Chicago Scene: May 14-21, 2016

A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...

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

Saturday, May 14th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Fay Victor, Tyshawn Sorey

Sunday, May 15th 2016

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Patchwork : Noa Even, Stephen Klunk — music by Alex Mincek, Nick Didkovsky, Eric Wubbels
Jesse Langen — music by Marc Codina, Pablo Chin, Morgan Krauss, Julien Malaussena, Fredrick Gifford

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)
The Bridge #5
Sylvaine Hélary, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Mike Reed, Eve Risser

Monday, May 16th 2016

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 California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 (Free)
Twin Talk : Andrew Green, Dustin Laurenzi, Katie Ernst
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Jim Baker Trio

Thursday, May 19th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Mark Shippy, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Charlie Kirchen, Phil Sudderberg
Paul Giallorenzo Trio, with Anton Hatwich, Julian Kirshner

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($5)
Galaxxu
Aerial Drones

Friday, May 20th 2016

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10, $30 series pass)
2016 Outer Ear Series
Grykes : Mark Booth, Shawn Decker

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($17-$15)
Rhys Chatham
Joshua Abrams’s Natural Information Society

Saturday, May 21st 2016

4:00PM at the Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park, 312.801.2100 (Free with reservation)
OpenICE : Untempered
Dan Lippel, Nathan Davis, Nuiko Wadden, Ryan Muncy

7:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($20-$15)
Peter Brötzmann, Heather Leigh
Peter Brötzmann Quartet with Steve Noble, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz

8:00PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS (Free)
Lampo Presents
Chris Abrahams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
BOAT : Jon Irabagon, Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley, Tim Dahl, Jozef Dumoulin, Hilmar Jensson

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Ahleuchatistas
HOMME
Sun Speak

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/

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

English: Ken Vandermark, moers festival 2010

Source: Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 15 MAY
MOPOMOSO 25TH ANNIVERSARY AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Mopomoso’s anniversary series continues with three very different sets from the world of free improvisation. Featuring John Rangecroft (sax) / Dave Tucker (guitar) / Marcio Mattos (bass) / Mark Sanders (drums) quartet, Matilda Rolfsson (perc) / Hannah Marshall (cello) / Julie Kjaer (sax) trio, Henry Lowther (trumpet) / John Russell (guitar) duo

SUN 15 MAY
19.30 / £6 MD
ALEX BONNEY SOLO + RACHEL MUSSON / OLIE BRICE
Collages of field recordings, synth drones, mutated cornet and mysteriously evolving sound worlds collide in a solo set from electronic musician and cornetist Bonney, a regular on the UK’s improv, jazz and experimental music scene. Over recent few years, the presence of Rachel Musson and Olie Brice on a stage have each been a guarantee of quality and imaginative playing.

MON 16 MAY
20.00 / £15
NATE WOOLEY | KEN VANDERMARK
Chicago saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley had been operating in each other’s orbits for several years- having worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex- before putting together their duo project in October 2013, when they toured the United States for the first time.

DMG Newsletter May 13th 2016

Mani Neumeier (German musician, here - on drum...

Source: DMG.

James Blood Ulmer/G Calvin Weston/Amin Ali! David Cross & Robert Fripp! Thumbscrew: Michael Formanek/Mary Halvorson/Tomas Fujiwara! Rez Abassi & Junction! Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey! Michael Bisio & Kirk Knuffke! Bill Frisell/Eivind Kang/Thomas Morgan/Petra Haden/Rudy Royston!

Kali Z. Fasteau/Kidd Jordan/Mixashawn Rozie! Yoni Kretzmer/Jason Ajemian/Kevin Shea! Defunkt Live! Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matt Garrison! Avishai Cohen/Bill McHenry Quintet! Nik Bartsch Mobile! Alan Ferber! Glenn Branca Symphony 13! Pita! Mani Neumeier Talking Guru! Adam O’Farrill! Dan Blake!

Plus Archival Recordings from: Larry Young in Paris – ORTF Recordings! Sun Ra Rare LP set! Ground Zero! Red Square! Vivien Goldman! Helios Creed! Unsane! Michael Chapman LP, Revolutionaries, Leroy Smart, Derrick Morgan & More!

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

Sunday, May 15th:
6pm: T.J. BORDEN & LESTER ST. LOUIS – Cello Duo
7pm: BRIAN GRODER / MICHAEL BISIO / JAY ROSEN – CD Release Set

Sunday, May 22nd: Bruce up at Victo Fest/Chris Pitsiokos will be your host

Sunday, May 29th:
6pm: FESTER: SEAN ALI & DAVID GROLLMAN

June 5th Double-Header:
6pm: TidePool Fauna: KYOKO KITAMURA / INGRID LAUBROCK / KEN FILIANO
7pm: CARATE URIO QUINTET With JOACHIM BADENHORST

Downtown Music Gallery 25th Anniversary Celebration at Roulette:

Monday, June 20th, from 7pm til 11pm:
JON MADOF’S ZION 80
BURNT SUGAR ARKESTRA
BILL LASWELL’s METHOD OF DEFIANCE With MIKE SOPKO

Yarn/Wire in New York Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

Concerts by the ensemble Yarn/Wire typically come with a ton of baggage. The group is made up of two pianists, Laura Barger and Ning Yu, and two percussionists, Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg, and when they perform, the stage is normally cluttered with instruments.

But on Wednesday at the Miller Theater at Columbia University, Yarn/Wire presented the premiere of “Material” by Michael Gordon, who came up with an uncommonly elegant and visually mesmerizing arrangement: a single piano, played, plucked, strummed and struck by eight hands.