RIP Pauline Oliveros 

Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006

Source: Wikipedia. I have not heard a lot from Oliveros, but I always enjoyed what I did. She was active until the end. RIP.

Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 – November 25, 2016) was an American composer and accordionist who was a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music.

She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She has taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros has written books, formulated new music theories and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of “Deep Listening” and “sonic awareness”. She was an Eyebeam resident.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

Source: The New York Times.

TOMAS FUJIWARA DOUBLE TRIO (Wednesday and Thursday) Mr. Fujiwara is a drummer of sharp reflex and intrepid disposition, as he has proved in a range of ensembles, including his fine band, the Hook Up. He introduces a new ensemble next week, a symmetrical double trio with two drummers (himself and Gerald Cleaver), two guitarists (Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook) and two horn players (Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet). At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, (Chinen)

DAVE HOLLAND, KEVIN EUBANKS, CHRIS POTTER, OBED CALVAIRE (Tuesday through Dec. 3) Muscular proficiency is one common denominator for the musicians in this group, which features Mr. Holland, a veteran bassist and composer, as the first among equals. You should also expect an earthy foothold in groove and a high premium on dynamic range — qualities almost synonymous with Mr. Eubanks, a guitarist; Mr. Potter, a saxophonist; and Mr. Calvaire, a drummer. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-581-3080, (Chinen)

DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP (Tuesday through Dec. 4) The turbocharged fusion band led by the saxophonist Donny McCaslin gained an emotionally charged form of renown for its heavy lifting on David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar.” This engagement will feature the group — with Jason Lindner on keyboards, Nate Wood on electric bass and Mark Guiliana on drums — drawing from Mr. McCaslin’s own new album, “Beyond Now,” which bears a dedication to Mr. Bowie and features brooding covers of two of his songs. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, (Chinen)

MARC RIBOT AT THE STONE (Tuesday through Dec. 4) Mr. Ribot is a guitarist at ease in myriad settings, but he is most naturally drawn to scrabbling provocation. His residency next week includes some solo performance — fully improvised sets at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and a batch of protest music at 8 p.m. on Wednesday — but he’ll also collaborate with partners like the multireedist Doug Wieselman (10 p.m. on Tuesday) and the harpist Zeena Parkins (10 p.m. on Wednesday). He’ll also lead his rugged, supercharged trio, with Henry Grimes on bass and Chad Taylor on drums (10 p.m. on Thursday). At Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times.

ZOSHA DI CASTRI (Thursday) The Miller Theater’s valuable Composer Portraits series turns its lens on this inquisitive composer with performances of works for instruments and voices including “Near Mute Force” and “The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named.” The excellent vocal ensemble Ekmeles and Yarn/Wire, an innovative piano-and-percussion quartet, share the stage. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

‘A GUN SHOW’ (Wednesday through Dec. 3) So Percussion returns to the city with a reflection on the Second Amendment and its effects. Directed by Ain Gordon and choreographed by Emily Johnson, the percussion quartet takes guns as its instruments to accompany sung and spoken texts, tapping away on, for instance, sniper rifles. At 7:30 p.m., BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100, (Allen)

New Releases From Clean Feed Records

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...

Source: Clean Feed Records.

Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann – Black Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann
Momentum – Momentum
Friends & Neighbors – What’s Wrong?
Ned Rothenberg | Mark Feldman | Sylvie Courvoisier – In Cahoots
MOTIF – My Head Is Listening
Steve Swell | Gebhard Ullmann | Fred Lonberg-Holm | Michael Zerang – The Chicago Plan
Evan Parker | Daunik Lazro | Joe McPhee – Seven Pieces – Live at Willisau 1995