This Week in New York 

Source: I Care If You Listen.

MICHAEL NICOLAS | POP-UP CONCERTS
Cellist Michael Nicolas enlists some of his longtime collaborators, including composer Annie Gosfield, to bring this repertoire to Miller audiences. This Pop-Up explores the cello in relation to electronics and computer music, pairing one of the most traditionally classical instruments with its singularly contemporary counterpoint.
Monday, May 16 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

SOPHIA SUBBAYYA VASTEK
Pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek performs music by Austin O’Rourke, Sam Torres, and Elijah Shiffer, and the premiere of David Ibbett’s Music of Reality.
Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

BROWNSTONE | METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE
Metropolis Ensemble invites an intimate number of guests to enjoy Brownstone, an experiential treasure-hunt of sound, taste, and color inside a five-story Beaux Arts limestone at 991 Fifth Avenue. Steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visitors will be transported into a jewel-lit, multi-sensory exploration of interlinked “sound bites” co-curated by Brazilian-born composer and electronic artist Ricardo Romaneiro, and chef Jonah Reider of Columbia University dorm pop-up Pith.
Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $80 advance, $100 at door
American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Avenue, New York, NY

GLENN BRANCA’S SYMPHONIES
Courtesy of Hallwalls’ archive. Composer and guitarist Glenn Branca presents unique renditions of his 8th and 10th Symphonies (The Mysteries) and his 12th Symphony (Tonal Sexus). Featuring a line-up of young experimental musicians including members of Liturgy, No Age, Circuit des Yeux, Guardian Alien, and more.
Monday, May 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
Masonic Hall NYC, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

JOHN ZORN’S SCORE FOR FILMWORKS XX: SHOLEM ALEICHEM
John Zorn and his ensemble will be featured in the first-ever live performance of music written to accompany the Filmworks Sholem Aleichem documentary. Drawing on and departing from Jewish musical traditions, Zorn’s score is filled with lyricism, color, and a keen sense of irony and dark humor, echoing the stylistic approach of Sholem Aleichem. The performance will feature John Zorn, accordionist Robert Burger, harpist Carol Emanuel, and the world acclaimed Masada String Trio; Mark Feldman, Greg Cohen, and Erik Friedlander.
Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY

THE COLORADO
Mark Rylance narrates this multi-media eco-cantata in which a team of filmmakers, composers, musicians, and singers leads a 1500-mile visual and aural journey through the Colorado River Basin—from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains through the red cliffs of the Grand Canyon, through Hoover Dam to drought-plagued California—and inspires a call to action. The piece makes its New York premiere at The Met with the score performed live by Roomful of Teeth, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Glenn Kotche.
Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $40
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

SPECTRALISM IN AMERICA | FIAF & ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Argento Chamber Ensemble present the second concert of Spectralism in America. The concert celebrates the work of composer Tristan Murail and includes American composers Joshua Fineberg, Michel Galante, and Huck Hodge.
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 members, $25 non-members, $15 students/seniors
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY

CROWD CONTROL | ECHO CHAMBER
In addition to four world premieres—by Brooks Frederickson, Matt Frey, Molly Joyce, and Pascal Le Boeuf—the concert will feature new video art by Autumn Newcomb as well as original choreography by members of the ensemble.
Friday, May 20 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18, $10 students
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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(CON)TEMPORARY (IN)SIGHTS
Trombonist William Lang perform new works as part of Zach Seely’s (con)temporary (in)sights series.
Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

GENERATIONS | COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE
Composers Concordance, in conjunction with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, presents its 6th annual ‘Generations’ concert, featuring the music of composers Kinan Azmeh, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Patrick Grant, Daniel Palkowski, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Daniel Schnyder, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Dorian Wallace, and Randy Woolf, as well as two competition winners.
Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 PM
$12 suggested donation
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, 250 West 65th Street, New York, NY

CONCERTS ON THE SLOPE PRESENTS: NEW MORSE CODE
This program, built around the New York premiere of Christopher Stark’s The Language of Landscapes, for cello, percussion and electronics, features new music about spaces both real and imagined. With support from a 2014 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant, Stark worked together with cellist Hannah Collins and percussionist Michael Compitello for over a year collecting field samples and building instruments to create a unique sonic palette.
Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 PM
$20 Suggested Donation
Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Saint John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Grönland Records

Source: All About Jazz.

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family
Beginning of A Memory (Palmetto Records)

Holger Czukay
Holger Czukay: Movie! (Groenland Records)

Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey
Buoyancy (Relative Pitch Records)

Cuong Vu Trio With Pat Metheny
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch Records)

Henry Kaiser
Three from Henry Kaiser on Balance Point Acoustics

Empirical
Connection (Cuneiform Records)

Eleonore Oppenheim
Home (Innova Recordings)