Ajay Heble Stepping Down From Guelph Jazz Festival

Source: GuelphToday.com.

After 23 years of fostering a cultural environment in Guelph that digs avant-garde, experimental jazz, Guelph Jazz Festival artistic director Ajay Heble is stepping down. It’s time, he said. The work has been inspiring and invigorating, but also demanding. And he has a lot of other things on the go.

“The time is right,” he said on Wednesday, while attending Improvise Here!, the festival’s colloquium on the University of Guelph campus. “It was a bittersweet decision, but I think after 23 years, it felt right. I’ve got a lot on my plate, and the festival is a lot of work.”

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Upcoming Taylor Ho Bynum Performances

English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007

Source: Taylor Ho Bynum.

7:30pm, September 21 – THB/Tomas Fujiwara duo and quintet (w/Ben Goldberg, Crystal Pascucci & Lisa Mezzacappa)
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St, San Francisco CA

8:30 & 10:00pm, September 23 – THB 7-tette (w/Nicole Mitchell, Jim Hobbs, Bill Lowe, Tomeka Reid, Ken Filiano & Tomas Fujiwara)
Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St, New Haven CT

7:00pm, September 24 – THE OFFICIAL PLUSTET CD RELEASE CONCERT!!
(w/Dave Ballou, Nate Wooley, Vincent Chancey, Steve Swell, Bill Lowe, Nicole Mitchell, Jim Hobbs, Ingrid Laubrock, Matt Bauder, Jason Kao Hwang, Tomeka Reid, Jay Hoggard, Ken Filiano & Tomas Fujiwara)
Double bill with Wadada Leo Smith!
The Festival of New Trumpet Music @ The New School, 66 West 12th Street, NYC

8:00pm, October 7 – THB’s Rank Sentimentalist (w/Marika Hughes, Evan Patrick, Stomu Takeishi & Chad Taylor)
Double bill with Peter Evans!
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn,NY

Seattle Scene: September 15 – October 6, 2016

Tony Buck

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Spill + Bad Luck
Thu. Sept. 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Spill is the Berlin-based duo of Magda Mayas on piano and clavinet and Tony Buck on drums/percussion, formed in 2003. Buck is one of Australia’s most adventurous exports and a member of the trio The Necks. Mayas plays the inside and exterior of the piano with preparations and objects to explore textural, fast moving sound collage. Bad Luck is the 10-year collaboration between Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone/electronics.

The Antenna Project
Sat. Sept. 16, 8 PM; $8 door (cash/card/NFC)

The first official installment of TAP 4.0: The Nyxology Sessions, a series of experimental open rehearsals where all are invited to explore the full range of their personal movement-based practices while The Antenna Project live-scores the entire experience. Part concert, part neo-dance jam, part sociocultural lab test, these evenings are designed as a hybrid experience for you to explore what The Antenna Project’s music inspires you to do.

THU. 9/22 – Will Smith + Timm Mason + Skerik

FRI. 9/23 – Christian Asplund/Scott Wheeler Duo with Tom Baker (guitar), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Greg & Thomas Campbell (percussion)

SAT. 9/24 – Nonsequitur presents Jeff Greinke and friends

FRI. 9/30 – Further Records presents electronic music with Ricardo Donoso, Patricia Hall, Bardo:Basho

SAT. 10/1 – Casey Jones

THU. 10/6 – Kara-Lis Coverdale + Mark Van Hoen + Marcus Fischer

Vital Weekly Reviews 1048

Source: Vital Weekly.

ZENITH – ZENITH (CD by Psychonavigation Records) *
JONATHAN COLECLOUGH/BASS COMMUNION/COLIN POTTER (2CD by ICR) *
DAVE BALL & JON SAVAGE – PHOTOSYNTHESIS (CD by Cold Spring) *
LOUIS RICE – 33/45 (7″ by Organized Music From Thessaloniki) *
MIKE KRAMER – RHYTHM IN THE FIELD (CDR by CS Music) *
MATHIEU RUHLMANN & CHRIS STRICKLAND – THIS HEAP IS GREATER LIGHT (CDR by Glistening
Examples) *
JASON LESCALLEET – TO THE TEETH (CDR by Glistening Examples) *
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE – INTERCEPTION V (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
OMPHALOCELE – 1 (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
LILLMEYER & STADLMEIER – ZIE-SPALT (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
HERR PENSCHUCK – UNFÄLLE IM HAUSHALT/DOMESTIC DESASTERS (cassette by Attenuation
Circuit) *
SONOLOGYST & KSHATRIY – TIME IS THE ENEMY (cassette by Attenuation Circuit) *
CONSUME & EXPIRE/SEXY CROCODULE FOR DINNER & DIVA_CARAMELLA – WHITE BEAR/SILENZIO
IMBARAZZANTE (cassette by Attenuation Circuit)
DEFFEKTEGG – NADIR (cassette by Amek/Mahorka) *
LÄRMSCHUTZ FEATURING RÖMERTOPF & SPELONK – TAFELMUSIK (cassette by Weakie Discs)
KEVIN DRUMM – GTR/SYNTH 2000 (cassette by Bocian Records)
OLIVIER DI PLACIDO & FRITZ WELCH – OLIVIER & FRITZ (cassette, private)
CRANK STURGEON & OLIVIER DI PLACIDO (cassette by Le Republique Des Granges)
AVE EVA – PANAMINT (cassette by Midnight Circles) *
JØN LIEFHOLD – ARGUSTERFELDER A-C (cassette by Midnight Circles) *
BOOKS OF KELLS – DEPICTION OF SATURN AND OTHER PLANETS FLOATING IN SPACE (cassette by
Midnight Circles) *
SCHWARZ – WIND 1-3 (cassette by Audio Visuals Atmosphere) *
SEQUENCES – AN EVENT FOR OCEANS (cassette by Audio Visuals Atmosphere) 8
ANDY BIRTWISTLE – SALUTE TO VINYL (cassette by Start Here)
SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY? NO.1 (fanzine)

Julius Eastman Profiled

Source: The Guardian.

When Eastman died of heart failure, alone, in Millard Fillmore hospital in Buffalo, New York, on 28 May 1990, aged just 49, his work disappeared with him. A former child soprano and ballet dancer from Ithaca, New York, who studied piano and composition at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, Eastman first came to prominence with Buffalo University’s early 70s avant-garde SEM Ensemble, performing with Morton Feldman, John Cage and Pauline Oliveros. Through bravura piano and vocal recitals at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, his reputation grew, culminating with a Grammy-nominated performance as George III on the 1973 recording of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs For A Mad King.