A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

Christoph Berg | Henning Schmiedt ~ Bei
Wataru Sato ~ midnight solitude
Oiseaux-Tempête ~ AL-‘AN ! الآن
Stephan Mathieu ~ RADIANCE X: HER DARK GAZE DROWNED IN LIGHT
Gianluca Favaron ~ Blank Spaces (I Don’t Want To Be Happy)
The Inward Circles ~ And Right Lines Limit and Close All Bodies
Olivier Alary ~ Fiction/Non-Fiction
A certain sadness permeates Olivier Alary‘s works for film, many

Glass @ 80 In NY Reviewed

Philip Glass in the WNYC studios on December 1...

Source: All About Jazz.

On their own, National Sawdust and World Music Institute are two smartly run non-profit cultural organizations that produce wonderful programming for smart, loyal audiences. Together, the two can be dynamic co-conspirators in the effort to stage the kind of riveting, genre-bending artistic expression that can transcend borders and begin to salve the collective wounds inflicted by our sorry times. Such was the case in December when National Sawdust and World Music Institute joined forces to co-present a wonderful Steve Reich birth-year celebration. And such was the case again March 12 with “Glass @ 80,” a deeply moving evening of talk and music to honor Philip Glass’ eighty productive years on the planet.

Margaret Leng Tan to Appear at SUNY Cortland

Source: SUNY Cortland

Members of the SUNY Cortland community will have a rare opportunity April 28 as internationally renowned pianist Margaret Leng Tan returns to campus with a free preview of her upcoming performance at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Tan, an avant-garde musical experimenter known as “the sorceress of the piano” due to her ability to produce unique and memorable sounds from the instrument, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater. The concert is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events at New York’s ISSUE Project Room

Source: ISSUE Project Room.

QUANTUM NATIVES: GRACE NEXUS (BROOD MA, YEARNING KRU, ROSEN)
Sat 15 Apr, 2017, 7pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
For his first project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. organizes the US premiere of Quantum Natives’ expansive sonic universe. Established in 2013 as an online world-building platform, the international collective focuses on digital music and visual art.

BYRON WESTBROOK: INTERVAL/HABITAT 22 BOERUM WITH PERFORMANCES FROM MADELINE HOLLANDER AND CHARITY COLEMAN
Sat 22 Apr, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Byron Westbrook opens his 2017 residency with an iteration of Interval/Habitat — a technique for site-specific intervention within a social environment. The piece plays a looping sequence of light and sound “scenes” that impose a time-based narrative over all activity within the space.

ENDE TYMES VII OPENING NIGHT: JOE COLLEY / JENNY GRÄF / TRNSGNDR/VHS / DENIS ROLLET & FRANCISCO MEIRINO
Thu 27 Apr, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE co-­presents the opening performance of Ende Tymes VII on Thursday, April 27th featuring performances from Joe Colley, Jenny Gräf, TRNSGNDR/VHS, and a duo between Denis Rollet and Francisco Meirino. The festival is well-known for balancing cutting-edge avant-garde music traditions and DIY gear manipulations.