Extended Techniques May NYC Calendar 

John Zorn (cropped version)

Source: extended techniques.

THURSDAY, May 5
8 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, May 6
7:30 PM Synaesthesia Playground
Jocelyn Ho, artistic director, composer, pianist
Daniel Weymouth, composer
Sidney Boquiren, composer
Andrew Batt-Rawden, composer
Celeste Oram, composer and multimedia artist
Anne Sophie Andersen, composer
Nobuho Nagasawa, visual artist
Takafumi Ide, visual artist
Bopha Hul and Troy Arnold, fashion designers
https://www.facebook.com/events/464279223771638/
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $15-$20

SATURDAY, May 7
11:00 AM Cage Encounters: Prepare Our Piano for 34’46.776”
2:30 PM Adam Tendler on John Cage’s Piano Works
VENUE: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Cafe at LPA
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
ADMISSION: Free

SUNDAY, May 8
8 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles
Erik Friedlander, Michael Nicolas (cellos)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, May 9
8 PM S.E.M. Ensemble
Petr Kotik String Noise William
George Lewis Not Alone
Lucie Vítkova Places to Meet
John Cage Ryoanji
Roscoe Mitchell They Rode For Them
Karlheinz Stockhausen Zietmasse
Group Improvisation: Mitchell, Parker Woods, Lewis, Buckner, Vítková, Nappi
http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/sem-ensemble2016/
VENUE: Czech Center
ADMISSION: Free

MONDAY, May 9
8 PM Wet Ink Ensemble // Jennifer Walshe
Wet Ink Ensemble performing: Matthias Spahlinger – “Extension” (1979-80): violin & piano
Jennifer Walshe
Darmstadt Institute New York: 70 Year Anniversary Celebration
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-25

TUESDAY, May 10
8 PM International Contemporary Ensemble // Mivos Quartet
ICE – International Contemporary Ensembleperforming works by:
Ashley Fure / Chaya Czernowin / Luigi Nono
Mivos Quartet performing:
Helmut Lachenmann, String Quartet No. 3 “GRIDO” (2001)
Scott Wollschleger, String Quartet No. 2 “White Wall” (2014)
Darmstadt Institute New York: 70 Year Anniversary Celebration
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-25

TUESDAY, May 10
8 PM The Stone Benefit Improv Night
Okkyung Lee (cello) John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY, May 10
10 PM Solo Cello: Amplified
Okkyung Lee (cello)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, May 11
8 PM Talea Ensemble // SEM Ensemble
Darmstadt Institute New York: 70 Year Anniversary Celebration
Talea Ensemble:
 Karlheinz Stockhausen – “Mikrophonie I” (1964)
SEM Ensemble:
Petr Kotik
Music for 3 (1964)
Alvin Singleton
Be Natural (1974)
Iannis Xenakis
Mikka and Mikka “S” (1971, 1976)
Conrad Harris, violin
Morton Feldman
Why Patterns? (1978)
Flute, Piano, Percussion
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Zietmasze (1955-1956)
Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon
John Cage
Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1957-58)
Joseph Kubera (in version with two orchestras)
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-25

FRIDAY, May 13
8 PM Sylvie Courvoisier
Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey
VENUE: The Owl (http://theowl.nyc/visit/)
ADMISSION: $10

FRIDAY, May 13
8 PM Semiosis Quartet presents: Barish, Jaeger, Pärt and Haas
http://thefirehousespace.org/event/semiosis-quartet/
VENUE: Firehouse
ADMISSION: $10

SUNDAY, May 15
8 PM Lotte Anker (saxes) Craig Taborn (piano) Okkyung Lee (cello)

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, May 15
10 pm Solo Cello: Acoustic
Okkyung Lee (cello)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, May 17
8 pm Ikue Mori (electronics) John Zorn (sax) Jim Staley (trombone) Koichi Makigami (voice)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY, May 17
10 pm Ikue Mori (electronics) Koichi Makigami (voice)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, May 18
7 PM John Zorn’s Sholem Aleichem Score
John Zorn, accordionist Robert Burger, harpist Carol Emanuel, and Masada (band); Mark Feldman, Greg Cohen, and Erik Friedlander
VENUE: YIVO
ADMISSION: $15/$20

