A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

Diego Lozano ~ Scopes
Jordan Hall ~ How to Listen to Machines: Songs for Violin and Noise
Ezekiel Honig ~ A Passage of Concrete
Stefan Wesolowski ~ Rite of the End
Steve Gibbs ~ Adrift
Shinya Sugimoto & Jeremy Young with Julia Kent ~ Total Fiction
Sound Meccano / Jura Laiva ~ Salty Wind And Inner Fire

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Bielawa, Clement, Lerdahl, Pärt Featured in NY

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt in Christchurch Ca...

Source: League of Composers/ISCM.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Season Finale: World and NY Premieres by Bielawa, Clement, Lerdahl, and Pärt

The League of Composers/ISCM — the nation’s oldest organization devoted to contemporary music — presents the Orchestra of the League of Composers performing a World Premiere by Sheree Clement, commissioned by the League/ISCM, a NY Premiere by Fred Lerdahl, and works by Rome Prize winner Lisa Bielawa and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The program, taking place at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, will be conducted by Orchestra of the League of Composers music director Louis Karchin and David Fulmer, and will feature pianist Andrew Armstrong as soloist.

Avro Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Sheree Clement: Stories I Cannot Tell You (World Premiere, commissioned by the League/ISCM)
Lisa Bielawa: Start (Piano Concerto)
Andrew Armstrong, soloist
Fred Lerdahl: Time and Again NY Premiere

Miller Theatre at Columbia University:
2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Tickets will be available at the door or online and can be purchased for $25 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
The Orchestra of the League of Composers
Louis Karchin, music director
David Fulmer, conductor
Andrew Armstrong, piano

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2017 – Tonight in Philadelphia

Jamaaladeen Tacuma DiPinto Mach IV Bass

Source: Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2017.

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2017 – April 30, 2017

Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma is pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival for the third year in a row, a celebration of creative, progressive improvised music. The concert takes place on International Jazz Day, Sunday April 30, 2017 from 7pm – 11pm at The International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA . Admission is $25 for Adults and $15 for students with I.D. Abu Juiceman catering Organic Soul Food. Doors Open at 6pm.

Lineup: David Murray, Kahil EL Zabar, Craig Harris, Chuck Hammer, Jamie Saft, Nick Millevoi Quartet – Matt Engle, Brian Marsella, Harriet Tubman – JT Lewis, Brandon Ross, Melvin Gibbs, Keir Neuringer, Yoichi Uzeki, David Fishkin, Moshe Black, Asimina Chremos, Brad Forbes, Tim Hutson, iNFiNiEN- Jordan Berger, Tom Cullen, Chrissie Loftus, Matt Hollenberg

The Cornelia Street Cafe in May

Mark Helias at Cornelia street cafe Pnoto: Cla...

Source: New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

Thursday, May 04 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
SARA SERPA TRIO
Sara Serpa, voice; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor, soprano sax; Erik Friedlander, cello

Wednesday, May 10 – 8:00PM
QUINSIN NACHOFF’S ETHEREAL TRIO CD RELEASE
Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax; Mark Helias, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Saturday, May 13 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
DAN WEISS TRIO
Dan Weiss, drums; Jacob Sacks, piano; Ben Street, bass

Sunday, May 21 – 8:30PM
JANE IRA BLOOM TRIO
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax; Mark Helias, bass; Bobby Previte, drums

Sunday, May 28 – 8:30 & 10:00pm
MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING, CD RELEASE: LOAFER’S HOLLOW
Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliott, bass; Kevin Shea, drums

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 10/2017

William Parker

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Aloya
Le Vanneau Huppé: Collectif Spatule

Jan Nijdam
Bij DE Dieren Thuis: Jan Nijdam Kwartet

Wig
Trandans: Ig Henneman, Vla/ Ab Baars, Ts, Sl, Shakuhachi

Jeff Platz
Neu Kabal: Jeff Platz, G/ Daniel Carter, Sax, Cl, FL, Tpt/ Dmitry Ishenko, B/ Dalius Naujokaitis, Dr

Leo
Titan: Ivo Perelman, Ts/ Matt Shipp, P/ William Parker, B

Dione: Ivo Perelman, Ts/ Matt Shipp, P/andrew Cyrille, Dr

Iluso
Synaptic Self: Josh Sinton, Bari Sax, Bcl/ Alvaro Domene, G/ Mike Caratti, Dr

Extremophine: Dominic Lash Quartet

Casco
Lost in Labyrinth: Strings5

Jacc
House Full of Colors: Staub 4tet

Slam
Ships and Shepherds: Alex Maguire, P/ Nikolas Skordas, Saxes, Gaida

Neither Nor
My Tongue Crumbles After: Sean Ali, Bass

Cath Roberts
Shapeshifters: Sloth Racket

14 Years of Avant Music News

Once again, I have to step back and consider how much this site has grown since I launched it on this day in 2003. We have published over 675 album and concert reviews and 45 interviews, not to mention nearly 25,000 total articles. I estimate that we’ve recommended 2,000 or so albums in our AMN Picks of the Week series.

Of course, what keeps us coming back is our audience, which has continued to increase each year. Thanks to all of you for your attention in a world that is overrun with media, and thanks for your appreciation of avant / creative / weird music.