AMN Picks of the Week: Bubblemath / Kenoma / Gavin Prior / Chamber 4 / Olivia Block

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.

Bubblemath – Edit Peptide (2017)
Kenoma – The Tides Will Prevail (2017)
Gavin Prior – Always Summer Somewhere (2016)
Chamber 4 – City of Light (2017)
Olivia Block – Karren (2013)

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Robert Rich Interview

Source: Star’s End.

I feel as though I have known Robert Rich since the early 1980s, which is when I first heard his music. But we actually met, in person, in 1996, which is when Robert traveled east from his Bay-Area home to the Philadelphia region for a family memorial. I felt as though I had learned a lot by just listening to his music, but after socializing over a few beers, I found Robert to be a confident, learned and substantial person – who through easy, congenial chat presented me with one engaging new idea and thought after another. Our subsequent encounters were no less stimulating, and were added to through the ties of teamwork experienced while presenting his celebrated concert performances in Philadelphia at The Gatherings Concert Series.

As Robert Rich makes ready his Sleep Concert for this weekend, he took time to take part in this interview for our monthly Sound Out feature – which finds me asking him questions which have arisen out of our previous in-person encounters, as well as by his recently released music.

A Closer Listen Reviews

Source: A Closer Listen.

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Vol. 1 ~ Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree
Anthony Pateras ~ Blood Stretched Out
Various Artists ~ The Exquisite Corpse
Luca Nasciuti ~ Kishar
Celer ~ Another Blue Day
John Matthias and Jay Auborn ~ Race To Zero
Minco Eggersman ~ KAVKASIA
Stefano Guzzetti ~ Alone (night music for solo piano)

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

John Zorn (cropped version)

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Raoul Bjorkenheim Triad! Lindsey Horner Solo/Duo! Simon Nabatov Trio! Amina Baraka & Red Microphone with Ras Moshe! Scott Robinson & Aska Kaneko! Joseph Bowie & Oliver Lake! Louis Hayes Sextet with Charles Tolliver & Gary Bartz! Cal Massey Tribute to Coltrane!

Rob Mazurek/Mwata Bowden/Douglas Ewart! Marquis Hill/Jeff Parker Qt! Magic Malik/Jeb Bishop/Tyshawn Sorey! Plus Historic Recordings from: Linval Thompson! Alton Ellis! I-Roy! Flatt & Scruggs! More from Love Slave and More from Nimbus West!

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The Legend of Downtown Music Gallery on film! DMG turned 26 years this month! Check out our history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MAbS09Cv8M

THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, June 4th at Downtown Music Gallery:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / JAIMIE BRANCH / MICHAEL EVANS!
7pm: KALABALIK Returns: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / ANDERS NILSSON / GERALD CLEAVER!

Monday, June 5th at ZURCHER GALLERY (33 Bleecker St, east of Lafayette) Note New Time!
8pm: Debut Gig: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / JOE FONDA / GERALD CLEAVER New TRIO!

Sunday, June 11th:
6pm: ITALIAN SODA: CODY PUTNAM / MOLLY PEASE / MILLER WREN / JACOB RICHARDS – Bassoon /Voice / Upright Bass / Drums & Electronics!
7pm: ROBBIE LEE / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND – Woodwinds / Drums!

Sunday, June 18th:
6pm: KYLE MOTL & TREVOR DUNN – Bass Duo!
7pm: PAUL GIALLORENZO / JAIMIE BRANCH / ANTON HATWICH – Synth / Trumpet / Double Bass!

Monday, June 19th at THE STONE:
Bruce’s Birthday Celebration & Concert of Spiritual Jazz!
7pm: UNBROKEN: LOUIE BELOGENIS / SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ / KENNY WOLLESON!
8:30: FRANKLIN KIERMYER QUARTET Featuring: JOVAN ALEXANDRE – Tenor Sax / DAVIS WHITFIELD – Piano / OTTO GARDNER – Bass / FRANKLIN KIERMYER – Drums! July, 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Passing of John Coltrane – We Embrace his Spirit!

Sunday, June 25th:
6pm: THOMAS HEBERER / FRANK GRATKOWSKI – Euro Trumpet & Sax Duo
7pm: JOHN McCOWEN – Solo B-flat & ContraBass Clarinet

Sunday July 2nd:
6pm: VORKTIP TRIO: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / ELIJAH SHIFFER /
BRITT CIAMPA – Acoustic Bass / Sax / Drums!

Saturday, July 15th at DMG: Super Rare Solo Performance by:
6pm: HENRY KAISER – Solo Electric Guitar!

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This SUNDAY JUNE 4 AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM, NYC
FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION!

