From Detroit’s Trinosophes:
Saturday, Oct. 29: Conference Call
Our first time presenting this long-running, international creative music quartet. Formed in 1998, Conference Call features German composer and woodwind virtuoso Gebhard Ullmann, bassist Joe Fonda, pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, and Dieter Ulrich on drums performing original music by all of the group members. Conference Call has performed numerous tours in Europe as well as the US and released 7 CD’s on Soul Note Records, Leo Records, 482 Music, Clean Feed Records and their most recent CD “Seven” on Nottwo Records (2015).
Doors at 8 pm; $10 suggested
Sunday, Oct.. 30: Weyes Blood, Arch Mystics, Tarpit, DJ Slick George
A super-variety bill featuring the otherworldly sounds of Weyes Blood’s far-out side of folk music, or is it the folk-song side of noise? Both complementing and contrasting this are the gentle and introspective samba vibes of Arch Mystics- in a rare full band performances- and the harsh and introspective art brut-ness of Tarpit’s tape machines and guitar. Doors at 8 pm; $10 suggested.
Friday, Nov. 4: Tribute to Moondog for his 100th birthday with The Lovely and the Wretched, Scavenger Quartet
Composer Frank Pahl has put together this set of classic pieces by the legendary composer Moondog. Blind for most of his life, Moondog was first known as a New York street person- the Viking of 6th Avenue- and would busk the same area from the late 40’s until the mid 70’s. Phillip Glass and Steve Reich discovered him while they were students at Juilliard and moved him into their home, becoming his literal house-band. New York Philharmonic conductor Artur Rodziński was also an early fan, which resulted in Moondog being recorded as early as 1953- making him one of the original architects of minimalist music. Performing the concert is The Wretched and the Lovely, some of whom will close out the show with a set as Pahl’s other long-running ensemble, Scavenger Quartet.
Doors at 8 pm; $8.
Sunday, Nov. 6: Elder Ones
Elder Ones blends the sounds of Indian Carnatic music with Coltrane grooves (both John and Alice), Stockhausen and much more. Lead by vocalist, composer and harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi, the group has been amazing folks in New York and this is you first chance to catch them in Detroit. Kidambi has worked with Mary Halvorson, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn, Ben Vida, Robert Ashley, Muhal Richard Abrams and others. Doors at 8 pm; $7 min.
11/9: Leonard King Orchestra- final performance of their 2016 Trinosophes residency
11/13: Mothlight Microcinema presents Chicagoland Shorts
11/25: Jimbo Easter Presents
11/30: Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mother’s Temple) and Tatsuya Nakatani Duo, Chatoyant