AMN Picks of the Week: Vacuum Aeterna / Dave Douglas / Luca Nasciuti / Mumpbeak / Dreadnaught

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.

Vacuum Aeterna – Project: Darkscapes (2017)
Dave Douglas – The New National Anthem (2017)
Luca Nasciuti – Kishar (2017)
Mumpbeak – Tooth (2017)
Dreadnaught – Hard Chargin’ (2017)

Coming to Portland

Source: Portland’s Creative Music Guild.

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt
May 3rd, 2017
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth

Stevie Richards with Ken Ollis and Bill Athens
May 17, 2017 — 8pm (over by 10)
Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth

Elgar (Swiss Trio)
May 26, 2017 — 7pm
$7-15, sliding scale
Leaven Community Center

5049 Records Podcast: Episode 113 – Cooper-Moore


Source: 5049 Records.

Cooper-Moore is a legend of free music. Originally from Virginia, He has been living in New York City, on and off, since the 1970, working closely with artists such as David S. Ware, William Parker, Susie Ibarra and Chad Taylor. A true innovator, in addition to piano, he plays a variety of self invented and built instruments. Cooper-Moore is also an educator and has been a mentor to many of creative music’s most daring instrumentalists. This conversation took place this past March on a bitter cold day and I am delighted to be able to share it with you all.



May 1, 2017
Jean-Luc Guionnet Solo, Blank Forms
Jean-Luc Guionnet

April 29, 2017
Jaimie Branch, Erica Dicker, Reuben Radding, The Owl Music Parlor
Jaimie Branch Erica Dicker Reuben Radding

April 29, 2017
Hank Roberts Sextet, The Owl Music Parlor
Brian Drye Dana Lyn Mike McGinnis Hank Roberts Jacob Sacks Vinnie Sperrazza

April 29, 2017
Dave Rempis & Brandon Lopez, The Owl Music Parlor
Brandon Lopez Dave Rempis

April 27, 2017
Leila Bordreuil, Daniel Carter, Chris Corsano, Union Pool
Leila Bordreuil Daniel Carter Chris Corsano

April 27, 2017
Vampire Belt, Union Pool
Chris Corsano Bill Nace

April 27, 2017
Samara Lubelski & Bill Nace, Union Pool
Samara Lubelski Bill Nace

The Month in Weird: May’s Best Avant-Garde Concerts in NY

Alice Coltrane

Source: Observer.

First up, the monolith known as the Red Bull Music Academy actually started up in April, but the fest continues with a pair of must-see spectaculars this month.

On May 20 RBMA hosts the 10-year anniversary celebration of Sacred Bones, the boundary-crossing Brooklyn-based record label. The jaw-dropping lineup is as eclectic as the killer records Sacred Bones has been known to put out with current label trailblazers, alum and worshippers alike set to perform: Jenny Hval, Zola Jesus, Marissa Nadler, The Men, Psychic Ills, Uniform, Rose McDowall, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Edley ODowd featuring Blanck Mass and Moon Duo jamming with film director Jim Jarmusch are on tap to unleash its beautiful noise.

The following day, on May 21, RBMA righteously bows down at the altar of avant-garde jazz legend, Alice Coltrane, wife of John Coltrane. Dubbed “The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda,” there will be sunset and evening sets, the latter led by her saxophonist son Ravi Coltrane.

Mise-En Music Festival 2017, June 20-25 in NY

Source: Ensemble MISE-EN.

ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is proud to commence its fourth annual MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL, a six-day (June 20th – June 25th, 2017) New Music festival located in New York, NY

ENSEMBLE MISE-EN with Chartreuse Ensemble and the 2017 MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL Fellows, to be showcased in performance and workshops at venues local to Manhattan and Brooklyn, including:

German House, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, New York University, Scandinavia House, and the Taipei Cultural Center.

Tuesday, June 20th @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, 8:00 pm
678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Wednesday, June 21st @ German House, 6:00 pm
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, June 21st @ Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 9:00 pm
70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Thursday, June 22nd @ MISE-EN_Place Bushwick, 8:00 pm
678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Friday, June 23rd @ Scandinavia House, 8:00 pm
58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

Saturday, June 24th @ Taipei Cultural Center, 4:00 – 10:00 pm
1 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Workshop Presentation/Festival Finale/Reception
Sunday, June 25th @ New York University GSAS Music Department Room 220, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
24 Waverly Pl, New York, 10003