AMN Picks of the Week: Shrine / Sun Ra & Merzbow / Kresten Osgood Trio / Pappenheim / Fond of Tigers

English: Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, F...

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Shrine – Ordeal 26.04.86 (2016)
Sun Ra / Merzbow – Strange City (2016)
Kresten Osgood Trio – Live in Gothenburg (2016)
Pappenheim – Bekkenjordet (2016)
Fond of Tigers – Uninhabit (2016)

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The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Sabir Mateen, moers festival 2008

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Sabir Mateen, Conny Bauer, Mark Tokar, Klaus Kugel – Collective Four (For Tune, 2016) ****
Carate Urio Orchestra – Ljubljana (Clean Feed, 2016) ****½
Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter – Live in Texas (Balance Point Acoustics, 2016) ****
Sandy Ewen & Henry Kaiser – Lake Monsters (Balance Point Acoustics, 2015) ***½
Spiderwebs – In between the known and the unknown (Chiastic Society, 2016) ***½
Garden medium (Chiastic Society, 2016) ***
Sandy Ewen – Tributaries (Chiastic Society, 2016) ***
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone – Sélébéyone (Pi Recordings, 2016) ***½
Greg Ward & 10 Tongues – Touch My Beloved’s Thought (Greenleaf Music, 2016) ****
Jason Roebke Octet – Cinema Spiral (NoBusiness, 2016) ****
Hearts & Minds – self-titled (Astral Spirits, 2016) ****½
Jackson/Baker/Kirshner – The Noisy Miner (Astral Spirits, 2016) ****
Gunwale – Polynya (Aerophonic, 2016) ****

Alvin Lucier 85th Birthday Festival in Zurich

Source: ZHdK.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

6pm, concert hall 1
Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (1988, A. Lucier) for solo amplified triangle / Laszlo Tömösközi, triangle
Small Waves (1997, A. Lucier) for string quartet, trombone, piano and two water pourers / Roland Dahinden, trombone / Hildegard Kleeb, piano / Nora Peterhans and Christina-Maria Moser, violin / Tabea Frei, viola / Nadja Reich, cello / Claudio Landolt
und José Pino, water pourer

8pm, large concert hall
Two Circles (2012, A. Lucier) for flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, and piano / Felix Profos, conductor / Patrycja Pakiela, flute / Soraya Dos Santos, clarinet / Nora Peterhans, violin / Nadja Reich, cello / Lora-Evelin Vakova, piano
Step, Slide and Sustain (2014, A. Lucier) for horn in f, cello and piano / Trio Retro Disco
Slices (2007, A. Lucier) for cello and orchestra / Charles Curtis, cello
Music for Solo Performer (1965, A. Lucier) for enormously amplified brain waves and percussion / Alvin Lucier, brain waves

11pm, large concert hall
80 plus for Alvin Lucier (2011, Christian Wolff) for any players / Lars Mlekusch, Leitung / Joan Jordi, Oliver Arcos, Charles Ng, Manuela Villiger, Pisol Manatchinapisit, Vincent Magnin, Amit Dubester, Vera Wahl, Paulina Pitenko, Kathrine Oseid, Etienne Vaillend, saxofon / Roland Dahinden, trombone / Hildegard Kleeb, piano / Moritz Muellenbach, TJ Borden, Judith Hamann, cello / Gary Schmalzl, e-guitar
Duo (Christian Wolff) / Charles Curtis und TJ Borden, cello
Only (1947, Morton Feldman) for solo voice / Joan LaBarbara
Alvin Lucier Tribute-Pieces: Markus Trunk, Hauke Harder, Roland Dahinden and Daniel Wolf

October 13, 2016

6pm, concert hall 1
Palimpsest (2014, A. Lucier) lyrics by Lydia Davis / Joan LaBarbara, vocals

8pm, large concert hall
Bird and Person Dyning (A. Lucier) for performer with microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers and electronic birdcall / Alvin Lucier, performer
Criss-Cross (2013, A. Lucier) for two electric guitars / Stephen O’Malley, Oren Ambarchi, e-guitar
Charles Curtis (2002, A. Lucier) for cello with slow sweep pure wave oscillators, Charles Curtis, cello
In Memoriam Jon Higgins (1984, A. Lucier) for clarinet and pure wave oscillator / Anthony Burr, clarinet
Braid (2012, A. Lucier) for alto flute, clarinet, english horn and string quartet / Felix Profos, conductor / Nora Peterhans und Christina-Maria Moser, violin / Tabea Frei, Viola / Nadja Reich, cello / Patrycja Pakiela, alto flute / Soraya Dos Santos, clarinet / Megumi Nakajima, english horn

11pm, large concert hall
Nothing is Real (1990, A. Lucier) for piano, amplified teapot, tape recorder and miniature sound system / Johannes Herrmann, piano
Music for Piano and one or more Snare Drums (1992, A. Lucier) / Hildegard Kleeb, piano
Hanover (2015, A. Lucier) for violin, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 3 banjos, piano, and bowed vibraphone / Lars Mlekusch, conductor / N.N.,violin / Charles Ng, alto saxofon / Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos, tenor saxofon / Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O’Malley, Gary Schmalzl, e-guitar / Felix Profos, piano / Laszlo Tömösközi, gbowed vibraphon

Friday, October 14, 2016

6pm, large concert hall
One Arm Bandits (2016, A. Lucier) Charles Curtis Cello Quartet

8pm, large concert hall
Double Rainbow (2016, A. Lucier) for voice and slow sweep pure wave oscillator / Joan LaBarbara
Panorama (1993, A. Lucier) for trombone and piano / Roland Dahinden, trombone / Hildegard Kleeb, piano
Ever Present (2002, A. Lucier) for flute, saxophone, and piano with slow sweep pure wave oscillators, / Lars Mlekusch, conductor / Amit Dubester, alto Sax / Yue Lin, flute / Darya Piatrova, piano
I am Sitting in a Room (1970, A. Lucier) for voice and electromagnetic tape / Alvin Lucier

Apéro 12 midnight, Kunstraum Walcheturm
Stephen O’Malley – Solo Concert

The Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project in DC, October 17

On October 17, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project returns to its residency at Dew Drop Inn DC for an evening including a rare solo set by drummer Jerry Busher.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and baritone sax) and T. A. Zook (basscello). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Sam Lohman (drums) Larry Gomez (percussion), Patrick Whitehead (flügelhorn and trumpet) and Emily Chimiak (violin). At this performance, in addition to his solo performance, Jerry Busher will be sitting in on drums .