Extended Techniques NYC Calendar February 2017 

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.

Source: Extended Techniques.

FRIDAY, February 3
SATURDAY, February 4
7:30PM IPSA DIXIT (“she has said it”)
kate soper (voice), erin lesser (flutes), josh modney (violin), and ian antonio (percussion)
VENUE: dixon place

SUNDAY, February 5
Open discussions on current affairs may touch upon Civil Disobedience, how to keep ourselves and others safe (focusing on those at risk) as well as Net Neutrality, NEA, NEH, Copyright Law, Human Rights, Environmental Issues, the Dakota Pipeline, Free Speech, Free Press.
VENUE: The Stone

SUNDAY, February 5
4PM Charmaine Lee, Hank & Sammy at Unnameable Books
Charmaine Lee – solo voice
Henry Fraser – bass
Sam Weinberg – saxophone
VENUE: Unnameable Books

MONDAY, February 6
8:30PM Ned Rothenberg’s “In Cahoots” Quartet
Ned Rothenberg woodwinds, Mark Feldman violin, Sylvie Courvoisier piano, Billy Mintz drums
VENUE: bar lunatico

MONDAY, February 6
Remembering Pauline Oliveros
4–8 PM Installations, Meditations, Stories, and Performances
8 PM Evening Concert — SOLD OUT!
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory

WEDNESDAY, February 8
8 PM Susie Ibarra: Dreamtime Ensemble
Claudia Acuna – Vocals
Jennifer Choi – Violin
Yves Dharamraj – Cello
Jake Landau – Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Yuka C. Honda – Electronics
Susie Ibarra – Drums and Percussion
VENUE: Roulette

FRIDAY, February 10
7:30 PM Igor Levit
Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, Op. 87, No. 10
Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Op. 87, No. 4
Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, Op. 87, No. 12
Frederic Rzewski, Dreams, Part II (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Beethoven Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli
VENUE: Carnegie Hall

SATURDAY, February 11
8PM Loren Connors, Isobel Sollenberger, Steve Dalachinsky
Loren Connors, guitar
Isobel Sollenberger, Flute
Steve Dalachinsky, poetry
VENUE: Issue Project Room

SATURDAY, February 11
7:30 PM Kronos Quartet
Garth Knox, “Dimensions” from Satellites (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Kala Ramnath, Amrit (arr. Reena Esmail, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Nicole Lizée, Another Living Soul (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Sunjata’s Time (arr. Jacob Garchik; co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Mark Applebaum, Darmstadt Kindergarten (NY Premiere)
Tanya Tagaq, Sivunittinni (arr. Jacob Garchik; co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Rhiannon Giddens, At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Steve Reich, Triple Quartet
VENUE: Carnegie Hall

SUNDAY, February 12
9PM Kris Davis (piano), Ingrid Laubrock (sax)
VENUE: The Stone

MONDAY, February 13
8 PM American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Curated by Meredith Monk)
Timo Andres – Thrive on Routine
Meredith Monk – Stringsongs
Caroline Shaw – in manus tuas (for solo cello)
Caleb Burhans – Jahrzeit
VENUE: Roulette

WEDNESDAY, February 15
8 PM Keith Jarrett
An Evening of Solo Piano Improvisations
VENUE: Carnegie Hall

THURSDAY, February 16
7.30PM + 9.30PM
Ches Smith – drums and vibraphone
Craig Taborn – piano
Mat Maneri – viola
VENUE: Jazz Gallery

SATURDAY, February 18
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano
Susan Alcorn, guitar
VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn

SUNDAY, February 19
6PM Nick Fraser/Ingrid Laubrock
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

TUESDAY, February 21
8PM Weasel Walter Large Ensemble: Igneity
Weasel Walter – Drums
Tyshawn Sorey – Trombone
Matt Nelson – Saxophone
Chris Pitsiokos – Saxophone
Michael Foster – Saxophone
Jaimie Branch – Trumpet
Forbes Graham – Trumpet
Steve Swell – Trombone
Tim Dahl – Bass
Brandon Lopez – Bass
Brandon Seabrook – Guitar
Leila Bordreuil – Cello
VENUE: Roulette

SATURDAY, February 25
4 PM The Necks 30th Anniversary: Timeline
This long durational, single piece contains overlapping sets featuring friends and colleagues of The Necks including Andrea Parkins, Ned Rothenberg, Nate Wooley, David Watson, Ira Kaplan, Lee Ranaldo, Shelley Hirsch, Joshua Abrams, and Glacial.
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room

MONDAY, February 27
7:30PM Terry Riley’s “In C”, presented by Darmstadt Essential Repertoire
with Pauline Kim Harris, James Ilgenfritz, David Grubbs, Elliot Sharp and others

AMN Reviews: Nelson / Dahl / Podgurski – GRID (2017; NNA Tapes)

Mixing free-jazz and sludge-metal isn’t new any more, but is always worth a listen for this reviewer. Here, we have the debut from Matt Nelson on sax, Tim Dahl on bass, and Nick Podgurski on drums. While many jazz recordings that contend to be “free” are actually a combination of composed lines and open-ended improv, this trio seems to be all-out spontaneous.

Nelson’s sax screeches and wails over Dahl’s distorted bass. Both make use of feedback and loops to add texture as well as multiple tracks. In particular, Dahl’s contributions could easily be mistaken for electric guitar, given their higher registers. Podgurski’s style runs Han-Bennink-meets-Balazs-Pandi, using percussion as a third lead instrument instead of a rhythmic device.

Rather than set forth lines or themes, Nelson, Dahl, and Podgurski provide layers of heavy atmospheres tempered by extended techniques, effects, and angular soloing. Ponderous, deliberate doom passages are interspersed with grinding and staggered drumming. The jazz elements are mostly hidden behind dirty physicality of Nelson’s contributions. Perhaps the most compelling parts of GRID are when Nelson and Dahl set forth dueling drones over Podgurski’s subtle, pseudo-random bashing.

If Mats Gustaffson and Keiji Haino played with Sunn O))), it probably would not be far from this. A dark, gritty set that explores the unexpected.

San Francisco Scene: February 3-10, 2017

Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, February 3

Fri 2/03 8:00 PM Zellerbach Hall [US Berkeley Berkeley]
Available Light, John Adams, composer, Lucinda Childs, choreographer, Frank O. Gehry, stage design More…

Saturday, February 4

Sat 2/04 12:00 AM KZSU Radio [90.1 FM http://kzsu.stanford.edu/live/%5D
KZSU Day of Noise

Sat 2/04 4:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Dear Everyone: A Book Party and Poetry/Music Performance

Sat 2/04 8:00 PM St John’s Episcopal Church [14 Lagunitas Rd Ross, CA 94957]
AGAVE BAROQUE: Music of J Chr Bach, Tunder, Pachelbel, Weckmann, Schein & others.
Agave Baroque is Aaron Westman, Natalie Carducci, violins; William Skeen, cello and viola da gamba; Kevin Cooper, guitar and theorbo; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ. 2/4/17, 8 pm, St John’s Episcopal, Ross, CA.

Sat 2/04 8:00 PM Artiszen Cultural Center / Presented by Jazz Remedy [337 Georgia Street / Vallejo, CA]
Kahil El’Zabar brings his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to the Bay Area, with Corey Wilkes (trumpet) and Alex Harding (baritone sax). Presented by Jazz Remedy.

Sat 2/04 8:00 PM Mercury 20 [475 25th St. Oakland, CA 94612]
Bischoff, Brown, and Perkis
Live Electronic Music
John Bischoff, Chris Brown, and Tim Perkis perform improvisations for their “TRANSIT” CD release concert.All three are long-time collaborators as members of The HUB, the pioneering computer network band. Free copy of the CD with admission.

Sunday, February 5

Sun 2/05 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo [72 Kensington Rd San Anselmo, CA 94960]
Echo Chamber Orchestra presents Romany Romance on February 5 in San Anselmo, CA.

Monday, February 6

Mon 2/06 7:30 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
From Chicago & NYC, Kahil El’Zabar & the New Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. Be Free tour. Kahil (multi-percussion & voice); Corey Wilkes (trumpet); Alex Harding (baritone saxophone).

Tuesday, February 7

Tue 2/07 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Kyle Bruckmann – New Electroacoustic Music for Oboe and English Horn.

Wednesday, February 8

Wed 2/08 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our February event at Canessa Gallery we’re excited to present electronic soundscapes from New York artist Laura Feathers, 8-bit avant chiptunes from Tammy Duplantis and epic fuzzed-out drones from Earth Jerks.

Wed 2/08 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Tempest: live A/V performance
Join us for Tempest, the live A/V project that associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt.

Thursday, February 9

Thu 2/09 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer with Wadada Leo Smith & Rudresh Mahanthappa
An Evening of duets

Thu 2/09 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8-10pm Transitions – A sound shifting relay series of short solo performances curated by Josh Martin
Monte Cimino (When Prophecy Fails/Concrete Walls/Getting Worse/Burial Tree)
Joshua Marshall (Life’s Blood Ensemble, Soloist, multiple ensembles)
Andre Custoidio (Nihl Communication/Say Bok Gwai/Thunderegg/MANY more)
TIm Sullivan (VOCO)
Alex Yeung (VOCO/Conquest For Death/Say Bok Gwai)
Josh Martin (VOCO)
Chris Sneeringer

Thu 2/09 8:00 PM Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Experience the thrilling improvisations of renowned cellist Okkyung Lee. Drawing from noise and extended techniques, jazz, Western classical, and Korean traditional and popular music, Lee’s intensely physical performances cross exhilarating new territories of sound.

Friday, February 10

Fri 2/10 7:30 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Vijay Iyer’s Open City & Blindspot with Teju Cole
This night is devoted to a pair of projects in collaboration with Nigerian-American poet and writer Teju Cole, who adds spoken word passages to Open City, Iyer’s large-group piece inspired by Cole’s award-winning 2012 novel, as well as Blindspot, their incisive new multimedia work.

Fri 2/10 8:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612]
Jacob Wick: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: percussion
Owen Stewart-Robertson: guitar
Kanoko Nishi-Smith: koto
Sandy Gordon (NYC): percussion
Andrew Choate (LA): reading More…

Alternative Guitar Summit 2017 in New York, March 15

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

Source: National Sawdust.

Alternative Guitar Summit 2017: Guitars of Heaven, Guitars of Hell. Founded and produced by Joel Harrison and Life Force Arts, The “Summit” is a yearly gathering of some of the most creative guitarists on earth.

Dither Guitar Quartet Plays Fred Frith

Steve Mackey (Gtr) and Jason Treuting (perc.): excerpts from the guitar opera “Orpheus Unsung.”

The debut of The Resophonic Guitar Orchestra led by Joel Harrison, with Elliot Sharp, Brandon Ross, Dave Tronzo, Dither, and more. New music for multiple National Steel resophonic guitars in a piece entitled “Blind Willie Johnson Rising.”

Steven Bernstein’s “Blue Campfire” w/ Dave Tronzo, Steve Cardenas and special guest guitarist

We Need No Swords Reviews

Source: We Need No Swords.

We Need No Swords podcast episode 12: Wild Silence

Stapperton: Have Been Lasered/Towards The Distant

Calum Gunn: Clipe

Devon Folklore Tapes Volume V: Ornithology

Bir/Stapperton: LB_071

We Need No Swords podcast: episode 11

Oulu Space Jam Collective: EP1

D’incise: Appalachian Anatolia (14th century) performed by Cristian Alvear

Jazz in NYC This Week 

McCoy Tyner in 1973

Source: The New York Times.

KRIS DAVIS at the Stone (Feb. 7-12, 9 p.m.). Ms. Davis’s piano playing can seem to submerge you in its sound, though her style is more solid than liquid. Last year, the astonishing pianist released “Duopoly,” a collection of duets with a variety of improvisers. This week, starting on Wednesday, she’ll continue the project, engaging a different duo partner each night. (She opens the run on Tuesday with a trio performance.) Ms. Davis will be joined by the vocalist Jen Shyu, the bassist Michael Formanek, the guitarist Julian Lage, the drummer Johnathan Blake and finally the saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock. 212-473-0043, thestonenyc.com

MARIKA HUGHES at Barbès (Feb. 4, 6 p.m.). An ecumenical cellist and vocalist, Ms. Hughes ranges deftly into chamber music, indie rock, R&B and avant-garde improvising. She boasts a husky tone and a pensive touch on the cello, favoring wide arcs of melody that often allude to the blues. For this performance, Ms. Hughes revisits the repertoire from her 2011 album, “Afterlife Music Radio,” a solo cello recording on which she plays compositions written specifically for her by musician friends. The show begins her monthlong residency of Saturday-evening gigs at Barbès; the other weeks, Ms. Hughes will appear with small ensembles.
347-422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com

MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO at the Cutting Room (Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.). Last week the avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp released “Piano Song,” a trio recording that works as a panorama of his wide-ranging creative spirit. There are passages of off-kilter swing; crunchy backbeats; and spark plug, atonal improvising — all guided by Mr. Shipp’s gangly improvisational flow. Now 56, he says that “Piano Song” will be his last studio album with his current label, Thirsty Ear, and this show is meant to commemorate the occasion. It features the personnel from the record: Michael Bisio on bass, and Newman Taylor Baker on drums. 212-691-1900, thecuttingroomnyc.com

McCOY TYNER at the Blue Note (Feb. 6-7, 8 and 10:30 p.m.). One of the most influential living jazz pianists, Mr. Tyner, 78, emerged from Philadelphia in the early 1960s as a charter member of the John Coltrane Quartet. With a darkly combustive left hand and open-ended chord voicings in the right, he helped to define the group’s classic sound while paving the way for the boundless abandon of Coltrane’s later period (if not its atonality). But Mr. Tyner’s legacy must also include his sensitive playing on ballads, and his strengths as a composer and bandleader. He appears here with the saxophonist Gary Bartz, the bassist Gerald Cannon and the drummer Francisco Mela.
212-475-8592, bluenote.net/newyork