David Torn Interview

David Torn

From Barry Cleveland.

Guitarist, composer, and interdimensional sonic shape-shifter David Torn has pursued a singular musical vision for more than four decades. His outré approach to guitar playing and electronic manipulation had already begun to fully crystallize by 1982, when he made his first record for the ECM label as a member of the fusion quartet Everyman Band. Torn had been mentored by Leonard Bernstein, studied guitar with Pat Martino and John Abercrombie, and performed alongside Don Cherry while honing his artistic aesthetic.

New Henry Threadgill Release Reviewed

Source: Chicago Reader.

Chicago native Henry Threadgill has been on a tear lately with his inventive and versatile band Zooid, whose interpretations of his dazzling compositions are guided by fixed harmonic intervals embedded in the material. That means everyone improvises all at once, in a context that demands the highest levels of concentration but yields dividends worthy of the investment. The music keeps on giving, rich in sophisticated interplay and melodic and harmonic detail. And today Threadgill released Old Locks and Irregular Verbs (Pi), the fantastic debut recording by a different group: the seven-piece Ensemble Double Up.

Chicago Scene: April 2-9, 2016

Tatsu Aoki

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

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

8:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($12) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jon Mueller
Andy Ortmann

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (Donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
These Things Happen : Keefe Jackson, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Joshua Abrams, Mikel Patrick Avery

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Mike Harmon, Dustin Lorenzi, Artie Black, Fred Jackson Jr

Monday, April 4th 2016

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Kent Kessler Solo
Kent Kessler, Jason Stein

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

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Caleb Willitz Ensemble : Caleb Willitz, Tara Smith, Rami Atassi, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tatsu Aoki, Raul Cotaquispe, special guest TBA

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Frode Gjerstad, Fred Lonberg-Holm
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, April 7th 2016

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Frank Rosaly
Bill MacKay, Mark Shippy

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($22-$18)
Dawn of Midi : Aakaash Israni, Amino Belyamani, Qasim Naqvi

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($7)
Steve Palmer
Church Chords : Stephen Buono, Katherine Young, Sam Wagster, Mark Shippy, Pat Samson, Matt Lux

Friday, April 8th 2016

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10, $30 series pass)
2016 Outer Ear Series
Distractfold — music by Steve Takasugi, Mauricio Pauly, Ana Dall’ara Majek, Sam Salem, Pierluigi Billone, Sabrina Schroeder, Esaias Järnegard, Rebecca Saunders

9:00PM at a house concert
Foundation Series #019
Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman
Oscar Jan Hoogland, Ryan Packard
For details, 304.550.0359 or eli@elinamay.com

Saturday, April 9th 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/rhodri-davies-2016/})
Lampo Presents
Rhodri Davies

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/

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 07/2016

English: American jazz saxophonist and compose...

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Marbrakeys: Almut Kuhne, Vo/ Gebhard Ullmann, Ts, Bcl/ Achim Kaufmann, P
Bones: Ziv Taubenfeld, Bcl/ Shay Hazan, B/ Nir Sabag, Dr
Turns: Uwe Oberg, P/ Silke Eberhard, as, Cl
Geode: Gebhard Ullmann, Ts, Bcl/ Achim Kaufmann, P

Neither Nor Records
Drums of Days: Todd Neufeld, G/ Eivind Opsvik, B: Flin Van Hemmen, P, Dr

Freedonia Music
Triopolis: Tracy, Cello/ Greg Mills, P/ Dave Stone, Ss, Ts, Bass Sax

Setola Di Maiale
Corindilindoli: Andrea Massaria, G, Effects/ Giancarlo Schiaffini, Tbn, Effects

Last Tour: Steve Lacy, Ss, Recitation/ Irene Aebi, Vo/ George Lewis, Tbn/ Jean Jacques Avenel, B/ John Betsch, Dr

Protean Reality: Chris Pitsiokos, as/ Noah Punkt, El B/ Philipp Scholz, Dr, Perc

Milkfactory Prod
Amongst Smokestacks and Steeples: 3.5.7 Ensemble

Lucia Martinez
Desalambrado: Lucia Martinez, Perc/ Agusti Fernandez, P

Lew Tabackin
Soundscapes: Lew Tabackin, Ts, FL/ Boris Kozlov, B/ Mark Taylor, Dr

Meinrad Kneer
Meinrad Kneer’s Phosphotous Ensemble Plays Christian Morgenstern