Chicago Scene: July 1-9, 2017

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, July 1st 2017

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Hope Cries For Justice
Patricia Nicholson, William Parker, Hamid Drake — round table and performance

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

7:00PM at the New Heartland Café Bar, 7000 N Glenwood, 773.465.8005
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Matt Piet, Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy

Monday, July 3rd 2017

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
David Bernabo Solo
Jeb Bishop, Tim Stine, Jason Roebke

Sunday, July 9th 2017

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ikue Mori, Ken Vandermark
Ikue Mori, Tim Daisy, Phil Sudderberg

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Neuköllner Modelle
Sektion 3-7

John Butcher & Ståle Liavik Solberg
So beautiful, it starts to Rain

Urs Leimgruber/Roger Turner
The Spirit Guide

CVDG Project
Paradise

Earth Tongues
Ohio

Lisa Cay Miller
682/681

Extended Techniques NYC Calendar July 2017 

Source: Extended Techniques.

SATURDAY, July 1
Joe Morris/Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman
8:30 PM Joe Morris – Guitar, Sylvie Courvoisier – Piano
9:30 PM Joe Morris – guitar, Mark Feldman – violin
VENUE: Ibeam
ADMISSION: $15 Suggested Donation

FRIDAY, July 7
8:30 PM Peter Evans (trumpet), Tyshawn Sorey (piano/synthesizer), Tim Dahl (bass), Weasel Walter (drum set)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, July 8
8:30 PM John Zorn (alto sax), Tyshawn Sorey (drum set, percussion)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, Jul 12
6 PM Ornette: Made in America (1985)
True to the spirit of its subject, Shirley Clarke’s celebrated 1985 portrait of Ornette Coleman defies traditional documentary formats.
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/ornette-made-in-america-1985
VENUE: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (Lincoln Center)
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, July 13
7PM Tony Conrad: Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain Record Release
http://thekitchen.org/event/tony-conrad-ten-years-alive-on-the-infinite-plain-record-release
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: Free

THURSDAY July 13 and FRIDAY, July 14
7:30 PM & 9 PM William Parker / In Order To Survive
William Parker: bass, compositions
Hamid Drake: drums
Cooper-Moore: piano
Rob Brown: alto sax
https://tockify.com/fortunasung/detail/366/1499988600000
VENUE: ShapeShifter lab
ADMISSION: Cover charge, each set: $15- $20

FRIDAY, July 14
7 PM Henry Kaiser / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter Plane Crash Live
VENUE: Noise Workshop
ADMISSION: $15

FRIDAY, July 14
8PM David Rosenboom / Viv Corringham
Shattered Song, Shadow City by Viv Corringham and Nothingness is Unstable by David Rosenboom. Composed for Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object, a speaker system capable of reproducing complex directional sound radiation.
http://issueprojectroom.org/event/david-rosenboom-viv-corringham
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
ADMISSION: $20 – 15

SATURDAY, July 15
6 PM Henry Kaiser, solo electric guitar
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery
ADMISSION: Free

SUNDAY, July 16
Ornette: Chamber Music
Ensemble Signal
Works by Ornette Coleman
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/ornette-chamber-music
VENUE: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (Lincoln Center)
ADMISSION: $40

TUESDAY, July 18
8PM World Listening Day 2017: Listening To The Ground With Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood & Suzanne Thorpe
http://issueprojectroom.org/event/world-listening-day-2017-listening-ground-stephan-moore-scott-smallwood-suzanne-thorpe
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
ADMISSION: $15 – 12

THURSDAY, July 20 – SATURDAY, July 22
8:30 PM Morton Subotnick
Silver Apples of the Moon + Crowds and Power
http://www.lincolncenter.org/lc-festival/show/subotnick
VENUE: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
ADMISSION: $50

