The Anti-Inaugural Ball Tomorrow in NY

Source: The Anti-Inaugural Ball.

Friday, January 20 at 7 PM – 12 AM EST
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St Ste 502, New York, New York 10018

Musicians from across the NYC experimental and jazz community counter cynicism with sound with performances by

Phyllis Chen & Friends • Jordan Dodson • ETHEL
Flor de Toloache – Mariachi Femenino • Flutronix • Gemini
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) • JACK Quartet
Darius Jones • loadbang • So Percussion • Adam Tendler

On January 20th, 2017, all-star musicians from throughout the experimental and jazz communities of NYC will come together for a marathon fundraiser concert/dance party in the acoustically intimate Mary Flagler Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. The concert is FREE to attend, and will provide laptop stations for attendees to donate funds for institutions that uphold America’s democracy and diversity including ACLU, LAMBDA Legal, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, Hollaback!, and more. Representatives from organizations will be in attendance.

Join us in our response to the current political climate for a night of positive action, deep listening, ecstatic sound, and community.

Q&A with the JACK Quartet 

Source: Second Inversion.

In the classical music world, it’s quite rare to see a string quartet perform works by the 20th century avant-gardist Morton Feldman or, say, the mathematical musical revolutionary Iannis Xenakis.

Comprised of violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell, JACK is dedicated to the performance, commissioning, and spreading of new and experimental string quartet music.

New and Recent Releases from Tim Daisy 

Source: Tim Daisy.

Now Available: Tim Daisy [] Rd Nation “1” (relay 018)
Solo music made for drums /turntables and radios
LTD edition of 500cd + digital download available
TD – Red Nation is Chicago-based percussionist Tim Daisy performing solo music on turntables, drums, radios, gongs and other found objects. All of the music on this recording was recorded live without the use of overdubs. The material on the recording is inspired by many different styles of sound making including Appalachian folk , Indonesian gamelan, various styles of turntablism, experimental jazz and electronic music situations.
https://timdaisyrelayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tim-daisy-red-nation-1-relay-018

Tim Daisy 7 Compositions For Duet (Vol 2) (relay 015) w/ Mars Williams, Andrew Clinkman, Ryan Packard, Aaron Zarzutzki, Fred Lonberg Holm, Russ Johnson & Clark Sommers
The second volume of a book of original music written for seven Chicago-based musicians. Each performed in a duo context with Tim on drums, marimba, and/or turntables.
https://timdaisyrelayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tim-daisy-october-music-vol-2-7-compositions-for-duet-relay-015

Tim Daisy’s Celebration Sextet “The Halfway There Suite” (relay 016)
w/ Steve Swell, Dave Rempis, James Falzone, Russ Johnson & Fred Lonberg Holm
The Halfway There Suite documents a live concert which was performed and recorded on the occasion of Tim Daisy’s 40th birthday celebration. An original, multi-part suite of music composed specifically for five of Tim’s favorite musicians
https://timdaisyrelayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tim-daisys-celebration-sextet-the-halfway-there-suite-relay-016

Marc Riordan & Tim Daisy “Joyride” (relay 014)
Joyride is the debut recording by two veterans of Chicago’s vibrant creative music scene. Pianist, drummer, and filmmaker Marc Riordan and composer + percussionist Tim Daisy have both worked together in various contexts over the years including with the Marc Riordan Quartet, the contemporary dance ensemble The Seldoms, and the Tim Daisy Trio. This debut recording documents their recent explorations in an improvised duo context, their latest vehicle for sound exploration.
https://timdaisyrelayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/joyride-relay-014

Vital Weekly Reviews 1065

Source: Vital Weekly.

MICHEL REDOLFI – DESERT TRACKS (CD by Sub Rosa) *
MICROTUB – BITE OF THE ORANGE (CD by Sofa Music) *
MUDDERSTEN – KARPATKLOKKE (CD by Sofa Music) *
THE TOBACCONISTS – STREETLIGHT (LP by Minor Label) *
AHOE AHOEA (LP by Bunkerpop Records)
BOURBONESE QUALK – ARCHIVE 1980-1986 (4LP by Vinyl On Demand)
LAIBACH – LIVE IN HELL (LP by Vinyl On Demand)
DANIEL W J MACKENZIE – EVERY TIME FEELS LIKE THE LAST TIME (CDR by Eilean Records) *
NOISESCULPTOR – KARMA-SHELTER (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
AARON BACHELDER – MUSIC FOR A NEW DARK AGE (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
NYM (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
HARD GONZO TAPPERS (CDR compilation by Attenuation Circuit)
KSHATRIY – SAMANTABHADRA (cassette by Attenuation Circuit) *
RAVEN/EMERGE – FORSAKEN (split cassette by Attenuation Circuit)
AGNES PE – ITEM TOURIAN (cassette by Powdered Hearts Records & Tapes)

2017 Time Spans Festival in NY

Source: 2017 TIME SPANS Festival.

Scheduled from August 1 to 5, 2017, TIME SPANS 2017 will include five concerts, performed by three of the best North American specialized groups for new repertoire: Talea Ensemble (NYC), JACK Quartet (NYC), and Bozzini Quartet (Montreal). TIME SPANS is dedicated exclusively to the presentation of twenty-first century music. The events will take place at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan.

The festival is produced and presented by the Earle Brown Music Foundation (EBMF). Artistic Director for TIME SPANS is Thomas Fichter. The name TIME SPANS is taken from the title of an orchestra piece by the American composer Earle Brown.

DATES:

August 1, 2017: Talea Ensemble performs Summer Academy Faculty and Resident Composers

August 2, 2017: Talea Ensemble performs Summer Academy Faculty and Resident Composers

August 3, 2017: JACK Quartet performs the NY premiere of John Luther Adams‘ Everything That Rises

August 4, 2017: Bozzini Quartet performs music by Jürg Frey

August 5, 2017: Talea Ensemble performs Hyena by G.F. Haas with Mollena Lee Williams-Haas storytelling