RIP Dominic Duval

Source: GoFundMe. A benefit crowdsourcing account has been set up for his family.

In life, there are ‘Hellos’ and ‘GoodByes’. Unfortunately, we are writing to you here today to inform you that it has come time to say goodbye to our loved one, Dominic Drwal aka Dominic Duval Senior.

As some of you may know, Dominic has been battling a rare case of lymphoma known as Mycosis Fungoides for some years now. After only receiving a few rounds of chemotherapy (which he was unable to continue consistently due to other health issues which had him in and out of the hospital for months prior) the disease has finally taken one more turn for the worse.

Chicago Scene: July 23-28, 2016

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

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

8:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($12-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Astral Spirits in Chicago
Tim Stine Trio with Anton Hatwich, Charles Rumback
Ben Bennett
Nick Mazzarella, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra
Tashi Dorji, Thom Nguyen, Tyler Damon

Sunday, July 24th 2016

8:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($12-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Astral Spirits in Chicago
Julian Kirshner, Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker
Chatoyant : Crazy Jim Baljo, Matt Smith, Joel Peterson, Marko Novachchoff
Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Tyler Damon
Hearts and Minds : Paul Giallorenzo, Chad Taylor, Jason Stein

Monday, July 25th 2016

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Dave Bryant, Marc Riordan, Jason Roebke

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:30PM at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547 (Free)
David Boykin Expanse

Thursday, July 28th 2016

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Tres Hongos : Jacob Wick, Marc Riordan, Frank Rosaly
Daniel Levin Quartet with Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams

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Upcoming Mikroton Recordings Releases

Source: Mikroton Recordings.

Ilia Belorukov & Kurt Liedwart – Sufka

Ilia Belorukov and Kurt Liedwart work together since 2009, they used to combine exquisite and fragile saxophone playing with sine waves, field recordings and quiet noises, sometimes Kurt Liedwart dropped his instruments, electronics and laptop, in favor of working with objects and space. “Sufka” is the last installment in the series of releases on Mikroton Digital. It was recorded during the duo’s tour in Lisbon in “Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa” in very special circumstances.

Miguel A. García & Sebastien Branche – Pscipilnitsa

Electronic musician Miguel A. Garcia already appeared on our label two years ago on Uropygi. Now we’ve got two pieces recorded in Warsaw and Madrid with his collaborator and saxophonist Sebastien Branche. Both unexceptionally fit each other’s unpredictable movements and they knit a sound fabric full of unpredictable turns and jumps of dynamic, pitches and timbres.

Brinstaar & Kurt Liedwart – Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks is the first collaboration by Brinstaar and Kurt Liedwart. The pair have never worked before playing this live concert in Center Mars in Moscow in February 2016. They chose to work texturally and sonorically independently from each other letting the improvisation to unfold naturally and maintaining coherence and connection of open and free sound materials.

Sergey Kostyrko & Kurt Liedwart – Wellenfelder

Kurt Liedwart and Sergey Kostyrko duo was started in 2015 as a project focused on improvised and noise music. Using different analogue synthesizers and electronics, they make music of an abstract nature, where atmospheric textures, multilayered fields of sounds, waves and drones intertwine with controlled noise, field recordings and minimal sequenced rhythms. Following their debut split album released in 2015 which received positive reviews from The Sound Projector and Vital Weekly, Mikroton Digital is proud to present a new album Wellenfelder.
Wellefelder goes on with exploration of their instruments creating five tracks of haunted beauty, jittered rhythms and abstract landscapes.

A Vivacious Celebration of Steve Reich in New York 

American composer Steve Reich performing clapp...

Source: The New York Times.

Steve Reich turns 80 on Oct. 3, and the party has already started.

Over the last week, he was celebrated by the Lincoln Center Festival in a series called Reich/Reverberations, comprising three concerts that included outstanding performances of two 1970s masterpieces, “Drumming” and “Music for 18 Musicians.”

And if more than three decades of centrality to New York’s culture was not evidence enough that Mr. Reich occupies a position unique among composers, both cultish and canonical, there’s plenty of chance to engage with his work in the coming months. Symphony Space, the Miller Theater and Carnegie Hall, where he will hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair next season, will all present retrospectives.

15 Questions with Daniel Barbiero 

Source: 15 questions interviews AMN contributor Daniel Barbiero.

When did you start composing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?

It seems like I’ve been composing ever since I’ve been conscious of music as something one could compose—as opposed to something that was just out there, in the air–whether or not I actually knew what I was doing. The urge to experiment with creating objects out of sound has always been very strong, and predates my having the conceptual vocabulary to be able to articulate that thought. And it’s proceeded along two parallel lines. The first is purely pragmatic—the need to have material that can be used for performance, generally as launching points for improvisation. The second is more concerned with exploring specific problems or concepts—a kind of counterfactual, or “what if?” approach to organizing sound. This latter approach grows directly out of my very earliest fascination with composition. It’s never left me, really.

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Paul Dunmall

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

FRI 22 JULY 2016
Presented by team Chaos Collective – a night of improvised and original music featuring some UK’s most exciting improvisers 8:30 – Corrie Dick – Solo drums Drummer Corrie Dick has been developing…

THU 28 JULY 2016
Masters of improvisation and jazz.
Paul Dunmall – saxes
Rachel Musson – saxes
Pat Thomas – piano
Nick Stephens – bass
Mark Sanders – drums

SUN 31 JULY 2016
It’s a pleasure to welcome John Escreet, one of the great young pianists in New York (and one of our leading ‘exports’), performing in duo with Evan Parker.

A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed

Lou Reed. Schinitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR

Source: Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

11:00 am–4:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall Morgan Stanley Lobby
(An immersive sound installation created from six of Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in a feedback loop.)

11:30 am
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Rock & Roll
House band with Don Fleming, Sal Maida, Kenny Margolis, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, and Matt Sweeney
Guest singers: Joan As Police Woman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Jesse Malin, Kembra Pfahler, Felice Rosser, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Film Society’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street
12:00 pm Red Shirley
1:30 pm A Night with Lou Reed
3:00 pm Red Shirley
4:00 pm Rock and Roll Heart
5:30 pm A Night with Lou Reed

Selections of Lou Reed recordings from Lou Reed – The RCA & Arista Album Collection (Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment)

A Night with Lou Reed is presented courtesy of Lightyear Entertainment.

2:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Tai chi chuan and weapon demonstrations by Master Ren GuangYi
Eagle claw weapons demonstration by Masters Emmanuel Sam and Paul Lee

3:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Pass Thru Fire: Lyrics of Lou Reed
Readings by Elizabeth Ashley, Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Kim Cattrall, Willem Dafoe, A.M. Homes, Natasha Lyonne, Julian Schnabel, Fisher Stevens, and Anne Waldman

7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lou Reed’s Love Songs
featuring Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Emily Haines, Garland Jeffreys, David Johansen, Mark Kozelek, Bill Laswell, John Cameron Mitchell, Maxim Moston, Jenni Muldaur, Jane Scarpantoni, Victoria Williams, Jim White, John Zorn, and more

10:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lou Reed’s Berlin
(Film screening with headphones)