RIP John Wetton

English: Photography of John Wetton playing ba...

Source: Consequence of Sound. Wetton is perhaps most respected for his run with King Crimson, being featured on several that band’s classic albums.

John Wetton, a progressive rock figurehead who performed in bands such as King Crimson, Uriah Heep, and Roxy Music before leading the supergroup Asia in the 1980’s, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.

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Coming to Detroit

English: Marshall Allen

Source: Trinosophes.

Wednesday, Feb 1: NEWN Concert- Archaic Audio

For this addition of Not Engaged Wednesdays at Noon, Samantha Linn, Brad Hales and Joel Peterson play all the hits on 78 RPM- from Nashville to Cairo. Free!

Wednesday, Feb 1: Daytime set (3pm) Molly Jones

A set of solo saxophone and flute improvisations from a performer who has appeared in numerous exciting ensembles on our stage. Free.

Thursdays in February: Nick Schillace noon residency

We’ve extended this series into February! One of the finest finger-pickers in Michigan, Nick Schillace has the even rarer quality of being a strong musical artist. A founder of Lac La Belle and Duo Unduo, Nick’s played with numerous Detroit groups, from picking electric guitar with Indoor Park to comping banjo with Detroit Pleasure Society. Trinosophes is excited to be presenting Nick on Thursdays in February at 11:30 am. Free!

Friday, Feb. 3: VIKI Viktoria record release, Viands

Come celebrate the release of “New Victorian,” on the stellar Midwich label. VIKI Viktoria (aka VIKI) is the pseudonym of Detroit multidisciplinary artist, improvisor and composer Lindsay Karty, whose work involves historic and contemporary electronics, custom circuitry, sound spatialization and language experiments in combinations of live and telematic performance. VIKI formed from the same pond of DIY electronics as Wolf Eyes, Maximum Cloud, Nautical Almanac and went on to obtain an MFA, studying with composer Pauline Oliveros; Karty continues to host Deep Listening events in Detroit, as part of her ongoing certification. In 2016, she co-curated Detroit’s inaugural Trip Metal Fest, which hosted Morton Subotnik, Heiroglyphic Being + Marshall Allen & Danny Ray Thompson. VIKI is joined by her labelmates Viands (Shettler/Peterson), making this a night of radical sound exploration through all eras of electronics. Doors at 9 pm; $8.

COMING SOON
2/21: The Necks
2/23: Inside Out Youth Poetry Slam
2/24 Mostly Other People Do the Killing

Philadelphia’s Bowerbird Profiled Ahead of Move to New Facility

Source: philly.com.

Several days before Christmas, the brain trust of Bowerbird — the Philadelphia nonprofit responsible for booking and presenting avant-garde music, dance, and related live art forms — sat in the pews of the University Lutheran Church at 36th and Chestnut, playing bingo and drinking craft beer. It’s their new home: Bowerbird boss Dustin Hurt and friends were, in fact, celebrating the nonprofit’s new office and its first-ever home performance space for live showcases.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 101 – Miya Masaoka 

Source: 5049 Records.

Originally from the Bay Area, Miya Masaoka is a multi-faceted composer/performer who has been making a mark on the international music scene for the past three decades. Her main instrument is the koto and her work sits comfortably at the intersection of composition and improvisation, instrumental virtuosity and technological investigations. She has worked closely with Bang On a Can, Zeena Parkins, Pamela Z and Larry Ochs, among many others. She is a true original and I am delighted to share this conversation.

A History of the London Improvisers Orchestra

Source: London Improvisers Orchestra.

The London Improvisers Orchestra has reached the age of eighteen. Time, perhaps, for a quick look back at what’s been achieved so far. This might in turn generate some ideas for the future. Strictly speaking, the groundwork was laid in 1997 with the Contemporary Music Network UK tour by the “London Skyscraper” ensemble conducted by the late and much-missed Lawrence ‘Butch’ Morris.