Newsbits: First Computer-Generated Music / Maya Beiser / Sabir Mateen & William Simone / Jenny Hval / Merzbow, Pandi, Gustafsson & Moore

Maya Beiser

Researchers have restored the first ever computer-generated music, made in Alan Turing’s lab.

Maya Beiser‘s recent performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York is reviewed.

577 Records has a new release out from Sabir Mateen & William Simone.

Also, Jenny Hval‘s new album is reviewed.

Merzbow / Pandi / Gustafsson / Moore live in London is reviewed. This was their first ever live performance.

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Chicago Scene: October 1-8, 2016

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

Saturday, October 1st 2016

9:00PM at the Mutiny, 2428 N Western, 773.486.7774 (wheelchair-accessible)
Bob Genghis Khan
Sara Goodman and Jim Jam
Reid Karris
Eric Newmiller

Sunday, October 2nd 2016

77 Beats presents Sitarsys
Keewa Nurullah, Zahra Baker with Alex Wing, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra, Shanta Nurullah

7:00PM at the Redline Tap, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Frauke Aulbert — music by Frauke Aulbert, Giacinto Scelsi, Cathy Berberian, Matthias Kaul, Georges Aperghis, John Cage, Jennifer Walshe

Monday, October 3rd 2016

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Ed Wilkerson, Avreeayl Ra, with guests TBA

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

7:30PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($20-$10)
Ear Taxi
Fulcrum Point New Music Project — music by Mischa Zupko, Elizabeth Ogonek, Alex Mincek

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Kris Davis, Craig Taborn

Thursday, October 6th 2016

7:30PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($20-$10)
Ear Taxi
ICE and students from The People’s Music School — music by Anthony Cheung, Marcos Balter
Ben Bolter and the Bienen Contemporary Ensemble — music by Hans Thomalla
Donald Nally and the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble — music by Ted Hearne

Friday, October 7th 2016

3:30PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($5)
Ear Taxi
George Lewis Colloquium

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby, Andrew Downing, Rob Clutton

7:30PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($20-$10)
Ear Taxi
Spektral Quartet — music by Samuel Adams, Tomeka Reid, George Lewis
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by Pierce Gradone, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Jeff Parker

Saturday, October 8th 2016

2:00PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630 (Free)
Ear Taxi
Access Contemporary Music and Julia Bentley — music by Lawrence Axelrod, Seth Boustead, Yuan-Chen Li, Andrew McManus, Timothy Page
live painting by Lewis Achenbach

5:00PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777
Ear Taxi
NewMusicBox Live

7:30PM at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 ($20-$10)
Ear Taxi
Third Coast Percussion and Spektral Quartet — music by Third Coast Percussion, Augusta Read Thomas
Chicago Harp Quartet — music by Carolyn O’Brien
Arcomusical — music by Gregory Beyer, Alexis C Lamb
All Ear Taxi Festival Musicians — music by Drew Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Richard Pinhas
Wume
Good Willsmith

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Steve Reich in NY Reviewed

American composer Steve Reich performing clapp...

Source: The New York Times.

Caught between Netflix binges and digital detoxes, Americans can’t decide whether they love or hate technology. Despite being a pioneer of electronic music, the composer Steve Reich has maintained a similar ambivalence throughout his long career. Decades before the Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning heyday that has made him one of this country’s most renowned artists, Mr. Reich struggled with the very technology that first brought him fame.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Andrew Cyrille

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

John Zorn 5th Simulacrum: Matt Hollenberg/John Medeski/Kenny Grohowsky! Eloping With the Sun: Joe Morris/William Parker/Hamid Drake! Two from Intakt: Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton! Christoph Irniger Pilgrim! Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry!

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz! Alex Ward & Forebrace! Harold Budd & Eraldo Bernocchi! Plus Archival Discs from: Fred Frith/Rova Sax Quartet! Henry Kaiser/Charles Noyes/Sang-Won Park! Sahib Shihab! The Velvet Underground! Camberwell Now and More!

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

Sunday, October 2nd:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ / ANGELICA SANCHEZ / MARIA GRAND
7pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA / VIOLETTA From SALES De BANO

Sunday, October 9th:
6pm: T A TRIO Plays STEVE LACY: TITUS ABBOTT – Soprano Sax / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC – Bass / PETER KRONREIF – Drums

Rare Thursday, October 13th:
6:30pm: NATE WOOLEY / JEREMIAH CYMERMAN – Trumpet / Clarinet Duo
Plus LOGAN HONE – Solo Alto Sax & Bass Clarinet

Sunday, October 16th Double-Header:
6pm: HARVEY VALDES / MARCO OPPEDISANO / DARIO ISCARO – 3 Guitarists
7pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT / ANDERS NILSSON / FRANCOIS GRILLOT

Sunday, October 23rd Double-Header:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / TONY MALABY / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: DAMON SMITH & NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC Contrabass Duo

Angel City Jazz Festival Preview

English: Ingrid Laubrock, moers festival 2010

Source: LA Times.

The Angel City Jazz Festival has always cast a wide net in its lineup, which reliably looked to transcend boundaries musical and generational. With nine performances over the next three weekends from Santa Monica to downtown, its geographic reach continues to expand as well.

Again setting aside a multi-act one-day centerpiece, the festival draws heavily from the jazz vanguard, including a saxophonist who helped forge the spiritually charged sound of free jazz in the ‘60s, Pharoah Sanders.

Other performers of note include:

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey Duo
Vinny Golia Quartet
Steve Lehman Trio
Kris Davis and Craig Taborn
Samuel Blaser + Gerry Hemingway Duo
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls
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