WEDNESDAY, May 18 – Thursday, May 19
7 PM Merce Cunningham Early Works
Screening of Cunningham Ballett 1958
Stephen Drury, piano: Live Performances of Changeling + Suite for Two
http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/merce-cunningham-trust
VENUE: BAC
ADMISSION: $25

THURSDAY, May 19
9:30PM Meredith Monk With Theo Bleckmann And Katie Geissinger
http://nationalsawdust.org/event/meredith-monk-with-theo-bleckmann-and-katie-geissinger-in-concert/
VENUE: National Sawdust
ADMISSION:$30

THURSDAY, May 19
8 PM Obelisk
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Okkyung Lee (cello) Jim Black (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, May 19
10 PM Improv set with Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Okkyung Lee, Jim Black, Makigami Koichi
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Okkyung Lee (cello) Jim Black (drums) Makigami Koichi (voice)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, May 20
8 pm Mephista
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Susie Ibarra (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, May 20
10 pm Mephista with Lotte Anker
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Susie Ibarra (drums) Lotte Anker (sax)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, May 20 at 12:00 AM
SATURDAY, May 21 8:30 PM
Sun of Goldfinger
Tim Berne – Saxophone
Ches Smith – Drums
David Torn – Guitar
VENUE: Ibeam
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, May 21
10 pm Phantom Orchard with special guests
Ikue Mori (electronics) Zeena Parkins (harp, keyboards, etc.) Erik Friedlander (cello) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, May 22
8 pm Ikue Mori (electronics) Lotte Anker (sax) Anthony Coleman (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, May 22
10 pm Ikue Mori (elecrtronics) Craig Taborn (piano) Lotte Anker (sax) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY, May 24
8 PM Ned Rothenberg’s Ryu Nashi, New Music for Shakuhachi
Riley Lee, Ralph Samuelson and Ned Rothenberg, shakuhachi
Yoko Hiraoka, shamisen and voice
Stephanie Griffin, viola.
http://roulette.org/events/ned-rothenberg-shakuhatchi-project/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/$25

SUNDAY, May 29
3 pm John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Sylvie Courvoisier Trio
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Drew Gress (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, May 30
8 PM Nate Wooley’s Argonautica Record Release
Nate Wooley – trumpet
Ron Miles – cornet, Jozef Dumoulin – Fender Rhodes piano and electronics, Cory Smythe – piano, Devin Gray – drums, Rudy Royston – drums
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/$25

MONDAY, May 30
8PM Rhys Chatham, Tim Dahl and Kevin Shea
http://lpr.com/lpr_events/rhys-chatham-may-30th-2016/
VENUE:LPR
ADMISSION: $25/Free for members

NEC’s 145th Commencement Honors Braxton, Worrell, Others

Anthony Braxton

Source: New England Conservatory.

NEC Announces 2016 Honorary Degree
Recipients and Commencement Speaker

Parliament/Funkadelic Co-Founder Bernie Worrell, Conductor Leonard Slatkin, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, Soprano Martina Arroyo, and Composer Malcolm Peyton to Receive Degrees

Annual Exercises to be Held on May 22, 2016

Pre-Commencement Concert Will Showcase NEC Students on May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory will bestow honorary Doctor of Music (hon. D.M.) degrees on five distinguished musicians at its 145th annual Commencement Exercises, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. in NEC’s Jordan Hall. The recipients are Parliament/Funkadelic co-founder Bernie Worrell, conductor Leonard Slatkin, composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, soprano Martina Arroyo, and composer Malcolm Peyton.

Bristol New Music Festival

English: Arve Henriksen, moers festival 2010

Source: Bristol New Music.

At the heart of the festival, and set for an extended run, is Requiem for 114 Radios by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth). A rare opportunity for the public to access the cellars of the 1867-built Colston Hall, prior to closing for a two-year redevelopment project, this world premiere sees 114 radios individually tuned to separate singing voices, static and other unidentifiable noise, creating a disembodied choir singing a forbidding rendition of Dies Irae from the Roman Catholic requiem mass.

We’re also delighted to welcome one of the world’s most respected contemporary music artists, Max Richter, as he opens his UK tour at Colston Hall on Sat 14 May, performing the acclaimed From Sleep and The Blue Notebooks with his Ensemble. The previous night the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet return for their first performance in many years, celebrating the work of Terry Riley and performing a programme of brand new music.

