AMN Reviews: Yoko Miura & Gianni Mimmo – Departure [Setola Di Maiale]

sm3140Defining a paradoxical music of luxuriant austerity, Departure is a beautiful duet for Japanese pianist / composer Yoko Miura and Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo. The music inclines toward an elegant economy in which no notes are wasted, even during moments of complex development. Although mostly improvised, the music was at least partly composed by Miura, a refreshingly circumspect pianist, whose arpeggios and ostinati provide the harmonic skeleton that Mimmo fleshes out with chromatic, intelligently convoluted lines. Whether through spontaneous chemistry or prior agreement, Miura and Mimmo often converge on unison notes that serve as points of gathering in before pivoting into themes and structural joints for the ongoing flow of sound; the music is analogous to an ink painting that works through implication and subtlety, suggesting much and consequently neglecting little.

http://www.setoladimaiale.net/

Daniel Barbiero

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Alison Blunt, Phil Minton, Maggie Nichols, Others, March 3rd in London

Source: IKLECTIK.

Voices in the Night
Friday 3 March Doors 7.30pm -Music 8.00pm

Alison Blunt violin | Michael de Souza guitar | John Edwards double bass
Kay Grant voice | Phil Minton voice | Maggie Nicols voice | John Russell guitar
Mark Sanders percussion/drums | Luisa Tucciariello voice | Alex Ward clarinet
Ute Wassermann (DE) voice and whistles | Neil Metcalfe flute

This Week in New York

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt in Christchurch Ca...

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR: ARVO PÄRT
One of the leading proponents of Arvo Pärt’s music in the world,the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will present Pärt’s music in New York City.
Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25-$85
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, New York, NY

JOHN ZORN: CANDLEMAS EVE AND THE HERMETIC ORGAN
John Zorn returns to St. Bart’s with a performance of The Hermetic Organ Office Nr. 15 (2017), a new chapter in his epic organ improvisation. His Candlemas Eve for two flutes and vibraharp will be offered on the eve of the church’s feast day of Candlemas.
Wednesday, February 1 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students/seniors
St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, new York, NY

BEAT FURRER | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
This program focuses in on more intimate works by composer Beat Furrer from the last two decades, including a U.S. premiere. Richard Carrick conducts Either/Or.
Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

SOUND FROM THE BENCH
The centerpiece of the program is Hearne’s Sound from the Bench, a setting of deft appropriations by Philadelphia poet Jena Osman which repurpose the words of ventriloquism handbooks and Supreme Court justices. Philadelphia’s contemporary music chamber choir, The Crossing, performs the piece on a program with three other topical works from Hearne, produced by Beth Morrison Projects, featuring Taylor Levine, James Moore (electric guitars), and Ron Wiltrout (drums/percussion).
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

IPSA DIXIT | WET INK ENSEMBLE
IPSA DIXIT (“she has said it”) is an evening-length work by Kate Soper of theatrical chamber music that explores the intersections of music, language, and meaning through blistering ensemble virtuosity and extended vocal technique. Drawing on texts by Lydia Davis, Freud, Plato, and Aristotle, and developed over six years of intense collaboration by the members of the Wet Ink Ensemble, IPSA DIXIT blends elements of monodrama, Greek theatre, and screwball comedy to skewer the treachery of language and the questionable authenticity of artistic expression.
Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 at door, $15 advance, $12 students/seniors
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

English: Joëlle Léandre Français : Joëlle Léandre

Source: All About Jazz.

John Tilbury, John Lely, Dirar Kalash, Christian Wolff
Seaside (Another Timbre)

Joëlle Léandre
A Woman’s Work… (Not Two Records)

Ballister
Slag (Aerophonic Records)

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis
The Stone House (Moonjune Records)

Jon Armstrong
Burnt Hibiscus (Orenda Records)

Jim Black
Malamute (Intakt Records)

Matthew Shipp Trio
Piano Song (Thirsty Ear Recordings)

Orthodox
Supreme (Utech Records)

Rodrigo Amado’s Motion Trio
Desire & Freedom (NotTwo Records)

Led Bib
Umbrella Weather (RareNoiseRecords)

John Lindberg BC3
Born In An Urban Ruin (Clean Feed Records)