Upcoming Philadelphia Shows

Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

JUNE 24 + 25 | ARS NOVA WORKSHOP’S BRITISH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Friday, June 24, 2016 – 8:00pm
ENSEMBLE ANOMALY: THE MUSIC OF DEREK BAILEY AND PAUL RUTHERFORD
with Simon H. Fell, double bass + direction; John Butcher, soprano saxophone; Alex Ward, electric guitar; Mark Sanders, percussion; Dan Blacksberg, tenor trombone; Tom Kraines, cello; Ron Stabinsky, piano; Ben Mulholland, mellophone; Larry Toft, euphonium; Hayley Varhol, euphonium; Dan Nosheny, tuba; Ello Shertzer, tuba; Nick Millevoi, guitar; and Matthew Landis, voice

FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
$15 General Admission

For ticketing and more information visit: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/ensemble-anomaly-music-derek-bailey-and-paul-rutherford-06-24-2016

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 2:00pm
PING OF OLD…HENCEFORTH NEVER: THE COMPOSITIONS OF DEREK BAILEY
with Alex Ward, guitar; Nick Millevoi, guitar; and Simon Fell, presentation

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
Free Admission

Derek Bailey was one of the seminal ‘first generation’ British improvising musicians. As his work progressed, Bailey acquired a reputation as an uncompromising purist with an explicit anti-composition agenda. The truth, however, is more nuanced, and his relationship with composition more ambiguous than is generally appreciated.

For more information visit: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/ping-oldhenceforth-never-compositions-derek-bailey-06-25-2016

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 8:00pm
JOHN BUTCHER’S TARAB CUTS
with John Butcher, composition, saxophones + samples; and Mark Sanders, percussion

The concept of “tarab” stems from Arabic classical music and refers to a state of musical ecstasy, a melding of music and emotional transformation. Butcher’s piece, which draws inspiration from classical Arabic and Sufi music, grew out of a shorter 2011 commission that was part of a five-hour performance conceived and programmed by Lebanese musician Tarek Atoui.

Advance ticketing: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/john-butchers-tarab-cuts-06-25-2016

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Casse-Tte Festival In Prince George, BC Previewed


Source: Prince George Citizen.

Now in its fourth year, the annual Casse-Tte Festival of Experimental Music always brings together an international roster of cutting edge players and composers, alongside the region’s own talent. There has always been an admission charge, but festival cofounder and chief promoter Jeremy Stewart said the City of Prince George stepped up with financial support, so his reward to the community was to open the doors as widely as they would go.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Fred Frith Trio! Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman/Evan Parker/Ikue Mori! Robert Dick Solo Contrabass Flute! Mari Kimura Performs Michael Harrison & Hannah Lash! The Claudia Quintet! Deus Ex Machina! Nate Wooley Seven Story Mountain Orchestra – V!

Merzbow/Haino Keji/Balazs Pandi! 7 from FMR: Paul Dunmall/Philip Gibbs/Ashley John Paul! Trevor Watts & Stephen Grew! Paul Lovens & Stefan Keune! Two from Frode Gjerstad’s Trip to South America! Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke! Acid Mothers Temple! Lydia Lunch & Marc Hurtado!

Plus Archival Discs from: John Surman/Terje Rypdal! Oregon! Thelonious Monk ’65! Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook! Sun Ra Arkestra! Iggy Pop & David Bowie! Sonic Youth! Kate & Anna McGarrigle! Weather Report DVD! Jack Rose! And More & More..!

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

Sunday, June 26th:
6pm: TERRENCE McMANUS / JOHN HEBERT!
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER & JASON STEIN!

Sunday, July 3rd:
6pm: LOUISE JENSEN/TAMIO/RICARDO TRIO & DUO With ERICA DICKER
7pm: SUMARI: MATT LAVELLE/JACK DeSALVO/TOM CABRERA + Special Guest NICOLE JOHANNTGEN!

Sunday, July 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE 2016: Steve X Dream/Kurt Ralske/Daniel Carter/Will Dahl/Bill Milkowski/Michael Lublin/Jonathan Wood Vincent!
7pm: KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER!

Sunday, July 17th:
6pm: PAULA SHOCRON / DANIEL CARTER / PABLO DIAZ!
7pm: HOME OF EASY CREDIT: TOM BLANCARTE & LOUISE DE JENSEN!

Sunday, July 24th:
6pm: ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE/RICH ROSENTHAL/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/TOM CABRERA!
7pm: JEFF LEDERER & BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS!

Sunday, July 31st:
6pm: ALAN BJORKLAND / KIM CASS / SAM OSPOVAT – Trumpet/Bass/Drums!

Sunday, August 7th:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KEN-YA KAWAGUCHI – Contrabass & Shakuhachi!
7pm: NICO’s SPLIT CYCLE!

San Francisco Scene: June 24 – July 1, 2016

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, June 24

Fri 6/24 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF]
Paul Dresher collaborates with composer-vocalist Amy X Neuburg on an electroacoustic song cycle, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X. They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuburg. Post-concert reception hosted by New Music USA.

Fri 6/24 8:00 PM ROOM Series [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Room: Still Burning (Violagate Revisited). The ROOM Series bravely presents another viola-centric evening featuring Del Sol violist Charlton Lee, Classical Revolutionary Charith Premawardhana, violist/composer Nils Bultman, and (a virtual appearance by) musician and technologist JHNO (John Eichenseer). They will be joined by composer/performer and series host Pamela Z (voice & electronics) in an ensemble finale.

Fri 6/24 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
UNSEEN series | Broken Solar/City of God
Join us for the sixth iteration of our UNSEEN series with collaborative performances by Chris Duncan (live score), Sarah Rara (film), and Sean Smith (an audio-visual project, LFZ)!