Other new commissions include the remarkable talent of Bristol-born and raised, Berlin-based, John Bence, whose long-held ambition to work with Cambridge’s Concanenda Chapel Choir are finally realised in a double-header on Sun 15 May, performing first with the choir at St George’s Bristol in the afternoon, then remixing the performance live at The Cube that night.

The stunning St George’s venue also welcomes Norwegian trumpeter and soundscaper Arve Henriksen, who will be playing an Opera North commissioned piece ‘Places of Worship’ on Thu 12 May. Henriksen will be performing to a film by video artist Anastasia Isachsen mapped live onto the walls of St George’s.

This Week in New York

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

A JOHN DUFFY CELEBRATION
John Duffy, who passed away in December 2015, was one of the great heroes of American music. New Music USA, in partnership with the Duffy Estate and Roulette Intermedium, is honored to present A John Duffy Celebration, an evening of music and remembrances. The event will feature remarks by John Corigliano, Robert Cross, Tania Leon, Annette Duffy Odell, Steve Reich, and Fran Richard. There will also be performances by Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Sherry, Miranda Cuckson with Aaron Wunsch, and the Cassatt String Quartet with Glenn Morrissette and Tomoya Aomori.
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Free
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

THIRD SOUND
Following an historic debut at the Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Habana, NYC-based chamber ensemble Third Sound performs highlights from its Havana residency as part of National Sawdust’s In Situ series.
Tuesday, May 3 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawudst, 80 N 6th Sreet, New York, NY

JONATHAN FRANZEN + MYRA MELFORD
Roulette presents Myra Melford and Jonathan Franzen, an evening of solo piano and readings. One of the threads that runs through the creation of Myra Melford’s work is the inspiration that she gets from other art forms including literature, architecture, and visual art: the idea is one of responding to or having a dialogue with another work of art, versus translating or making a sonic equivalent/translation. Life Carries Me This Way is a suite of pieces for solo piano inspired by or in dialogue with 11 drawings by the late Sacramento-based artist, Don Reich.
Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

BAC SALON: MUSIC BY KEERIL MAKAN AND DVOŘÁK | AEOLUS QUARTET
The Aeolus Quartet performs Keeril Makan’s Washed by Fire paired with Dvorak’s String Quartet in A-flat Major.
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

MIRAH AND JHEREK BISCHOFF
The night will feature sets from both Mirah and Bischoff, with an euphonious string quartet rounding out the band.
Thursday, May 5 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $18 at door
BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

VIDEO OPERAS | EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA
Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, Experiments in Opera presents a collection of five original operas created specifically for the screen. These works, commissioned from a wide range of composers/artists, were conceived of as a unique way to tell compelling stories through music in a format that is most relevant to our multi-screen culture. The videos, ranging from 10-20 minutes, will be screened as one continuous program. The commissioned artists are Jason Cady, Emily Manzo, Anna Mikhailova, Aaron Siegel, and Dorian Wallace/David Kulma.
Friday, May 6 & May 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $11
Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

CONCERT 3 | LOOK & LISTEN FESTIVAL
The Look & Listen Festival closes as Phyllis Chen curates an evening around the theme of “unusual spaces.” The program features Chen performing two world premieres: a solo work by Jo Kondo and a new original work featuring Chen and the JACK Quartet. The JACK Quartet also performs John Luther Adams’s The Wind in High Places. The program also includes bassoonist Rebekah Heller performing Nathan Davis’s On speaking a hundred names, and scientist/musician/instrument-builder Daniel Jodocy presenting his musical suitcases.
Friday, May 6 at 8:00 PM
Free
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY

FELIPE LARA: MEDITATIONS, TRANSLATIONS, AND CALLIGRAPHY
Music of the Americas presents a portrait concert of Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, whose electroacoustic solos and chamber music span over a decade, featuring musicians from ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) and JACK Quartet with guest violist Elizabeth Weisser.
Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20, free for members
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY

SONGS OF LOVE AND VIOLENCE: THE MUSIC OF MATT MARKS | HOTEL ELEFANT
Contemporary music ensemble Hotel Elefant partners on composer Matt Marks’ first acoustic album for their own full-length recording debut. The concert features selections from the album.
Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY