Chicago Scene: March 4-11, 2017

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, March 4th 2017

7:00PM at Space Oddities, 1007 N California, 773.697.4439 ($10-$5 donation)
Reid Karris
Alexander Adams
Eric Newmiller

Sunday, March 5th 2017

7:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy

Monday, March 6th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Ned Rothenberg Solo

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Wei Zhongle
Lovely Little Girls

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Ned Rothenberg, Hamid Drake, Joshua Abrams — Record release

Thursday, March 9th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

Friday, March 10th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble with Junius Paul, Isaiah Spencer, special guest Vijay Iyer — CD release of Transient Takes

Saturday, March 11th 2017

6:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($12) (wheelchair-accessible)
Spektral Quartet — Morton Feldman String Quartet No 2

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Sergei Tcherepnin

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble with Junius Paul, Isaiah Spencer, special guest Vijay Iyer — CD release of Transient Takes

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Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword.

Szilárd Mezei Septet

Samo Salamon & Stefano Battaglia

Dre Hocevar
Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder

Girotto/De Mattia/Cesseli/Kaučic
Il Sogno Di Una Cosa

Kača, Sraka in Lev Quintet
The Labour Suite

Live in Texas

Dog Leg Dilemma
Not This Time

Les Indignés

Sensations of Tone

Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton
Deep Memory

In Print
Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s
By Michael C. Heller (University of California Press)

Heenan/Pultz Maybe/Windfeld


Sophie Agnel/Daunik Lazro
Marguerite d’Or Pâle

Extended Techniques NYC Calendar of March 2017 

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Source: Extended Techniques.

FRIDAY, March 3-12
Aging Magician, an opera by Paola Prestini
VENUE: New Victory Theater
ADMISSION: $16–$38

SUNDAY, March 5
7 PM Berlin Bülbül
David Rotherberg (reeds; NYC), Korhan Erel (electronics, Berlin)
VENUE: Spectrum

SUNDAY, March 5
6 PM: Musique Libre Femmes Quartet
Cheryl Pyle / Jamie Baum / Claire Daly / Claire De Brunner
2 flutes, baritone sax and bassoon
Celebrating March, Women in Jazz month
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

TUESDAY, March 7
7:30 PM Ensemble Connect
Varèse Octandre for Flute, Winds, and Brass
Bartók String Quartet No. 4
Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor
VENUE: Carnegie Hall, Paul Hall
ADMISSION: check with the venue

TUESDAY, March 7
9 PM Tim Berne, saxophone; Matt Mitchell, piano; Dan Weiss, drums
VENUE: Korzo

SUNDAY, March 12
8:30 PM Outright!
Tim Hagans (trumpet) Jon Irabagon (saxophone) Uri Caine (piano) Michael Formanek (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

March 12, 19, 26
Feldman Festivals, Part I, II, III
Tania Chen plays For Bunita Marcus
Jed Distler plays Triadic Memories
Nils Vigeland plays Palais de Mari and Piano
VENUE: Spectrum

THURSDAY, March 16
8:30 PM Quintet: “Udentity”
Denman Maroney (piano) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ned Rothenberg (reeds) Reuben Radding (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, March 16
7:30 PM Sound It Out concert series
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano + Mary Halvorson, guitar & Mark Feldman, violin
VENUE: Greenwich House Music School
Tickets: $18 -$20

THURSDAY, March 16
8 PM Interpretations: David Behrman: “Unexpected Places” // Gisburg Sings With Michel Foucault & Friedrich Nietzsche
Vocalist Gisburg presents a musical visual theater for vocals and live band based on Michel Foucault’s “History Of Madness” as well as works by Friedrich Nietzsche. David Behrman presents Unexpected Places: new and older reworked pieces, and some re-emerging from the quarries of the 20th century.
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/$25

SATURDAY, March 18
8 PM Morton Feldman // Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
Karl Larson (piano), Josie Davis (violin), Kate Outterbridge (viola), and Zan Berry (cello) perform Morton Feldman’s final work – Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello at
VENUE: Scholes Street Studio
ADMISSION: $15/$10

TUESDAY, March 21
10:30 PM Tim Berne, saxophone Hank Roberts cello
VENUE: korzo

7:30 PM BAC Salon: Biber + Nancarrow
Biber: Sonata Representativa
Nancarrow/Willey: Study for Player Piano No. 7
Biber: Sonata III (from 8 Sonatas published in 1681)
Nancarrow/Willey: Studies for Player Piano Nos. 2b, 6 and 21
Biber: Sonata V (from 8 Sonatas published in 1681)
VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center

THURSDAY, March 23
8 PM Curated by Meredith Monk: Ellen Fisher: Time Don’t Stop for Nobody
Ellen Fisher – Performer
Pablo Vela – Performer
Mina Nishimura – Performer
Leo Garcia – Performer
ADMISSION: $15/$25

THURSDAY, March 30
7:30 PM Three Generations: John Adams and Terry Riley
Performers: Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman, Conductor
John Adams, Shaker Loops
Terry Riley In C (original version)
Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich and John Adams
VENUE: Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $64 – $76

THURSDAY, March 30
Trio M: Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, and Matt Wilson
pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Matt Wilso
VENUE: Lincoln Center (Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola)