This Week in Buenos Aires

ledesma 3Source: Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica.

APRIL 7 @ Virasoro 22 hs
Diego Schissi Quinteto
Guillermo Rubino (violín) – Santiago Segret (bandoneón) – Ismael Grossman (guitar) – Juan Pablo Navarro (contrabass) – Diego Schissi (piano )

APRIL 7 / 8/ 9/10 @ Teatro Colon , Experimental Center 20hs
El Malentendido ( classical contemporary Opera for electronics and ensemble)

APRIL 8 @ 22 hs
Pablo Ledesma (saxophones) / Leonel Kaplan (trumpet) DUO

APRIL 8 @ Virasoro 22 hs
Mono Fontana – Sergio Verdinelli Duo
Mono Fontana (synth & keys ) – Sergio Verdinelli ( drums)

APRIL 9 @ Metaonia 22hs
SUBH ( Ambient noise electronics )
agustín genoud, voice
javier areal vélez & jorge espinal, guitars
pablo verón, drums

Kronos Quartet in New York Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

For over 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has been reimagining what a string quartet can be and fostering new music from diverse composers, more than 850 works and arrangements so far. So what is the quartet up to these days? Commissioning more pieces, naturally.

This time the project is also an educational initiative called “50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.” Carnegie Hall, a partner in the venture, has appointed Kronos to this season’s Richard and Barbara Debs Creative Chair, and the ensemble played a sold-out concert at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on Saturday.

Dirk Serries on Tour, New Releases


16/04/2016 – roadburn festival at 013, tilburg – the netherlands
06/05/2016 – dunk! festival, zottegem – Belgium

14/05/16 – incubate festival, tilburg – the netherlands

06/05/16 – dunk! festival, zottegem – Belgium

27/04/16 – good companions, brighton – uk
28/04/16 – ort café, birmingham – uk
29/04/16 – st margaret’s church, manchester – uk
30/04/16 – fuse gallery, bradford – uk
01/05/16 – new river studios, london – uk
14/05/16 – incubate festival, tilburg – the Netherlands

31/03/16 – cinépalace, kortrijk – Belgium
09/04/16 – more music festival, concertgebouw, brugge – Belgium
15/05/16 – incubate festival, tilburg – the Netherlands

25/06/16 – de werkplaats, amersfoort – The Netherlands

New Releases:
KODIAN TRIO – I (LP, Tonefloat’s New Wave Of Jazz)

The Spectrum in April

Source: New York’s Spectrum.

– Spectrum New Music Festival: New Music Nights (Apr. 5)
Distractfold Ensemble (UK)

– Marija Ilic (Apr. 8)

– James Haddad Quintet (Apr. 8)

– Clive Graham & Rebecca Houser (Apr. 8)

Kinan Azmeh (Apr. 9)

– SpectrumHP (Historical Performance): Anonymous 4’s Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek & Sonnambula’s
Elizabeth Weinfield launch their MODERN MEDIEVAL duo (Apr. 10)

– counter)induction’s X+N Series presents Dan Lippel & (Apr. 10)

– Ginastera Festival celebrating his 100th birthday with Barbara Nissman (Apr. 14)
Concert I

– Lansing McLoskey Festival (Apr. 15)

– Ginastera Festival celebrating his 100th birthday with Barbara Nissman (Apr. 16)
Master Class with special guests – admission is free

– Lansing McLoskey Festival (Apr. 16)

– Ginastera Festival celebrating his 100th birthday with Barbara Nissman (Apr. 17)
Concert II

– Guy Barash’s Eavesdropping Series feat. New Thread Quartet (Apr. 17)

– Karin Hellqvist (Sweden) & Heloisa Amaral (Brazil) (Apr. 18)

– Klaus-Peter Werani (Germany) (Apr. 18) – Tentative

– Four Arms (Eric Trudel & Gabriel Zucker) feat. Billy Mintz (Apr. 19)

– Derin Oge (Apr. 21)

Jair-Rohm Parker-Wells (Apr. 21)

– Emma Stace Darling & Theodore Wiprud (Apr. 22)

– Daniel Colalillo (Apr. 23)

– Mick Rossi’s Outliers Series with Music for Three Musicians: Rossi, Michael Bates & Jeff Davis (Apr. 23)

– Joseph Kubera (Apr. 24)

– Chris Redgate & Ian Pace (UK) (Apr. 24)

– Pas Musique presents Ambient Chaos (Apr. 28)

– Stephanie Ann Boyd presents Young Composers Showcase: String Quartets (Apr. 29)

– Beyond Group with Carman Moore (Apr. 29)
Moore, Cheryl Pyle, Gene Coleman, Michael Eaton, David Tamura, Bern Nix, Roberta Piket & William Ruiz

– Kate Dillingham (Apr. 30)

– Concetta Abbate feat. The Red Door Chamber Players (Apr. 30)

Muhal Richard Abrams Interview

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009

Source: NewMusicBox.

To Abrams, there are no boundaries. Any label we put on something—fixed composition vs. spontaneous improvisation, group vs. individual, even old music vs. new music—is artificial and limits possibilities. From his vantage point, all dualities are contained within each other. All improvisations are compositions and all compositions begin as improvisations. A solo performance can inhabit multiple personalities and an orchestra can be the embodiment of a pluralistic individualism. As for old and new, “None of it’s real because the situation that is characterized as old often times is revisited and found to be useful for some future purpose. And something new can be visited and found that is reminiscent of something that’s old.”