Paris Capital of the 19th Century / New York Capital of the 20th Century
John Zorn and Kenneth Goldsmith

all texts selected by Kenneth Goldsmith
read by Kenneth Goldsmith and Luisa Muhr
all compositions by John Zorn

performers listed below – THE PROGRAM

1145 – ANGELUS NOVUS (1993)
from the CD Angelus Novus
performed by the Callithumpian Consort conducted by Steven Drury

NOON – readings
BAGATELLES (2015)
Mark Feldman (violin) Chris Otto (violin)

readings
MERLIN (2016)
Peter Evans (trumpet)

readings
SHAPESHIFTER (2017)
Michael Nicolas (cello) Ches Smith (drums)

1PM readings
THE REMEDY OF FORTUNE (2015)
JACK QUARTET – Chris Otto (violin) Austin Wulliman (violin) John Pickford Richards (viola) Jay Campbell (cello)

readings
ZEITGEHÖFT (2013) – Chris Otto (violin) Jay Campbell (cello)

readings
DUO IMPROVISATION – John Zorn (saxophone) Ches Smith (drums)

2PM – readings
OUROBOROS (2014)
Michael Nicolas (cello) Jay Campbell (cello)

readings
CAGLIOSTRO (2016) – John Pickford Richards (viola) David Fulmer (viola)

readings
FREUD (2016)
Chris Otto (violin) Michael Nicolas (cello) Jay Campbell (cello)

3PM – readings
THE CLASSIC GUIDE TO STRATEGY
John Zorn (saxophone)

readings
BAGATELLES (2015)
Erik Friedlander (cello) Michael Nicolas (cello)

readings
KOL NIDRE (1996)
JACK QUARTET with David Fulmer (viola) Michael Nicolas (cello)

final reading – 4pm END

A L’ARME! Festival 2017 

English: Thurston Moore at the 2008 Brooklyn B...

Source: A L’ARME!. Another great looking festival, this one in Berlin this August.

MIEKO SUZUKI (JP/DE)
— DJ Sets (accompanying all acts all night long)

FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER (RASTER-MEDIA)
Live — EXP audio-visual performance

BRÖTZMANN/MOORE
Thurston Moore (US) — electric guitar
Caspar Brötzmann (DE) — electric guitar

ELEPHANT 9
Ståle Storløkken (NO) — hammond organ, analogue synths
Nicolai Eilertsen (NO) — electric bass
Torstein Lofthus (NO) — drums

KAJA DRAKSLER (SL/NL)
— Piano Solo

NEW ROOTS TRIO
Natalie Sandtorv (DK) — vocals, comp.
Zoe Efstathiou (DK) — prepared piano
Ole Mofjell (DK) — drums

DELL/BRECHT/LILLINGER/WESTERGAARD
Christian Lillinger (DE) — drums
Christopher Dell (DE) — vibraphone
Jonas Westergaard (DK/DE) — double-bass
Johannes Brecht (DE) — live-electronics

* Premiere
SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN V
Nate Wooley (US) — trumpet
C. Spencer Yeh (US) — violin
Samara Lubelski (US) — violin
Liz Allbee (US/DE) — electronics
Steve Heather (AU/DE) — vibraphone
Emilio Gordoa (DE) — vibraphone
Ryan Sawyer (US) — drums
Chris Corsano (US) — drums
Marc Unternährer (CH) — tuba
Per “Texas” Johansson (SE) — bass saxophone
Chris Heenan (DE) — contrabass clarinet
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (NO/DE) — trombone
Matthias Muche (DE) — trombone
Matthias Müller (DE) — trombone
Hilary Jeffrey (DE) — trombone
Lina Allemano (CA/DE) — trumpet
Nathan Plante (DE) — trumpet
Nils Ostendorf (DE) — trumpet
Damir Bacikin (DE) —trumpet

BRÖTZMANN/PUPILLO/BABEL
Caspar Brötzmann (DE) — electric guitar
Massimo Pupillo (IT) — electric bass
Alexandre Babel (CH/DE) — drums

At Candybomber Studio Vol. I“ (LP / DL auf Karlrecords) VÖ: 21.7.2017
MCPHEE/NILSSEN-LOVE
Joe McPhee (US) — reeds, pocket trumpet
Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) — drums

CORSANO/LEE/ABDELNOUR/MAYAS
Chris Corsano (US) — drums
Okkyung Lee (KR/US) — cello
Christine Abdelnour (FR) — alto saxophone
Magda Mayas (DE) — prepared piano

THURSTON MOORE GROUP
Thurston Moore (US) — electric guitar, vocals
Debbie Googe (UK) — electric bass
James Sedwards (UK) — electric guitar
Steve Shelley (US) — drums

KAJA DRAKSLER OCTET
Kaja Draksler (SL/NL) — piano
Laura Polence (LV/NL) — voice
Björk Níelsdóttir (IS/NL) — voice
Ada Rave (AR/NL) — reeds
Ab Baars (NL) — reeds
George Dumitriu (RO/NL) — violin & viola
Lennart Heyndels (BL/NL) — double-bass
Onno Govaert (NL) — drums

XENOFOX & JOKE LANZ
Olaf Rupp (DE) — electric guitar
Rudi Fischerlehner (DE) — drums
Joke Lanz (CH/DE) — turntables

THOMAS LEHN/MARCUS SCHMICKLER
Marcu Schmickler (DE) — computer
Thomas Lehn (DE/AT) — analogue synth

THE EX
Terrie „Ex“ Hessels (NL) — electric guitar
Andy Moor (UK/NL) — baritone guitar
Katherina Bornefeld (NL) — drums
Arnold de Boer (NL) — vocals, electric guitar

RASTER-MEDIA AFTER SHOW
BYETONE aka Olaf Bender (raster-media) — LIVE audio-visual performance
GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER (raster-media) — LIVE audio-visual performance
FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER (raster-media) — DJ Set
MIEKO SUZUKI (KooKoo) — DJ Set