Dusted Reviews

Drummer Whit Dickey performing at the world pr...

Source: Dusted.

Stirrup – Cut (Clean Feed)
Mogwai — Atomic (Rock Action Records/Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Peter Brendler – Message in Motion (Positone)
Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist — Wandering Eye (Glacial Movements)
Whit Dickey & Kirk Knuffke – Fierce Silence (Clean Feed)
Lucio Capece — Awareness About (Another Timbre)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times.

Bang on a Can Marathon (Saturday) Winding up the Bang on a Can Festival, this six-hour marathon showcases the music of John Luther Adams, including his “The Light Within.” But it also includes rare music by Steve Reich, as well as pieces by Louis Andriessen, David Lang, David T. Little, Missy Mazzoli, Frederick Rzewski and many more. From 4 to 10 p.m., Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, massmoca.org. (David Allen)

Bargemusic (Friday through Sunday) This floating concert hall has hosted a number of fine perusals of Bach’s literature for solo violin over the years, but Gregory Fulkerson’s program on Friday is worth seeking out for its unusual interweaving of parts of Bach’s Partitas with works by Elliott Carter and Bartok. Saturday brings a varied recital of piano works by Mozart, Chopin, Albeniz, Debussy and John Adams (“China Gates”) courtesy of the meticulous pianist Olga Vinokur; Beethoven reigns on Sunday when the pianist Gerald Robbins presents three of his greatest hits in the form of the “Moonlight,” “Pathéthique” and “Appassionata” Sonatas. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, 800-838-3006, bargemusic.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

International Keyboard Institute and Festival (through July 31) For pianists and their fans, for those who love piano music and for everything piano-related, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival has returned to Hunter College for its 18th season. True to tradition, the festival offers recitals (sometimes two a day) by acclaimed as well as emerging pianists; lectures; master classes; and a competition. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Kaye Playhouse, Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, 212-772-4448, ikif.org. (Anthony Tommasini)

Mostly Mozart Festival (all week) The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra’s two programs this week focus on, well, Mozart. Louis Langrée directs the first (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Alice Tully Hall), with the D minor piano concerto starring Leif Ove Andsnes, no less, alongside the “Prague” Symphony and Bach transcriptions by Webern and George Benjamin. Thierry Fischer is a late replacement to conduct the second (Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., David Geffen Hall), which salts its Mozart — not least a piano concerto, with Martin Helmchen as the soloist — with a spot of Haydn. Elsewhere, Emanuel Ax joins the Emerson String Quartet (Monday at 7:30 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, and 10 p.m., Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse), and Paul Lewis gives a late night concert of Schubert and Brahms (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Kaplan Penthouse). Don’t forget the International Contemporary Ensemble’s series of free “micro-concerts,” either: My pick pairs a premiere from Anna Thorvaldsdottir with Gerald Barry’s “Jabberwocky” (Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.). Full details at mostlymozart.org. (Allen)

San Francisco Scene: July 29 – August 4, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, July 29

Fri 7/29 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108]
In our very first partnership with the Grace Cathedral, we present two series of performances expanding the architecture and acoustics of the French Gothic Cathedral. For the first installment, four artists and ensembles reimagine organic architectures of the body as vessels for sound within the Cathedral and city infrastructure. The night begins with Gabriel Gold inhabiting the body of the cathedral with vocal layering and metallic percussion, followed by musician and vocalist Agnes Szelag and dancer Amy Lewis drawing our attention from the physical structure surrounding us to the architecture of the body and the female form. Kadet Kuhne then demonstrates through sound and video performance how our bodies can be vessels that can adapt to the rapidly evolving world around us, and finally, Joe Lasqo and Ensemble reimagine how a future programmed body could reshape the world with living structures.

Fri 7/29 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
A night of Avant-Pop with two performances by cutting edge melody makers Mark Clifford’s Dirty Snacks Ensemble and Bill Wolter’s Inner Ear Brigade whose compositions feature a mix of progressive rock, electronic jazz, and experimental pop.

Saturday, July 30

Sat 7/30 7:30 PM Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
The 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Artist Q&A 7:30 pm Concert 8:15 pm
Big City Orchestra presents a unique version of “The Persian Market” by composer British Albert William Ketèlbey in 1920 inspired by Johann Strauss II’s Composition “Persischer Marschof”
featuring Das, Ninah Pixie, Andy Cowitt, Polly Moller, Suki O’Kane
IMA featuring Amma Ateria – electro-acoustic surfaces and Nava Dunkelman – percussion

Sat 7/30 8:00 PM 16th Street Station [16th St. and Wood St. Oakland, CA]
West Edge Opera presents CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN.

Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Amado’s [998 Valencia St. San Francisco]
Melody Parker performs ARCHIPELAGO with a great big band.
It’s a rare occasion to hear this music live, with full orchestration.
Mark Allen-Piccolo plays LEFT FROM HERE, which releases on July 22.
Meredith Axelrod opens the show.

Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Christina Braun & Dean Santomieri, present “The Crane in the Scroll”, and other butoh dance / music /spoken word collaborations.

Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Phil Dadson is in town from New Zealand and we at the Grotto are celebrating with another wild night of invented instrument music with local golden boy Dan Gottwald. Your ears wont believe your eyes! Also, at the bottom of this email is information on Phil’s open house at Headlands Center for the Arts on July 17. Enjoy!

Sat 7/30 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
The Opus Project presents Opus 43: Symphonic Ecstasy
A multimedia event with beloved old and brand new compositions, performed by sopranists Jill Wagoner and Anne Hepburn Smith, pianist Hussein Al-Naswari, and The Opus Project Wind Quintet and Orchestra, conducted by Mark Alburger.

Sunday, July 31

Sun 7/31 6:00 PM The Tenderloin Museum [398 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA]
AudioBus is an immersive, uniquely San Franciscan performance experience. As a mobile venue, AudioBus will take audiences on a journey in the city where audiences can hear a live score on an open-top double-decker bus with installed headphones sonically customized for this experience.

Sun 7/31 7:00 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
BOHBBYLOLO // Carmen Rothwell Solo // Chris Icasiano Solo

Sun 7/31 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
8 pm Francis Wong – tenor saxophone; Karl Evangelista – guitar; Jordan Glenn – drums 9 pm social stutter: Kasey Knudsen – alto saxophone; elizabeth schenck – alto saxophone, compositions; Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone; Cory Wright – tenor saxophone

Monday, August 1

Mon 8/01 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Instagon (arcane garage jazz from Sacramento)
(Lob – bass, Thomas Dimuzio – moog guitar, Karl Evangelista – guitar, Mark Pino – drums)
Set #2: God Dog (electronic music from Davis, CA)
Set #3: Tri-Cornered Tent Show (psychedelic blues/jazz)
(Phillip Everett-electric lapharp and effects, etc., Ray Schaeffer-bass, etc., Anthony Flores-drums, perc., etc., Valentina O-vocals, etc.)

Thursday, August 4

Thu 8/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Tom Weeks Ero Guro Ensemble
Mike Srouji – Electric Bass, Robert Thompson Pruett – Drums
Harry Gibbons – Drums, Tom Weeks – Alto Saxophone
9pm L.J. Altvater – performing Intrusion: manipulated field recordings

Thu 8/04 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Fuzzy Bunny:
Chris Brown
Scot Gresham-Lancaster
Tim Perkis
+ Tania Chen w/ Tim Perkis

Thu 8/04 8:30 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
weird-o noise-o avant-jazz-improv-rock triple bill!
duo B.
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Jason Levis, drums
Phillip Greenlief, alto sax
John Shiurba, guitar
Tom Scandura, drums
Host Family
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Nathan Clevenger, guitar
Jason Hoopes, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums

The IBeam Brooklyn in August

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

Nick Fraser Trio feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis
Friday, August 12th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Nick Fraser: drums, compositions
Tony Malaby: tenor and soprano saxophones
Chris Hoffman: cello
Eivind Opsvik: bass
Nick Fraser is a drummer and composer from Toronto, Canada. Tony Malaby, Chris Hoffman and Eivind Opsvik are some of the most consistently creative and insightful improvisers in New York. They are celebrating the release of “Starer”, an independent CD/LP release.

Billy Mintz Quintet
Thursday, August 25th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
John Gross – tenor saxophone
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums

James Hall / John Lake
Friday, August 26th 7:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
James Hall’s Lattice Quintet – 7:00 p.m.
John Lake (Personnel TBA) – 9:00 p.m.
James Hall’s Lattice Quintet
James Hall, Trombone & Compositions
Jamie Baum, Flute & Alto Flute
Deanna Witkowski, Piano
Tom DiCarlo, Bass
Allan Mednard, Drums

Lattice represents James’ latest body of original work. Inspired by the harmonies and textures of Herbie Hancock’s 1968 album “Speak Like a Child,” Lattice employs chromatic, interwoven flute and trombone lines to create a rich, stitched-together texture.

August at Cafe OTO

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...

