Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

BENT KNEE
July 28 – Burg Herzberg Festival – Breitenbach am Herzberg – Germany
July 30 – La Casa di Alex Etxea – via Moncalieri 5 – 20162, Milan – Italy
August 4 – Eurocentrum – Jiraskova 9 – Jablonec Nad Nisou 46601 – Czech Republic
August 28 – The Metro Gallery – 1700 North Charles St – Baltimore, MD – with Outcalls, Time Columns, Vinny Vegas

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
June 29 – Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ottawa, Canada
June 30 – Rochester Jazz Festival – Rochester, NY
October 12 – L’Off Festival – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 26 – Edgefest – Kerrytown Concerthouse – Ann Arbor, MI

DEUS EX MACHINA
September 3 & 4 – ProgDay – Storybook Farm – Chapel Hill, NC (this will be their only USA appearance!)

EMPIRICAL
July 1 – Vienna Jazz Festival – Porgy and Bess – Vienna, Austria
July 28 – Manchester Jazz Festival – Albert Square – Manchester, UK
August 30 – Bremen Musikfest – Bremen, Germany

GUAPO
October 7 – Cafe OTO – 22 Ashwin Street – Dalston, London E8 3DL, UK [co-headlining with Upsilon Acrux]

ROB MAZUREK / SAO PAULO UNDERGROUND
October 29 – tba – Belgrade, Sebria
October 30 – tba – Cormons, Italy
November 2 – tba – Sarajevo, Bosnia

NAIMA
September 8 – Rvbicon (Ciclo Raqueros del jazz) – Calle del Sol nº4, 39003 Santander, Cantabria – (34) 942 03 57 74 – 22:00

ED PALERMO
July 1 – Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [performing Zappa, British 60s, Todd Rundgren and more!]
July 2 – Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [performing Zappa, British invasion 60s, Todd Rundgren and more!]
July 20 – Echo Lake Park – Mountainside, NJ [performing British invasion 60s & Beach Boys!]
August 6 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY (845) 236 7970
August 19 – Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock!]
August 20 – Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock!]

RICHARD PINHAS
with Yoshida Tatsuya and guests
September 16-18 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France [with Arthur Narcy – drums]
September 19 – I-Boat – Bordeux, France [with Yoshida Tatsuya]
September 22 – Le Triton – 11 bis, rue du Coq Francais – Les Lilas 93260 – France [with Yoshida Tatsuya]
October 1 – Maroquinerie – Paris, France [with Pascal Comelade]
USA tour with special guest touring mates, Wume!
October 4 – Trans Pecos – NY, NY
October 5 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
October 6 – tba – Cleveland, OH
October 7 – Marble Bar – Detroit, MI
October 8 – Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL
October 9 – tba – Louisville, KY
October 10 – American Legion – Nashville, TN
October 11 – Mothlight – Asheville, NC
October 12 – Nitelite – Raleigh, NC
October 13 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
October 14 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
October 15 – Comet Ping-Pong – Washington, DC
October 20 – Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center – New Orleans, LA [without Wume]
Japan tour
November 1 – Disk Union main store – Tokyo, Japan
November 2 – Koenji High – Tokyo, Japan [with Keiji Haino, Merzbow, Yoshida Tatsuya]
November 3 – Syuyukan – Ohmi-Hachiman, Japan
November 4 – Metro – Kyoto, Japan [with Yamamoto Seiichi]
November 5 – Txalaparta – Toskushima, Japan
November 6 – Hulluva Lounge – Kobe, Japan
November 7 – Compass – Osaka, Japan [with Vampillia]
November 8 – Tokuzo – Nagoya, Japan [with Ryoko]
November 9 – Kirchherr – Hamamatsu, Japan

PIXEL
July 10 – North Sea Jazz Fest – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
July 18 – Edinburgh Jazz & Blue Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland

REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
June 30 – UFO Festival – Roswell, NM
July 1 – UFO Festival – Roswell, NM
July 1 – Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art – 409 East College Blvd – Roswell, NM – 7pm, free
July 2 – UFO Festival – Roswell, NM
July 3 – UFO Festival – Roswell, NM

WADADA LEO SMITH
July 7 – Montreal Jazz Festival – Montreal, Quebec, Canada [duo with Vijay Iyer]
July 18 – Jazz At Lincoln Center – The Listening Room – NYC, NY [duo with John Lindberg]
October 25 – Edgefest – Kerrytown Concerthouse – Ann Arbor, MI [duo with John Lindberg]