FRIDAY, July 21
8:30 PM Vadim Neselovskyi plays John Zorn: Vadim Neselovskyi (piano)
VENUE: The Stone at New School
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, July 22
8:30 PM Duos: Vadim Neselovskyi (piano) Sara Serpa (voice) Tammy Sheffer (voice) Dan Loomis (bass)
VENUE: The Stone at New School
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, July 26
7PM Stone Commissioning Series: Okkyung Lee The Idea of Red and Grey and Yellow
https://nationalsawdust.org/event/stone-commissioning-series-okkyung-lee/
VENUE: National Sawdust
ADMISSION: $18-28

WEDNESDAY, July 26
8:30 PM Cleric performs Masada Book 3: Book B’riah
Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Nick Shellenberger (voice, keys) Dan Kennedy (bass) Larry Kwartowitz (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, July 27
8:00 PM Marty Ehrlich
VENUE: The Stone at Russ and Daughters
ADMISSION: Free

FRIDAY, July 28
8:30 PM Ken Vandermark (reeds) Joe McPhee (reeds, brass)
VENUE: The Stone at New School
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, July 29
8:30 PM Ken Vandermark (reeds) C. Spencer Yeh (violin, voice, electronics)
VENUE: The Stone at New School
ADMISSION: $15

Tyshawn Sorey Defeats Preconceptions 

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: The New Yorker.

omething vital is happening at the boundary between classical music and jazz. The border has long been an active and porous one, going back to the days when Duke Ellington adopted symphonic forms and Maurice Ravel assimilated the blues. In the nineteen-fifties and sixties, what Gunther Schuller dubbed the Third Stream movement encompassed modernist compositions with jazz features and large-scale conceptions by the likes of Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman. Since the nineteen-seventies, John Zorn has been crisscrossing the divide in kinetic patterns. The striking thing about twenty-first-century explorations of this terrain is that they no longer require a name or a justification; rather, a growing community of creative musicians—from elders like Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith to younger exponents like Vijay Iyer and Sylvie Courvoisier—draw on classical and jazz elements as the occasion requires. They seek not so much a seamless fusion as the freedom to move around at will.

The composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey, a Newark native, who turns thirty-seven this month, is among the most formidable denizens of the in-between zone. He is currently in residence at the Stone (July 4-9), the Zorn-led venue that is in the process of moving from a cramped East Village space to roomier digs at the New School. In August, Sorey will release a trio album, called “Verisimilitude,” on the Pi label. And in the fall he will begin teaching at Wesleyan, taking Braxton’s place on the faculty. In the jazz world, he is best known for his asymmetrical, unpredictable, timbrally explosive drumming, which has given anarchic momentum to a number of Iyer’s ensemble pieces. Yet in the past couple of years he has also made his mark with imposing compositional statements: a song cycle paying tribute to Josephine Baker, which had its première at the 2016 Ojai Music Festival (and can be seen online), and a two-hour suite entitled “The Inner Spectrum of Variables,” a recording of which was released by Pi last year.

Ssetola di Maiale New Releases

Source: Setola di Maiale .

IN THE APARTMENT HOUSE
PHILIP CORNER (Philip Corner, Anton Lukoszevieze, John Lely, Apartment House)

S/T
ANJA KREYSING / ULRIKE LENTZ / VITTORIO GARIS

S/T
2X (Vito Maria Laforgia, Giuseppe Mariani)

+3 LINKS N° 2 (Perceptive Flow Approach To Music)
LUCIANO CARUSO (Luciano Caruso, Ivan Pilat, Alberto Collodel)

CORRESPONDANCES (THE NARRATIVE SESSIONS VOL. 1)
FEDERICO GERINI / MASSIMILIANO FURIA

Fluid Radio Reviews

Source: Fluid Radio.

Piiptsjilling – Fiif
Jürg Frey – Ephemeral Constructions
Mike Cooper – Raft
Ryoko Akama – Places and Pages
Bill Seaman – Erasures and Displacements
Matthew Atkins – Fifty Three Loops
Mark So – And Suddenly from all of This There Came Some Horrid Music
Analogue Dear – Stories We Tell Ourselves
James Murray – Floods Returned
Nat Evans – Coyoteways
Linda Catlin Smith – Drifter
Gonimoblast / Kinder Meccano