AMN Reviews: Northumbria – Markland (2017; Cyro Chamber)

Northumbria sounds as if it is a place from Game of Thrones, but it is actually an ancient English / Scottish Kingdom that was eventually incorporated into England proper. Northumbria the band consists of Canadian duo Jim Field and Dorian Williamson. Markland, their third full album, is thematically based on the Norse discovery of Canada. Geography and history aside, the music herein is a compelling slice of deep-space ambient spanning ten tracks of varied length.

The album is a live-in-the-studio improvised recording involving only guitars and bass. While the overall feel of the Markland would not be outside of the Lustmord / Steve Roach vein, the lack of keyboards and synthesizers sets this effort apart. Field and Williamson lay down long chords and drones, combining into shifting landscapes with rumbling undertones. Sustained notes evoke primordial forests, rocky hills, and unpopulated lands. Despite a familiar sound, the unusual instrumentation adds unexpected color to the mix.

Chicago Scene: March 18-24, 2017

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

Saturday, March 18th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)

Erik Friedlander’s Black Phebe, with Satoshi Takeishi, Shoko Nagai

Monday, March 20th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Chad Taylor Solo

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

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Nils Økland, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Håkon Mørch Stene, Mats Eilertsen

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

8:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Kneebody : Adam Benjamin, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, Ben Wendel, Nate Wood

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Kneebody : Adam Benjamin, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, Ben Wendel, Nate Wood

Friday, March 24th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Haptic : Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, Adam Sonderberg
Jason Stein Solo

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

English: ICP Orchestra - Han Bannink

Source: Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 19 MARCH 2017

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Line-up for March Mopomoso: 1. Kay Grant (vocals) Marcio Mattos (cello) Lawrence Casserley (electronics) 2. Alan Wilkinson (solo saxophones) 3. Viv Corringham (vocals) John…
Time: 2 – 6PM

HYMN & TOLERANCE MANOEUVRE
‘Experiments in Electronics’ double bill. Atmospheric, textural, haunting sounds and music. New bands from Norwich and London. hymn are a new trio from Norwich. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet &…
Time: 7.30 – 10PM

WED 22 MARCH 2017

HOLUB / DONIN + GUESTS
Mark Holub and Liran Donin, two of the key members of Led Bib, lead a night of improvised and new atmospheric music. Tonight they invite trumpeter Chris Batchelor, one…
Time: 8 – 11PM

MON 27 MARCH 2017

TOBIAS DELIUS/OLIE BRICE
The collaboration of Toby Delius, one of the stalwarts of the ICP Orchestra, but also a leading saxophonist of incredible breadth, with bassist Olie Brice, has developed to a high…
Time: 6.30 – 8PM

TUE 28 MARCH 2017

ICP ORCHESTRA – 1ST NIGHT OF 2
Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) take up a 2 night residency at the Vortex. The Instant Composers…
Time: 8 – 11PM

WED 29 MARCH 2017

ICP ORCHESTRA – 2ND NIGHT OF 2
Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) take up a 2 night residency at the Vortex. The Instant Composers…
Time: 8 – 11PM

Hans-Joachim Roedelius in Orlando, March 29th

Source: thecm5.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Timucua Arts Foundation and The Civic Minded 5 present
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Kluster/Cluster/Harmonia!)
Timucua white house
2000 S. Summerlin Ave, Orlando
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 concert
$20 admission, advance tickets here and at Park Ave CDs, all ages welcome

Hans-Joachim Roedelius, born in Berlin, Germany in 1934, has led a life that reads like a Teutonic Terry Gilliam script. Roedelius was a founding member of West Berlin’s avant garde music incubator – The Zodiak Free Arts Lab. Much like the Brian Eno self-description, many of the makers were “non-musicians,” counting Roedelius among that number as a member of the mutable Human Beings collective. Burgeoning German “Kosmische” legends such as Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schultze and Tangerine Dream worked in the blank canvas spirit that Zodiak encouraged. Joseph Beuys student/Tangerine Dream member Conrad Schnitzler moved laterally to join Roedelius and another non-musician, graphic designer Dieter Moebius, to form Kluster.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Author: Fender Joe

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Ned Rothenberg & Hamid Drake! William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio! Whit Dickey / Mat Maneri / Matthew Shipp! Elliott Sharp & Zeitkratzer! Alfred 23 Harth & Kazuhisa Uchihashi! Miles Okazaki / Craig Taborn / Anthony Tidd / Sean Rickman! Eivind Opsvik Overseas V: Tony Malaby / Jacob Sacks / Brandon Seabrook / Kenny Wolleson! Gary Lucas & Toni Dezso!

Amina Claudine Myers! Two from Philip Gibbs! Leah Paul with Chris Speed & Mark Feldman! Plus Archival Music from Spiritual Jazz 7! More Lovely Music Reissues! LP’s from Luc Ferrari! Painkiller (John Zorn/Bill Laswell/Mick Harris), AMM, Zeitkratzer! Albert Ayler & Octopus from ESP on cassette!?! And much more!

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The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays::

Sunday, March 19th:
6pm: JULIAN KIRSHNER / DAN FANDINO / SAM WEINBERG / GERRIT HATCHER
7pm: JEFF PLATZ / DMITRY ISHENKO / DALIUS NAUJOKAITIS

Sunday, March 26th Triple Header with:
6pm: NLH – Solo Guitar!
SEAN ALI – Solo Contrabass!
VLAD LUCHANSKY & DAVID GROLLMAN!

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017:
6pm: LEAP OF FAITH Return!
7pm: MOPPA ELLIOTT – Solo Bass
8pm: LEAP OF FAITH & MOPPA ELLIOTT

Sunday, April 9th:
6pm: GIANT DWARF: MARTIN PHILADELPHY & JEREMY CARLSTEDT!