Newsbits: Olivia Block / Stockhausen / Ras Moshe / Jaimie Branch / Hear in Now /William Parker

Olivia Block performs tonight in Minneapolis.

A 14-hour Stockhausen piece will be performed in Philadelphia next April.

Jazz Right Now reviews albums from Ras Moshe, Paula Shocron, and Pablo Diaz, Jaimie Branch, and Hear in Now.

Stereophile reviews William Parker’s latest pair of recordings.

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Is It Jazz? Improvisation? Tyshawn Sorey Is Obliterating the Lines 

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: The New York Times. Sorey is interviewed about his latest album.

“I never listen to music passively,” the musician and composer Tyshawn Sorey said recently, nestled in an easy chair at his home studio here. “No matter what it is — if it’s dance music, or if it’s Tibetan ritual, or if it’s noise.” He seemed to be implying that the philosophy flows in both directions: His own music won’t accommodate your preconceptions, so it demands full engagement.

Mr. Sorey, 37, who is about to release his sixth album, is a preternaturally talented multi-instrumentalist who has built a career in the territory between standard definitions. In some circles, he’s thought of as a jazz drummer; in others, he fits in more as an avant-garde composer.

AMN Picks of the Week: Cinchel / Ruairi O’Baoighill / Ross Feller / Scot Ray and Vicki Ray / Sophia Vastek

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.

Cinchel – Temporary Radiance (2017)
Ruairi O’Baoighill – The Faceless One (2014)
Ruairi O’Baoighill – Walpurgis (2012)
Ross Feller – X/Winds (2017)
Scot Ray and Vicki Ray – Yar (2017)
Sophia Vastek – Histories (2017)

Upcoming Chuck Bettis Performances in NY

Saturday, August 5th
at Holo (formerly known as The Sump)
1090 Wycoff Ave
Ridgewood, Queens 11385
http://h0l0.nyc

Snake Union (Dave Grant – modular synths / me – electronics)
http://www.snakeunion.bandcamp.com
+
Hellyn Teng & Sophie Lam
+
Atlantis Morrisey
(Jesse DeRosa & Dave Doyen from Tabs Out Podcast)
+
Mike Nigro & Mike Haley
(from Del, Tabs Out Podcast)
7:30pm
$8

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Monday, August 14th
at
Max Fish
120 Orchard St.
Manhattan 10002

Abasement presents:
Pika (Afrirampo) & Chuck Bettis duo (Pika – drums & voice, me – electronics + throat)
w/ others tba
8pm
$10

Thursday, August 17th
at
Footlight
465 Seneca Ave
Ridgewood, Queens 11385
http://www.thefootlightbar.nyc

Mossenek (Mick Barr – guitar, me – throat & electronics, Colin Marston – bass & electronics)
http://www.mossenek.bandcamp.com
+
Theologian
+
Nycterent
+
Opening Bell
8pm
$10
*rare public outing of Mossenek, catch us before we submerge to the depths once again.

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Saturday, August 19th
at Holo (formerly known as The Sump)
1090 Wycoff Ave
Ridgewood, Queens

GDFX
*rare solo modular synth set from the drummer of Liturgy
+
Pika (Afrirampo) & Chuck Bettis duo (Pika – drums & voice, me – electronics + throat)
+
Zaimph
8pm
$10

Vital Weekly Reviews 1092

Source: Vital Weekly.

EMPUSAE/KLANKDAL (split CD by Consouling Sounds/Wool-E Discs)
KLANKDAL – ALLE DAG AAN DIGGELEN (CD by Wool-E Discs) *
ONEIRICH – ‘S NACHTS (cassette by Wool-E Tapes) *
APONOGETON – AND IN THAT FIERCE AND ENDLESS NIGHT EVERY STAR BURNED TWICE AS BRIGHT…. (cassette by Wool-E Tapes) *
CORNELIUS CARDEW – WORKS 1960-70 (2CD by +3DB)
EL STROM – LONG TIME NO SEA (CD by Grrr)
STUDIO 12 (5LP compilation by Vinyl On Demand)
LIXIR – SUNSHINE (12″ by miNIMMAl movement) *
OPREA TIMPU – SMOOTH CALLING (12″ by miNIMMAl movement) *
[.QUE] – WONDERLAND (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
LIAM J HENNESSY – HELD (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
JAMES FREEMAN – ECHOES OF NATURE IV (CDR by Edgetone)
SLENDER LORIS – TWO PARTS HELIUM (CDR by Edgetone)
LES AMBASSADEURS DE LA MUSIQUE DOUCE (cassette by Tanuki Records)
RM FRANCIS – HYPERPLASTIC OTHER (cassette by Nada Records)
ANLA COURTIS – CONCEPT BONGO (cassette by Coherent States) *
THE NEW BLOCKADERS – ETUDES DE RIEN (cassette by Coherent States)
DEAD GUM – SMOKE/AN ALLY (cassette by Coherent States) *
GHONE / MODELBAU – ZAGTEL JAAR MILEIT / PULSE/PHASES (CDR by Coherent States) *
BHAAVITAAH BHUUTASTHAH – RUCKKOPPLUNG I (cassette by Robert & Leopold)
BEHIND YOU – THE GOODMORNING SESSIONS (cassette by Hxoi Kato Apo To Spiti)

Ahleuchatistas August Tour

Source: Ahleuchatistas.

AHLEUCHATISTAS
West Coast Tour August 2017

8/9 – Los Angeles CA @ Bootleg Theater
w/ Fell Runner, Booker Stardrum, Ben Boye
RSVP on FB

8/10 – Santa Ana CA @ Beatnik Bandito
w/ Hollow Ran
RSVP on FB

8/12 – Oakland CA @ Pro Arts
w/ IMA, Voicehandler
RSVP on FB

8/13 – Ashland OR @ Someone’s House

8/14 – Portland OR @ The Know
w/ Teton, U SCO
RSVP on FB

8/15 – Seattle WA @ The Sunset
w/ Zen Mother, Roy Rodgers
RSVP on FB

8/16 – Seattle WA @ Vermillion
Shane Parish solo, Ryan Oslance & Beth Fleenor duo
w/ James Falzone solo

8/17 – Bellingham WA @ Alt Library
w/ Kuvoza, The Sheen, Illogicians