The currents and riptides of Andrè Gonçalves’s two track release move slowly through a placed body of water. The twenty-seven-and-a-half minute Long Story Short, which in addition to Gonçalves’s modular synthesizer, guitar and Fender Rhodes features Pedro Boavida also on Fender Rhodes, is a slow, atmospheric track in which fragments of melody float above chirping electronics, electric chaff and crackle, and bass notes not quite coalescing into a line. Will Be Back in a Few, which adds Rodrigo Dias on bass and Gonçalo Silva on guitar, reworks a classic ambient sound by putting slowly rocking notes against a nearly stationary ground implying a major key. Both tracks seem to be dispatches from a horse latitudes of sound.
Source: The New York Times, the recently passed Connie Crothers is profiled.
Connie Crothers, a jazz pianist who carried the mantle of her famous mentor, Lennie Tristano, but built her own identity as an inventive composer, improviser and instructor, died on Aug. 13 in Manhattan. She was 75.
Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE: FIVE CONCERTOS | MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
Five concerto premieres tailor-made to highlight ICE’s exceptional soloists.
Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 PM
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
BRYANT PARK PRESENTS IN/TER\SECT’S BREAKING BOUNDARIES | INBAL SEGEV
Cellist Inbal Segev will open with J.S. Bach’s popular Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, followed by Iranian-American Gity Razaz’s Legend of Sigh for cello and electronics, which was written for Segev last year. Segev’s set will be followed by performances by harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Kristin Lee, percussionist John Hadfield, the Patrick Zimmerli Quintet, the Kenari Quartet, and the Dan Tepfer Trio and String Quartet.
Friday, August 26 at 5:00 PM
Bryant Park, New York, NY
INUKSUIT | RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Led by percussionist and Music Director Amy Garapic, more than 60 percussionists will come together to perform John Luther Adams’s Inuksuit. The Inuksuit Band will include musicians from New York and beyond and will feature drummers Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), as well as members of TIGUE, Mantra Percussion, Iktus Percussion, Ensemble et al, Sandbox Percussion, Loop 2.4.3, and Palladium Percussion.
Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 PM & 3 PM
Governors Island at Nolan Park, New York, NY