 18th 2016

Bugge Wesseltoft (with John Scofield) at Moers...

Source: DMG.

Henry Threadgill‘s Ensemble Double Up! John Zorn/Simulacrum 4! Cyro Baptista‘s Bluefly! Clean Feed: Evan Parker & Alexander Hawkins! Eric Revis/Kris Davis/Gerald Cleaver! Roy Nathanson Duos: Marc Ribot/Myra Melford/Anthony Coleman! Starlite Motel: Jamie Saft & Ingebrigt Haker Flaten! 21 4Tet: John Dikeman/Vicente/DeJoode..!

Ran Blake Tribute to George Russell! Atomic! Bugge Wesseltoft! Alan Licht/Tetuzi Akiyama! Marilyn Crispell/Gary Peacock/Richard Poole! Niescier/Weber/Alessi/Tordini/Sorey NY5! Omri Ziegele/Ray Anderson Qt! David Fiuczynski/Rudresh Mahanthappa! Horatio Radulescu! Henri Pousseur!

Plus Archival Discs from Peter Brotzmann/Fred Hopkins/Rashied Ali! Miles Davis ’72 & ’89! Chris McGregor! Rovo & Steve Hillage! Third Ear Band! Residents! Spacemen 3! David Lindley & El Rayo-X! John Hartford/Joni Mitchell/ Pete Seeger! Commander Cody! Rotary Connection and Lots More!

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

Sunday, March 20th:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND & KEN FILIANO – Guitar & Contrabass
7pm: GORDON GRDINA & MAT MANER – Guitar/Oud & Viola

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

Sunday, April 3rd:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT & CECILE BROCHE – Contrabass & Violin
7pm: PHILLIP GREENLIEF – Solo Sax

Sunday, April 10th:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE BEYOND DUO With BERN NIX!
7pm: KADAWA: TAL YAHALOM – Guitar / ALMOG SHARVIT – Bass / BEN SILASHI – Drums

Sunday, April 17th:
6pm: SARA SCHOENBECK / SANDRA WEISS / ANDREW DRURY- Two Bassoons & Percussion
7pm: ALLISON LAZUR – Solo Tuba & Fixed Media

Sunday, April 24th:
6pm: ROB PRICE / ELLERY ESKELIN / TREVOR DUNN
7pm: PATRICK BRENNAN / SEAN CONLY / BRIAN GRODER

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. 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!

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Ensemble Mise-En May Premieres in NY

Source: Ensemble Mise-En.

Friday May 13th, 8pm
MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
678 Hart Street #1B
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Ensemble mise-en will be presenting a concert of world premieres by Matthew Schickele, Amanda Feery, Matthew Barnson, Su Seungeun Lee, and Vin Calianno.

All of the composers for this concert are based in the New York area and are relatively early in their careers. ensemble mise-en has a goal of giving a voice to up and coming composers whose works are underperformed, and thrilled to be presenting these new works in pursuit of that goal.

The COLA concert series is a true collaborative effort between ensemble mise-en and the participating composers. This series places an emphasis on the relationship of composer and ensemble in order to fully engage both parties throughout the creative process. The writing of these new works involved meeting with the composers for a workshop of their sketches that took place earlier in September, which was followed by a reading session of the new work in January. COLA Finale, taking place on May 13th, is the end performance and the culmination of this process.

Ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective striving to bring challenging yet beautiful sounds to a wide range of listeners. The ensemble’s musicians are led by composer Moon Young HA, imparting an experience simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing (“mee” in Korean means “beauty”, and “zahn” means “to decorate”).

MINIMALIST Means at REDCAT

English: Harold Budd in Japan Category:Ambient...

Source: LA’s REDCAT.

The concert MINIMALIST means charts an alternative path through minimalism and its legacy, reaching beyond pulse-based patterns of harmonic accretion in search of the beating heart of “stripped-down,” “essential” music.

This program will include the world premiere of a newly found work by John Cage, entitled all sides of the small stone for erik satie and (secretly given to Jim Tenney as a koan). The composition was recently discovered in James Tenney’s preparatory materials for Harmonium #5, a work written for and dedicated to John Cage in 1978. It was so “secretly given” that Tenney himself had not known that it existed. The Ensemble Conductor Mark Menzies will prepare the work for performance with the assistance of John Cage scholars.

The concert will feature a number of other significant minimalist works, anchored by the ever-rewarding compositions of James Tenney — who stood as one of the most influential figures in the CalArts music community, and also looks overseas to the work of pre-eminent composers Jo Kondo and Stephen Whittington, and close to home, with music made at, or through, CalArts by Harold Budd, Danny Clarke, Michael Jon Fink, Jordan Dykstra and Frederic Rzewski.

Program, in Order:

Michael Jon Fink: As is thought/Aurora (bass clarinet, vibes, harp)
Jo Kondo: Yokohama (bass flute, piano, 2 violins)
Stephen Whittington: Music for Airport Furniture (string quartet)
Jordan Dykstra: Fathom Peaks Unseen (string quartet, bass, crotales)
Frederic Rzewski: Chains (narrator, bass clarinet, trombone, violin, cello)
Danny Clarke: Synapse (piano, string trio, flute, clarinet)
Harold Budd: string quartet

INTERMISSION

interwoven through the following compositions: James Tenney: August Harp, a performance-tribute to Susan Allen
James Tenney: Harmonium 6 (fl, ob, cl, bass cl, trpt, trbn, string quartet)
James Tenney: Spectrum 5 (fl, ob, bass cl, bsn, vibes, harp, piano, viola)
John Cage: all sides of the small stone for erik satie and (secretly given to Jim Tenney as a koan) (1978, World Premiere)
James Tenney: (night) […for Harold Budd] (3 flutes, 4 trumpets, vibraphone, 3 basses)
James Tenney: Form 4 (In Memoriam Morton Feldman) (orchestra)

Chicago Scene: March 19-26, 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, March 19th 2016

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

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Future Past : Marshall Allen, Danny Thompson, Avreeayl Ra, Harrison Bankhead

Sunday, March 20th 2016

2:00PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee
The Few : Macie Stewart, Charlie Kirchen, Steve Marquette, with special guest Ken Vandermark

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Music in their Words
New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University — music by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gyan Riley, Todd Reynolds, Anna Clyne, Michael Lowenstern, Marc Mellits

9:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

9:30PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Donation)
Jason Stein, Charlie Kirchen, Julian Kirshner

Monday, March 21st 2016

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

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

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free with admission) (wheelchair-accessible)
Radius && Numbers.FM
Jeff Kolar, jonCates

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Dave McDonnell Group with Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams, Quin Kirchner

Thursday, March 24th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Tony Malaby, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang
Tony Malaby Quartet with Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Roebke, Charles Rumback

Friday, March 25th 2016

8:30PM at Ancien Cycles, 688 N Milwaukee, 312.888.3048
Dave Miller
Jonah Parzen-Johnson

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis : Ryan Keberle, Mike Rodriguez, Camila Meza, Eric Doob

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($15)
Tony Malaby Large Group, with Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Jason Adasiewicz, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy, Charles Rumback

Saturday, March 26th 2016

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

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Ran Blake

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/