Saturday, June 25

Sat 6/25 3:30 PM Re:sound A-168 [Railroad & Mercado Ct. Mare Island, Vallejo CA, 94592]
Re:Sound SUN
Daniel Menche (Portland) http://danielmenchemain.blogspot.com/
Mem1 (Rhode Island) http://www.mem1.com/
Chris Duncan (Oakland) http://christopherrobinduncan.virb.com/
Zachary james Watkins (Oakland) http://www.zacharyjameswatkins.com/

Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Z Space [450 Florida St SF, CA 94110]
Paul Dresher collaborates with composer-vocalist Amy X Neuburg on an electroacoustic song cycle, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band and Amy X. They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuburg.

Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture [Fort Mason San Francisco, CA 94123]
Come experience a one-of-a-kind event and get up close and personal with participating performing and exhibiting artists discussing their works-in-progress for the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial. Featuring a panel moderated by Elia Vargas between Jason Kelly Johnson, founder of Future Cities Lab, sound artist Anna Friz, and designer Nathan John from Envelope A+D on the topic of Sound and Architecture, followed by exclusive Soundwave performances by Matthew Ganucheau and BUZZ Award recipient Andrew Blanton. There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres available. Donations start at 20 dollars.

Sat 6/25 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by: Vinny Golia and Ross Hammond
LIbrary of Musclandria (Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund)
Alex Jenkins Trio (w/ Luis Albert Clifford Childers and Kerry Kashiwagi)
Randy McKean and Jon Bafus Duo

Sat 6/25 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Morton Feldman Chamber Players present: Andy Costello
Under the banner of Morton Feldman Chamber Players, pianist Andy Costello brings works of Feldman, Cage and Earle Brown to the west coast, alongside recently commissioned works of Marielle Groven and Kurt Isaacson. Costello will be joined by prominent contemporary chamber players of the Bay Area.

Sat 6/25 9:00 PM Starry Plough [3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley]
Grex, 3 Leafs, Dire Wolves
A special night of songs and sounds at once exploratory, beautiful, and strange, featuring local psych improv project 3 Leafs, industrial free rock band Dire Wolves, and the debut of a brand new “two man band” version of Oakland art rock powerhouse Grex.
Grex: Karl Evangelista-gtr/vocals/drums, Rei Scampavia-keys/vocals/drums
3 Leafs: Warren Huegel, Josh Pollock, Diego Gonzalez, Tim Cohen, et al.
Dire Wolves: Sheila Bosco-drum kit, Brian Lucas-bass, Kelly Ann Nelson-vocals + wooden flute, Jeffrey Alexander-guitarmagoria + wooden sax, Arjun Mendiratta-violin

Sunday, June 26

Sun 6/26 1:30 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
Three Solos @ The Nunnery Summer Festival – Collette McCaslin, Nava Dunkelman and Jakob Pek

Sun 6/26 7:00 PM Royce Gallery [2513 Blanding Avenue Alameda]
Award-winning ensemble Caminos Flamencos presents Nuevas Tendencias, a groundbreaking show that seamlessly blends flamenco, Latin and jazz in both music and dance. With world-class artists from around the country assembled by Artistic Director Yaelisa and an emphasis on new music by virtuoso guitar player Jason McGuire, “El Rubio,” the show brings together an eclectic cast rooted in a variety of musical genres. An innovative and boundary-pushing approach to contemporary flamenco, this performance and the company received two nominations from the prestigious Izzie Dance Awards in 2015.

Sun 6/26 7:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Gold Lion Arts Summer Festival
Performances by: Bad Luck
Nun Other Than (Ross Hammond, Scott Amendola and Steuart Liebig)
Nagual Shiva X (Tony Passarell, Jim Frink and Robert Kuhlmann)

Thursday, June 30

Thu 6/30 7:30 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
Composer-performers Lucie Vítková and David Kant look toward this dictum of cybernetics: that biological and mechanical systems both influence their being and organization through their operation. Lucie Vítková’s Piece for Accordion and Tap Shoes explores the mechanics of the instrument in relation to the kinetics of her body, with the sound and movement influencing one another. David Kant’s Thresholds and Fragile States Revisited is a digital reconstruction of composer/sound-artist David Dunn’s seminal work for analog chaotic networked oscillators, reconstructed through digital modeling of the original circuits and presented in eight-channel surround sound.

Thu 6/30 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Sound Underground (Miami FL)
Jonah Udall – guitar David Leon – saxophones, Alec Aldred – trumpet
9pm Wiggle Room
Bruce Ackley – saxophones, Cheryl E. Leonard – natural instruments, Tom Djll – electronics/trumpet

Friday, July 1

Fri 7/01 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
This is a rare Bay Area performance by New York-based multi-instrumentalist Avram Fefer and the rhythm team of Vijay Anderson and Dan Seamans. Avram’s explosive trio work with Chad Taylor and Eric Revis has been well documented over the years with critically acclaimed albums and international tours. Drawing from the musical worlds of Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Ethiopiques, and Charles Mingus, he has forged a highly original sound within a modern jazz context.

Fri 7/01 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Phi Bui and Christopher Whitley: Unnoticed Moments
Phi Bui and Christopher Whitley present new works for electronics. Each will perform an individual set followed by a duo performance.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Christian Wolff/Michael Pisaro—Looking Around (Erstwhile)
Sarah Hennies — Gather & Release (Category of Manifestation)
I.P.A. – I Just Did Say Something (Cuneiform)
Arbeit Schickert Schneider — ASS (Bureau B)
Alto! — LP3 (Trouble In Mind)
David Grubbs — Prismrose (Blue Chopsticks)