Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

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Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

Fri 14 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Friday, July 14th, ISSUE and Harvestworks present composer and synthesis pioneer David Rosenboom and vocalist and sound artist Viv Corringham each premiering new pieces focused on approaching acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object.

Tue 18 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Tuesday, July 18, ISSUE and Harvestworks present Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe dedicating performances to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros, presented as a part of World Listening Day 2017. The evening features acoustician Paul Geluso’s 3D Sound Object speaker system.

Fri 21 Jul, 2017, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Laurel Halo presents new work from her singularly elusive new album Dust, deeply mediated by technology, media, and memory. Thomas Brinkmann also presents the premiere U.S. live staging of renowned 2000 album Klick. Producer/composer Derek Piotr opens with a live version of his 2016 record Drono.

Newsbits: Simon Charles and Martin Kay / Fractal Coltrane / Sun Ra Book / Ross Hammond 12-Hour Concert

Australia’s Avantwhatever presents Simon Charles & Ensemble, as well as Martin Kay, Wednesday, July 26 at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St. Brunswick.

An article discusses a recent video in which a fractal pattern of John Coltrane‘s Giant Steps is formed. The video is getting a lot of attention, though I believe that you could do this for any piece of music.

Jazz Right Now reviews Paul Youngquist’s book on Sun Ra.

Guitarist Ross Hammond is playing a 12-hour concert for the benefit of the Sacramento Food Bank. You can sponsor him here.

Seattle Scene: July 13-22, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot’s 2nd Century: Some’tet
Thu. July 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Earshot’s Jazz: the 2nd Century series continues. Vashon-based Some’tet’s music is both composed and improvised; the overall sound is mellow, almost West Coast cool with moments of intense invention, plus a dollop each of American primitivism, clusters of neo-bossa nova rhythms, and the occasional art song, augmented with a chunk of free jazz and outside music, and soulful vocals.

Blown Reunion
Fri. July 14, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

John Cage and Marcel Duchamp played chess on a specially-constructed board sending sounds every which way, rushes into a crack in the mountain and disappears. Yasi Pereira (Oakland) made a chessboard like that. Seattle intermedia artist Michael Swaine likes fans, Alissa Derubeis (Portland) likes music. Alan Turing wrote a chess-playing program. We will play it for you. Bring a box fan, get in free.

FHTAGN vs Driftwood Orchestra
Sat. July 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

FHTAGN and Driftwood Orchestra will position themselves on opposite sides of the room and perform simultaneous, overlapping sets, allowing the audience to be caught in the sonic crossfire as the two groups present different ways to manipulate modified pieces of wood. Local composers Noel Kennon and Nicholas Mackelprang will also be present new works.

THU. 7/20 – Earshot’s Jazz: the Second Century presents Ramen Trio

SAT. 7/22 – Nonsequitur presents Laraaji.

5049 Records Episode 122 – John McCowen 

Source: 5049 Records.

Originally from Carbondale, IL, clarinetist John McCowen who has been living and working in the Bay Area for the past few years. A student of Roscoe Mitchell, he has honing an extremely unique approach to the clarinet that is based in extended techniques, personal language, electroacoustic strategies and hard work. He plays in the band Wei Zhongle and has collaborated with many notable improvisers including Fred Frith, Tom Djll and Kyle Bruckman. John is a remarkable musician, from whom you will be hearing much more from in the coming years.