Upcoming Lost Civilizations DC Show

On September 19, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project (lost-civilizations.tumblr.com) returns to its residency at Dew Drop Inn DC (http://www.dewdropinndc.com/) to perform with the astonishingly talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Gina Sobel (http://www.ginasobel.com/) and Fugazi’s Jerry Busher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Busher).   The performance begins at 8 pm; the venue is located at 2801 8th Street NE (https://goo.gl/maps/JxUXScEK7Uy).  Free street parking is located conveniently nearby, there’s a great beer selection, and the event is no cover/no minimum.

A free download of the Lost Civilizations experimental music project’s September 9 performance in the 2016 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music with drummer Sam Lohman and NPR’s Bob Boilen is posted at   http://goo.gl/hBKyHy .

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1117358841644290/ .

For further information:  tedzook@hotmail.com

Coming to Philapdelphia

English: Billy Martin at Bennett Alliance

Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

Sunday, September 18 – 5:00pm
with Billy Martin, percussion; Ashley Tini, percussion; Chris Powell, percussion; Pete Angevine, percussion; Michael Santa Cruz, percussion; Joe Sullivan, percussion; and John Caserta, percussion
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of Medeski Martin and Wood percussionist Billy Martin, presenting an evening of game pieces for percussion ensemble.

The wide-ranging, exploratory percussionist will perform solo and conduct The Whirlygig Orchestra, a specially-assembled percussion ensemble playing on bamboo, wood, metal, pandeiro, seed pods, bird calls and other uncategorized instruments. The orchestra will perform Martin’s “Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast,” a suite of percussion compositions that could be considered a collaborative game, played not by opponents to win or lose but by a team of individuals whose primary challenge is collective improvisation. The object of Stridulations is the formation of a self-governing ensemble acting as one ‘organism’ that produces unique arrangements each performance.


Thursday, September 22 – 8:00pm
with Miya Masaoka, koto + voice; Makiko Sakurai, vocals; Ann Moss, vocals; and Joel Davel, percussion
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street
Free Admission


Friday, September 23
with Ken Vandermark, saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet; Steve Marquette, guitar; Charlie Kirchen, bass; and Macie Stewart, violin, voice
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Deutsch: Roland Kirk, "Rahsan Roland Kirk...

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Nate Wooley – Seven Storey Mountain V (Pleasures of the Text, 2016) ****
Stirrup – Cut (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
Adam Kahan – Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case of the Three Sided Dream (Monoduo Films, 2016) ****
Nacka Forum – We are The World (Moserobie, 2016) *****
Parti & Minut – Dålig Sikt Och Regn (El Dingo Records, 2015) ****
Filip Augustson – Minsta Gemensamma Nämnaren (Found You Recordings, 2016) ***½
Mathias Landæus – From The Piano (Moserobie, 2016) ****
Andreas Backer & Raymond Strid – Voice & Percussion (Creative Sources, 2015) ****
William Hooker – Light (The Early Years) (NoBusiness, 2016) ****½
Fail Better! – OWT (No Business, 2016) ****

Wandelweiser Miscellany From Alex Ross

Source: Alex Ross, lots of good links and starting points here for the exploration of this genre.

In my column this week on the wide world of Wandelweiser, I mention Jennie Gottschalk’s new book Experimental Music Since 1970 (Bloomsbury). Jennie has built an amazing website called Sound Expanse, which contains vast quantities of material relating to the exploratory music of recent decades. A few days ago she put up a Wandelweiser page, gathering links to many of the principal composers. See also her previous “resource guides” to Jürg Frey and Michael Pisaro, either of which will keep you listening for hours.

Newsbits: Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin / MMW in Cleveland / Bazingas

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin performs rare live concert, Friday, September 16 at Aufsturz-Klub, Berlin. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin with Matthias Schubert and Uli Kempendorff on tenor sax; Paulina Owczarek on baritone sax; Nikolaus Neuser, Nils Ostendorf, and Natsuki Tamura on trumpet; Matthias Müller on trombone; Keisuke Matsuno on guitar; Jan Roder on bass; Michael Griener and Peter Orins on drums.

Medeski Martin & Wood have announced two shows in Cleveland at On Air Studio on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. They’ll be joined each night by special guests and lifelong collaborators: guitarist Marc Ribot, trumpeter Steven Bernstein and percussionist Cyro Baptista. Also on the bill are turntablists DJ Logic and DJ Olive.

Jazz Right Now reviews the latest album from Brian Drye’s Bazingas.