Chicago Scene: July 22-28, 2017

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

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

Saturday, July 22nd 2017

7:00PM-12:00AM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($50/$65/$100)
ESS Summer Gala
Tortoise
Helen Gillet, Kim Alpert
TALsounds
Jeff Parker, Ben LaMar Gay, Tomeka Reid

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

6:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Many Weathers
Joshua Abrams Quartet with Mikel Avery, Ben LaMar Gay, Jason Stein

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Rooms Trio : Dan Pierson, Charlie Kirchen, Matt Carroll, with Ken Vandermark

Monday, July 24th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Curt Newton Solo
Ben LaMar Gay, Curt Newton

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

Thursday, July 27th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ryan Packard
Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Curt Newton

Friday, July 28th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Mike Reed‘s Flesh & Bone, with Greg Ward, Ben Lamar Gay, Tim Haldeman, Jason Stein, Marvin Tate, Jason Roebke, Kim Alpert
George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet with Pete Benson, Mike Schlick

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Dan Phillips, Bill Harris, Krzysztof Pabian, Jim Baker

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/

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Morton Subotnick’s Silver Apples of the Moon Performance Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

By now, we’re used to what are known as “historically informed performances” of early music, which seek to revive the instruments and styles that audiences in, say, the Baroque era would have known.

The most historically informed way to present Morton Subotnick’s “Silver Apples of the Moon,” a milestone work of electronic music from 1967, would be to play a pristine copy of its original LP recording on a top-notch stereo system for a small group of people. Mr. Subotnick conceived the work as a recording, though it was introduced at a downtown New York discothèque, where many in the crowd could not resist dancing when the music turned throbbing.

ESP-Disk to Release a Pair of Albums from Matthew Shipp

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp

Source: ESP-Disk’.

ESP-Disk’ is happy to announce that we have signed pianist/composer Matthew Shipp to a two-record deal, with both albums to come out in late January 2018: the solo piano Zero and Sonic Fiction with his quartet including Michael Bisio (bass), Whit Dickey (drums) and ESP label mate Mat Walerian (saxophones, clarinets, flutes). Shipp has played on Walerian’s first three albums, all on ESP.

Early in 2016 there was a spate of press about Mr. Shipp doing his last album for Thirsty Ear, Piano Song. Though a lot of those articles riffed on the idea that Shipp was slowing down his recording schedule or would even cease to enter the studio, he did state in these articles that he had some more work to do that would be released elsewhere, and we welcome him to ESP as a leader. ESP has recorded some of the greatest pianists of our time—Ran Blake, Paul Bley, Lowell Davidson, Burton Greene, Thollem McDonas, Sun Ra, John Hicks, Dave Burrell, Stanley Cowell, Bud Powell, and more—and Shipp extends that tradition for us.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with
These below Sets Here at DMG Every Sunday at 6pm – FREE Admission:

Sunday, July 23rd:
6pm: BILLY MINTZ QUINTET: TONY MALABY/JOHN GROSS/ROBERTA PIKET/HILLIARD GREENE!
7pm: MAT MANERI & TANYA KALMANOVITCH – LP Release Set!

Sunday, July 30th:
6pm: PABLO DIAZ and PAULA SHOCRON – From the Argentinian Underground – New CD on HATology!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN – Solo Tuba

Sunday, August 6th:
6pm: PAPER BALLS DUO: DAVID GROLLMAN / JEFF BARSKY!

Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & MUSIC NOW!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy