AMN Picks of the Week: John Zorn / Keir Neuringer and Matthew Wright / Sloth Racket / Cuong Vu 4tet

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

John Zorn – The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons (2015)
Keir Neuringer and Matthew Wright – Speak Cities (2017
Sloth Racket – Shapeshifters (2017)
Cuong Vu 4tet – Ballet (2017)

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Ingrid Laubrock, Jazz saxophonist; Pi...

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Lisa Mezzacappa – AvantNoir (Clean Feed, 2017) ***½
Eivind Opsvik – Overseas V (Royal Label, 2017) ****½
Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock and Cory Smythe – Planktonic Finales (Intakt, 2017) *****
Illegal Crowns – s/t (Rouge Arts, 2016) ****
Jean-Brice Godet – Lignes De Crêtes (Clean Feed, 2017) ***½
Evan Parker, John Edwards, Steve Noble – PEN (Dropa Disc, 2017) ****

Site Sound Lectures and Performances in NY

Source: Clocktower

Site : Sound is a series of intimate site-specific lectures, sonic-spatial interventions, and performances celebrating the pliancy and tactility of acoustic experience. Taking place across three boroughs of New York City from April 23 to June 25, 2017, twelve contemporary sound artists, composers, and instrumentalists invite the public to channel their curiosity and join in an exploration of the auditory sense.


Site-Specific Lectures
4/23 – Lecture No.1 – Daniel Neuman @ OUTPUT
5/21 – Lecture No.2 – Anne Guthrie @ Arup Soundlab
6/14 – Lecture No.3 – Lori Napoleon (Antenes) @ Cooper Union Anechoic Chamber

Bunker Concerts
5/13 – Sonic Happening – Julia Santoli, Sarah Hennies, and Marilu Donovan @ Fort Tilden Bunker
Site : Sound
6/25 – Exhibition and Showcase – Brass, Stine Motland, Lea Bertucci, Eli Keszler, Ashcan Orchestra @ Knockdown