SONAR
July 29 – Out In The Kraut Festival – Schangnau, Switzerland
September 23 – Tangente – Eschen, Liechtenstein

THUMBSCREW
August 5 – The Stone – Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street – NYC, NY – 2 shows!
October 8 – City of Asylum – 324 Sampsonia Way – Pittsburgh, PA

UPSILON ACRUX
September 16-18 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France
October 7 – Cafe OTO – 22 Ashwin Street – Dalston, London E8 3DL, UK [co-headlining with Guapo]

UZ JSME DOMA
September 16-18 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Carmaux, France

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AMN Reviews: Variable Geometry Orchestra – Quasar [Creative Sources cs358CD]

R-8376695-1460407266-4318.jpegThe Variable Geometry Orchestra is a large electroacoustic ensemble with a fluid, international membership spanning three generations. For this release, recorded in November 2015 at St. George’s Church in Lisbon, Portugal, the group was made up of forty-six members. The thirty-one minute performance was conducted by VGO leader Ernesto Rodrigues.

Maneuvering a heterogeneous ensemble of this size in a way that maintains cohesion, a sense of movement and textural variety without undue clutter is a significant challenge. Rodrigues succeeds on these counts—helped in no small part by the accomplished improvisers he conducts—and the result is an integrated performance that nevertheless is constantly in flux.

The theory behind the ensemble’s process seems to be to improvise an overall architecture by arranging complexes of sounds moving in relation to each other. In practice this means modulating the dynamics and density of the background to allow different instruments or instrumental combinations to shift to the foreground. One may, for example, hear reeds skittering over the top of quiet chords underscored by a rich foundation of low strings; pizzicato double basses and guitars outlining the upper and lower boundaries of the ensemble’s aggregate compass; or brass exclamations over a simmering and thickening bed of soft-edged timbres. The collective sound is always engaging, as this version of the VGO benefits from a very rich palette of sound colors and a wide range running from double bass—no less than five of them—to flute.

http://www.creativesourcesrec.com

Daniel Barbiero

This week in New York

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

ZWISCHEN LEBEN UND TOD | MICHAEL HERSCH
The most recent in a series of several program-length works Michael Hersch has written over the past decade, Zwischen Leben und Tod is one of only three Hersch works to co-exist and engage exclusively with visual art. Arranged in twenty-two sections, each part pairs with a painting or drawing by Peter Weiss (1916-1982). Better known as playwright and novelist, Weiss was also a remarkable visual artist and filmmaker. National Sawdust presents the New York Premiere, and only the second performance anywhere, of Hersch’s 80-minute work in a full multi-media presentation.
Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

MYTHOS AND LOGOS, (A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH MYTH AND LOGIC) | IMANI WINDS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
This concert features original repertoire by Valerie Coleman and Jeffrey Scott from the Imani Winds.
Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 PM
$10 suggested donation
Mannes School of Music, The New School, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY

VISIONARIES | IMANI WINDS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hosted by Tania León, this concert features eight world premieres for woodwind quintet and sextet by composers Guy Mintus, Christopher Kaminski, Marnen Laibow-Koser, Jonathan Newmark, John Albert Harris, Andre Codeco, Erik Maloy, and Aaron Price.
Wednesday, June 29 at 5:00 PM
$10 suggested donation
Mannes School of Music, The New School, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY

THE COLD TRIP | BERNHARD LANG
The Aleph Guitar Quartet performs a free concert with vocalist Daisy Press featuring the United States premiere of Bernhard Lang’s The Cold Trip and works by John Cage, Georg Friedrich Haas and Alberto Hortigüela.
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 PM
Free
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

CHAMBER MUSIC CELEBRATION | IMANI WINDS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
This culminating concert for the festival highlights the work of eight woodwind quintets, one quartet, and two sextets, and showcases works by Paquito D’Rivera, Valerie Coleman, Astor Piazzolla, and Jean Francaix, alongside select world premieres from the Visionaries concert.
Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 PM
$10 suggested donation
Mannes School of Music, The New School, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Bastet
Freedom is a State of Mind (Self Produced)

Marc Riordan/Tim Daisy
Joyride (Relay)

Lucio Capece/Kevin Drumm/Radu Malfatti
The Volume Surrounding The Task (Potlatch Records)

Kit Downes And Tom Challenger
Vyamanikal (Slip Imprint)

Twenty One 4tet
Live At Zaal 100 (Clean Feed Records)

Protean Reality
Protean Reality (Clean Feed Records)

Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker
Perihelion (Aerophonic Records)