Source: London’s Cafe OTO.

Monday 1 August 2016, 6pm
Oto Project Space:
Alex Ward / Daniel Thompson / Olie Brice / Ståle Liavik Solberg (Quartet)

Monday 1 August 2016, 8pm
Beibei Wang W/ Jon Clark / Belle Chen / Cleveland Watkiss

Tuesday 2 August 2016, 8pm
Sharpen your Needles 5:
Evan Parker / David Toop

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 8pm
Alex Bonney + John Edwards / Rachel Musson / Mark Sanders (Trio)

Thursday 4 August 2016, 8pm
Amm all-stars + Jair-rohm Parker Wells

Friday 5 August 2016, 6pm
Oto Project Space:
Dominic Lash Quartet

Friday 5 August 2016, 8pm
Alash Ensemble

Saturday 6 August 2016, 8pm
Charles Bullen / Daniel O’sullivan / Paul May

Monday 8 August 2016, 8pm
Blue Tapes and X-ray Records Present:
Trupa Trupa + Benjamin Finger + Unfollow + Wild Anima

Tuesday 9 August 2016, 8pm
Tapes (Live) + Ypy

Wednesday 10 August 2016, 8pm
Delphine Dora &Amp; Sophie Cooper

Thursday 11 August 2016, 8pm
Ian William Craig + Billy Steiger

Saturday 13 August 2016, 8pm

Sunday 14 August 2016, 8pm
String Thing (Ian Brighton / Philipp Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor) + Evan Parker / John Russell Duo

Monday 15 August 2016, 8pm
G.s. sultan + Seth Graham + Maya Dunietz / Tom White (Duo)

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 8pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Sax Ruins + Barberos

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 8pm
Peder Mannerfelt + Blood Music + Rkss

Thursday 18 August 2016, 8pm
Peter Knight / Trevor Watts / Veryan Weston (Trio)

Friday 19 August 2016, 8pm
Cafe Oto and Extra Normal Records Present a Contra Pop Festival Primer:
Asmus Tietchens + DJ Zipo

Sunday 21 August 2016, 8pm
Sacred Tapes Present:
Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides + a.r.c. soundtracks + Aliyah Hussain

Tuesday 23 August 2016, 8pm
Ilan Volkov’s Summer Strings + Maya Dunietz / Mark Sanders (Duo) + Ilan Volkov / Mark Sanders (Duo)

Wednesday 24 August 2016, 8pm
Massicot + Housewives

Thursday 25 August 2016, 8pm
Félicia Atkinson + Left Hand Cuts off the Right + R Elizabeth

27–28 August 2016
Black Top – Two-day Residency: Pat Thomas &Amp; Orphy Robinson with Special Guests Hamid Drake &Amp; William Parker + Cleveland Watkiss &Amp; Philip Achille (Sun Only)

Monday 29 August 2016, 8pm
Peter Brötzmann / Hamid Drake / William Parker Trio

Tuesday 30 August 2016, 8pm
Eva-Maria Houben

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Keith Tippett

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Two from John Zorn: Sacred Visions & AutoYno’s Flauros! The Keith Tippett Octet! Blazing Flame: Steve Day/Keith & Julie Tippett(s)! Steve Swell Quintet! Two with Vinny Golia: Rich Halley 5 & Duo with Ken Filiano! Michael Marcus/Theo Jorgensmann/Krzysztof Quintet! Uwe Oberg & Silke Eberhard! Two More from Blaise Siwula!

Astor Piazzolla on Neos! Bernie Worrell Duo! Killick Hines & Henry Kaiser! Plus Archival Discs from King Crimson! Gil Evans & Jaco Pastorius! Milton Marsh & David S Ware! Brother Ah! Clark Terry 4 CD Set! Azymuth! It’s Beautiful Day! Koko Taylor! Revolutionaries! Robbie Basho Tribute – Volume 2! Penny Rimbaud! Steve Roden Box Set! And a Cosmosmatics/Sonny Simmons/Michael Marcus Out-of-Print CD Sale!


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


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

Sunday, August 7th – Rare Triple Bill: 6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KYOKO KITAMORA! 7pm: SPLIT CYCLE: Samuel Blais – sax, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic – bass, Akira Ishiguro -guitar & Chris Carrroll – drums! 8pm: X. Y. / SEAN ALI / J. D. – Voice & Electronics / Contrabass / Laptop!

Rare Monday, August 8th: 6pm: SUSAN ALCORN & TOTO ALVAREZ!



DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Music Always Free & the Vibes are Quite Cosy!